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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Setting up a safe consultation or appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic starts with comparing local professionals online. Message or call the handyman to ask about performing a consultation over the phone or, better yet, a video call. This will allow the handyman to assess the problem without increasing the risk of transmission by visiting your home. If the service is essential and the handyman needs to enter your home, you’ll need to take stringent safety measures for the visit. Discuss temporary fixes if possible, and come up with a plan for safety and digital payment.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a handyman when social distancing?

If you hire a handyman, stay 6 feet away from the handyman at all times. If you have an indoor emergency and it’s considered an essential service, take extra social distancing precautions with your handyman. Do not make physical contact, stay at least 6 feet from the handyman, and exchange payment through digital services instead of cash or check. Talk with your handyman and agree on a plan in advance.

How can I find out if a handyman is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Depending on the service needed, a handyman may be considered essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can check by visiting your city or state’s government website. In addition, CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage offers national guidelines for determining essential services. Their page delineates 16 essential infrastructure sectors that can continue to operate during the pandemic. But note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Can I use digital payments to pay for handyman services?

Many handymen accept digital payments for work done repairing homes. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need for social distancing, this trend is likely going to increase. Handymen often accept payment through popular platforms like Paypal, Google Pay, Zelle, Venmo, Square Cash and more. 

Consult with the handyman before you begin work to ensure you’ll be able to conduct the transaction safely and in compliance with official guidelines.

Is it worth it to hire a handyman?

It’s worth it to hire a handyman in many cases. For example, you should hire a handyman when the project’s size and scope make it challenging to complete by yourself. These projects may include major home remodels or additions, foundation work or electrical/plumbing/HVAC-related tasks. However, make sure the handyman has the proper credentials or license to perform the necessary work.

You might also want to hire a handyman if a contractor’s price is too high. Handymen often charge less than general contractors, but contractors typically have the required license to perform certain tasks.

And, lastly, think about the complexity of the job and the cost of future repairs. It’s worth it to hire a handyman when the project is complex. Doing something incorrectly can wind up costing more than hiring the pro in the first place.

Does a handyman need to enter my home?

In many cases, a handyman will not need to enter your home for outdoor repairs, but they’ll likely need to enter your home for indoor repairs. With the pandemic’s associated safety guidelines, it’s important that this only occurs for absolutely essential projects. Avoid any physical contact with the handyman if this is the case. Sanitize surfaces, and conduct payment through a digital platform like PayPal or Venmo. Be sure to contact your handyman and develop a plan before the job commences.

Do handymen offer remote or virtual services?

Because a handyman needs to be physically present to perform work, they have not traditionally offered remote or virtual services. However, if you come across handyman profiles that state they offer remote services, message the handymen to see what those services include.

Confer with your handyman to see if consulting over video calls is possible. The professional may be able to walk you through performing basic plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other types of repairs around the house. Compare the handymen in your area side-by-side online, and ask whether they’re willing to help remotely.

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.

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.

