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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 High Point handymen
Mary B.
I would definitely recommend TJ Handyman Services to anyone who is shopping around for a professional handyman! I am very satisfied with the job that he did on our ceiling as well as how pleasant he was!
TJ handyman servicesTJ handyman services
Alvin H.
This man is now my Handyman for the foreseeable future. His work is Excellent.
Fix-All Projects LLCFix-All Projects LLC
Andrew H.
Gave Ryan a list of Handyman work and was able to help me complete the ask!
RyanRyan
Hema D.
Brandon is a wonderful responsible handy. He's dependable does quality work..he's my permanent handyman now on.
Reels Plumbing & Handyman, Landscape ServicesReels Plumbing & Handyman, Landscape Services
Lance L.
Really appreciate the great work these guys do. From handyman to hauling away junk, they’re top notch!
Brothers Property Maintenance LLCBrothers Property Maintenance LLC
Holly j.
Andrew was professional, and did a great job. I would recommend him to anyone looking for handyman and furniture assembly projects.
WeServe LLCWeServe LLC
Kalani L.
Tommy was excellent. Quickly responded to my inquiry and came the next day!! He did a fantastic job in a timely manner. We have him set to come back again and will always be our go to for a handyman.
T’s home improvements LLCT’s home improvements LLC
Jacqueline A.
I am so happy to have finally found a reliable skilled handyman. WeServe contacted me the day I started looking on Thumbtack. He was there the following morning, And completed all three jobs quickly. We discussed some other work I need and I am sure I will be using WeServe again in the near future.
WeServe LLCWeServe LLC
Tasha P.
We had minor water damage in our cabinet under the kitchen sink, which compromised the floor of the cabinet. John came out, measured and fixed the flooring within a few hours. He’s a man of his word. He came on the day he promised to come. His work was precise, extremely neat, and he left the work site as if he were never there. Great value for the work that had to be done. Very professional. Will definitely be using him for any future projects. We highly recommend him for your handyman needs!
John (The Door Guy) JohnsonJohn (The Door Guy) Johnson
Michelle e.
I must say that my experience with Provision Handyman was simply marvelous. I was looking for someone that could take on a short notice project and Provision Handy stepped up to the plate. I needed a rack/shelf installed in my walk in closet. He came and analyzed the job and informed of what was needed. I told him that this was not the first time with this particular shelf/rack falling down. He immediately said that the screws used in the past was not appropriate for the installation of the rack. So, he amazingly installed the rack/shelf securely to prevent any further issues. He also installed a wooden 15 pair shoe rack which was not originally on the project. I was very pleased and have many more projects ready for him to service. I would definitely recommend his service. Thanks so much!
Provision Handyman ServicesProvision Handyman Services
Margaret S.
I have no experience with this man’s work, but he left me waiting all day promising to help. He made it clear he had to go to church and depending on service he would come do my job right afterward. He said he had to attend church three times….. hope he helped him like I cared. Then in place of coming out called wanting pictures of the job. Then called back and said it wasn’t a job he wanted to do. None of this presented a problem until he said that he would come by anyway and assist me with a reset button on my disposal and try to determine where my kitchen leak was coming from. So I said ok and thanked him. Meanwhile he mentioned coming from Eden, NC. He never showed. I waited and waited for him, called, no answer, and lost the day waiting for him. Believe me on a Sunday, I had errands to run. But honestly, coming from Eden, NC to High Point, NC just to do handyman work, is it worth the gas? It seems a little far and to far to travel. Had I known this I would have never called him in the first place. But he was just not my idea of a professional.
Reels Plumbing & Handyman, Landscape ServicesReels Plumbing & Handyman, Landscape Services
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