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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 Fells Point handymen
Andre C.
My go to handyman
I.K.G. Solutions LLCI.K.G. Solutions LLC
Adetutu a.
This is my first handyman hire on thumbtack, I can say the job was done in a timely manner, the handyman was professional and has a good working knowledge of what he does. I recommend him without any reservation.
MO Facilitycare Management, LLCMO Facilitycare Management, LLC
Angelique S.
Divine did some handyman work for me. He did an excellent job. I would highly recommend.
Assembly Pro home servicesAssembly Pro home services
Simone J.
I ended up booking FixTman to come and fix the installation of a baby gate after the first handyman I hired (also through Thumbtack) completely botched the job. Reviews matter. The first handyman had no reviews but I thought how hard can it be for a handyman to find a stud and screw a plate into it. Well I learned the hard way after multiple unnecessary holes were drilled into my wall, and dirt left on my walls and floors. FixTman came to the rescue in just a day they were able to come out and repair the bad installation. Next time I’m calling FixTman first.
FixTman LLC. (Washington D.C.)FixTman LLC. (Washington D.C.)
Dion F.
Sam was efficient and prompt. He removed 2 poles from my driveway and was professional and fair. I would use him again for handyman work.
Task SolutionsTask Solutions
Melinda S.
Jimmy's Handyman Services did a phenomenal job on the work we agree to, 3 closet doors and the guest bedroom door. Not only did he fix the doors perfectly, he also fixed the damage that the broken doors had done and touched it up with paint so they all work perfectly and look brand new again. Jimmy's Handyman Services communicated clearly and often and was able to come out the next day to get the job done. I will DEFINITELY be working with him again.
Jimmy’s Handyman ServicesJimmy’s Handyman Services
Cynthia F.
Sam is prompt, professional, and efficient. I am extremely pleased with the installation of window blinds, curtain rods and the chandelier that he installed. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing handyman services!
Task SolutionsTask Solutions
Tiffany r.
Out of all the handyman choices, I chose the right one. Divine was nice, professional and did not mind when I added another item to my 'to do list'. I will use his services again.
Assembly Pro home servicesAssembly Pro home services
Jenn M.
This young man was prompt and extremely professional. I ended up having more work for him when he arrived, and he delivered!! He will definitely be my handyman moving forward!!! He's a Man of all trades!!
Assembly Pro home servicesAssembly Pro home services
Angelique S.
Cliff did some handyman work at my rental property. My tenant called me once he completed the work to tell me how amazing he was and to hire him again. I will definitely recommend.
Cliff Contractors LLCCliff Contractors LLC
Joy M.
Very Responsive. I would recommend Damon for quick handyman services. I needed Damon Accent Services for a couple of quick tasks and Damon was able to come out in a few of hours after my inquiry to get the tasks completed.
Damon accent servicesDamon accent services
Brianna P.
Beckline was a pleasure. He was professional, kind, and pleasant to have in my home. He did an excellent job hanging floating shelves in my home. Any time I need handyman services in the future, I know who I’ll be calling.
Winona M.
I was very pleased with their work. Everything turned out well. They got back to me right away about the job, and scheduling was easy. I thought they gave me a good price. I plan on contacting H&R for future handyman services.
H&R ConstructionH&R Construction
Wanda J.
Jon completed the installation of 2 exterior doors. Not only was the work he performed quality but his punctuality and responsiveness was great. I will be using Jon for future projects. If you are looking for a reliable handyman that performs quality work, I would highly recommend you contact Jon.
Jon’s carpentryJon’s carpentry
Tonya A.
Screen Shot Handyman was punctual and very professional. He explained everything that he did in detail. He assisted with other items in my home (assembled microwave cart, bathroom cart and a bathroom towel rack). I would definitely refer him. Thank you for your help.
Screen shot-handymanScreen shot-handyman
Stephon G.
Excellent, excellent handyman. He knows what he is doing and I am confident that things were fixed/put up correctly. He is easy to discuss maintenance matters with and comes prepared to do his work. He is also quite patient. We will hire him again whenever we need something.
