Essential Service Providers

Check your local guidelines, but “essential service providers” generally include plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences. Of course, every service category has some tasks that state and local governments might not consider essential, but below is a full list of categories we at Angie’s List think homeowners will continue to need service in to maintain their homes.

Service professionals may use this as a guide but it is important to continue to check your state and local guidelines on a regular and ongoing basis, because although we plan to make regular updates as more information becomes available, this list might become out of date.

Essential Service Categories

  • Air Ducts
  • Appliance Repair
  • Chimney
  • Electrical & Home Systems (Alarms, Automation, Etc.)
  • Electronic Repair
  • Environmental Testing, Remediation & Restoration
  • Foundations & Basements
  • Garage Doors
  • Garbage / Hauling
  • Gutter Repair & Replacement
  • Handymen
  • HVAC
  • Indoor Cleaning
  • Insulation
  • Locksmiths
  • Moving
  • Outdoor Maintenance (Cleaning, Lawn Care, Snow Removal)
  • Pest / Animal Control
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing & Siding
  • Tree Service 

State / Local Guidelines