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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 Boise handymen
Thumbtack Customer
By communicating with the Handyman directly.
Handyman Connection of BoiseHandyman Connection of Boise
Martha p.
Best handyman I've hired. Will hire again.
Assemble4U Handyman Services Inc.Assemble4U Handyman Services Inc.
Tina M.
Austin and Robert we're amazing! I needed a handyman on a short time frame and they made it work. They were profession, worked quickly and cleaned up. They are my go to handyman in the future.
Assemble4U Handyman Services Inc.Assemble4U Handyman Services Inc.
Becky C.
I had a wonderful experience with Handyman Solutions. The whole story is that I tried a few other services before I found Handyman Solution's. I am so happy to have used your company.
Idaho's Handyman SolutionsIdaho's Handyman Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Jared Jensen is an outstanding, great handyman and home rehab specialist. He is talented, ethical, hardworking and if I could give him 10 stars for excellence, I would. Jana
Jensen Home RehabJensen Home Rehab
Nancy S.
Ron did a great job replacing our kitchen sink and disposal. He was on time and did quality work. I'll definitely call them again when I need a handyman.
Idaho's Handyman SolutionsIdaho's Handyman Solutions
Thomas d.
Sage Handyman Services was available in a reasonable time frame, arrived on time, did a great job with installation and clean up, quoted price and honored the price quote even with a few hurdles and extra time spent on the install.
Sage Handyman Services, LLCSage Handyman Services, LLC
Ozzie O.
We absolutely loved Zack! He was on time each day, and performed tasks beyond any other handyman we have hired. Also loved his input on optimizing what we were working with! Two thumbs up definitely will be calling him again. 👍🏼👍🏼
Zack's Handyman ServiceZack's Handyman Service
Sheryl R.
Tom was amazing. Very professional and very easy to work with. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a handyman. We had a bathroom fan replaced and being an old home took longer than we expected. Tom did it with smile on his face and was very kind.
All Kinds of Investments LLC.All Kinds of Investments LLC.
Tim K.
I had Ryan install some fans and a garage door opener and he did an outstanding job. He was knowledgeable, friendly, professional and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend him for any of your handyman needs! I know I will definitely call him again if needed! Thanks Ryan!
All Trades Idaho LLCAll Trades Idaho LLC
Michael M.
Jason responded to our needs the day after our request and not only came for a review of our needs but performed them right then and there. So happy to finally find a handyman that is very knowledgeable, honest and friendly. He was truthful in what we needed and didn’t need and reasonable. Highly recommend him and will definitely use him in the future and give his business cards to our neighbors.
Sage Handyman Services, LLCSage Handyman Services, LLC
Dawneen B.
Zach’s immediate response (one hour from a text/phone conversation to being at our home with purchased needed supplies) with actual details of what he could fix was the start of an amazing experience with him. His respect of cost, his communication of what he needed to do, his respect for safety (mask on at all times), his actual work...all first rate! He is now OUR handyman!
Zack's Handyman ServiceZack's Handyman Service
Heather D.
From previous experiences, this was a breath of fresh air from handymen not showing up to not finishing the work. Handyman in Kilt was prompt to respond and arrived on time. Very reasonably priced and considerate, willing to do the work I was asking to be done. Straightforward, no nonsense and the overall result looked great with painting to fixing an issue that was occurring with the AC duct in the attic. I Would recommend this guy and plan on having him do some other projects around the house.
Handyman In KiltHandyman In Kilt
Jennifer A.
Jason was wonderful. Showed up exactly on time and did everything I asked, and even extra. He helped me install a few other minor things that he definitely didn’t have to. His quality and the pride he takes in his work is excellent. I would definitely hire him to come out and do more work in the future. It’s hard finding a good handyman you can trust and I felt his quote was fair, and he truly did good work.
Sage Handyman Services, LLCSage Handyman Services, LLC
Kinberly W.
Chris was great, he worked quickly and found and fixed problems we didn’t know we had left by previous workers. He even called the company and had them come out to fix leaks beneath our house. We were selling our house as he was working and he didn’t gripe about people getting in his way. He even let our dog out to go potty. He was and did exceptional work and I would definitely call him again for any handyman work. I have already recommended him to others.
Kristopher ZimmermanKristopher Zimmerman
Kathie P.
I hired Chrys to fix a leaky toilet tank, fix a leaking hot water heater drain valve, and remount under counter brackets on my dishwasher. He showed up on time, was friendly and professional, listened to me, and got right to work. He completed all the jobs in under an hour and a half, despite having to make a Home Depot run to exchange parts I had incorrectly purchased. He is courteous and knowledgeable and explained everything to me. He left my home just like he'd never been here - except fixed! I will definitely be hiring Chrys again, and I highly recommend his handyman services!
Chrys Handyman ServicesChrys Handyman Services
Laura V.
We hired Cody to install our Christmas lights and a canopy of evergreen garland across large exposed beams on our two-story home. He also helped us with a variety of jobs we needed done over the course of two days. He was on time, professional and hard-working. We discussed several other carpentry and household maintenance jobs we have on our to-do list and look forward to having Cody complete these jobs in near future. We appreciated his attention to detail and diligence in making sure all work (including clean up) was done to our fullest satisfaction. Cody has our highest recommendation and we are so happy to now have a reliable handyman to call on when the need arises.
DeMaris Remodel and Construction ServicesDeMaris Remodel and Construction Services
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