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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 Winter Park handymen
Sandra O.
Sam is NOW our Handyman! We couldn't ask for BETTER service, professionalism, pricing, or work than what we got with Sam!! We were overall VERY impressed with him!! Our future handyman needs will be through him...Thanks So Much For Your Great Work, Sam!!!
Sam Amato HandymanSam Amato Handyman
Isabel D.
Jose is simply fantastic to work with. He’s punctual, detail oriented and communicates well. We have found the handyman we’re going to be working with on future projects! I can’t recommend him enough.
JAAG Services LLCJAAG Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Manuel was super friendly and very professional. He completed my project quickly and did excellent job. I was very impressed with how he handled himself and his work. If you a handyman this is your guy!
Orange Corp.Orange Corp.
Thumbtack Customer
Manny completed several repairs around our home including re-caulking our shower, repairing the weather stripping around two exterior doors and other misc. small projects. He did a great job for a very fair price. We will definitely hire him the next time we need a handyman!
Orange Corp.Orange Corp.
Gwilym R.
Alan was fantastic! He installed a window AC unit for me. He was super helpful and fast, respectful and polite. He was creative in coming up with solutions to my installation that I would have not thought of. Exactly what you want in a pro handyman. I would for sure hire him again! With Gratitude, Alan!
The Grinch Handyman Services LLCThe Grinch Handyman Services LLC
Corey S.
Amazing handyman and a true craftsman. I hired Paul to put furring strips up in my garage and then ended up hiring him to hang two exterior doors as well. Paul did an outstanding job on each task and made sure I was satisfied with his work on each. He takes pride in his work and it shows. I will be hiring Paul again for projects in the future.
Paul Lowell Handyman ServicesPaul Lowell Handyman Services
William P.
Jeff, with CJ Home Solutions LLC, did a great job on three different kinds of tasks on this project. His knowledge repairing rotten wooden exterior doorframes and "re-hanging" doors, combined with a little creativity, made for an efficient and good-looking solution. He explained and showed me the problems, and offered options to adopt. He is well spoken and professional. I'll call on Jeff for my next handyman project.
CJ Home Solutions LLCCJ Home Solutions LLC
Suzy G.
Winter Park Handyman Services did a great job on my backyard patio installation involving both concrete pavers and wooden pergola construction. They constructed and supervised sub-contraction when needed to my complete satisfaction. At the time, weather and holiday came into the picture causing delays, but their communication was consistent till job completion. I would highly recommend them and plan on using them again in the near future.
Winter Park Handyman ServicesWinter Park Handyman Services
Mark A.
Lou is awesome. VERY FAIR. Great work too. Offered advice on other things, did what he said he was going to do and more. He had to take a few extra trips to the hardware store because our spigots we needed replacing are not normal size. He didn't charge anything extra even though I know that was a pain for him. A very trustworthy and experienced handyman. Definitely worth the hire!
Lou the HandymanLou the Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
The great parts: Miguel is very nice and prices very reasonably. Miguel was hired to repair one leaking toilet, and I added other jobs. He repaired the toilet, fixed a sticking door, and replaced weather stripping on a second door all very well. The so-so parts: He solved a problem with weather stripping on a third door, which was an outside metal cabana bathroom door, and caulked the cabana bathroom tile. Both problems were 'fixed', but he used white caulking on beige tile, and the weather stripping on the metal door looks sloppy and unfinished. Miguel said that he would come back to address these issues, and to begin working on the rest of a very long handyman 'to do list' that I'd written for him. I actually was looking forward to working with him because he is a very nice man. He even told me which things he would tackle on his next visit, so there was a plan for more work to be done. Clean up was average, which I wouldn't have minded if he had actually followed up later with me. The bad: I paid him in full for the jobs that were done well, and even for the jobs that weren't done well, expecting that he would be back to do more jobs and that he would take care of the issues on his next visit. I waited to write this review to give Miguel a chance to remedy these two jobs. Miguel hasn't called. I have even texted Miguel as a reminder, and he still hasn't contacted me at all. Follow up has been poor, and two plus weeks is way too long to wait for follow-up. In the time that I have waited to hear back from Miguel, I have gone ahead and repaired two other toilets myself and hired someone else who has already pressure washed my deck and sidewalk.
Siana Enterprises CorporationSiana Enterprises Corporation
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