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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 Jennings handymen
Xiang H.
I highly recommend Randle for any handyman job.
Handyman RandleHandyman Randle
Lyndsey C.
Will definitely be leveraging DSDR for all handyman needs in the future
DSDR RemodelingDSDR Remodeling
Marsha T.
Fair price and quick response although handyman came without a ladder.
Justin the handymanJustin the handyman
Sarah B.
Great experience working with Justin. Fast at responding! Recommend working with Justin when you need a handyman.
Justin the handymanJustin the handyman
Ruth b.
Noah is a really excellent handyman he will go above & beyond to fix any repairs you need perfectly.I will definitely hire him again.
I Noah guy home services.I Noah guy home services.
David L.
Brian was absolutely awesome. He made sure problem was solved and completed a couple of other tasks. I would recommend for ANY handyman project. 100%
Loyalty Construction LLCLoyalty Construction LLC
Edward h.
Handyman in a Van gave me an excellent experience. His prices were reasonable and i was impressed with his professionalism. i will use him for future projects.
The Handyman in a VanThe Handyman in a Van
Marcia C.
Handyman in a can texted me a half hour before they were suppose to be at my house claiming they had car trouble which I didnt believe based off the conversation, I had left work early that day to be home for them which costed me a lot of money, so as far as I'm concerned handyman in a van can suck it, job was not done and costed me income
The Handyman in a VanThe Handyman in a Van
Thumbtack Customer
I have used Tom for several different handyman repairs and he has provided fast, friendly, and amazing service. With great rates, no need to look any further!
Tom Daily ContractingTom Daily Contracting
Erin B.
Dwayne is a great handyman. He takes great pride in his work. He is very thorough and always makes great suggestions. Additionally, he cleans up very well leaving the space just as it was.
Handyman RandleHandyman Randle
Katie B.
I rarely recommend people, but we hired Paul of LP Handyman and he did an amazing job! He is thorough, patient, reasonably-priced, and professional. We originally hired Paul to hang a ceiling fan and some other odds and ends. He helped find creative solutions to some unique issues. Paul is super personable and trustworthy--just an all-around good guy. We have hired him several times now and plan to hire him for all of our handyman needs.
LP HandymanLP Handyman
Ashleigh E.
Roman was professional and responded very quickly to our request. He worked efficiently and checked in with us to make sure everything was as we wanted. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable handyman.
Broadview Group LLCBroadview Group LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Above & Beoynd were very helpful and quick to respond. I had a gate that blew off the hinges and they fixed it the same day I called. I will be using Above and Beyond for all of my handyman needs going forward!
Hampton Home ImprovementsHampton Home Improvements
Andrea S.
Paul was available when I needed him. He changed out some tricky plumbing, reinstalling a garbage disposal and replacing a kitchen faucet. He was honest and fair, and I’ll be using him again for my future handyman needs!
LP HandymanLP Handyman
Aaron R.
Darryl arrived ontime. I showed him the job. He went and got the parts. He was done in less than 90 min. 2 toilets and a shower now working properly. Very nice . I will hire him again if I need a handyman.
DC Home Repair ServicesDC Home Repair Services
S. F.
I hired Seth to do several smaller handyman items at my home. He was responsive to my messages and showed up on time. He was friendly and answered my questions. I would definitely recommend him and will hire him again for future projects.
Saint Louis West Development, LLCSaint Louis West Development, LLC
Cassie H.
Awesome experience! We had a narrow timeframe available, and they made it work. Larry was great- professional, kind, and awesome at his job. We had him install our Ring doorbell and he did an amazing job. We will definitely use them in the future for any handyman needs!!
LP HandymanLP Handyman
Jeff O.
This was my first time trying Thumbtack. The responsiveness to my initial inquiry started this off well. The coordination for when service would be done and the work quality was excellent. Glad to have new outside lights now in place. Certainly will be using LP Handyman again for other needs as they arrive.
LP HandymanLP Handyman
Joyce L.
Handyman Randle responded quickly to my need for help. His work was thorough and he went beyond expectations (ordering a missing piece from something I needed assembled) and getting rid of packaging. His personality was very pleasant and it was a pleasure working with him. I highly recommend!
Handyman RandleHandyman Randle
Lisa F.
Paul mounted a 65" tv for us (and took down an old one). He was professional and helpful. I also appreciated how he called the day before to confirm and get details about the job. He is a great handyman to call for those honey do lists you want to get down.
LP HandymanLP Handyman
Andrew M.
We’ve had Roman do a couple jobs at our house. He is a fantastic carpenter and handyman! I seriously cannot praise him enough. He does amazing work, has great prices, and is crazy knowledgeable. I trust him completely to steer me in the right direction, and you should, too!
Broadview Group LLCBroadview Group LLC
Janet A.
I live in a different state, and I needed a handyman to repair/replace a garbage disposal for a rental property I have in St Louis. Noah responded immediately, texted me his card, and provided options for the work along with a fair price for the labor to repair or replace. He contacted the tenants, set up an appointment, bought the disposal and replaced the unit within two days from our initial contact. He sent pictures of the work before and after. Feedback from the tenants was very positive. He also checked with me after to make sure the unit was working. Noah was responsive, punctual and very professional. He made this a very easy fix for me. I would highly recommend him and plan to use his handyman services again.
I Noah guy home services.I Noah guy home services.
Alex M.
Jon is a fantastic choice for a handyman. He does an excellent job and is very reasonable. He is friendly and will figure out a solution to any issue you might have. We’re trying to sell our house currently and needed a few repairs done before we close. Jon made the process quick and painless. Look no further!
Jon Hartle Design LLCJon Hartle Design LLC
Esther K.
Doesn’t seem reliable. Responded saying he would be able to do a job for me this Thursday and then has not responded to messages or calls regarding this job. This review has nothing to do with his work, but more his professionalism. I need a handyman and held off on finding another because he said he would be able to do the job.
Blue Marble Home RepairBlue Marble Home Repair
Kimberly A.
DC was outstanding! His knowledgeable and offers suggestions when needed. I have an older home and he was able to go in and fix the last owner’s mistakes. He also was neat and thorough. He bought the extra supplies needed without asking me. He gave my kitchen and bathroom an entirely new look. Great choice for handyman work.
DC Home Repair ServicesDC Home Repair Services
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