Find a handyman service in Valley Stream, NY

Find handyman services in Valley Stream, NY

Find handyman services in Valley Stream, NY

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Find handyman services in Valley Stream, NY

Share a few details and we'll show you the best handyman services in your area.
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Top 10 handyman services in Valley Stream, NY

Homeowners agree: these Valley Stream handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Maxtrax LLC

Maxtrax LLC

5.0Exceptional(9)
5 hires on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Valley Stream, NY
Odette L. says, "Max is punctual, professional and kind. We have not had a problem with availability and he communicates effectively. He asks questions to make sure he can get the job and Works to deliver us a solution." Read more
Accurate Home

Accurate Home

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Valley Stream, NY
I can fix and install anything. I work mostly alone. I have all my own tools. I strive to be efficient as possible. I take pride in all jobs.
Penny Glen Property Services Group, Inc.

Penny Glen Property Services Group, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Valley Stream, NY
At Penny Glen, our strength is versatility. Whether you own a residential property, a commercial building, a condo, or a co-op, our team of skilled professionals is equipped to cater to your unique needs. Our comprehensive range of top-notch services is designed to breathe new life into your property while enhancing its value and appeal. ​ We believe that every property tells a story and it's our job to help each one shine. Trust us with your property, and let us transform it into a space that reflects your vision and meets your needs.

Your Handyman questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does a handyman service charge?

Handyman hourly rates are $50 to $80 on average, plus the cost of materials. Most handyman work costs $150 to $600, depending on the job's size and if the handyman is self-employed or corporate. Handymen who purchase materials may have a 20% to 50% markup or a trip charge of $30 to $80.

What can a handyman legally do?

A handyman can legally do small jobs and repairs like painting a room, hanging a TV, unclogging a drain, patching a wall, replacing a ceiling fan, fixing a fence or gate, cleaning gutters, or replacing a toilet. Some states have limits on the amount handymen can legally charge before needing a license.

Can a handyman do plumbing or electrical work?

Only licensed handymen can do plumbing or electrical work. Although, a handyman may legally do small electrical and plumbing jobs in some states, like replacing a toilet. For larger projects, it's best to hire electricians or plumbers in your area.

How to find a local handyman in your area?

Start by searching our list of handyman services near you. After finding and contacting potential candidates:

  • Get at least three quotes to compare.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Select handyman contractors that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Discuss rates and payment methods upfront.
  • Avoid selecting the lowest quote as quality may suffer.
  • Ask for at least a 1-year labor warranty.
  • Get a full breakdown of all labor and material costs involved.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Discuss job timelines, work hours, and expectations for larger projects.
  • Avoid making payments upfront. Instead, pay when the work is completed.

How do I hire a nearby handyman?

When looking to hire a local handyman, ask the following questions:

  • What type of work can you do?
  • What is your hourly rate?
  • Do you have a trip charge for getting materials?
  • How much do you mark up materials?
  • Can you provide a written estimate upfront?
  • Do you have local references or a portfolio of your work?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • What hours do you work?
  • How long will the job take?
  • How do you handle additional work that arises?
  • Do you provide a guarantee?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • Do you work alone, or will you use subcontractors?
  • What’s your payment schedule?

After asking questions and comparing estimates, hire the best handyman in your area.

Does a handyman need a license?

Many states have a “Handyman Exemption” that only requires a license for jobs over $500 to $10,000 or more, varying by state. In other states, a license is mandatory for all work. Many states also require worker’s compensation and liability insurance to protect against damage or accidents.

Do you tip a handyman?

Handymen don't expect a tip. If the handyman goes above and beyond or spends more time than expected, a tip is appreciated. Most homeowners tip a handyman $10 to $20 or between 10% and 15% of the total job.

Reviews for Valley Stream handyman services

Recent success stories from people in the Valley Stream area.
Victor L.
Smart and thorough. Does excellent work. Talked through the project with me clearly and finished the job quickly and efficiently.
Maxtrax LLC
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