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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 Victorville handymen
Kreme L.
Had been searching for a handyman over a week. Couldn’t find someone at a reasonable price. I came across WB&B Handyman Services. Explained my project and BOOM! Very knowledgeable and professional. I will highly consider him for any future project that may come about.
WB&B Handyman ServicesWB&B Handyman Services
Allen C.
If you were looking for quality and great service The patriot handyman service is the way to go! I 100% recommend this service for all of your handyman needs. Quality, custom, experienced!! Great service and reasonable pricing. They are very well experienced and know exactly what they are doing. I would highly recommend this service to anyone and they will forever have a dedicated customer. Thank you again shoot outs to Justin and Chris!👍🙏..
The Patriot Handyman Veteran Owned & OperatedThe Patriot Handyman Veteran Owned & Operated
Veronica L.
I paid him $1200 plus a tip to mount four TVs up in my house and he left holes in my walls didn’t patch them up was supposed to come back and complete the job and ghosted me. I had to call another handy Man to come out and fix his job and paid another $800 to get the job done correctly and the handyman said that (2) of my TVs would’ve fell out the wall because he broke the screws in the wall. I will never use him again!!
The Patriot Handyman Veteran Owned & OperatedThe Patriot Handyman Veteran Owned & Operated
Randall H.
We didn’t move far enough to start services. However, thumbtack allows us to record reviews based off interactions not just reviews on the work they’ve done. With that being said, this individual reached out to us because he saw that we were looking for drywall services. When we explained what we needed he became tried to tell us what we needed, meanwhile ending his remarks with a nasty statement “I am a contractor not a handyman”. Remember, he came looking for us to hire him. Definitely wouldn’t use someone like this with an attitude as such. Arrogance and business DO NOT mix.
Flawless drywall incFlawless drywall inc
Amber B.
I have been in the real estate business for 15 years and finding a qualified , responsible , reliable handyman who does great work has been one of the hardest obstacles, not anymore Bob is awesome ! I can’t say enough good things about him , he is reliable does great work for a great price , goes above and beyond , takes his time to make sure the job is done correct . Will travel to Home Depot to help you pick out the correct materials . I was so stressed when I started this project , I am so relieved after working with him . Hands down choose Bob you will not regret it !!!
Bobs Mobile RepairsBobs Mobile Repairs
Wendy B.
Jon is professional quick! He also isn't afraid to read instructions 😁 . Jon Also was on time... great price came out in the snow helped me with things he didn’t even have to do ! Very nice ! Jon is wonderful, patient (I’m mentally/Physically handicapped from cancer)... it’s hard for me to make sense ... he was so nice and polite too! Jon even set up my soundbar 😁The best Thing to me, about his company, he knows Apple/Mac products (I’ve never had one repair or set up when the tech was familiar or actually used Apple) Jon knows his stuff Apple and android, ...it was much easier for me... I didn’t have to explain why I used Apple 😁everything I own almost, APPLE/ Mac .. iPhone, Apple TV, iMac ... sole home is next ... he set up my tv, hid my wires/cables, fast too ! Jon was Bieres for mounting TV... ended up helping with a few other small things too! He’s a family man ... hire Jon Apple Valley Handyman !!! For do all of your home/business needs ! He’s amazing ! I had a major faux paus from “porch” a “service” like Handy, the guy messed up my home never did the job left me hanging, Left me with a mess.... Jon installed it in a flash ! This just Shows how much of a difference having a skilled pro matters ! Thank you Jon!
Apple Valley Handyman ServiceApple Valley Handyman Service
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