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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 Folsom handymen
Jamie A.
I called Sahleen Handyman Services and they responded quickly and were extremely professional. Sean was hard working, knowledgeable and kind. I would 💯 recommend Sahleen Handyman Services to anyone! Thank you!
Sahleen Handyman ServicesSahleen Handyman Services
Lakshman P.
Fixed my flooring transitions. Very hardworking and honest handyman.
Global Home ServiceGlobal Home Service
Sathyanarayanan S.
Was right on time and did a good job. will recommend him for any handyman needs.
Martinez handyman servicessMartinez handyman servicess
Rajesh P.
This is the first time I used a handyman and I am very pleased with his service
Prasad K.
Kami was great! Highly recommend him to anyone seeking help from a knowledgeable handyman
Mr. HandyMr. Handy
Michelle V.
He will be my go to guy for handyman work, i would highly recommend him and would hire again! He is so easy to talk to. Thank you Kami!
Mr. HandyMr. Handy
Teresa J.
Spencer was efficient, knowledgeable and flexible. He took care of not one project, but took care of a second for me! Great work, great attitude and he will be my go to handyman in the future! Thank you Spencer!
Sahleen Handyman ServicesSahleen Handyman Services
Farhana k.
He did an amazing job installing bidets at our property. He responded with in a short period to resolve the issue and was very helpful. Definitely will recommend him to any one looking for a handyman. Thank you Serge.
Serg HandymanSerg Handyman
Valerie K.
Johnny came out to my house right on time and checked over the long list and went about each job with quality and expertise. I would highly recommend using Johnny for any handyman project. He is professional and A+ quality.
JP Handyman ServicesJP Handyman Services
Judi A.
after a full description of the job and 3 days vested in emails he decided that as a handyman he didn't want to put material into 3 holes under roof that can be reached by a ladder on my one story house. Doesn't sound very handy to me.
Sahleen Handyman ServicesSahleen Handyman Services
Sharanna C.
JP Handyman's helped us with hanging our patio string lights and we are so happy with how it turned out. He took a lot of care to make sure it's stable and secure and helped us select and buy all the hardware. Thanks a lot.
JP Handyman ServicesJP Handyman Services
Jen D.
Great experience! He was the first to respond to my request for help...almost immediately after I requested, he replied and was able to come next day. He did a great job, was very professional, and super high quality work- plus very affordable. I will ABSOLUTELY use him again and will refer neighbors and friends for this GREAT handyman.
Mr. HandyMr. Handy
Trish J.
Eric did a great job. I originally hired Eric to assemble my electric fireplace. He did such a great job and was very professional, I contracted him to install a couple of light fans and do other projects around the house. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a handyman.
Eric Sorensen Handyman Services, Inc.Eric Sorensen Handyman Services, Inc.
Mike C.
My Wife & I are extremely pleased with the work that Oscar did over 2 days, just recently. We’re moving, so we had a lot listed for him to work on. Painting, plumbing, mounting new mantel with large mirror, installing new faucets & more!! We highly recommend Oscar for Any Handyman work that you Need Completed Professionally, you will be very pleased as well.
M&S Cleaning ServicesM&S Cleaning Services
Maricia N.
This was one of the best service experiences I have ever had. I had external house painting completed and it looks amazing!!!! He was very professional and the work quality was beautiful! I highly recommend this handyman for any job you have! We will definitely be calling him again when we have more projects to do. Thank you so much for all of your hard work!
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