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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 New Brighton handymen
Cindy G.
I would recommend Pablo as a handyman to anyone!
Julie H.
Eric was very professional and went above and beyond what I was expecting. He is a great handyman and problem solver!
Pilos Construction LLcPilos Construction LLc
Gail C.
Matt did an excellent job fixing a number of things in my house. He is now my go-to handyman.
Matt's home solutionsMatt's home solutions
Betty J.
Excellent service, exceeds expectations. I would recommend Jam Handyman services to anyone in need of home repair/ to -do-list .
Robert O.
He was excellent, I will request him every time. He was timely, personable and grateful for the work. He’s my new handyman! -Robert
JZK Handyman services LLCJZK Handyman services LLC
Ruth A.
Pedro was an exceptional handyman to both communicate with me on what I was wanting, and his workmanship is top notch! I put an ad out in one evening, Pedro replied to me the next day and we set it up for the day after. I am very satisfied with everything. It's rare to get a handyman answer and act so promptly so I recommend Pedro at Torres LLC.
Kathe K.
JAM Handyman did an amazing job filling in a hole that had been cut above my stairwell. I’m very pleased and plan on hiring them again!
Delonna D.
Absolutely over the moon with JP and the team! They deliver each and every time we use them. (I almost hesitate to leave a positive review as we want to keep using them!) JP Handyman approaches each project with a can-do attitude, they problem solve and always come up with an incredible solution. They communicate, show up when they say they will, and the pricing is extremely fair. We LOVE JP Handyman!
JP Handyman & RemodelingJP Handyman & Remodeling
William S.
Cory responded to our request quickly. He gave us a very detailed estimate. His quality of work was outstanding! We would hire him again for any handyman needs!
Premium Home Design & BuildPremium Home Design & Build
Nichole P.
Todd was quick to visualize the work I needed done, did that work well, answered all my questions, and worked quickly. I will absolutely use him again for future handyman needs.
Todd Maxwell HandymanTodd Maxwell Handyman
Joel Z.
Carlos helped install the glass window piece to my front glass door. He did a phenomenal job for a reasonable price. I will use Carlos again for handyman services and would recommend him to all.
Roger F.
Very trustworthy guy. He is very good at what he does!! I would recommend Barry to anyone that is in need of a quality handyman. He will get the job done and get it done right. Will use Barry again and again!!
Barry's RepairsBarry's Repairs
Tamica W.
I am very pleased with the work Isaac did in my home. Very professional. I would definitely hire him again. If you need a honest, hardworking, professional, knowledgeable handyman, Isaac is definitely the one to call.
Kingdom Building LLCKingdom Building LLC
Jeremy O.
I was extremely satisfied with Almita Handyman Service. AHS provided excellent quality scheduling, communication, trouble-shooting and repair on my track-lighting issue. I would use AHS for my next job in a second. And I would highly recommend AHS to anyone.
Almita Handyman ServicesAlmita Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
I can honestly say you'll never find a better handyman then Chuck. His estimate was very accurate and much less than the others. He is incredibly professional in everything that he does. He even took the time to show my 7 year old what he was doing and answered ALL of the questions he had! Incredibly prompt communication and he is very honest which is hard to find now a days. I really wish I had hired Chuck 2 years ago when we first moved into our house. I can honestly say I'll never look for another handyman again!
Chuck HechtChuck Hecht
Thumbtack Customer
John did a superb job installing new shudders on our house and painting our front door. He was super communicative, timely and even went above and beyond with fixing our dryer vent. I would absolutely hire John to do more handyman work for us in the future.
JM Construction ServicesJM Construction Services
Phong T.
Luis was a great handyman! I had him come in to install four ceiling fans! His communication was awesome and his client’s needs were always his #1 priority! I will definitely hire Luis again! Thanks for the great work Luis! The whole family at enjoying them this Summer!
moulding repair&paint,texture (general handyman)moulding repair&paint,texture (general handyman)
Kimbler M.
I had the best experience with working with JP Handyman & Remodeling. The young man who installed my barn doors was very nice, professional, and did beautiful work! I would recommend them to anyone that needs work done in their home and I put my highest stamp of approval on their work!
JP Handyman & RemodelingJP Handyman & Remodeling
Sandra L.
Joe is a excellent handyman. He arrived on our set time and was ready to get things done. He was very easy to work with, fixing a leaky toilet, lighting in laundry room, installing fireplace into entertainment center and even putting up my big curtain valance. I would recommend Joe in a second and would have him again.
Joe MurphyJoe Murphy
Natalie S.
Dan did a great job replacing a storm door and repairing a screen door. He got back to me very timely after my initial request and arrived to do the job when he said he would. I'm very happy with the work he did and will use his services again the next time I need a handyman.
Iservu Handyman ServiceIservu Handyman Service
Tracy H.
Jake came over and knocked off a list of projects I needed done- replaced soap dispenser on dishwasher, hung mirror, fixed handle on toilet, fixed some door knobs and patched concrete on foundation. He did great work and was very professional. I would definitely hire him again and highly recommend him to anyone needing a handyman!
Hansens Home Improvement ServicesHansens Home Improvement Services
Christina H.
I bought my first home and know very little about Handyman work - when I reached out to Ruben he responded right away to set up a time. Even with a busy schedule he made sure he got all of my projects done well and in a timely manner. I would definitely use him for future projects!
H R contractors LLCH R contractors LLC
Isabella P.
Pablo was great! We had to change the date of service a few times and he was so understanding! He was very responsive, which I really appreciated!! So kind and professional! As for his work, SUPERB!! He had patched drywall that was on the ceiling and he did such an excellent job that you couldn't even tell that there was once a hole there!! I look forward to working with Pablo again for any handyman work!
Anna M.
He has help me with quite a few projects over the years one of witch saved me thousands on a plumber he was able to fix for a few hundred. He showed up on time and was very informative on what needed to be done to solve the problem I will call him for all my handyman needs and will recommend him to my mom as she needs some projects done around her house.
Kruzel Handyman servicesKruzel Handyman services
Sima S.
James did several projects in my house and was really efficient and knowledgeable about all tasks. He changed a faucet, patched a pop-corn ceiling that was peeling, installed a custom handrail, installed base shoes, and installed a cat door. He brought his own tools (table saw, compressor, nail gun, popcorn ceiling machine (I don't know what the actual name is) and other tools that many handymen do not have. He was punctual and did not waste any time while he was working. The faucet I has James install was defective. James came back immediately, as soon as I noticed the problem. His carpentry skills are also commendable. He cut and connected different parts of a relatively complicated handrail (not a ready-made handrail that you buy from the hardware store). I have recently bought a house and have dealt with several handymen from different apps. To my dismay, many had exorbitant rates, or if they charged less, they prolonged simple tasks so that at the end I paid more! I feel like I finally found an affordable handyman who is reliable, knows what he is doing, and is conscientious. I will be hiring James again for several other projects in the house. If you are looking for a handyman who actually tries to save you money, rather than over-charging you, James is your guy. He actually gives you advice on what the most cost-effective way to do a project is. I recommended him to my friends in the Twin Cities because I know how hard it is to find a reasonably-priced and reliable handyman. I highly recommend him!
The good home guyThe good home guy
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