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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 Lowry handymen
Marilyn C.
Me knows his handyman skills thoroughly.
Do It All Dan LLCDo It All Dan LLC
Britney R.
Very efficient and professional. Will be hiring again for handyman work.
BG CarpentryBG Carpentry
Kim D.
I will continue to use KMA for any of my handyman needs!!
KMA ServicesKMA Services
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent job. Very responsive and efficient. Would hire again for handyman work.
SoCo Services llcSoCo Services llc
Mark A.
Called 3 Handyman services, these guy's got it done! Done Right! Done Fast!
Papa's Home ImprovementsPapa's Home Improvements
Thumbtack Customer
LeRoy is a fantastic handyman for all of your needs! He met me on a job with short notice and he is always timely. He hung blinds, fixed my water filter, fixed cabinets and more. I'm glad I finally found a reliable handyman!
L&D home and business servicesL&D home and business services
Renee S.
Zach helped me out with some handyman work at my house and he was very pleasant and always on time. Zach really cares about his customers and likes to ensure they are taken care of. He's pretty flexible and his handyman rate per hour can't be beat!
Sensible Solutions ConstructionSensible Solutions Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Michael and his helper, Chris, are friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Could not ask for a better experience with a handyman.
SoCo Services llcSoCo Services llc
Braheem T.
Lance was very personable. I wouldn't have a problem recommending him to anyone needing a reliable handyman.
Think Industries LLCThink Industries LLC
Carolyn L.
Excellent communication, punctual and professional. The job was done well and quickly. Would hire again for all my handyman or remodeling needs.
Pure Renovation&Remodeling  Handyman ServicePure Renovation&Remodeling Handyman Service
Chris P.
Tait is awesome! If you need a handyman, he’s your guy. He was punctual and finished the job super quick. Great value.
The Assembly LineThe Assembly Line
Stacey K.
Zach was great to work with; he was professional and kept in constant communication with me in regards to the project. Will definitely work with Gold Standard Handyman again!
Gold Standard HandymanGold Standard Handyman
Aleah W.
Awesome handyman. Worked fast to get the job done keeping the price fair. I would recommend him to family or friends. Thank you!
Markie C.
Thank you for your quick response. Although I decided on another handyman due to proximity issues, I highly recommend you to anyone.
Jones ServicesJones Services
Molly M.
Very helpful & quick to respond! Was able to assist me without even coming out to my house. Will be contacting him again for handyman services!
Around The House Handyman Service LLCAround The House Handyman Service LLC
Deb C.
I appreciated the time Matt took to be sure everything was done to my satisfaction. I'm so happy to have found a reliable and trustworthy handyman.
SG Handyman Services (Matt Sanchez)SG Handyman Services (Matt Sanchez)
Chelsea G.
Local Handyman 5280 was super easy to work with and took on any projects our office threw at them with ease. Will definitely use their services again!
The Local Handyman 5280The Local Handyman 5280
Deb w.
Derek was a wonderful handyman, he was both prompt and professional. He fixed my broken bed frame and did a perfect job —highly recommend him!
Derek's Handyman ServiceDerek's Handyman Service
Alexander M.
T.B.A. Concepts LLC had my broken couch leg working in minutes. He is a professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy handyman and would recommend him to everyone!!!
T.B.A. Concepts LLCT.B.A. Concepts LLC
Trevor B.
Local Handyman is always fair with his prices and gets the job done quick. I have used him multiple times and he never dissapoints.
Silkway Renovation and Handyman Services L.L.CSilkway Renovation and Handyman Services L.L.C
Jennifer G.
Taylor was amazing. He put up my barn door and did a terrific job. He is prompt, professional and is knowledgeable. He is the best handyman I’ve had.
Highlands Home SolutionsHighlands Home Solutions
Noreen L.
Excellent communication! Super fast (came out same day), and did a fantastic job! Will definitely use Mr.McMurtry for my future handyman needs! Thank you! :)
SoCo Services llcSoCo Services llc
Thumbtack Customer
Ian and Skyler were a huge help on some jobs around my house. I will definitely keep them in mind the next time I need a handyman.
Hearth LLC., Home Remodeling, & Handyman ServicesHearth LLC., Home Remodeling, & Handyman Services
Beau S.
I don’t think I’ll need to shop around anymore for a handyman who does good work and I feel like I can trust, Jose nailed it.
Image Line RenovationImage Line Renovation
SueAnn B.
Josh and Dan did an excellent job on the various tasks I needed done! I will certainly be calling The Local Handyman 5280 again! I highly recommend their services!
The Local Handyman 5280The Local Handyman 5280
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