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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 Santa Clara handymen
Gaurav M.
The perfect handyman.
Suzy N.
The PSd Handyman provided excellent service. I highly recommend him.
PSd HandymanPSd Handyman
Chand s.
I hired them for small project and found them very professional. Check them out for your handyman needs !
Favorite ServiceFavorite Service
Judy L.
Highly recommend!! Great can-do attitude, friendly, professional and very good at what he does. If you need a handyman, this is your guy.
King of Tv mounting (Handyman)King of Tv mounting (Handyman)
Catherine M.
Aleksandr got job done quickly and efficiently. Professional, on time, and efficient. We will definitely keep him in mind for next time we need a handyman. Highly recommend 😊
Dingkun D.
David has done a great job to fix three doors with different problems in my house in 2 hours. He is very responsive and polite. I highly recommend him if you need a handyman.
David's Handyman ServicesDavid's Handyman Services
Sahra m.
He is awesome, and pays very close attention to detail which I love. Very kind and honest person. Would definately recommend if you’re looking for a handyman. We will def work with him in the future
Handyman Pro ServicesHandyman Pro Services
Swati G.
I hired AMD construct to install lock and trims on my pocket door. Before scheduling the work, i properly explained them what needs to be done with pictures. The handyman who came, dint understand or speak english and dint know that he had to install the trims as well. We could barely understand each other using google voice which was very frustrating and did back and forth on the trims for an hour. eventually he said he will only install the lock and not trims. While i was talking to his manager and agreeing to get only the lock installed, he left abruptly. Then his manager messaged saying they will send someone else but trim work will cost more. All the reviews about quoting more on the spot about AMD is true. And in my case, the handyman totally refused to do half of the work. Update to my original review from 1 star to 4 stars: After my review, they immediately tried to arrange another handyman and offered to install the lock free of cost. And they sent more pro handymans to finish the trim and lock separately. Overall, happy with the work but it did cause some inconvenience.
AMD ConstructAMD Construct
Shreesh N.
Maks installed washer box and water inlet , outlet lines and drain line for laundry washer . He did the job promptly and was very responsive via texts . He had all the tools needed for the job and was completed it . Would recommend him for handyman and plumbing jobs in Bay Area.
Prashant J.
Provided an estimate after I clearly communicated the tasks required, also confirmed on phone. Declined one day before the appointment date, wasted my time! Edit: They reached back to me, explained the issue and accommodated my work items. They sent a handyman who was able to complete 2 simple items perfectly. For changing the thermostat, it didn't really work out as the handyman didn't have a lot of electrical knowledge. However, the company acted very professionally and sent an electrician the very next day who was able to fix the thermostat. They stuck to the initial estimate they provided to me. I appreciate their professionalism and work quality, I'll be hiring them again when needed.
AMD ConstructAMD Construct
Fan W.
Eugene has great attitude. He helped several repairs and installation jobs for me and for two hours he dedicated to getting the work done. I really appreciate the work he did for me. Thanks Eugene. If I have any general handyman need, I will definitely goto him. Highly recommend!
Eugen HandymanEugen Handyman
Shivani R.
I am so glad I met Robert through Thumbtack. He got my curtain rods installed, my shoe cabinet secured and even tested my ceiling fan for me, all within a couple of hours. He was friendly, on-time and very clear about what was needed to get the job done. I am so relieved now I have a go-to person for all my handyman needs.
Hughes Handyman ServiceHughes Handyman Service
Thumbtack Customer
The handyman did not do all work as expected. Then I asked him to finish the work as we had agreed before but he did not want to. I told him that I would pay him as long as he finishes the work. And the worst thing came as he said if I did not pay him he would come back and destroy all the work he had done. He told that in front of me and my agent.
JC's handyman serviceJC's handyman service
Anu D.
It's rare to find a handyman as genuine as Fernando. He painted the entire interior walls of our house, including patching up walls in a couple of areas. I was on a tight schedule, and Fernando met it by working longer hours and bringing in more people so the work completed in time. He is honest, punctual, friendly and does a great job. You can see the pride he takes in his job. I'm glad I found him through Thumbtack.
The Precise Touch PaintingThe Precise Touch Painting
The handyman (Sergei) was very pleasant. He came during the agreed upon time. However, he didn't have the basic parts with him (nuts, bolts, washers, etc.) to complete the task. This meant a trip to the local hardware store and, thereby, lengthening the job's time span. He completed the project to my satisfaction. However, I would recommend to him that he have basic parts like these within his vehicle for his future projects. Otherwise, I would give him five stars.
MS & Company Handyman ServiceMS & Company Handyman Service
Kuangcong L.
We hired anytime handyman for installing our 8’x12’ storage room and our 14’x12’ gazebo in our backyard. They did a really good job on installing these 2 as these 2 items are not only very heavy but also come with complicated installation guide. They finished the installation by 2 days and we checked the two things, all finished with great quality and they also installed some hangers and bars inside the storage room, with very good details. We are very impressed by their work, and will definitely hire again in the future. Highly recommend them! (Check the photos to see how good the installation are:))
Anytime HandymanAnytime Handyman
Himanshu D.
Davis helped us with wire concealment for our home theater system and putting up floating shelves in our bathrooms and a bedroom. They did an excellent job, were punctual and their pricing was very fair. Going above and beyond, they were trustworthy and someone who was very upfront/honest. To me, Davis came across as an individual who liked what they did and were not in it just to maximize their profits. They moved a curtain rod for us free of charge and diagnosed a dishwasher that we thought needed to be replaced. And to top it off, they did not even charge us for either of these things which potentially saved us many hours and hundreds of dollars. For all my handyman needs, I will be giving them a call and recommending them to my family and friends.
Spectacular ProjectsSpectacular Projects
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