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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

The national average fixed rate for handyman jobs ranges from $120-$175. Hourly rates for a handyman can average $50-$100 per hour. Pricing will depend on skill and experience required for the job, as well as regional labor rates. Here are a few examples of average handyman flat rates:

  • Attic ladder replacement: $150.
  • Toilet replacement: $75.
  • Ceiling fan and light fixtures: $75.
  • Faucet replacement: $125.
  • Garbage disposal: $75.

A handyman performs general maintenance and repairs for residential and commercial properties. A handyman may charge a flat fee for standard services that take a predictable amount of time, such as installing a new appliance, as well as an hourly rate for larger projects such as digging out and replacing a rotted fence post. A cost-saving strategy when hiring a handyman is to bundle all the tasks you want them to do into one visit to make the most of any minimum service fees.

What do handymen charge per hour?

On average, you can expect to pay a handy person around $55 per hour. However, this cost can range between $35 and $80 per hour, depending on a number of factors. For instance, a handyman may charge a minimum fee of $50-$100 for small jobs that won’t take much of their time. The complexity of the job will affect the price as well. Your final price will also depend upon where you live, as certain regions have higher labor rates than others. 

Get in touch with a few handy people near you, and ask for free cost estimates.

What does a handyman do?

A handyman is a skilled laborer who provides basic home repairs. Anyone can call themselves a handyman, although most who do so are skilled with repairs and home projects. Reading reviews is a good way to determine their fitness for your job. The tasks a handyman can perform include assembling furniture, painting interiors and exteriors, repairing fences, repairing broken doors or replacing trim, hanging lights, hooking up appliances, and much more. Handymen may have flat fees for certain services, or charge an hourly rate. Handyman rates are often lower than those of a contractor, as they don’t have the same specialization. Some states have no limit on the work a handyman can perform, while others do. For example, California’s Building and Professions Code section 7048 (small operations) permits handymen to provide work similar to that of a contractor (floor installation, painting, etc.) provided the total cost of labor and materials does not exceed $500. A handyman is a great resource for minor home repairs at a lower cost than a licensed contractor, but for more complex projects, it pays to hire a specialized contractor. Fore more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

Is it worth it to hire a handyman?

It’s worth it to hire a handyman in many cases. For example, you should hire a handyman when the project’s size and scope make it challenging to complete by yourself. These projects may include major home remodels or additions, foundation work or electrical/plumbing/HVAC-related tasks. However, make sure the handyman has the proper credentials or license to perform the necessary work.

You might also want to hire a handyman if a contractor’s price is too high. Handymen often charge less than general contractors, but contractors typically have the required license to perform certain tasks.

And, lastly, think about the complexity of the job and the cost of future repairs. It’s worth it to hire a handyman when the project is complex. Doing something incorrectly can wind up costing more than hiring the pro in the first place.

Does a handyman need to enter my home?

In many cases, a handyman will not need to enter your home for outdoor repairs, but they’ll likely need to enter your home for indoor repairs. With the pandemic’s associated safety guidelines, it’s important that this only occurs for absolutely essential projects. Avoid any physical contact with the handyman if this is the case. Sanitize surfaces, and conduct payment through a digital platform like PayPal or Venmo. Be sure to contact your handyman and develop a plan before the job commences.

Can a handyman do plumbing?

In some states, a handyman can provide plumbing services, but it may be in your best interest to call a plumber, particularly for issues more major than unclogging a drain or attaching a new sink. Hiring a plumber is important because mishandling your water and gas lines has the potential to do great damage to your home, your family’s health, or even the safety of your neighborhood. A handyman is not legally required to have any training or licensing in plumbing matters, while a licensed plumber has undergone years of education and on-the-job training. In some cases, homeowners insurance won’t cover damage caused by plumbing repair done by an unlicensed handyman.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, most plumbers learn their trade through a four- or five-year apprenticeship with 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training. They also receive classroom education including “safety, local plumbing codes and regulations, and blueprint reading. They also study mathematics, applied physics, and chemistry. After completing an apprenticeship program, plumbers … are considered to be journey workers, qualifying them to perform duties on their own,” according to the DOL. Licensed plumbers should do continuing education to keep abreast of safety and technology changes. Poor plumbing can lead to sewage backups, a flooded home or even natural gas leaks, so it’s best to leave it in the hands of a specialized professional.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Setting up a safe consultation or appointment with a handyman during the COVID-19 pandemic starts with comparing local professionals online. Message or call the handyman to ask about performing a consultation over the phone or, better yet, a video call. This will allow the handyman to assess the problem without increasing the risk of transmission by visiting your home. If the service is essential and the handyman needs to enter your home, you’ll need to take stringent safety measures for the visit. Discuss temporary fixes if possible, and come up with a plan for safety and digital payment.

Can I use digital payments to pay for handyman services?

Many handymen accept digital payments for work done repairing homes. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need for social distancing, this trend is likely going to increase. Handymen often accept payment through popular platforms like Paypal, Google Pay, Zelle, Venmo, Square Cash and more. 

Consult with the handyman before you begin work to ensure you’ll be able to conduct the transaction safely and in compliance with official guidelines.

How can I find out if a handyman is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Depending on the service needed, a handyman may be considered essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can check by visiting your city or state’s government website. In addition, CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage offers national guidelines for determining essential services. Their page delineates 16 essential infrastructure sectors that can continue to operate during the pandemic. But note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do handymen offer remote or virtual services?

Because a handyman needs to be physically present to perform work, they have not traditionally offered remote or virtual services. However, if you come across handyman profiles that state they offer remote services, message the handymen to see what those services include.

