Los Angeles, CA2862 Home Repair Specialists near you

Where do you need the home repair specialist?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Los Angeles Home Repair Specialists

Browse these home repair services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Los Angeles.

Top Pro
ROOTER GUY & PLUMBING
4.9
from 206 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 260 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emma S.
Verified review

Bruce quickly responded to my request for a hot water heater repair, was at my house in under 60 mins on a Saturday. After an honest assessment that the whole heater needed to be replaced (my GE model was discontinued), Bruce was able to remove and install a new heater (with new valves, pipes, insulation, sediment trap) in under 4 hours. Very impressed, he’s definitely my new go-to guy!!

Top Pro
Allstar Rooter
4.8
from 210 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 319 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ninette L.
Verified review

Fast super fast response. Very detailed explanation of what exactly was found we were also provided video / visual of the issue. Originally thought there was just a blockage in the main line, after further inspection with camera it was found that main line needed to be replaced. This was done fast, professionally, and everything was cleaned up as new when they were finished. Detailed invoice received with pictures of project and detailed explanation of problem and repair. Repair included 25 year warranty. Would definitely use and recommend Manny and his company again.

Top Pro
Plumber
4.9
from 118 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob D.
Verified review

Excellent experience with Juan. He was very responsive, punctual, quickly diagnosed the issue (I had a leak in my sprinkler system), and provided me a fair quote for the work to repair. He repaired the same day. I'll be using him on all future plumbing jobs I have. I strongly recommend.

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Evangelia L.
Verified review

Javier was amazing! We will use him all the time for our repair needs. We had a washer and dryer on the fritz and he fixed both of them for a very very reasonable price. He is our new handyman for our home. So happy we found him. I recommend him to anyone!

Top Pro
House To Home
4.9
from 92 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim T.
Verified review

I'm very happy that I was connected with TJ and House to Home on Thumbtack. I recently bought a home and initially requested a quote for the installation of two new toilets. I then asked TJ about some additional work and we set up a few projects. TJ's prices are reasonable, his quality of work is excellent, he has a great attitude and he's extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of home repairs. He's helped me focus on items that need immediate attention because they affect the structure and integrity of the house and has also informed me about things to consider down the line. Things have gone so well that in addition to the toilets, he's installed a kitchen faucet, a cooktop and hood, which required extensive repairs of the venting, gas, and electric lines (former owner did a lot of shoddy stuff around the house). He's currently installing a new microwave above the wall oven and reframing the cabinet to accommodate it. The next project will involve some plumbing updates. TJ is in demand and has a busy schedule, but he's always very responsive, always shows up and leaves things cleaner than when he found them. He also goes above and beyond the call of duty when he sees a problem and fixes it just because. For example, he installed a new light fixture in the laundry room because the old one was an eyesore. Without hesitation, I highly recommend TJ for all of your home repair needs.

Elite Contractors Inc
4.6
from 78 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
Verified review

Elite Contractors Inc. were punctual, prepared and professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone. I had more then one repair done and they were fair and came in under budget. Thank you!

  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Samara S.
Verified review

I cannot say enough about how pleasant of an experience this was. Initially, we booked another handyman to repair our master bath shower. He turned out to be a jerk so at the last minute, with literally only a few days until family arrived out of town, I found Rodriguez Construction on Thumbtack. Jesus replied right away, he was easy to coordinate with, he was willing to accommodate our work schedules, and he showed up ready and able to complete our repairs. We even had some unexpected repairs that needed to be made that he was willing to help us with. Bottom line, the repairs were done and with great quality and all before our family arrived from Hawaii (Thank God!). Jesus will be our go-to guy for any and all handyman work. He is an honest guy who really just wants to help people out when they need help. Thank you Jesus!

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sheldon J.
Verified review

Juan was very knowledgeable, efficient and compleated the repair of a broken water line in a timely manner. I would recommend utilizing his services.

Top Pro
Mj Plumbing
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda A.
Verified review

Provided a quote and completed repairs same day. Great service.

Top Pro
AR Electric
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Alex did a great job, he was punctual, responsive in communication and did an excellent job repairing a hard to diagnose electrical issue with landscaping and exterior building electric. I will hire AR Electric again.

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cj S.
Verified review

Who would have thought an electrical repair could be a pleasant experience. I needed a ceiling fan replacement, and Eugene accompanied me to select the appropriate fan. He exhibited a professional demeanor and his charges were very reasonable. I will certainly use him in the future and happily refer him to family and friends.

Top Pro
Wired-4-Sound & Electric
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea S.
Verified review

Wired4Sound did an excellent job in assisting us to fix our out door pathway lights. They were professional and made sure we were happy with their work before they departed.

Top Pro
Electric
4.5
from 47 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rakel A.
Verified review

Hired Ruben to fix electrical problems we had with our breaker and previous outlet lines. He did a great job and really knew his electrical science. I really recommend Ruban!

  • 8 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle M.
Verified review

Quick response and took care of repair same day.

Top Pro
Tony Dang
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric E.
Verified review

He repaired a broken swing set

Top Pro
Handy Panda Home Services
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna L.
Verified review

This was my first experience with Thumbtack and Mark from Handy Panda Home Services made certain that it was a great one. I needed help with a kitchen drawer that remained broken at my house for about three months. Finding a good and responsive handyman who knew how to fix it was especially difficult and nagging my husband to fix it was even more so. Mark, however, was able to repair it in less than an hour. He contacted me promptly after I posted on Thumbtack, told me he knew exactly what the problem was, gave me an estimate that was honest and more than reasonable and immediately scheduled a day and time with me. Within hours of confirming when he would come and repair the drawer, he purchased the part that was needed and texted me the estimate invoice of the agreed upon price for his services. So when he arrived, I knew exactly what to expect and how much I would have to pay. I am currently working on a list of additional repairs around my house that I need help with as he is very knowledgeable and seems to really enjoy working on these projects and helping people.

Top Pro
Quality Tub Refinishing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dennis G.
Verified review

Repaired hole in rusted tub. He could not guarantee the repair because of the extensive rust. Repair is still intact 60 days later.

Top Pro
Down the Drain Plumbing
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike T.
Verified review

Jose was extremely responsive and nice. He was on time and took care of the plumbing issue.

Top Pro
PRO-MODEL CLEANING SERVICES
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nick G.
Verified review

This was, by far, the most professional and thorough house cleaning I’ve ever received. I’m not exaggerating when I say, they made our home look brand new again. The staff are friendly and professional, they were punctual, and their attention to detail was astounding. I would not hesitate to hire them again! Thank you so much for everything!

Top Pro
F.S. Electrical Solutions
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol D.
Verified review

Franco was great! I already hired him for more electrical repairs in my home. Very responsive, cleaned up after himself, price was excellent!

Top Pro
Mark Kent
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe P.
Verified review

Mr. Kent replied promptly to my request. We made an appointment and he showed up and within ten minutes and had repaired what I had tried for several hours to do. He had the knowledge and proper tools. His charge was perfectly acceptable and I will hire him again without qualification.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.