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1. Advanced Handyman LLC
4.8
from 56 reviews
4.8
(56)
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  • 6 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
"One of my rental houses needed work and TLC after the 11+ year tenants moved out. I needed help and found Thumbtack online and thought I’d give it a try. I put out my request along with a long list of items I needed someone to do. I received five excellent responses and selected Advanced Handyman LLC. Ernest came out to look at the house and he gave me an estimate for the job. The house had a leak in the dining/kitchen area that was fixed over a year and half ago but the current tenant preferred that I not fix it while they were living there. A good bit of the ceiling had to be removed and Ernest and his helper, Tim, discovered and showed me a section of the ceiling that needed shoring up and repair before putting in new insulation and drywall. Tim did a great job plastering and feathering out the small dip in the ceiling and the finished ceiling looks as good as new (See before and after pictures). I also had them paint the entire first floor (some of this required re-plastering a wall or two) basic white for the walls and a grayer white for the windows, doors and door trim, hallway cabinets, etc. Painting included, two bedrooms, living room, two hallways, stair walls to 2nd floor, kitchen and dining room. Advanced Handyman LLC also sanded and painted all the kitchen cabinets, drawers, and framing. The kitchen cabinets were made by Valley Cabinet new in 1997 and the last tenant was very hard on them. Valley Cabinet gave me free replacement hardware for some of the hinges that broke. The painted particle board cabinet faces and drawers needed attention – the kitchen cabinets, drawers, and framing was sanded and repainted in the same color (matched at Sherman Williams). This was a huge job and now they look as good as new. Ernest did a great job covering the engineered wood floors in dining and kitchen area and the hardwood floors everywhere else. Not having to work around a tenant was the way to do this and Advanced Handyman kept to the timeline — though I kept adding to what I wanted them to do — so this added to the time it took to finish. Ernest’s wife cleans houses and helped him a few times and Ernest said she suggested that I might want to redo the first floor tub and shower surround. The tub and toilet were 70’s avocado green and I agreed it was in need of an upgrade. I got a bid from Ernest to do this and I bought a shower surround and decided to just make it into a walk-in shower (there was still the tub and shower upstairs). They did a terrific job, fixing little things along the way. I also decided to have them put in new high-seat toilets and new bathroom subfloor and vinyl in both bathrooms (though Bayview Flooring, where I bought the flooring installed the upstairs flooring since I bought the material from them). Ernest is great with plumbing. There were also many smaller jobs like: making doors close better, fixing drawers, putting up new ceiling lights, trimming out a built-in book shelf, fixing and adding wall base trim, and hauling away all the trash. Another job I hired Advanced Handyman was to prime and paint all the walls in the basement and put up some shelves I had up onto the walls. It all looks so much better. Ernest and Tim did an excellent job on everything they worked on for me and I recommend Advanced Handyman LLC in a heartbeat. Advanced Handyman LLC worked to get the house move-in ready. I was able to advertise the house for rent on Craig’s List and after showing it a few times I was able to select a new renter and we just signed the contract. Thank you Advanced Handyman LLC. You know I will call you in the future. Christine S"

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

What are plumbers and what do they do?

Plumbers are skilled professionals who are trained to install and maintain pipes and systems for drinking water, sewage and drainage. They usually have trained through four- to five-year training programs, which include apprenticeships, via trade schools and community colleges. Plumbers’ areas of expertise typically go beyond pipes to include mathematics, blueprint reading, plumbing codes and water distribution. They handle plumbing emergencies, such as broken pipes or clogged drains, and install and maintain everything from a new piping system to a replacement faucet. Plumbers also know how to install bathtubs and showers, toilets, water heaters and dishwashers. Plumbers may work on residential or commercial sites, sometimes designing and laying out a pipe system during construction.

Why is the water in my house not getting hot?

If the water in your house is not getting hot, it may be time for water heater repair. Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400, depending on the problem and materials. Competent homeowners may also be able to try DIY fixes, whether they have a traditional gas or electric water heater or a tankless gas or electric heater. Troubleshooting the different issues that can arise with each of the styles requires some knowledge of how they operate and what red flags to look out for. For a natural gas water heater, the first step is to check whether the pilot light has gone out. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s directions if you want to relight it yourself. If you smell gas, stop everything and call your gas company — the smell could signal a dangerous gas leak. If your household’s water is not getting hot enough, you can try increasing the temperature on the water heater’s front dial above the standard setting of 120 degrees; for safety, always turn off electricity to the unit before adjusting temperatures. If you keep running out of hot water, your household may simply need a higher-capacity water heater, so consider upgrading. Quick professional fixes include replacing the thermostat or heating elements and cleaning and repairing the thermocouple.

How much does it cost to install a hot water heater?

You’ll know when it’s time to install a new water heater. Water heater installation costs average between $360 and $780 nationally, with rates increasing depending on the project. The total project cost will be higher when you include the cost of the heater itself. Select your new water heater based on the number of occupants in your home and the number of gallons of capacity you’ll need. Installation costs can vary based on the type of water heater you are removing and the type you are installing, any necessary repairs, regional cost of labor, and whether disposal of the old heater is included. Natural gas water heaters retail on average between $650 and $900 for standard models. Electric water heaters range between $300 and $700 for standard models. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $250 and $700 for standard models. Tankless gas water heaters retail on average between $200 and $1,300.

A company may charge approximately $1,000 to replace a 50-gallon tank-style electric water heater (not including any upgrades required by building codes). Replacing a gas-powered water heater might cost $1,100 (not including code upgrades). Some companies roll the disposal of an old heater into the overall cost of the new water heater installation. Other professionals charge an additional removal fee that can range from $35 to $150.

How much does it cost to fix a hot water heater?

Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400 or more. Water heater repair costs will depend on the type of water heater you have (tankless, electric, natural gas, etc.), the source of the problem, the cost for new parts, and labor rates in your area. Common water heater issues include problems with the thermocouple, thermostat, heating element and leaks. Most standard electric water heaters have two thermostats and two elements. One example for the cost to replace a bad thermostat is $185 for parts and labor. Replacing both the thermostat and the heating element could cost approximately $150-$200. The thermocouple is a safety device that senses when the pilot light is burning and signals the gas valve to close if the pilot light goes out. If your thermocouple is bad or corroded, the average cost to clean and repair it could be between $350 and $400. If your water heater has started to leak, it is usually more cost-effective to invest in a new water heater than to repair it, unless you’re covered by a warranty.

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