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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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 Keewaydin handymen
Alex K.
Honest handyman. Good service and works very quickly
Kathleen D.
I'll call Kyle again when I need a handyman.
The Handyman Can!The Handyman Can!
Anne A.
JP Handyman was easy to work with, excellant workmanship and courteous customer service!
JP Handyman & RemodelingJP Handyman & Remodeling
Thomas g.
Friendly and helpful, installed a storm door for me. Will use again for future handyman projects!
Aimingc LLCAimingc LLC
Joan T.
We had a great experience with Handyman! He was on time and problem solved fixing our pocket door quickly!
Aimingc LLCAimingc LLC
Betsy m.
He did great work for us and reasonably priced. We would definitely call him again. Great handyman.
Aimingc LLCAimingc LLC
Margie O.
Carlos did an immediate fix, and recommended more suitable long-term solution. He's a good handyman who we will call again.
Bob A.
Just want you want in a handyman, arrived per schedule and worked very efficiently to complete the work as requested in shorter time than expected.
JP Handyman & RemodelingJP Handyman & Remodeling
Lauren M.
Michael was very responsive and able to start on my project right away (painting, stair railing, some miscellaneous items). A different handyman within his company did the actual work. I was able to communicate well with Michael but the handyman was not always as responsive as I would have liked. We had an issue come up but Renaissance Man covered the additional work at no extra charge. The project was completed on time.
Renaissance Man LLCRenaissance Man LLC
Vicki H.
Matt showed up on time, did the job much more quickly than we expected. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wanted a handyman!
Matt's home solutionsMatt's home solutions
Aashan H.
Matt was an exceptional handyman who did not leave the project until it was complete. Matt went above and beyond to help us fix our sliding door which we thought couldn’t be fixed. Matt was open to anything we had to say and he completed his work in a timely and professional manner. We will be using Matt’s services in the future and we highly recommend Matt for any of your handyman needs across your home.
Matt's home solutionsMatt's home solutions
Ashley K.
Todd was polite, responsive and finished our trim job within his estimated timeframe for the estimated price. I would hire him again for future handyman needs! Thank you!
Todd Maxwell HandymanTodd Maxwell Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
David did a fantastic job on my project and did it all with in my budget. This gentleman is a class act and is honest and trustworthy. Highly recommend this handyman! I will definitely use his services again.
David Brust Construction and Handyman servicesDavid Brust Construction and Handyman services
Thumbtack Customer
Dan is very skillful and helped me with a wide variety projects in my home & garage. He is also reliable, courteous and reasonably priced. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman.
Vertex Contracting LLCVertex Contracting LLC
John W.
Al walked into a mess with my closet doors. I had a previous Handyman help me paint and detatch the doors. He corrected the errors and helped until the project was finished. Very easy to work with.
Allan LLC.Allan LLC.
Joe B.
Roy showed up when he said he would and had everything needed to complete the repair. I will definitely reach out to him the next time I need a handyman. Thanks Roy!
Roy L LandscapesRoy L Landscapes
Vanessa T.
Pablo is the epitome of the handyman - he can do it all and do it all REALLY well. A consummate professional and excellent craftsman you get more than you pay for with his work. Couldn’t be happier and would recommend him to anyone!
William M.
James was awesome! He is professional, prompt, and highly skilled! I needed a very heavy mirror hung as well as a TV mounted and a piece of art hung. He was able to do them all same-day too! Highly recommend him for all your handyman needs!!
Ruff & Build HandymanRuff & Build Handyman
Carolyn M.
We had Adam over for a number of items, including lighting changes, electrical outlet changes, hanging mirrors and rods, installing door handles, etc. Adam did EXCELLENT work in a timely manner. Will definitely be hiring him again when we need handyman work.
Adam SmitAdam Smit
Thumbtack Customer
Nate was very professional, did great work for us and was able to do the job requested quickly. We've since then added him to our roster of handyman services for our business and intend to use him when ever we can. Thanks, Sarah Beth / Kirchert Real Estate Group
Prairie Home Improvement, LLCPrairie Home Improvement, LLC
Tom P.
Pablo did a terrific job on an assortment of odd handyman jobs I needed done: assembling/disassembling bed frames, carrying mattresses between floors/bedrooms, sawing wood furniture, and a few other tasks. He was punctual, friendly and effective. He’ll be on my short list for future jobs.
Carrie M.
I was in a bind and Todd came out the same day to set up a king size bed frame for my father coming home from the hospital. He was efficient and conscientious. The job was done quickly and perfectly. So nice to work with Todd. He will be my go to handyman from now on.
Todd Maxwell HandymanTodd Maxwell Handyman
Jeff D.
I had Greg out to help us work on sealing up the bottom of the side door entrance to our house. It was kind of a tricky set-up, but they worked hard to make sure that the work was completed successfully and to our satisfaction, even making a couple of trips to the hardware store to get some additional supplies. Will definitely hire again for future handyman needs.
Paul C.
I would have given Todd a 5 star if he would take a little extra time cutting the final piece of plywood to fit under the toilet flange instead of banging on the plywood so hard to squeeze it under the flange, as I was worried it might cause damage to the flange and the plastic pipe connecting to it. Overall, Todd has good skills, is a very experienced handyman.
Todd Maxwell HandymanTodd Maxwell Handyman
Colleen S.
This handyman made an appointment with me for 6:00, he did not show up on time or even an hour later NOR did he bother to phone me. I contacted him at 6:30, he said he was on his way but did not show up. I would not count on him for anything if he can’t even show up on time or at all for an appointment.
H R remodelingH R remodeling
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