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Ace Handyman Services Greater Triangle and JoCo
Ace Handyman Services Greater Triangle and JoCo
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  • Serves Apex, NC
Welcome to Ace Handyman Services. Just like you’ve come to know Ace Hardware’s helpful nature, you will find us to be your new advocate in caring for your home or business. We're in the business of making life better – we just happen to do it with a hammer and router. You’ll enjoy how we’re different Thank you for learning more about us. We think you’ll find us to be a different home improvement experience – in a good way. We have removed all of the frustration in home improvement, with incredibly high levels of service, communication and expertise – we’re pretty certain it will surprise you. You’ve come to know Ace Hardware’s helpful nature, and now, you’ll find us to be your new Home Ally in caring for your home or business. Like Ace Hardware, we’re locally owned Ace Handyman Services Greater Triangle and Johnston County is nationally recognized and locally owned. We offer handyman services in the Greater Triangle and Johnston County area for those who need quality, multi-skilled help to get things fixed or improved at an exact time, on a planned day, with a one-year warranty on all our craftsmanship. Our Multi-Skilled Craftsmen Teams are qualified to do 1,162 different projects Whether it is a minor door adjustment, new door and window installations, a bathtub that needs caulking, a loose piece of trim, drywall repair, residential painting services, deck repairs, or a small bathroom refresh, our Multi-Skilled Craftsmen have the skills to do over 1,162 different home improvement and commercial projects. Our Craftsmen are employees – not subcontractors – who have passed background checks before they enter any of our customer’s homes. We can schedule an exact time over the phone, for work that’s all fully guaranteed, to get your projects off of your to-do list. Exact appointment times are set on what is convenient for you Let us show you how different we are from what you’ve experienced in the past from home improvement providers – we’re sure you’ll be glad that you called.See more


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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

Minimum rates for handyman jobs typically range from $60-$100. 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.

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 fees.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Apex handymen
Aaron S.
Handyman was very polite, showed up on time, and did a good job.
C & R Construction Services LLC.C & R Construction Services LLC.
Michael B.
Quick and direct with my needs, and even demonstrated a couple ways for me (not a handyman) to make fixes myself.
Lockett Handyman Services and Painting FACEBOOK)Lockett Handyman Services and Painting FACEBOOK)
Grishma k.
We waited for 2 days and the handyman didn’t show up and also didn’t responded to our messages or calls.
Ellis Home Services LLCEllis Home Services LLC
Richard W.
What a super nice, knowledgeable and professional contractor. I won’t even try to find another handyman, this is my guy!!
Handy Man Stan’sHandy Man Stan’s
Robert D.
Project scope was to hang four new vanity mirrors. Technician was on time, skilled, and did a great job hanging the mirrors. Will utilize FixTman for my next handyman requirement.
FixTman LLC. (Carolina)FixTman LLC. (Carolina)
Jay G.
Our home was cleaned very well by the staff that Naomi oversees - the cleaning staff was thorough with their cleaning and efficient with their time. The handyman that also came over was prompt and quickly assisted with the flood light that needed attention. Naomi is quick to answer any concerns via text. Thank you for taking care of us - we will be calling again!
Mimy’s Clean and handy .LLCMimy’s Clean and handy .LLC
Dan G.
Gerry helped build me an incredible storage shelf in my garage over the door, 20ft by 4ft. He responded quickly and was at my house in a few days. Showed up early and did a top notch job in a few hours. His price was incredible. He brought along a friend who helped - thank God because I am not much help. I had given up hope on finding a Handyman to tackle this job but Gerry was worth the wait. He is a true perfectionist, craftsman and gentleman. I will call him back for other work. I cannot say enough about Gerry.
Jerry French/Handyman LLCJerry French/Handyman LLC
Angela A.
Come rain or shine; Mike was on the job! From beginning to end, Mike was very communicative, responsible, and punctual during the process. I hired him for a carpentry project to build a catio window box for our furr-baby. I provided sample pictures and the paint color scheme, and he took it from there. He was very thorough in his research on what type of screen would work well, and the different kinds of pet window door insert. Also, he made sure to use wood that would weather well through the years to come. He built a strong structural and quality catio. He is very particular about details, and this is an excellent quality because paying attention to the details is very important, especially when I'm just as particular! Also, afterward, he was great at cleaning up. Mike takes pride in his work; I could not be more pleased with Mike's skills and work ethic. I recommend him as a handyman from carpentry projects to odd jobs around the house.
Atlas Home ServicesAtlas Home Services
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