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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Naples handymen
Nicole W.
Great handyman!
Roger’s HandsRoger’s Hands
Thumbtack Customer
He is an experience handyman, work hard , honest, A+++
David AhlbrandtDavid Ahlbrandt
Kelly P.
Pleasantly surprised! Exceeded expectations! Not the typical handyman service!
M.S HOME SERVICES OF SW FLORIDA LLCM.S HOME SERVICES OF SW FLORIDA LLC
Michael L.
Excellent handyman service. Very professional, neat, and efficient. Highly recommend.
Naples Best HandymanNaples Best Handyman
Judith S.
I loved RV Handyman. He was very reasonably priced and did great work.
RV HandymanRV Handyman
Janina M.
So far - he’s the best handyman we’ve used in this area, that’s for certain. Highly recommend.
CoastalwoodworxCoastalwoodworx
Thumbtack Customer
We found our new handyman . Cesar is wonderful. Does great job . Very reliable . Highly recommended!
CMH Home Maintenance & ServicesCMH Home Maintenance & Services
Jelane C.
I have used Adam Werner Handyman Service in the past. I was very satisfied then and now. He is a real pro. I would never hesitate to call him for anything.👍
Werner -Handyman - Cleaning ServiceWerner -Handyman - Cleaning Service
Pam G.
I needed a handyman on short notice so I found Daniel on Thumbtack. He responded right away. He was prompt, reliable, and meticulous. I highly recommend his services!
Major Handyman ServicesMajor Handyman Services
Marilyn H.
I liked everything about RV Handyman and definitely recommend! Careful, punctual and the job came out exactly as I had envisioned. Will be using them again should the need arise.
RV HandymanRV Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Phil was on time and did a really great job. He took the time to make sure I liked the placement of a large mirror and also cleaned up afterwards. I will be using Phil for all of my handyman needs.
The Fix It GuyThe Fix It Guy
Tiffany W.
I hired Adam as my handyman. He is efficient, honest and doesn’t leave a mess. He does quality work, is knowledgeable in many areas and is reasonable. Plus he is very friendly. I couldn't have been happier.
Werner -Handyman - Cleaning ServiceWerner -Handyman - Cleaning Service
Rebeca m.
I am absolutely thrilled to have RV Handyman! WOW! Fantastic service, polite, efficient, fast, & overall THE BEST SERVICEMAN, I have EVER HAD. Already planning our next appointment for August! CUDOS TO THUMB TAC! *****
RV HandymanRV Handyman
Anthony V.
Can’t say enough about Elvis! His work is top notch. He explains everything and takes pride in his work. I’ve been in southwest Florida for 7 years and by far the best handyman I have used. He is my go to guy now!
Elvis TorresElvis Torres
Angie G.
I was very pleased with the job completed from Thomas, the professional sent out to my house. I had blinds hung on my lanai and a plastic slider replaced. He was extremely friendly and attentive to my concerns. I would recommend Werner Handyman and will certainly use them again.
Werner -Handyman - Cleaning ServiceWerner -Handyman - Cleaning Service
Cara J.
Eduardo did an excellent job, and completed the task in under an hour. This was not a huge job, its true, but we needed an expert to do this and he did the job well. Would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs all types of handyman work done, including painting, drywall, pressure wash, tiling, screen repair, stucco, etc.
ALL SERVICES BY EDU LLC PAINTINGALL SERVICES BY EDU LLC PAINTING
Heather C.
Harold was delightful and hardworking. It’s hard to find good quality workmanship, but Harold was a pleasant surprise. He was prompt and got the job done in a timely manor. His pricing is very reasonable and honest. I have used Harold on a couple different projects and plan to use him in the future. I highly recommend Harold for any of your handyman projects. Thanks Harold!!
Harold’s Home ServicesHarold’s Home Services
Geraldine R.
I contacted Thumbtack because I was in need of a reliable, competent handyman. I was fortunate to find Tim Mitchell of Tim "The Tool Man" here in Naples. His pleasant, outgoing manner and his assurance in doing the jobs requested made me confident that I selected the right person. I will continue to use him when needed and be happy to recommend him to others. Thank you Thumbtack!
Timthetoolman Handy Man Services LLC GCTimthetoolman Handy Man Services LLC GC
Thumbtack Customer
Dan is professional, polite, on time, knows his stuff, and even reads directions! I hired Dan to clean up some projects that a previous handyman had thoroughly made a mess of. I only wish I had hired Dan first, and it would have saved me a lot of money, time and heartache. Do yourself a favor and hire Dan for the job because he does get it right the first time. He'll stay until the job is done properly.
Abacus Home Improvement, LLCAbacus Home Improvement, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I am very pleased with the work provided by Tom. He was very professional and thorough in seeing the project thru completion. Tom was very courteous, neat, prompt and hardworking!! He was very transparent in what could be done and provided options and alternatives in order to get the most out of the job. Tom was very pleasant and did not leave the job until I was satisfied. Lastly, his prices are very competitive and he provides detailed estimates show the prices for all the work performed and supplies needed. I will definitely hire Your Best Handyman for future home projects.
Your Best HandymanYour Best Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Tom has been working in my house for over a week and I can't rave enough about him. He's a truly talented man that can fix anything. The quality of his work is outstanding. He takes such pride in his work and is a perfectionist. He is meticulous and if he isn't satisfied with the way something turns out he will redo it. I have never had a handyman do that before. His pricing is so reasonable and I was shocked at the amount of work he did for that price. I've already called on him again after the initial project and I have recommended him to my neighbors who are also using him. I really can't express how happy I am that I found him!!!! Thanks Tom you are the best!!!!
Your Best HandymanYour Best Handyman
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