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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 Jacksonville handymen
Devron G.
Rick is a great handyman! I will definitely hire him again for his service!
Affordable Home Services, LLCAffordable Home Services, LLC
Carson C.
Excellent!!! Would highly recommend Footman Handyman Services to anyone in need of a reliable and skilled craftsman.
Footman Handyman Services LLCFootman Handyman Services LLC
Michelle L.
Highly recommend! I have found my new handyman in Jacksonville. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Very responsive, affordable and professional!
Fixable LLCFixable LLC
Cynthia D.
He was so amazing, finished the job very quickly. Will be using his service everytime I need a handyman.
Shemeaka C.
This handyman is reliable and gets the job done on schedule. He is also very flexible, personable, and all together helpful!
On-Demand Handyman & Painting Services LLCOn-Demand Handyman & Painting Services LLC
Alex G.
Keith was wonderful. He was responsive and professional. I highly recommend him and will use him with more handyman services again.
Laine ServicesLaine Services
Ted L.
Steve was exceptional! Got the job done quickly at a reasonable cost, and was very professional and courteous! I will most definitely be my go-to handyman moving forward!
Alexa G.
Mike was responsive, efficient yet meticulous, and willing to do whatever it took to get the job done correctly. If you need a handyman, Mike comes highly recommended!
Brannon ServiceBrannon Service
Hampton R.
I would highly recommend this company. Courteous and they know their stuff. I will be sharing this company with my friends and neighbors who need a handyman. These guys do it all!
EA pro service corpEA pro service corp
Monica D.
Would highly recommend JR handyman. They did a great job installing my kitchen cabinet handles. They do all types of work for your home including landscaping.
JR Handy ManJR Handy Man
Lori H.
I had never hired a handyman before but I had a great experience and I will hire him anytime I need something done around my house again.
Bobbyrief - Handyman ServicesBobbyrief - Handyman Services
Latasha D.
He is definitely my go to handyman. I love the fact that he takes so much pride in his work and he is a perfectionist! He goes above and beyond! Highly recommended
Xecutor LLCXecutor LLC
Austin G.
Fred was great. High quality of work. A trustworthy individual and he gets the jobs done quickly Highly recommend Fred as a great handyman . Did many things for me from. Shelving to tvs and more
Fast Freddy (The Handyman That Cares)Fast Freddy (The Handyman That Cares)
Ricardo U.
Bobby is a correct man, ver profesional, intelligent and decided to accomplish the difficult task, as it was the tough hinges of the oven door. I am very grateful and will call him for handyman tasks in every case. R. Unda
Bobbyrief - Handyman ServicesBobbyrief - Handyman Services
Kyle A.
An Excellent Experience work with Professional Handyman And Turnkey Services LLC. They responded to my inquiry right away and went above an beyond in explaining the repairs and fees to myself and calming down the tenants. I will definitely be using them again. Thank you, Kyle
Professional Handyman And Turnkey Services LLCProfessional Handyman And Turnkey Services LLC
Robert P.
Very pleased with the work Rick performed. He communicated well from start to finish, was punctual, very reasonably priced and did a great job installing my ceiling fan. I will be calling him again for any handyman services I need.
Affordable Home Services, LLCAffordable Home Services, LLC
Jacob W.
Absolutely fantastic experience. The team was friendly with my family, patient, experienced, and went the extra mile to make sure everything was taken care of before leaving. EA Pro Service is my new go-to choice when needing a handyman in a pinch. Highly recommended.
EA pro service corpEA pro service corp
Cy S.
Jason was a very skilled handyman. He did multiple tasks at my house including fixing a disposal, trouble shooting a leaking a/c, hung blinds, etc. He communicated well as needed and I felt comfortable having him in my house. I recommend this team.
On-Demand Handyman & Painting Services LLCOn-Demand Handyman & Painting Services LLC
Ajada B.
Gorden reached out to me first after seeing my search for a handyman to hang some outdoor lights. He’s very responsive, professional and affordable, plus he came the very same day. I’ll definitely be hiring him again for jobs around my house!
Gorden's Home and Appliance Repair LLCGorden's Home and Appliance Repair LLC
Jenesse B.
I am soooo in love with my curtains and the way they were hung up. I couldn’t find anyone else to hang them and Mr.Fixable LLC came to help me. He’s very professional and knowledge and I’m happy to say I have a new handyman. Thank you soo much!!!!
Fixable LLCFixable LLC
Jahmel W.
My husband and I were thoroughly impressed with the job JJ&J Services did for us. We already have a list of new projects that we would like completed in the near future. The owner is professional, meticulous and very punctual. We would not recommend anyone else for our handyman needs around the house.
JJ&J ServicesJJ&J Services
Katrina M.
This is a great business. Handyman on Demand showed up exactly on time, he had all needed equipment, and he was prepared to work. He was very neat in appearance as well as each work space he transferred to. This young man is definitely one to hire for a professionally preformed job. I will be using him for any project I'm unable to tackle myself.
On-Demand Handyman & Painting Services LLCOn-Demand Handyman & Painting Services LLC
Shannan D.
Bobbyrief - Handyman Services reached out to my project request and was able to schedule me the next day. He arrived on time, ready to investigate and completed the repairs in a reasonable amount of time. Pricing is straight-forward and affordable. He seems very knowledgeable about home repairs and I look forward to knocking out my to-do list.
Bobbyrief - Handyman ServicesBobbyrief - Handyman Services
Jeanne B.
Being a new resident to Jacksonville, I didn’t know who to call for a small, nasty job of removing a laundry room floor. Handyman was first to respond, available the very next day, and was prepared to do exactly what he was hired to do. He also painted. He was efficient in his work and proficient in skill. I’m grateful. I have other jobs for him next week. :)
Nina K.
Replacement for upgrade to combination door locks, replaced more complicated upgraded kitchen drawer hardware, removed ceiling fan and excellent advice on fan manufacturer warranty options to include sending me Internet addresses to pursue warranty and cost effective replacements. Saw a previous review that said deserves 10 stars, wholeheartedly agree! Above and beyond for sure. Punctual, courteous, cleans project sites. Found myself a go to handyman! Thank you thumbtack and Robert!
Bobbyrief - Handyman ServicesBobbyrief - Handyman Services
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