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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 Boca Raton handymen
Robert M.
Great experience with FL HANDYMAN Very responsive and work was outstanding Would definitely recommend this handyman for all of your handyman type of needs
FL Handyman LLCFL Handyman LLC
Baybora Y.
He is perfect handyman. Working very clean. And he knows what he is doing. Next time I will not search for another handyman.
GSHANDYMAN LLC ( FULLY INSURED)GSHANDYMAN LLC ( FULLY INSURED)
Denis G.
FL Handyman did a great job, he was friendly and listened to my needs, and did a fantastic job. For any future projects, I will definitely hire FL Handyman.
FL Handyman LLCFL Handyman LLC
David G.
Anatoliy was great. Good attention to detail and a skilled handyman
A++ Handyman ServicesA++ Handyman Services
Sonja A.
Vin is a quality handyman you can trust... would highly recommend.
Vin's Remodel and Restoration ServiceVin's Remodel and Restoration Service
Andrew R.
Great attention to detail, would highly recommend for any handyman needs.
Megapolis constructionMegapolis construction
Byron H.
Rick did a very good job. Would recommend him to anyone. Looking for a responsible handyman
U&N Home Remodeling  llcU&N Home Remodeling llc
Scott C.
Gustavo was professional, honest, and very punctual. I highly recommend him for all your handyman needs it.
A.D LLCA.D LLC
Luisa M.
Jordy thanks so much for fixing my other handyman mess. We appreciate very much.
JordyJordy
Jeanine R.
Quick response, on time, fair pricing, great quality workmanship. I will engage Anthony the Handyman for additional projects as they arise throughout the year.
All Handy LLCAll Handy LLC
Jeanine R.
From start to finish, my experience with The Handyman was excellent. I will reach out again as the need arises. Thank you, Mike and Donahue
FL Handyman LLCFL Handyman LLC
Vincent L.
Mike is very responsive and provided high quality service for my repair needs. Will definitely recommend to homeowners who need a reliable handyman.
FL Handyman LLCFL Handyman LLC
Craig N.
Great job, extremely satisfied. Knew exactly what he was doing, was here the following day. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman.
JD Fixed It Handyman ServicesJD Fixed It Handyman Services
Jessica S.
Mike did an excellent job on a few projects at our house. He was easy to work with, professional and did quality work. We highly recommend FL Handyman.
FL Handyman LLCFL Handyman LLC
Debbie W.
Konstantin responding quickly to my request. He showed up on time and did the work professionally. I'd recommend Konstantin and will use him again when I'm in need of a handyman.
Konstantin handymanKonstantin handyman
Adam S.
Mike and Shane provided great service for drywall repair. Price Point, Quality of Work, Communication and Flexibility around our schedule are all reasons we’ll be using FL Handyman again in the near future.
FL Handyman LLCFL Handyman LLC
Patricia S.
Gabriel was very professional, very quick response and his work was excellent. Highly recommend him, I have finally found a good reliable handyman after so many years. Thank you Gabriel
Nova HomeNova Home
Natalie P.
Webert responded fast to my request and came the same day. Very nice man was professional and reasonably priced he helped hang a mirror and change light fixtures. I will definitely use him again for handyman services.
A2Z unlimited handyman servicesA2Z unlimited handyman services
R. E.
They were simply the best!! I hired them to do gutters, my wife needed a few other things she wanted done, boom! No problem! Quality work, pure professionalism! We now have our new handyman!
L&J home improvement services LlcL&J home improvement services Llc
Victoria D.
I would highly recommend this company for handyman work. They did an excellent job with everything I asked them to do. They were very professional and fairly priced. I will definitely hire them again when I have more projects.
FG Development LLCFG Development LLC
Jeanne C.
This handyman is excellent at major, minor and multiple jobs like drywall, painting, multiple repairs on household items and landscaping. He also has put up hanging lights and sound systems for events and is a pleasure to have around. He is punctual and reliable. He is also knowledgeable about technological issues.
Elite Pro Solutions LLCElite Pro Solutions LLC
Ivana S.
Brandon is an excellent handyman. He is honest, responsible, reliable, and genuinely a great person. We are so ecstatic that Brandon helped us build furniture and hang curtain rods to perfection. He helped make a stressful time easy by his positive demeanor. Hire Brandon for your next task!
Brandon CummingsBrandon Cummings
Michael A.
The best Handyman experience I have ever had (and I've had many). Great work, great price and a great guy. He really goes the extra mile to make sure you're super satisfied with his work. If there were 10 stars here that's what I'd give him!
TOTAL HOME IMPROVEMENTSTOTAL HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Jason P.
Not only was the work excellent, he cleaned up after himself…I could tell you, you don’t see that very often. We have more projects ahead of us and I will be using him through it all. I highly recommend using him for all your handyman needs!
Perfect Services (Daniel)Perfect Services (Daniel)
Kathy J.
We will definitely call Chris for all our handyman needs. He is prompt, very knowledgeable, and did an excellent job removing and replacing the drywall and cabinet under our kitchen sink. Chris worked together with our plumber who was replacing pipes inside the wall. Everything worked out perfectly.
Chris Handy ServicesChris Handy Services
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