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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 Fresno handymen
Hector H.
Professional, friendly and prompt service. This handyman person is very knowledgeable in his field. Highly recommended.
Anshuman G.
Cory is great guy. We do appreciate his handyman experience. Keep up the great work Cory Ansh
Grime stoppersGrime stoppers
Baljit S.
Ruben as a handyman very professional punctual on time and very hard worker like his work .I gave him another job.
Rubens handymanRubens handyman
Susan H.
Brothers painting and handyman services were very helpful and were able to tackle a tough project and get it done and done well. Thank you Brothers painting!
Brothers painting & handyman servicesBrothers painting & handyman services
Mark G.
I had Handyman Dan replace and install two sets of closet door tracks and wheels. Dan communicated well prior to his arrival and was right on time. The closet doors work great, and we couldn't be happier. He even installed a wall mounted organizer that wasn't discussed originally. Dan's a great guy, did a great job, and I appreciate a job well done. I highly recommend Handyman Dan.
Armando Z.
William did a great job in a fast and professional way I am completely satisfied with his work he has my recommendation to whom ever wants to anyone who needs a handyman
William TribbleWilliam Tribble
Thumbtack Customer
Handyman was professional and friendly. He did an awesome job at putting together a treadmill. My husband and I were more than happy with the service. Thank you, your time and service was much appreciated!
30 Hands Repair30 Hands Repair
Samantha M.
I am so dissatisfied & disappointed with the communication and integrity of this handyman. He failed to schedule the proper timeframe of the job, did not communicate that he was unavailable and would leave me at the worksite for hours without a response. The job was never started or completed.
Stevens General AssistanceStevens General Assistance
Eric D.
Couldn’t be happier that we found Mike and Mitch on here. They by far exceeded my wife and my expectations. They are nice, friendly, easy to work with and I would hire them again for any handyman or carpentry work I may need in the future. At the end of the day good craftsmanship is what is important when hiring someone and Mike went above and beyond, I can see every dollar paid in the finished product. I was able to hand over a key to my house and feel totally comfortable. If you are looking for a trustworthy skilled carpenter/handyman, look no further. Thanks for everything Mike and Mitch.
Gilgen Handyman ServiceGilgen Handyman Service
Jen K.
Jorge was so great in helpful in anything I asked him to do. From mounting TVs to Mirrors, I found more things for him to help me with and was always willing to stay for more and was so reasonable with price! He will be my go to handyman from now on! GREAT JOB!!
Charletta M.
Very very professional and knowledgeable and takes a lot of pride in his work. I would recommend him over and over again to anyone who needs a good handyman. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Most importantly, he exceeded all of my expectations. Thank you Ruben and best of luck to you and all of your endeavors.
Rubens handymanRubens handyman
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