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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 Laguna Niguel handymen
Louise D.
I found a great handyman. At last!
Aloha Handyman CompanyAloha Handyman Company
Thumbtack Customer
Best handyman I have ever used. GREAT JOB
Tamara D.
Brian was a great handyman! He was punctual, professional and efficient. We will use him again.
BR HandymanBR Handyman
Reza B.
Arrived on time and installed a new garbage disposal and fixed the pipe stoppage. I’ll hire them again if I need a handyman.
ALPS Home Improvement ServiceALPS Home Improvement Service
Chloe C.
LGO Handyman was an absolute pleasure to work with. We had some things around our office that we needed fixed and Eric and Vick exceeded our expectations. Extremely professional, thorough, nice guys. They did such a great job we had them come hang a TV and some paintings in our home. Definitely recommend LGO Handyman for all of your needs! Thanks guys!
LGO HandymanLGO Handyman
Nima S.
If you’re looking for a great handyman to help you out on your next project, I strongly recommend Aloha Handyman Company. Kui is a very personable, honest, knowledgeable and professional person that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. His work is thorough and he explains everything he does. He doesn’t overcharge and is very well prepared when arriving. I am glad he serves my area as I am looking forward contacting him for future projects. Thanks Kui.
Aloha Handyman CompanyAloha Handyman Company
Eric W.
hired LGO handyman to help unload a studio sized boxes and equipments from Upack trailer to my house, the job was done efficiently, quickly and on time, I would def hire them again for future jobs
LGO HandymanLGO Handyman
Amit R.
Shawn was on time. He did a great job making the large TV stable on the wall mount after a previous installation (another handyman) proved to be shaky. He showed great attention to detail and prioritized safety. I'd work with him again.
Aloha Handyman CompanyAloha Handyman Company
Max S.
The most amazing handyman in the world. I have never seen so much quality oozing out of someone. I had a $3000 desk that I had no idea how to take apart and put back together, this was a tough job. He not only did that but also clone and rebuilt one of my sound panels to absolute perfection.
John's Home CareJohn's Home Care
Yolanda T.
Vic stopped a leak under the kitchen sink. He also installed 3 fire alarm detectors in short time. Excellent job ! Victor came few days later and tried to fix an old bathroom fan but there were no parts to do the job so he recommended to replace it with a new one. He did a great job! I will call LGO again when needing a handyman.
LGO HandymanLGO Handyman
Marie H.
plus professionalism and value Kui has excellent skills and can do plumbing, interior fittings,. He has a positive, can do attitude and get the job done. He gives feedback timely and no "hanging in the lurch" waiting. He works with each homeowner and gives options for unexpected challenges that popped up. with our plumbing and drapery installation. He is the first handyman I will be calling. And besides, all this, a terribly nice guy!!! Thank You again Kui (Shawn)
Aloha Handyman CompanyAloha Handyman Company
Roya P.
That's it, I finally found the right handyman that I saved his number for future projects. I recently moved to my new place and I had to go through several tasks around the house, among all these handymen, he is the ideal guy that you want to work with. These are the reasons: He responded very quickly, he was polite and professional, he called me back when he said he would, he communicated well through text with me, he was on time, he did the job well and quick enough. He also was fair with the cost and I paid him even more.
Aloha Handyman CompanyAloha Handyman Company
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