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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Stockton handymen
Christine I.
Did a nice job ( repaired a hole in a closet door.) Followed up on my request for a “Handyman” promptly.
Ramirez servicesRamirez services
Douglas J.
This was the worst experience I’ve ever had with any handyman. This is just one of the incomplete part of the job that they didn’t finish. I’ll never hire them again.
JM Home ImprovementsJM Home Improvements
Doris J.
He was awesome he did the job with expertise and he was on time. Very polite and professional. I’ll hire caleb for all my handyman work. Thank you
AllStar Home Repair & Maintenance LLCAllStar Home Repair & Maintenance LLC
John S.
Miles is a true handyman in his expertise to put together my furniture. I also had him steam clean my chair! Very nice to work with! John Symington II
miles plumbing handywork & furniture assemblymiles plumbing handywork & furniture assembly
Jim B.
Miles was Responsive to my request, he did a great job installing my kitchen faucet and cleaned up afterwards. If you need plumbing or handyman work done Miles is your guy.
miles plumbing handywork & furniture assemblymiles plumbing handywork & furniture assembly
Daniel P.
Hired Caleb for help installing 2 ATMs. He went above and beyond and did a fantastic job with all aspects. I would highly recommend hiring him for any handyman tasks.
AllStar Home Repair & Maintenance LLCAllStar Home Repair & Maintenance LLC
Rochelle B.
Jared is amazing! I have hired him twice now and both times his work has been excellent. He is definitely a wll-experienced handyman and I will for sure call him for my next project.
Damiano Home ServicesDamiano Home Services
Gina A.
Couldn’t be happier with the work I had done. Brandon exceeded my expectations. He was understanding when I had to reschedule. He worked with me on pricing. The quality of work was excellent & done incredibly quickly. I highly recommend BC Handyman Services!
BC Handyman ServicesBC Handyman Services
Christin R.
Caleb is hardworking, friendly, and responsive! It’s obvious he takes a lot of pride in his work! He completed a fence repair at my grandmothers house. She’s leery of strangers but Caleb was the ultimate professional—respectful and communicative. He performed the job quickly and thoroughly! Def hire him for your handyman needs!
AllStar Home Repair & Maintenance LLCAllStar Home Repair & Maintenance LLC
John S.
The quality of work that Alex and his team members exhibited was excellent and I could tell that they cared about doing a good job. They did and now is the time it really counted. My home is finished! They were both professional well mannered and capable. The next time you need value for you money and your families home, don't overlook CMC Handyman Services!
Janelle C.
Handyman Eric from property 360 was great. He replied right away when I inquired with him on his availability and pricing of the things I needed to have done. He was very prompt, he was very nice, he got the job done, he did a great job and it didn't take him long to complete the tasks. I definitely recommend Eric.
Property 360Property 360
Sheila C.
I really appreciated the time response and checking in with me with schedule updates. I had a projects I need done within 3-5 days after I had 3 other handymen no show. He checking in with me and assured me he would be here to get my job done. Communication was excellent and the work he did was quick! Will definitely use for future handyman jobs!
Ramirez servicesRamirez services
Thumbtack Customer
The handyman I got from Thumbtack.com, Osbaldo, did excellent job. I am property owner, very picky, but he met my requirements: 1) on time show up and finish 2) quality and nice job. Experience. 3) reasonable price. Can charge by job. 4) can do small job like my ceiling hole. I like him fix my home again. I recommend h highly without hesitation for sure. David Chau. From golf gated 24 hour security Brookside community on March Lane, Stockton.
D&G General LaborD&G General Labor
Thumbtack Customer
Best experience I've ever had with a handyman -- and owning several properties, I've had a LOT of experiences. Gerardo responded to contacts promptly, and was flexible about scheduling. He arrived exactly when he said he would, quickly evaluated the several projects I needed, and set to work. Gerardo listens closely to your requests, not a common attribute among skilled craftsmen. He will make tactful suggestions, but accomplish what YOU want, not what he thinks will be "right". His work is precise, professional and creative. He is careful to protect your home while working, laying paper or plastic to catch sawdust or drywall debris; my house was cleaner when he left than when he arrived. Gerardo is polite, low-key, and a delight to work with. He charges by the hour, which I appreciate; he works quickly but doesn't rush or shortcut a project, nor does he needlessly draw it out to inflate the time charge. I would recommend Gerardo for any project you have; in fact, I would recommend calling him quickly, because I have more projects, and it looks as if he's going to be awarded a big contract that will limit his availability. First rate in every category.
G.O.R ConstructionG.O.R Construction
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