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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.

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.

Reviews for Forest Park handymen
Willie H.
Will definitely hire Blue Chip Handyman again (and I'm picky)! Very professional, cleaned up after and workmanship was excellent. It is hard to find a reliable, experienced handyman so don't hesitate to contact Blue Chip.
Blue Chip HandymanBlue Chip Handyman
Dean H.
The job has not actually started. The Handyman is still gathering materials for the job.
Meyer Home SolutionsMeyer Home Solutions
Mr. T.
We are very happy with our new Gazebo. Handyman Jimmy was great to work with. Enjoying life in style thank you.
Said n Done Handyman  ServicesSaid n Done Handyman Services
Howard L.
He is great handyman, he is creative and responsible for the job. We definitely need him again and strongly recommend him.
4 Leafhandyman4 Leafhandyman
Vandana N.
I would recommend Mort for handyman jobs. He was punctual, efficient & considerate. He reliably completed the job as requested & was reasonably priced.
Morteza's Customs CabinetsMorteza's Customs Cabinets
Christen P.
Great experience. Edward completely solved all of our handyman needs around the house. It was efficient and a good price. Will use him again!
Budnek LLCBudnek LLC
LaTonya M.
Mr. James was great! He repaired the items that I originally requested and corrected what another handyman done previously. I also, appreciated the tips that he provided.
Precision Grounds Home and Property MaintenancePrecision Grounds Home and Property Maintenance
Fiona S.
Great Handyman. Had Ron come and do some drywall patching for me, he was responsive, on time, brought everything he needed and did a great job. I'd hire him again for small jobs.
Shaffer’s Remodel & LandscapeShaffer’s Remodel & Landscape
Holly K.
Nate was very professional, worked quickly and quietly (huge plus for those of us still working from home). And he was dog friendly. :) I hope my landlord uses Nate as our handyman going forward!
N.Bradley ConstructionN.Bradley Construction
Jake C.
Todd was the handyman we needed before moving - replaced toilets, faucets, light fixtures, fixed a broken doorbell and put on a new front door handle - all in one day! I’ve already hired him again.
McTodd Electric a division of The ZakIntosh GroupMcTodd Electric a division of The ZakIntosh Group
Kassandra J.
The work was done in a timely manner and at a reasonable price. He also inspected my downspout for any future problems. I would definitely recommend Shakiel’s Handyman service. I will use again on my future home projects.
Shakiel’s Handyman Service.Shakiel’s Handyman Service.
Rachel C.
Joe was awesome!!! Very professional, was great at explaining what he was doing and why, and really had my best interest in mind when it came to helping me with my issues. 10/10 will be using him for all handyman services moving forward!!!
Joe SizemoreJoe Sizemore
Shawn D.
Edward gave me a price, did the work when he said he would, so I would hire him again in a heartbeat. There were no surprises or hidden fees which I was happy about. If you need a handyman, hire Edward!
Budnek LLCBudnek LLC
Ann V.
It was great doing business with Shakiel Handyman Service. He arrived on time. He explained what the work involved. He completed the work in a timely manner. His price was fair. He cleaned up after the job was finished. I highly recommend him.
Shakiel’s Handyman Service.Shakiel’s Handyman Service.
Rasheda B.
5 stars! Mandy's handyman did a wonderful job! I've sent his information to everyone at my church who may need home improvement! I'm already planning other projects for my home which I will call upon him for! Thank you so much! I'm beyond grateful!
Mandys Handyman ServiceMandys Handyman Service
Aliza R.
I would highly recommend Blue Chip Handyman for your next project. He responded quickly. Asked the right questions to know exactly how to get the job done. Was punctual and efficient. and that was all online as I set up the job from New Jersey ! Will for sure call him again if needed !
Blue Chip HandymanBlue Chip Handyman
Raymond A.
Matthew was a hoot to work with! Extremely communicative and gets the job done properly and neatly. I had him install a hook for me on the outside that was annoying to get to, and he did it without an issue and at an amazing cost. I would highly recommend Matthew for any handyman job, and I will be sure to call upon his services again!
Matthew McMahan’s Home RepairsMatthew McMahan’s Home Repairs
Maddie P.
Jerry was very helpful in fixing my hand railing on my staircase. He responded to my request within minutes and was able to come provide and estimate the next day! He was on time and explained the problem and how he would fix it every step of the way. I will be using Jerry for all my handyman needs in the future!
Blue Chip HandymanBlue Chip Handyman
Brian F.
Kevin is a true handyman. We ran into some difficulty finding the right railing for the project but Kevin was diligent in his research and found just the right material for the job. He was professional, polite, and punctual throughout the entire process. It is hard now days to find someone with those same characters. My family and I will continue to use Kevin for small jobs as they show up....
AZK HomeAZK Home
Steve K.
I contacted this handyman to do four or five small projects. He gave me a time to come over. He didn’t show up. That night he messaged me to apologize because the job he was on ran long. I said no problem and we rescheduled. So he gave me a second time he would come by to do the work. I said sounds good. He never showed up. And he has never contacted me since.
Goodpaster Construction Services LLCGoodpaster Construction Services LLC
Ernie Y.
Derek did a great job went over and beyond my expectations, was up front and explained when there was a issue that would increase the original estimate, I changed a few things on his original estimate and as noted he meet all my requests. He always kept me informed if he was going to be delayed for any reason. I would highly recommend him should you need a handyman for your home repairs, and I have him on speed dial should I, or my family or friends need his services.
Transformation RemodelingTransformation Remodeling
James M.
Budnek LLC is an elite handyman business who embodies craftsmanship, refined customer service, and detailed communication for a reasonable price. Before completing the job, Budnek LLC will take the time to answer any and all questions. After, they thoroughly assess the job and provide a plan of approach to tackle your issue. Once they gather the supplies, they complete the job in a punctual manner while conducting themselves professionally. Afterward, a thorough recap is provided on what was completed. I am thoroughly impressed with the outcome of work he provided at my property. His reasonable pricing, along with honesty and liability, has won Budnek LLC a seat in my arena to continue future business.
Budnek LLCBudnek LLC
Loryn W.
Nick was great! I had multiple projects in my house that needed to be put together/hung up and he did them all with a smile and quick! He was very responsive to all of my questions before I hired him and he was on time (even a little early). I have already shared his information with my friends and family and I would for sure hire him again. If you want to hire a handyman who will be on time, professional, and efficient for a great value then you definitely want to hire him! *Also for any single women who live alone, I didn't feel uncomfortable at all being in the house with him. We even talked about his wife and newborn :)
On Target Home and welding RepairOn Target Home and welding Repair
Kelly E.
I had a terrible experience with someone else I had found on Thumbtack when looking for a cleaning service. Derek and I had not been able to communicate until after I had made my original appointment. The people I used ended up cracking my toilet tank while trying to fix the flapper and I was forced to replace the toilet. I texted with Derek almost immediately and sent him pictures and he told me he would be happy to help me. After a couple more texts, this man showed up the next day with a new toilet and installed it and disposed of my old toilet at a very reasonable price. I have already given out his card and he's my new handyman for sure!
Transformation RemodelingTransformation Remodeling
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