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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

Minimum rates for handyman jobs typically range from $60-$100. 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 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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a handyman when social distancing?

If you hire a handyman, stay 6 feet away from the handyman at all times. If you have an indoor emergency and it’s considered an essential service, take extra social distancing precautions with your handyman. Do not make physical contact, stay at least 6 feet from the handyman, and exchange payment through digital services instead of cash or check. Talk with your handyman and agree on a plan in advance.

Reviews for Little Rock handymen
Tracey M.
Shaun completed some wide-ranging projects for us. He was very professional and completed the work quickly and efficiently. We will definitely use Shaun for our handyman needs.
Shaun's Handyman Services, Inc.Shaun's Handyman Services, Inc.
Edwin B.
Hugo arrived promptly, assessed the problem, provided a solution, and then tackled the project with enthusiasm and professionalism. I have Hugo's contact information in my address book and will certainly call on him for future handyman project needs.
The Master’s TouchThe Master’s Touch
Marsha H.
Joe was a pleasure - he arrived right on time, worked quickly and did an excellent job. I highly recommend him and will use him again. I can’t wait to tell my friends about this handyman!
Joe The Electrician/HandymenJoe The Electrician/Handymen
Thumbtack Customer
Things I expect from a project like this: Give me a deadline and meet it. Work efficiently and any work didn't meet per agreed upon, fix it. Reasonable pricing. Good working relationship and communications. As far as these expectations goes, Mike did met all of these above and I was very happy with this project. I would recommend him to anyone for hiring as a handyman and will hire him for recurring jobs.
Mike's General RepairsMike's General Repairs
Donna P.
When he has an emergency be polite ,respectable,and professional enough to let your clients know especially if it is concerning a job that you say you can do and already gotten paid for but their are still problems. I earlier gave Mr Ozmet a good review but to quickly, he started out doing a good job ,easy to talk to , answerd my Questions gave me a reasonable fee on my upcoming job that I hired him for. But he took on a small plumbing job that he should had not done and I am still having problems and now !!!! Since I called him back to come look at it he told me I need a plumber which is what I had planned to do in the first place but he assured me he could fix the minor problem. Now I am stuck again looking for a plumber which could had been taken care of weeks ago and also find another handyman to take care of my other project I will never jump to quickly to give a good review on someone.
In-depth Home ImprovementIn-depth Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Starting with "word of mouth" references from neighbors and friends. About 5 of them in total, only one handyman showed up to give us a quote. But low and behold he never called us back after leaving the house. So I came to Thumbtack, it worked for us once before to have a lawn put in so why not give it a shot. After filling out the "what i need" part of the process i received two responses, one with a bad review and the other I called......sounded good on the phone and set an appointment for the next day. And the next day came, appointment time was hit and NO SHOW. I texted the handy person NO RESPONSE as you might think I'm done !!! Got back on the Thumbtack went thru the motions received two more contacts. One was the one with a bad review so I went with the only one left. Boy I am glad I did call the number set up an appointment for a quote and they were super nice gentlemen !! Gave me a quote on the spot and two days later showed up early and started working they did a fantastic job it took them most of the day. Their quote was fair and paid it with a smile on my face. At the end of the project we sat and talked and had beers !! (it was after 5pm...hehehe) could not ask for better people or for better work that was done. We are going to have them back for a Bathroom/Shower remodel. If you see their number coming from Thumbtack HIRE THEM !! "thats all i have to say about that" Forest Gump
Atlantic Home Improvement LLCAtlantic Home Improvement LLC
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