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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 Humboldt Park handymen
Mahabbat A.
Such a great handyman! Highly recommend
Nik Repairman LLCNik Repairman LLC
Sara L.
Our handyman was punctual and did a great job.
Tasker SquadTasker Squad
Thumbtack Customer
Omggggg!!! Daris was absolutely by far the Best Handyman ever! He was PRECISE, Delicate & VERY POLITE. I give him 2 THUMBS UP & he will be my HANDYMAN FOR LIFE!!!
Sutton ServicesSutton Services
Ryan T.
Was on time and did a great job. Will be my new handyman
Beldan Home ServicesBeldan Home Services
Liz S.
Excellent handyman. Thorough and fast. Could not recommend more.
Cassie M.
Everything was great--only complaint is that the handyman was 45 minutes late.
Kathryn C.
Great working with handyman Archie’s and would request hi help again
Handyman  archilaHandyman archila
Susan k.
Well, I waited for 3 hours, when Mr. star Handyman never showed or responded to my texts or calls. I ended up hiring someone else. Obviously, I would not recommend Mr. Star Handyman
Mr Star Handyman and RemodelingMr Star Handyman and Remodeling
Cynthia W.
Cynthia W.- Handyman was very respectful and helpful during every aspect of the project.
Precise Management Services . IT ,CCTV, LOCKSMITHPrecise Management Services . IT ,CCTV, LOCKSMITH
Marcel F.
Richard did awesome quick work. Hire him for your handyman needs.
Richard BamwendaRichard Bamwenda
Charlie B.
I would highly recommend MDG Handyman Service, he was highly professional
MDG Handyman Service, LLCMDG Handyman Service, LLC
Nicehie W.
Great handyman he did a great job I recommend him thanks
MDG Handyman Service, LLCMDG Handyman Service, LLC
Shea E.
Very good experience with the handyman that came out from Fixer, will be using them again!
Jorge A.
Awesome, professional handyman. Quality work, friendly down-to-earth attitude. Would hire again.
JTS & Associates (Joe Skaggs owner)JTS & Associates (Joe Skaggs owner)
Modhi M.
He is the best handyman I recommend it to everyone need professional ,on time and very reasonable prices
Christopher T.
Did an excellent job on my patio no need to ever look for another handyman !!! Great Job
Williams Repair ServiceWilliams Repair Service
Kyle S.
Joe was awesome. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman and will for sure hire him again.
JTS & Associates (Joe Skaggs owner)JTS & Associates (Joe Skaggs owner)
Allie E.
J&H Handyman was fantastic! Fast, great quality work, so responsive, punctual. Highly recommend!
J&A Handyman Services LLCJ&A Handyman Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jose is an excellent handyman. He was able to complete multiple tasks from building closets to installing blinds
Jacqueline W.
Clear professional handyman who gave sound advice on electric work and fixed several it's around the house.
Tasker SquadTasker Squad
Pablo C.
Easy to communicate with a straight to the point. Trustworthy handyman I would recommend for anyone looking for a small job to be completed.
Hammer and ToolHammer and Tool
Roosevelt C.
Excellent work! He is professional and pays attention to details. We will definitely use Handyman Archila’s services in the future!
Handyman  archilaHandyman archila
Radhwan B.
Tracey is very knowledgeable and helped me install dishwasher for me I recommend him surely A1 handyman 😊
A1 HandymanA1 Handyman
Chris f.
Jordan is a very polite and informative handyman that will explain and solve your home improvement issue(s) in a neat and timely fashion.
Beldan Home ServicesBeldan Home Services
Caroline S.
Rick is extremely professional and did an outstanding job hanging my curtains. He is now my go-to for any handyman activities!
Rick badranRick badran
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