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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Reviews for Roseville handymen
Great handyman! Very reliable and friendly!
Latimer Handyman ServicesLatimer Handyman Services
Laura H.
Truscott did a great job. I would call him for future handyman needs.
Truscott Handyman ServiceTruscott Handyman Service
Jayne C.
Andrew did a great job for me. He was on time and very efficient doing the jobs. I will use his services again next time I need a handyman! Jan Meredith
Andrew RiceAndrew Rice
Lynda R.
Lenny is everything I have ever asked for. He's professional, reliable, hardworking & dependable. I've already recommended him to family & friends. I so happy to have him as our handyman!
McCoy's Handyman ServiceMcCoy's Handyman Service
Milla A.
Eric is awesome! He can do it all! He works great in a time crunch and does good quality work. He has been the best handyman I have found in a long time..
Eric Lanes handy serviceEric Lanes handy service
Mark s.
Best experience I’ve had with any type of handyman work. Inquired about building a desk and chair and he came next day! Took care of it with no issues and came out perfect! Will definitely be calling back for more work around the house, thanks again!
The Best HandymanThe Best Handyman
Rober G.
Alex is an amazing handyman! I am really particular about details and workmanship and was very pleased! He is very polite and responsive to my concerns and did a great job cutting my granite countertop and installing a new cooktop. He is a honest guy! I would highly recommend him for your project.
Arts Essential ServicesArts Essential Services
David B.
I hate to write a bad review, but this guy is ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE and TOTALLY INCOMPETENT. We had him install laminate flooring and baseboards. He was slow as a turtle, but the worst part is all the material that has to be ripped out and replaced now because Dimi can't measure and goes around pretending he is a handyman. OMG, LOOK AT THE PICTURES!!!
Erik D.
We had an old garage exterior door replaced. Josh was very easy to work with. Very trustworthy & punctual. Started work on time & stayed until the project was complete. If you are looking for a reliable & trustworthy handyman who gets your projects done on time & for a fair price, look no further than to Josh with 2 Squares on the Level company!!!
2 Squares on the Level2 Squares on the Level
Charlie F.
Very positive experience. Communication is excellent. Shows up right on time, very respectful and courteous. Work done in a very efficient manner and the quality of work is exceptional. He even does little extras without being asked and without calling attention to it. We are very pleased and will definitely be calling Latimer Handyman Services back for more projects we need done.
Latimer Handyman ServicesLatimer Handyman Services
Tracy S.
Tony was very responsive from the get go of me looking for a handyman. Tony made sure to contact me to confirm appointment and was even able to come at an earlier time. While installing our doggy door he always made sure to tell me what and why he was drilling, to make sure I approved. I will reach out to Tony again for future jobs.
Handy TonyHandy Tony
Allison K.
We had a project that required pluming and woodworking. Golden State Handyman Services was quick to respond to our quote request. He came over and thoroughly looked over the project and gave us a very fair quote/hourly rate. The turnaround time was quick too. He was done with our faucet installation and the under sink floor installation in hours. It was well done and we will hire him again for installing our bathroom vanity.
Golden state  handyman servicesGolden state handyman services
Dennis V.
Marcella is A #1 in the communications and follow up department! She and her crew showed up right when they were scheduled. She also has the candidness to let us know that the gazebo we purchased for her to install wasn't safe. She took it apart and we were able to return to for full purchase price. She then came back and installed the very large patio umbrella that we purchased as a replacement. We recommend her for any handyman service you may require. She and her crew for very polite and hard working. D & G
MC Pro ServicesMC Pro Services
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