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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 Trenton handymen
Silas n.
Handyman not charging hourly wages but by the project which was very expensive ranging to 125 hour
Michael D.
Great working with Solis Handyman. No doubt he is now my go-to person when I need help quickly.
Michael H.
Keith was great and very knowledgeable. His work was good and will definitely call him again for other handyman issues I have!!
Maria h.
He was very professional and he did a very nice job on the things I needed to be fixed. I will definitely be using T and T handyman for my future projects.
Mighty Lion ContractorMighty Lion Contractor
Eulalia B.
ASH was prompt and completed the jobs quickly. He was courteous and cleaned up behind himself. His price was reasonable. If I need a handyman again, I will definitely call on ASH.
ASH HandymanASH Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Robin is my new handyman! What great service, Great price and professional! Thank you! He went and bought 2 windows and installed. Got rid of the old windows... Terrific!
Robins Handyman Services LLC.Robins Handyman Services LLC.
Marisa B.
Responsive, kind, and fair pricing. No work is too small for him and he make sure your satisfied. Will use him again for any other handyman services I will need in the future.
Sawnet Handyman ServiceSawnet Handyman Service
Thumbtack Customer
Robins handyman provided excellent service. He tool his time to complete the work and made sure that I was satisfied. He is very professional and I plan on using his services again. Thank you for a job well done.
Robins Handyman Services LLC.Robins Handyman Services LLC.
Mike F.
A really great experience with Eduin and his team. He was very punctual, delivered all work as promised, and, at a fair price. I will definitely use him again for future projects. If you’re looking for a good handyman in the Trenton area, Eduin Solis is great!
Thumbtack Customer
Robin was very helpful and accommodating to my schedule. Do not think twice about hiring him. He offered great customer service and exceed my expectation. I think i have found my go to handyman in the Trenton area. Thank You Robin for your help.
Robins Handyman Services LLC.Robins Handyman Services LLC.
Margarita S.
By Far the best Handyman I have used. Dennis Came on time did a great job installing my TV mount . Did a very professional job.His rates were much more reasonable than other Handymen I had contacted and the quality of his work was great. I had the wrong mount and he helped me pick out the one I needed and came back promptly to install it. I had other few jobs which I asked him to do while he was here and he did those too . I am very pleased with his work and will be using him often. Thank you Dennis.
Smart  service constructionSmart service construction
Sohil V.
Make sure you get everything in writing before you hire. He told me he would come on the weekend but didn't. When I asked him to come over the weekend, I found that he was a bit agitated since he didn't like to work on weekdays in the evenings. I still accepted whatever work he did that day in a decent condition. 1. Window netting was torn the first time and the second time but I didn't complain the second time thinking i will let it go for a small mistake. I can provide a photo if needed 2. Thermostat installation was good. 3. Patch up work was good for the drywall but without the paint. I don't know why he was under the impression of no paint job. Nobody ever confirms for a half job done 4. Wall receptacle outlet installation was done decently on 2 of them but for the third he kept on arguing that it didn't work. At one point I felt it was a long day and couldn't handle his comments anymore. So I was like it's ok, we can fix it later. 5. Window wouldn't hold in it's place, he said it's replacement part was not available as it's an old window. Another handyman told me it was a matter of cylinder replacement. I was told a given amount and later that increased. 6. Roof and window trims repaint/repair. He tried to help me out with a better option for the outdoor work with a metal fascia for a better appearance, but unfortunately the association wasn't ready to make it easy. He kept on commenting about the dirty green color of the roof trim. I told him it's up to the associations approval based on the aesthetics of the community Eventually I ended up refusing him for any further work because of his attitude and commenting nature and I felt he could keep on increasing the cost associated to the repairs.
Matthews Enterprizes llcMatthews Enterprizes llc
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