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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 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.

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.

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 Mesa handymen
Chris W.
Great local handyman.. will use again
Jonas LevineJonas Levine
Randy E.
Great experience working with AZ Handyman. Will definitely hire again for future jobs!
COS Home ServicesCOS Home Services
Jane M.
Quality work, professional, and fair pricing. Andrew is Outstanding. He will me my handyman going forward.
Andrew StrahlendAndrew Strahlend
Beckie C.
Had a great experience with CCC. Small job but he was friendly and professional. Hit him up for your handyman needs.
Loretta A.
Zach was great to work with. He responded quickly and showed up with 1 day notice. Zach will be our go to Handyman going forward.
Zach's Handyman & Home Repair servicesZach's Handyman & Home Repair services
Dom m.
Alexis is a great handyman. He removed and installed a new kitchen disposal for us. The workmanship was superb and he is very polite plus punctual! This is the guy!
arizona service plumbingarizona service plumbing
Gloria L.
Michael was very responsive and professional. He took care of a number of issues for us. I will definitely continue to use him for any handyman needs.
Harvey’s Helping Hand LLCHarvey’s Helping Hand LLC
Dave h.
Alan is a really good handyman and seems to be a better person. This man will make you feel comfortable regardless. Top notch pro for sure. Book him today!
The Handy Home HelperThe Handy Home Helper
Carol G.
Jim was very professional very reasonable with his pricing and he did an absolute wonderful job. I would recommend him To anyone who would need a handyman.
J.C. Home ImprovementJ.C. Home Improvement
Linda B.
Joseph was more than friendly, courteous, & reasonable. I am very pleased with the installation of the in wall doggie door he installed. Will continue to hire him for other handyman projects.
Mr. Right Handyman LLCMr. Right Handyman LLC
Janet N.
David was early...got everything that I wanted done in a very timely manner. Will call on him again if I need an handyman. Very reasonably priced..I was totally satisfied.
DM Service’s  Plumbing ONLYDM Service’s Plumbing ONLY
Mike D.
Jeremy is a great handyman. We had faucets replaced, a fan fixed, removed and replaced old mirrors with new ones, along with some spackling. Very prompt, patient and honest.
Legacy Handyman ServicesLegacy Handyman Services
Chris W.
DHP Services was by far the best overall Handyman that we have ever had. If you need anything done make sure you go with DHP Services. Cory came by and was on time. He also had such a professional level of precision with his work. Also the value of the job was the best and beat every other Handyman. Cory is such a true professional. He really cares about the job that he does. Thanks for much for doing such a great job.
DHP ServicesDHP Services
Linda S.
Brian responds in a timely manner, arrives when he says he will, wears a mask, is very nice and professional and takes care to do quality work. Will be my go to handyman for future projects!
Irish Home ImprovementsIrish Home Improvements
Rebecca T.
John’s work is his passion. He ensured his work meet and exceeded my expectations. He truly went above and beyond! Now he is my official handyman! Thank you John!
JohnnyKat’s Handyman ServicesJohnnyKat’s Handyman Services
Gladys M.
Punctual and very professional. Evaluated the problem and offered different suggestions. Completed the job to my satisfaction in a timely manner. For sure will hire again if I ever need a handyman. Thank you for your services.
Reed Handy Man ServiceReed Handy Man Service
Divina A.
Brian was a very nice person as he gives his honest opinion and advice. We're so happy to have found him here and will be calling him again for any future handyman help. We highly recommend him!!!
Irish Home ImprovementsIrish Home Improvements
Patty W.
Dewitte is a very capable Handyman and is helping me with an ongoing project. His attention to detail is very much appreciated! His response time to an issue in my home was excellent! I would recommend him for any project around the home!
D.C incD.C inc
Karen S.
Faucet install scheduled for today. Outside water shut-off is defective so could not complete the install. HOA will fix. Once fixed handyman will return. Charged me nothing for his time today. Very polite, helpful and professional.
Crisomia Handyman ServicesCrisomia Handyman Services
Jeff H.
Was actually done by a different handyman, that was no on the list. Thumbtack does not give me that option to select "Other" - so, it creates issues for me to notify you that the work is completed …. and to PLEASE STOP BOMBARDING ME WITH E-MAIL. I am done !
Karie F.
Excellent job placing down Laminate "tiles" & base boards. Plus, filling in a hole that a different paid handyman did not repair correctly. It was comfortable having Marty work in my home. He has a great work ethic & integrity.
Marty's ServicesMarty's Services
Bob S.
Irish Home was on time. Brian looked at the job and got right to work and fixed a broken ceiling light fixture. This was my first time using a handyman. He was fantastic. I will certainly recommend him to others and if needed will use him again.
Irish Home ImprovementsIrish Home Improvements
Emma G.
Reed was punctual, responsive, fairly priced and very kind. He did great, quick work and explained all the steps - no hidden charges or surprises - and was respectful of our home and our time. The repairs are great and he will be our family handyman now for sure!
Reed SjaardaReed Sjaarda
James C.
I am very pleased to recommend Reed Handyman Service. He was very prompt and easy to talk to. His work was exceptional and I was very pleased with the cost. I am going to have him back to do another job in a few days.
Reed Handy Man ServiceReed Handy Man Service
Bob A.
Did not go with this Handyman. As to no fault of his just had several quotes and did not pick him. He was very attentive in was going to do the job at a good rate I just had to go with one of the others. It was a timing thing. This guys costumer service was good.
Burgos Restoration & Co.Burgos Restoration & Co.
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