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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.

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.

Reviews for Apopka handymen
Martin R.
Great handyman
A++ Handy Services, LLCA++ Handy Services, LLC
Tatia W.
The best quality and hard working great and worth it handyman ever!!!!!!!!
Smithey’s Home Improvement & Installation LLCSmithey’s Home Improvement & Installation LLC
Valery M.
Clarke was amazing! Highly skilled and completed the job in no time. Will recommend for any handyman work in the future.
Red Hammer KingRed Hammer King
Noah W.
Nice enough guy. Not a handyman though. Work performed will have to be totally redone and fixed by someone else
Willhall’s Handyman and MoreWillhall’s Handyman and More
Melissa M.
JEG Handyman did an excellent job hanging my curtain rod with curtains included. I love the work!
JEG Handyman ServicesJEG Handyman Services
Virginia B.
Vlad was exceptional. He was early, Hang up my shelves and assembled a rack promptly and great quality of work. He even fixed the subpar work another handyman did. Will definitely call on him whenever needed.
Local Pro HandymanLocal Pro Handyman
Brent H.
I feel lucky to have found such a honest and reliable handyman within my area. Valter and his assistant did an amazing job! I would recommend Carcani & Sons to anyone I know. Extremely satisfied customer, Brent H.
Carcani & Sons Handyman Repairs  LLC.Carcani & Sons Handyman Repairs LLC.
Shermaine n.
Mike is awesome. We had a hard time installing our door armor max and we asked for his help. He did it super fast. He is also very professional. I will recommend him to my friends who needs a handyman for sure :)
Mike the HandymanMike the Handyman
Alli T.
Highly recommend Marco and his partner Egor. I was having a hard time finding a reasonably priced handyman to do some work in the house. I am so happy to finally find him. He is very professional and great quality of work. 🙏 thank you very much
Bear Remodeling FlBear Remodeling Fl
Valencia P.
Very professional, courteous and excellent prices. He got all of the work done quickly and his prices are amazingly good. I’m glad to have found him to work on my home. I have locked his number in as my Handyman. I’ve tried several other handymen in the past, none have worked as quickly, knowledgeably and professionally as he did. I’m very happy we found him on Thumbtack.
ChillAssembler LLCChillAssembler LLC
Megan C.
I am so pleased with our experience hiring D & C. The initial job was to repair a dryer duct/vent. It required uninstalling appliance, drywall removal, repair of duct & then drywall, & re-install of appliance. Don worked quickly, efficiently & cleaned up area when done. His easy demeanor & quality of work has prompted us to hire him for more. He has now installed a beautiful, complete garage door. IT’s FANTASTIC! Now we’re knocking out a list of projects for our new home & an additional property that needs some love. Don is our new handyman for all projects!!! Quality work at an incredibly fair rate.
D & C ServicesD & C Services
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