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Your burning questions: answered

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 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.

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.

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 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
Kristy L.
Great experience with this company; will hire again for handyman work as needed.
Windy City Handyman (AZ)Windy City Handyman (AZ)
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!
Laura S.
He is awesome! I hope to use Rob for all of our handyman projects.
Handyman RobHandyman Rob
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
Amy L.
I would highly recommend AZ first handyman services! Chris was very polite and professional. Not only did he save me over $1500 on an over quoted project from someone else, he did an amazing job fixing a difficult task. I was highly satisfied and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a great handyman! We will definitely use this company again in the future!
Az First Handyman ServicesAz First Handyman Services
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
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.
Ed’s Handyman & Cleaning ServicesEd’s Handyman & Cleaning Services
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
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.
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