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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 North Lauderdale handymen
Max L.
Very good handyman show up on time do excellent work
HandyMikeHandyMike
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.
LaMonte C.
59 Handy is a great service. Handyman Oscar was professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful and have already booked him for next week!
59 Handy, Inc.59 Handy, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Mark is a knowledgable, skilled handyman with prompt service. Exactly as we needed. We will absolutely use him again! Thanks Mark!
FIXMARKFIXMARK
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
Georgiana S.
The handyman was on time , very professional and did a quality job. I am very happy with the work he did. Will definitely use him again.
59 Handy, Inc.59 Handy, Inc.
John C.
Ericson and Clara were amazing. Very professional, friendly, affordable and worked quickly. I will definitely hire them again for any of my handyman needs.
C & E RemodelingC & E Remodeling
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.
ATI LLCATI LLC
Duane W.
Daniel figured out the issue, repaired it, and when I arrived he was done! Prompt, timely, and courteous. You can't ask for anything more. I 've got a new handyman!
WA Residential Repair & WoodworkWA Residential Repair & Woodwork
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 PerdomoYanko Perdomo
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.
ATI LLCATI LLC
Jay P.
We have hired FIXMARK twice now and will continue to do so in the future. He does excellent repair work, responds to communication, and is reliable and punctual. That's very unusual to find in a handyman these days. Highly recommended.
FIXMARKFIXMARK
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 AssemblyHandCAMI AssemblyHand
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
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
Deb D.
Tom went above and beyond our expectations! It’s always an “extra” when a service person is friendly, conscientious, and enjoys what they’re doing. We will definitely be calling him again, he was great! I mentioned something I was going to call him again for and he ran out to his truck and fixed the problem then and there! I would definitely recommend King’s Handyman!
King’s HandymanKing’s Handyman
Michael C.
Guy is awesome. He was prompt to get back to me, came over fast, and did a wide variety of work. Tile work, plumbing, carpentry, grouting, spackling, you name it he could do it. What really makes a good handyman is not just being good with his hands but also smart. Guy figured out some tricky solutions. Will always use him from now on.
My Handyman Service & Renovation LLCMy Handyman Service & Renovation LLC
Al A.
Mark was amazing. From the start it was very easy to communicate and coordinate with him. He came exactly at the time he said and did what what was agreed. He was very professional and did an amazing job. Not sure about anyone else but it's close to impossible to find a great handyman in south Florida. Mark is the guy. He exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
FIXMARKFIXMARK
Ramika M.
If I could choose all 5 adjectives I would. Jason was punctual and did an amazing job. He made sure that I got the most out of his time and the money spent and even offered to come back to finish a job that I asked him about at the last minute! Talk about customer satisfaction? I definitely would recommend Jason for your handyman needs. Thank you Jason!
TIP-TOP  SERVICES / JasonTIP-TOP SERVICES / Jason
Raymond G.
Berdy of B-HAN-D is indeed handy. He demonstrated exceptional good communication and handyman skills. He was easy to contact through Thumbtack, answered all messages promptly, committed to the task, kept his word, was on time, and very honest about costs. Most importantly, he fixed it after two others failed to understand the problem and lacked the craftsmanship needed to get the job done. He is my go-to guy now for home repairs.
B-HAN-DB-HAN-D
Claudia B.
DO NOT HIRE!!! The worst service. Was suppose to install a bathroom vanity and faucet. The handyman they sent did not know what he was doing. It took him 8 hours to do a 2-3 hour job. Couldn’t speak English. Faucet was left leaking, they did not patch or paint the walls of what they removed, took our broom and razor blades they borrowed and now we can use our bathroom for 3 days because they can’t come fix it for 3 days. Unbelievable!!!!
59 Handy, Inc.59 Handy, Inc.
Rebecca T.
Wow! Dennis is absolutely the best handyman ever! When I first contacted him, I had what I thought to be maybe a half a day's work but by the date of my appointment I thought I had more than a full days work, but Dennis completed every single thing on the list plus a couple of other things I came up with while I was showing him around. He did everything perfectly and professionally and he even cleaned up after himself!
Denis Handyman ServicesDenis Handyman Services
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