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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Inglewood handymen
G. C.
Excellent handyman.
Construction Degree - McNally’s Handyman & MoreConstruction Degree - McNally’s Handyman & More
G. C.
Excellent handyman.
Handy Dan D.Handy Dan D.
Beverly Z.
I am thrilled I made a decision to hire Assemble All. My handyman was awesome, professional, knowledgeable and provided superb service as well as made great recommendations. Notice I said "My" handyman -- I made the right choice and have someone I can trust with home repairs. Awesome on every level!
Assemble All InstallAssemble All Install
Beverly Z.
Loved RJ. Very professional and great work. I will definitely use him for my future handyman services. He did everything for me including making the trip to Home Depot. Thanks RJ!
RJRJ
Demetra T.
Ari is a fantastic handyman, he did lots of odd jobs around my house like installing screens and other items to keep my house secure. I will certainly hire him again.
Ari, Drywall/plaster repair and Venetian plaster.Ari, Drywall/plaster repair and Venetian plaster.
Thumbtack Customer
I can't believe I found someone this incredible on a website! Jaime can do ANYTHING! He did a lot of repairs on my cabin and I am beyond pleased! I will definitely call him again and HIGHLY recommended him to anyone who needs a handyman! Bobbi Mantooth
M&M Handyman & Cleaning ServicesM&M Handyman & Cleaning Services
Marilyn S.
Attempted a DIY floating shelves myself and failed miserably so, I looked up a handyman on here and He responded so quick (same day) and literally got here in less than an hour! He got my shelves up so quick. Very happy with the service. Thank you!
818Installation818Installation
Koboei J.
Tom was a joy to work with! Had Tom come out to my home to correct the error of a previous handyman (that mounted racks way too high). He was extremely fast in responding to my initial inquiry and got the job done fast, leaving no mess behind. He also helped my wife install a custom frame we purchased for a large mirror in our guest bathroom. Would definitely work with Tom again as he is prompt, personable, and fair.
Irish Tom InstallationsIrish Tom Installations
Virginia H.
It was an absolute pleasure! Handyman was the first person to respond to my quote (within minutes of posting it) He also reached out to me via phone. After all my products for my project arrived I finally got to schedule his handywork today. We only ran into a little issues with my apartments crooked walls but we figured out solutions quickly and efficiently. He was very nice and professional in person. He patiently followed my insturctions and helped me place floating shelves and artwork. I will be getting in more things to hang up soon and will happily rebook Jesus, anytime I'll need assistance with handywork!
M.R Design& BuildM.R Design& Build
Denise R.
Horrible experience! We wasted SO much money hiring Austin for our jobs. He is NOT a licensed or professional handyman. And his work is very low quality. He is very incompetent and can’t even do simple tasks without messing up. Our apartment looks WORSE than it did before he started. He charged us thousands of dollars for basic patch work that we now have to hire a professional to fix! He left holes in the walls, blinds that won’t turn properly, and tons of other unfinished work. Super sloppy and unprofessional in every way. We deserve a full refund and are horrified each time we look at his work. So disappointed. BEWARE!
West Coast HandyProsWest Coast HandyPros
Gilmara W.
I made an appointment with Em earlier this week to take care of some handyman services. I sent her details of my project. She messaged me back to tell me that she would be willing to do it. We scheduled the time for 10:30-11am today, Friday 1/28/22. She confirmed the date and time on Wednesday of this week with me via text message. Today came and Em never showed up for my appointment. I texted her and called her and she never replied. She never even contacted me to say she was not coming. This was so unprofessional and so disappointing. I am happy that I had a back-up appointment set up for this coming weekend! Please don't waste your time contacting her. There is a chance she won't follow through!
Em's plumbing and property maintenanceEm's plumbing and property maintenance
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