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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 Saint Petersburg handymen
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
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.
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
Blake R.
Nicholas hung a couple shelves for me and he did a great job and was extremely professional! I would strongly recommend him to anyone needs handyman services.
Grella DesignsGrella Designs
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
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 & Son ElectricBaez & Son Electric
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
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
Debbie M.
A great handyman that we will use when ever we need stuff done around the office. Fredric was very thorough, neat, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Great Job! We will have him back here soon...:)
A+ Fencing, Welding, Painting, Handyman ServicesA+ Fencing, Welding, Painting, 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 HandymanAbsolute Home 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
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
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
Arin G.
We needed a handyman to hang some blinds. Patrick did a very good job for a completely fair price. Communication was easy as well. We also appreciated that Patrick was patient with our dog, who kept barking while he was trying to work.
Kimberly M.
Jose was everything I could ask for in a handyman! He was super quick to respond, always right on time and very conscientious about his work, down to every little detail. He really went the extra mile for me and was a joy to communicate with. Highly recommended!
Libby C.
Billy was honest and hardworking with many years experience making him well versed as a handyman. He stuck to the price he quoted me on for the jobs and did not tack on fees. We were extremely pleased and would hire him again. Thanks to Billy and his son!
Billy Fix LLCBilly Fix LLC
Chelsae F.
The business side was absolutely wonderful — extremely responsive even when I had to unschedule and reschedule at a moment’s notice. The handyman that showed up was fine. He was a few minutes late due to weather but did a fine job taking off a backsplash and even took the (very heavy) broken pieces to my dumpster.
Handled Handyman ServicesHandled Handyman Services
Jennifer L.
George is the best handyman you can find. He is efficient, funny, very responsive and all quality. I only use his services and have even referred him to friends. I highly recommend his services for anything you need assembled, repaired, created, etc. He can do it all! He's the best!
G Force InnovationsG Force Innovations
Carolyn P.
Valdo responded quickly to my message and was able to do the job the next day. He was prompt, friendly and courteous. The job was well done and completed quickly - including cleanup! The price was right too! I will definitely call Valdo Handyman Services any time i need help in the future, and recommend him highly for a JOB WELL DONE!!
Valdo handyman services install and repair.Valdo handyman services install and repair.
Edward B.
Eric, was very knowledgeable and friendly well informed on how to put a hardtop gazebo 10x10 on concrete slab. This was the best decision to chose him cause he was very detail in doing a great job and we was excited to see the finished project. We would recommend Eric if anyone has handyman projects. As you can see from photos this is beautiful.
Havenly RenovationsHavenly Renovations
James J.
Solomon did a fantastic job with a variety of tasks. He worked quickly and made sure everything was exactly as we wanted. He cared for our home as if it were his own. We were so impressed we booked him again to come back, and we will be sure to utilize him for all our handyman needs moving forward!
Jack and Jill Residential Services, CorporationJack and Jill Residential Services, Corporation
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