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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.

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 Sacramento handymen
Philip R.
Lenny is a great handyman. He cares about the customer and does quality work. Hire him for your next handyman job!
McCoy's Handyman ServiceMcCoy's Handyman Service
Ryan H.
Very responsive handyman. Pedros does nice work in a short amount of time. A+
Affordable painting serviceAffordable painting service
Joyce C.
My job was completed on schedule. I would recommend Gabriel to anyone needing a handyman.
Gabriel the HandymanGabriel the Handyman
Phillip R.
Tracy is an expert handyman. Highly recommended for anyone who needs anything done at their home!
Tracy E Salas  never a problem only SOLUTION'STracy E Salas never a problem only SOLUTION'S
Thumbtack Customer
Keavan was on time and did the job to perfection. We use him for all of our handyman needs.
Thompson's HaulingThompson's Hauling
Nancy M.
I was pleasantly impressed with JP Handyman Services. He was prompt and professional. I will hire him again.
JP Handyman ServicesJP Handyman Services
Sean O.
Daniel helped me with a few things around the house and was great. Will contact him again if I need a handyman
DanielDaniel
Valeria L.
Excellent customer service! Will hire again and refer to all who is looking for a professional handyman. Work well done!.
Tim The Tool Man Handyman ServicesTim The Tool Man Handyman Services
Kari N.
Handyman Service’s we’re very responsive and quick to help me repair dry rot on the exterior of our home
Handyman Service’s & Cleaning Service’sHandyman Service’s & Cleaning Service’s
Kenisha I.
I appreciate the response and the promptness of hiring MS House cleaning & Handyman service. She showed up on time and got the job done nicely. I also very much appreciate the handyman service he was very thorough and made sure I was happy with the service. I will definitely hire this company again in the future.
MS House Cleaning & Painting ServiceMS House Cleaning & Painting Service
Chandra H.
Nick is a great handyman - so far nothing he can’t fix. Responsive and professional - works with your schedule. Highly recommend!
Avina BrothersAvina Brothers
Andrew A.
Very easy to work with and flexible. Recommend for any appliance install and general handyman jobs. All around good person and worker
TJ & Son’s ConstructionTJ & Son’s Construction
Raymond O.
One of the bear and most professional handyman I have used. Worked efficiently, gave good advise and focused on the job. Highly recommend.
Farzad ShadFarzad Shad
Donald H.
Chase will be my main handyman from now on. I have been looking for someone to help me with my projects and Chase Dennis is the man.
Above & Beyond Home RepairAbove & Beyond Home Repair
John L.
Gabriel arrived on time and did a very professional job. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone needing a handyman.
Gabriel the HandymanGabriel the Handyman
Jennifer V.
He knows what he is doing and he did the job fast and accurate. I will call him again next time I need handyman.
Val's handyman & pressure washingVal's handyman & pressure washing
Pavan Kumar T.
Very efficient, fast, knows the stuff and super fun to work with. Eric is now official handyman for my home forever. I highly recommend him 👍🏻👍🏻
Eric Sorensen Handyman Services, Inc.Eric Sorensen Handyman Services, Inc.
Sharon C.
This was my first time utilizing thumbtack. The handyman was very professional, knowledgeable and respectful. I will utilize his service again and recommend him to others. Thanks
JDR Home ServicesJDR Home Services
Shauniqua H.
Very professional, on time, and quality work. BHR responded in a timely manner and got the the job done quickly. If I ever need a handyman will be booking again.
ETHRIDGE AND GRANDSON HANDYMAN SERVICESETHRIDGE AND GRANDSON HANDYMAN SERVICES
Kelly H.
I would recommend Kirill Handyman service to anyone. He was professional, knowledgeable, and always showed me what he was going to do on the project. I plan on using his service again.
Kirill Handyman ServiceKirill Handyman Service
Piotr R.
Matt was absolutely fantastic. He went so far above and beyond the call of duty that he is now my number one choice for all my future handyman needs. Thank you for such a great job.
Matthew amentaMatthew amenta
Tim R.
Hand and Heart Construction was great! He did a great job replacing my sink. The work quality is spectacular. Hand and Heart is my new “go to” for my handyman needs. This will also be my 1st recommendation to anyone who is looking for these types of services.
Hand and Heart ConstructionHand and Heart Construction
NaStassia R.
I’m so pleased with the work from TJ’s Handyman Service! The scheduling process was very easy and communication was clear throughout. I needed a wall fountain mounted and Timothy got it done in no time. My fountain looks great! He was punctual, polite, and professional. I will definitely be hiring him again!
TJ’S HANDYMAN SERVICETJ’S HANDYMAN SERVICE
Sarah H.
Dimi did an amazing job removing my carpet- it was a hard job and he took care to do it very well. He also helped haul some junk for me which I really appreciated. Would definitely call him again for any of my handyman needs! Highly recommend.
DimiDimi
Nicole D.
We hired NXT to redo some super shoddy work done by a crap handyman we found through Angi (will never use them again) The NXT crew was fabulous! Friendly group of fellas and did super, high quality work. In and out in just a few hours. Would definitely hire again and highly recommend.
NXTNXT
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