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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Lakewood handymen
Jason B.
The handyman I was assigned was poor at communicating with me and I had to initiate contact each time the handyman was late. Arrived 1.25 hours later then decided time with no notice of running late or reason. Quality of work was average. Would not use this handyman again.
Silkway Renovation and Handyman Services L.L.CSilkway Renovation and Handyman Services L.L.C
Chris T.
Awesome handyman! I’ll use Zach next time for sure!
Renos By ErfRenos By Erf
Sid's Handyman was outstanding. He was quick to respond, super courteous and professional and able to accommodate quickly!
Sid's HandymanSid's Handyman
Janie R.
An excellent job. On time & on budget. Roger did exactly what I wanted. Obviously a professional- not just a handyman. Highly recommended.
Harmony Custom InteriorsHarmony Custom Interiors
Thumbtack Customer
He did a great job and was extremely nice. Very reasonably priced. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman!
Handyman Professional Services, LLCHandyman Professional Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Dave fixed the garbage disposal in 5 minutes. He was pleasant and efficient. I would definitely call him for future handyman jobs.
DJ's Handyman ServiceDJ's Handyman Service
Austen H.
Provided great work for when we’re in a crunch for a handyman! We had multiple things that needed fixing and he took care of them all. A true professional!
Tanka Services LLCTanka Services LLC
Tim W.
Michael was able to complete my Pergola instalation with very short notice and was able to do a fantastic job. I am keeping his number and he will be my go to for handyman services.
The Last Call/Handyman ServicesThe Last Call/Handyman Services
Carly M.
Dylan did a great job mounting our tv! He was very responsive and flexible with schedule since we were moving and our schedule changed a couple times. We are new homeowners so we were looking for a go-to handyman that we can call when we need help and Dylan is our guy! He’s coming back in the next couple weeks to help change the hardware on our cabinets, change light fixtures, and any other tasks we come up with. I highly recommend Dylan for any handyman tasks.
Swifty ServicesSwifty Services
Thumbtack Customer
I was stood up by this Handyman. It would be nice if people you hire, and have confirmed appointments with would actually show up for the job, or at least call to cancel. Can I charge a "stood up" fee? Not happy. Carrie in Littleton.
DJ's Handyman ServiceDJ's Handyman Service
Devan K.
Garrett was wonderful! Super easy to get scheduled with, arrived on time, and did a great job with our projects. Will definitely hire again for future projects !!! So happy to have found a local handyman we can trust! Thank you !!
Front Range Redevelopment, LLCFront Range Redevelopment, LLC
Debbie S.
installation went well but we noticed that the dimmer was getting very hot and Mr. Handyman did not know how to resolve the issue. We had to call another electrician that solved the problem - the dimmer switch did not have a high enough voltage for the new light.
Mr. HandymanMr. Handyman
Rachel F.
Rick's work was stellar. He replaced 2 bathroom lighting fixtures. He completed the work in quoted amount of time and left the area clean of all dust and debris. Afterwards, he gave me excellent advice on some other areas that need work. I highly recommend South Metro Handyman!
South Metro HandymanSouth Metro Handyman
Charity Q.
Adil and his brother Hayden are definitely pros! They were very responsive and reasonable...and got all my projects done in a jiffy! I would definitely call them for future jobs needing a handyman. They remodeled my fireplace from old dark tile to a new light marble, patched/painted my old recessed TV area above it, and dismounted and mounted my TV back...great job done by both. I also then hired them to paint my garage interior and mount wire shelves...they went above and beyond with this and even helped me clean up old wood pieces that were scattered around (they lifted it up and placed it on the ceiling beams)! I would highly recommend these hardworking and honest guys to do your handyman projects around the house!
Daniel Z.
I had a leaky toilet and a squeaking dryer, contacted TruBlue and they had someone out within 24 hours of contact. Very professional, immediately jumped right in to find out what was going on and assessed the best way to fix both issues as quickly and as cost effective as possible. Will definitely use again for handyman services.
TruBlue of LakewoodTruBlue of Lakewood
Richard M.
I hired Mile High Handyman Services yesterday and I am very happy with the quality of work, and professionalism Julian gave me. He handled two jobs relating to plumbing & fixtures and one relating to an electrical outlet that needed repair. Julian stands out from the crowd when it comes to communication skills and understanding your needs. I will definitely use him again.
Mile High Handyman Services, LLCMile High Handyman Services, LLC
Nathaniel L.
Josh and Dan were right on time, and very friendly and professional once they arrived. We talked through pros and cons for a few different options for my repair, which I appreciated, as opposed to just forcing one option. They worked quickly, didn't leave a mess, and did a great job with the project overall. Very happy with the entire experience. Would hire the Local Handyman again for future projects.
The Local Handyman 5280The Local Handyman 5280
Jaymie L.
John was great. Excellent communication and very responsive. His work was quick; you will not have an issue with a worker running the clock with John. And he explained what he was doing with my blinds and even explained why I was having problems installing them myself (metal bead board). Really cannot recommend him enough. If I ever need any handyman help he will be the first I call
JEB llcJEB llc
Michelle H.
Tommy responded back right after I contacted him. He was so easy to work with and hus price was very reasonable. He replaced some baseboards and a linen closet door. He did a great job! I was so happy with his work! You will not go wrong hiring him for your job. I felt like I had known him for years when we talked. He even cleaned up everything down to the last speck. I would give him more than 5 stars if I could. He will be my handyman from now on. Thanks Tommy!
Tommy CowdenTommy Cowden
Joyce Y.
Nello did a great job removing glass shower door - you have to look really closely to see that it was ever there. He had some extra time and evenhandled another job for us replacing the hoses to our washer. Work was pretty impeccable. Along with the great work, for me there are TWO things that put him in the 5 ⭐ category: he is on time and works clean, caring for our home like it was his own. This is the quality of work, care, and professionalism (and price!) that I have always hoped to find when hiring a pro-handyman. We have more projects in the works with Nello and we hope he will be our 'go to' for years to come. Oh, and he is also a super nice guy too!
Pure Renovation&Remodeling  Handyman ServicePure Renovation&Remodeling Handyman Service
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