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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

The national average fixed rate for handyman jobs ranges from $120-$175. Hourly rates for a handyman can average $50-$100 per hour. 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.

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.

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.

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 Reno handymen
Lynn M.
Bob has a wide range of knowledge and experience in building and handyman services, and was able to easily handle our projects and did a good job.
Above The RimAbove The Rim
Thumbtack Customer
Hired for job. Agreed upon time and price. Handyman stated another gentlemen would show up and start job. Did nitshowas agreed and did not respond until 2 hours later.
Powerhouse Home Care SolutionsPowerhouse Home Care Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Larry show up on time and went right to work. He charged less than one third of the ScreenMobile bid and was done within an hour. I'll use him again whenever I need a handyman.
The House That Jack BuiltThe House That Jack Built
Ruth S.
I requested a handyman to light my gas fireplace and Rest Assured responded within minutes, was here 15 minutes later, and in another 15 minutes it was blazing! I’m putting him on speed dial for all my future projects!
Rest Assured Property ServiceRest Assured Property Service
Jean G.
Jorge, of Desert Pine, is great! Contacted me within minutes and showed up for the first appointment on time. We have since hired him for all things around our home. From handyman work to full yard maintenance. It's in the beginning stage but we are happy with Jorge.
Desert PineDesert Pine
Elaine F.
Julio came to my home to hang some mirrors and install a towel rail. He kept me posted on his arrival time. He is professional, pleasant and courteous. I am pleased with the work he did for me and will definitely call Julio the next time I need a handyman.
The Handy N3vadanThe Handy N3vadan
Mona B.
Shane brought a partner with him so they finished faster. They did great quality work both painting and handyman (assembly and hanging towel bars, etc). I only had to ask them to do something once and they took care of it. They also made sure everything was cleaned up and hauled away to the dump.
Indepindent PaintingIndepindent Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Not only Larry did a great job on fixing a broken wooden gate, but also he was communicative. He has answered my questions promptly, so I knew how much it will cost, when he is coming and how long the project will take without leaving myself wondering if he is ever going to call. I'd ask for any other handyman work to Larry as I felt he is honest and dependable.
The House That Jack BuiltThe House That Jack Built
Kathy b.
I am so glad I found Josh on Thumbtack. He came to fix my garbage disposal but ended up having to install a new one. He went to Home Depot and bought it and came back and installed it. He was so professional and personable. He contacted me the same day I posted on thumbtack and came to do the job the next day. I highly recommend Josh for your handyman. Very reasonably priced too!
Josh handyman servicesJosh handyman services
Mary H.
Although not an emergency I had an issue that needed to get fixed before it got worse. I contacted Handyman of Reno and received a call back from Joe within a few hours. He checked his schedule and said Jeremy could be there first thing in the morning. Jeremy arrived on time and was able to fix the faucet without any complications. Jeremy and Joe were both professional, customer oriented and friendly. I will definitely use them for the many projects I need to have done.
Handyman & Landscaping of RenoHandyman & Landscaping of Reno
Angie T.
From receiving my request until the job was complete, Marty gets 5 stars. He called to confirm our appointment a day ahead, which is very helpful in busy lives. He was on time, efficient and professional and fair, all things I appreciate when hiring someone. I don't need to look any further for future needs as we have found our handyman :) Marty will be doing some other things for us in the near future and I feel very confident. Looking forward to putting some needed tasks behind us knowing he will be doing the job. Thanks so much, Marty!
Rest Assured Property ServiceRest Assured Property Service
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