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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 Mesa handymen
Randy E.
Great experience working with AZ Handyman. Will definitely hire again for future jobs!
K&S PaintingK&S Painting
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 Improvements And WoodworkingJ.C. Home Improvements And Woodworking
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
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.
D M service’sD M service’s
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
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
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 !
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
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
Katrina S.
I would recommend Blaise as a handyman to anybody. He was very knowledgeable and professional at the services I needed. He even did extra work I added after his arrival that was not on the normal service call. Don’t pass him up for your services.
Dandy Lion Home ServicesDandy Lion Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Trent came out to install 2 new patio wall lights. He was courteous and really did a great job. He is really a hard worker and seems to really enjoy what he does. So happy with my new lights. And my NEW HANDYMAN!
Trents Handyman’s servicesTrents Handyman’s services
Andrea M.
This handyman did an excellent job for us. We had 4 fans, 3 pendant lights, and a garage door opener for him to install and he was able to adapt and overcome obstacles such as wiring and electrical difficulty while doing a great job and at a very fair price. Highly recommend him and will use him again.
129 Home Improvement Services129 Home Improvement Services
Justin W.
Our AC recently went out, and we contacted Joseph since we figured it was related to the fuse box and not the unit. He advised us what was going on and got the AC working again. Joseph was very professional and responded quickly, and was on time. I would definitely use his services again on another handyman job!
Mr. Right Handyman LLCMr. Right Handyman LLC
Victoria K.
Brian did an excellent job installing three ceiling fans, three Faucets and fixing an issue with my bathtub. He made sure the jobs were done right. His prices are extremely reasonable considering the quality of work and the time it took to do these projects. He’s very professional and personable so don’t hesitate to call him for your handyman service needs.
Irish Home ImprovementsIrish Home Improvements
Vicki w.
Lane, was so amazing if I could give him 20 stars I would. So calm patient, and professional. He did an awesome job removing and installing a complicated ceiling fan. I'm so glad I found him. I am definitely going to be using him for all my handyman projects. Thank you so much Lane!!!
Alternative Maintenance ServiceAlternative Maintenance Service
Thumbtack Customer
Lane was the first to respond to my work request and came in with the best rate and was able to do the job the next day, Superbowl Sunday no less. He was very knowledgeable and completed the job for amount quoted plus some parts that were needed and he even went to Home Depot to get them. I highly recommend Lane for handyman work and will call him again myself.
Alternative Maintenance ServiceAlternative Maintenance Service
Tara T.
Matt was a pleasure to do business with! He responded quickly to my request and did an amazing job! He was also very patient with me and the pain in the rear old light fixture that he replaced. He was very affordable as well. I'm so thankful and appreciative for the great work and time Matt provided. If you need a good, trustworthy handyman I highly recommend him!
Guaranteed Work by Matt HarteGuaranteed Work by Matt Harte
Janet w.
Working with Performance was easy. Very kind employees to appointment setting to Alan who comes out to complete the service. Work is done efficiently and the end work is of quality. I've hired them for handyman service and for carpet cleaning. I would definitely hire them again. They are not here to swindle they genuinely want to provide the best possible service. Hire them now for your needs you won't be disappointed
Performance Carpet and Flooring ServicesPerformance Carpet and Flooring Services
Lisa S.
Joshua López is who just came to my home.. I would give him ten stars if I could. Excellent work, extremely fair, honest, very punctual and professional. He put in a new ceiling fan, assembled a desk and hung and corrected racks in my bathroom. Honestly, hands down the best EVER handyman I have ever had. I am very grateful to have found a person for future reference. Excellent, excellent!
Jay’s RepairsJay’s Repairs
Erynne P.
Enrique was absolutely a god sent. I didn’t even realize how much trouble I was in when I sought help. He not only responded with exceptional promptness, but was clearly a hardworking, knowledgeable and genuine person. He spent a lot longer time than anticipated and even had to fetch parts and come back to the site to finish his project. He wouldn’t let me pay him a single dollar until project is completed. Definitely will be using him as my handyman.
Enrique Handyman & Cleaning Services.Enrique Handyman & Cleaning Services.
Michael B.
Thomas from Tmdesigns was very responsive and excited to do the project of installing my new front door. His attention to detail is impeccable and his workmanship is definitely something to write about. Thomas was gracious enough to pick up the door and materials for me when they were ready. His 100% guarantee gives me the piece of mind that his work will last for many years to come. Because of friendly personality, and his phenomenal approach to the out-of-the-box thing will give me no question that I will hire him for many projects in the future. Thank you Thomas for being such a great handyman.
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a handyman to do a total of 10 projects around my house - 7 small ones and 3 larger ones. The larger ones included painting and re-boarding my gate, replacing some dry-rotted fascia around my patio, and re-positioning some laminate flooring that had separated. Several guys answered my Thumbtack posting, but only Dave asked to come out and see the job. Others were quoting me without seeing it, and I didn't want to have any unpleasant surprises if I accepted a quote and then found out it was going to be much more money than anticipated. I accepted Dave's quote and he said he thought he could fit me in late the following week. I didn't hear anything from him, so I texted him and asked when he was coming out, and he said he thought they could be here the next day, a Thursday. True to his word, he and an assistant came out. While the assistant worked on the gate, Dave went around inside and took care of the 7 small jobs - tightening the handle on my oven, fixing a bathroom fan, cleaning out a drain and installing a broom holder and a flag holder among them. I was happy with those. Mid-afternoon I went outside to see how the gate was progressing, and found the assistant a bit frazzled. He had mis-drilled the holes on about half of the boards and was trying to fill them with wood filler. It was quite a mess, and I told Dave I wasn't happy about it at all. He suggested they take off the boards and turn them around, but when they tried that, they discovered that there was black paint on them because the paint on the metal skeleton of the gate hadn't entirely dried. Dave then decided that they owed me some boards, and went off to Home Depot to buy them. When he got back they cut and stained them and attached them to the gate. This is where my problem begins. I offered them my paint rollers and wood stain, and when they finished they just left everything in the garage. I had to dispose of the rollers because they were dried out. I believe someone must have gone through the house to the hose in back to rinse out a roller pan because I have drops of wood stain on the tile in my laundry room and on the wood flooring in my family room. Also, one of the boards they replaced is terribly warped and will need to be replaced again, and the paint on the gate is badly chipped in places and will have to be repainted in spots. I paid Dave for the jobs that were finished with the understanding that they would be back the next week (Thursday or Friday, September 8 or 9) to finish the last two larger jobs. Thursday rolled around and I didn't hear from Dave, so I texted him and he replied that he would "try to get out there tomorrow - try." Friday rolled around and, again, I didn't hear from him nor did he show up. The lack of communication really bothers me. If you're not coming to do a job, you should notify the homeowner and tell them - waiting around all day for a handyman who doesn't show up is no fun. I sent Dave a text today telling him that he didn't need to come out and finish the other two jobs - I will hire someone else. I'm grateful for the jobs he did and that he replaced the boards that his assistant ruined, but the lack of communication bothers me more than the outcome of the gate.
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