Confer with your handyman to see if consulting over video calls is possible. The professional may be able to walk you through performing basic plumbing, electrical, HVAC and other types of repairs around the house. Compare the handymen in your area side-by-side online, and ask whether they’re willing to help remotely.

Reviews for Center Point handymen
Ryan H.
Several handyman projects executed flawlessly and promptly.
J & R Home ServicesJ & R Home Services
Brad F.
Our handyman arrived right on time and did a great job. Thank you!
Russell ContractingRussell Contracting
Sha W.
The Handyman guy was absolutely great to work with. He really does get the job done. He is very professional and knowledgeable! He does great work and if you are in need of any household to do's then the Handyman is the guy! Thank you so much Mr Darrell for helping me with the household things that I needed done.
That Handyman GuyThat Handyman Guy
Thumbtack Customer
Over the Mountan Handyman is an excellent resource for all of your around the home jobs. He worked to assemble a changing table for my nursery and his work was as good as gold!
Over the Mountain HandymanOver the Mountain Handyman
Josh C.
Darrell came ready to solve any problem I had! He was able to asses on the spot and fix my sink plumbing issues without any problems! I recommend him for any handyman jobs!
That Handyman GuyThat Handyman Guy
LaSonya W.
A&K Home came to the rescue after a confirmed handyman did not show. After speaking with them they came on the same day and completed every project that I needed done. Then returned a week later to detail my car. I will use them again.
A&K Home ImprovementA&K Home Improvement
Andrea S.
Finally, we found a quality and trustworthy handyman! He was very professional and upfront with cost of services that were also very reasonable. We will definitely continue to use his services as well as recommend him to others. He is my husband’s new best friend.
HandyMan2 your RescueHandyMan2 your Rescue
Kehla P.
Gary did an amazing job helping with a small project in my apartment. He was friendly, punctual and worked hard to get the project done well! Would definitely recommend him for all your handyman needs and I will definitely use him again in the future!
Color World Housepainting of BirminghamColor World Housepainting of Birmingham
Marc B.
Alex and his wife completed 3 unrelated items for us in one visit. One electrical, two repair and one painting (in progress). One of the jobs had some unexpected complexity. Alex had to find the root cause of the problem prior to repair. This caused the work to take longer than expected, but Alex got it done and didn’t charge extra. Based on what I’ve seen so far, I highly recommend Alex as handyman!
A&K Home ImprovementA&K Home Improvement
BP P.
I had Mr. Nadar, Is the Best! Professional Punctual put together a huge Charcoal Barbecue Grill which was the same size of a Gas Grill, He put it together with ease and noticed my Umbrella and stand was leaning and was beside the table and not in the table. Without being asked he fixed Umbrella & Put it in the table. No extra Charge. One Low Flat rate with so many parts/tiny pieces/screws to this grill too! He is my go to Handyman in Vestavia Hills. Excellent Job! Thank "GOD" for sending me the Best! B Pakeman
HandyMan2 your RescueHandyMan2 your Rescue
Al S.
We hired remotely to do work on a recently purchased condo in Vestavia Ala. First he was very responsive via the app and quick to arrange to view the property for a quote. He gave us a schedule to have the work done in 2 weeks, and he kept to that schedule. He was very respectful of the property during his work by cleaning up and securing his equipment after every day’s work. The quality of the completed work was excellent and at the level of craftsman versus handyman. All the jobs he completed were excellent, but we were most impressed with the replacement of 2 damaged stairs, and the replacement of handrails with a custom removable handrail system.
Mack Of All TradesMack Of All Trades
Nancy M.
I hired MACK OF ALL TRADES to move a large box that contained my new TEETER FREE STEP RECUMBENT BICYCLE that weighed 110 pounds from my first floor downstairs to my finished basement. I asked him to move a PROFORM STEPPER first to make room for my new Teeter RECUMBRNT BICYCLE. Then when he moved my new Teeter Recumbent BICYCLE downstairs he had to unpack it and assemble it. He was terrific!! He worked very fast and had it completely assembled in one hour! He also took my big box and all shipping material away for me which was a big help! I couldn't be happier! He did a GREAT JOB! I Was SO IMPRESSED WITH HIM WHILE HE WAS HERE I ASKED HIM TO GIVE ME ESTIMATES ON REMODELING BOTH MY GUEST BATHROOM AND MY MASTER BATHROOM! HES SO QUALIFIED HE CAN EVEN CUSTOM BUILD MY VANITIES!!I LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HIM ON THESE PROJECTS!! I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH HIS QUALITY OF WORK, HOW QUICKLY HE WORKED, HOW PROFESSIONAL HE WAS, HOW HE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND BY CLEANING UP ALL THE MESS OF THE HUGE BOX AND SHIPPING MATERIALS AND TAKING THEM AWAY FOR ME WHICH REALLY HELPED ME OUT, HOW FRIENDLY HE WAS AND HE ALSO WAS EXTREMELY REASONABLE! HE ALSO RESPONDED VERY QUICKLY SO WE COULD SCHEDULE MY JOB!! ALL IN ALL JUST A GREAT EXPERIENCE!! IF YOU NEED A GREAT, GREAT NOT JUST GOOD, HANDYMAN THAT CAN DO ANYTHING, PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO CONTACT MACK OF ALL TRADES!! I PROMISE YOU YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!!!!! IM A VERY VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER!!!!!!!!!! THANKS AGAIN MACK OF ALL TRADES!! NANCY MAHONEY
Mack Of All TradesMack Of All Trades
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