Handy.com is a website and company that promises they can help their customers book both expert home cleaners and handymen at just a moment's notice, with their convenient and secure booking and payment system.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, all Handy professionals are experienced, friendly, background checked, and insured, so their clients can feel confident that they will be receiving the assistance of a well vetted professional when they book through their website.
All customers need to do is choose the type of service they are hoping to book, then select the date and time they would like their professional to come, including dates as soon as tomorrow.
All payments will be handled through their website, so if a customer has any issue or complaint with the service they have received or the service provider, they can address their concerns with Handy.com.
At this time, Handy.com does have a free downloadable app available for iPhones, and may be expanding their availability to other platforms in the future.
Customers who use this website to book their services will encounter no fees beyond what they are expected to pay for the services they request.
Handy.com does say that they offer a Refund Policy, stating that customers who are not 100% happy with the service they have received can speak to one of their representatives and always have the option to receive a full refund of what they paid for their services.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with questions, concerns, or complaints is to do so by phone at 866-849-7492 or by submitting them directly to their website.
This website is the new incarnation and version of the previous website Handybook.com, which provided essentially the same services and had some issues, which the owners claim have been improved with their new updated service.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many other companies that offer people the ability to book professional cleaners or professional handymen, though often these services are separated into different websites.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Handy.com reviews below.
21 ‘Handy.com’ Reviews
This is obviously a scam, people are looking to find and hurt the owner of Handy. They steal from people, you have been warned! Just wait til they get a hold of that guy that made this crappy app.
I scheduled 2 weeks in advance for deep cleaning for house guests. They changed 3 different Pros in less than a week and then the Pro canceled 3 hours before due to clean. Handy rescheduled it for the next week which doesn't help me for company and I was now home from work with more to do than I expected in one day. Hopefully, getting a refund but they don't seem to care and you can rate the person that didn't show up because they unassign themselves.
I booked a 6 month, monthly service on the last sunday of every month. Received confirmation of this appointment by text and email. The cleaner did NOT show up, I have called her and texted her and left a voicemail, no response. Meaning this appointment was never confirmed with their "professional". Handy doesn't have a phone number to call. I have emailed them through the app about this. The only response I received is we are sorry and here is $10 in credit. I have sent 4 call me requests on email. I have received no response, call or acknowledgement of my request at all. I was depending on this service to clean for a party. Now i am cleaning the house myself and Handy's customer service won't even apologize with a phone call. Just a template email from Christine in their customer service team. This is a horrible experience and they won't even refund my money or apologize? Extremely disappointed and HIGHLY DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!
This company sent a so-called professional to do a three hour post move out cleaning for me. I had three specific test they were to perform that I could’ve probably completed myself in an hour. My before and after pictures of the unit look exactly the same. I contacted Customer Service sent them the pictures and they’ve gone dark for four days.There is no phone number to contact them and if you keep trying to go through their customer service email On their website they all they do is start a circular process of opening a new complaint.
I will be calling my credit card company to reverse the charges that they billed me.
had handy pro no show on scheduled cleaning as pro took themselves off job rt before due to work. i was counting on having cleaning done for party. site had me pick other dates, plural, then charged me for for all the dates. still no takers from their pros so i cancelled my 'scheduled' plans. they just kept them money. shocked when i got my chargecard and then called and there is no answer. you have to request refund for charges that should never have happened. no services provided and 3 charges to my card.anyone not examining their bills would be out bigtime. waiting for refund but seems very unethical to me.
I scheduled a cleaning and the morning of it was canceled due to a professional calling out (I dont know how they called as there is no phone number for the company) and it was rescheduled for the next day. Low and behold, 10 minutes AFTER they were supposed to arrive I got the same rescheduling email it this time it was 4 days out. At this point I've lost two days of income. I email customer service and I'm offered a 20.00 credit (10.00 for 2 different cleanings) and a promise they will show on the next date. So again, I reschedule everything so that I can let these people in. An hour after they were supposed to arrive I emailed "Cody" who claimed that sometimes people claim jobs just hours before and they were still waiting on someone to claim it. That would be fine if it wasn't AFTER the start time. It's now 9 hours past my scheduled time, nobody ever showed, nobody will answer my emails. I've lost over 1300.00 in income to accommodate the people that I paid to do a job. My next step is to file a lawsuit. They won't cancel without a fee even though they never provided services, they won't refund my money, you can't talk to anyone. I looked up the CEO and founder. My next step is to file litigation against him personally for this scam. I would have gladly paid more to a company who would bring in 3 illegals to clean for cash under the table.
My mother contacted this service for help cleaning her home. She unwittingly left the housekeeper alone for 15 minutes to go grab some cash to provide a tip. The housekeeper took photos of credit cards and social security cards in a side drawer in the bedroom and attempted 10-15 different purchases online. There was no department to contact for customer service or prosecution for identity theft.
The only solution offered was to provide a different cleaner in the future. The police were contacted and a report was filed and the company had the audacity to send another cleaner the following week when services were canceled. She lives in a gated facility that refused access. Questionable provider and services
They are a waste of money. Lured in by the cheap price we set up the service to clean our 2 bedroom condo monthly. After the first cleaning, all the floors were sticky and covered in dirt, looked like they mopped with maple syrup then proceeded to dust off the counters. We then requested a different "pro" and received a slight discount for next month. Second "cleaning" was rescheduled.. 4 times, with almost no notice! I have a large dog and work all day, so before a scheduled cleaning, I had to make arrangements, leave work and take my dog somewhere else. 30 minutes before they are expected at my condo, they cancel... once is okay, twice is frustrating, but four times is unacceptable. I email, they apologize, offer another discount, and promise to send someone out. I give them a chance. The guy finally shows up a few days later and does the "cleaning". I put it in quotes because I have seen 5-year-olds do a better job cleaning, half the counters were still dirty, parts of the floor were not even swept, most shelves undusted, a bag of trash left behind, and he BROKE AN OUTLET IN THE HALLWAY! At this point, I tried to cancel. They beg me to let them send one more person out the next day (today), so I say fine. I drive home before they are scheduled to arrive so I can pick up my dog... right when they are supposed to be at my condo, I get the notification that they rescheduled for another day... I would have loved to light them up over the phone, but they are such a terrible service that they don't take calls, only email. I canceled the service and I'm trying to get a full refund.
Do not use Handy, they will waste your time and money.