What Jobs Are Handymen Being Asked To Do?

Here is a partial list of the jobs I completed over a recent 4 month period.    I’m sure that you will be asked to do the same types of work:




  • Installed phone extension line
  • Hauled old wood and irrigation pipe to the dump
  • Repaired and replaced broken sprinkler heads
  • Sealed cracks in brick walkway
  • Bleached and stained deck
  • Installed closet pulls
  • Painted gutters and downspouts
  • Moved furniture from room to room
  • Repaired a fence post and gate
  • Cleaned gutters
  • Installed linoleum floor tiles
  • Repaired a water-damaged bathroom floor
  • Patched, textured and painted sheetrock
  • Installed bathroom window coverings
  • Replaced damaged window trim
  • Replaced weather-stripping on front door
  • Installed tubular skylights
  • Touched-up paint on popcorn ceiling
  • Power washed house in preparation for painting
  • Repaired damaged commercial fascia boards
  • Installed new kitchen drawer slides
  • Replaced damaged baseboard
  • Hauled a couch and old cupboards to dump
  • Power-washed and applied stain to decking
  • Installed earthquake strapping for water heater
  • Painted a garage door
  • Repaired drip irrigation system
  • Built a short flagstone walk
  • Spread bark and pea gravel
  • Stripped, sanded and painted damaged fascia boards
  • Mowed and weeded for bi-weekly client
  • Installed a ceiling fan
  • Replaced a bathroom faucet
  • Replaced an attic ventilator fan
  • Completed Section 1 dry rot repairs at the base of a shower
  • Sanded, primed and painted an outdoor railing
  • Painted walls and trim, repaired closet doors
  • Fabricated and installed missing clip for fireplace doors
  • Installed a wall air conditioning unit
  • Stabilized loose thresholds
  • Replaced leaking outdoor faucet
  • Replaced rotted wooden ramp
  • Built new stairway for a deck
  • Replaced screening for door and window
  • Painted a bedroom
  • Laid a moisture barrier in crawl space
  • Installed grab bars in a shower
  • Installed smoke detectors
  • Cut and installed dowels for sliding windows
  • Replaced worn out door hardware
  • Replaced washing machine supply valves
  • Removed and disposed of a large metal awning
  • Disassembled and disposed of a huge garage shelving unit
  • Cleaned gutters and installed gutter guard
  • Reattached drooping heat duct in a crawl space
  • Hung 2 large paintings on a high wall over a staircase
  • Hooked up washer and dryer units
  • Replaced wax ring and secured toilet
  • Installed air hose system for a furniture repair shop
  • Dry rot repairs on a front porch pillar
  • Installed a new lock on a gate
  • Corrected an installation of irrigation valves done by another handyman
  • Replaced roof on a 14’ diameter redwood water storage tank
  • Replaced a room thermostat
  • Built and installed a new door for hot tub
  • Sanded and stained a shelving unit
  • Repaired paneling on a water damaged patio
  • Painted front trim and front door
  • Replaced worn out toilet valve
  • Replaced buckling siding and referred client to a foundation specialist
  • Installed a new threshold
  • Installed kitchen base molding
  • Removed and replaced blower motor for a church pipe organ
  • Replaced an inefficient light fixture
  • Caulked around a tub, shower, sink and toilet
  • Added a new porch light
  • Re-hung a loose chandelier
  • Adjusted sticking closet doors
  • Installed a new front screen door
  • Installed a new mailbox and post
  • Painted garage walls
  • Caulked dissimilar joints around exterior of house
  • Built and installed a bathroom shelf
  • Rat-proofed the perimeter of a home
  • Built a chicken coop