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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 Corona handymen
Sean l.
He is the best handyman I can rely on any projects,
James StevensJames Stevens
Jo D.
Profesional!!! Work was superior & timely I will definitely use OG Handyman again!!!
OC HandymanOC Handyman
Tony E.
Very professional, my issue with the gfi outlet was very complicated and he still charged me a flat rate and his asking price is very reasonable. This handyman is highly highly recommended. Thank you very much elite handyman.
Eilte Handyman ServiceEilte Handyman Service
John p.
Elite Handyman service were on time and did quality work at a reasonable price
Eilte Handyman ServiceEilte Handyman Service
Leila N.
I was very happy to find a dependable, honest handyman. He completed the projects for a fair price doing quality work. I have already scheduled additional projects!
Mr. fix itMr. fix it
Janet M.
Would highly recommend Jerry to anyone looking for a professional Handyman. My project (installation of 2 security screen doors) was completed very much to my satisfaction. I am definitely going to go to him for other requirements.
Pro Handyman Commercial & ResidentialPro Handyman Commercial & Residential
Michele F.
John did an excellent job installing our garbage disposal and texted me when he was coming and updated me when the time changed. I would call on him again, and recommend his services to friends in need of a handyman.
On Time Done Right handyman servicesOn Time Done Right handyman services
Charlene C.
Manuel showed up on time and was super friendly! He changed out a track lighting fixture for us on a high vaulted ceiling to a modern hanging fixture. He got the job done in 30 mins! We’ve already referred him to friends and will definitely use him as our go-to handyman.
Pro Handyman Repairs, LLCPro Handyman Repairs, LLC
Elena P.
My HANDYMAN Alfred was great, I will have him come back do more work for me it's hard to find someone that you can trust, Alfred he knows what he's doing I recommend him if you need anything done, Thank you again Alfred.
Fix It Fred HandymanFix It Fred Handyman
Marilyn R.
Jerry was AWESOME, excellent worker, professional, punctual (actually he was 10 mins. early). Nice, Nice personally, he took time to show how things worked prior to him leaving. I told him he is my Handyman, he’s that guy. I feel very CONFIDENT that he will make sure that him & and his work Is reliable and dependable.
Pro Handyman Commercial & ResidentialPro Handyman Commercial & Residential
Carmell S.
I was in need of handyman & Johnny responded to my (very last minute) request within 10 minutes. He arrived on time, started the tasks pretty quickly, and offered some useful insight for future projects. I’ve already recommended him to a few friends and can’t wait to have him back to start a few more projects. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Johnny if you’re considering it. He’s definitely your guy!!
Johnny & friend plumbing and handyman servicesJohnny & friend plumbing and handyman services
Geoffrey R.
Ray responded quickly to my inquiry with upfront pricing. He arrived at my house at the exact time he stated he would. He installed the garage door opener quickly and efficiently for the price he quoted up front. Ray was also able to help me with a secondary, minor handy man task as well. I highly recommend Ray for anyone who needs garage door opener installation or handyman work around the house. He will be the first person I call for any future projects.
Sunray Overhead DoorsSunray Overhead Doors
Rachel R.
I booked Elite Handyman Service to help me with what I thought was a simple project to replace a thermostat at our business. Andrew responded quickly, we agreed on a date and time, and Andrew showed up on time. He replaced the thermostat as planned and we thought the problem was solved. It turns out that the problem was a bit more complicated than that. But the bottom line is, Andrew patiently worked to identify the problem, then corrected it. Something that 2 other technicians before him completely missed. Thank you Andrew. We appreciate your work!
Eilte Handyman ServiceEilte Handyman Service
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