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Palo Alto Building Maintenance Professionals

Browse these building maintenance services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palo Alto.

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Sergey's Handyman Service
4.9
from 450 reviews
  • 637 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cam E.
Verified review

Very happy with Sergey's work. The wiring job turned out to be more difficult than we first expected but he took his time and made sure the job was done right. We will definitely use his services again for our next project.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 479 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa B.
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Steve was a huge help in building and installing a Crate and Barrel desk and hanging a piece of art for me. He showed up on time and was efficient but thorough. I look forward to hiring him again in the future!

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K&M Handyman Services
4.9
from 327 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 455 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda F.
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Kevin showed up on time and collaborated with the business manager on a successful solution. When the work required services from a contractor, Kevin waited until the contractor arrived and then worked quickly to resolve the problem.

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 313 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 392 hires on Thumbtack
Ting P.
Verified review

Dave is more than outstanding. Not only is he professional, he can also think on this feet to resolve a very difficult door issues that we had for a long time. We live in a high end home and had 2 contractors work on the problem Each improved the situation slightly but the cause of the problem was never truly understood until Dave came along. One reputable door company even tried to sell me a new door. Initially, I was extremely wary of using someone from Thumbtack as there was no way to check credentials and bona fide references. Dave has certainly surprised us on the upside. He is cost conscious for his clients and does not recommend a more expensive solution if a cheaper one can be had. I watched Dave work the entire 2 hours he was here. He spent a great deal of time troubleshooting and then came up with a game plan that we both agreed would be ideal. He's a hard worker and an intelligent one at that. In the future, I will call on Dave to do maintenance work on our home without the slightest reservation. Ting P.

Patrick Frederick
4.8
from 283 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 466 hires on Thumbtack
Meredith M.
Verified review

Patrick was so quick and efficient, he did a great job putting together my furniture. I'm told he also does moving services so will definitely use him again!! Very reliable and nice to work with.

  • 6 years in business
  • 402 hires on Thumbtack
Jayhea M.
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Sim did an amazing job mounting my tv, hanging art work and building furniture. He fam the same day I requested him. Would definitely use him again!

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 200 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
Adam H.
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I was delighted with AA Cardenas Construction plumbing service. He arrived on time, quickly assessed the problem, fixed the leak and was finished within the hour. Great value for money! I will definitely use AA Cardenas Construction again.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zack T.
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I own a bar in downtown Oakland and we have been working with Chao for about a year. He has helped us with electrical work, building projects, and general maintenance around the bar. We are always pleased with his know-how, punctuality and thoroughness.

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Matthew Kelly Construction
4.9
from 78 reviews
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cathie S.
Verified review

Matthew did a wonderful job on out basement remodel project. His customer service was excellent. He was always on time, a great communicator and easy to work with. He ran the job very smoothly, accommodating our schedules and ensuring that the project moved forward in an organized and systematic way.There were no cost over runs or mistakes. If we encountered any obstacles, he immediately handled them. His team also was diligent and efficient. The project ended up coming out much better than we expected. We would use Matthew again for any construction needs.

Bryan's Construction
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Paul T.
Verified review

Great experience from beginning to end! - From photos of my roof and gutters BEFORE and then photos AFTER gutters are cleared/cleaned and roof repairs. Would highly recommend. Thanks, Jose.

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chetan R.
Verified review

Gleo is one of the most honest handymen I've had the pleasure of hiring. He came to our home, checked out our AC and pointed out how the air filter was clogged and the mesh around the condenser outdoor was dirty. He replaced the filter on his own dime and also cleaned the mesh around the condenser to improve the airflow and it fixed the problem. He recommended that I check the filter and the area around the condenser frequently and do my own preventative maintenance so that I don't have to spend money on a professional in the future at the cost of his own future business. I am glad I hired Gleo and whole heartedly recommend him for any handyman projects. I'll be hiring him definitely for my next project.

  • 10 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Brian T.
Verified review

I hired Gusanito to install porcelain tiles in my bathroom. He was very prompt--being the first contractor to contact me on thumbtack--and quickly responded to my text messages whenever I had a question. He takes his time and is very detailed in his work. He is also willing to help you with other problems. For example, in addition to installing the tiles, I also wanted to change my sink faucet and shower handles. He agreed to do the extra work at a reasonable price. The tile installation went smoothly, however, we ran into plumbing issues which he couldn't solve. I'm giving him four stars because I hired him on thumbtack for tile installation services, not plumbing. Nonetheless, he agreed to bring his cousin (who is an experienced plumber) over the next day to change my sink faucet at no extra cost. The total work took about two full days to complete, but I'm sure it would have been less if we didn't run into the plumbing issues. So I recommend him but make sure you talk with him thoroughly about what you want to accomplish.

