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Portsmouth Home Repair Specialists

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Johnson Enterprise
4.8
from 227 reviews
  • 375 hires on Thumbtack
Adrienne P.
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Mr. Johnson was professional and interactive as he completed the repairs in my home and explained why the issues occurred. We worked around each other's schedule which helped me out a lot and his prices were reasonable. I will definitely be using him again for my next project.

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Stevens Enterprise
4.9
from 125 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike K.
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I had two plumbing issues - a leaky kitchen faucet and a toilet that kept running. Mr. Stevens showed up last Friday morning right on time, as promised. He took care of the toilet problem first, then went to work on the kitchen faucet. Unfortunately, the faucet was beyond repair. Even though the weekend was approaching, Mr. Stevens went to a plumbing supply house and purchased a new faucet and supply lines. He installed the faucet and everything is working fine. 5 stars, two thumbs up! Great service!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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We weren't sure if the rug was salvageable in our new home and then we noticed a cat smell from the previous owners. Tim did a great job of breathing new life to our carpet and it looks as good as new and smells nice too! So thankful he came and rescued our carpet and put money back into our home renovation by sparing us the cost to replace the carpet! I would definitely use his services again.

Mr. Electric of Chesapeake
4.5
from 91 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
Ola H.
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Jason was extremely professional from the start of the job. He explained to me the issue with the fan and how he resolved. He saved me money by making the repair so I would not have to purchase a new fan. I would definitely hire him again.

Hardy Heating And Cooling
4.5
from 82 reviews
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy M.
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I hired Anthony to repair my boiler. I have never met a more dedicated and professional person. Additionally, I have hired Anthony to install a new heating system in my home! Look no further than ?Hardy Heating & Cooling! ?????

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Fred Spiker
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelly A.
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Fred made lots of repairs for us during the process of selling our home. He was more than happy to work with me remotely since I was out of state. His communication was excellent, and he arrived promptly when he said he would. He sent pictures of all the repairs that he made, which was extremely helpful! I would highly recommend him for any home repairs.

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Cardinal Renovations
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicola D.
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several small repair jobs...very prompt & efficient! Did an excellent job, fair & honest. will definitely use again.

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Wise Choice Home Solutions
4.9
from 61 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Morgan W.
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Our new go-to guy for anything from repairs to renovations.

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Cleaver construction
4.6
from 56 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victor H.
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David Cleaver did an excellent job repairing our large fence gate. He came over quickly to look over the job. We agreed on a reasonable price and time for the work. He called to confirm before the work date and was prompt in arriving. His craftsmanship is top notch. I would definitely use him for future repair work!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren L.
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Keith did an awesome job on our fence repair! He responded quickly to messages, came out the next day for a quote, and was just great overall to work with. Highly recommend Foster Construction to anyone looking for this type of service. Keith's quality of work and competitive rates can't be beat.

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Efficient home-improvement
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather S.
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Michael ia awesome!!! So helpful and trustworthy. He will be my first call from now on for any home repairs!!

Alliance Electrical
4.7
from 46 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley L.
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did a great job! we needed a repair for our stove/oven and also 2 ceiling fans and he came out the next day! would def hire again!

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Home Tech Solutions LLC
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elizabeth B.
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I am so pleased with Daniel, I've already scheduled him for another job. He came on short notice to give me a estimate on a job 2 other electricians had done ... and messed up. He spent almost an hour checking the wiring and then climbing around my attic. When he came to give me the diagnosis, he took pictures, used the internet to show me where he had to order the speciality parts from and gave me a reasonable price for the job. He explained things so a layman would understand without talking down to me. He treated me like an equal. When he came back with the parts and did the repairs, he gave me the box the parts came in along with the bill/shipping label so I would know his prices were not inflated. He took the time to tell me what I would probably need in the future and gave me some great suggestions for maintaining my current setup. His prices were more than reasonable, he was incredibly courteous, and truly wants to get his business going. His skill set was amazing but he was willing to admit when he didn't know something and so needed to do some research. I don't know what more anyone could ask for in an electrician. You won't be disappointed if you hire him, I know I wasn't.

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J&S Landscaping
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mechelle R.
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Amazing yard work. Thank you for such a quick and great job. My yard looks amazing and my bathroom paint is the best. I look forward to having you paint the rest of my home. Thanks again.

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Oasis Home Spaces, LLC
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy B.
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The Help Squad was called in at the last minute to complete the interior design of a new construction single family home. Their dedication to this job and their eye for detail proved to be amazing. The interior of this new home was absolutely gorgeous and awe inspiring. They were also able to keep the project under budget. Nothing but great service from the Help Squad!

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  • 15 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa T.
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We purchased a new home and needed a full interior paint, as well as some shiplap/moulding installed. First of all, Rick is super easy going and a joy to work with. Always professional, always on time, and very flexible with our changes and additions we made to the project along the way, Rick accommodated our every request. He explained the how's and why's of each step of the project, and helped us make some decisions on some tricky spots. Even though we threw him some curveballs, he never once complained or griped about anything...he is so easy to work with...we cannot say the same for many contractors we have worked with in the past! The quality of work he produces is also top notch. We will hire Rick again in the future, and definitely recommend him to others!!!

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DUCK Home and Pest Services
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Becky H.
Verified review

I was satisfied with the service I received. My only complaint is that it was difficult to get ahold of them at first and I also didn’t receive any call when they were on their way. They arrived much earlier than I was expecting, luckily someone was home to meet them but a notification would’ve been nice.

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SSW Services LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jason H.
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Skyler was very responsive during the entire process. He showed up on time and finish the job of removing all of the junk from my garage after renovating my home faster than i imagined. Very professional and would recommend and hire again if i ever need the help again!

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Jason Weeks
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
April B.
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Jason was amazing Timely extremely professional. Jason took the time to explain thoroughly the issue that I currently have what it took to fix it and completed the job. Jason also Amy futuristic inside on repairs and I will definitely be using him in the future. I was comfortable with him and my home and recommend him. Thanks Jason you rock

Mrque's Service's
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
John A.
Verified review

I had two repairs, one in a shower upstairs and a broken toilet downstairs. He repaired the shower first in a matter of minutes and then moved to the toilet. It was more difficult due to a bad valve for the water running into the toilet. He quickly assessed the situation and found a way around the valve to fix my toilet without any additional costs. Both rooms look better than when he started and the final cost was lower than I expected, great deal! Very courteous and professional. I highly recommend MrQue's Services. Thank you very much!

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia S.
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Raphael was great! Quick to respond to messages/questions and more than willing to work around our unique situation. He did a great job on our fence repair and was very professional. We will definitely be using him again if any more projects come up. Thanks!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good handyman?

Finding a good handyman can change your life. Within days, the endless list of insurmountable tasks that were either out of your skill range or impossible to fit into your busy schedule can be completed. If you know you want help but aren’t sure how to hire the right pro, ask these questions to find the right fit:

  • What is your work experience? If you are putting in a tile backsplash, you want someone experienced with the task, not someone who generally does painting and junk removal.
  • How much do you charge? Handymen often charge hourly rates that vary based on the complexity of the task they’re hired to do, as well as flat rates for standard jobs. Be clear about what they’ll charge before you hire them.
    • On that note, discuss payment details. It’s wise not to pay all the money up front, especially for larger projects. You may be able to pay a deposit for materials and pay the remainder upon project completion.
  • How long will the job take you to complete? If the handyman is as busy as you are and a fence repair is going to take months, you should probably find another qualified handyman for the job.

Read client reviews and follow up with references to make sure you’re choosing the right handyman for your projects. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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.

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