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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 Saint Petersburg handymen
Ravon T.
I highly recommend David as a handyman.
LusitanohomerepairLusitanohomerepair
Veronica D.
Excellent.I'm so happy to have him as my new handyman!
G Force InnovationsG Force Innovations
Claire L.
Guzman handyman responded right away...very punctual and professional. He did an excellent job assembling my cabinets and nightstand and his price was very fair. He will definitely be my new handyman for all my projects.
Guzman Handiman LLCGuzman Handiman LLC
Stacey K.
Great I recommend Dennis Morgan for any handyman job or hauling svc👍👍👍👍👍👍
Dennis Handyman Services and junk removal llcDennis Handyman Services and junk removal llc
Shannon H.
Great handyman and and very prompt. Willing to tackle any projects around the house
Decker Bros. Handyman ServiceDecker Bros. Handyman Service
Tom P.
Jeff did a great job. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman
Jeff MillerJeff Miller
Candice B.
Did a great job replacing the bathroom faucet. Planning on hiring him for other repairs. Great handyman.
Yahdiel HandymanYahdiel Handyman
Sean O.
He was quick to respond, very very reasonable. Very polite. Would recommend to anyone who needs a great handyman.
john rudy handyman services llcjohn rudy handyman services llc
Zak W.
Marcos was great, professional, knowledgeable, and hard-working. Would hire him again in a second. Handyman like him hard to find.
MMM HANDYMAN LLCMMM HANDYMAN LLC
Derek M.
Miles was punctual, professional and knew exactly how to handle our project. I will be using him again in the future for all handyman tasks. Thank you!
Miles FlickMiles Flick
Linda G.
We are very happy with the professional job St Pete Handyman did. Very reasonable cost. We will absolutely use again. Thank you for a great job.
St Pete HandymanSt Pete Handyman
Jennifer K.
Needed some last minute exterior window framing repairs on our 1920s bungalow. Came over promptly, prepared and ready to work! Will be our “go to” handyman in the future!
Palmers Handyman/Paint ProsPalmers Handyman/Paint Pros
Kim C.
Uly was great. Very friendly and paid attention to the details such as walls being different heights. Also, the only handyman service that was available on the weekend. Thank you. Highly recommend.
Baez Electric & HandymanBaez Electric & Handyman
Tristan O.
Anthony is amazing. Is as good of a person as he is a "handyman" and that is saying something. Everything I asked him to do, and it was a lot, was done right, with care, and attention to detail. I highly recommend him!
Big Dreams Management & Handyman ServicesBig Dreams Management & Handyman Services
Danielle T.
Wade did an excellent job installing a new interior door, changing out some knobs & changing a light fixture. I’ll definitely be using him for all of my handyman needs!
Wade Phillips Professional Home ServicesWade Phillips Professional Home Services
Massiel D.
Less than 24 hours after creating a thumbtack account I had all of my handyman projects taken care of. Thank you Jacob for the quick response and the quality work.
Sky homes solutions llcSky homes solutions llc
Rachael A.
I highly recommend Figueroa Handyman! Hobed was communicative, bud the job quickly, and took care of the work the next day. He explained everything throughly and was honest from start to finish. Thank you!
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Joseph B.
Eric is our regular handyman. He hung a medicine cabinet, hung a mirror, fixed holes in our walls from a previous renters TV mount, fixed a fence gate and as usual did excellent work.
Havenly RenovationsHavenly Renovations
Jeordan L.
Excellent work. Jose put up a few paintings and mirrors for us and he took care of a few handyman tasks around the house. He was professional, meticulous and a pleasure to work with. We will hire him again.
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Ken F.
Chris is a very reliable handyman who did an installation on a short notice with excellent craftsmanship and very reasonable price. Defintely will do more business with him and highly recommended for others. Ken from St Petersburg,FL
CLB Renovations  and Handyman ServicesCLB Renovations and Handyman Services
Karen m.
Jamie was attentive to my request even though I was delayed in responding. His work was thorough and exactly what I requested. I would not hesitate to call absolute handyman again when I need work done.
Absolute Home Services Group, Inc.Absolute Home Services Group, Inc.
Deborah H.
Yahdiel was very pleasant and professional. He quickly responded to my ad and was prompt and on time. His work was amazing and his service was excellent! I would recommend him to all my family and friends who needs a handyman.
Yahdiel HandymanYahdiel Handyman
Nathalie J.
Ricardo is super efficient, Professional and really good at what he does. Great handy men are hard to come by and I’m glad I came across him as my client I’m looking for a handyman often for my clients.
Rhino Head LLCRhino Head LLC
Danielle C.
Eric did a great job hanging a couple large, framed mirrors and a picture for us. We didn’t have any if the hardware, and Eric came prepared. We would certainly look to Eric again for any of our “handyman” projects. Thanks, Eric!!
Havenly RenovationsHavenly Renovations
Susan S.
Mike was everything wanted in a handyman - polite, knowledgeable, responsive, cost was on point, he answered all my questions and did an excellent job. I was so happy we discussed future work. I highly recommend Mike for your home needs.
Handy MikeHandy Mike
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