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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 Tempe handymen
Amy C.
I plan to contact John again for future handyman projects.
Reliable Service CompanyReliable Service Company
Mrwan G.
Zack was a great handyman, he was so responsive and he has eye on details.
Zach's Handyman & Home Repair servicesZach's Handyman & Home Repair services
Suzzy C.
AZ Handyman responded, and I responded back. Then never heard a word from him.
COS Home ServicesCOS Home Services
Rosemary M.
The AZ Handyman did not disappoint! He did the job to exact specifications. I highly recommend him.
COS Home ServicesCOS Home Services
Cheryl M.
Mike did a an entry door for us. He was from and communicated very well. His work was excellent. Would recommend him for your handyman needs.
Mike BuschMike Busch
Bonny T.
Ray did a great job patching old holes and hanging up new pictures and centering them. I'll be hiring him again for my other handyman needs.
Ortega & SonsOrtega & Sons
Felicia R.
Tristan is our new handyman! Responsive, professional, friendly and extremely thorough. He treats your house like it’s his own and you can trust him to get the job done right. Highly recommend!
Fortified Concepts, Inc.Fortified Concepts, Inc.
Clint A.
J.C. was great. Quick response, showed up on time, got the work done fast, cleaned up after even better than the room was before. Well worth it and I’ll be calling him again if I need a handyman.
J.C. Home ImprovementJ.C. Home Improvement
Grace O.
I needed some whiteboards fixed in the office and artwork hung very last minute. Allwood Handyman Services was able to come out on the same day as my request and did a great job. Thank you so much!
Allwood Handyman ServicesAllwood Handyman Services
Michelle R.
Jesus did a great job installing several different models of sliding kitchen drawers and shelves, installing a "floating" picture frame, installing curved shower curtain rods, and mounting a large TV. He was punctual, professional, and friendly. Jesus is now our #1 handyman.
The Guild Handyman LCThe Guild Handyman LC
Stephen S.
Hector was great! Having just moved to AZ finding a reliable and quality handyman is a big relief. Was prompt, courteous and did great work with top quality. Flexible to go buy additional items at Home Depot and ensured everything was done just how we wanted it. Definitely use again and highly recommend!
Royal Service ProsRoyal Service Pros
Guy T.
If your looking for handyman who is professional and very knowledgeable about their work I would highly recommend using these guys. I had a backflow preventor that was having issues and causing one of lines to leak, they figure out a way to change the backflow instead of replacing the older model. This just shows you have efficient and knowledge they are about their craft. I would totally plan on using them again
PoPo PlumbingPoPo Plumbing
Bill G.
Ken was outstanding in repairing a kitchen drawer that fell apart. He replied to my request promptly, came out the same day to pick the drawer up, and had it returned to us within a couple of days. His craftsmanship is outstanding; the drawer is now better than new. I will call Ken again for other repairs we need to be done, no doubt. Copper Ken is a HIGHLY recommended handyman, 5 Stars.
Copper KenCopper Ken
Lauren P.
Geoff managed to find time in his schedule to complete our tasks before the weekend and he did a great job quickly. I asked him to hang a bunch of stuff on our walls – things I hung in our previous apartment but he did it in about 25% of the time because he's a professional and didn't have to do things twice like me. I'm glad to have my go-to handyman in our new city, thanks Geoff!
Those Handy Guys!Those Handy Guys!
Dustin I.
We couldn’t be happier with the work that was done for us, or the honest work ethic Adrian brought with him. We had an issue with carpeting that was installed poorly in one of our closets, and Adrian really went above and beyond to make sure that we were satisfied with the patch job before he was done. Finding honest guys like him feels hard to do these days, but we’ll certainly keep his info handy for any of our friends that need a good handyman.
129 Home Improvement Services129 Home Improvement Services
Eden M.
The best! I immediately recommended Ray to my neighbors because i know people struggle to find someone good and Ortega and Sons was fantastic! Quick, efficient, and super helpful. Seriously, Ray saved me a couple hundred dollars that another handyman quoted me on for a couple jobs that Ray quickly figured out, one of which didn’t really need replaced, just adjusted. Super service, super personable, and super value. What more could you ask for? Highly recommended
Ortega & SonsOrtega & Sons
Oliver Y.
David was a godsend. I needed help installing some antique wall sconces. After 5 previous and frustrating attempts with other contractors, I found David. He was professional, prompt, friendly and provided excellent service. He made sure to carefully inspect the sconces and the (poor) electrical installation done previously, explained the work he’d need to do to install them properly, and provided a very reasonable quote. He showed up right on time and did a great job. Very happy to have found my new go-to handyman. He was a pleasure to work with.
David’s Craft, LLC.David’s Craft, LLC.
Jess B.
John was great at installing our small pet door. He came with the right tools to determine if there were any electrical wires and informed me there was one. We consulted my electrician on-site about it, but ultimately decided to cut because we didn't have another location the door could go. He was very careful and we ended up being able to just barely pull the wire slack above the pet door, so no electricity changes needed. He finished and swept up after. Nice guy and knowledgeable, will hire again for some small handyman projects I'm already thinking up.
Buzzworthy Home ServicesBuzzworthy Home Services
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