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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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Tucson handymen
Zohreh M.
Excellent handyman.
Chris l.
Very responsive friendly handyman
Handyman jacksHandyman jacks
Kitti r.
Excellent service- will be using for all handyman service in future
Lucas C.
Great handyman, affordable, will hire again for future projects.
Shawna L.
I recommend this handyman. He's honest, hardworking, determined, professional and trustworthy. I plan on using him again. He's the one in a million handyman. Look no further. Give this guy a chance and he will not disappoint.
Tommy’s Electrical & HandymanTommy’s Electrical & Handyman
Lora K.
Nicholas is very professional and skilled. I will be calling on him for all our handyman needs.
Nicholas /Ben-Dez ConstructionNicholas /Ben-Dez Construction
Keith l.
Paul was awesome and his work was excellent. Best handyman we 've ever had
TruBlue House Care of TucsonTruBlue House Care of Tucson
Chris D.
Needed a window glass replaced, Handyman Jacks was able to get it done timely, and it looks good.
Handyman jacksHandyman jacks
Linda H.
Very knowledgeable and he was able to come quickly. I have found just the right handyman.
Sam p.
Showed up on time and completed the job as described. Barn door functions well. No issues or concerns. Would recommend for handyman service.
Moises M.
This company has been nothing but great we highly appreciate the work and professionalism I highly recommend this company for your handyman needs.
Tucson Construction CompanyTucson Construction Company
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Handyman XtraOrdinaire was excellent. My toilet started leaking from under the base and naturally, I wanted it repaired right away. He was very flexible with his schedule and was able to repair the leak very quickly. When finished, he cleaned the area and took all garbage with him. I definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a knowledgeable and reasonably priced handyman!
Plumbologist, LLCPlumbologist, LLC
Monique M.
M & T Handyman Sevices was quick to respond. They came out within an hr and were very professional and got the job done quickly. Highly recommend!
M&T Handyman ServicesM&T Handyman Services
Melissa D.
Guillermo and his partner did a great job installing my retractable awning. Very skilled and professional. I would recommend Fandis for your handyman needs.
Casey M.
My faucet turn out to be a challenge. But handyman jacks was able to get the job done at a reasonable price I highly recommend them for any project you have.
Handyman jacksHandyman jacks
Shirley P.
Gary was absolutely great. Very knowledgeable and professional. We had an issue with our toilets and he was right on it. He is honest, reliable and a gentleman. Gary is our new handyman!!!
Ben-Dez ConstructionBen-Dez Construction
Catrina C.
Justin was amazing to work with! Very responsive to messages. Did a really great job and answered my questions and concerns. Will definitely hire him again for my future handyman needs.
Justin TownsendJustin Townsend
Daymen T.
I am an out-of-town landlord. Robert was very easy to coordinate with on the phone, he was a pleasure to work with, and my tenant said he was very personable. If you as looking a handyman, I recommended him.
TLC Property MgmtTLC Property Mgmt
Angela M.
Mac was punctual (actually early!), professional and worked hard to mount a floating shelf that proved a little challenging, which meant that it took a bit longer than anticipated. I recommend Mac for handyman projects. Thanks, Mac.
Mac's Handyman ServiceMac's Handyman Service
Krista C.
Renee was quick to respond, honest, went above and beyond my expectations. He takes a lot of pride in his work and it shows in the quality and attention for detail. I definitely will be calling him again for all my handyman needs.
The Dragon Handyman SpecialistThe Dragon Handyman Specialist
Marcia K.
Fandis did excellent work; he arrived on time and fixed my problem very quickly. He even gave me a solution so that I would not need to keep calling him or any other handyman out in the future.
Lorri S.
He was great. He offered alternate options for our jobs, traveled to get supplies needed and saved us money while accomplishing our jobs. 👍He will be our “ go to handyman” in the future. We have referred him to family members!
Roberto OlivasRoberto Olivas
Robin A.
So happy I found Affordable Handyman Jose and his team They were sooo knowledgeable,professional, and punctual. They did a GREAT job coating the roof repairing irrigation leaks, electrical wiring, stucco, installing ceiling fan, soap dispenser, and more!!!
Tucson Construction CompanyTucson Construction Company
Amna K.
I highly recommend him. He was on time, very professional and thorough, fixed a jammed window, other than the work, which another handyman said would need replacement. He did a great job with sink clogging and cleaning up the pipes.
The Dragon Handyman SpecialistThe Dragon Handyman Specialist
Kelley G.
Chris was wonder to work with. He did several small jobs for me; electrical, tiling and basic handyman work. Chris was professional, responsible, a great value and cleaned up after himself. You will be happy if you hire Chris to do work for you.
Valley SparkchaserValley Sparkchaser
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