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East Palo Alto Handymen

Browse these handyman services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in East Palo Alto.

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Sergey's Handyman Service
4.9
from 443 reviews
  • 630 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paolo D.
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Very professional and hard working. Works very fast and gets the job done quickly. Confident and knowledgeable. Will look to hire Sergey as my go-to handyman. Thanks Sergey!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 461 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Devin B.
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Had great availability, and was happy to not only mount my TV, but a few extra handyman needs around the apartment, like hanging a shelf too!

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K&M Handyman Services
4.9
from 322 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 447 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ron S.
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K&M Handyman Services did a great job on a difficult plumbing situation. Kevin was polite, funny, and very professional. He worked diligently on the complicated problem. He kept me informed throughout his time working on the blockage. He explained clearly what was going on, and what was the next step and why. This was one of the best experiences that I have had with a professional in this industry. Not only did he do a great job, but was also very fair in his pricing. I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone who has a plumbing partner. He has my business, if I would ever have any plumbing problem again. Ron

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 299 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 376 hires on Thumbtack
Piluchi M.
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David did an excellent job repairing my broken fence gate. He did exactly how I wanted it to be. He also went above & beyond by putting an extra wood underneath so my dog would not be able to go through. I definitely would use him as my handyman in the future.

  • 6 years in business
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
Harry S.
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Great moving service, Sim and his team moved my one bedroom apt at very reasonable price. Highly recommend their moving and handyman service.

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Brian Cooper
5.0
from 203 reviews
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Savvy V.
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Best handyman I’ve ever worked with!

Do It Right Rodent Proofing
5.0
from 185 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline P.
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Amazing! Cruz exceeded all of our expectations and was a tremendous help in installing our office. He helped us with everything from installing glass whiteboards into brick to assembling cabinets. He work is impeccable and he understands how to do any job rigth the first time. Beyond his outstanding handyman and time management skills, it was a so enjoyble working with him. I will continue to utilizehis services on a regular bases with all of my design projects.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcos G.
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Chaojun was responsive to texts and communication, was flexible with dates and time, showed up on time and was courteous and professional. All of the work he completed superbly. I would definitely hire him again!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
CB H.
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Vyron was prompt, professional and cleaned up well upon finishing the home project for us. I would recommend to friends.

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elisa M.
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Glee was very responsive . He came and fixed the issue the same day I called. He was professional, explaining and showing what was wrong and what the solution will be. He also quoted the job and stayed within that quote. I absolutely recommend him and will likely use him again for a handyman issue

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ELECTRICAL & REPAIR
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike C.
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Electrician came in to solve our problem at unbelievable price. He was done in less than an hour. Very friendly, knows what he is doing, and professional. Could not ask for more.

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Marvelous Projects
4.8
from 61 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janice E.
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My husband and I had to renovate the home for AIRBNB and we had to get everything organize in a timely manner. Davis showed up promptly to help us clean the house and redo the rooms. He also went out of his way to assist us with prepping the living room. We totally recommend him for anyone who needs a reliable handyman.

Bill's Quality Tile & Marble
4.7
from 60 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha B.
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Overrange microwave installed quickly, thanks!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Narissa V.
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Milko did a fantastic job on painting the interior of our house. He provided everything that we needed, worked very carefully and efficiently got the job done in only a days. He was pleasant, responsive, on time, and very reliable - even coming back after a few weeks to do any follow on touch ups that we requested. I’d highly recommend for any paint work and consider for other jobs as well!

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Mauricio's Painting
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gayle M.
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Mauricio arrived on time and was very professional. he offered a fair quote. I have not yet hired a painter.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott B.
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Good communication, timely, smart and knew what he was doing. A great go-to handyman.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marc L.
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Great job. Nice guy. Multi-talented handyman. I've already lined Charles up for another job.

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Salamat
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lo J.
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Very Professional! We will use Salamat again for out electrical and handyman needs!

CXN Services
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Carmen A.
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Handyman was knowledgeable, clean, quiet, on time, and very professional. Appreciated work and has been doing a nice job. Trustworthy and a kind family man.

