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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 Saint Paul handymen
Cindy G.
I would recommend Pablo as a handyman to anyone!
Caitlin C.
Fantastic work for an excellent price. My go-to handyman!
Betty J.
Excellent service, exceeds expectations. I would recommend Jam Handyman services to anyone in need of home repair/ to -do-list .
Igor Y.
I'm very pleased with the responsiveness, work quality and communication. I would recommend Kingsbury to anyone looking for a handyman. I'd use him again for other work.
Kingsbury's Home MaintenanceKingsbury's Home Maintenance
Kathe K.
JAM Handyman did an amazing job filling in a hole that had been cut above my stairwell. I’m very pleased and plan on hiring them again!
William S.
Cory responded to our request quickly. He gave us a very detailed estimate. His quality of work was outstanding! We would hire him again for any handyman needs!
Premium Home Design & BuildPremium Home Design & Build
Kristen K.
Working with Quilici Handyman Services was great. We had Gianni back the next week for another project - we appreciate how thoroughly he explains his work. Will be using for future projects!
Quilici Handyman ServicesQuilici Handyman Services
Nichole P.
Todd was quick to visualize the work I needed done, did that work well, answered all my questions, and worked quickly. I will absolutely use him again for future handyman needs.
Todd Maxwell HandymanTodd Maxwell Handyman
Joel Z.
Carlos helped install the glass window piece to my front glass door. He did a phenomenal job for a reasonable price. I will use Carlos again for handyman services and would recommend him to all.
Roger F.
Very trustworthy guy. He is very good at what he does!! I would recommend Barry to anyone that is in need of a quality handyman. He will get the job done and get it done right. Will use Barry again and again!!
Barry's RepairsBarry's Repairs
Tamica W.
I am very pleased with the work Isaac did in my home. Very professional. I would definitely hire him again. If you need a honest, hardworking, professional, knowledgeable handyman, Isaac is definitely the one to call.
Kingdom Building LLCKingdom Building LLC
Jeremy O.
I was extremely satisfied with Almita Handyman Service. AHS provided excellent quality scheduling, communication, trouble-shooting and repair on my track-lighting issue. I would use AHS for my next job in a second. And I would highly recommend AHS to anyone.
Almita Handyman ServicesAlmita Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
I can honestly say you'll never find a better handyman then Chuck. His estimate was very accurate and much less than the others. He is incredibly professional in everything that he does. He even took the time to show my 7 year old what he was doing and answered ALL of the questions he had! Incredibly prompt communication and he is very honest which is hard to find now a days. I really wish I had hired Chuck 2 years ago when we first moved into our house. I can honestly say I'll never look for another handyman again!
Chuck HechtChuck Hecht
Thumbtack Customer
John did a superb job installing new shudders on our house and painting our front door. He was super communicative, timely and even went above and beyond with fixing our dryer vent. I would absolutely hire John to do more handyman work for us in the future.
JM Construction ServicesJM Construction Services
Phong T.
Luis was a great handyman! I had him come in to install four ceiling fans! His communication was awesome and his client’s needs were always his #1 priority! I will definitely hire Luis again! Thanks for the great work Luis! The whole family at enjoying them this Summer!
details&drywall,paint (general construction)details&drywall,paint (general construction)
Kimbler M.
I had the best experience with working with JP Handyman & Remodeling. The young man who installed my barn doors was very nice, professional, and did beautiful work! I would recommend them to anyone that needs work done in their home and I put my highest stamp of approval on their work!
JP Handyman & RemodelingJP Handyman & Remodeling
Natalie S.
Dan did a great job replacing a storm door and repairing a screen door. He got back to me very timely after my initial request and arrived to do the job when he said he would. I'm very happy with the work he did and will use his services again the next time I need a handyman.
Iservu Handyman ServiceIservu Handyman Service
Christina H.
I bought my first home and know very little about Handyman work - when I reached out to Ruben he responded right away to set up a time. Even with a busy schedule he made sure he got all of my projects done well and in a timely manner. I would definitely use him for future projects!
Anna M.
He has help me with quite a few projects over the years one of witch saved me thousands on a plumber he was able to fix for a few hundred. He showed up on time and was very informative on what needed to be done to solve the problem I will call him for all my handyman needs and will recommend him to my mom as she needs some projects done around her house.
Kruzel Handyman servicesKruzel Handyman services
Thumbtack Customer
On time. Very nicely completed installing a bathroom vent fan in an older home which was a difficult job. Good price. Only accepts cash which required me to run to an ATM machine. Bob might want to consider getting an Apple Square card reader which would work nicely for him and customer. I would definitely recommend Bob for handyman projects and would use him again myself.
Thumbtack Customer
Bob used his carpenter skills to trim a cabinet to accomodate a taller refrigerator. He took great care to minimize the amount of sawdust as a result. He also helped with some electrical issues (his career specialty) and went the extra distance to trouble shoot a "dead" outlet in my garage. Bob was on time, in fact, I got same day service! He is knowledgeable, respectful, friendly, and his rates are very reasonable. I highly recommend Bob for his handyman services, and I will readily call him for future jobs.
Hassan S.
We hired Kel to take care of a few important baby prep projects at our home. He helped us install new baby gates in three different places, as well as fixed a wobbly door knob for our garage entry door. Kel was courteous, highly skilled, and able to make adjustments on the fly to help get our project wrapped up as promised. In addition, he was very friendly with our puppy and made us feel comfortable having him in our home. I would highly recommend Kel to anyone that is looking for a skilled handyman. Thanks Kel!
Studio Rebus IncorporatedStudio Rebus Incorporated
Thumbtack Customer
Barry is everything you could want in a handyman! He's dependable, capable, trustworthy, and just an all around great person. I couldn't have wished for anything more hiring Barry to help me get my house ready to sell, and once I realized I couldn't do it all myself, I found Thumbtack searching online and Barry promptly responded to my request at a very reasonable cost. For all tasks large and small - Barry came through wonderfully. He'll help with anything that is needed, and he is very easy to work with. Thanks Barry..!
Barry's RepairsBarry's Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
If I could give Gregg more stars, I would. Not only did he complete the job that five people before him were unable to do, he was a great communicator, he showed up on time, was flexible with my schedule and followed through with everything he said he would do. The job I asked him to complete was difficult and I knew it would take a while to figure out. Gregg came over with different plans and ideas MANY more times than he expected when he gave me the initial quote, and he stuck with it -- he is incredibly reasonable with pricing. Since then I've even referred him to my family. He is honest, sincere, persistent, and everything you'd want your handyman to be. I can't speak highly enough about this man, and look forward to doing many more projects with him in the future!
All American Home Pros  LLCAll American Home Pros LLC
Michael B.
I, admittedly, gave Aimeng a long list of items. I didn’t foresee issues given rave reviews online and initial conversation. Geez, I was so wrong. I won’t go into detail about the botched cement patching, door that still jams, communication regarding supplies or brick molding I had him to take back down after he decided it was a good idea to install without miter joints. My main complaint is he left me with 2 outlets and 1 switch that did not work. When approaching him regarding the issues he stated “they weren’t his problem.” Afterwards, he had the audacity to request reimbursement for a bag of Water Stop. Unbelievable. I had to pay an electrician $150 to repair components that worked prior to his visit. In summary, I can see him being a very basic handyman (installing curtain rods, putting together a desk, etc.) but anything that crosses into the realm of a skilled trade or attention to detail is highly unrecommended.
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