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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.

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.

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.

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 Gilbert handymen
Suren S.
Knowledgeable Handyman services.
Handytech, LLCHandytech, LLC
Sean S.
Awesome Handyman! Very responsive and professional!
Esteban DiazEsteban Diaz
Wil W.
Good job for the price and professionalism! I would highly recommend this handyman to anyone.
Buzzworthy Home ServicesBuzzworthy Home Services
Wil N.
Great job for the professional work and reasonable price! I would recommend to anyone who needs a handyman.
Buzzworthy Home ServicesBuzzworthy Home Services
Terr W.
Great guy, very friendly and honest. Really appreciate that. Would definitely recommend to those looking for a handyman. Thanks!
Handytech, LLCHandytech, LLC
Hyun S.
He was responsive and professional. I will call him for any help I need. It is good to have a handyman like him
Dekavallas DevelopmentDekavallas Development
Baiju S.
John is the best handyman we have had. He is hardworking, honest and great overall. I will be hiring him for any of my future projects.
JohnnyKat’s Handyman ServicesJohnnyKat’s Handyman Services
Chris B.
Brian was great. Super professional and did a great job installing our cabinet handles. Will definitely be going to him again for our handyman needs.
Irish Home ImprovementsIrish Home Improvements
Sonya E.
I needed help when I moved into my new home and Mike was great! Happy to have found an honest and professional handyman in my area.
Mike MaddoxMike Maddox
Richard s.
Enrique is the real deal professional handyman. Having grownup in a family of jacks if all trades Enrique knows his stuff. I will use him again.
Enrique Handyman & Cleaning Services.Enrique Handyman & Cleaning Services.
Thumbtack Customer
Joe performed varios jobs at our home, all very efficiently, timely and always with a smile. We will recommend him to anyone needing a very good handyman.
Uno Gringo Handyman ServicesUno Gringo Handyman Services
Erick B.
Great to work with Josh. Definitely hard working and knows his craft. Doesn’t look to overcharge and make a buck off you. Recommend for all your handyman needs
AFNF Handyman ServiceAFNF Handyman Service
Jacque s.
My cat tree didnt take long to put up almost 2 hpurs i thought it woukd take longer excelkent job this handyman was hecstarted work on it immediately
Quality Home  Remodeling & InnovationsQuality Home Remodeling & Innovations
Suzie G.
Amazing job and super quick response. Super happy with everything he did! I’d highly recommend DunnRight Handyman service. I will be calling him for my next house project!!
Dunn Right Handyman ServicesDunn Right Handyman Services
Garrett L.
Mike was super fast at getting back to me, prompt for his same day appt, and got the work done the next day as I was on a time crunch. He is now my go to handyman.
Hercules, Experienced Professional Craftsmen!Hercules, Experienced Professional Craftsmen!
Gwendolyn S.
This handyman was on time for the work. He was friendly. He spoke with me about the repair and how to fix it BEFORE he did anything. He did not leave until he was sure I was satisfied with the repair.
129 Home Improvement Services129 Home Improvement Services
Wayne S.
Enrique completed the job in less time than expected. We also like fact that he gave us ideas for what we need. He is honest and truly a great handyman. We already have his schedule for another project
Enrique Handyman & Cleaning Services.Enrique Handyman & Cleaning Services.
Ronald N.
Kevin was quick to respond to my request. Set up an appointment for the job which was suitable for both of us. Arrived on time and was courteous, knowledgeable and did a great job, cleaning up as he worked. Would highly recommend for you next handyman needs.
Kevin AlbertKevin Albert
Andrew j.
Slim was fantastic. Not only did he complete all tasks in a timely and efficient manner, he was respectful to my home, answered all questions and accommodated any additional requests we had. I will use Slim for all my handyman needs!
SlimSlim
Jordan L.
Michael was incredible! He was very responsive, reasonable on price, did incredible work and even offered to come back to fix another piece (outside of the scope of work) for free! I will be reaching out to Michael for all handyman requests moving forward! Awesome experience!
Trendy TradesmenTrendy Tradesmen
Thumbtack Customer
Marco's Crystal Clear Maintenance Service came to repair several small jobs around my house. The repairs were excellent and the handyman was very helpful in explaining what needed to be fixed and what he recommended. I would use this service again in the future.
Marcos Crystal Clear Maintenance ServicesMarcos Crystal Clear Maintenance Services
Patrick N.
Mac has done quite a bit of work and has become my go to handyman. He’s worked on numerous projects such as door installation, bathroom fixture, electrical and he has been fantastic. One of the best I’ve been able to hire. Appreciate his work!
Mac's Handyman ServiceMac's Handyman Service
Brian S.
Zach did an awesome job with some handyman work that I just couldn’t do by myself. He had all the equipment necessary, including a very tall ladder. I appreciate his services & quality and would recommend him if you need some assistance around the house.
State 48 WoodCraft & Power WashState 48 WoodCraft & Power Wash
Sai V.
Avo is a great handyman! he understands the problems and comes up with the optimal solutions. He never overcharges. Very reasonable and upfront. Defines what he is about to do to fix the problem, makes sure we are on the same page and then goes about the work. Fully appreciate working with him.
Demico RemodelingDemico Remodeling
Denise J.
Enrique showed up on time and had all the tools he needed. He mounted our 62” TV on the wall in a manner that hid the cords. He has such a great disposition and enthusiasm. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a handyman. I will definitely use him again! Thanks
Enrique Handyman & Cleaning Services.Enrique Handyman & Cleaning Services.
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