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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 Largo handymen
Tiger N.
Thomas is an excellent handyman whom we will use on future projects.
Baltimore Controls LLCBaltimore Controls LLC
Derrick G.
I highly recommend this company. The handyman was extremely professional. I plan to use this company again.
Quarterdeck Enterprises Inc.Quarterdeck Enterprises Inc.
Vicki B.
Yahdiel Is a great handyman. He was quick and the jobs turned out great. Definitely recommend and he is now our go to guy!!
Y & G Handyman Services LLCY & G Handyman Services LLC
Jennifer B.
What a great experience, and what a beautiful result! We needed a full mailbox replacement, post included. Our handyman was knowledgable, efficient, friendly and courteous. We would definitely use this company again!
Skymind Construction Corp.Skymind Construction Corp.
Christopher V.
Luc did a wonderful job on our home project. Everything was done as l asked, to my satisfaction and in a timely manner. He will be returning in the future for other home projects. Would highly recommend to anyone in need of a professional handyman, thank you.,
Cuervo Home Solutions, LLCCuervo Home Solutions, LLC
Ronda S.
Chris does excellent work. I hired him to fix my fence and his prices are reasonable. He showed up exactly when he said he would. I will be turning to him for all the projects that I need a handyman to do.
Friendly Handyman's ServiceFriendly Handyman's Service
Jamie M.
I don’t even know what to say, I’ve never, ever, ever experienced such an unprofessional, unorganized and rude handyman in my life. If I could give zero stars I would, there’s just way too many things to even post here about what happened. All I can say is RUN… DO NOT HIRE!
Eubank Super Services, Inc.Eubank Super Services, Inc.
Yvonne L.
Jacob and David came out and did multiple jobs at my new place. They did all of my current to-do's within a few hours. They were a pleasure to do business with, very personable and comfortable to have in my home, not all stuffy. They got down to business and explained things as they went along. Will have them back for other handyman jobs that will need to be done for sure. THANK YOU!! I am very happy I found you.
Sky homes solutions llcSky homes solutions llc
David C.
My wife and I needed a handyman in the worst way. We had just moved and to top it off I just had hernia surgery. We needed someone who could help us. Wade came to the rescue. He installed our heavy fireplace and hung the TV in the living room. He also did a bunch of smaller jobs. My wife was very pleased. I was relieved and happy. Thanks, Wade, you are awesome!
Wade Phillips Professional Home ServicesWade Phillips Professional Home Services
Fanta T.
If I could I would've chose all 5 qualities for this man. He arrived earlier and even messeged me if he was able to. Did his work clean and efficiently. He was easy going and knew what work he was going to have to do. He handled the job in the best way he saw fit. He is fair priced and am using him again and also recommending hi. to my friends and family if they need so.e handyman work done. Thank you Paul!!
Palmers Handyman/Paint ProsPalmers Handyman/Paint Pros
Kimberlee R.
DO NOT USE THIS HANDYMAN!!!!! Solomon cut a porch rug 5 inches to short it wasn't even cut evenly, and put rug pad upside down. (rug cost $219.) He put together 2 bar stools (cost $189 each) one piece said in plain sight this side down, he installed it up. When I told him he said it didn't matter. He put a waterfountain (cost $429) he left at 5pm and said water will take minutes to come out. It came out in the back, he put it on backwards. When I texted him he said he would fix the next day, never heard from him. He put a shelf on 1 foot too high. The only thing he did right was hang 2 small mirrors in bathroom and 1 bathroom door reinstalled. He dissapeared for 30 minutes. This took him 6 hours. He charged me for the 30min. He was gone and $1. For each nail. My bill was $376. He never even said he was sorry for his mistakes. If he couldn't do the work correctly he should have been professional enough to tell me. Now when I try to contact him for 2 days he responds unavailable. Solomon you should be ashamed of yourself for taking advantage of an older woman.
Skymind Construction Corp.Skymind Construction Corp.
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