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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.

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.

Reviews for New Smyrna Beach handymen
Al C.
Mike was the 1st handyman to reply. He explained his cost for the work to be done. Once I agreed, he set up an agreeable date and time. He kept informed by either text or phone. Upon arrival, he evaluted the job and turned to. He was quick, kept the work area clean, personable & professional. I would definitely use Mike again for other jobs.
Mike the HandymanMike the Handyman
George did a great job. He assembled and installed to fans. Hung a shelf and moved a motion sensor light. He works efficiently. He starts to work as soon as he got here and does not stop until he finishes. I am writing that because I have had a lot of handyman charging you by the time, and they start talking about there personal life in r political views and charging you for that time. He is extremely nice and professional. I just recommended him to another job for a friend.
Advanced Electric & Home RepairAdvanced Electric & Home Repair
Susan C.
Tod did a great job installing curtain rods, a Dyson vacuum dock on the wall and attaching my new adjustable bed frame to my headboard. Very pleasant and professional. It took 3 hours and I paid him his hourly rate of $50/hour. Based on that job, I offered him another job installing bedroom closet doors. He did research for me and sent me some photos and told me the cost of the doors. I asked him for an estimate for labor but he never gave me one. This was mostly done via text on our cells, not through this app. The night before he was to come, he texted me and I asked again for the estimate and he said it would be $400 plus the cost for the doors and supplies. I would be meeting him at Home Depot and paying directly for supplies. I asked how many hours that would be and he said it would take all day. I couldn’t imagine a door installation taking 8 hours as he charges $50/hour on this app. He texted it wasn’t a simple job like installing drapery rods and said it wasn’t worth it to do the door installation and canceled at 9:40 pm. I’m a senior and living on a fixed income. I feel if you advertise handyman services at $50/hour that if a job takes 4 hours, that’s $200. His time would start once I met him at the store to get the doors. That only seems fair. But I guess he felt it ok to price a closet door installation as a job to make more money and not by his advertised hourly rate to do the job. That’s disappointing because I really liked the work he did for me on the first job and was looking forward to working with him again. Either way, he did a wonderful job installing the drapery rods, vacuum dock and bed frame attachment and I wish him well!
Eastside Property Maintenance LLCEastside Property Maintenance LLC
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