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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 Chandler handymen
Chris B.
Great handyman! I look forward to using him in the future!
Phil Will Fix ItPhil Will Fix It
Jenn H.
Great work, very timely, responsive and friendly. Thank you for handling our home handyman needs quickly and efficiently.
Handy AndieHandy Andie
Pascale v.
John is such a nice guy We are very pleased for everything Thank you again John If we need a handyman,sure it will be John.....
Buzzworthy Home ServicesBuzzworthy Home Services
Courtney H.
Brian is such a find! He is very responsive, trustworthy and gets the job(s) done right. I am never looking anywhere else for a handyman!
Irish Home ImprovementsIrish Home Improvements
Peggy K.
The handyman, Scott Young, showed up on time, and did an excellent job. I plan to use him again for other projects here that need to be done.
AMS Handyman Service LLCAMS Handyman Service LLC
Tarah S.
Dale was super professional and ontime. His work done was great and took the time to clean up his mess after the work was done. Will definitely be hiring him for our handyman needs.
Lost Canyon Corp.Lost Canyon Corp.
Erica L.
Extremely professional, arrived on time and did the tasks I requested perfectly!!! I will be using him again for any future handyman tasks I need completed! I highly recommend him!!!
SHMACK Handy ServicesSHMACK Handy Services
Jessica P.
Fabian was great!! So responsive from the beginning and was quick to fit me in. He was professional and courteous. We will definitely have him back for any other handyman/electrical needs!! Definitely would recommend!
DaMexi ServicesDaMexi Services
Joseph F.
Master Mounts lived up to the standard you expect when you hire a professional handyman service. They showed up on time, did a phenomenal job and it was easy to pay the invoice online afterwards. Highly recommend!
Master Mounts: Quality Home ServicesMaster Mounts: Quality Home Services
Radha S.
We engaged with Lost Canyon Handyman Services to install and setup a Gazebo for our Garden for an upcoming important event in our backyard. Dale Baker and his team were excellent in their inputs, delivery, work and the value they provided for the services offered - Right from assisting with downloading the heavy equipment all the way to the final view! In 2-3 days all the work in the house like replacing stove tops, lights, artistic creativity, Gazebo setup & installation, Yard repairs , decor and many more. We are so happy and will engage Dale again for any of our future work for Garden, Gazebo and Handyman services. Thanks Dale for an awesome job!
Lost Canyon Corp.Lost Canyon Corp.
Janette B.
I have hired Mike and his crew for a job at my parents and our house. I was given a written estimate which was detailed. They do excellent work for a very reasonable price. Mike is always quick to respond to questions. I will use them for all handyman needs.
Hercules, Experienced Professional Craftsmen!Hercules, Experienced Professional Craftsmen!
Thumbtack Customer
Ed called me within a hour after I posted my need for a handyman. Ed was at my location that same afternoon. Ed did a fine job changing out florescent lights and reinforcing a conference room table. I would not hesitate to use Ed again.
Edmo RiaEdmo Ria
Shawn H.
Slim was absolutely fantastic. He knocked out 13 different things on my wife's punch list and just a few quick hours. I got home that evening and everything was done perfectly to my wife happiness. I highly recommend slim for your handyman needs
Bobbi N.
I cannot say enough great things about Enrique. I contacted him on very short notice, trying to get at least one thing done in our new home and he was so responsive. I called him in the morning and he squeezed me in late afternoon. He was extremely attentive to detail and took so much pride in his work. He hung a pot rack for me and he not only hung the rack but helped me find the very best spot to hang it, made sure it was the right height for my reach and did not obstruct the view of the family room. He also, last minute put together a shower bench that had just arrived. All while being extremely pleasant, polite and kind. I have been hoping to find that one "go to" person, the handyman I can trust with any job, large or small, the one that will give you an honest and genuine opinion about your request and also the one that will charge a more than fair price. I will definitely be using him for all my handyman needs, no matter how large or small. I highly recommend him!
Enrique Handyman & Cleaning Services.Enrique Handyman & Cleaning Services.
Thumbtack Customer
We initially called Lou to come out and fix a leaky faucet but then learned our valves were very corroded and needed to be replaced. Not only did Lou replace them for us, he showed my husband how to do it so he could replace the others in the house. We have had Lou back out twice more after that to help install replacement faucets and replace more valves and we will ask him to come back for anything else that comes up that we can't do ourselves. This was our 1st time using as handyman and we are very happy. Lou's prices are clear and fair and he cleans up after himself and makes sure the job is done.
Lou's House MaintenanceLou's House Maintenance
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