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Watertown Home Repair Specialists

Browse these home repair services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Watertown.

Top Pro
  • 10 years in business
  • 339 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krista W.
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Joe came here to fix our garbage disposal, which he did quickly and also advised us on some other home repair questions we had - also was super considerate, even made sure cats were ok while he was looking at some swelling on our patio door frame (door was open)

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Renew Home
4.8
from 129 reviews
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie P.
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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.

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First in Service
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Randall G.
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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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OSA Home Improvement
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alexandra R.
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Sayeed was wonderful! He fixed our leaking shower and saved us a lot of money since we didn't have to buy a new faucet. I will definitely hire him again if our house has an future repair needs :)

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Reliable Handyman Service
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian R.
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This was my first Thumbtack experience, and I'm glad I was working with Robert from Reliable Handyman Services. He took the time to understand the issue and, even though he only had pictures I texted him, provided a reasonable quote prior to starting the work. He was always prompt when replying to my Thumbtack messages and text messages. He showed up on time, did a great job, resolved the issue the first time, and stayed true to his original quote as nothing unexpected popped up during the repair. I'm not sure about other companies on this site, but I would definitely recommend this one.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Samantha R.
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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.

Mahoney & Co.
4.6
from 68 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne B.
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Frank did a great job of cleaning our gutters and also completed a couple small repairs. He was very efficient and trustworthy and I would definitely call him again.

Color Precise Painting, Inc
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua K.
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This was a 1000 square-foot job involving a lot of smoothing of walls and repair along with painting . Reubert was a very conscientious worker with a great eye for detail and just an overall fantastic job very very satisfied.

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A&M Services, HVAC
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark H.
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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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G's Handyman Services
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rick T.
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Gerry was quick to respond to my request and made himself available to discuss the project over the phone. This was a commercial office space with several tables that needed special repair and assembly. Overall a great experience and I will use him again for certain!

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Strongmen Waterproofing
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monique H.
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I contacted this vendor to repair cracks in our foundation. They were able to provide an accurate assessment of the needed repairs. The repair was more involved than what was seen. They vendor was prepared. Once the repair was completed, my husband was very pleased. I would recommend this vendor and would hire them again.

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Thomas Hanlon
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanne T.
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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!

Top Pro
  • 17 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kristin G.
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Todd and his team did a fantastic job painting the exterior of our house. We have a very old home which required some extensive repair work, and they did a great job. Highly recommended!

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Aim High Home Services
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann M.
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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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Anderson Pipe Repair
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter F.
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Chris was able to locate leaking pipe in the wall by cutting into the dry wall and make the repair. He was on time and did an outstanding job. Very professional and courteous.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan L.
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We hired Van to repair some drywall and paint some of the interior rooms of our home. He arrived and gave an estimate. Then he came back at another time to meet with us to discuss exactly what we wanted done. He was timely and professional and very courteous. He came back the next day for five days to take care of all the things we needed to fix and paint. He and his partner showed up at the exact same time everyday and put in a full day's work. Everyday when they left, they left my home very neat and tidy and were very diligent about that. They did an awesome job. It looks great. I felt they were trustworthy and if I need more work done, would definitely hire them again.

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rainstone construction inc
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patrick R.
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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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Superior Painting Boston
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paula D.
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I would have given no stars but it wouldn’t allow to write a review. Owner very nice ...came out to my home immediately had some great ideas. Unfortunately he doesn’t know how to treat a client especially a new client. Very unreliable and I was constantly reaching out to him. Very slow responding and definitely was not keeping his word. Sadly I did not hire him because of this. I absolutely believe he would have done an outstanding job. Made great recommendations for enhancing the look of my furniture. I had a gut feeling final product when finished would have been outstanding. I could tell he was very gifted. But unfortunately I had a gut feeling I would b chasing him to start my job, and would of prob had to chase him to get my furniture back once he removed it from my home! I feel really bad writing this review. However I hope he takes as constructive criticism moving forward! Gifted young man.... too bad!

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wagner
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric L.
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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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Webster Building Co.
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill D.
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I was lucky to find Jim Earley, the jefe of Webster Building. He is a diligent and enthusiastic worker, and very knowledgeable on home repair. His efforts have been pivotal to the successful renovation of my 1790 farm house. I would highly recommend him.

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Thompson Home Services
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kwok W.
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Garbage Disposal Installation .. after install couple water drip he move the pipe little bit and stop dripping ..so everything good.. when he walk out my house still remind me if water drip or something happen give him to call he will come back fix..nice guy..

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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