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Oakland Home Repair Specialists

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

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Sergey's Handyman Service
4.9
from 450 reviews
  • 635 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison S.
Verified review

Sergey couldn't fix my issue but he was really nice, seemed very competent and didn't charge me for the job since the repair wasn't complete. It was a tough repair so I'd still hire Sergey for other projects.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 478 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John H.
Verified review

Great job by Steve tonight with an array of pictures to hang in our home! Even got an assist from our 4 year old, and was fun and willing to play along!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 401 hires on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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Harp and his team did an excellent job! "I was very impressed with this company from start to finish. They communicated professionally throughout the duration of the project, etc." I can see why they have a high rating. I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a tv and projector mounting, dry wall repair and general house repair, top quality job for a very fair price.

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 184 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Celine C.
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Jose did excellent work, and for by far the best price! I got two other quotes to replace my garbage disposal + p trap pipes, and Jose's price was half that of the others. He's an honest guy - unlike the other plumbers, he didn't overcharge me for the parts (he even showed me the original receipt). On top of all of that, he was responsive to my messages, showed up right on time and was very professional. He answered all of my questions, and even taught me how to reset/repair the garbage disposal for the future. No doubt I'll be using him for all of my future plumbing needs.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 248 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
M. M.
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Fast response to come out and review a non urgent repair (slow leaking pipe). Very easy to schedule using the app and showed up on time. Booked a few weeks later to do the repair. Nice work and would call again for other repairs.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Claudia F.
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He was very fast, punctual and polite. Seemed to know what he was doing. We will see how long the repair lasts!

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Beta electric (Aria)
4.9
from 89 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark D.
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Ali did a fantastic job for us. He replaced an ancient failed bathroom exhaust fan skillfully and quickly. Moreover, he very meticulously protected the surrounding areas with his own drop cloths and even removed his shoes. He cleaned up after the job as well. When needed repairs were needed to improve the new fan performance he made the with clear expertise and experience. Finally, his pricing is very fair and above board. We are very happy with Ali's work and will gladly hire him in the future.

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DS Locksmith SF
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tyson N.
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Daniel did some repair diagnoses and work on the old locks on our victorian doors. He was fast and easy to deal with. Thanks!

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peeyush R.
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Toby was great. He arrived on time, reviewed the set of problems, gave immediate quotes and also suggested which services of his are more expensive than choosing a different solution or doing simple things myself. In the end he did all changes I asked for very professionally and visited me twice with only seeking payment for the one time did do some repair work.

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Kenny Chau
5.0
from 68 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan H.
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He was professional. Confirmed that nothing was wrong with my electrical So now I know that I need to find an appliance repair/installer.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Candace M.
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Easy to work with, quiet, can do anything. We had him paint, drywall, electrical, plumbing and repair brick work. Reasonable rates.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing
4.3
from 52 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Jen G.
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This is a company, not an independent plumber. I wish there was a way to distinguish between the two. One of the company's schedulers told me the wrong time on the phone, saying someone would be out at 9am the following day, and not mentioning a 2-hour window. I had rearranged my work schedule to be there for the appointment. I called at about 9:15 to see where they were, at which point they told me that the plumber would be there between 10:00-12:00. Luckily, they were able to send a different plumber out, so it ended up being about 1.5 hours later than I had planned. I think maybe the plumber they sent was a bit new; when doing the estimate to replace a broken tub faucet, he had to call someone else to come over. When they give you an estimate, they are supposed to stick to that price, even if they end up spending more time. The guy ended up spending probably a LOT more time than he'd planned, because the two recommended we replace the entire shower set, not just the faucet. But they did not give me a new or different estimate for that work (their mistake!). When we got the bill at the end of the day, it was more than double the estimate. We ended up compromising, because even though it was his mistake in estimating, he did spend the whole day, and was very nice. The plumber did a good job with the actual repair, and left the place clean when he left. Three stars on the scheduling and estimating, five on the work itself; average of four. I would hire this company again.

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Salamat.Co
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine N.
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Salamat went above and beyond! He installed window hardware and drapes for me. He really took the time to discuss with me the best height and position. I was reusing old window hardware (that I love!) and my hardware store didn’t have black screws - I was planning on going over them after installation with black nail polish, but Salamat had black screws in his kit! We also discovered that one of my finials was broken, and he figured out a way to repair it so it could still be used. I can’t say enough about how positive my experience was. I will definitely hire him again!

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GEM Construction LLC
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hamid Z.
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Perfect, Ganzo repaired a toilet for us in Danville, He was professional, on time and did the job within the budget, Highly recommended !

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K Electric
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean G.
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Fast response, flexible on scheduling, prompt arrival, good explanation of repair options and rationale, and overall pleasant guy. He fixed an outlet that had fried. Highly recommend.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandi Q.
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Howard is a true gem. His communication is excellent and he was able to make a repair job in SF painless, and since I live in another state, it was so nice being able to trust Howard to take care of everything without me being there. I will definitely hire Howard again.

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Juan madueno
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex C.
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Juan was excellent, he completed the project ahead of schedule. Juan will clean after himself each day. He left everything nice and clean, and Juan made sure everything was placed back on its original location. He covered all our furniture, floors, marble counter tops and outlets. Juan even perform additional work he suggested at no additional cost to ensure the work was done properly and most importantly that we felt satisfied. My family and I love the end result. We are extremely happy to have hired Juan to paint the interior of our home’s kitchen/living-room, master bedroom, and hallway. Our places looks amazing!. As a result of his honest work, craftsmanship and professionalism we have now scheduled Juan to paint the exterior of our home. Plus referred him to our family members and dear friends.

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American Rooter
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dakota K.
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Marvin repaired our water heater after our basement was flooded. He was prompt in responding with a reasonable estimate and explained the repair options upfront with the anticipated cost for each option. He was friendly and professional and completed the repair in a timely manner. We would absolutely reach out to him for future plumbing needs.

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Garcia Property Care
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick B.
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Ivan Garcia Property Care did a fine job with the drywall repair we needed after kitchen demo and at a very reasonable price. I would hire him again.

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Dom’s Plumbing
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy S.
Verified review

The most professional and knowledgeable plumber I’ve ever hired! Dom came over to install a simple water heater, what happened next was out of the playbooks. The pipes burst, the tubing was incorrect, and Dom handled it like a true pro and stayed here for hours on a Saturday. One of the most amazing human beings I’ve met in a very long time, if you need to hire a true professional that you could trust.Dom is the man for you! Also, he went above and beyond with fixing little repairs that he was witnessing as he was doing his job. A true professional from top to bottom.

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E&E HOME Renovation’s
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexandra B.
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Eduardo was extremely helpful with the updating my of grandmother's house. I live out of state and his company was able to finish the project on time and on budget. They did great work and we will definitely be using their services again.

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.
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