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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 Glendale handymen
Kathy L.
What a positive experience working with JC Handyman!
JC Handyman ServicesJC Handyman Services
Lauren B.
The greatest handyman ever. Thorough, skilled, and honest. Highly recommend!
Andrew’s BestAndrew’s Best
Mark P.
This handyman does a good job and he is safe to be in your house..
EZ handyman servicesEZ handyman services
Alicia K.
Very nice and was able to complete a few handyman jobs for me
Az TurnmastersAz Turnmasters
Marit K.
Slim is the best handyman there is! He was so quick and helped me do so many random tasks around the house. He is an incredible person and an even better handyman! Thank you so much for all you did Slim!
Liz G.
Wonderful work and he brought his son! I now have a regular handyman!
Esteban DiazEsteban Diaz
Diana L.
Philip is wonderful!!! He will be the only handyman I will hire... He works at a job until it done perfectly.. Thank you, Philip
Phil Will Fix ItPhil Will Fix It
Ron L.
Ed and Jeremy did quality work and left the area cleaner than they found it. I will call them first for my next handyman project.
Desert State HomesDesert State Homes
Cesar T.
I was very pleased with the work Idnam did at my house. He is very friendly and professional. I would recommend him to my friends and family that need some handyman work around the house.
Idnam GonzalezIdnam Gonzalez
Karen G.
He listens and communicates clearly. He states his fees, and you know what you are getting. I booked the second job I need done on the spot. He is going to be my regular handyman.
Moody-Do's HandymanMoody-Do's Handyman
Dean B.
Dan did a great job fixing my front door. He was able to fix it to my satisfaction. I will definitely use him for any potential projects and would recommend him to anyone who needs a handyman
Right tools 4 the jobRight tools 4 the job
Thumbtack Customer
Handyman was prompt, courteous, friendly, and efficient. Work (clearing and removing tree debris in valley flashings on roof) was completed quickly and to my satisfaction. I have already recommended this company to my realtor for her future clients.
Marcos Crystal Clear Maintenance ServicesMarcos Crystal Clear Maintenance Services
Sylvia P.
This so called handyman stood me up twice giving me some lame excuse on why he couldn't make it to the agreed time and date. Where I come from an appointment is exactly APPOINTMENT! I would not recommend this guy to anyone!
Mr. Right Handyman LLCMr. Right Handyman LLC
Prasad T.
I hired Ed to fix my compound wall Gates. He was responsive, kept his word, gave a reasonable quote and did a very high quality work. I definitely recommend you hire Ed for various handyman and other work. Full recommendation.
Desert Superior CleaningDesert Superior Cleaning
Linda P.
Pablo was able to do the job the very next morning. Very punctual, courteous and efficient. Consulted me as to different options I could have on the first item. Perfect work on everything. And, he vacuumed up after the work. Excellent rating!!! I will definitely call on him for all future handyman jobs!
At Your ServizAt Your Serviz
Claes L.
Jeremy went over everything I needed done with me and gave me different options. He was always on time and did a very good job on all projects. Jeremy also cleaned up every day before leaving. I will recommend Jeremy without hesitation to anyone in need of quality handyman services. Claes L.
Hawkeye Home SolutionsHawkeye Home Solutions
Jacob N.
Awesome handyman. Nathan was on time, friendly, professional and fair prices. He knocked out for tasks I've been putting off in about 2 hours. He'll definitely be my go to in the future. Tasks completed, removed old gutter in prep for exterior painting, installation of new dryer vent, installation of new outlet in kitchen island, installation of new toilet.
Pro Flo ServicesPro Flo Services
Prasad T.
Victor of Guy Services took up a number of tasks I had around the house that included fixing: 1. door 2. door mesh 3. power washing the garage 4. fixing cupboards 5. hanging paintings 6. clearing clutter around 7. removing doggy door and fixing stuff related to it All done in a day. What impressed me was, Victor responds times, charges reasonably, communicates and comes in time, and performs perfect work. He knows what he is doing and is very efficient. Quality of his work is outstanding. If you are looking for a handyman with multiple work requirements or any specialized work, hire Victor. You will be very impressed. Indeed, in my long years of hiring handyman, he ranks very high, amongst the top 3. Just the best guy you can hire. I give him 10/10.
Gina F.
Dwitte was very friendly and pleasant to work with. I needed help with my garbage disposal because a dishrag got lodged in the unit. Seeing as the disposal was quite old I decided to just have it replaced. Dwitte responded right away to my work request and was available to come by when I needed him. He arrived when he was expected and completed my job in a timely fashion. I will definitely be calling him for any of my future handyman needs. Thank you Dwitte!
D.C incD.C inc
Elyse D.
I reached out to Moody-Do's a week ago based on their stellar reviews. I received a call back within minutes. Scott was kind and accommodating on the phone. My request was several small jobs around my house including the replacement of a master bedroom ceiling fan. He gave me a 2 hour window in which he would arrive and he did arrive in that 2 hour window. What he didn't have was an appropriate ladder for the ceiling fan replacement. Very interesting that a "handyman" would not have a tall ladder at their disposal for ceiling fan installation but whatever. I was totally understanding and he asked if he could come back the following weekend with the appropriate ladder. "of course" I said. "what time works for you?" I said. Again he gave me a 2 hour window of 8-10am. I set my alarm (on my day off), made sure I had all the materials and all the work spaces were ready for him to do his job with ease. He reached out via text in the last 10 minutes of his 2 hour window that he didn't have the ladder and would have to reschedule. After some back and forth on text he assured me that he would be to me late afternoon that day between 3-4pm and earlier if he could. He again texted me at 3:50PM to say that he still did not have a ladder. He then told me that he was not coming. I don't really understand what kind of Handyman doesn't have a ladder, but this guy is completely unreliable. I have spent a week of my life waiting on him and his inability to obtain a ladder. I think it is for the best, on to someone who knows how to conduct a business properly. I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU DO NOT USE SCOTT WITH MOODY-DO'S . Total waste of time.
Moody-Do's HandymanMoody-Do's Handyman
Dennis M.
Evaluation: AZ Handyman Pro Services Project: Remove existing inside door and replace it with a bi-fold door. Jacob replied to all emails requesting his services and was done in a timely way. He also called to get as much information about the job as possible. We scheduled a day for him to do the job and he actually arrived a little earlier than he thought he could. He quickly began to assess the job and the material that I had previously purchased. He was pretty sure we had all the materials need. Before he began the project to asked several questions about how I thought I wanted to completed project to look and operate. He listened carefully and offered some options that I had not considered. The work began. With every step he measured, assessed, and ask what I thought and if what he suggested worked for me. Through the entire process I was informed of what was happening, what problems we might encounter if we did this or that. In the end, the job was completed to my complete satisfaction. Jacob was extremely easy to work with and I was always comfortable with his skill, and his easy going personality. Because of him, and his suggestions, some rather larger mistakes that I suggested were avoided. Many big thanks to Jacob. With confidence, I recommend him.
AZ Handyman Pro services by JacobAZ Handyman Pro services by Jacob
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