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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 Garfield Heights handymen
Mike A.
Ed is a very skilled handyman, he approached the repairs hired him for with professionalism and a good understanding of how to tackle issues.
Gmuse4 U Renaissance ServicesGmuse4 U Renaissance Services
Judie r.
It was a pleasure to finally have a reasonable efficient, polite, and handyman I feel we can trust. We will use him again
Art's Handyman & RemodelingArt's Handyman & Remodeling
Joe B.
This is the best company. Handyman by every sense of the word. They will fix anything and do a great job doing it. I’ll never hire anyone else. Handyman legacy is fantastic for old homes. If you have an old home you need these guys. And if you have a newer place, I can’t imagine anyone better. Stop reading this and hire this company!
Legacy Handyman ServicesLegacy Handyman Services
John K.
Jan was exceptional to work with. He was very responsive to my inquiries and was very courteous throughout. I would highly recommend Jan to anyone needing handyman services.
Jan handymanJan handyman
Kal K.
After initial review of 1 star, the contractor made it clear that $39/hr is only for Handyman work. This price should not be confused for garage door installation. Based on this updating review.
Danny garage door and locksmith service LLCDanny garage door and locksmith service LLC
Alison S.
Jason is a very nice young man. I only needed a couple of small carpentry/handyman things done, but Jason was punctual, got all the materials for me, did the job quickly, and was fairly priced.
Jason Kale ConstructionJason Kale Construction
Aliece S.
Amazing job he did on installing our kitchen light. Very polite, showed up on time and got right to work! Very professional, using again for other handyman services. Thanks so much!
The Maintenance ManThe Maintenance Man
Ken D.
Jeff installed bi-fold doors on my closet. He did a tremendous job and we are very well pleased. If I need additional handyman work I will be calling him to do come out for another project
Blue Truck EnterpriseBlue Truck Enterprise
Katie N.
I hired John’s Handyman Service for a few projects around my home. He did a great job on all of them! His rates were more than fair He also responded quickly to texts. I will definitely be hiring him again for future projects.
Johns handyman servicesJohns handyman services
Angilique C.
Mr. Johns Handyman service was absolutely perfect. He was on time and once he arrived He started right away. For me the lift coffee table was a jigsaw puzzle in 1000 pieces. He was done in about an hour. I would hire him in a heartbeat to do more work as needed.
Johns handyman servicesJohns handyman services
Brittany B.
We hired Jeremy and crew to repair a damaged wall in our bedroom. He gave us a quick and accurate quote and had it repaired within a day. The whole team was on time, professional, and honest - plus did quality work! This was our first experience with a handyman and it exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be using Legacy for future projects.
Legacy Handyman ServicesLegacy Handyman Services
Li Z.
Dan is punctual, humble, and professional. His repairs met my expectations and most important, his price is reasonalable unlike most of others I hired before. The latter in no doubt will win him a good business for what he is good at in long term. I'm thankful to Thumbtack for finding me a good handyman like Dan.
Adrian's Home Remodeling, LLCAdrian's Home Remodeling, LLC
Matthew V.
I was looking for a handyman to help me prepare my house for future sale and I found him when I had Nick do a project for me. He removed an old garbage disposal and completed the necessary plumbing. We then went around the house and discussed other projects. I will definitely be hiring Nick for future projects.
Nick livezeyNick livezey
Thumbtack Customer
Jay did a fantastic job fixing our gutter for us and is going to even complete a few other projects around the house in the coming weeks. He was very prompt in getting back to us and even stopped by within the hour of contacting him. I would highly recommend him for any handyman work needed around your place!
Johnson & sons handyman servicesJohnson & sons handyman services
Benita B.
Ramone is the best handyman/contractor I have ever hired! He is very professional and knowledgeable. Did a fantastic job on my basement. He installed panelling, drylocked and painted floor and walls, and corrected electrical code violations. Showed up on time and finished the job quickly. I will definitely hire him again for all my properties. I highly recommend him!
The Maintenance ManThe Maintenance Man
Kimberly G.
Edward is a awesome handyman, he is very professional, skilled at his job, and friendly. Not only did he come by the very next day after I placed a call for service to put a huge box that was left outside my garage on the rain for 1 week inside. He assembled it several weeks later because it simply would not stop raining. I would recommend him because the quality of his work is great.
Gmuse4 U Renaissance ServicesGmuse4 U Renaissance Services
Roseanne B.
Just so very completely satisfied with Ramone Hardy. He responded to my search for handyman almost immediately that very same day within an hour maybe less. He showed up at my house and did exactly what I needed. It involved moving a very heavy A/C up my stairs, installing it and moving others around. Absolutely will use Ramone in any future needs that arise. He impressed me how strong he was, cuz that 1st A/C was about 100+#s, he can be on my side anytime. I have been trying to find someone for awhile, if I would have known contacting Thumbtack would result in such an immediate response, it would have been my very 1st choice, Thank you so much, now I can look forward to those hot & humid Cleveland summer days. Definitely will recommend to others, Roseanne Baker
The Maintenance ManThe Maintenance Man
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