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Kai handyman
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Jeremiah did a great job installing safety netting in our balcony. I highly recommend his work.

Handyman J
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Herbert F.
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Fast worker. Friendly and reliable

Q & A

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How do you find a good handyman?

Finding a good handyman can change your life. Within days, the endless list of insurmountable tasks that were either out of your skill range or impossible to fit into your busy schedule can be completed. If you know you want help but aren’t sure how to hire the right pro, ask these questions to find the right fit:

  • What is your work experience? If you are putting in a tile backsplash, you want someone experienced with the task, not someone who generally does painting and junk removal.
  • How much do you charge? Handymen often charge hourly rates that vary based on the complexity of the task they’re hired to do, as well as flat rates for standard jobs. Be clear about what they’ll charge before you hire them.
    • On that note, discuss payment details. It’s wise not to pay all the money up front, especially for larger projects. You may be able to pay a deposit for materials and pay the remainder upon project completion.
  • How long will the job take you to complete? If the handyman is as busy as you are and a fence repair is going to take months, you should probably find another qualified handyman for the job.

Read client reviews and follow up with references to make sure you’re choosing the right handyman for your projects. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

What does a handyman do?

A handyman is a skilled laborer who provides basic home repairs. Anyone can call themselves a handyman, although most who do so are skilled with repairs and home projects. Reading reviews is a good way to determine their fitness for your job. The tasks a handyman can perform include assembling furniture, painting interiors and exteriors, repairing fences, repairing broken doors or replacing trim, hanging lights, hooking up appliances, and much more. Handymen may have flat fees for certain services, or charge an hourly rate. Handyman rates are often lower than those of a contractor, as they don’t have the same specialization. Some states have no limit on the work a handyman can perform, while others do. For example, California’s Building and Professions Code section 7048 (small operations) permits handymen to provide work similar to that of a contractor (floor installation, painting, etc.) provided the total cost of labor and materials does not exceed $500. A handyman is a great resource for minor home repairs at a lower cost than a licensed contractor, but for more complex projects, it pays to hire a specialized contractor. Fore more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

The national average rate for handyman jobs is $90-$160. A handyman performs general maintenance and repairs for residential and commercial properties. A handyman may charge a flat fee for standard services that take a predictable amount of time, such as installing a new appliance, as well as an hourly rate for larger projects such as digging out and replacing a rotted fence post. A cost-saving strategy when hiring a handyman is to bundle all the tasks you want them to do into one visit to make the most of any minimum service fee. Hourly rates for a handyman can average $50-$100 per hour. Pricing will depend on skill and experience required for the job, as well as regional labor rates. Here are a few examples of average handyman flat rates.

  • Attic ladder replacement: $150.
  • Toilet replacement: $75.
  • Ceiling fan and light fixtures: $75.
  • Faucet replacement: $125.
  • Garbage disposal: $75.

Can a handyman do plumbing?

In some states, a handyman can provide plumbing services, but it may be in your best interest to call a plumber, particularly for issues more major than unclogging a drain or attaching a new sink. Hiring a plumber is important because mishandling your water and gas lines has the potential to do great damage to your home, your family’s health, or even the safety of your neighborhood. A handyman is not legally required to have any training or licensing in plumbing matters, while a licensed plumber has undergone years of education and on-the-job training. In some cases, homeowners insurance won’t cover damage caused by plumbing repair done by an unlicensed handyman.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, most plumbers learn their trade through a four- or five-year apprenticeship with 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training. They also receive classroom education including “safety, local plumbing codes and regulations, and blueprint reading. They also study mathematics, applied physics, and chemistry. After completing an apprenticeship program, plumbers … are considered to be journey workers, qualifying them to perform duties on their own,” according to the DOL. Licensed plumbers should do continuing education to keep abreast of safety and technology changes. Poor plumbing can lead to sewage backups, a flooded home or even natural gas leaks, so it’s best to leave it in the hands of a specialized professional.

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