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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 Brooklyn handymen
Victor C.
Alex was very quick and efficient. He is an excellent handyman
Alma-Z Services Inc.Alma-Z Services Inc.
Elliot P.
Great handyman - very capable and did the job quickly. great value as well!
Manny's Affordable Handyman ServiceManny's Affordable Handyman Service
Reginald D.
Excellent high quality worksmanship. Has a wide range of handyman skills. Great communication skills.
Thumbtack Customer
Handyman Dom had it all in one package. He was experienced, fast, and personable. Great service.
Handyman DomHandyman Dom
Mary a.
The handyman was very prompt, friendly, polite and did not was time getting the job done. I would recommend this company highly.
Saltykov IncSaltykov Inc
Nathasha H.
The handyman team was excellent. Service was prompt and thorough. Excellent price as well. Great people!! I will definitely be using them again for house repairs.
Fast key MoversFast key Movers
Balthazar S.
Luis is everything I could have hoped for in a handyman. He did great work, is incredibly friendly, and I won’t hesitate to hire him again.
LGD Tek Home services, Inc.LGD Tek Home services, Inc.
Frank C.
Tony was exactly the type of handyman I was hoping to hire to install my interior door. Tony did an expert job in a short period of time and at a reasonable price.
Interior RemodelingInterior Remodeling
Marleea P.
I was very appreciative that Stan and his team were able to accommodate me at such short notice on a holiday!!! The handyman was on time and was able to complete the job in 30 minutes!
Alma-Z Services Inc.Alma-Z Services Inc.
Edward F.
Great service. Stan is very professional and his staff works quick and efficiently. I will call them for any Electric or Handyman services going forward. Very impressed!
Alma-Z Services Inc.Alma-Z Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
This handyman never showed but he kept texting that he was close by and on his way. After three hours of waiting I had to tell him not to bother. Very disappointing.
experience  handymanexperience handyman
Diana K.
He responded quickly, came the same day, and did a great job installing our shelf. Very friendly, professional and capable. I would highly recommend him for any handyman work!
BZ Restoration INCBZ Restoration INC
Lisa m.
Let me tell all the world: If you want any job done perfectly, but I mean PERFECT, hire no one but Luis. A brilliant handyman, as warm as can be, and extremely reasonable in price.
LGD Tek Home services, Inc.LGD Tek Home services, Inc.
Annettia J.
I had a medicine cabinet installed a few months ago, and the perdo did not do a good job, it came off the wall. Now I found Manny, and he came and did a great job installing the medicine cabinet, also cut some shelves for me, very well mannered, polite, patient and know what he's doing. I'll definitely use him again to do all my handyman work. I would also recommend him to anyone that needs a handyman. Thanks Manny.
Manny's Affordable Handyman ServiceManny's Affordable Handyman Service
Tuesday M.
I was able to get an appointment that fit my schedule and the handyman showed up on time. He completed his work with explanations throughout the job. He was professional, courteous and the original quote didn't change. Thank you!!
Alma-Z Services Inc.Alma-Z Services Inc.
Josh K.
Ackthba was on time and did a great job of taking down a TV mounted on my wall and sealing the holes. Everything was quick and done in a professional manner and I would highly recommend him for anyone who needs handyman services.
Floors and ThingsFloors and Things
Rich F.
Konstantine is an amazing handyman. He assembled 2 impossible IKEA dressers, hung our blinds and mounted 2 TVs. His work is impeccable and he gets it done in a timely manner. We will definitely be using his services in the future.
Konstantine The Great HandymanKonstantine The Great Handyman
Susan D.
Brian did a great job and was very professional and courteous. He even came two days early when I needed air conditioners installed. I would recommend him without reservation, and I'll be using him again when I need a handyman.
Restoration SolutionsRestoration Solutions
Emma W.
Paul was fantastic! He installed my AC unit, which was in a casement window, which is way more difficult. He handled it like a pro, it seemed very easy for him and the work is high quality! I am very happy with Paul’s work and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a handyman.
Handyman USAHandyman USA
Thumbtack Customer
Omar arrived and set right to work Omar turned out to be both knowledgeable and efficient, not only did he swap out my fogged window for the clear one but he also exchanged and installed my new air conditioner for the old If you need a Superior handyman you need to call Omar Garcia
Tim K.
Mikheil the handyman did an excellent job doing something I probably should’ve been able to do myself… That is, replace a door knob. This is an old apartment building, and I was concerned about keeping the original doorknob frames intact. He was able to do that perfectly. And the price was right! I will definitely hire him in the future.
M And M Geo Investors LPM And M Geo Investors LP
Donald k.
Excellent experience. I promptly got an email from the company, and they worked hard to get my the earliest appointment possible. My handyman showed up on time, with all the tools needed, and got right to work. There were just a few small tasks, but he got them done in an hour. It was a very good deal and a very good service
Alma-Z Services Inc.Alma-Z Services Inc.
Peter K.
Very impressed! First of all, they responded to my request for a quote at 1:36am, an hour after I posted it. Then they were able to accommodate my date of service just a few days later. Handyman showed up right on time and got straight to work. He plastered our hole in the ceiling and repaired the radiator wheel issue. Very grateful and reasonably priced!
Alma-Z Services Inc.Alma-Z Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Great handyman! Mr. Baptiste responded to my Thumbtack request very quickly (and was available for the job the same day!), was pleasant to talk to while he was working, and didn't charge me extra even though the lock change he did for me wound up being slightly more difficult than I'd anticipated. I will definitely be in touch with him for future projects.
Floors and ThingsFloors and Things
Sarah M.
Bertie and his team are great. We needed our front door removed in order to get an old couch out of our apartment. They went about the work quickly, efficiently, quietly, and did a perfect job. The door was back on, squeak free, in less than an hour. I'm already making a list of other handyman needs so that I can contact Bertie again.
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