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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 North Lauderdale handymen
Thumbtack Customer
Ramon was wonderful. Great job. Very professional. If you need a handyman I highly recommend him!!
RC Handy Services Inc.RC Handy Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Mark is a knowledgable, skilled handyman with prompt service. Exactly as we needed. We will absolutely use him again! Thanks Mark!
FIXMARKFIXMARK
Shan M.
The best handyman I have ever used. So professional and so friendly - can’t recommend enough. Will definitely use him again and refer to friends.
Michael's Handyman ServicesMichael's Handyman Services
John C.
Ericson and Clara were amazing. Very professional, friendly, affordable and worked quickly. I will definitely hire them again for any of my handyman needs.
C & E RemodelingC & E Remodeling
Tiffany M.
I needed someone to do simple handyman tasks which were to put together a toddler bed and to mount a tv on the wall. Attila was great. He responded quickly and came right away. He did the job super fast, and he is very reasonable with pricing. I am very happy with my experience hiring Attila. This man is knowledgeable in so many things handyman. Hire him! You won't regret it.
ATI LLCATI LLC
Duane W.
Daniel figured out the issue, repaired it, and when I arrived he was done! Prompt, timely, and courteous. You can't ask for anything more. I 've got a new handyman!
WA Residential Repair & WoodworkWA Residential Repair & Woodwork
Susan D.
He was an absolute Godsend! He responded to my inquiry right away He was extremely knowledgeable, polite and professional I highly recommend him!! He will be my first call for any handyman needs
Yanko PerdomoYanko Perdomo
Melissa J.
I did appreciate the fast response on the same day for an estimate. Hired on the spot. arrived the next day and completed the job in a most efficient manner. I will definitely hire this company again for my handyman needs.
ATI LLCATI LLC
Jay P.
We have hired FIXMARK twice now and will continue to do so in the future. He does excellent repair work, responds to communication, and is reliable and punctual. That's very unusual to find in a handyman these days. Highly recommended.
FIXMARKFIXMARK
Penny Z.
I have hired Vince four times so far. He is an amazing handyman I ever had. He’s very responsible, putting effort to help his customers, and always on time. You won’t regret to let him take care of your house. Highly recommended.
USA Custom Finishes Corp.USA Custom Finishes Corp.
Sajena J.
Mike and team did an awesome job with several projects in my home! They were very through and took their time to do the projects right. I appreciate them helping me get settled into my new home!!!! I would highly recommend Mike to those looking for a reliable handyman!
The HandymanThe Handyman
Michael C.
Guy is awesome. He was prompt to get back to me, came over fast, and did a wide variety of work. Tile work, plumbing, carpentry, grouting, spackling, you name it he could do it. What really makes a good handyman is not just being good with his hands but also smart. Guy figured out some tricky solutions. Will always use him from now on.
My Handyman Service & Renovation LLCMy Handyman Service & Renovation LLC
Al A.
Mark was amazing. From the start it was very easy to communicate and coordinate with him. He came exactly at the time he said and did what what was agreed. He was very professional and did an amazing job. Not sure about anyone else but it's close to impossible to find a great handyman in south Florida. Mark is the guy. He exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
FIXMARKFIXMARK
Brian S.
Rudy was great. He answered my request for service very quickly. He was able to come out the very next day. He was on time and he finished the job in the time frame he said he would. He did an excellent job. He made it look effortless. I would HIGHLY recommend him for any handyman needs. I will use him again if a need arises. Thank you!
Home improvementsHome improvements
Ramika M.
If I could choose all 5 adjectives I would. Jason was punctual and did an amazing job. He made sure that I got the most out of his time and the money spent and even offered to come back to finish a job that I asked him about at the last minute! Talk about customer satisfaction? I definitely would recommend Jason for your handyman needs. Thank you Jason!
TIP-TOP  SERVICES / JasonTIP-TOP SERVICES / Jason
Rebecca T.
Wow! Dennis is absolutely the best handyman ever! When I first contacted him, I had what I thought to be maybe a half a day's work but by the date of my appointment I thought I had more than a full days work, but Dennis completed every single thing on the list plus a couple of other things I came up with while I was showing him around. He did everything perfectly and professionally and he even cleaned up after himself!
Denis Handyman ServicesDenis Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
This was my first time using this App. Bob is a GREAT fined for me!!! I'm extremely pleased with the job Bob have done remounting my kitchen sink. Bob was very professional, neat, cleaned up everything after himself. And he's very reasonable with how much he changed. Have several odd jobs already lined up for him to come back and I have recommended him to my friends already. I highly recommend him to everyone! It's very hard to find an honest and reasonable priced handyman anymore. Once you meet him you'll not use anyone else after!
Bob GathaganBob Gathagan
John W.
I had a great experience working with AG-7 Castro Corp earlier this month in November 2018. I had 5 mini projects around the house they completed exactly the way I requested. There were 2 men who performed the work named Geo, and Renan. Both were very hard working, polite, and knowledgeable about how to approach each project in my home. Their work I hired them for involved some plumbing, some painting, some tiling, Repairing Sliding Patio Door, and mounting a bookshelf & dresser. I do recommend them for any Handyman duties/ Repairs around your house that need a Professional.
AG-7 GROUPAG-7 GROUP
Steve K.
Josh was extremely understanding of the work that needed to be done. Since I couldn't be there to witness the work, he sent photos of the completed tasks as well as the copies of the bills. He was honest with his pricing and was always there when he said he would be. His many skills make him a great person to hire to remodel any home. The completed work looks good, and he is not a slacker when completing the tasks. Speaking to Josh was always a pleasure as well. I have dealt with many contractors in the past, I think I have finally found one that works well, is honestly, and fair when it comes to pricing. Thank you again Josh. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a contractor/carpenter/plumber/handyman, to look no further. Josh was great in all aspects
Special Effects Handyman Services LLCSpecial Effects Handyman Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Five stars are simply not enough to express my thanks to Roberto Torres for his professionalism, awesome work and great character! With hurricane Matthew approaching Florida, I needed to protect my daughter, living in Parkland. Yet, I am in North Carolina! I had hired a contractor who came "highly recommended" to install storm shutters / boards. This other contractor (not Mr. Torres) never showed for two days, despite promise after promise. I couldn't rely upon my two brother-in-laws, Craig and Stephen, who live nearby but are worthless bums! Cousin Vinnie is even a bigger heap of worthless elephant turd... so much for family helping! Desperate, I posted an ad on Thumbtack, (and at the same time called and left messages at no less than 16 different businesses that advertised as "Handyman" on-line --- not one has called back!) as I packed my car to drive 10 hours to protect my kid and her home. Within minutes, Roberto contacted me! He spoke with confidence, not bravado. He quoted a fair price (and at this point I would have paid anything!) He told me that he would be there first thing in the morning and even called when he was on his way! He finished the job quickly, efficiently and competently and then texted pictures. Now here's the most important thing: My college-aged daughter told me that he was extremely respectful --- "he was just like you, Dad!" Thank You, Roberto! Based upon this experience, I would certainly recommend Roberto! He does not know this yet --- but after this storm passes, I'm calling him to take down the shutters (if the house is still standing!) ___ Scot
Fix It Or Replace ItFix It Or Replace It
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