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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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Fayetteville handymen
Tony D.
Great handyman! Very professional and very punctual. Will use in the future and recommend to others.
Jake the HandymanJake the Handyman
Peggy H.
Kings Handyman did a good job and I would definitely hire him again. He knows his stuff.
Kings Handyman serviceKings Handyman service
Wow! Super quick response!! Very pleased with service. Found my new handyman for sure, going to tell all my friends!! Thank you again 😊
Not your average JoeNot your average Joe
Scarlet R.
I have hired many ppl to do a few jobs here and there, but i would highly recommend Ellis Handyman... He was early and did an amazing job... The price was very reasonable...
Ellis Home Services LLCEllis Home Services LLC
Brenda S.
The service that I experienced today was very professional, punctual and helpful. I look forward to using this service again in the near future. If you want a job done right, choose this handyman!!!!
Cameron's ImprovementsCameron's Improvements
Thumbtack Customer
Jim is an awesome handyman. He comes on time, gets the job done, and is amiable to boot. He fixed up my toilet and helped me out with installing some new blinds, to include getting the dimensions right. All for a very reasonable price. I definitely recommend him.
Papa Gib's Odd Jobs, LLCPapa Gib's Odd Jobs, LLC
Monet M.
I unfortunately am not very knowledgeable when it comes to home repairs and could not be happier with the work done by Manly Handyman! He was great and walked me through everything and when I needed an extra part he didn’t even hesitate to run out and grab it. 100% would hire him again!
Madison HandymanMadison Handyman
La-Teisha W.
I went through 2 other handyman before finding Nick! He came through for me last minute and got the job done to perfection. He is very professional, communicates and takes his time to do the job properly. He always ask if your satisfied and if your not he will keep going until it’s how you like it. I will be using him every-time I need work done. I highly recommend him, you will not be disappointed.
Tina J.
I finally found a real handyman! After years of dealing with “no show” and over priced services, I found someone dependable, who knows what he’s doing, and is pleasant to work with. I just told him what I wanted and it was done. How lucky did I get! I want all my neighbors to know that help is just a phone call away, and reasonably priced too. Thank you, Manly, for doing a great job!
Madison HandymanMadison Handyman
Cheryl T.
Mike is an amazing handyman. There are a lot of so called handymen out there who are just dabbling. Mike is a real pro and can do just about anything. He has completed several projects for me, including rebuilding interior stairs, replacing a crawl space door and drywall repair. Each task was done perfectly. He is quick to respond to messages and always arrived on time. It's nice to know whatever I throw at him is not a problem. Works fast and cleans up. I can't recommend him highly enough. A real pleasure to work with. So glad I found him!
Atlas Home ServicesAtlas Home Services
LaVera B.
He found me on Thumbtack. Best match ever! He responded after the person I tagged did not respond. He gave me a quote based off of my pictures and met me 3 days later. He did more than I asked which benefit me greatly. I am so impressed with the quality and workmanship of Mr. Hicks. He got right on the job and began immediately. I have already started recommending him to co-workers. The fencing job was my biggest job and it came out great. I will definitely keep his information for all future handyman tasks. This is the guy for your time, money, and jobs. Very professional and funny too.
Bruce Hicks HandymanBruce Hicks Handyman
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