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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 Rancho Cucamonga handymen
Vicky G.
Moe was prompt, pleasant and professional. We will use him again for our handyman needs!
If We Can't, We Won't Handyman ServicesIf We Can't, We Won't Handyman Services
Bruce B.
T3, is an excellent handyman company. And, Charles is a great handyman. He can do just about anything. He installed a attic staircase and a new kitchen sink and faucet. Both jobs were done on time and on budget. We are very happy with this work and will be calling again.
T3 construction and handyman service incT3 construction and handyman service inc
Nancy C.
Mo replaced one of our side doors in the garage. He did a fantastic job. We now have a handyman.
If We Can't, We Won't Handyman ServicesIf We Can't, We Won't Handyman Services
Karen R.
If we can’t, We Won’t Handyman Services did a great job. He was punctual and professional. Will absolutely hire him again.
If We Can't, We Won't Handyman ServicesIf We Can't, We Won't Handyman Services
Stephanie C.
I recommend using Sam's Sub-Contractors and Handyman Services because he completed the requested job well. I was pleased with the outcome. He was professional. He cleaned up any mess, even removing discarded materials. He was pleasant and punctual.
Sam’s Renovations & Home ImprovementsSam’s Renovations & Home Improvements
Thumbtack Customer
We needed some electrical and lighting repairs. Doug arrived on time and stayed in communication through out the process. He is knowledgeable and was able to meet our needs. Additionally, worked on several 'handyman' projects that we were also needing. Would very much use Doug and DMN Electrical in the future.
DMN ElectricalDMN Electrical
Mike E.
We had several small projects like hanging the TV on the wall without studs, installing a sliding dog door, and some wall decorations. Handy Dandy Handyman did a solid job getting the work all complete on the same day service. Very speedy, very good! I would use again for sure.
Handy Dandy HandymanHandy Dandy Handyman
Lisa C.
Justin did a fantastic job on several projects including replacing tile, rebuilding our laundry room cabinet floor, installing hardware on cabinets and some caulking in one of our showers. I highly recommend The Patriot Handyman especially since they are veteran owned. Great way to support our Veterans and get excellent quality work completed. Thank you Justin!
The Patriot Handyman Veteran Owned & OperatedThe Patriot Handyman Veteran Owned & Operated
Kelly H.
Misael from deluxe modeling responded to my request for a handyman. He never requested to see my house just to send him pictures and he would work something up for me. He then calls my number and doesn’t know who I am and identifies himself by name but with a different company. I’m not hiring him as this is the first red flag of problems!
Deluxe remodelingDeluxe remodeling
Emmanuel A.
Honestly, for Manuel, I wish I could’ve chosen all five rated items, instead of just three. He was extremely professional and punctual! He catered to my schedule and ensured that I was completely happy with the work he preformed at my home. He hung 17 different items and put together an office desk for me. He worked efficiently and did a wonderful job of keeping me informed as he moved from one task to another. Two of the items had to be hung over stairs (picture below) and Manuel brought all the tools necessary to do the job perfectly. Manuel took care when working through my home and consistently measured/cross-checked his work as he hung up each item. I would highly recommend his services to anyone that wants to get the best value for their money. I will use him again for any future handyman needs that may arise. He was a pleasure to work with and is extremely communicative throughout the process.
Pro Handyman Repairs, LLCPro Handyman Repairs, LLC
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