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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 Millard handymen
Thumbtack Customer
Work was done by a knowledgable handyman. Will use this company again.
Kennedy Handyman servicesKennedy Handyman services
Keith P.
The best handyman one could imagine. We had no expectation Manny would be anywhere near as great as he turned out to be. 100% satisfied.
Handy Manny CarpentryHandy Manny Carpentry
Brice O.
Would highly recommend Cottonwood Creek Handyman. We had him install knobs and handles for our cabinets and each one is drilled perfectly.
Cottonwood Creek HandymanCottonwood Creek Handyman
Wesley H.
Although Simon possesses tools, he simply does not know how to use them and works at a glacial pace. He is not a professional and needs more experience to be an efficient and/or effective handyman. Extremely disappointed in his attitude and work.
Simon ServesSimon Serves
Paul L.
Troy did an outstanding job for me. He has a very easy going personality aside from an expertise in an number of "handyman" tasks. Will not only recommend him; I've already asked him to complete another job for me within the next 10 days!!
Start2FinishStart2Finish
Thumbtack Customer
Without hesitation, I would recommend ACG to complete a job. He does high quality work at an affordable price. I was impressed with his knowledge and attention to detail when installing a storm door for me. I will be hiring him again for all of my future handyman jobs.
ACG Handyman ServicesACG Handyman Services
Steve C.
John is spot on professional and a hard working family man. He did an outstanding job installing a ceiling fan for me in a jiffy. Great price, great work, and a great can do attitude. I'll be working with him again for sure and am very pleased we got in touch. Definitely recommend him for all handyman needs.
Lil John Handyman ServiceLil John Handyman Service
Michelle G.
It is not fair we can only choose 3 quality words for the pros. Robert deserves all 5 ‘cool’ words! We hit it off right out the gate! My handyman has to be a bit different. I need help with a lot of little silly things. Most handyman tell me that is not part of their job. I had to have him actually take my recycling out because I can’t lift. I’ve had Handymen turn me down flat out and say I’m sorry that’s not my job. Not Robert 😎. Robert came over, did every single thing I i needed during this crucial Pandemic time so I can remain independent. He worked around all my misgivings, rescheduling, canceling, hospital,, blah blah blah! He handled the rescheduling like a pro! 😇 I recommend it to anyone that wants good quality and pride in their work, he’s your pro. He’s worth every single dollar spent! Although, I have not mentioned how very skilled and keen business sense he has. It was by far personable.
R&R Handyman Services LLCR&R Handyman Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Corey helped me with various maintenence and move out after 7 years. He did a great job, hard worker and doesn't waste time. He was friendly and did not have a problem with my 4 year old's numerous questions. His price was more than fair, and he even did a couple of things that weren't included in the estimate because he noticed them and didn't want to leave them in disrepair. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman. I know I will be using him for any future needs I may encounter in my new home. Thanks Corey! I'll be in touch.
this and that servicesthis and that services
Thumbtack Customer
While visiting the Omaha area, I learned my elderly father-in-law was in severe need of some safety devices to be installed at his home. Because the handyman I used previously was no longer doing business, I needed to resort to the internet. Low and behold, I was led to Daniel Moyer, owner of 'On The Level'. Dan was gracious enough to come out on a Saturday afternoon. When he was unable to find a straight piece of railing for our project, he didn't just run to one store, he went tob multiple stores, he even called around until he found one. He returned 2 days later to complete the install. His work is professional. His prices fair. His personality warm and his timelines and communications TOP NOTCH!! For our next project, he will be called first! I wish there were more honest, "good guys" out there like Daniel!!
On The LevelOn The Level
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