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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

The national average fixed rate for handyman jobs ranges from $120-$175. Hourly rates for a handyman can average $50-$100 per hour. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Bradenton handymen
Lynn S.
We recommend George for handyman services. We'll use his services again.
Marie L.
ANT-SER 4 YOU was the right company for my handyman needs. Excellent service! Thank You
Thumbtack Customer
Ryan showed up on time, was friendly and professional. I would likely hire him again for handyman work.
Kimball & Son's Remodeling / ConstructionKimball & Son's Remodeling / Construction
Bob D.
Nick was outstanding! Very professional and courteous. He was very meticulous with his work, and made sure it was all perfect before he left. He is definitely my go-to handyman, and I would feel great about recommending Nick to family and friends.
Ace Home Services, LLC.Ace Home Services, LLC.
Nancy R.
Jeff Ahrens is multi talented. He is an excellent trouble shooter. The quality of his work is excellent. He showed up right on time and finished all our varied tasks. We will certainly hire Jeff again if we need a skilled handyman.
Erjon Z.
Don’t waste the time to call this guy I called him had a job for him he was playing games with me telling me he will be there an hour I’ll be there in half an hour not a good handyman he will waste your time and never show up 👎👎
Flynn LLCFlynn LLC
Frank S.
He did good work, showed up on time good value , nice guy but had other work for him and never even returned my calls, texts , voicemails !! Like I had a disease !! Waited for awhile then had to go find another handyman!! Nice guy just didn’t like his total disappearance on me
Service King Inc.Service King Inc.
Maggie T.
Charlie is the best! Came and hung up a blackout shade in one of my windows. He took down what was there and hung up the new one and was able to put the original blinds back on in front to cover the black out shade. Not an easy task! I will absolutely be calling him again for all my household handyman needs. 6 stars.
Decker Bros. Handyman ServiceDecker Bros. Handyman Service
Brian O.
Working with Matthew has been great. He was incredibly flexible as the tub that I needed installing constantly changed delivery dates, so he moved me around in the schedule multiple times. Ultimately the tub never arrived so the potential work scope was dramatically reduced for him, which meant less efficiency for him. However, he never charged me a premium for that and he persevered in replacing a very difficult OTR microwave (it was installed very awkwardly by the previous owner). Matthew is now my go-to handyman for my fixes around the house.
Remarc Property ServicesRemarc Property Services
Dan T.
I am an out of state landlord so was not able to meet John in person. John was very responsive and communicated with me throughout the entire process. He addressed a few concerns that the tenant had. The reason for the 4 start rating is that his rates are a little higher than I am comfortable with for basic handyman duties. Also, I was a little disappointed that I did not get pictures of the finished product. John offered to go back and take some, but that would have been an inconvenience to the tenant. I would use him again as long as the price is agreed to up front and photos are provided.
Benefito Remodeling LLCBenefito Remodeling LLC
Judy J.
Jay Diaz was the most polite & friendly tech I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I bought a new TV to replace one that died and I could not find anyone to come hook it all up to cable box and every other thing involved. So I just got on the internet and your name came up. We ran into a few issues which he solved with no problems. He was on a mission to give me the help I needed. He went above & beyond what he thought he was supposed to do and the price was extremely fair. I will have no hesitation about hiring Pro Veteran Handyman Services for any future needs. I also will recommend you to my friends. He gets a 10+ rating from me. I am a very happy camper! Judy Johnson
Pro Veteran Home InspectionsPro Veteran Home Inspections
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