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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 Aurora handymen
Clara D.
The handyman was friendly, quick and efficient.
Noemy's CleaningNoemy's Cleaning
Michael n.
Excellent handyman services, would use again!
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
Ade A.
Mark was very efficient. He did a fantastic job, and I will hire him again when I need a handyman.
Mark GMark G
Janet B.
This company was very prompt with communication, the handyman was professional, efficient and punctual. The work quality was very good. I will use this service again.
The Local Handyman 5280The Local Handyman 5280
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
Jeremy A.
Working with Walking Handyman was an excellent overall experience. They were right on time, friendly, and completed the work in a timely fashion at a very reasonable price!
Walking HandymanWalking Handyman
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
Josh b.
Reached out to The Local Handyman 5280 regarding a small project at my rental property. After a few messages, I suggested speaking about the project on the phone and they stopped responding. Left me hanging.
The Local Handyman 5280The Local Handyman 5280
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
Brian K.
Angel responded quickly to our request for some handyman services due to the hail storm yesterday. We needed our flag bracketed and LED driveway lights installed, and His business was well worth it. Highly recommend using his business.
Supply&Demand LLCSupply&Demand LLC
Marquis W.
My new handyman. Great guy that communicates at all points of a given task. He doesn’t assume he will ask and will work until the job is complete. A keen eye for getting things as close to perfection as possible. Professional, punctual, and a cool guy.
Rx ServicesRx Services
Mike B.
I highly recommend the guys with Local Handyman 5280. They really care about the quality of their work. A lot of contractors I’ve hired in the past rush and cut corners to get the job done. Josh and Dan take pride in their work and really focus on making sure the job is done right. I had them install several vanities, repair a fire place wall from a gas leak and fix some base trim, and I couldn’t be happier. I wish I had used these guys with other jobs in the past. Will definitely refer them to anyone who needs a general contractor/handyman in the future.
The Local Handyman 5280The Local Handyman 5280
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
Alex m.
Sid did great job on three areas that We needed repair and replacement….. outside, basement and guest bathroom All three areas were done excellent. He was very professional, he explained what he was doing and why he was doing it that way. Sid give as advices and recommendations. Sid is going to be our handyman going forward.
Sid's HandymanSid's Handyman
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
Andrew M.
Ahmad responded to my project request immediately. He told me exactly when he could come over, to fix a cabinet face, that my son had broken. He showed up on time. He was in and out within 30 minutes. He saved me time and money. He was very professional, and I will be calling him directly in the future when I need handyman work completed... Thanks Ahmad!
OrganizedPro and Handyman ServiceOrganizedPro and Handyman Service
Shi X.
Louise is professional, responsive and very friendly. He asked how urgent my project was before scheduling my appointment which made me feel like my needs were being heard. He squeezed in an appointment for me the next day after hearing my project was urgent. He completed my project fast with an excellent work quality. I’ll continue to reach out to Louise for my future handyman needs.
Louco ServicesLouco Services
Alexis M.
While I’m tempted to leave a bad review just to make sure Austin is available for my own selfish needs… the honest truth is he just spent 8 hours at my house completing several projects and I’ve already booked him for additional home improvement projects. He was very responsive with communication, punctual, knowledgeable, and professional. I felt comfortable and safe relying on his expertise with my home. Excellent handyman!
Trotters Home ImprovementTrotters Home Improvement
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
Alex B.
Did have to cancel the appt because of the car issue. I selected punctuality responsiveness professionalism. I don't know his work. I asked him if he was available to do the work. He responded that he was available on Saturday. I emailed Matt Friday to confirm that he can come. He said he had truck issues. I don't know why I wasn't more understanding but I also was waiting for him to do handyman work.
SG Handyman Services (Matt Sanchez)SG Handyman Services (Matt Sanchez)
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