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Book a Plumber. There's an App for That. Handybook Introduces Real-Time Instant booking to Plumbing?Mobile Users Can Schedule Plumbing Appointments from Anywhere, Any Time

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Handybook, the real time instant booking app and website for booking handymen and household services, today announced the availability of simple real-time plumber booking to New York City residents. In less time than it takes to order a pizza, New Yorkers can search, find and book an appointment with a local plumber based on their availability and location.

Handybook makes booking an appointment to fix a broken pipe or toilet as easy as ordering shoes from Amazon or a pizza from Papa Johns. Because each plumber is pre-approved and guaranteed to show up on time, Handybook can offer hassle-free service to New Yorkers. Plus, with Handybook's new mobile app, New Yorkers can book reliable service providers from their mobile device in less than 90 seconds, while on the go.

"Busy New Yorkers don't have time to sift through service provider reviews and ratings to find someone to fix their plumbing issues," said Oisin Hanrahan, CEO of Handybook. "We're giving our customers their time back by offering real-time booking with pre-approved plumbers. Appointments can be confirmed from the comfort of your couch, on the subway, or in between meetings, from your mobile device."

Leading up to the addition of plumbing to its booking services, Handybook has built a base of expert plumbers, composed of verified professionals with years of experience. Each plumber has undergone a strict screening process before being elected for the job, as well as a background check, reference check and an in-person interview with the Handybook team. This thorough process guarantees each service provider will live up to the Handybook guarantee—to offer on-time, experienced and reliable service providers without gimmicks or rip-offs on price.

In early January, Handybook expanded its list of services in the Boston area to include plumbing, the fourth category of services to be offered on the Handybook web and mobile site. Now, both New Yorkers and Bostonians can book plumbing services; 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.

In addition to expanding the list of services it offers, Handybook continues 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 for additional services.

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 90 seconds, Handybook customers can book services with a pre-approved professional home cleaner or handyman for any time, any day, without the hassle of comparing price quotes or matching availability. For more information, visit www.handybook.com

SOURCE Handybook



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