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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 West Campus handymen
Dylan R.
Great handyman!
Whitehorn ConstructionWhitehorn Construction
Aileen M.
Will definitely use Handyman 512 again!
The Handyman 512The Handyman 512
Philip K.
Handyman came out on a Sunday afternoon.....
Maverick's handyman servicesMaverick's handyman services
Shane M.
I will call Robert for any future handyman work.
Texan handyman ServicesTexan handyman Services
Frank a.
Alex tried to nickel and dime me. Don’t recommend a handyman that does this as they will end up charging you higher. In this bad economy handyman prices are not reflective of what they should be plus Alex is overpriced. BEWARE. DO NOT recommend
Alek HoffmeisterAlek Hoffmeister
Raktim S.
I would recommend Richard for all general maintenance and Handyman work.
Bass Handyman ServicesBass Handyman Services
Brandon W.
Will definitely be hiring Thomas again for more handyman work. Thanks, Thomas!
Roncco Design + Fabrication, LLCRoncco Design + Fabrication, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Honest and personable! Will definitely remember Al for all our handyman needs!
Honey Do Handyman & Fence ServicesHoney Do Handyman & Fence Services
Thumbtack Customer
Joe with Martin Handyman Service was very reliable AND ended up being super flexible when my schedule unexpectedly changed. These reasons will be why I call Joe in the future for any handyman/maintenance help I need!
Martin Handyman ServiceMartin Handyman Service
Steve E.
experienced, efficient, honest - best "plumbing" handyman I've had so far
Thumbtack Customer
Michael did a great job as usual! He will continue to be our go to handyman!
Michael CaballeroMichael Caballero
Thumbtack Customer
Great service. Very prompt reply. Have him now on our handyman list.
Handyman MikeHandyman Mike
Charlie S.
Great handyman. Very knowledgeable and repaired some of my floor without any hassle.
Bass Handyman ServicesBass Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Obaidi was very professional, courteous, and helpful. Would be happy to recommend him as a handyman.
Mustafa Al-ObaidiMustafa Al-Obaidi
Arjun K.
Excellent work! Look forward to calling him back for all future handyman needs
La Vega Construccion and RemodelingLa Vega Construccion and Remodeling
John M.
Ezequiel, of EZ Handyman, was great to work with. We had to get some drywall repaired caused by a water leak. There was some issues with the texture cracking and Ezequiel came back no questions asked and made sure he made it right. Turned out the paint we chose was causing a problem. He found a solution and got it fixed. Would definitely recommend EZ Handyman and I️, personally, will not hesitate to call Ezequiel in the future when I️ need some handyman work done!
Thumbtack Customer
Mustafa completed my furniture assembly with precision and professionalisim. I would highly recommend him for a handyman.
Mustafa Al-ObaidiMustafa Al-Obaidi
Virginia C.
Abraham was very professional,efficient, and the price was great. I would definitely use him for further handyman needs
Fixin' To Do - Handyman ServicesFixin' To Do - Handyman Services
Matt A.
Besides being a great handyman, Adolfo provides thoughtful suggestions and valuable input and it definitely shows in the quality of his work.
Big G Assistance,LLCBig G Assistance,LLC
Eli A.
Kez was a great Handyman to hire. He was very good at communicating with me when he would arrive or if he had to reschedule far ahead of time. He knew exactly how to do the task I needed him to do with no problem. Hire Kez for your all around handyman services, you won’t regret it.
All Around Handyman ServicesAll Around Handyman Services
Stacy F.
Just a great experience with Azzurri Handyman Services. Came on short notice to install a light fixture for us. Highly recommend!
Azzurri Handyman ServicesAzzurri Handyman Services
Betsy T.
The absolute best handyman experience ever! Fast, efficient, and solved our problem immediately. And..enjoyed their personalities immensely!! Highly recommend!!!
Honey Do Handyman & Fence ServicesHoney Do Handyman & Fence Services
Karen J.
Great job done, in quick time, no fuss, mess and the TV on the wall looks great. Will use the handyman again, reliable and professional!
HandyMan and BeyondHandyMan and Beyond
Daniella N.
Steven was AMAZING he fixed my shower in no time and diagnosed some of my electrical issued. Easily my go-to handyman.
Mimi H.
Marvin with Handyman Pro did an excellent job of applying the silicone in the joints that we needed to get done at the last minute! He was ready to work and get the job done! Handyman Pro is very responsive and Professional and got the job done in a timely manner at a reasonable price also! I will definitely HIRE HANDYMAN PRO AGAIN FOR OTHER Commercial and Residential PROJECTS. Marvin also was very personable and punctual. We had a boom lift and he was even knowledgeable in driving an 80' articulating boom lift. He did an awesome job. We are very pleased and happy with the results.!
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