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Federal Way Home Repair Specialists

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Always Hauling
from 396 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 588 hires on Thumbtack
Bradley T.
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Asked to remove the home remodeling garbage from my condo unit. The pricing range was fairly clear from the beginning. The guy adjusted the pricing upward due to a little more load versus what I described but it fell in the fair range. On time, patient, and professional guys!!

The Hanndy Man
from 186 reviews
  • 270 hires on Thumbtack
Wally B.
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I set up a request for a furniture assembly and the Hanndy Man messaged me a few minutes later and even came by the same day. He was prompt and quick for a very fair and good price. We will be using him again for other home repairs. I highly recommend him.

Alex's Cleaning LLC
from 127 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra M.
Verified review

Alex and his crew did a wonderful job deep cleaning my home today. When finished stove and fridge looked brand new and it was a great feeling to come home to a clean house. Even my husband noticed! We have a black dog and long haired cat so there was much to clean. The staff was courteous and very professional. I will use them again in the future.

affordable appliance repair
from 125 reviews
  • 71 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
Vagda G.
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I am a property manager and have used the services of Conrad Hays of Affordable Appliance Repair for about two years. He is the best appliance repairman I ever worked with. He always tries to solve the problem during one visit: professionally and quickly establishes the cause of the problem, solves the problem; also his prices are really affordable. I would recommend working with Conrad Hays anytime!

drywall and handyman service
from 78 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Jay R.
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Justin was on time. He ensured the area was covered as he worked on the ceiling. He cleaned up after and as you can see he did an excellent job at the repair. Matched the texture perfectly. He was so reasonable on price too. I will use him again on my next projects.

from 60 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Pamm H.
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I am a single woman who in the past always have gotten "burned" big time whenever I have hired someone to do home repairs for me . James is the total opposite! HONEST, EXCELLENT, and SUPERIOR! service He went above and beyond for me. I have recommended him to all my friends and they have had the same experience. James has restored my faith in honest people. I highly recommend him

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Belnap Enterprises LLC
from 56 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacquelyn J.
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Axel was amazing! We called him for three minor issues and found not only the basis of the problem but very reasonable remedies. He replaced an ancient bathroom sink, repair bedroom closet and blinds. We appreciate his professionalism, quickness and thoroughness. He was excellent to work with and look forward to working with him again in the future.

Honest Home Service’s LLC
from 52 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Qian J.
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Nick is a very nice guy! He is very patient when we ask kinds of questions. He worked hard even didn't have his lunch. Our bath tub leak. It took about two hours to fix the leak while he used almost seven hours to fix the Sheetrock. There were four holes to repair, with so many steps that I can't name. after some steps he had to wait about half an hour to let it dry. It worth it because At last the ceiling looks just like it used to be. That's exactly what we are looking to. Professional work and fair price, good experience!

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Doerksen Handyman
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott M.
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Everything about our experience with Dennis was great! Our gas water heater went out and while I'm pretty good at repairs, I didn't know enough about replacing this appliance so we looked at the reviews and hired Dennis. His expertise, attention to detail, professionalism - all top-notch. And on top of it all, a very nice guy! We couldn't have asked for a better professional experience. Will definitely hire again.

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Brown Dog Home Inspections
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matt C.
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Brown Dog responded to our needs promptly, asked great questions, provided a thorough and accurate quote. They worked very hard to ensure all of the details were complete to our expectation, cleaned up diligently, and communicated very effectively through the whole process. I can highly recommend for general home repair and maintenance work.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pam D.
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Damian was great. He was very prompt getting back to me and was extremely knowledgeable and professional throughout my home landscaping project. He had great attention to detail and did a very nice job. I would definitely recommend him and will be sure to use him for any upcoming projects that I may have.

  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy C.
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Blown away at the proficiency and thoroughness on this big job with some plaster repair, and painting the entire interior, including ceilings! Leno and his crew were polite, professional and FAST! From the immediate quote response, to completion of the entire job, all was within a 30 hour time frame. We couldn’t be more pleased! Highly recommending their services!

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Art's HandyMan Services
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yongkng L.
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Art did good job to repair my kitchen faucet. He has patience to solve the problem.

Select Electrical, LLC
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Gloria G.
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Thank you Mark! I really enjoyed working with you and you were just what I needed. I had a short in an upstairs outlet. Mark found it super fast and repaired the problem. I didn't know what to expect. He found the problem and put my worries to rest. He was prompt and his service was great.

Norpoint Mechanical LLC
from 30 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa R.
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Working with Miss Lynn was just so effortless. Scheduling our garbage disposal repair was incredibly easy - I heard back immediately after texting and because of their flexible schedule, they were able to come to our house that evening! They handled our business so wonderfully and our plumbing professional Jeff was just AWESOME!!! He was extremely knowledgable, so personable and great to have in our space while he worked. Absolutely use these guys!!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Zong G.
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Nick took complete ownership of my ugly bathroom repair and went out of his way (including crawling under my house) to solve it. He's a total professional, obviously experienced, and very knowledgeable. He will be my first call next time I need help. Highly recommended.

from 11 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jim S.
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Yuriy repaired grout on my tile floors and shower/tub enclosures. He responded to my request within hours, came to my house to see the project and gave a fair bid on the spot. He came the next day and did an excellent job. He even did additional repairs as he found them on the floors, without charging me more. I found him to be polite, hardworking, and very professional. I will definitely hire him again.

good guy plumbing
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Weicheng L.
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Very helpful to do the repair. Will hire again to fix my places.

  • 16 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly H.
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There is nothing better than working with professionals. These guys showed up on time to quote, repair and also advised on future upgrades. I will be hiring Josh and his crew again.

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Scott Whitaker
from 6 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Scott was great - very knowledgeable, easy to understand explanation of the problem once he completed diagnosing. Kept me updated on how things were progressing - did the repair quickly and successfully and no mess left behind either! Highly recommend - he is truly a pro

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Paul R.
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Miguel did a small concrete repair / repour for us in a somewhat challenging space. He was very responsive, on time and did great work at a competitive price. We will definitely contact him for our next concrete job.

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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