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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 Saint Matthews handymen
Jessica H.
Nick is a very skilled handyman and great to work with!
502 Skillman, LLC502 Skillman, LLC
Savannah T.
He did an amazing job building our shelf/cabinet! Would hire again for any handyman jobs.
Superior Appliance Services, LLCSuperior Appliance Services, LLC
Deidra M.
John was Awesome! He was on time, courteous, and knowledgeable about the project. I will definitely use John again for future handyman projects!
SRH MaintenanceSRH Maintenance
Stephanie F.
Marc was professional and knew how to install bidet toilet seats. Job well done young man! I plan to use him again for more handyman projects!
Marc’s Pro Handyman ServicesMarc’s Pro Handyman Services
Deborah W.
Mr. Francke was a great handyman. He went above and beyond the job to make sure the work was not only done but was done right. I have no hesitation in hiring him again. He was great.
David FranckeDavid Francke
Angela S.
Brian is an amazing handyman. He was quick to respond to me. He is a very friendly man. Brian gave me a very reasonable quote and did a great job. I will definitely use his services again.
Bmoss Handyman ServiceBmoss Handyman Service
Shiva V.
Sergei quickly responded to me and did over 3 hours worth of handyman work. He put the furnitures back that he moved. Very pleased with his overall work. Definitely recommend him. Great job!
Sergei BSergei B
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff painted the interior of my garage and rehung some wire shelving. He showed up when he said he would, finished the job in a timely manner and his quote was better than the bigger handyman companies in the area. Would definitely hire again!
Jeff Cecil ContractingJeff Cecil Contracting
Beverly E.
Steve perform miscellaneous handyman jobs(assemble and affix bathroom wall cabinet, install shower sprayer, adjusted shelving in closets, hung large mirrored picture, install towel rack) he was punctual, very friendly, courteous, felt very comfortable in his presence. He is a consummate professional, detailed oriented, offers his expertise and gives recommendations on best ways to get job done and with all of what I have mentioned his prices are very reasonable. I would definitely recommend Steve for all your handyman jobs and I will be using him again in the future…thank you again Steve in alleviating some of my moving in anxieties.
Baker HandymanBaker Handyman
Gregory M.
Wow, I hate to leave a review for this guy because you all might take him away from me..lol. Seriously, this gentleman was professional and prompt from the beginning. He knows what he’s doing, no matter the job. When guys say a Happy wife, makes a Happy Life, Nick makes this happens. He’s knowledgeable and he pays attention to the small details. I had a handyman prior to Nick. The handyman prior to Nick was very unprofessional and did not finish the job. After calling Nick, he jumped right on the job and completed the mission at hand. My wife was happy and so was I. Nick is the best guy for small or large jobs. I guarantee anyone, you will not be disappointed with Nick.
502 Skillman, LLC502 Skillman, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I was looking for a handyman and feel blessed to find The Finishing Touches on Thumbtack. Myron and his employees were very professional and did the work in completely to my satisfaction. Would highly recommend. I will be using him again in future projects around my home and have given his company name to friends and family.
The Finishing Touches, LLCThe Finishing Touches, LLC
Michael S.
Allen and his team quoted me a fair price and came out same day. He communicated well and showed up promptly when he said he would. They were courteous and professional. Got the job done efficiently and confirmed my satisfaction before leaving. Will definitely keep him at the top of my handyman list.
Cross Maintenance And ProjectsCross Maintenance And Projects
Larry & Jo M.
Rick was awesome! His work was impeccable. He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. We hired him for one job but he ended up doing two for us. We told him he's stuck with us from now on, as far as being our handyman! He was a pleasure to have in our home. Looking forward to more projects with him.
Simple Man Construction LLCSimple Man Construction LLC
Gregory M.
Allen, is an awesome handyman! He has done several jobs for my wife and I. He’s very professional and he knows what he’s doing. My wife loves the backsplash he did in our kitchen. He also replaced door knobs and hinges. There’s not a job he can’t do. I guarantee you, he’s one of the best handyman’s out there.
Happy Gnome BuildersHappy Gnome Builders
Constance M.
John was great! It was easy to set up the appt; in fact, we were able to get same-day service. Also he was very fair and reduced the quote price by ten bucks after the job turned out to be simpler than he imagined. He was friendly and courteous. We will definitely give him a call the next time we are in need of a handyman. Very satisfied!
SRH MaintenanceSRH Maintenance
Katherine K.
My 100+ year old carriage doors started to fall apart. This is the main entrance for one of my residents. Dan responded quickly and recognized the urgency of my repair. He moved me up on the schedule and fixed the door quickly. He arrived on time. He had everything he needed to make the repair. No wasted time with extra trips. His truck was the most organized of any contractor/handyman I've hired. All his tools and materials were neatly arranged, even while he was working.
DTM Woodwork and HandymanDTM Woodwork and Handyman
Christian M.
Tony over promised and under delivered for my tile project and negotiated me up on price half way through the job. He did not follow instructions and did not cut tile correctly in certain areas which made me have to go buy the tools to fix it. The below picture is an example of several sections where he didn’t cut correctly. He also left me to do all the grout work and didn’t tell me I would have to do it until after he started the job. I’m sure he is good with handyman installs but I would not trust him with anything more.
Cross ConstructionCross Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Our project was assembling an electric fireplace/heater with TV stand. After receiving two outrageous bids, I reposted the project under handyman. I got a reasonable quote from Shawn the same evening and he was able to do the work the next day. He showed up within the agreed upon 30-minute window. He struck me as gentle and soft-spoken and competent. He completed the assembly in a short time, then took maybe two seconds to repair a cabinet door that had come off its hinge. We will definitely call him again this winter to work on projects around the house. So happy to have found him!
Dawg ConstructionDawg Construction
Jenna W.
Dan was wonderful to work with! He is so conscientious about doing a great job. He cleaned up as he went and there wasn’t a speck of dust after he was done sanding. He’s really good at handyman tasks even though his heart lies in woodworking. He’s making me some custom steps for my dog so she can get on the bed which we talked about while he was working on a bunch of unexciting projects I had for him. He installed several shelves in the closet and laundry room, installed four swing gates, fixed ceiling fans that has been poorly installed, fixed a built-in lazy susan, hung a bathroom cabinet, and installed several smoke detectors. He is a perfectionist and is meticulous in his work. I definitely recommend Dan and will be using him again!
DTM Woodwork and HandymanDTM Woodwork and Handyman
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