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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 Minneapolis handymen
Sathish t.
Non productive handyman.
Kura HomeKura Home
China L.
Very professional handyman. Would recommend hiring!
Hansens Home ServicesHansens Home Services
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!
Nate V.
Great Handyman, very knowledgeable will be using in the future. Highly recommend
Tarik T.
Solid contractor/handyman who works hard to ensure quality work!
KD Construction &  RemodelKD Construction & Remodel
Anne A.
JP Handyman was easy to work with, excellant workmanship and courteous customer service!
JP Handyman & RemodelingJP Handyman & Remodeling
He was the best handyman! I have several ptogects and I definetly use HUGHES
Hughes Custom Remodel & Construction, LLCHughes Custom Remodel & Construction, LLC
Thomas g.
Friendly and helpful, installed a storm door for me. Will use again for future handyman projects!
Aimingc LLCAimingc LLC
Peter P.
Jay arrived in time and completed the task in half an hour. Highly recommend him for your handyman projects.
Garbage Disposal KingGarbage Disposal King
Joan T.
We had a great experience with Handyman! He was on time and problem solved fixing our pocket door quickly!
Aimingc LLCAimingc LLC
Ebony W.
Great handyman. Got us back up and running quickly with a few pictures hung, blinds fixed and knobs replaced
JZK Handyman services LLCJZK Handyman services LLC
Betsy m.
He did great work for us and reasonably priced. We would definitely call him again. Great handyman.
Aimingc LLCAimingc LLC
Rachel T.
James is fantastic! He’s incredibly capable and the definition of what an excellent handyman should be. It’s basically like his superpower. He helped us finish projects we’ve been putting off for years. So happy to finally have found a reliable, trustworthy, and talented handyman. We will definitely be using him again in the future.
The good home guyThe good home guy
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
Todd E.
Solution driven, Andrew is the perfect candidate for your handyman projects. Ran into a couple of snags on one but he was super helpful figuring out the best solution.
Andrew NelsonAndrew Nelson
Elizabeth M.
I would recommend Cristian for handyman work. He was punctual and professional. Good customer service and great communication through the whole process. Thank you!
Cristian Construction LLCCristian Construction LLC
Mandy L.
Vlad has great work ethic and is a very skillful handyman, we’ve used him for multiple projects and appreciate him as a liaison for home improvement advice!
Vlad Bar LLCVlad Bar LLC
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
Adam N.
James is great. He not only picked up on a job that another handyman abandoned, but went above and beyond to fix the other guy’s mistakes. I will be calling James back again.
The good home guyThe good home guy
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
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
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