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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 Clearwater handymen
Kathy E.
Great handyman work and I highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking for quality work and attention to detail who does an excellent and thorough job at projects.
ACR Handyman ServicesACR Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Mike showed up on time, did exactly what I asked him to do and in a timely fashion. I recommend him to anyone that needs a handyman. Great job
Stephanie K.
All of the above - work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value and punctuality apply to my experience with Absolute Home Handyman. I have been searching for a handyman 'company' for the three years I have lived in Florida. I did not want an individual. My experience with individuals is that service is hit or miss. I was spoiled by a great company in Charlotte, N.C. I am spoiled again now. I especially appreciate that what I consider minor needs were not met with an incredulous: "You really want me to change the AC filter?" I can do it, but it is difficult for me as it is in the ceiling. I had several similar needs, all doable by me but challenging due to weight or location. I am a very satisfied customer and will use Absolute Handyman again - including for more challenging repairs.
Absolute Home HandymanAbsolute Home Handyman
Maggie j.
We have hired General Handyman Services a few times now. First time was to put up a couple ceiling fans for us, the second time was to fix our garage door and now today we had them come out to fix a shower head pipe that fell off in the wall. We could not be more pleased with their work and professionalism. Each job was done within an hour and done right. We highly recommend this company. They are our go to handyman service and should be yours too.
General Handyman ServicesGeneral Handyman Services
Weixin f.
This is the best handyman in Tampa bay, he have patience and technique, the installation are tough, but he work hard and find better way to figure out, i diffiintely will hire him as our house primary contractor
Guzman Handiman LLCGuzman Handiman LLC
Regina L.
Definitely recommend Valdo! I was stood up by another handyman for an evening appointment & Valdo was willing to come right away to do an appliance install. He did a great job and had me double check that everything was working correctly before leaving.
Valdo handyman services install and repair.Valdo handyman services install and repair.
Eric M.
I really appreciate you coming on short notice. You done a terrific job. To everyone looking for a handyman he's your guy. He's respectful , nice and will work with you with the price. And he's clean cut. He gets the job done. Will be calling him again very soon. Thanks
MARC Pro ServicesMARC Pro Services
Angie M.
I’m a landlord and I’m out of state. Wade answers his phone. Wade shows up on time. My tenant likes Wade. Wade charged me a good price and he does a great job the right way the first time. Wade is super friendly. I’m so happy to finally a good, reliable, capable, fair, and available handyman.
Wade Phillips Professional Home ServicesWade Phillips Professional Home Services
Chad G.
Marco with MMM Handyman LLC was awesome. We hired him to do a shower pan that was 5 ft by 4ft. After corresponding with him he came to our home on a Sunday which was very convenient since my wife and I are both home. He was on time and did an excellent job we were very impressed. He was neat and cleaned up everything. We will be calling him again. Great job.
Frank W.
David does not respond to Thumbtack texts on a timely basis. Had many texts exchanged. He indicated he can do the work requested (track light replacement, align bathroom door, garbage disposal reset) but never committed to a date to do the repairs. His posting indicated credit card payment is accepted but insists on Vengo or some other payment options. Got another Thumbtack handyman instead who performed excellent work.
Jon H.
I had this company come out and provide an estimate on 10/19. 18 days later, after numerous texts and phone calls, I was unable to get any kind of commitment as to when someone could come out and do the work. So now I have to start over again. If this company was unable to do the work, why quote it, or even tell me they can’t? Why make me call or text countless times without telling me anything one way or another? One of the most important traits of a handyman is reliability, and that was sorely lacking here
Conte Property Service LLCConte Property Service LLC
Stephanie L.
We have had Karel completly renovate our spare bathroom, install new kitchen cabinets and create a french door to our back room. He has been awesome to work with! He is willing to meet with us on our schedule to discuss the projects, listened to exactly what we wanted done, gave us suggestions based on his experience and completed the job in the time he originally estimated. His rates are very reasonable especially considering the high quality of his work. The bathroom turned out so good we decided to have him do the master bath as well! I 100% recommend and trust him. We definitely lucked out finding Karel and will call him whenever we need a handyman of any kind!
Karel’s Services Inc. Remodeling ExpertsKarel’s Services Inc. Remodeling Experts
Tracy H.
Marcos was great! In 48 hrs, he's still the only handyman that even responded to my request and did so within hours of my posting. He was on site for a quote within 24 hrs and did the job within a hour once he arrived. He did so for a very reasonable price and without a ridiculous minimum bill rate for a rather small job which really surprised me. He even sent me a video of the repairs as soon as he was done and checked back to make sure I was happy with his work once I got to see the repairs in person. As I work in real estate flipping houses nationwide, I deal with a lot of contractors and handymen and understand it can be really hard to find a good vendor. I would definitely use Marcos again and would recommend him to others.
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