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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 Columbus handymen
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome job, with fair prices! Would recommend to anyone looking for a great handyman.
Jim's Handyman ServiceJim's Handyman Service
Chris R.
Awesome experience. He did great work, was efficient and fair priced. Will be using again and will refer to anyone who needs a good “handyman
Heinmiller ServicesHeinmiller Services
Michelle F.
I would highly recommend Get Right handyman service. Excellent service, workmanship and a fair price. Plus he’s very nice 😊
Get Right Handyman ServicesGet Right Handyman Services
Andrew P.
Very knowledgeable handyman. Knew how to fix every problem that I threw at him. Extremely professional and a very nice guy. Would definitely recommend.
NewLook Home Solutions, LLCNewLook Home Solutions, LLC
Hannah B.
Was a pleasure to work with, punctual, helpful, and knowledgeable. Helped me hang a new light in my dining room. Will hire again for future handyman needs! Thanks!
TG Handyman ServicesTG Handyman Services
Tony N.
Brandon is our new handyman! He arrived on time, communicated well with us and gave us a fair price. We look forward to working with him again!
Original Repair Workers Fencing and Handyman LLCOriginal Repair Workers Fencing and Handyman LLC
Melissa P.
Per my husband, Jesse was wonderful to work with. Knowledgable, professional and quality of work was wonderful. We will definitely be scheduling him again for handyman type work. Highly recommend!
A Glass HouseA Glass House
Shirley G.
Josh was very friendly and professional, He did a wonderful job. I’m going to recommend him to my friends!! I’m so excited I found a good Handyman!
Built 2 Last RemodelingBuilt 2 Last Remodeling
Ally P.
Quick and efficient work! Vince is my new handyman for my whole list of things I need to do. Thank you for coming on time and being so knowledgeable and helpful!
VincenthandymanserviceVincenthandymanservice
Wilford D.
I would highly recommend this handyman to anyone in need, he is very very good at every job he does. Clay was very nice to work with and wasted no time in completing his job.
Hattey Handyman Service’sHattey Handyman Service’s
Shevonne G.
A great handyman! Once he finished my initial projects, I asked him to do something else, and with no hesitation, he completed all of my requests with care and professionalism. Thank you, sir!
Gfam313Gfam313
Thumbtack Customer
Super fast turn around time. Professionally worked on my projects. I would be happy to recommend and to use again. Handyman work on my home - rehung back door, placed flood lights, small projects.
AXIOM Construction ServicesAXIOM Construction Services
Rick W.
Matthew came the same day that I accepted the quote, did a great job, and was in and out. I was very impressed with the service, professionalism and knowledge of B.A.S.I.C.! I have them saved to my phone for future handyman needs!
B.A.S.I.C. Home ImprovementB.A.S.I.C. Home Improvement
Lori R.
Very excited about my choice to hire Josh. He was ahead of schedule, very personable and knowledgeable about many maintenance aspects of the home. I will definitely use him for other handyman needs and refer to friends and family.
Josh Of All TradesJosh Of All Trades
Megan T.
It is so refreshing to find an honest handyman that really cares about the work and is kind. I had some photos and mirrors hung, a bookcase built and installed, and a ceiling fan installed. Everything was done with care and patience. We are already planning some additional projects with him! Highly recommend!
Dennis LandonDennis Landon
Enrique S.
Hired Tony and was exemplary with the quality of work, knowledge and overall value. Tony is a jack of all trades. He was punctual, did exactly what I needed to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in Columbus and surrounding areas. Tony is my new go-to guy for all my handyman needs.
TD Home ImprovementTD Home Improvement
Zachary R.
He was on time, easy to get ahold of, and completed numerous small items I needed finished around the house at a very fair price. He was professional in his work and what he completed looks great. I will 100% use him again for anything I need completed. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great handyman.
J. Riley Co. RoofingJ. Riley Co. Roofing
Jennifer L.
Steve was great! He replaced the trip-lever faceplate in my bathtub, remounted a banister railing on the stairs, and fixed the loose plumbing under the kitchen sink that connected to the garbage disposal. He worked efficiently and the cost of his services was very competitive. Will definitely hire him again the next time I'm in need of handyman services.
Get Right Handyman ServicesGet Right Handyman Services
Andrea C.
I had several jobs of which I wasn't sure what or if could be fix. Ron explained what he can do how long it would take and how much I would cost. He even went to hardware store to get items I needed to get repair I will be using them for all my handyman projects
Dad Does It All llcDad Does It All llc
Alicia D.
I highly recommend Vince to anyone looking for a reliable handyman. We had an issue with our back door not being secured to the building. It was a safety issue as well as a major problem with ice buildup around the door frame in this cold weather. Vince was able to get out there same day, make the repair, and the price was well within my budget. We're so happy to have this done!
vincenthandymanservicevincenthandymanservice
Daniel G.
I’m a landlord and have been searching for a great handyman for three straight years. Someone I can trust, does great work for a reasonable price and actually does what they say they’re going to do. Not only did they do nice work for a really good price but they went above and beyond and thoroughly inspected my rental property. They found serious issues that my previous handyman of three years never told me about and neither did my tenant. Now I can get my rental properties back where they need to be. Someone like this is very hard to find. Honest, reasonable, trustworthy and reliable. This is exactly what I got from C3 Construction LLC. I can’t thank Chris and his assistant Josh enough and have already scheduled more projects with them in the future! Thank you Chris and Josh you guys are awesome!
C3 construction LLCC3 construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jim replaced a shower faucet and fixed a loose/ leaking toilet at one of my rental properties. He was very responsive and able to get the repairs made within a couple days of making the request on Thumbtack. The quality of work was great and he even added some splash guards to prevent future water damage from occurring. I would recommend Jim for any of your handyman projects.
Jim's Handyman ServiceJim's Handyman Service
Kristen M.
Dennis was quick to respond to my repair request and offered a fair price. He picked up the materials needed at no extra charge and patiently answered all of the questions I had regarding home maintenance in general. I am already planning on hiring him again to install a privacy fence and have referred him to others as well. He’s a genuine, great handyman to work with. Highly recommend!
Dennis LandonDennis Landon
LN M.
Art did a great job. He responded quickly to a last minute all day job. He and Alex were on time and on budget. They were professional, courteous and cleaned up after themselves. Too, they gave me some tips on home repair. (He even fixed my screen door on the way out!) I have found my new handyman and I am very thankful.
In Home InstallationIn Home Installation
Tasha J.
Jordan was A1 from the time I messaged him. On time, honest and even went out the way to come back the next day to finish. Needed a counter adjusted for our new fridge to fit, as top cupboard to be removed. Job was more than complete and I’m def keeping him as out handyman. Kind, respectful and very professional. Also referring him to my others friends and family. Thanks Jordan!
J Brown CO.J Brown CO.
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