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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

The national average fixed rate for handyman jobs ranges from $120-$175. Hourly rates for a handyman can average $50-$100 per hour. 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.

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.

Reviews for Port Saint Lucie handymen
Candy D.
Randy is an incredible handyman. He was efficient, timely, neat, and personable. He finished my job with precision. I will hire him again! He is the right one for the job, big or small!
DOLA Home ServicesDOLA Home Services
Louis C.
I found my new go to Handyman! Clint did an amazing job installing attic stairs in my garage at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend his services.
Dynamic Construction Services, LLCDynamic Construction Services, LLC
Steph L.
Very nice and informative person to deal with. Timely, precise, clean, neat, know exactly what they're doing, would highly recommend this handyman aka Tech guru! The job was completed within a good timeframe.
Handy Man and Tech GuruHandy Man and Tech Guru
Ashley R.
I felt extremely confident and most importantly comfortable upon his arrival, he was very knowledgeable and did everything I needed and more. Thank you! I think I found my new Handyman :)!
AG Home ImprovementAG Home Improvement
Al R.
After months of no show no call handymen, I finally found Action Handyman Services. Fair Pricing, Quality Work, and above all else, shows up to work. I would recommend this company to anyone in need of painting or handymen services!
Action Painting & Handyman Services LLC.Action Painting & Handyman Services LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Luke came to my parent's place and took care of a year long leak with the outside living space. He was punctual and knew what he was doing. Great handyman and would highly-recommend him to others who need his services.
MODTEK ROOFING INCMODTEK ROOFING INC
Stephen B.
A very positive experience from Roberto. Very fast response, and he completed the work the very same day I spoke to him. The best experience I have had with a handyman. He repaired my fences and saved me thousands of dollars repairing rather than replacing my fences. I would highly recommend him.
Fix It Or Replace ItFix It Or Replace It
Mr V.
Great service, Roberto was perfect for the job. He mounted my 70” TV on the wall in record time. Roberto did not rush to get the job done and took his time to make sure the measurements were great and even cleaned up after himself just like it was his home. Overall great handyman and is perfect for anything you need done. I will definitely use his service again in the future.
Fix It Or Replace ItFix It Or Replace It
Joseph V.
I looked for a Handyman on line and found Anthony. His reviews were excellent so I hired him to do some work at my house. He came on a Sunday which was perfect for me. Did the work in a very timely manner. Was personable, professional and experienced. He completed the job on time and the cost for doing the work was VERY REASONABLE. He is on my list for any future job that I may have. I will hire him again in a heartbeat.
AG Home ImprovementAG Home Improvement
Jennifer l.
Roberto is the go-to handyman. He is on-the-spot with expert recommendations. Very particular, methodical, professional and tidy! He does his homework about the materials he is using and he gives great advice. He even does further research above and beyond the call of duty. He totally fixed up a problem left behind by an incomplete window project. I wish everyone were so meticulous with their work. I am hoping we can have Roberto help us out with many other jobs! Will hire again, without doubt.
Fix It Or Replace ItFix It Or Replace It
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