Solution Handyman LLcSolution Handyman LLc
Monica Q.
I only needed a small handyman job done, but Tenyeh did a great job and went above and beyond in completing the work. He was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, very responsive in scheduling a time, and answered all of my questions. I will definitely reach out to him again for other handywork and home projects, and I highly recommend him.
Tenyeh DixonTenyeh Dixon
Stacy R.
Gurpreet and Chris did a fantastic job with my 3 sets of closet doors. They were not only punctual, but were able to fit me in even earlier than expected. Gurpreet's communication before, after and during the job was excellent. I put in for the job to be done ASAP and he was able to get me in the next day!! I will definitely be calling them again for any of my "handyman" needs in the future.
Maryland Home Improvement, Inc.Maryland Home Improvement, Inc.
Cheryl A.
Tenyeh was very friendly , professional and came through for us the same day we called him. He went above and beyond for us because the item we needed him to put in wasn't in the box so he went to the store and picked it up for us. We have a handyman for life in him. Thank you so much for the outstanding work you did for us. We look forward to working with you again.
Tenyeh DixonTenyeh Dixon
Ada B.
Bryam was very accommodating, and detailed with his work. What started out to be a handyman estimate visit, ended up being a full day painting with a stencil design. He picked up the paint order, and begin work with out a problem. The accent wall came out great, love the ‘pop’ it gives the room. Professional, trust worthy (I had to leave him alone working while I had to run out on errands), and I’d add dependable. Will definitely call Bryam back for other renovation needs!
Bryam home improvementBryam home improvement
Alarsim O.
I reached out to De Aza Handyman to have an exterior door installed for a new home purchase. The door appeared as if there was an attempt to kick it in and the cracks around the lock were a safety concern. The dynamic duo arrived and took measurements and then we went to Home Depot to purchase the door. Carlos was patient as well as knowledgeable, and took the time to explain which options were best for the project and why. What started out as a simple frame and door removal then installation, quickly turned into brick, tile, and concrete repair as the door and frame were in worse shape than we originally assessed. Carlos explained what needed to take place and informed me of pricing as the job was much more labor intensive and time consuming than the original plan. Pricing was beyond fair and the team went above and beyond with the clean up. I would recommend De Aza Handyman to anyone in need of a professional, honest, and stellar job well done when in need of work on their home. I am a satisfied customer and will surely be using this team for additional work needed throughout my new home. I cannot wait for them to bring my vision to life one repair at a time!
De Aza HandymanDe Aza Handyman
Nnea O.
Came fast and completed the job fast. I am not sure if this is because they were rushing to go to another job. The 1st glass, shower shelf they installed was perfect but the 2nd one is not leveled at all - tilting down and was loose, and after giving them a chance to come back fix it a 2nd time, the items on the shelves are still tilting forward and falling down despite it being tightened. Disappointed. Hiring another handyman to level the 2nd shower shelf and fix their mistakes which will require more holes drilled into tile (damage). Everything else repaired and installed was good work.
Assembly Pro home servicesAssembly Pro home services
Kyle K.
Bar none, Jeff is the best handyman I’ve ever had. I first used Jeff on a project in November, 2019 and have since used him three more times. His work has always been impeccable. Jeff takes the time to understand my projects, gives me a solid quote, and explains what he’s doing along the way. Most importantly, Jeff is trustworthy And extremely professional and I have absolutely no problem leaving him alone in my home. Simply put - you won’t go wrong choosing Jeff for your next home project.
First Choice Home ServicesFirst Choice Home Services
Britney F.
If I could give more than 5 stars for Kavon I totally would. He checked in with me the morning of my service and throughout the day and he was even able to arrive about 2 hours before his scheduled start time. He installed and painted a new bathroom door for me and it looks fantastic; he also did some bulk trash removal as well. Kavon is professional, punctual, friendly and is truly an expert in his field! If you are in need of handyman services then Newman’s Handywork is your only option! I’ve already requested him to return for additional work!
Newman's Handywork LLCNewman's Handywork LLC
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