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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 Scottsdale handymen
Elia A.
Jesse is a good handyman
Jesse's Handyman ServicesJesse's Handyman Services
Carolina W.
Best handyman I’ve ever had experience with
Barry S.
JohnnyKat’s handyman service is top notch. Highly recommended.
JohnnyKat’s Handyman ServicesJohnnyKat’s Handyman Services
David A.
The handyman never responded to my pricing requests or communication
The House DoctorThe House Doctor
Shelly s.
nice handyman. did everything we asked him to do.
Stud Nailers Handyman Services LLCStud Nailers Handyman Services LLC
Darren K.
Reliable and great attention to details. Passionate about handyman services.
arizona service plumbingarizona service plumbing
Denise c.
Tommy was our handyman and he did a great job fixing our plumbing issues!
American Handiwork, Inc.American Handiwork, Inc.
Eric A.
Bobby was very responsive and did the job quickly. I would recommended Bobby for handyman tasks.
Bobby P Can Fix It !Bobby P Can Fix It !
Barbara B.
Text handyman all supplies were in. Never heard back so job was never finished
A to Z Handyman servicesA to Z Handyman services
Sarah M.
Jesse is always very punctual and does great work! Highly recommend for any handyman needs.
Jesse's Handyman ServicesJesse's Handyman Services
Daniel F.
I had a very good experience with Best Local Painters. I had some handyman work done that was perfectly. I then had an accent wall painted which looks great. I would highly recommend Best Local Painters for all of your handyman and painting needs.
Phoenix Pavers & Turf, LLCPhoenix Pavers & Turf, LLC
John B.
Used Jacob for some handyman services. Got it done quickly and did a great job. Highly recommend.
AZ Handyman Pro services by JacobAZ Handyman Pro services by Jacob
Alex r.
Uriel calm approach to a challenging job and professionalism make him my go to handyman going forward.
Susan P.
Have not started any projects yet, but after meeting Nathan, I feel he will be a great handyman for me .
Nathan's handy repairNathan's handy repair
Brittney B.
Bruce is the BEST! Not only did he get back to me the fastest, but he got my job completed with ease and perfectly executed when no other handyman could seem to get it right. Will be hiring AZ Turnmasters for every handyman job moving forward— thanks so much Bruce!!! GREAT experience!
Az TurnmastersAz Turnmasters
John B.
Great handyman. Showed up exactly when he said he would and completed the work quickly and professionally. Will use again!
Ortega & SonsOrtega & Sons
Alan L.
Ben is extremely versatile. He is neat and has the ability to develop plans on how to tackle different types of issues. I can't say enough about his thoroughness and his personality. I would use him again and recommend him to anyone asking if I knew a great handyman. The term handyman doesn't do justice to his varied abilities.
BC's Service'sBC's Service's
Denise K.
He did not come prepared to do the job. Did not appear confident in his skills as a handyman. He is very nice/courteous. Job cancelled.
Idnam GonzalezIdnam Gonzalez
Scott M.
Good guy. Fair price. Diverse skills that you seek in a handyman. He repaired the interior molding and tile around my new exterior doors.
Jesse's Handyman ServicesJesse's Handyman Services
Lisa M.
We had a wonderful experience using AZ Handyman Pro services and I would highly recommend. We had a few projects throughout our home. I was able to schedule a time at my convenience and Jacob arrived promptly. He was courteous and knowledgeable. Our projects were completed in a timely manner and we were very pleased with the results. We intend using AZ Handyman for additional projects.
AZ Handyman Pro services by JacobAZ Handyman Pro services by Jacob
Staci L.
Tanner’s reviews are so right! He’s professional, clean, kind, and really just a great handyman! I will definitely be using him for all my projects around the house!
Tanner With Home RevivalTanner With Home Revival
Alexis M.
Adrian is the absolute best! Can’t imagine using anyone else for any sort of Handyman services. He cares about his work and it shows. Thank you Adrian!!
129 Home Improvement Services129 Home Improvement Services
Kevin B.
He is great! Extremely detailed oriented. Got the job done fast. I WILL have him back . He's my new handyman. You rock Copper Ken!!!
Copper KenCopper Ken
Paul S.
Enrique is a consummate professional. There isn’t anything that he can’t do as a handyman. First quality work and very responsive to the customers wishes. I will be using him again. Paul
Enrique Handyman & Cleaning Services.Enrique Handyman & Cleaning Services.
Thumbtack Customer
One of the nicest people I have ever met! Honest, caring, hardworking! I would recommend him hands down to anyone who needs a handyman! Totally trustworthy!
Brian HoraskiBrian Horaski
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