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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.

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.

Reviews for Lawrence handymen
Kevin W.
Great job! He’s my new handyman
Job Done Well LLCJob Done Well LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Best handyman ever, exceeded all expectations. Goes above and beyond.
Brite Ideas IndyBrite Ideas Indy
Delores G.
He was a great handyman and did a great job. Highly recommend him.
Purdy homeworksPurdy homeworks
Roderick W.
Would recommend Handyman done Wright for lighting and plumbing replacements. Excellent work. Professional.
Handyman Done WrightHandyman Done Wright
Kathy Y.
Josh did a great job! I’d use him again for any handyman project.
Elliott BuildsElliott Builds
Nancy L.
Handyman was very competent and made valuable suggestions. He did a lovely job with installation.
Precision Handyworks LLCPrecision Handyworks LLC
Matthew D.
Great handyman. He’s now our permanent guy to fix things around the restaurant.
24/7 Quality Home Repairs24/7 Quality Home Repairs
Steve S.
Leonel was very knowledgeable and professional and great quality of work. Will definitely use again for Handyman services.
Leonel’s Handyman ServiceLeonel’s Handyman Service
Timothy J.
Needed a handyman to hang a ceiling fan and a couple light in my home. Knocked out all three in a couple hours and they look fantastic.
Baker Home Improvement / HandymanBaker Home Improvement / Handyman
Nirali S.
I worked with David on two front door installations for my rental. He remedied the trim around the doors. He did a really good job and is very kind and hard-working. I will be using him for other handyman needs at my other properties. I will try to post some pictures later, I do recommend him for your handyman needs.
JDP ConstructionJDP Construction
Connie M.
I had 2 jobs for Man of House Handyman Service and both were done very well. The pro was very punctual and professional and the work quality was excellent.
Man of the Handyman ServiceMan of the Handyman Service
Blayne B.
What a great job! Nice guy, hard worker, will explain what needs to be done and dollar-for-dollar the best value handyman experience we have ever had.
Matt the Handy Man LLCMatt the Handy Man LLC
Nirali S.
We had a good experience, she was very responsive and communicated well. I believe her work was good quality and would use her again for future handyman needs.
Stacey F.
Brad responded to my request very quickly and and completed my requested task quickly and did above standard work. I will definitely reach out for my future handyman projects.
Brad SharpBrad Sharp
Michael H.
Great clean up , work was great, professional and very detailed and knowledgeable about the job, will be using again and again, would recommend to everyone. Thank you ThumbTack you have a WINNER with this Handyman.
Precision Handyworks LLCPrecision Handyworks LLC
Bobby B.
We had some siding and insulation replaced, caulked, and painted. They did great work, we’re friendly, and provide great value. Would definitely recommend for any handyman or haul away services!
Underdog General ServicesUnderdog General Services
Fab D.
Hands down the best Handyman in Indianapolis. He will go above and beyond what you hire him for by giving you advices. I will absolutely recommend Job well done for any project that fall under their scope.
Job Done Well LLCJob Done Well LLC
Serena W.
Excellent job. Very happy to have an experience contractor. He was very efficient. I will recommend Man of the Handyman Services. Thanks to Thumbtack I was able to find an experience and dependable person right in my neighborhood. Awesome job
Man of the Handyman ServiceMan of the Handyman Service
Diana T.
Kamal has superior customer service. He is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, professional, and completed our porch roofing project successfully within days. I will invite him back for future projects. He is our new handyman.
Kamal FahedKamal Fahed
Sarah J.
High praise for Tyler: he is exactly what I have been looking for in a handyman for some time. His aim is to build trust with his customers and he has certainly done that with me. I look forward to hiring him again and soon.
Home Tech ProHome Tech Pro
Myron H.
Wow. This guy is amazing. He is an expert at what he does. Punctual. The guy is a perfectionist so he makes sure that everything is done correctly. I am thoroughly pleased and happy with his work. He's my Handyman for life. Five stars is not enough.
Atkins Renovations LLCAtkins Renovations LLC
Royce T.
I can highly recommend Man of the House Handyman. He notified me that he’d arrive earlier than scheduled and had all the tools needed to repair my refrigerator door in good time. Professional in every way. Would definitely call again!
Man of the Handyman ServiceMan of the Handyman Service
Frances K.
Working with Precision Handyman was a wonderful experience. He was quick to respond, scheduled according to our needs, and showed up on time with the necessary materials. He did excellent work, exactly what we needed. We will definitely be using his services again for future projects.
Precision Handyworks LLCPrecision Handyworks LLC
Sharon M.
We contacted numerous handyman for repairing siding on a 2-story house. Most said they can't go up that high or just can't do it. A couple others were outrageous in the price. RD&O was unbelievably affordable. Excellent work at a very, very reasonable price.
Rhonda B.
Handyman Beck Services was very courteous, polite, punctual and respectful. He did exactly what I asked of him and more. His work ethics are fantastic. I would hire Dylan again and recommend him for any garage cleaning you may need.
Handyman BeckHandyman Beck
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