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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 Fort Lauderdale handymen
Charles D.
Great handyman
Jacqueline I.
Janet was great, Gilbert handyman Professional. The 2 previous handyman from her were unprofessional and was not prepared for the job
A&J anderson service’s LLCA&J anderson service’s LLC
Shalin M.
Very skilled handyman.
Orlando's Handyman ServicesOrlando's Handyman Services
Jared W.
Great handyman. Quick, affordable and trusted!
Handyman SerhiiHandyman Serhii
Kevin S.
Excellent quality and professional handyman service.
Vicki C.
This handyman never showed up, never called again with an explanation.
Megapolis constructionMegapolis construction
Anthony T.
Best handyman and best prices with good quick work DON'T THINK TWICE
Mendoza RemodelingMendoza Remodeling
Dennis W.
Jason was very knowledgeable in handyman skills and was very detailed about putting up new rollershade in Masterbed and reinstalling the rest of the blinds for the Condo. I would hire him for any other Handyman work that needed to be done. Dennis M Wildenberg
Jason ShultzJason Shultz
Azalea G.
Excellent service and would definitely recommend to anyone needing a handyman. Mr Bryan was wonderful!!
RPM Property CareRPM Property Care
Adrian A.
Orlando is an amazing handyman that knows what he’s doing ! I recommend him 100% to anyone
Orlando's Handyman ServicesOrlando's Handyman Services
Sharon W.
Very pleased with the job he did for me. I’ve noted that he will be my go to handyman for future projects
Konstantin handymanKonstantin handyman
T Patrick C.
I highly recommend Martin to anyone seeking handyman services. An honest individual who does excellent work.
Martin MendezMartin Mendez
Tiia W.
Im extremely happy with all different kind of work Travis did on my properties ! He is just the perfection of a handyman !!
Spalding's Property MaintenanceSpalding's Property Maintenance
Joe C.
Martin did a fine job. I look forward to hiring him again for handyman jobs around my house.
Martin MendezMartin Mendez
Roshanda P.
Excellent work! The company responded very quickly and I was able to make an appointment for the next day. Arash was my handyman; and he was very courteous, respectful and professional. He did an excellent job of mounting the TV on the wall just how I wanted. I will definitely use FixTman for any other handyman jobs needed in the future.
FixTman LLC. (Florida)FixTman LLC. (Florida)
Lila G.
Not only expertise, but dedication to complete the job timely. I feel I have found a permanent source for a handyman. Very impressed.
Steve C.
Highly recommended Orlando is my man ( handyman) , professional, efficient, experience and fair price , will use him again on next jobs.
Orlando's Handyman ServicesOrlando's Handyman Services
Susan K.
Fantastic handyman. Punctual, friendly, through and cleaned up. I highly recommend and will call Anthony again for any future jobs.
Anthony - TVs, Pictures, Mirror Hanging ExpertAnthony - TVs, Pictures, Mirror Hanging Expert
Stephanie H.
Konstantin did electrical work at our home. He is extremely reliable, efficient, prompt & responsive. Glad to find him as a handyman!
Konstantin handymanKonstantin handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Ramon, was wonderful to work with. We will definitely use him for all our handyman needs. He was punctual, pleasant and professional. Highly recommend!
RC Handy Services Inc.RC Handy Services Inc.
Stanton K.
I was looking for a dependable handyman who did excellent work and I found him in Berdy! Quality craftsmanship! Highly recommend him!
Cheryl A.
Handyman just blows you off. Apparently doesnt need work. Perhaps shouldn't respond to people that need help. Ridiculous to me.
LCJ ContractorsLCJ Contractors
Alana S.
Dereck was responsive and punctual. He completed my project quickly and his price was fair. I would definitely recommend him for handyman work.
Dereck OrtizDereck Ortiz
E M.
L&J does a great job and works efficiently. I am a repeat customer and will continue to use them to help me with my handyman work!
L&J home improvement services LlcL&J home improvement services Llc
Ron M.
THE BEST handyman you will find! Excellent work, well done , responsive, can’t thank you enough. There is a reason you have 5 stars on your reviews.
Markevia Home Repairs ⚒️Markevia Home Repairs ⚒️
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