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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 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.

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.

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.

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 Overland Park handymen
Kirankumar g.
Worst ever handyman I met … He ask me but all the stuff and scheduled for job then never responded Please don’t hire him … for any projects
Debra L.
He took the fear out of hiring a handyman out of me. I didn't trust anyone, and for good reason. Eric was great. He was thorough and explained everything. Will hire him again
Krug Handyman ServiceKrug Handyman Service
Mamie B.
I also like his work Quality and Value. He was the ideal handyman. He got started on time work steady at the task and was done in 1 hour. Was easy to talk to and knew what to do. Did a fine job. He also responded in record time and arrived on time and put together and adjustable bed that virbrated, raised head, foot and had 4 usb ports built into it and came with remote controller. I will recommend him for any handyman job.
David C.
I've used him on multiple occasions and have been satisfied every time. He is a great problem solver in his work as well as a great communicator. Those two things are great traits in a handyman.
Royce WeathersRoyce Weathers
Adnan S.
Abdullah is a genuine and authentic handyman. He went above and beyond in working on the requested project in addition to helping with a few other to-do items since the original bed assembly was completed ahead of estimated time. Highly recommended!!!
Thumbtack Customer
Jeremy did an excellent job. He showed up on time, hopped right to work and got the job done. He was professional and courteous. I have a whole list of handyman projects I am going to work with him on. I would highly recommend him!
Maintenance Solutions LLC.Maintenance Solutions LLC.
Stephanie y.
I got quick response when I first notified the company. They Called letting me know they were coming. Very nice handyman, helped to fix the door off track but I asked about other jobs and it has a been a week tomorrow and I have not gotten a quote or the other information about other companies that could help with jobs they couldn't do. My handyman said they would inform me of my job offer the next day. Very confused why there isn't any information after a quote inquiry. I called and found out Mike went out of town but still waiting for information.
Rescue 1 ConstructionRescue 1 Construction
Kara P.
Larry did a great job in changing out my kitchen faucet and fixing my toilet. He responded promptly, arrived on time and the bill was very reasonable despite the faucet installation taking longer than expected. I highly recommend Larry Handyman SVS.
Larry handyman svsLarry handyman svs
Bill S.
Julio was great to work with. He was quick returning my emails, got me scheduled in right away. His work quality was the best and he will be the first I call when needing another expert handyman to do all the things I need. I highly recommend him to all.
Julio E Medina HJulio E Medina H
Katherine P.
We cannot recommend Levi enough! He was responsive, prompt, and efficient and cut a new cat door for us within minutes. He is not only very nice, but he listened, and understood exactly what we wanted. We will definitely be calling Levi the next time we need a handyman
Woodland Handyman LLCWoodland Handyman LLC
Brian B.
Claudemir was quick to respond and able to patch our siding so that it looked fantastic. Afterwards he asked about some gutter issues we were having and offered suggestions and helped fix the issue quickly. We have him in our contacts for the next time we need a handyman and you should use him too!
cv carpentry LLCcv carpentry LLC
Toni D.
I cannot say enough of how pleased I am with David... He was on time, always responded to my text.. great price.. I will highly recommend him for any job!!! I have more projects and he will always be my go to handyman from this point on!!! Thank you again for your great service we really appreciate it!!!
Tile and More by DavidTile and More by David
Anjana S.
Work Quality /Professionalism - Handyman who visited my house took a lot of time to complete basic drilling work for TP holder, towel rack in five restrooms (in 3 hand half hours) Also for installing things on wood - nail sizing wasn't considered and we can see nails inside the cabinets where hand towel rack is installed. Expected much professionalism then this. Value for money - I am not sure Responsiveness - I would definitely give full point for that Punctuality - definitely very good
Smart Home Needs LLCSmart Home Needs LLC
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