Find a handyman near West Palm Beach, FL

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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 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.

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.

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.

Reviews for West Palm Beach handymen
Carolina P.
Best handyman experience I have ever had. Would 100% recommend them.
Fix It Or Replace ItFix It Or Replace It
Laura R.
Charlie is the only handyman we'll ever use now. Went through a few bad apples to find him.
Charlie the painter and handymanCharlie the painter and handyman
Hector S.
Eric was fantastic. He installed a backsplash in my kitchen. Great job. He is my new to-go handyman.
Lopez Home ImprovementsLopez Home Improvements
Peter K.
This is my first pleasant experience with handyman services, best in every aspect, thank you Travis and see you again!!!
Spalding's Property MaintenanceSpalding's Property Maintenance
Elad s.
Rafa is Professional Handyman! I called for last minute project and he was able to accommodate me. he replied to all my email and text, showed up to the project on time did an amazing job!!! If you need handyman look no further just call Rafa and you will be in good hands Thank you Rafa you are the best!
Rafa handyman servicesRafa handyman services
Lorgeou G.
Very Professional and Knowledgeable. Did an extremely clean and excellent job. Highly recommend for any handyman work. Thanks, guys. Lorgeou
Handyman to HireHandyman to Hire
Cheryl S.
George was a delight to work with. Offered suggestions that improved the appearance of what I had in mind. Thank you, George. He's now my "go-to" handyman.
Boondock BuildersBoondock Builders
Thumbtack Customer
Family company. Father and son. They did great job. Also cleanup when they finished. I will keep using their work in the future if I need handyman.:)
Zeflon RenovationZeflon Renovation
Ron F.
Highly recommend Webwr for all your Handyman jobs. Very professional and courteous. Works very clean. Extremely satisfied and will use him again for next project.
A2Z unlimited handyman servicesA2Z unlimited handyman services
Mathri T.
Travis did great work! Very friendly and worked fast. We will be calling him back for more projects in the near future. Highly recommend for any handyman needs.
Spalding's Property MaintenanceSpalding's Property Maintenance
Natalie D.
Prompt response. He was able to do the job the next day, was very knowledgeable, professional, and on time. He fixed the job that another handyman messed up! Would highly recommend!!!
Thumbtack Customer
Jobert did an excellent job and he is a very nice man. His skills exceed those of "handyman" and I recommend him to anyone needing home repairs small or large.
Finishers Repair and ConsultingFinishers Repair and Consulting
Thumbtack Customer
Jorge was very professional, personable too. Project was completed in a timely manner, if you look in the dictionary under handyman you will see a picture of "Jorge," job well done.😀
Jorge Garcia-ArabehetyJorge Garcia-Arabehety
Ice L.
Thank you for sending great qualified and happy workers to my home they were so awesome and worked as if it was theirs thank you. I will refer to my friends when they ask for a handyman
59 Handy, Inc.59 Handy, Inc.
Lynn A.
I highly recommend Jared! He’s the best handyman I’ve ever had and will definitely be using him for any and all home projects moving forward . He works quickly and efficiently. He’s responsive, polite and friendly. And, he has great rates!
Jared MartinJared Martin
Thumbtack Customer
Antwan is very professional and patient. I hired him to paint 1 room and he did a excellent job to make sure I was satisfied with his services, he is also very trustworthy, i definitely recommend him for any handyman job.
Zeflon RenovationZeflon Renovation
Linda M.
Yet again, very pleased with Thumbtack! Sid, Honey Dew Handyman, made it look very easy to installing my new microwave. I will have him back to do several things that are on my to do list. Thank you ! Linda Menendez
Honey Dew Home ImprovementHoney Dew Home Improvement
Megan P.
Wow!!! I am so impressed with Giuliano!! He did everything he said he would do and did a GREAT job at it!! I will only use Giuliano for all my handyman needs. Trustworthy hard working guy! Highly recommend!
Marmorine CorporationMarmorine Corporation
Linda M.
So nice to find a good handyman. Honest, sincere, follow through kind of guy. Fair prices and quality work. Positive experience. I hope to have him return, in the future, to do other things around my home. Thank You! Linda
Budget Home improvementBudget Home improvement
Keyla C.
Jaime arrived on time, very respectful person. I had the wrong supplies and he offered to go himself to buy it. The work was done in a fast time and was high quality. Definitely I have gained myself a new handyman! Totally recommend Jaime for future projects.
Jaime A SierraJaime A Sierra
Maggie d.
I’m referring the handyman to anyone whose looking for someone for work in your home etc. He is punctual, very pleasant and very neat. He even went Home Depot for me! You will be very happy if you hire him; I know I am!!
FL Handyman LLCFL Handyman LLC
Likely Legacy L.
Our handy John was amazing, he did such a great job that we request to always have him when we need a handyman. I am so glad we chose 59 Handy, moving into a new place can be stressful and they definitely helped to ease the stress.
59 Handy, Inc.59 Handy, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Jorge completed the tasks in a timely and professional manner. He replaced one ceiling fan lighting with another one, assembled a very heavy hammock chair and hung framed pictures. I appreciate his hard work and would definitely use him again for future handyman work.
Jorge Garcia-ArabehetyJorge Garcia-Arabehety
Kimberly M.
It’s a system it’s not a form of assistance for individual handyman? They barely could relay my information nor could they comprehend the physical location and add it into their system to send out the worker. Entrepreneurs should be the ones benefiting from this option and therefore I will spend my money there with the small businesses.
59 Handy, Inc.59 Handy, Inc.
Millie N.
Quick response, made appt within a few days (based on my availability); punctual and got right to work. Sadly, I didn’t get my main item done, but no fault of the handyman… he made the proper recommendation and once I have the proper components, I will call them back to finish the job.
59 Handy, Inc.59 Handy, Inc.
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