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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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Colorado Springs handymen
Beth C.
Great work great handyman
Quality ProQuality Pro
Patrina P.
Hands down the best handyman in Colorado Springs! Would hire him again in a minute!
Excel Handyman ServicesExcel Handyman Services
Edward B.
Apex Handyman was amazing! The guys arrived within the timeframe they stated and did a fantastic job installing our three new chandeliers—two of which were mounted on tall ceilings. They were very professional, skilled and friendly. We’d definitely do a repeat hire with Apex Handyman!
Apex Handyman LLCApex Handyman LLC
Helene D.
It was a pleasure working with David. Excel Handyman was punctual, knowledgeable and professional. Most definitely a 5 Star Company.
Excel Handyman ServicesExcel Handyman Services
Sherry P.
The Simple Handyman is top notch! I can count on him to do it right . They take their jobs seriously.
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Heidi W.
Excellent! We had a great experience - Excel Handyman Services did a great job completing tasks skillfully & on time.
Excel Handyman ServicesExcel Handyman Services
Sharia T.
They were great. They arrived on time and were very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this company for all your handyman and landscaping needs.
Thompson Landscaping LLC.Thompson Landscaping LLC.
Hani A.
What most of us want in a handyman is honesty, experience, requisite skills, and an affable demeanor. Chris is that and more. He approached and executed the tasks at our home thoughtfully and confidently, explaining his methods when necessary. He succeeded at a nettlesome repair problem where two others had failed. We will definitely contact this personable, skilled handyman again for small or large assignments.
Around The House Handyman Service LLCAround The House Handyman Service LLC
Cindy A.
Darwin was prompt to respond to my request! He is professional and completed the work quickly. I would highly recommend him for your next handyman project.
"The Artisan"Painting-Carpentry-Handyman"The Artisan"Painting-Carpentry-Handyman
Thelma P.
David and his teammate were very responsive and professional. The job was done in record time with efficiency and care. I highly recommend Excel Handyman services to others!
Excel Handyman ServicesExcel Handyman Services
Kyle G.
Divid is fantastic, did great work, and was very responsive. He surpassed my expectations for what a handyman should be, and we will be recommending him to everyone we know.
Excel Handyman ServicesExcel Handyman Services
Michael K.
Chad was great for our job. We needed a few things done and he got them completed quickly and efficiently. I will hire him again for my handyman needs.
Knee Deep LLCKnee Deep LLC
Jackie B.
Adam from Apex Handyman is excellent! Very professional, on time and even texted us updates about when he’d arrive, fast AND effective work, and very kind. Would 100% recommend!
Apex Handyman LLCApex Handyman LLC
Kristena C.
All Around Property Services came out and assembled a large gazebo for me. They were quick, professional and their value couldn’t be beat. Would hire for any other handyman jobs I need.
All Around Property ServicesAll Around Property Services
Sandra m.
It was a real pleasure to deal with Zachary. He did a wonderful job moving a dining room table fixture and replacing it with a new one. I am using him for my future handyman needs. Very professional and friendly.
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Chloe p.
Jeb is a handyman superhero! What he accomplished in only 2 hours would have taken others double that time or longer! I Can't say enough great things about his work, punctuality, speed and professionalism! Wow! I explained several things I wanted help with, thinking it would take two trips for him and poof! He completed all of them without delay. He was also considerate by taking the boxes and garbage out to dumpster. Omg this guy checks off all the boxes for an awesome handyman in every way!
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Sharon T.
David did an excellent job with my project: hanging some bars in my ceiling for Ashiatsu massage. He was professional, detail oriented, knowledgeable, and communicative. I will definitely be using him for all of my future handyman projects.
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Larry M.
over the years we’ve worked with many contractors. Working with Excel Handyman Services was by far our best experience. They work as a true team, they adapt to surprises that always pop up on a project, they listened to our desired outcomes and produced great results.
Excel Handyman ServicesExcel Handyman Services
Connor G.
Joel has done a wide variety of work for my property, including plumbing, drywall, painting, electrical, and carpentry. All of his work is high quality and he works extremely efficiently. Joel is very professional and a great contact to have for any handyman work!
Cowboy Fixer Upper LLCCowboy Fixer Upper LLC
Thomas N.
John was top on all categories. He came following day for estimate, followed up with e-mails on obtaining parts, and showed up exactly on time for the project. Would most definitely use him again. Best Handyman I've ever had in Colorado.
Lighthouse Painting LLCLighthouse Painting LLC
Dana G.
I scheduled handyman services 3 weeks in advance of my need and spoke with Excel via thumbtack several times. The day before the scheduled work, I messaged to ensure we were still on. There was no response, and no one showed the next day for the work we discussed. Pretty disappointing.
Excel Handyman ServicesExcel Handyman Services
ShyLing D.
Excel Handyman Service will be our go to service from now on! The response was immediate and the job was completed the very next morning. He took his time to make sure it was done right and that I was happy with the result. So thankful we found this service! We will definitely call them for jobs in the future!
Excel Handyman ServicesExcel Handyman Services
Zsun G.
Great contact message and on time. He knows exactly what is needed to get the job done. Pays great attention to details and cleans up after the job is done. We plan to keep Nathan on our return list for any other help needed ! Enjoyed meeting him and the best handyman on the website ! FIVE STARS !
Get It Done Right Handyman ServiceGet It Done Right Handyman Service
Rachel E.
We were very pleased with Colorado’s Best Handyman! He did an excellent job hanging some big pictures above our stairwell as well as hanging a chandelier in our foyer. He also fixed a couple of minor things around our home.. all for much less than another company was quoting us for the work. Highly recommend!
Colorado's Best HandymanColorado's Best Handyman
Katrina D.
Charlie was extremely responsive and was able to get out to my property ASAP. Once he figured out the issue that was going on with our blinds, he made a recommendation (which we agreed with) and immediately fixed two sets of our blinds very quickly. I will definitely use him again should any type of handyman job come up! Thanks Charlie!
Charlie BondCharlie Bond
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