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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 Kansas City handymen
Hayley U.
Great handyman! Will keep using him!
RY Home RepairsRY Home Repairs
Tina W.
Very professional and responsive to questions. Best experience we have had with a handyman.
Solar Shield Blinds Shades SolutionsSolar Shield Blinds Shades Solutions
Michael D.
Not only did KC Handyman get back to me super quick, and with a reasonable quote for the work, but my handy man Daniel promptly was here at the agreed upon time and gave me superior satisfaction on the installation of a Chandelier and sink faucet!! I would highly recommend Daniel and KC Handyman!!
KC Handyman Pro LLCKC Handyman Pro LLC
Nancy T.
We had an excellent experience with KC Handyman! Everything was completely with good quality workmanship. The job was thoroughly explained from beginning through completion. Great care and attention to detail. I would highly recommend choosing KC Handyman and will have the back when I need more work done.
KC Handyman Pro LLCKC Handyman Pro LLC
Owen S.
KC Handyman Pro replaced 6x6 deck post that were rotting out. Tony contacted me right away after I submitted my project and had my quote that some day. The job started as planned and was completed within budget. I would hire them again when I need a handyman.
KC Handyman Pro LLCKC Handyman Pro LLC
Robert P.
KC Handyman Pro responded the day I asked for assistance and quickly and professionally completed all of my tasks. I plan to hire them for a much bigger project in the future.
KC Handyman Pro LLCKC Handyman Pro LLC
Jeffrey C.
Ira did a fantastic job installing my gas logs. He was right on time, professional, and very friendly. I will most definitely use him as my go to handyman from now on.
Service Pro Plumbing and GasService Pro Plumbing and Gas
Michelle J.
The handyman was punctual and ready to tackle the job. The job was finished in a timely manner. The results were exactly what I expected. Because of the great experience, I am hiring him for many different projects.
S&W Construction of Kansas City, LLCS&W Construction of Kansas City, LLC
Melissa W.
We needed a few miscellaneous projects done and KC Handyman got back to me almost immediately, came the next morning, finished projects quickly, and the price was very reasonable. We’ll definitely contact them again.
KC Handyman Pro LLCKC Handyman Pro LLC
ERIN S.
I reached out to Tony at KC Handyman pro and received an immediate response regarding my request. Joe arrived to my house a few days later to look at a couple of leaks we were experiencing. He poked around on the roof and in the attic let me know what he thought the problem was and made the repair. I had a few other companies also look at the leaks an none knew what was causing it or spent enough time to look around like Joe did. The other companies also quoted 5 times the amount I paid KC Handyman.
KC Handyman Pro LLCKC Handyman Pro LLC
Joan J.
Drew was a good communicator, did what he said he’d do, for a fair price, cleaned up well, and provided quality workmanship. I’d choose Jameson Handyman when I have another list of needed miscellaneous projects. Thanks!
Jameson HandymanJameson Handyman
Steve O.
Michael got the job done for a fair price! Another highly rated handyman came out before Michael and couldn't/ wouldn't fix the problem. The kitchen sink basin nut was difficult to remove in order to replace the kitchen faucet. Thanks Michael!
Handyman on topHandyman on top
Randy D.
Replaced a exterior door with a pre hung steel door had to enlarge the opening to accommodate a standard door size also replaced a kitchen faucet. Did good job on both very professional and knowledgeable would recommend John for any handyman work
John NaylorJohn Naylor
Clare W.
Very disappointed. KC Handyman Pro responded quickly and sent someone right out. He gave us an estimate and said they could start work later that week. We paid a $65 visit fee. No one ever showed up and my phone call was not returned. Do not use!
KC Handyman Pro LLCKC Handyman Pro LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Benjamin hung some wall art that needed precise measurements. He was on time, quick to figure out a solution to hang the wall art, and cleaned up after. A project that took me many hours last year was finished in one hour. I'd hire him again for electrical or handyman jobs.
Better Choice ElectricBetter Choice Electric
Sarah N.
Eric tried to install a couple of flood guards in our basement but due to the age of our plumbing and house, it couldn’t be done. But he was up front and honest and explained the problem to me and then didn’t charge since the work couldn’t be done. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact him again for any other handyman need, as he is straight forward and knows what he is doing.
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Damian F.
Tony & Joe were terrific. Joe worked on two large projects on my home. One replacing a second-floor porch floor and rebuilding a rotten stairway on the backside of my house. Additionally there were a number of small jobs inside the house that were done in a clean and timely fashion. Highly recommend handyman pro and specifically Joe that did all the work.
KC Handyman Pro LLCKC Handyman Pro LLC
Nicole L.
I had been searching for months for help with a list of things around my home but was declined because the “jobs didn’t sound worth the drive.” I found KC Handyman Pro through Nextdoor and I’m so glad I did. I sent a message on Saturday and Daniel came Wednesday. Great customer service. Daniel not only fixed the issues but offered suggestions and options on ways to complete the projects. 10/10 Will hire again.
KC Handyman Pro LLCKC Handyman Pro LLC
Veronica D.
Contacted KC Handyman Pro LLC June 1or 2. He was extremely eager to take this job; I wish he could have finished on that same accord. Joe was out on June fourth. He assessed the job. Joe went and purchased from Lowes. He came back with the supplied and my quote for the job. Yes, I was given the quote after the supplies were purchased. I looked past that. Joe installed four windows that same day at 125.00 a window. Joe came back June 5th and the 6th to make repairs to my back porch. Joe estimated the job would take 12 – 16 hours with a price range of 780.00 – 1040.00 at 65.00 an hour. The job ended up being 9 hours. 585.00. At the last minute I was hit with two HIDDEN CHARGES; these charges were NEVER mentioned to me. A delivery fee of 130.00 and trash removal of 100.00. Rather than refuse to pay the charges, I paid the additional charges. If I were told there was a delivery charge, I would have made my own arrangements to pick the supplies up. Joe did GREAT work; I can’t take that away. However, one side the of the porch at the top was/is missing a strip of wood. I have contacted Joe and Tony about this. Tony guaranteed me on June 8th that Joe would be back out. As of today, I have had nothing but empty promises of the work being finished. To say that I’m disappointed would be an understatement. Not only am I left with unaesthetic porch, I was left with 6 extra 2 X 4 10 and needing a 2 X 4 12. With any job you must be prepared for hidden work needing to be done, I totally get that. So, While I can overlook the extra 2 X 4 10. I can’t overlook is the attitude that these two have shown me. I contacted Tony before I wrote this review, thumbtack showed he was online. I sent him a chat no response. I left a VM no response. Tony is online and still no reply. I RARELY leave a bad review, however these TWO here have shown me complete DISRESPECT and UNPROFESSIONALISM. I had advised Joe that had rental properties that were needing some work as well. After the lack of respect and professionalism that was revealed to me by these two, I would NEVER recommend them to anyone if I could give them double zero’s I would. This is at most a 10-minute job, which I have paid for already! Why should I have BEGG for you to complete a job you were PAID for. This is ridiculous. These guys are unscrupulous LOSERS!
KC Handyman Pro LLCKC Handyman Pro LLC
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