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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 Beverly Hills handymen
Thumbtack Customer
Brown is the perfect handyman ! He can get anything done
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Andrew G.
Exceptional quality and service!!! Highly recommended for home improvements, handyman and assembly services.
Megan S.
Everything was fantastic. Responsiveness, know-how, etc. were all top notch. New handyman FOUND!
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Dale R.
Phenomenal handyman, needed 2 things fixed and he ended up fixing 6 things, including smart devices. Thanks
Jose L.
I've had SureSir Handyman do work at a number of my houses over the years, and they always provide the best of the best service. Cannot recommend them enough. !!
Saul B.
They are the go to for anyone asking me if I know a handyman service or need any repairs. They did some painting and patch work at my home.... Excellent Service.
Lori N.
He knew exactly was wrong and explained to both the tenant and myself. I appreciated his professionalism and knowledge. I think I have found a new handyman! 😊
Property Renovation and RepairsProperty Renovation and Repairs
Albert O.
Suresir did an amazing job!! Fixed a bunch of mistakes from the previous handyman that I used in a pinch when moving. I will definitely hire them again!
Bob F.
Justin was excellent. We will ask Kruse to come back when we need more handyman services next month. Will refer them to our friends and neighbors. Couldn't be more satisfied!
Kruse & sons handyman construction services LLCKruse & sons handyman construction services LLC
Deanna B.
Great experience! He was able to take care of a bunch of little projects we had around the office. Showed up early & was great to work with. Recommend for all your handyman services.
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Robert H.
SureSir is an amazing handyman service. Needed someone to assemble a treadmill I bought. They quickly sent me a quote and schedule. Jeff was professional and quick at assembling the treadmill. Very pleased, will use them again
Leah R.
Ali did a great job! I needed a hanging rack assembled and hung in a laundry room and Ali was prompt in communicating and scheduling and very professional. I will use him again for my handyman needs!
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Koe S.
Incredible!! We have now found our go to HandyMan company!! SureSir was brilliant in helping us with our home repairs! From scheduling to the actual job! We feel very confident we made the right choice, and are certain we saved money as other handyman could not do even have the tasks SureSir did! Excellent - special thanks to Jason! What a guy!! He did our entire house lighting in like 2-3 hours. Thank u!! We will be telling our friends about Suresir
Darin N.
SureSir Handyman services responded quickly to my request (Same day, on a long weekend!!) and had excellent communication about the scope of our project and in scheduling. On the day of, Horaclo was a great help and was extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and a pleasure to work with.
Sami A.
I would recommend using this company for any kind of handyman needs. From the moment he arrived, he got to work and quickly put together a few pieces of IKEA furniture, hung up curtain rods, and helped mount a couple pieces of art.
George C.
Caesar was the only handyman service that actually called me to discuss the work that needed to be done. He was very professional and documented his work via e-mail and photographs. If I ever need any work done again, he will be the first person I call
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Rose P.
Reached out for a quote for a shelf-hanging project at 2:30 had a handyman in my apartment dealing with my weird drywall by 3.30. Quoted a very reasonable flat rate (though I was given the offer to pay hourly as well). Work was great, super easy to coordinate, my guy was very knowledgeable and kind. Highly recommend.
Alinor J.
Reached out for a quote for a shelf-hanging project at 2:30, had a handyman in my apartment dealing with my weird drywall by 3:30. Quoted a very reasonable flat rate (though I was given the offer to pay hourly as well). Work was great, super easy to coordinate, my guy was very knowledgeable and kind. Highly recommend!
Martin L.
Suresir team has been a pleasure to work with, they are very professional and skilled at almost any construction/handyman work. I love how my bathroom looks, its modern and stylish and very practically designed. Suresir take this business very seriously and has tons of experience and it shows in the quality of the work. Thank you SureSir and your crew, you're A+ workers!!!
Tomas A.
SureSir was wonderful! They answered right away, was upfront about fees, showed up on time, and was probably one of the nicest service person we have ever met. He is professional and skilled. The price is more than fair. honest and hard-working. He mounted 3 TVs, assembled a cabinet and a bed, and much more. We will never look for another handyman in LA. We definitely recommend SureSir! 5 Star Premium Company!! Thank you!"
Sonia P.
I had the best experience. I had a 75 inch TV mounted on my living room wall. The associate Ralph was so kind and helpful giving me his opinion about the height for where to hang the tv given my room size. He and his associate were fast and super clean. I am one for high quality service and never write reviews, but I know how nerve racking it can be to get a handyman without knowing if they’re legit and these guys at SureSir are the real deal. I am 100% going to use them for all handy needs not just for mounting TVs. They also hang art and mirrors etc.
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