Reviews for Brookland handymen
Robin T.
Stavo is the man!! Professional, great service and quality work. Rare gem in the handyman world. Already planning my next round of handyman services!!!
All Season Pros. LLCAll Season Pros. LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Brandon was professional and reliable. I would use him again for additional handyman needs
Jones PlumbingJones Plumbing
Shafton S.
Wilson handyman was very professional and on time. The work was satisfactory. I will be using him again.
Wilson's Handyman  ServiceWilson's Handyman Service
Shafton S.
Wilson handyman was very professional and on time. The work was satisfactory. I will be using him again.
Wilson's Handyman  ServiceWilson's Handyman Service
Ryan u.
Giovanni was very responsive and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend him For you handyman work/ needs!
MM Home ServicesMM Home Services
Patti R.
Excellent all around! Jonathan paid attention to all the details and did thorough, high-quality work. Great communication and great price. Super nice, too! We definitely recommend Handlebar Handyman and we'll definitely do business with Handlebar Handyman again in the future. Thanks for a job well done!
Handlebar Handyman LLCHandlebar Handyman LLC
Ben D.
Erick is very skilled and a great asset to have on a project. Would highly recommend for general carpentry and handyman services.
Alexander N.
I very strongly recommend not using this handyman. He charged us an exorbitant amount for work very poorly done.
All Season Pros. LLCAll Season Pros. LLC
Deborah B.
Davi did a terrific job! I really appreciate his help! I highly recommend him for handyman jobs.
Faria Bros Construction IncFaria Bros Construction Inc
Sara A.
Really enjoyed working with Rob. He’s professional, smart, and knows how to get the job done. He is now or go to handyman.
Rob's Handyman ServiceRob's Handyman Service
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Scott if you're in the market for a handyman. He's professional and has a winning personality. It was a pleasure to do business with him.
Quick Fixes Handyman ServicesQuick Fixes Handyman Services
Lesley G.
Keith with Acme Services is a wonderful handyman. He is very thorough with his tasks. He is thought provoking and will research what it takes to complete a task if he doesn't have the right tools. Keith is very professional, punctual and an all around gem of a handyman. I am so very grateful having found/used his services - - so worth it. Job well done!!
Acme ServicesAcme Services
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin is a great handyman! He is very professional and knowledgeable. He installed our tv and replaced a light fixture. We are very satisfied with the results and will definitely hire him again!
Pegasus R&RPegasus R&R
Maria T.
HB Handyman gave superb service. He was very prompt in responding & he was very willing to help me by picking up moving boxes in Home Depot. He is articulate & very professional. He works quickly but does a very thorough job. His charges are very reasonable especially for his quality of service. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a handyman for any kind of job. Thank you, Thank you. Maria
H.B Handyman ServicesH.B Handyman Services
Sam R.
I recommend this handyman without reservation. Excellent communication, great customer service, fair price. We had a problem and the very next day we no longer have a problem. Thank you!
Wilma Z.
Outstanding job and professional I appreciate the job well done. If you need a handyman I would suggest them and will be calling again for more and anything that I may need. Thank you
Headson HandyworkHeadson Handywork
Emily B.
Rosario was great to work with, professional and responsive. He agreed to take on my two basic handyman tasks and arrived within a couple hours. Work was done well and quickly at an affordable price. Thanks!
Rosario handyman serviceRosario handyman service
Brett S.
I really enjoyed Handyman's services! I desperately needed a handyman to complete a bunch of minor tasks for my rowhouse and felt like I couldn't find anyone around the upcoming holidays. I put my project on Thumbtack, corresponded with Tracy, and Joel arrived shortly thereafter. Joel was very attentive, responded to all my requests, and did a great job. Now I feel a little more at ease and can better enjoy my holidays. I'd definitely recommend and use them again. Thanks!
Handyman@Your Command LLCHandyman@Your Command LLC
Nalisha W.
Mr Payne did an amazing job on a few items that needed to be put together in my home. Very easy-going and friendly guy. He also accommated my scheduling. He is now my go-to handyman!
Payne Furniture Reborn Assembly-RepairPayne Furniture Reborn Assembly-Repair
Thumbtack Customer
I had a wall and tile replacement in an area of my basement. Kelly communicated quickly and clearly, and the company's handyman Otis was knowledgeable and did good work. Smooth transaction and a very fair price. Pleased with the completed job.
MBD RestorationMBD Restoration
Caitlin H.
We hired Rosario handyman service to reinstall a cabinet that fell down in our bathroom. He was efficient, explained why it fell, and how to ensure that it wouldn't happen again. We will definitely use him for future repairs!
Rosario handyman serviceRosario handyman service
Rodolfo S.
Endor is an incredibly-gifted and knowledgeable handyman. He helped saw some new, over-sized shelves, so that they could fit into our closet better. His measurements were perfect. Would highly recommend working with him again!
A3 Handyman ServicesA3 Handyman Services
James M.
I highly Recommend Ahmed. He was on time and finished the assembly job quickly. His hourly rate is competitive. I will call him first, second and last when we need a professional handyman. Thank you Ahmed and Kareem.
Assemblee, LLCAssemblee, LLC
Melissa W.
Binah was responsive and on time and did several small handyman tasks that I needed done. I would consider hiring him again for larger projects He comes with his own tools, wore a mask the entire time and was very helpful.
Binah's RemodelingBinah's Remodeling
Herb L.
Sam did an excellent job on some wiring projects and general handyman tasks. He was meticulous, organized, creative in his solutions, cleaned as he went along and kept me informed of his progress. I would definitely hire him again!
Invisible Guards, LLC. (IGs)Invisible Guards, LLC. (IGs)
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