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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.

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.

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 Brooklyn handymen
William Z.
Great handyman. Responsive, efficient + quality work
Victor C.
Alex was very quick and efficient. He is an excellent handyman
Alma-Z Services Inc.Alma-Z Services Inc.
Sabrina F.
I would definitely recommend "HooH LLC " Handyman Service. The handyman did a great job, installing a 30 inch microwave oven under the kitchen cabinet .Thank you, Mr Oleg
"HOOH LLC" Handyman Services"HOOH LLC" Handyman Services
Shayna N.
Excellent work very professional best handyman on this entire site!
Impact Cleaning NYCImpact Cleaning NYC
Joel S.
Handyman A 2 Z was communicative, considerate of the space, and dedicated to the project. Thanks!
Handyman A 2 ZHandyman A 2 Z
Zevan R.
the best handyman service I have ever experienced- highly recommend!
Gonzales RepairsGonzales Repairs
Fritz C.
Handyman is reliable, knowledgeable, and got the job done in time! The job I needed done took more time and effort than anticipated, but handyman assured me of all the steps and that the job would be completed no matter what. He was extremely patient and even did other smaller jobs that needed to be done in my home. I will continue to hire handyman in the future, and highly recommend him to others!
Handyman on demandHandyman on demand
Elliot P.
Great handyman - very capable and did the job quickly. great value as well!
Manny's Affordable Handyman ServiceManny's Affordable Handyman Service
Erin c.
Great handyman who had broad knowledge to fix several types of problems in one day.
Christina H.
HE is the best handyman i have been hired. He done things quick and knowledgeable .
Thumbtack Customer
Handyman Dom had it all in one package. He was experienced, fast, and personable. Great service.
Handyman DomHandyman Dom
Breanna S.
Highly recommend for others seeking handyman services that range from electrical to carpentry! Have already hired again 👍🏻
Handyman USAHandyman USA
Mary a.
The handyman was very prompt, friendly, polite and did not was time getting the job done. I would recommend this company highly.
Saltykov IncSaltykov Inc
Nia S.
This handyman did an amazing job. He patched up the holes that I needed him to patch up and was very punctual.
Handyman USAHandyman USA
Balthazar S.
Luis is everything I could have hoped for in a handyman. He did great work, is incredibly friendly, and I won’t hesitate to hire him again.
LGD Tek Home services, Inc.LGD Tek Home services, Inc.
Marleea P.
I was very appreciative that Stan and his team were able to accommodate me at such short notice on a holiday!!! The handyman was on time and was able to complete the job in 30 minutes!
Alma-Z Services Inc.Alma-Z Services Inc.
Kim D.
I became acquainted with BrooklynWils Handyman Services when I needed a trap door to access my hvac unit more conveniently. Wils was professional, efficient and very punctual. Wils demonstrates a work ethic of commitment and care to his trade. He is a skilled and knowledgeable problem solver. I wholeheartedly recommend this talented young man for any handyman services you may have. I plan to keep his information handy.
Gertrude S.
I found Jorge to be a neat handyman, very professional and takes tremendous pride in his work. I would surely hire him again for my painting needs.
Edward F.
Great service. Stan is very professional and his staff works quick and efficiently. I will call them for any Electric or Handyman services going forward. Very impressed!
Alma-Z Services Inc.Alma-Z Services Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
This handyman never showed but he kept texting that he was close by and on his way. After three hours of waiting I had to tell him not to bother. Very disappointing.
experience  handymanexperience handyman
Lisa m.
Let me tell all the world: If you want any job done perfectly, but I mean PERFECT, hire no one but Luis. A brilliant handyman, as warm as can be, and extremely reasonable in price.
LGD Tek Home services, Inc.LGD Tek Home services, Inc.
Diana K.
He responded quickly, came the same day, and did a great job installing our shelf. Very friendly, professional and capable. I would highly recommend him for any handyman work!
BZ Restoration INCBZ Restoration INC
Annettia J.
I had a medicine cabinet installed a few months ago, and the perdo did not do a good job, it came off the wall. Now I found Manny, and he came and did a great job installing the medicine cabinet, also cut some shelves for me, very well mannered, polite, patient and know what he's doing. I'll definitely use him again to do all my handyman work. I would also recommend him to anyone that needs a handyman. Thanks Manny.
Manny's Affordable Handyman ServiceManny's Affordable Handyman Service
Emily S.
David did a fantastic job. For this project, he hung wood shelves, ceiling planters, a dry erase board, a pinboard, a mirror, and an antique telephone. I'm an interior designer and needed a handyman for my client project. David went above and beyond expectation. He even was able to fix a problem they had with outdoor lights. He had awesome tools and anchors with him(not all handymen do) and hung everything with precision. He was so nice and easy to work with, he's definitely my new go-to handyman.
Devana C.
Jasha is a great handyman. He is a problem solver with attention to detail. He can do easy to complex tasks (i.e. hanging a heavy mirror, repairing furniture, painting). I would highly recommend him.
Jascha Rosen- Interior SolutionsJascha Rosen- Interior Solutions
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