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Rates are billed hourly or by the job depending on complexity. Estimates do not include unflorseen work.. Materials are extra and marked up 20% for residential and 30% for commercial occupancies. You may provide your own materials but please be advised if you purchase the wrong materials and a technician is on site the hourly rate still applies while the correct materials are purchased. We do not guarantee materials we did not purchase. We find it's best to have the technician purchase needed materials in most circumstances for a stress free experience and guarantee. The technician is on the clock while getting necessary supplies. We recommend having additional small jobs on a punch list to take full advantage of the two hour minimum. Maybe you need filters changed, new batteries in your smoke detectors or some boxes moved to storage? No job too small! Beyond our service area an increased trip charge will apply and determined by distance, agreed upon prior to deployment. Any necessary parking fees will be added to final bill. All major credit cards accepted. Credit card transactions will be assessed a 3% fee of the total invoice. We reserve the right to refuse work to anyone for any reason. Scheduling is on a first come first-served basis. To keep our rates competitive we will not be able to hold a specific time window while deciding if it will fit your schedule. By scheduling an appointment you agree that Cancellation within 24 hours of confirmed appointments will be assessed $75 with or without rescheduling.
If a deposit is required, the deposit is non-refundable if the job is cancelled by client for any reason. Payment due immediately upon completion of work. 3% processing fee will be added for credit card transactions. For service agreements with commercial clients, NET payment terms are set by the agreement. All late payments are subject to penalty fee equal to 12.99% of the latest invoice total and reassessed every 30 days an outstanding balance exists. Any additional work not included in the estimate will be billed at our current per hour rate plus the cost of materials. If the job is cancelled or rescheduled by the client for any reason within 24 hours before the start of the arrival window, the client will be billed a $75 cancellation/reschedule fee. If the technician needs to make another trip because additional work was requested, or wrong materials purchased by the client, another trip charge and incurred time on site will be added to the final invoice. Required deposits are non refundable after materials are purchased. Remaining usable materials will be left with client upon request. Most work is guaranteed for 1 year unless the client provides materials. If client provides materials, we do not warranty those items. Crackerjacks does not guarantee reinstalling used parts. For example: It is common for plumbing to leak after being disturbed. After assuring no leaks when reassembling drains, sometimes a leak may develop later if new replacements were not installed. This would not be covered, however, the repair would not be subject to the 2 hour minimum. We do not guarantee work when directed by client to perform a repair or installation that deviates from proper methods. Any surface repair, touch up, wall texture, grout, stain and paint work can not be guaranteed to be restored to a perfect match. Paint is matched by a third party. Client is aware that even the original paint may not blend perfectly if stored improperly or existing wall paint has worn over time. Texture matching is performed under differing conditions from the original application. Same applies to tile grout. We prefer the client pick the color. If client request Crackerjacks LLC to find the closest match, client understands we do not guarantee color match as existing surrounding grout is worn with dirt accumulation, and manufacturer differences.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Handyman Costs
Keep handyman costs down
There are several ways homeowners can help lower the cost of a job. The first is preparation, which includes cleaning and prepping the area where a handyman will be working. Move out any furniture and sweep or vacuum before your handyman arrives. If you're having multiple small tasks completed, prepare a list in advance instead of standing around discussing what needs to be done. Some jobs also offer specific ways to save money. If you're having new flooring installed, for example, you can choose to tear up and dispose of the old flooring, saving yourself several hundred dollars.
Size of a Handyman Job
This includes relatively simple things such as replacing light switches and outlets. Replacing a broken garbage disposal is also considered a small job, as is repairing a leaky faucet, replacing a thermostat, or even hanging a picture. As a rule of thumb, if it requires simple hand tools and takes no more than 1 to 2 hours, it’s a small job.
Example: Fixing a water spout in the bathroom. The parts are there; they just need to be installed.
These are a little more involved. Medium jobs can take more time and require a little extra expertise. For example, repairing drywall involves spackle, a putty knife and attaching support material if the damage is large enough. Hanging shelves can also be a medium job as shelves must be properly anchored into studs. These jobs can take between 2 and 4 hours to finish.
Example: Replacement installation for a mailbox
These are the most involved of handyman jobs and include wiring for a home theater, installing heating and cooling registers, wall repair or installing a kitchen sink with all of the elements. Generally, if you’re wondering if you need a handyman or a contractor for a particular job, it’s probably considered a large job. These jobs can take from 4 hours to a couple of days to finish depending on the complexity.
Example: Add locks to certain interior doors, install gate on stairway for kids and pets, and turn a cubby into a linen closet all in one visit.
Complexity of the Job
The more complicated the job, the longer it will probably take and the more you'll pay for labor. A good handyman will be able to tell you from the start if there are aspects of the job they can't handle well. In those cases, you'll need a contractor or licensed specialist.
Simple jobs are often small jobs, but even some larger jobs can be fairly simple. Changing an interior door knob is easy and a “small” job while sanding and re-hanging an interior door is a “medium” job, yet neither is particularly complex. Removing and replacing an old toilet, on the other hand, involves heavy lifting, plumbing knowledge and cleanup. If you aren’t sure about the complexity of the job, ask the handyman you are interviewing about what’s involved.