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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 Colorado Springs handymen
Beth C.
Great work great handyman
Performance Construction ServicesPerformance Construction Services
Jessica D.
Friendly and professional. Good handyman and I will work with him again.
A Guy And A Wrench LLCA Guy And A Wrench LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The handyman did a excellent job! He was on time, very professional, and was affordable. RM
ECCS Home ServicesECCS Home Services
Sherry P.
The Simple Handyman is top notch! I can count on him to do it right . They take their jobs seriously.
The Simple handyman !The Simple handyman !
Thumbtack Customer
Drywall, texture and paint in bathroom. Looks great! They're on my phone as Handyman. Think that says it all. Thanks, Joe!
Atlas Drywall & PaintAtlas Drywall & Paint
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
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
William O.
He was absolutely professional and even walked me through repairing my door step-by-step. He was informative and an expert. I would always recommend him as your handyman!
Top choice builderTop choice builder
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
Ann G.
If you need a qualified handyman, you won’t be disappointed by hiring Ken Davis. Mr. Davis recently assembled a rather complicated and heavy platform bed for me. He was on time for the scheduled appointment, was at all times professional and appropriate, performed the job quickly and correctly, and even removed all the trash from the job when he was finished. I would highly recommend him and will use him again when I need any handyman service.
Ken DavisKen Davis
Jan Z.
Vince was great to work with. He painted as well as completed misc handyman services. He is professional, friendly, responsive, and did quality work. We will definitely hire him again.
Sayre Paint and ServicesSayre Paint and 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.
Left Paws Dog SittingLeft Paws Dog Sitting
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!
JEB llcJEB llc
Alice S.
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome, best handyman EVER!!! I will definitely be utilizing him in the near future and permanently for all jobs needed. If you’re smart, you’ll give him a call now, I’m glad I did.
Top choice builderTop choice builder
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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Carl B.
Our install job was perfect. Outstanding professionalism, high attention to detail, and amazing execution. I would highly recommend this service to anyone seeking a handyman. I’ve already passed their contact information on to my friends and associates and will continue to do so in the future.
Hakuna Matata ConstructionHakuna Matata Construction
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
Carrie A.
He showed up for the 1 day and was supposed to come back to finish the job. He rescheduled 2 times and then the 3rd was a no show. He has totally ignored all messages and now I have to start over in finding a handyman. If you want a job completed do not hire this contractor. Will be left short and with a job that is not completed. Totally unprofessional and be warned.
Hakuna Matata ConstructionHakuna Matata Construction
Charlie L.
We called Ray with a number of bizarre and odd jobs and he managed to make it to our property the SAME DAY and sent pictures of his work along the way. He was punctual and clearly trustworthy. I HIGHLY recommend him. He is also quite the craftsman and we look forward to hiring him for more work in the future. We finally found 'our' handyman.
Ray of All TradesRay of All Trades
Cynthia M.
It was a great experience, he repaired my fence panel like new, and my back door was a mess, held together with twine and he fixed it, plus went and got a new deadbolt and installed that too, all for a great price. He's coming back payday to paint the front of my house where the paint is gone, and later with some other things. I'm so glad to FINALLY find a good handyman.
Excel Handyman ServicesExcel Handyman Services
Diego B.
Had an emergency repair come up a few days before closing on the home I’m selling. Being this the last weekend I spend in the springs I was worried I wouldn’t be able to find someone come out and repair the drywall in my garage. Not even an hour later Michael replied to my project request and arrived on time the very next day. He did an amazing job and I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a handyman.
Houdini's Drywall MagicHoudini's Drywall Magic
Tim P.
If I could give David 10 stars, I would! We had a greenhouse shed that had been installed, but I really wanted to have French doors installed in place of the plain one made of siding that came with the shed. David arrived promptly to give us an estimate and he was very thorough as he looked at the job and what needed to be done and assured us, "I can do it all." He started within a few days and was finished by the next weekend. He installed the doors and they are evenly aligned and close securely with a keypad lock. He caulked and painted the shed inside and out, helping us match the color of our house and made excellent suggestions about which paint to use for long wear. He also did some improvements to the sturdiness of the shelves inside and added some trim pieces outside to finish it off more nicely and make it more weathertight. I am so thrilled with how it looks! We would not hesitate to call David again for any home handyman job!
Excel Handyman ServicesExcel Handyman Services
Ashli I.
I scheduled an appointment for 1/25 at 8am 4 days prior. At 7:57am the day of the appointment , I received a call from the handyman Jim who stated he was tied up with another job and couldn’t make it to the appointment that was scheduled in just a few minutes . We rescheduled for 1/26 at 9am. I called Cransten and informed them of the incident and told them that I decided to cancel due to the circumstances. Without any apology , they told me my future appointment had been cancelled. I am dissapointed in the way things were handled and I would not recommend booking services with the company. UPDATE: Company responded to my Google review and said they were in the room and heard an apology. You may have heard the stuttered apology AFTER I said “guess it’s solved” and sat in silence after my appointment was cancelled and the representative said nothing as a response! Then I said “No apology? Bye? Nothing!?” I probed your so called apology. Also, nothing was done to try and make things right when I reached out to the company - as it should have been. You all dropped the ball.
Cransten Handyman and Remodeling- ColoradoCransten Handyman and Remodeling- Colorado
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