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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 Burbank handymen
Bitten H.
Very nice handyman, quick work, and fair price!
ProMen Handyman ServicesProMen Handyman Services
Michael E.
John was excellent. Would highly recommend his services for any handyman work you need. Very knowledgeable and professional.
Sicilian handyman services LucianoSicilian handyman services Luciano
Shilo R.
He was so sweet and easy to work with. Very helpful with moving my piano to my back bedroom. I highly recommend him if you're looking for a handyman or even someone to move very heavy furniture around!
Thumbtack Customer
Luigi is responsive at getting out to get you a quote, makes a fair quote, and gets the job done quickly and professionally. I am grateful that we have found such a reliable and competent handyman! We will definitely use him again!
Luigi HandymanLuigi Handyman
Kim E.
Jeff is very driven by quality outcomes and making sure you are happy with his work. He also guarantees his work for a year which I don’t think you’ll find in a handyman these days. I’d call on him again in the future!
Advantage Home Repairs LLCAdvantage Home Repairs LLC
Thumbtack Customer
John hung two large mirrors and a picture. He also fixed a mirror in my guest bath that no one else seemed to be able to fix. John was professional and friendly. He had all the equipment necessary to complete the task. I would definitely hire John in the future and will refer him to others in need of a handyman.
JCM EnterprisesJCM Enterprises
Sally V.
TJ was wonderful. He put in a new sink faucet and two bathroom faucets for me. He also fixed our slider that wasn’t opening or closing any more. I always knew when he was coming and he was very responsive which is sometimes hard to find in a handyman. He thought outside the box to fix some problems that came up. I told him as he was leaving that he is my go to guy from now on!
House To HomeHouse To Home
Nancy S.
Ramiro & Fav Electrical were awesome! We needed a drop ceiling in an office that included two lights and an ac vent in the ceiling. He replied within a few hours of my posting to Thumbtack. I was really happy when he sent me pics of another drop ceiling he had completed. Drop ceilings are very specific, so i was happy to see that he was familiar. He got here early, when does that happen? and he didn't stop till the job was done. He explained his process and the job very clearly so I wasn't guessing or wondering about anything. We plan on keeping him on speed dial for all our handyman needs.
Favela servicesFavela services
Thumbtack Customer
I hesitated to write a review so that I could leave these guys time to attempt to fix their mistake but they have failed to follow through on anything they have said. It has been weeks and they have left me hanging. They were supposed to patch a hole that was created for a tv mount installation, the worker showed up and cut a hole bigger than the existing hole and then covered it.. it didnt make sense to me but I did not question his work. Until he had to leave because he was missing the main material to patch the wall. After he returned from the nearest home depot he then asked me for a tupperware container to borrow for his mixing. Very unprofessional that he did not have the materials nor tools to adequately complete the job. Then to make matters worse he explained that the drywall patch putty/solution he bought was not drying fast enough and he would have to return to finish the job. I said okay no problem... yet he asked for complete payment so I fairly explained that I would not pay him the full amount for the incomplete work. However I gave him a more than fair amount fair enough for the time he spent on just this area until he would return the next day to finish the job and the other jobs I requested around the home. HE NEVER RETURNED. NO CALL NO RESCHEDULE ... NOTHING. I called back Daniel, who assured me he was unaware and sorry and would send someone else to finish the job. He wanted to send someone to finish the job and do more work but I explained that I wanted to be sure they complete the unfinished work before I hire them for more. Well... NO ONE EVER SHOWED. I CALLED AGAIN AND NO ANSWER AND NO RETURNED CALL AND NOTHING. Sadly, I still have an unfinished patch on my wall because of them and I will now have to have a different handyman complete the work. When people see the patch they can't believe someone would do this. I recommend that you look elsewhere for a handyman. These guys are not professional at all and they do not walk the talk... "oh we have been in business for so many years." I would rather hire my neighbor before them.
Chloe H.
They were very communicative, but I felt like I was being ripped off. They initially sent someone over to look at my leaking washing machine for free, which was nice. There was just a tiny tear in the seal causing a leak and the rubber ring needed to be replaced. And then that’s where it got silly. First, whoever came to look at the washing machine didn’t pop the seal back into place and it was unable to be closed or used after he left and I felt like I was being blown off when I asked them to come fix it after sending a video. And then they said “We can wait 3+ months for this backordered replacement part to be delivered for $60, or there’s one part on eBay for $300 we could order now.” I asked for screenshots of both listings, and they eventually sent two pics. The first was the eBay listing where that $300 part was actually about $130 if I remember right, and instead of a screenshot of the “backordered” part, they just sent a screenshot of a receipt of $60 typed onto my bill draft. They were trying to get me to pay them $300 for that first part. I went with the $60 part, I’m assuming from Home Depot or somewhere, expecting it to arrive in 3+ months, and then a few days later, the part magically appeared at their shop, and they are messaging me trying to charge me $400 to install it. I felt they were trying to take advantage of my inexperience and the fact that I looked young. I’m glad I didn’t actually pay them anything. The customer service was at least friendly, but I was literally able to just hire another handyman a friend knew to put some liquid rubber on the current seal that fixed the tear, $50 total, in the midst of all this. He also popped the seal back in that the LA teams guy left out. I didn’t pay this team anything, so I’m not too mad, but my time has been wasted. I asked them if I could just pick up the part they ordered and they said it would be $100. Just silly. I’m sure their time has been wasted too, but that’s their fault. Thumbtack has not been my cup of tea. I would suggest asking friends you trust about handymen services, not the internet.
LA TeamsLA Teams
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