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Your burning questions: answered

How much does a handyman charge?

The national average fixed rate for handyman jobs ranges from $120-$175. Hourly rates for a handyman can average $50-$100 per hour. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Menifee handymen
Priscilla C.
Great handyman. Needed him for a few repairs and now our family has used him for our properties. Exceptional work
Paul G.
He corrected mistakes made by my previous handyman and made repairs correctly that will last for years. He also hung an extra picture to ensure the frames lined up visually. I will call him again anytime I need repairs and recommend him to everyone I know!!
Allen Installment and Home ImprovementAllen Installment and Home Improvement
I just moved to the area from the east coast and was looking for a reliable handyman. I was worried I couldn’t find one until I found Garnet on Thumbtack. Garnet was eager to help and incredibly honest. He is very professional and arrived on time. He was very friendly and got right to work. He installed a new faucet for me in no time at a fair rate and it looks beautiful. I plan to hire him for my other household needs.
Allen Installment and Home ImprovementAllen Installment and Home Improvement
Wayne M.
I recently hired Mauricio for some plumbing issues in our master bathroom. His pricing was great, he responded quickly, and he completed the work in a timely manner. I found it difficult to review Mauricio and to check the boxes that applied. I could only choose 3, but he more than deserved all 5. I didn’t check “Responsiveness” or “Punctuality”, because the review page wouldn’t let me. Let me assure you, Mauricio is at the top of the list for those categories as well as all of the rest of them. I highly recommend Mauricio for your handyman requirements, you won’t be disappointed!
Cheap plumbing & handyman servicesCheap plumbing & handyman services
Thumbtack Customer
Charlie did a nice job on most of the "list" of handyman tasks I gave him but at $75 an hour, it was more expensive than I expected it to be and I had issues with some things. Initially I declined to hire Charlie because I thought at $75 an hour I wouldn't be able to get my list completed and I told him this. He assured me he was bringing a fully qualified helper and they could handle most of the items on my list in a few hours. I did not believe all of the items could be handled in a couple of hours, especially the gate but I decided I should give him a chance because of the good reviews on this website. First, while he was very pleasant and did as he was asked the helper mainly handed Charlie tools as he did the work and when he did something on his own, Charlie instructed him on almost every step. The first day it took three hours to install two curtain rods, mount my 32" tv on a bedroom wall; install two knobs on a hallway cabinet and swap out a regular shower head for one with the hand held hose. The next day he was supposed to replace the gate on my outdoor fence but called me before he came over and said he would need to rent a truck from Home Depot because it wouldn't fit in his car. I declined to pay for a truck rental, so he did not do that item. I was going to have him just install my door locks but he told me he had purchased wood to repair the bottom of my sink which was another task on my list. Unfortunately he did not tell me he substituted plywood for the wood because he thought the melamine I had said I wanted to use was too expensive and I did not see this until he had installed it in four pieces. Due to the material, It looks terrible (although it appears to have been put in very well) and took almost 3 hrs at a cost of $240. When I expressed my disappointment, he said he would come back the next day and water proof it at no charge, which he did but it still looks the same; there are four seams and bare plywood. I ultimately covered up the plywood with white cabinet liner. Because I was not happy with this, Charlie said he would install my five new locks for just $5 each instead of his normal $20 per lock (It took under an hour for this task). However, the next day, three locks had issues. One fell off when I went to open the door; another door was sticking and my front door works fine but the plate was put in very sloppily. Charlie offered to come back and fix the issues but a friend came over and fixed the lock that fell off and I reinstalled the plate on the door that was sticking. The front door needs more work (which I would have expected to result in a different charge but Charlie didn't mention there was any issue with it; he appeared to be trying to just get the locks on and leave as he had another appointment). In any case, while I do not like to be negative this was not a good experience for me so I cannot give a better rating here. I am putting the review out there in the hopes it will help Charlie as well as anyone else having a "list" like I had who is looking to find a handyman they can call on regularly.
Optimum Cleaning ServicesOptimum Cleaning Services
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