Mohamed Abu Tair
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Deepak S.
Verified review

Mohamed was extremely professional and easy to work with. The scope of work initially identified was less than what it ended up being. The work started at roughly 5 pm and I was expecting it to be done by 7 pm at the latest. But as these small things add up, Mohamed ended up being at the home up until 10:30 pm. Not once did he complain about getting this late despite having very small kids waiting at home. Regarding the work done, he helped install a new kitchen sink faucet and caulked a few areas where there was a potential for water leak, repaired the flush in one of the bathrooms, and the toilet seats in two bathrooms, the shower head and tap for the bathrooms were replaced. He also helped replace the lamps in the foyer which was extremely difficult to reach (22 ft. height). I most definitely recommend Mohamed's professional services for any handyman work.

  • 2 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel W.
Verified review

I had a great experience from Diallo. I already hired him for more things around the house and will be using his services for any projects in the future.

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M.P Movers
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hasina G.
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Marquis is trustworthy, kind, and a hardworking. Our company has used his services for a couple years and we are happy with Maruis and his crew. Hasina Goniture Furniture

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David Chen Handyman
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Braden O.
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David was a great pleasure to work with. He is a consummate professional and definitely one you should consider for your next job if you want someone who knows what he is doing. Thank you so much David, I hope to work together again soon!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten G.
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Howard did a fantastic job installing my shelving unit and large mirror. He was quick to reply to all my communications leading up to the job, has a professional and trusting demeanor, and most importantly he completed the tasks in a timely, efficient manner. I will definitely recommend his services to others and will hire him again for my future handyman needs. Thanks again Howard!

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The Last 10%
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cady M.
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Andrew is the REAL DEAL, folks. Partnering with him to build a custom loft was so much more fun and fulfilling than I’d anticipated. I was putting out feelers looking for someone to construct (in my mind) a pretty simple thing... yet he seems to understand his job is more than building “things”. He’s helping you build your home – and he wants it to be a reflection of who you are. Throughout the process, Andrew was collaborative, thoughtful, thorough, curious, and fun. Money well spent.

Klein’s Custom Woodwork
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Scott B.
Verified review

Needed help working on some projects at my house here in willow glen. I had contacted nick Klein from Klein’s customs. He was really easy to work with knowledgeable about what he and his company are doing working very hard and very good communication between him and about the process and what we need to do. I really appreciate all the work that the company has done for me I would highly suggest that you contact Klein’s customs if you need any type of work. A+ for me very happy person!!!

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Nuwan A.
Verified review

I hired Zenplace to manage the tenant placement and property management of my property. I was referred to Zenplace by my real estate agent. All of my interactions with Zenplace were prompt and professional. They helped me up front with candidate screening and took care of all of the maintenance work that was needed, from routine preventative work to managing the process of replacing the refrigerator when it was beyond economical repair. I had nothing but good experiences working with Zenplace and my tenants seemed happy with them as well. I would recommend Zenplace to anyone who is considering hiring a property manager.

Valencia Landscaping
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steven R.
Verified review

Alfredo and team were super responsive and great at providing suggestions and recommendations to make sure we were happy with the backyard. They are affordable, accommodating and were all around great to work with. Took 1 week to build the yard start to finish. I would recommend his team to anyone.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a property management company do?

Property management companies manage the rental of residential homes, apartments, condos, commercial spaces and retail spaces. Property managers can oversee just a single unit or many properties, whether those sites are inhabited full-time or are vacation rentals. A property management company helps a property owner or landlord find tenants; collects rent; takes care of accounting, property maintenance and repairs; handles on-site management; and manages vacation rental check-in and checkout tasks. Although many property owners or landlords successfully manage their own rental real estate, a property management company can help you handle tenant issues and maintenance problems, especially if you are not located in the same city or state. Most property management companies deal with tenants directly, and their tasks include:

  • Marketing the rental property
  • Collecting rent
  • Handling repair problems
  • Responding to tenant complaints
  • Evicting tenants  

A property management company may be a good choice for property owners who have several investment properties, live far away from the rental property, or don’t have time for hands-on management.

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.

Why is property management important?

A property management company can be a landlord’s greatest asset. As a neutral third party, the property manager handles the day-to-day operations of a real estate investment, from a single vacation home to a large apartment building or several rental properties. A property management company can be especially helpful to landlords who own several units and can’t manage each of them individually, or those who live too far from their investment properties to meet with renters and oversee maintenance. Property management is particularly important if your rentals are part of an affordable housing program. To receive financial assistance from the government, the landlord must comply with a complicated set of rules; property management companies should have both experience and expertise in complying with the rules specific to each housing program.

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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