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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 Trotwood handymen
LS R.
Russ is an excellent handyman for hire! Will recruit him again for additional work! He's very reliable & gets the job done!
On Demand Handyman: Renovations & RepairsOn Demand Handyman: Renovations & Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
Bill fixed and cleaned our gutters quickly and for a fair price. I will recommend Bill for handyman work and plan to use him in the future. Dan F
Bills Handyman and Home ServiceBills Handyman and Home Service
Tina M.
Doug is very knowledgeable. He replaced our central vac unit and it is working great. I would recommend him for any handyman or electrical needs you have.
Doug's Handyman and Electrical ServicesDoug's Handyman and Electrical Services
Marianna S.
I needed two truck loads of very heavy items and miscellaneous items to be loaded and removed. Bill was very responsive, extremely nice and professional. He worked very quickly. He is a hard and excellent worker. I recommend Bills Handyman and Home Services without hesitation.
Bills Handyman and Home ServiceBills Handyman and Home Service
Sarah L.
I am so happy we found Andy! He removed/widened a few walls for us, in addition to tackling a list of other random handyman tasks in our new house. His work was excellent and his costs were reasonable and transparent. Most notably, he took great care to do the job right and explained his approach to save us headaches in the future. He really knows what he is doing and clearly takes pride in his work. Highly recommend.
AR Home Restorations LLCAR Home Restorations LLC
Beth E.
So, Kenny Bryant Handyman Services just left after securing my rugs,patching a hole, installing a toilet seat and sanding and installing a door for me. Two nice young men arrived, I showed them what needed to be completed and they were in and done, Cleaned up after themselves returned items and even took Visa. I would recommend then for any small job or if you need your TV hung or speakers installed.I liked that they made sure the door was level too. 513-267-3108
TechKnowledgeTechKnowledge
Norris F.
My wife and I had some middling projects that needed done. Not big enough to justify a general contractor, but below our skill, interest, patience, and ability. I messaged one handyman: no response. Mr. Bryant responded in a reasonable amount of time and patiently listened to our needs and set up a time and general price. Projects: hang up gigantic ikea mirror, fix kitchen drywall from illegal squirrel immigration, finish incomplete paint jobs, and paint accent wall. When they arrived, we showed them what we needed done, discussed price and timeline, and they got to work. They were personable, professional, and competent. We already have a list of future projects for them to complete. I recommend their services. They are trustworthy and honest. No BS or chicanery.
TechKnowledgeTechKnowledge
Thumbtack Customer
Zack did an amazing job on my first project. I needed a very large sectional desk taken apart and moved to another room. Upon looking at the desk we find that it was glued together. He was able to get it in the room, placed it in different places, as I continued to change my mind. He was well priced, curtious and cleaned up after he was done. My 1st project was more difficult that I expected but Zach took it with stride and he was able to get the job done perfectly. I was so happy with his work that I hired him a second time a week later. He put a cabinet up on my wall and the cabinet was missing a crucial piece. He was able to trouble shoot the problem and came with a very inexpensive solution. Again he worked hard and cleaned up the saw dust after he was finished. His pricing was amazing on each project. If I ever need a handyman again I WILL definetly hire him again.
Zeebra maintenanceZeebra maintenance
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