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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 West Saint Paul handymen
Cindy G.
I would recommend Pablo as a handyman to anyone!
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 .
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!
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
Kristen K.
Working with Quilici Handyman Services was great. We had Gianni back the next week for another project - we appreciate how thoroughly he explains his work. Will be using for future projects!
Quilici Handyman ServicesQuilici Handyman Services
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
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!
drywall,paint texture plaster details,carpentrydrywall,paint texture plaster details,carpentry
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
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
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
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 remodelingH R remodeling
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
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
Hassan S.
We hired Kel to take care of a few important baby prep projects at our home. He helped us install new baby gates in three different places, as well as fixed a wobbly door knob for our garage entry door. Kel was courteous, highly skilled, and able to make adjustments on the fly to help get our project wrapped up as promised. In addition, he was very friendly with our puppy and made us feel comfortable having him in our home. I would highly recommend Kel to anyone that is looking for a skilled handyman. Thanks Kel!
Studio Rebus IncorporatedStudio Rebus Incorporated
Thumbtack Customer
Barry is everything you could want in a handyman! He's dependable, capable, trustworthy, and just an all around great person. I couldn't have wished for anything more hiring Barry to help me get my house ready to sell, and once I realized I couldn't do it all myself, I found Thumbtack searching online and Barry promptly responded to my request at a very reasonable cost. For all tasks large and small - Barry came through wonderfully. He'll help with anything that is needed, and he is very easy to work with. Thanks Barry..!
Barry's RepairsBarry's Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Nathan to put up a mailbox and post because my mailbox was run over and destroyed. He was able to fit me into his schedule right away, which was great because I was having to hold my mail. Nathan arrived promptly at the scheduled time. I had already purchased the post, concrete, mailbox, and mounting plate. He had some general materials I didn't know he would need. He did have to the hardware store for nails but didn't charge me for the time, as he said they were something he should have. He seemed very honest. I am completely satisfied with my new mailbox. The reason I am giving Nathan 4 stars instead of 5 is because the project took longer than he estimated. To be fair, the footing of the previous mailbox was larger than he anticipated. Even with the extra time, Nathan was the most affordable handyman who was willing to do the job. I would hire him again.
Handyman Solutions of MinnesotaHandyman Solutions of Minnesota
Michael B.
I, admittedly, gave Aimeng a long list of items. I didn’t foresee issues given rave reviews online and initial conversation. Geez, I was so wrong. I won’t go into detail about the botched cement patching, door that still jams, communication regarding supplies or brick molding I had him to take back down after he decided it was a good idea to install without miter joints. My main complaint is he left me with 2 outlets and 1 switch that did not work. When approaching him regarding the issues he stated “they weren’t his problem.” Afterwards, he had the audacity to request reimbursement for a bag of Water Stop. Unbelievable. I had to pay an electrician $150 to repair components that worked prior to his visit. In summary, I can see him being a very basic handyman (installing curtain rods, putting together a desk, etc.) but anything that crosses into the realm of a skilled trade or attention to detail is highly unrecommended.
Aimingc LLCAimingc LLC
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