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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 Arvada handymen
Dennis a.
Michael is a good handyman and very capable of doing different projects!
SoCo Services llcSoCo Services llc
Ian t.
Matt is very responsive, honest and professional. I definitely recommend him for all kinds of handyman tasks
LexiAssist Handyman Services, LLCLexiAssist Handyman Services, LLC
Barbara J.
I'm so glad I found a skilled handyman. Marc was knowledgeable and professional. I will use him again!
MCS Building Service Inc.MCS Building Service Inc.
Fay S.
Joey did several handyman projects for us and completed all the work efficiently and professionally! He was great at communicating and on time. We will definitely be recommending him to friends & family!!!
Joey’s Carpet & Upholstery CleaningJoey’s Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Diana D.
Jeff was a great help. He will be our go to handyman in the future. Was very professional, timely and neat, all while doing a great job on the requested work. Thanks Jeff!
Sloanmade Wood Works. 🪵Sloanmade Wood Works. 🪵
Tiffini S.
Super friendly. They were flexible and showed up quickly in short notice, did great work quickly and for a great price! I will be using them for future handyman work. Thanks again!
Rosenberg’s Handy ServicesRosenberg’s Handy Services
Michelle T.
They scheduled two appointments with me and did not show up for either or contact me prior to their arrival time to tell me there was an issue. Might be a great handyman, but I’m not risking a 3rd appointment.
MEGA MEGZ PROS. Handyman servicesMEGA MEGZ PROS. Handyman services
Boris K.
Nik has 5 stars for a reason. He is a professional, fair priced, and does great quality work. Effortlessly gets the job done. I would highly recommend Nik for your handyman needs
Handyman NikHandyman Nik
Stacey O.
Jeff was great, I am super busy, hence my need to hire a handyman :-), and Jeff was very flexible working with me to schedule a time. He was punctual, professional, and completed my tasks quickly and his work was flawless. I will definitely be hiring him again next time my to do list gets out of hand!
Sloanmade Wood Works. 🪵Sloanmade Wood Works. 🪵
Riley M.
Marshall did an incredible job. My wife and I spent several hours trying to replace a light fixture in our kitchen and after multiple stripped screws, several trips to Home Depot, and ceiling plaster all over our kitchen floor—we decided to call in some help and save our ceiling. Marshall did an outstanding job and was able remove our broken screw and install our light fixture in a matter of minutes and was extremely professional. If you have any need for a handyman I couldn’t recommend Giving your business to Maxx Limited enough.
Maxx LimitedMaxx Limited
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