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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 Longmont handymen
Sachi A.
The guys from Cransten Handyman were polite and helpful.
Cransten Handyman and Remodeling- ColoradoCransten Handyman and Remodeling- Colorado
Pean W.
Mike is the handyman we will be using for any future jobs. He is very honest and stands by his work. 100% recommendation. Thanks so much, Mike
Handyman MikeHandyman Mike
Maj-Lis D.
Henry helped my elderly mother with some small handyman tasks. He was professional and did what he said he was going to do. Would use again!
Total install llcTotal install llc
Jon P.
Best handyman experience ever! Cole is a true professional, great personality, great pricing. Would recommend this young man for any big or a little job around the house.
Saki's Handyman Services LLCSaki's Handyman Services LLC
Jo A.
Tim completed several jobs for me and I couldn’t be more pleased. He was willing and eager to take on several different tasks and completed everything quickly and efficiently. As far as a handyman he’s a “10”.
Triple T handyman services LLCTriple T handyman services LLC
Debbie B.
I finally found a handyman. Sam was professional, knowledgeable, communicated well and exceeded my expectations. His problem solving skills impressed me and was happy to run to the store to get the items I needed. Thanks Sam!
Sam's Handyman ServiceSam's Handyman Service
Deb H.
When I used Thumbtack to find me a local handyman, Ahmed's company came up, so I contracted with him. I found out this morning that he lives in Aurora and I live in Longmont. Rather than cancel, he realized I needed my sink unclogged in a timely manner, so he drove over an hour from Aurora to Longmont and unclogged my sink. I was impressed with his concern for my problem that he would make the trip even though there were no other jobs up here. I highly recommend Local Handyman Services, L.L.C. and Ahmed.
Mr. Fixer Handyman L.L.CMr. Fixer Handyman L.L.C
Suzette F.
Ruben respected my suggestions and was willing to make an extra trip to complete the project when I discovered a few extra items I wanted done. His attitude was cheerful and he also made suggestions l had not thought of. I will use him again for handyman services and recommend him and thumbtack to my friends and neighbors.
H R contractors LLCH R contractors LLC
Rachel B.
I had Mac remove a stripped screw from my failed attempt at mounting a sisal and step climber for my cat, and complete the installation. Mac was communicative, on time and got the job done in roughly an hour and change. In addition to completing the job he shared his knowledge about the different equipment he was using and what it was useful for. I will definitely hire Mac again for miscellaneous handyman needs around my house!
Mac's Handyman ServiceMac's Handyman Service
Leslie S.
I'm writing to enthusiatically review Need A Hand NoCo LLC, a Northern Colorado Handyman company. I hired Markous Kelp to assess and repair a damaged bathroom floor. He ended up replacing most of the subfloor and installing new vinyl plank, which looks terrific. Markous arrived on time and prepared for every appointment. He followed through as promised with a bid and then a contract. He called me during the process when a couple of adjustments had to be made. Excellent communication, reasonably priced and great work! Here's the website: www.needahandnoco.com Leslie Sawyer
Need A Hand NoCoNeed A Hand NoCo
Trent A.
I hired Chris originally to frame my basement bathroom but he was so fast & effeciate, I had him frame the whole basement. He also broke up the concrete & relocated the bathroom drains, set the shower pan & design the shower with a bench all between framing. The thing I appreciated the most was his willingness to take care of any issue that came up besides the initial job, overall one of the best framers / handyman's I've worked with & he actually has really good taste in music.
Benjamin HandyBenjamin Handy
Diane M.
Randy was excellent and I would definitely hire him again. I needed to hire a handyman to resurrect a knocked over (by a car) mailbox post and replace the mailbox. After easily setting up the appointment, Randy called to touch base regarding the job and asked if I had any photos (which really help!). After sending the photos, he was able to give me a quote and work out an appointment time. The day of the appointment, he called and texted to let me know the status of his other jobs and when he would arrive at my house. He arrived exactly on time and was extremely professional and polite. He set about working on the mailbox and ensured that the mailbox post was perfectly straight and level. Randy also built a new support to place directly below the mailbox to make it stronger. The mailbox & post now look perfect and better than before. Thank you, Randy!
Randy ReuscherRandy Reuscher
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