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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 Winter Springs handymen
Thumbtack Customer
Great handyman - was on time, very nice, and extremely professional. I highly recommend him for all your handyman needs!
Orange Corp.Orange Corp.
Julie B.
Quality work and great price. I definitely recommend his services if you need a handyman!
DARD SolutionsDARD Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Manny recently assembled a treadmill and night stand for me. He was polite, knowledgeable and very efficient. His price quote was extremely reasonable. I highly recommend Manny, he is an excellent handyman!
Orange Corp.Orange Corp.
Jo M.
Akram (from First Class) is an excellent handyman. He did the job exactly as I would ideally expect it to be done. He was on time, even going to the trouble of texting me that he was on his way... he worked efficiently and finished the job in a timely manner... and he was polite, respectful and pleasant while he was here. I originally chose him for the job because his charge was reasonable, and he could come within two days. I will continue to hire First Class for my handyman chores because he has gained my confidence in his abilities and proven himself to be a professional. Highly recommend.
First ClassFirst Class
Thumbtack Customer
Markanthony did a great job installing our dishwasher, above-range microwave and ceiling fan. Even though the job turned out to be more difficult than expected, he didn't leave until everything was done properly and tested. I would recommend him to anybody looking for a capable handyman.
GONZ LLCGONZ LLC
Lisa Ann H.
It’s hard to find a handyman that’s knowledgeable about manufacturer homes. Mike did what we needed. He even stopped to get the few materials we needed because we couldn’t. His price was fair and he completed everything within our timeframe. Will use his services again. Thanks Mike!
Mike the HandymanMike the Handyman
Patricia B.
I had a few projects done by Barry. I had him fix the molding in the foyer. Rain had hcame in through the door and rotted the molding. He sealed the door and replaced the molding. He does really good work and I didn’t feel like he was trying to overcharge me. He’s a good handyman.
Barry LeibowitzBarry Leibowitz
Jacob H.
Ryan was exceptional. We needed two support beams replaced and painted. He provided a very cost efficient quote, came on site and evaluated our needs. He went above and beyond realizing we would need additional parts which he provided. Ultimately he came on site three times to complete the job which was exceptional service and dedication. This is the handyman you have been searching for for your needs. I will be using him more and more moving forward.
Job Dunn RightJob Dunn Right
Barbara C.
We were on a time crunch to get our project done. We hired Jon and he was able to complete our project on time. Not only did he complete it but he worked with us giving us ideas of how we could make it the most affordable And stay within our budget. He was very professional and did what he promised. Very hard worker and very responsible. We will definitely are you looking to hire him again with any of our handyman needs
Jon's moving servicesJon's moving services
Ankur N.
I had hired Sean and Jean to finish a project on my town home that other contractor pretty much screwed up. They came through in my time of need and expedited my project and finished the project with high level of professionalism and quality. I will definitely recommend them. Update. I am taking stars off. They used PEX instead of copper(metal) on tub spouts for two bathrooms. I am finding out that's definitely no-no. . Pipe coming out of the valve needs to be able to support the weight of the tub spout and handle the abuse of pulling/ pushing down of the divirter built into the spout. Also 1/2" copper verses 1/2" PEX have the same external dimensions, but the internal dimensions are different PEX pipe walls are thicker, thus smaller and lower flow capacity. Any restriction to the tub spout will often be enough restriction to cause it to slowly backup in the showerhead riser, and dribble out there as well. Now I have to pay a plumber to fix this issue since I cant have WP handyman to come and correct the issue. Destroy the wall and have it repaired again
Winter Park Handyman ServicesWinter Park Handyman Services
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