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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I hire the best handyman in Phoenix?

To find and hire the best handyman in Phoenix, begin your search online. This allows you quick access to handyman ratings, customer reviews and sometimes even photos of work done by handymen in the Phoenix area.

You should also figure out what kind of credentials the handyman may have. If they will be performing certain tasks that require a licensed pro, ask to see their license or look it up online

Your last step is to compare price quotes among several Phoenix handymen and contractors before deciding on the best fit.

How much should I pay for handyman services in Phoenix?

You can expect to pay around $35 to $90 per hour for a handyman’s services in Phoenix, though this price will likely depend on the type of job the handyman needs to perform, the distance they have to drive, any extra materials they need to purchase and the handyman’s level of expertise. 

You can find out how much handyman services will cost you by contacting the best handyman in Phoenix and asking for free estimates.

Please note: All cost estimates are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. For the most accurate, up-to-date cost estimates for your specific project, get free estimates from pros near you. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Phoenix handymen
Martha a.
We would definitely hire Jacob for future handyman services.
AZ Handyman Pro services by JacobAZ Handyman Pro services by Jacob
Jim p.
Absolutely did a great job. He is a handy dandee handyman. Super guy!!!
Bravo RomeoBravo Romeo
James B.
Did not use, but not because AZ Handyman was at fault... all is good with his communication
COS Home ServicesCOS Home Services
Lauren N.
I highly recommend AZ Handyman Pro for your handyman needs. He quickly responded to my request, explained the work he was doing while he was here and even went to Home Depot to get parts for me before coming!
AZ Handyman Pro services by JacobAZ Handyman Pro services by Jacob
Kelly F.
He’s great!! We would hire him again and refer him to anyone who needs a handyman. He shows up, gets the job done, and doesn’t waste time. Everything we had for him to do was completed. He is an excellent handyman!!
New Handy ManNew Handy Man
Yes the handyman was very prompt and fair with his price. The quality of the work was good too.
America Sunshine MaintenanceAmerica Sunshine Maintenance
Dirinna U.
Esteban held it down with repairs needed done in my house. Highly recommended handyman!
Esteban DiazEsteban Diaz
Patty C.
Great communication, excellent workmanship, quick response. He will be my go to handyman moving forward.
Powers Remodeling and RepairsPowers Remodeling and Repairs
Chad B.
This is the exact call from Handyman we all want. Could not recommend this man more highly
Beatrice A.
I am very pleased with the barn closet door installed by Brad. He is now my -go -to handyman.
Brads all around handymanBrads all around handyman
Ryan W.
Responded right away and was able to fix a toilet issue late on a Saturday night! Definitely will call On the next handyman issue.
Sustainable HandymanSustainable Handyman
Carmen T.
I’d recommend Joseph for all your handyman needs. He arrived on time, very professional and got the job done.
Mr. Right Handyman LLCMr. Right Handyman LLC
Matt M.
Having recently purchased a home in Phoenix and had limited contacts for handyman services. We connected with Eric on Thumbtack and he has been unbelievable. He has help us complete a wide range of projects. He is always responsive, on time, and professional. We would highly recommend Eric to anyone looking for a handyman.
•Eric On-Call• “Let’s Get To Work!”•Eric On-Call• “Let’s Get To Work!”
Derrick C.
This man really outdid himself!! He did an outstanding job... I think we found a handyman for life and a new friend!!
At Your ServizAt Your Serviz
Phyllis M.
Greg was GREAT! personable, on time, no bull, with a sense of humor. WOW! all of this in a handyman, hard to find but TRUE! I recommend Hercules.
Hercules, Experienced Professional Craftsmen!Hercules, Experienced Professional Craftsmen!
Dawn H.
Responded quickly and was at my house within a day completed all work in a timely manner. Would recommend to anyone looking for a handyman
Pro Flo ServicesPro Flo Services
Cate R.
Jesus came today and put my patio heater together and a few other minor things that I needed help with. He did an excellent job and was very personable as well. I have been searching for a good handyman for months and I am thrilled to have found him! I will recommend him to my friends who are also looking for a good handyman.
The GuildThe Guild
Vallie H.
I highly recommend Moody-Dos for all your handyman needs! Great communication and wonderful service. I will be hiring him again soon!
Moody-Do's HandymanMoody-Do's Handyman
Jeff L.
Lane was very responsive and got the job done quickly and neatly. We would recommend him for handyman jobs and will use him again for any of ours.
Alternative Maintenance ServiceAlternative Maintenance Service
Jeremy D.
Sean was fantastic, responded quickly to a timely need, did fantastic work and followed up professionally. I'd highly recommend him for any handyman needs.
Gilead CarpentryGilead Carpentry
Michael C.
So glad I found John and his company. He built an amazing mailbox for me from scratch. Going to use him for all handyman work.
Reliable Service CompanyReliable Service Company
Jason H.
They were great. We decided I needed to go another tour, but he was friendly and professional. I will look their way if I need handyman services in the future!!
Ortega & SonsOrtega & Sons
Kimm C.
Scott was super responsive and did a great job assembling our shed! I will be calling him again for future projects- I highly recommend Moody-Do’s Handyman!
Moody-Do's HandymanMoody-Do's Handyman
Nicole S.
Bruce is a phenomenal handyman! He is affable, and took time to teach me a little bit about what he was doing, all while doing a complete and professional job.
Az TurnmastersAz Turnmasters
Donna H.
Thank you Marc. I will be using your services again in the future. You are a skilled handyman and very professional. I really love the work you did for me
MDG Handyman Service, LLCMDG Handyman Service, LLC
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