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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 Delray Beach handymen
Diand B.
He is will forever be my go to handyman!
Jack of all trades “some assembly required”Jack of all trades “some assembly required”
Jamie l.
Great work, will definitely use Gabor for handyman needs in the future!
Lux handy servicesLux handy services
Danny S.
One of the best handyman ever hired, very straight forward
A2Z unlimited handyman servicesA2Z unlimited handyman services
Peter F.
Excellent! Great workmanship! Professional! Got the job done -- he is my new handyman/contractor!
Marmorine CorporationMarmorine Corporation
Margaret B.
My Handyman was on time & did a good joy. I would have him come back nest time I need help.
Mr Handyman Serving South Palm BeachMr Handyman Serving South Palm Beach
Thumbtack Customer
Josh was great! He was flexible, prompt, professional, and a pleasure to work with. I'll be calling him for all of my handyman needs! 5 stars all the way.
Pono ServicesPono Services
Liz M.
I would highly recommend Rick to anyone needing an exceptionally good handyman. He has loads of experience and can fix just about anything!
Rick Ricketts HandymanRick Ricketts Handyman
Rami B.
Konstantin did an awesome job fixing a bunch of little things around the house including caulking and grout repairs. Highly recommend him as a handyman! A+ job thank you again!
Konstantin handymanKonstantin handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Jon Van performed excellent job for us. He is very knowledgeable and does high quality work. Yes, definitely recommend Jon for any of your handyman needs. Buzz P
Sitellight Landscape LightingSitellight Landscape Lighting
Kathleen S.
All handyman maintained great communication . He was on time ,came prepared and completed the work within a few hours ; he also gave a detailed of what he did and I am very satisfied
All Handy LLCAll Handy LLC
Samantha s.
Amazing work!! Came on New Year’s Day and now has become my families go to handyman! His work is amazing and character even better. If you need something done, he is the guy to go to!
1k Handyman Services1k Handyman Services
Christine G.
JR installed a cellular shade and curtain rod for me. Even though this was a very small job he was willing to do it. He did a great job. Would look to hire him again if I need a handyman in the future.
JR  Smart HomeJR Smart Home
Sari V.
He did a ton of work from hanging tvs, pictures, shelves to installing a water filter system under my sink. He did everything very quickly and did it perfect. Best handyman I have ever used.
Megapolis constructionMegapolis construction
Greg U.
WOW I have a fixer upper house and was working on install of my rebuilt closet! It was actually a repair as I had hired 59 handy man and they screwed up the project! Megapolis fixed that and did other projects and I now have them as my handyman!
Megapolis constructionMegapolis construction
Misty W.
From start to finish Peter was amazing! He was so professional and took his time to make sure each task was perfectly done. He is a true professional. It was the best experience I’ve ever had with a handyman/home maintenance service. I highly recommend him to all. 5 stars!
Ability Home MaintenanceAbility Home Maintenance
Tone N.
Vin's Handyman Service was terrific. We have property out of state and sometimes getting repairs done can be a challenge. Vin responded promptly, interfaced directly with our tenant (who is elderly) and completed all of the repairs efficiently, professionally and at a fair price. Thanks Vin for taking care of things for us!
Vin's Remodel and Restoration ServiceVin's Remodel and Restoration Service
Audrey L.
I was very impressed with Thomas' professionalism and the quality of his work. I had 6 items on my list and all were completed to my satisfaction and in record time. I was hesitant about using a Handyman from an online site, but Thomas surpassed my expectations. I would recommend him to anyone, A. Lawrence
Thomas D Construction LLCThomas D Construction LLC
Russ W.
Juan was fantastic. Punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and detail oriented. He helped remedy a poor job from a previous handyman I had used to hang a pretty large floating entertainment unit. Juan was here for 2x the time anticipated, making sure the job was done right. I highly recommend Juan. Thank you!
ALSI PRO LLCALSI PRO LLC
Danielle F.
Juan did a great job helping me install my paintings, mirror, curtains and assembling my fan. I was on the search for a handyman and I came across his profile which came highly recommended. He was super responsive and showed up on time. Super friendly and very professional. I highly recommend his services. Thank you so much , Juan!!
JR  Smart HomeJR Smart Home
Christina m.
Excellent handyman work from Max and his helper - removed old light fixture, installed new light fixture, repaired walls, sealed holes in the AC closet, installed new toilet seat and new door thresholds - all in 2 1/2 hours! Great service and excellent quality work. Iakll. Be hiring Max to paint the interior of my home in a few weeks....I highly recommend Max!
MAX Home Service🔨🔧MAX Home Service🔨🔧
Hy D.
Daddy went above and beyond to be sure everything was completed to make us happy. I’m not sure I’ve ever worked with someone as efficient as him. His work ethics, skills and prices were beyond my expectations. I live in FL part time and in Virginia Beach. I would like for him to come to Virginia to do some work there. I WILL definitely recommend him to everyone I know that gas handyman projects ! A +++++
Dady handymanDady handyman
Captain R.
If you are looking for a top-notch professional handyman to fix or repair most anything around your home you can stop looking now. The best experience I have ever had in finding assistance online. Honest and totally upfront. Focused on accomplishing the objective and not upselling or making a difficult issue more difficult. Excellent communication, prompt, flexible, no hassle get the job done sort of guy. Most comfortable to work with and have around. He is in my contacts and will call him back the next time I need anything. Thanks, Joshua!
Joshua GeorgeJoshua George
Howard C.
Danel was punctual and arrived earlier than the agreed to time. He was more than responsive in that I had contacted him less than an hour before. Daniel worked efficiently and professionally on my toilet install. What really impressed me was that he made an unplanned trip to Home Depot to pick up a tube of silicon that he said he needed to do the job "right". I very much appreciated the extra effort that Daniel made. It is no wonder that Daniel carries a 5-Star rating. I look forward to using Daniel again for all of my required handyman jobs.
Perfect Services (Daniel)Perfect Services (Daniel)
Cliff k.
Jason did a wonderful job installing the safety assist bars in the bathrooms as well as a last minute job of fixing our towel racks in the bathrooms. Here is a summary of Jason's work: 1. he was on-time - 15 mins early (loved the punctuality), 2. He wore a mask and visor (I was very happy he was health and safety compliant as was I and my elderly parents), 3. Jason was courteous and professional to my elderly parents and me, 4. Jason knew exactly how to install the safety assist bars by using the correct drill bits, anchors, etc. The installation was a bit difficult because of the different types of material behind the tile. Jason was able to deduce the problem and solve for it. 5. Jason also handled a last minute request of re-installing and tightening the towel racks. 6. Jason cleaned up after himself and did not leave a mess for me to clean up. 7. the value for the work, time spent, it was a great price that Jason charged. Overall Jason did an excellent job, I am ecstatic about the work and I will be highly recommending him to others. I am also happy about the Thumbtack app. I was leery at first but I know now that I can trust the app for my handyman needs.
TIP-TOP  SERVICES / JasonTIP-TOP SERVICES / Jason
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