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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 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.

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.

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.

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 Winter Springs handymen
Thumbtack Customer
Great handyman - was on time, very nice, and extremely professional. I highly recommend him for all your handyman needs!
Orange Corp.Orange Corp.
Julie B.
Quality work and great price. I definitely recommend his services if you need a handyman!
DARD SolutionsDARD Solutions
Wende P.
The company advertised $50/hour and an estimate of $265 to complete the project; which comes out to 5.25 hours. The handyman arrived a few minutes late, said he had trouble finding the location/front door. The handyman completed the project tasks in under 4 hours. I was preparing to pay the handyman $200 since the work was completed in less than 4 hours, plus a tip; however, he and his wife on his phone said the amount due was $265 and that the advertised rate of $50/hour was incorrect and they "need to update their profile." Also, the new front door lock installed has significant scratches on the deadbolt from where the handyman used his metal tools; instead of using rubber or a cloth to protect the deadbolt. The lights on the ceiling fans installed keep flickering off/on; so I am not confident they are installed correctly. I would not recommend this handyman, as they misrepresented their hourly rate.
BSN Dynamic Home & Commercial Improvement LLCBSN Dynamic Home & Commercial Improvement LLC
Fouzia A.
Jullian is an active and smart handyman. He did his work with quality and in time. Also he is very reasonable in his pricing. I strongly recommend Jullian to anyone who wants quality and timely work. I now have saved him for all my future handyman tasks.
East Orlando HandymanEast Orlando Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Manny recently assembled a treadmill and night stand for me. He was polite, knowledgeable and very efficient. His price quote was extremely reasonable. I highly recommend Manny, he is an excellent handyman!
Orange Corp.Orange Corp.
Dahlia P.
Winter Park Handyman was very responsive and communicated at every opportunity, he showed up on-time and did the job to his standards. Very happy with the results of the work he did in our home and we will hire and recommend him for any future work.
Winter Park HandymanWinter Park Handyman
Jo M.
Akram (from First Class) is an excellent handyman. He did the job exactly as I would ideally expect it to be done. He was on time, even going to the trouble of texting me that he was on his way... he worked efficiently and finished the job in a timely manner... and he was polite, respectful and pleasant while he was here. I originally chose him for the job because his charge was reasonable, and he could come within two days. I will continue to hire First Class for my handyman chores because he has gained my confidence in his abilities and proven himself to be a professional. Highly recommend.
First ClassFirst Class
Thumbtack Customer
Markanthony did a great job installing our dishwasher, above-range microwave and ceiling fan. Even though the job turned out to be more difficult than expected, he didn't leave until everything was done properly and tested. I would recommend him to anybody looking for a capable handyman.
Lisa Ann H.
It’s hard to find a handyman that’s knowledgeable about manufacturer homes. Mike did what we needed. He even stopped to get the few materials we needed because we couldn’t. His price was fair and he completed everything within our timeframe. Will use his services again. Thanks Mike!
Mike the HandymanMike the Handyman
Monique L.
My experience with The Kame group for my job was the least amount of stress of any handyman I have hired at my home. ( and unfortunately I’ve been through too many ) . He was very flexible , easy to get a hold of , affordable and fast. I will be using him for all my projects in the future! Thank you Kame group!
Mary S.
I hired Kabrit services for the Psychiatric office I manage. I was so impressed with the how they ran business. The gentleman that came out to do the project was respectful, professional and finished the job quickly. He was kind enough to even lend me a hand with moving back big file cabinets! This is my go to company when ever we need any work done in the office. I recommend this company to anyone in need of a great handyman. THANKS GUYS!
Kabrit Repair ServicesKabrit Repair Services
Ankur N.
I had hired Sean and Jean to finish a project on my town home that other contractor pretty much screwed up. They came through in my time of need and expedited my project and finished the project with high level of professionalism and quality. I will definitely recommend them. Update. I am taking stars off. They used PEX instead of copper(metal) on tub spouts for two bathrooms. I am finding out that's definitely no-no. . Pipe coming out of the valve needs to be able to support the weight of the tub spout and handle the abuse of pulling/ pushing down of the divirter built into the spout. Also 1/2" copper verses 1/2" PEX have the same external dimensions, but the internal dimensions are different PEX pipe walls are thicker, thus smaller and lower flow capacity. Any restriction to the tub spout will often be enough restriction to cause it to slowly backup in the showerhead riser, and dribble out there as well. Now I have to pay a plumber to fix this issue since I cant have WP handyman to come and correct the issue. Destroy the wall and have it repaired again
Winter Park Handyman ServicesWinter Park Handyman Services
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