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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 Alexandria handymen
Clifton M.
I was extremely impress with the Obed professionalism, punctuality, and quality of work. He showed up with all of the materials needed to complete the job. He was quick and extremely friendly. I will definitely call him back for any handyman services that I may need in the future. I highly recommend his services to anyone looking for handyman services!!!
Callejas Handyman ServiceCallejas Handyman Service
Thumbtack Customer
Hector wasn't just a handyman - he was personable and a great spirit. A job well done. I'll hire him for all my handy needs going forward.
H&S Services dba as Sno-TraxH&S Services dba as Sno-Trax
David R.
We were very happy with the work quality, response and professionalism and will definitely use them again. We also recommend B&C to anyone looking for a handyman
B & C Better Choice LLCB & C Better Choice LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Solid work considering the diversity of handyman projects (install range hood on old plaster/brick wall, Remove a 100 yr. old interior plaster wall, etc...).
Benchmark Custom Builders LLCBenchmark Custom Builders LLC
Ben S.
Herbert is an amazing handyman! I love across the country and I can trust him to complete any of the tasks on my rental home with great quality and in a timely fashion. Highly recommend!!!
High Point Contracting, INC.High Point Contracting, INC.
Beatrice g.
David was a great help. I needed assistance to finish some plank flooring in two bedrooms. He was able to complete the work which looked wonderful. He was polite and a great handyman to have for the project.
Handyman@Your Command LLCHandyman@Your Command LLC
Sherrill H.
Request was for handyman to remove garbage disposer/replace with a new one; and 2 minor electrical repairs. Brian was prompt, courteous, professional, wore booties over shoes, paid attention to details. He noticed disposer seemed almost new; was able to fix problem. He was honest. Could've replaced it. He took extra care in the other 2 minor projects by also inspecting the total fixtures to be sure everything else looked good. Definitely recommend Real which has a handyman service and remodeling, construction. Sherrill
Real Handyman ServicesReal Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
I want to echo what the other reviewers have said. They're professional, a step above, and on top of it. I'll use them anytime I need any handyman work done again. Thanks, Labor Neighbor!
Labor Neighbor Relocation & Assembly SpecialistLabor Neighbor Relocation & Assembly Specialist
Sherille B.
What awesome customer service. Herbert was by far the BEST Handyman that I've hired through thumbtack. After agreeing on a time and date, Herbert arrived on time and was genuine. I hired him to hang a few curtain rods and a somewhat large mirror. He assessed the space and explained to me how he would hang all of the items. He had everything he needed and worked efficiently. On top of that, his prices were extremely reasonable. I plan on hiring him for ALL of my handyman jobs in the future. Highly recommend!
High Point Contracting, INC.High Point Contracting, INC.
Michael Z.
Uziel helped us install two shower doors. He was professional, meticulous, genuine, and friendly. Easy to communicate and reach out; always works with enthusiasm and smile. A good handyman and a good person. I’ll recommend him to everyone.
Lener Construction LLCLener Construction LLC
Megan K.
I used Michael’s Handyman for a small job - cutting a broken lock off my bike. I called 3 other handyman services in the area and they wouldn’t even consider such a small job. Michael’s came out and did the job very quickly and for a very good price. They responded quickly to all of my messages. They were expecting to arrive earlier than scheduled, and called ahead to make sure that was okay with me, rather than just showing up early. Overall, a very good experience. I will definitely keep Michael’s in mind for future projects!
Michael’s handymanMichael’s handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Brandon did an excellent job! He showed up on time, did the work as expected and cleaned up after completion. I'd highly recommend him to anyone else seeking a handyman. I intend using Brandon for all my future projects!
1st Home Pro Services LLC1st Home Pro Services LLC
Scott B.
Great experience hiring Michael's Handyman. Helped us out with several small projects around the house including installing wooden shelves, exterior masonry sealing, drywall repair, and other small projects. Will definitely hire again once we've got a new list.
Michael’s handymanMichael’s handyman
Eric W.
Outstanding handyman!! My project was a tough one, and Eduardo guided us through and made sure we got exactly what we wanted. We’ve hired him twice now and we are so relieved we have someone we can trust. We recommend him without hesitation!
Eduardo YusEduardo Yus
Monica P.
Juan was fantastic. I asked him to come a little earlier than planned and he did make it. He did an excellent work in my bathtub and also fixed little requests in no time. His prices are very reasonable. I will definitely hire him again. Want a great handyman? call Juan you will not regret it.
angel's homes remodeling...and General Contractorsangel's homes remodeling...and General Contractors
Corie D.
My Pro Master is fantastic and gets 5 stars when it comes to work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value and punctuality. I've been looking for a handyman for a while for our 1920's house and I think I've finally found one! They installed curtain rods, removed a powder room vanity, and also installed sconce lighting. I'm happy with the result!
Christine M.
Paulo was extremely professional I'm flexible. I had to reschedule several times and he was always so pleasant about my having to change plans. I had him replace my front door deadbolt and doorknob set and he was very capable and efficient. I plan on using his services in the future and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for handyman services.
