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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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Steele Creek handymen
Barbara c.
I recommend Ant the Handyman!!!
Anthony the HandymanAnthony the Handyman
Juawarren S.
Quick, fast, and professional. Awesome handyman!
Anthony the HandymanAnthony the Handyman
Micheal H.
The service was great and the handyman was very professional.
Simply Handy ServicesSimply Handy Services
Julian S.
I am very pleased with (Handyman) Pete, I had about 12 different handyman jobs that I needed done, (Handyman) Pete tackled them all professionally and was very considerate in making sure that I was completely satisfied with his work, and because he deserves a five star rating shows that I was very satisfied.
Handy Pete CharlotteHandy Pete Charlotte
Daryl T.
Hayden was excellent. I recommend him for anyone looking for a Handyman!
Hayden MyersHayden Myers
Thumbtack Customer
Professional and courteous. He is my go to person for all my handyman needs.
Daniel WilsonDaniel Wilson
Ginny S.
several handyman tasks---all completed--quickly and professionally done--nice work
Sniper ConstructionSniper Construction
Ross M.
Excellent work, very professional and accommodating. Would highly recommend them for handyman needs.
Scapin Home Contracting LLCScapin Home Contracting LLC
Dewayne C.
Or tech was very professional and held great conversation and did amazing work. Will recommend Handyman Pro!!
HANDYMAN PRO🧰🪜HANDYMAN PRO🧰🪜
Angelique S.
Amazing handyman!!! Very friendly, professional, and honest. Has come through for me many times!
Ervin’s Home improvementsErvin’s Home improvements
Thumbtack Customer
TV Looks awesome & Frank is a genuine delight-- I will be only using him for my handyman tasks.
LEW to the RESCUE, LLCLEW to the RESCUE, LLC
Praveen G.
Ryan was very punctual and completed all the jobs. He is perfect for getting indoor/ outdoor handyman job done.
Ryan VillanoRyan Villano
Hemachand N.
He say 30$ an hour and goven a quote for 150$ an hour. Handyman who will pay 150$ an hour, ridiculous !!!
HANDYMAN PRO🧰🪜HANDYMAN PRO🧰🪜
Precious P.
Professional handyman. Arrived on time and got right to work. Completed a job I struggled with on my own. Will hire again.
Anthony the HandymanAnthony the Handyman
Chelsea O.
I will be hiring Absolute Pro Services for all my handyman needs! Great communication. Fairly priced. Excellent work!
Absolute Pro Services LLCAbsolute Pro Services LLC
Jennifer D.
Everything went perfectly. Anthony responded immediately and completed the job quickly and properly. Totally recommend him for anyone looking for a handyman.
Anthony the HandymanAnthony the Handyman
Kiosha h.
This gentleman was very polite, punctual and very thorough. Would recommend him and I’ll definitely have him come back for handyman work.
ZAP Pressure Washing and Handyman ServicesZAP Pressure Washing and Handyman Services
Adriane D.
I had a loose bathroom sink faucets in master bedroom....the handyman did great job of fixing the issue and also checking my other sink also to make sure both were tight and not leaking on top or underneath the sinks....the handyman also assisted with correcting my light fixture over my kitchen sink and completed the job in under an hour....thanks. 🙂
4 Season Group Inc . Handyman Services4 Season Group Inc . Handyman Services
Sandra l.
Ahmad is incredible! He came on pretty quick notice and put in a new showerhead for me and he put together a dog pen that I needed for a new puppy that I’m getting this week. He is incredibly polite and professional, very skilled handyman professional and I highly recommend him for any of your Handyman needs. Thanks Ahmad I will contacting you again!
Quite HandyQuite Handy
Lisa A.
James is wonderful. He is professional and hard working. I am so glad I found him for all of my handyman and landscaping needs
Elite Outdoor Care, LLCElite Outdoor Care, LLC
Meg A.
We had a terrific experience with Anthony. He was communicative and pleasant. He was honest and worked effectively and efficiently. He will be our “go to” handyman from this point on.
Anthony the HandymanAnthony the Handyman
Quintin T.
Definitely recommend this guy for quick handyman work… He was very responsive with his messages and took no time, to come out to do the work. Highly recommended!
Walt WorkinWalt Workin
Kim S.
John is awesome to work with. He was flexible with the changes, extremely prompt, efficient and knowledgeable. I've added him as a contact for all of my project/handyman needs.
Small time remodelingSmall time remodeling
Vincent D.
Javi helped me a hang a large mirror and did so quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking handyman services!
JAVI Ent. Inc.JAVI Ent. Inc.
Jennifer K.
This is a young up and coming handyman service team. They are extremely polite, detail oriented and hard working. I highly recommend them for any project you’re considering!!
S&L EnterpriseS&L Enterprise
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