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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 North Lauderdale handymen
Dawn M.
An excellent handyman. On time and did the work in a timely manner.
Max L.
Very good handyman show up on time do excellent work
Elizabeth M.
It was okay. The scheduling was confusing. The handyman broke a sprinkler pipe but fixed it- sort of. Otherwise okay.
FL Handyman LLCFL Handyman LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ramon was wonderful. Great job. Very professional. If you need a handyman I highly recommend him!!
RC Handy Services Inc.RC Handy Services Inc.
Cedric L.
Great work will use Barak for all of my future handyman work. No job too big or small!
Barak NewmanBarak Newman
Kerri-Ann E.
Great person, both professionally and personally. I would recommend him for all handyman services, also respectful and reasonable.
A2Z unlimited handyman servicesA2Z unlimited handyman services
I was looking for a handyman that can do a couple things around the house. Juan responded quickly and arrived on time. Will hire again
Handyman 24/7Handyman 24/7
Scott W.
Did a really great job. Got the job done in a timely fashion. Will definitely use him on all handyman needed projects in the future!
FL Handyman LLCFL Handyman LLC
Sandra C.
Great handyman. Great job done. I appreciated the professionalism and that the two things that were needed to be done & driving me crazy Done! Thanks
FL Handyman LLCFL Handyman LLC
Shan M.
The best handyman I have ever used. So professional and so friendly - can’t recommend enough. Will definitely use him again and refer to friends.
Michael's Handyman ServicesMichael's Handyman Services
Tiffany M.
I needed someone to do simple handyman tasks which were to put together a toddler bed and to mount a tv on the wall. Attila was great. He responded quickly and came right away. He did the job super fast, and he is very reasonable with pricing. I am very happy with my experience hiring Attila. This man is knowledgeable in so many things handyman. Hire him! You won't regret it.
Phyllis P.
Ed is a very nice gentleman, he's very knowledgeable on handyman chores, very reasonable, polite, and cleans after himself, I highly recommend this man for all your chores. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Handyman /Credit Cards/Checks/Cash acceptedHandyman /Credit Cards/Checks/Cash accepted
Susan D.
He was an absolute Godsend! He responded to my inquiry right away He was extremely knowledgeable, polite and professional I highly recommend him!! He will be my first call for any handyman needs
Yanko P.Yanko P.
Esther Z.
Excellent in response and service. Professional, pleasant, neat and very conscientious. They really cared to do the best job and were a pleasure to deal with. We will be using them for all our handyman needs and will refer them as well!
S&G ProConstructS&G ProConstruct
Melissa J.
I did appreciate the fast response on the same day for an estimate. Hired on the spot. arrived the next day and completed the job in a most efficient manner. I will definitely hire this company again for my handyman needs.
Mike D.
Mikhal came over to review a small backyard electrical install for us. The same day, he completed the job , and was fairly priced. He was very professional and polite, and clean. I highly recommend “ Mike” for your assorted handyman needs!
Handyman Well DoneHandyman Well Done
Kat L.
This company has helped me a couple of times already, and I'm already planning their next projects! The handyman that helped us was pleasant, honest, and gave great recommendations. The company is quick to respond and schedule projects. We're very happy with the work they've done!
MAX Home Service🔨🔧MAX Home Service🔨🔧
Barbara F.
Finding a professional handyman is typically problematic because of tardiness, missed appointments and lack of regard for the homeowner hiring him or her. Cami Assembly is much better and shows care and attention in his work. I’d hire him again with question. Great work.
CAMI Sounds Good IncCAMI Sounds Good Inc
Kaisha M.
*Floating Wall unit assembled and installed, 75inch TV mounted* My husband and I are extremely pleased with the work completed by Tim of Maxx Home service! Tim was very prompt, polite, professional & knowledgeable. We will definitely be using their service for all of our future "handyman" needs.
MAX Home Service🔨🔧MAX Home Service🔨🔧
Penny Z.
I have hired Vince four times so far. He is an amazing handyman I ever had. He’s very responsible, putting effort to help his customers, and always on time. You won’t regret to let him take care of your house. Highly recommended.
USA Custom Finishes Corp.USA Custom Finishes Corp.
Sajena J.
Mike and team did an awesome job with several projects in my home! They were very through and took their time to do the projects right. I appreciate them helping me get settled into my new home!!!! I would highly recommend Mike to those looking for a reliable handyman!
FL Handyman LLCFL Handyman LLC
Carlos F.
Jossian is a true handyman. He came to my place ready to fix any problem. I hired him to fix a plumbing issue, do a small construction project and some electrical things and he delivered everything perfectly. He doesn’t cut corners and takes the time to do the things right.
Jossian service’sJossian service’s
Jim R.
Excellent. It was a breath of fresh air to work with a handyman in South Florida who took pride in doing what he says he is going to do. Courteous, professional, quality work, and on-time makes this experience 5 star for me. I will contact Jordy for our future needs. Thank you Jordy.
Beau C.
Hands-down, Project Done Handyman (Farlen) provides one of best home professional service experiences! We couldn't be happier to rate as excellent & highly recommend! From the start, Farlen was a personable, conscientious professional with a servant's heart. He was able to accommodate our last minute paint job within 24 hours & made us feel as if it we were very important. On the day of the job, Farlen & assistant Peter arrived approximately 30 minutes early, neat, clean and prepared to work. The finished job was exceptional and completed within the allotted 2 hours scheduled. As an added bonus, they kept the areas tidy while working & afterwards cleaned up so no one could tell they had been there! We are overly pleased and impressed with Project Done Handyman & have already scheduled additional projects & paint jobs!
Project Done Handyman L.L.CProject Done Handyman L.L.C
Michelle A.
We’ve had Martin come to our home a few times already with multiple different projects. Repaired a hole in our garage ceiling, a wall repair; several frames and mirror and curtains hung throughout the home and everything was done beautifully! We highly recommend and very happy we found a reliable, responsive and skilled handyman! Will continue using him for future projects. A++
Martin MendezMartin Mendez
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