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Cambridge Home Repair Specialists

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GoodRich Plumbing and Heating
4.6
from 274 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 350 hires on Thumbtack
Sebastian R.
Verified review

Eric is my go to guy for all my plumbing needs. He came in and helped fix a bathroom that a previous contractor had destroyed at a reasonable and fair price. He is trustworthy, knowledgeable and goes out of his way to accommodate my schedule. I don't even bother bidding projects out anymore. I trust his opinion and his skills. I will be using him exclusively for my future home repairs and plumbing needs.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna T.
Verified review

I lucked out choosing John. I think his engineering knowledge brings excellence to whatever he needs to repair and/or fix for you. He took care of a intricate Bose speaker disconnection problem and took the time to trouble shoot & straighten out cable connections for surround sound & TV picture problem. All at a reasonable price and in a timely manner.

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First in Service
5.0
from 141 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Randall G.
Verified review

I had a last minute need to move a sofa up to a second floor apartment. I contacted First Service USA. They responded within minutes and were available the next day. Ralf and Gabriel showed up early and were extremely professional and helpful. Not only did they carefully move the furniture, but they assembled all the electrical in the recliners, without even being asked. They did a great job ane at a more than fair price. We will definitely be hiring them again for a number of home improvement projects we’ll have coming up. Great job!

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Renew Home
4.8
from 142 reviews
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie P.
Verified review

We are very pleased with the services we received from Renew Home. Shujaur was professional, on time and hung up all of our office art work perfectly even. Looks great. Would definitely recommend Renew Home and will be using his services again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 226 hires on Thumbtack
JP P.
Verified review

Andrew was terrific. He was on time and efficient. I’ll be calling him again for my next home repair or Installation.

NM Electrical & Home Services
4.8
from 110 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
Verified review

Neil did an excellent job on our ceiling fan. He is knowledgeable and professional, and could offer advice on the latest Panasonic models. He was very kind and respectful to my 80 year old mother, who supervised the project that afternoon. She felt very safe with him in the house and enjoyed his wit and personality. I recommend Neil to expedite any of your home repair needs. He is a gem!

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OSA Home Improvement
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liam T.
Verified review

Elsayed respondes quickly to my project and provided me with a very reasonable estimate. He showed up at 7 on a Sunday morning and worked all day until all the kitchen cabinets and new plumbing fixtures were installed. He even returned to change the sink once the countertop was installed. Very impressed by his punctuality and clear desire to do a high quality job in a timely manner. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to remodel their kitchen!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kavitha M.
Verified review

Jose is best handyman we have ever worked with. professional, very courteous and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Jose for any home project.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha R.
Verified review

John replied right away, stayed in communication, never dropped the ball, he cares about his work and your home, it's everything you want and need for house electrical repairs. I'm definitely keeping his information on hand for future projects. Also, just a nice, real, down-to-earth guy.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle P.
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John and his team were wonderful to work with. They quoted the job fairly, scheduled a time for my “junk” and old hot tub to be removed, they showed up on time, and I came home to a clean area! I couldn’t have asked for an easier experience and had wanted to get rid of that stuff for so long. John was such a pleasure to work with. So nice. Thank you!!

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Jeff's Drains
4.8
from 78 reviews
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen C.
Verified review

Jeff performed a minor plumbing repair. Jeff was quick, friendly, and professional. The time from first contact to completion of the job was lightning fast. Hire Jeff without hesitation. Grade A++.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Mark was an excellent choice for installing my water heater. He contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to him, came at the ageed upon time, was very courteous and professional in his work, and cleaned the work area up leaving no debris. I highly recommend him and his work for your plumbing repair.

99 Handy
4.6
from 76 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
Verified review

Paul was fantastic! Our communication prior to repair he was super responsive & honest. He knew exactly what to do when he arrived and helped educated me about the problem. He was also very efficient. I plan on hiring him for another project at my home soon. Very professional!

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Northern property services
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Russ S.
Verified review

Joe Bono of Northern Restoration quoted me a price and it was a fair price. But when he got to my home he saw what I had for pick up and said that the price was too much and came down on the price. That's a honest person. I plan on using Joe for other projects I have. Thanks Joe, Russ Smith of Lynn, Ma.

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Absolute
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea L.
Verified review

He was a very polite and courteous young man. He was punctual and did the theee repairs without any problem. He made a helpful suggestion about one of the tasks which we had not realized and that made the project better.

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A&M Services, HVAC
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark H.
Verified review

Did a great job and explained everything he did to optimize and repair my steam boiler and radiators. Now they pump out so much heat it's incredible. Very fair price too with everything itemized on the receipt. Highly recommended.

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Thomas Hanlon
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanne T.
Verified review

Thomas is prompt to respond, upfront, efficient and friendly. He was professional right from the beginning and clear about the work that needed to be done and completed the job of repairing and replacing an outdoor spotlight. Def re-hire worthy!

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wagner
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric L.
Verified review

Wagner was very responsive during communication and punctual in keeping his appointment. The job took longer than anticipated, due to locating a part needed for the repair. He did not provide a receipt.

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Aim High Home Services
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann M.
Verified review

Chad fixed a 35 year-old, cranky, crank-out, casement window in my home today. This was a very tricky project, and Chad went above and beyond: looking for solutions online, contacting the manufacturer, etc. Someone else might have given up, but he stuck with it. He doesn’t like not being able to figure out a problem. He is very courteous, wears booties in the house, cleans up everything when he’s finished (and believe me, not everyone does this). He fixed my window, and I would not hesitate to hire him again to do work in my home. Very fair pricing as well. Great service!

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rainstone construction inc
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick R.
Verified review

Ken did some tile work in my kitchen recently as well as some repairs to my doors and caulking our kitchen cabinets. From start to finish, Ken did a fantastic job! He communicated with me from the get-go, had a fair price, and was flexible with the times that he could come. He arrived on our agreed-upon time, performed the work as promised, and did a phenomenal job. He was done quickly and my wife and I were thrilled with his work. We will definitely be utilizing his services again in the future and I recommend him to anyone who needs any type of handyman work done.

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Topknotch Hvac
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

I was frightened and apprehensive about the day my furnace would decide to go to the furnace Cemetery. Well that day happened on Friday October 13th. The furnace clearly malfunctioned and I was forced to replace it. On that very same day I use Thumbtack to locate a technician, in less than 72 hours I had been contacted by Mike at TopKnotch, had an appointment scheduled and had a brand new furnace and thermostat installed. It was absolutely painless, definitely affordable, and literally one of the most positive experiences I have ever had with a home repair.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good handyman?

Finding a good handyman can change your life. Within days, the endless list of insurmountable tasks that were either out of your skill range or impossible to fit into your busy schedule can be completed. If you know you want help but aren’t sure how to hire the right pro, ask these questions to find the right fit:

  • What is your work experience? If you are putting in a tile backsplash, you want someone experienced with the task, not someone who generally does painting and junk removal.
  • How much do you charge? Handymen often charge hourly rates that vary based on the complexity of the task they’re hired to do, as well as flat rates for standard jobs. Be clear about what they’ll charge before you hire them.
    • On that note, discuss payment details. It’s wise not to pay all the money up front, especially for larger projects. You may be able to pay a deposit for materials and pay the remainder upon project completion.
  • How long will the job take you to complete? If the handyman is as busy as you are and a fence repair is going to take months, you should probably find another qualified handyman for the job.

Read client reviews and follow up with references to make sure you’re choosing the right handyman for your projects. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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