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Your burning questions: answered

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 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.

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 Westside handymen
Lily J.
Great job! Will use him again for other handyman services
Carson C.
Excellent!!! Would highly recommend Footman Handyman Services to anyone in need of a reliable and skilled craftsman.
Footman Handyman Services LLCFootman Handyman Services LLC
Staci D.
Handyman arrived on time. The work was well done and he was respectful. We were very pleased with the outcome.
Philly Mike Handyman ServicesPhilly Mike Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
JR did a great caulking job around all the outside windows and doors of my house. Will use JR on future handyman jobs.
Thumbtack Customer
Nicol did an awesome job! He installed a bathroom vent and wire the kitchen lighting. We will be contacting him for any other handyman jobs.
Nicol SpannNicol Spann
Van W.
Mike had to clean up a previous handyman uncompleted work. I appreciated him for stepping up and getting the job completed in a timely, and respectful manner.
Philly Mike Handyman ServicesPhilly Mike Handyman Services
Alexa G.
Mike was responsive, efficient yet meticulous, and willing to do whatever it took to get the job done correctly. If you need a handyman, Mike comes highly recommended!
Brannon ServiceBrannon Service
Hampton R.
I would highly recommend this company. Courteous and they know their stuff. I will be sharing this company with my friends and neighbors who need a handyman. These guys do it all!
EA pro service corpEA pro service corp
Lori H.
I had never hired a handyman before but I had a great experience and I will hire him anytime I need something done around my house again.
Bobbyrief - Handyman ServicesBobbyrief - Handyman Services
Lori L.
First time hiring a handyman. Quick response. Offered an appointment same day. Showed up at agreed upon time. Very professional. Completed job quickly. Would hire again.
Latasha D.
He is definitely my go to handyman. I love the fact that he takes so much pride in his work and he is a perfectionist! He goes above and beyond! Highly recommended
Wild Kard InstallationsWild Kard Installations
Thumbtack Customer
Best Handyman I’ve ever hired!!! Very professional, courteous, kind, punctual, and with strong work ethic! Will definitely be working with him again!!!! Thank you!!!! From Heather S in Jacksonville, FL
4GVR Services Corp.4GVR Services Corp.
Ricardo U.
Bobby is a correct man, ver profesional, intelligent and decided to accomplish the difficult task, as it was the tough hinges of the oven door. I am very grateful and will call him for handyman tasks in every case. R. Unda
Bobbyrief - Handyman ServicesBobbyrief - Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Rich not only fit my job in on late notice but he was efficient and the quality of the job was great! I had a Closetmaid closet system to install and we are happy with his work. I would definitely use him again for other handyman tasks!
Rich Hagen Enterprises LLCRich Hagen Enterprises LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend Viking Handyman to anyone looking for a professional job well done. Responses were prompt, showed up on time, excellent job on removal and replacement of my garbage disposal. Also very nice and friendly. Couldn't be happier.
Nicol SpannNicol Spann
Kyle A.
An Excellent Experience work with Professional Handyman And Turnkey Services LLC. They responded to my inquiry right away and went above an beyond in explaining the repairs and fees to myself and calming down the tenants. I will definitely be using them again. Thank you, Kyle
Professional Handyman And Turnkey Services LLCProfessional Handyman And Turnkey Services LLC
Robert P.
Very pleased with the work Rick performed. He communicated well from start to finish, was punctual, very reasonably priced and did a great job installing my ceiling fan. I will be calling him again for any handyman services I need.
Affordable Home Services, LLCAffordable Home Services, LLC
Jacob W.
Absolutely fantastic experience. The team was friendly with my family, patient, experienced, and went the extra mile to make sure everything was taken care of before leaving. EA Pro Service is my new go-to choice when needing a handyman in a pinch. Highly recommended.
EA pro service corpEA pro service corp
Ajada B.
Gorden reached out to me first after seeing my search for a handyman to hang some outdoor lights. He’s very responsive, professional and affordable, plus he came the very same day. I’ll definitely be hiring him again for jobs around my house!
Gorden's Home and Appliance Repair LLCGorden's Home and Appliance Repair LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Edward showed up as pre-arranged to detach a ceiling fan with light and reattach in another area with great care. He was very professional and personable and completed the project without any problems and to my satisfaction. I have some other handyman projects coming up and Edward will be the first on my list to contact. Thank you Edward.
EJ Handyman and ImprovementEJ Handyman and Improvement
Shannan D.
Bobbyrief - Handyman Services reached out to my project request and was able to schedule me the next day. He arrived on time, ready to investigate and completed the repairs in a reasonable amount of time. Pricing is straight-forward and affordable. He seems very knowledgeable about home repairs and I look forward to knocking out my to-do list.
Bobbyrief - Handyman ServicesBobbyrief - Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin contacted me to arrange a time to perform the work. He was on time. Did a great job with the installation of the new ceiling fan and wall switches that I wanted replaced. He also checked with me before leaving to be sure that I was satisfied with his work. I will defiantly contact him again in the future when I need handyman services.
Kevin the local handymanKevin the local handyman
Thumbtack Customer
I had my old dishwasher replaced with a new one, my kitchen faucet replaced and a new toilet tank kit installed. All work was completed on time and at the quoted price. He was very pleasant to work with and cleaned up the area completely when done. I would not hesitate to recommend Your Handyman for any similar jobs you may have.
Your HandymanYour Handyman
Nina K.
Replacement for upgrade to combination door locks, replaced more complicated upgraded kitchen drawer hardware, removed ceiling fan and excellent advice on fan manufacturer warranty options to include sending me Internet addresses to pursue warranty and cost effective replacements. Saw a previous review that said deserves 10 stars, wholeheartedly agree! Above and beyond for sure. Punctual, courteous, cleans project sites. Found myself a go to handyman! Thank you thumbtack and Robert!
Bobbyrief - Handyman ServicesBobbyrief - Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
If you want a handyman who can do it all, Ralph is the man for you. I had a list of about a dozen things that needed to be fixed and they required electric, plumbing, and carpentry skills. He fixed everything and did an excellent job. His pricing is fair and reasonable. He comes to the job with a complete set of tools and can handle everything from minor repairs to remodeling projects. As long as Ralph is available, I won't consider hiring anyone else.
Handyman Home Improvement NowHandyman Home Improvement Now
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