Book a Plumber the Way You Order Pizza - With an App. Now Schedule Plumbing Appointments from any Mobile Device with New Handybook App; Fixed-Price Plumber with Real-Time Booking

BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Handybook, the real time instant booking app and website for booking handymen and household services, is now making it fast, simple and convenient to book an appointment with a qualified plumber online. With point-and-click ease that's as simple as ordering a pizza, Bostonians can now use Handybook to find a local, available plumber and instantly book a service appointment.

Handybook's complete booking experience makes finding and scheduling a reliable service provider to fix a broken toilet or pipe painless and hassle-free—much like what you'd expect from Zappos.com or Amazon.com. Plus, with Handybook's new mobile app, you can book plumbing services while on-the-go in under a minute.

"Finding a reliable plumber or household service provider has always been difficult," said Oisin Hanrahan, Co-Founder and CEO of Handybook. "We're already providing the very best service to busy Bostonians—letting our customers book appointments with plumbers from the comfort of their couch with our mobile app is just another way we're making the entire process a breeze."

Handybook's team of expert plumbers is made up of verified professionals with years of experience who have each undergone a strict screening process before being selected for the job. Each plumber has completed a background and reference check, as well as an in-person interview with the Handybook team. Handybook's strict screening process guarantees each service provider will be on-time, experienced and reliable—and perform the work at a set price to avoid gimmicks or rip-offs.

Since its October 2012 $2 million seed-funding announcement, Handybook has continued to grow and expand its customer base, leveraging its innovative approach to the service provider sector. Its unique algorithm-based online platform and network of professional service providers have set Handybook apart from the competition and kept its customers coming back.

Plumbing is the fourth category of services added by Handybook. The service also offers residential and office cleaning services; handyman services like IKEA furniture assembly, tiling, and hanging pictures and shelves; and general labor, including yard work, heavy lifting, moving, event help and odd-jobs.

For more information about Handybook, or to book a service with a reliable household service provider or plumber today, visit www.handybook.com.

About Handybook

Handybook is the easiest, quickest and most reliable way to book a household service professional. Founded in Boston in 2012 by Harvard Business School students Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua, Handybook grew from an idea to a zip-code search tool in a few short months, and is now available in the New York City and Boston markets. Within seconds, Handybook customers can book services with a pre-screened professional home cleaner or handyman any time, any day, without the hassle of comparing price quotes or matching availability. For more information, visit www.handybook.com

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