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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 Oakland Park handymen
Denis G.
Good handyman
Jose CarrascalJose Carrascal
Kevin S.
Excellent quality and professional handyman service.
AG-7 GROUPAG-7 GROUP
Thumbtack Customer
Great Handyman service! Very detailed, friendly and on point. Will hire again.
Home Security & Handyman ServicesHome Security & Handyman Services
Claudette P.
The handyman did a very good job. I was quite satisfied with his performance.
FENCE GUYSFENCE GUYS
Anthony T.
Best handyman and best prices with good quick work DON'T THINK TWICE
mendozaremodelingcorpmendozaremodelingcorp
Thumbtack Customer
Mark was, by far, the best handyman I've hired. He did a terrific job - professional, polite, and quality workmanship. He stayed until everything was done (11hrs) and was willing to tackle any job I needed done. I will be calling Mark for all my future handyman needs.
Mark of All TradesMark of All Trades
Thumbtack Customer
Armando is an excellent handyman and he respond very fast. I will be using his services in the future most definitely.
Gorilla Design Corp.Gorilla Design Corp.
T Patrick C.
I highly recommend Martin to anyone seeking handyman services. An honest individual who does excellent work.
Martin MendezMartin Mendez
Jessica H.
Leo was great. On time, quick but accurate, and very professional. Happy to have found a handyman I can depend on.
Leo Solutions Service IncLeo Solutions Service Inc
Tiia W.
Im extremely happy with all different kind of work Travis did on my properties ! He is just the perfection of a handyman !!
Spalding's Property MaintenanceSpalding's Property Maintenance
Susan K.
Fantastic handyman. Punctual, friendly, through and cleaned up. I highly recommend and will call Anthony again for any future jobs.
Anthony DiPrimaAnthony DiPrima
Lila G.
Not only expertise, but dedication to complete the job timely. I feel I have found a permanent source for a handyman. Very impressed.
AG-7 GROUPAG-7 GROUP
Cheryl A.
Handyman just blows you off. Apparently doesnt need work. Perhaps shouldn't respond to people that need help. Ridiculous to me.
LCJ ContractorsLCJ Contractors
Thumbtack Customer
Ramon, was wonderful to work with. We will definitely use him for all our handyman needs. He was punctual, pleasant and professional. Highly recommend!
RC Handy Services Inc.RC Handy Services Inc.
Gary M.
Highly recommend Rafa, great communication, quality work and extremely fair value. Will use Rafa for any of my handyman needs thanks again!
Rafa handyman servicesRafa handyman services
Aynna C.
Great service and great quality. He was attentive and responsive to my needs. Needed him to fix few doors that another handyman ended installing. And I must say that I’m satisfied with the final product that Jose delivered. Already have future projects lined up for him such as mounting TVs and removing an old alarm panel from the wall. Our new new family handyman. I totally recommend him.
Jose CarrascalJose Carrascal
Suzanne A.
Very impressed. Arrived on time. Very professional. Completed work in timely manner. Reasonable price Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable handyman.
Kyle can do home repairKyle can do home repair
Richard D.
Fantastic handyman! Was professional, punctual and did everything we needed including ballasts, bath fixtures, grouting and other miscellaneous stuff. Was very reasonable as well! Highly recommend!
RC Handy Services Inc.RC Handy Services Inc.
Shalin M.
Max is a very knowledgeable and skilled handyman who did some carpentry work for me. He works very efficiently and the quality of work is excellent. Will definitely use again.
MAX Home Service🔨🔧MAX Home Service🔨🔧
Thumbtack Customer
We hired JEA to do some handyman projects along with door installation. At the start we actually really liked working with Jorge and he did a good job on the door installations. However after we agreed to $40.00 (per his bid on Thumbtack) for handyman work the invoice came in between $90.00 and $150.00 per hour. He then became hostile at the end of the project. Based on my estimate I overpaid him $385.00.
JEA Luxury Painting, Corp.JEA Luxury Painting, Corp.
Ignacio P.
Best handyman I worked with. Told him my expectations...he took it to heart and got the jobs done as expected 100%. Takes lots of pride in his work. Will hire again.
On Demand Handyman LLCOn Demand Handyman LLC
Ben L.
Al is my favorite handymen. He’s the first person I call for all my handyman jobs and projects. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs a good man for the job!
Mr Fix m'allMr Fix m'all
Jose R.
He came on time, was very quality minded and knew well what had to be done for replacing an external door. He also seems very knowlegable about other type of handyman work.
Jose CarrascalJose Carrascal
Megan C.
Mike was personable and professional. I really appreciate his help today hanging my new canvas in the living room. Thank you again, I’ll be back with all my HandyMan projects!
Allure constructAllure construct
Thumbtack Customer
I needed shelves hung in a very high place. Ramon was so helpful and professional. And I am so happy with the final outcome. I highly recommend RD Handyman & Cleaning Services.
RC Handy Services Inc.RC Handy Services Inc.
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