2Brothers Home improvement/Handyman services2Brothers Home improvement/Handyman services
Gerri L.
I'm a real estate agent and needed a handyman to do some of the work involved in preparing a property for market. Angel and his crew were great. They showed up on time, they were pleasant and courteous and they diligently went about completing the myriad of tasks I had given them. They knew what they were doing and they did it well. I will definitely use Angel and his crew for future projects.
angel's homes remodeling...and General Contractorsangel's homes remodeling...and General Contractors
Rosa H.
As a single female, it’s always a little scary to call over a handyman. My mother and I tried to install curtains but weren’t prepared for the concrete and plaster walls in my apartment. My dog pulled on the curtain to get a ball from behind the couch...and the result can be seen in the first photo. Hamid, was prompt and professional. I find his rates to be reasonable and fair. I would 100% hire him again!
H.B Handyman ServicesH.B Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Juan and his associate did a great job for me. We ha d a couple small wall patch jobs and some sticky doors - true handyman tasks. Juan came over promptly, evaluated the job and was able to complete everything that same afternoon. He was courteous, cleaned up after himself and professional. He even pointed out some caulking that our builder missed! We will definitely hire him again.
angel's homes remodeling...and General Contractorsangel's homes remodeling...and General Contractors
Thumbtack Customer
7/3/2015 Mr. Trenton Snyder is the ultimate personable professional! He showed up at my home on time and was ready to get the job done. This was my first time hiring a Handyman, to assemble my entertainment center that had a million pieces. I automatically felt that I was dealing with a true professional, like myself. He answered and explained any and all questions that I had and offered logical and functional solutions. I highly recommend Mr. Snyder because his price was perfect/reasonable for the task at hand; and within 2 hours my entertainment center was assembled. It would have taken me an entire day to do it myself....before I knew it the job was done. He put my electronics items on the shelves after the assembly. I was quite pleased with the service that I received. I will call him again anytime that I have something that requires a Handyman, He'll be my first choice!. Hire Mr. Snyder, you won't go wrong.. Thank you!!!!! Keith Brown
Conceivable ConceptionsConceivable Conceptions
Marc L.
I needed to get a handyman out to a customers home to repair some light damage to a door we had caused. Coordinating with Michael was a breeze and his rates were competitive and very fair. Michael completed the repairs on-time, did great work, was very professional and communicated very responsively from coordinating the job through the completion of the task. I will surely be contacting him in the future for any repair needs I have, personal or otherwise. Thank you Michael!
Michael’s handymanMichael’s handyman
Amy K.
BLUF, hire him! It has been a pleasure working with Scott. He will continue to be my go-to handyman in the future. Scott helped me fix up a rental property after a family of 6 lived in it for 5 years, needless to say there were many projects to be done. He was a hard worker who didn't need to be micromanaged. I was able to give him a long list, he asked a few questions, and then got it done. He helped me with everything from replacing rotten trim, installing weather stripping, painting a fence and a stairway, installing a toilet, removing overgrown brush, laying mulch, installing towel bars, fixing several sticky doors, filling cracks in the driveway, repairing water damage in cabinets, pressure washing... the list goes on and on. He was exceptionally easy to communicate with, both before and during the project. Towards the end of the project I had to leave town. I felt completely comfortable having him in the house finishing the work without me being present. He sent me periodic updates and pictures to let me know how long things were taking and what had been completed. I couldn't have asked for more. If you need a multi-talented, hardworking, dependable handyman look no further. Give Scott a call. I promise you'll be glad you did.
Scott MoweryScott Mowery
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Colwill Construction & Design, LLC to do handyman work in my home. I had lots of jobs from repairing front and back doors, drywall work, painting and repairing railings and power washing front and back concrete areas. There were other things needed and included in these visits. They spent more than adequate time in my home to make sure the jobs were done well. The work was done to the utmost of my satisfaction and was surprisingly quite affordable and guaranteed. I was able to get a written estimate of what the labor and material costs would be, allowing me to know, in advance, if I could afford it. I appreciate that there were no hidden costs, expert work, and friendly staff. I felt comfortable with the staff and was very happy with the work! I will definitely use this company again and thank Jeff Colwall and staff for allowing me to get a lot of work done at an affordable price.
Colwill Construction & Design, LLCColwill Construction & Design, LLC
Jen M.
The guys who came out were very nice, knowledgeable, and overall did good work. I did have to have our plumber adjust the repair work Handyman did on the toilet they fixed because if was still running after the fix. I feel like the time they were here did not align to the amount accomplished and cost. The rate I was initially quoted was for one person, which is all I needed. When the scheduler said they were sending two people, I said I didn’t think it would require 2 people. But she said it would take them half the time so I just went along. So I was surely surprised when my invoice came and it was double what I expected. I reached out to them and they were able to reduce the price a bit. Recommend confirming rate and number of techs coming so you aren’t surprised like I was.
Handyman@Your Command LLCHandyman@Your Command LLC
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