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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.

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.

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 Kissimmee handymen
Kimberly T.
I would recommend this handyman company. The handyman performed quality work at a great price!
First ClassFirst Class
Weixin f.
it is really hard to find that responsiveness handyman in Disney area
WM3 Repairs & InstallationWM3 Repairs & Installation
Ronald R.
The handyman was on time and got the work done quickly and properly!
Kabrit Repair ServicesKabrit Repair Services
Joshua D.
Excellent handyman, his quality of work was great and i highly recommended him
Wright A WayWright A Way
Dean D.
Quick and responsive. Finding a trustworthy handyman isn’t easy. I’d recommend them to anyone who is looking for reliability!
All kind Property Services LLCAll kind Property Services LLC
Allison C.
Great work done and very friendly service as well! Will definitely be hiring again whenever we need a handyman! Thank you!!
S.C.HOBBIES HANDYMANS.C.HOBBIES HANDYMAN
Hope P.
Wow! We have found our lifetime handyman. He was on time, knowledgeable, and friendly. We are definitely hiring him soon!
De Bellis handymanDe Bellis handyman
Michael M.
He is prompt, professional, knowledgeable and hard-working. I would highly recommend him to anyone and will definitely hire him again for any handyman job.
Honestly Handy LLCHonestly Handy LLC
Chad M.
Adri is awesome! He is very professional and his work is outstanding. I would highly recommend Adri for any of your handyman needs! Thank you Adri!
Honestly Handy LLCHonestly Handy LLC
Tiffany R.
We found our handyman for life! Gerson is very talented, professional and does exceptionally beautiful work. I highly recommend him and will call him for anything else we need.
De Bellis handymanDe Bellis handyman
Michael b.
This is one the best n honest handyman you will find .me n my mom was very very satisfied with his work n we will recommend him him to all our friends
First ClassFirst Class
Ernest G.
Jovanny was on time, did a great job and was easy to work with! If a friend or a family member ask me for a real good handyman, there is only one name I would give; Jovanny! I will use him again!
JEG Handyman ServicesJEG Handyman Services
Becky S.
Nelson is like a gold find! It’s hard to find a handyman who treats you fair and square. The price was spot on, and he is knowledgeable and courteous as well! We are sharing his contact info with all our neighbors!
Nelson & Nelson Home Remodeling LLCNelson & Nelson Home Remodeling LLC
Rosana M.
I contacted the professional De Bellis Handyman, whom promptly responded to me. He sent a quote with a fair price, finished the job within the deadline, clean and very well done, will certainly hire again for new jobs and recommend to friends
De Bellis handymanDe Bellis handyman
Allison C.
Jose was amazing! Would recommend to everyone! He was able to come the same day as we talked on thumbtack, and finished so many jobs in only 2 days! Extremely reasonably priced as well, especially for the quality of work. Will definitely keep him as our go to handyman for everything for our rentals and personal home! Thanks Jose!!
JAAG Services LLCJAAG Services LLC
Adam G.
The hustle man came through when I needed it. I have a few vacation rentals near Disney and will be using him going forward when I need a handyman. Andre was able to go over, check out the issue, go to Home Depot and then come back and fix the problem all at a reasonable cost. I would recommend.
Hustleman HandymanHustleman Handyman
MICAH T.
Our complex job involved intricate plumbing. He had to redo plumbing for our kitchen sink and 2 bathroom sinks. He also installed the faucets for all three. He would not leave our job site unless it was done correctly. Checked and checked for leaks multiple times. Recommend him for any job that you may need a hand with. Wife and I already asked him about our next project that's on our list. Feels good to finally have a quality handyman that performs quality work for affordable prices!
JERRY HOME REPAIRS LLCJERRY HOME REPAIRS LLC
Andy B.
This review is based on my recent experience on shower door install. I will start belt adding, this is my second time trying to get door installed. We originally had someone renovate shower due to recent water damage. It was affordable, but work was not up to standard. First repairman broke door on install, so we decided to hire someone with more experience. I submitted request for someone to install shower door who had experience with the specific one we bought. I posted photo as seen here of current state of shower and the install instruction booklet. Do It All responded saying they had installed these doors before and had all tools necessary. They attempted a few times to come out to assess for a quote, but continued to have to cancel. Eventually, they quoted based on their experience in past. We set up day of install and time. I was told that it would be the brother in law as lead carpenter and he had installed hundred of doors and was very capable. He arrived about 2 hours late on day. Ritchie was the brother in law and he was a very nice guy; unfortunately, he did not live up to the experience level stated. I attempted to give him the instruction booklet when he arrived, and he laughed as if he didn’t need it. I figured he knew what he was doing. He stated it would be a quick job. Once he started, he let me know the walls at top and bottom were an added 3/8 off of the normal 1/4 to plumb. He said he would correct with an added rubber piece. Again, I thought he knew what he was doing. After 4 hours, I had to leave for work, as originally stated in my schedule request. So, they had to schedule a 2nd date to return. Again, arrival was late. He spent another 4 hours and still didn’t complete the install. I had to go to work, again as was stated on the original scheduling of appt. So, now the agreement was for him to return on Sunday, my day off, so he could complete. Arrived late again, but with coffee and donuts as a kind gesture. Like I said before, he is a very nice guy. Now another couple of hours and he says he is done. I go to look at door, and it isn’t in the tracks. Seen in photos. He then proceeds to tell me it is a manufacturing defect and that he followed instructions. I argued about it being Sunday now and not being able to reach door company. He said he would talk to his boss. I was able to google how to install door and in 5 min, saw the issue was that he had installed top bracket in the wrong place. He set it on top of outer strip as seen in photo, not as documented in instruction booklet. I let him know the issue, he left to get more tools to fix, and more hours later, he said it was finished. See photos for now finished product with more visible holes in wall, a front strip that is now too short, and a nick in shower tile. I still paid for the work because they did complete the install; unfortunately there is no way I can use the shower though as it is installed. We have decided now, to uninstall entire door, take it back for refund, and start again from scratch whole shower renovation. We will not use handyman services for jobs anymore. They are not worth the headache and loss of money for bad work.
Do It All Handyman ServicesDo It All Handyman Services
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