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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

The national average fixed rate for handyman jobs ranges from $120-$175. Hourly rates for a handyman can average $50-$100 per hour. 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.

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.

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.

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 Aurora handymen
Clara D.
The handyman was friendly, quick and efficient.
Noemy's CleaningNoemy's Cleaning
Dr. Michael W.
Professional work! Positive attitude!! Perfect handyman!
A Better LLCA Better LLC
Liz m.
Great service, handyman came in and got right to work! Excellent service and work!
Papa's Home ImprovementsPapa's Home Improvements
Thumbtack Customer
Great job, I would definitely use his services again & recommend him for your handyman needs! A+
Chris's Low VoltageChris's Low Voltage
Greta P.
Anthony and his crew are great, they've done a couple rehabs for us as well as smaller handyman jobs, we haven't been disappointed.
Infinite Creations Construction, LLCInfinite Creations Construction, LLC
Kathy D.
Mitch is awesome in every way. He really helped me a lot and he can do anything! He definitely is my go to handyman now!
MG Remodeling and RepairsMG Remodeling and Repairs
Janet B.
Multiple repairs to an older house. Handyman Harper was quick to understand what was needed, and skilled in his craft. Excellent communication up to and during the job. Neat and very thorough.
Handyman HarperHandyman Harper
Thumbtack Customer
Hearth LLC., Construction and Handyman Services exceeded my expectations for the project. They were very professional and prompt. I will use their service again in the future, as well recommend them to others.
Hearth LLC., Home Remodeling, & Handyman ServicesHearth LLC., Home Remodeling, & Handyman Services
Melissa h.
Great experience and work! We contacted a couple a handymen to see if anyone could put this chandelier up for us & Nello was the only one able to help us. I would recommend him to anyone who needed a handyman!
Pure Renovation&Remodeling  Handyman ServicePure Renovation&Remodeling Handyman Service
Kristi H.
Mike was great! He was able to work around my schedule and get it scheduled within a couple days of my request. He handled five projects in three hours and the finished products looked great! He was extremely polite, professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend his handyman services!
Mikes furniture assembly and handyman servicesMikes furniture assembly and handyman services
Roger O.
Marc is the man. Handyman, that is. He responded immediately, arrived on time, assessed the issue, explained the problem, gave an estimate, and quickly fixed the leaks under our kitchen sink. His estimate was accurate and the cost very reasonable. Will keep his contact info handy (pardon the pun) for future household repairs!
MCS Building Services Inc. ProMCS Building Services Inc. Pro
Thumbtack Customer
Ray Hiatt and Colorado Remodeling & Maintenance is very professional and easy to work with. We used them for handyman work in our condo that we are about to put up for rental. All work was performed with expertise. CRM is responsive to emails and phone calls and works with your schedule. Would use CRM without hesitation again.
Colorado Remodeling & MaintenanceColorado Remodeling & Maintenance
Kay S.
A very positive first experience with Mark! He did my small job to my total satisfaction! He returned all my phone calls and messages and arrived exactly when he said he would. He was courteous and knowledgeable. Very professional and friendly..I will continue to use Mark for all my handyman projects and I will highly recommend him to my family and friends..
5281 Custom Solutions5281 Custom Solutions
Allison L.
Michael was able to come the same day I contacted him and gave a fair estimate on the work that needed to be done. He was also able to finish the project within a week. Others wanted to charge much more and make the job more complicated than it needed to be. Sealing the damage on my sidelight and caulking the windows inside and out is what's needed to keep the rain out. I would recommend RedWood to others and will contact again for other handyman needs.
RedWood ConstructionRedWood Construction
Mike R.
Eric did a bit of everything for us: fixed a leaky faucet, took apart the glides on our sliding glass door which was so hard to open and now glides like a brand new one. He corrected some electrical outlets a previous Handyman messed up and he added Casters to my dining room table. He said he can do anything other than Total Electrical heavy duty work on boxes or rerunning plumbers pipes. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
"I GOT THAT!"  Handyman Services"I GOT THAT!" Handyman Services
Joseph S.
Marc does FANTASTIC work and for a very, very fair price. He's also been flexible with my schedule, which I deeply appreciate since I've been in the process of moving this months and it would have been very problematic for me to not have some of the work done when Marc did it. Marc is the first handyman we've ever hired, but he's been so great to work with that I already know I'll be requesting his services again and again and recommending him to all of my friends and colleagues. Thanks again, Marc! And we'll be sure to be back in touch soon!
MCS Building Service, Inc.MCS Building Service, Inc.
Jeanne V.
Hi. I"m very happy with the work Mike from The Last Call did in my home. I had a previous handyman reconstruct a hallway laundry in my townhome, installing new walls, plumbing and electrical wiring. He was transferred for his full time job to another state and was sorry he couldn't complete the work. I am happy to have found someone, Last Call, who would complete the work started by another person. Last Call does do it all! put in lighting, beadboard and trim, flooring, hung barn door, and I found a few more things on my to do list. They also didn't hesitate to connect my new washer/dryer once the beadboard and lighting was up in the laundry area. And Mike said 'I check all the hoses', so, they went the extra mile in not just putting up the boards, but connecting the appliance and brought the project to the finish line. They also noted my new storm door wasn't closing softly and worked to adjust the closing. I didn't even ask. I am calling Mike back to work down other items on my list. And personally, Mike is friendly, listens well, and asks questions about my preferences (example, where to set the trim) and doesn't just go ahead. Very consultative, collaborative approach. yay.
The Last Call/Handyman ServicesThe Last Call/Handyman Services
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