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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 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.

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.

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 Hilliard handymen
Meghal S.
Very efficient polite and professional. I would use them again for my handyman needs.
Graceful builders llcGraceful builders llc
Barb L.
Mike was very easy to work with. Was running a tad late but he called to update his arrival time. I only had curtain rods for him to hang in the living room and bedroom. Perfect they look awesome. Friendly and willing to follow my quirky ideas. Will call Mike again if I need a handyman.
Quality home repairQuality home repair
Stacey F.
Alonzo with KAMM Handyman Services installed flooring in my entryway. He quickly responded to my request for a quote, priced the work fairly and scheduled the work for later that same week. He confirmed the day before, which I found very refreshing, and arrived on time. He was respectful and professional during the installation. All in all I’m pleased with the result and will be hiring him again for my next project.
KAMM Handyman services Company LLCKAMM Handyman services Company LLC
Jeff M.
I have been hiring handymans, contractors and subcontractors for over 30 years. Communication problems and lack of response are two issues I typically will see. Andre responded quickly and throughout the project had great communication. We agreed on a day, time and price and Andre arrived on time. I felt the slatwall job took the right amount of time to complete with the modifications I requested and his attention to detail is seen in the installation. I am very happy with the slatwall and the additional space I now have for storage. The adjustable shelves were completed in a timely fashion and looked good. The following day I noticed something I forgot to tell Andre about the shelves and they needed adjustment. I was extremely surprised and very grateful that I was able to contact him and he returned that evening to complete my changes. And this was after he was already paid the day before. It is that type of professionalism I rarely see. I will hire Andre for my next project.
Regal Renovation and RepairRegal Renovation and Repair
Tyler w.
I emailed Geion through the app exactly what we wanted him to do and he gave us a great quote. We wanted him to paint trim on interior door frames and baseboards, and replace outside wood trim. I provided pictures of the outside trim and told him exactly how many door frames and base boards we needed painted. We told him we were in a hurry because we were putting our house up for sale. The day he came to work, he painted doorframes for two hours. He then left and said he or his partner would come back the next day. The work he did for those two hours was horrible. He used cheap painters tape, which bled through to the walls and he got paint on our Brazilian hardwood floors. After seeing what he did, we decided to do the work ourselves. Repairing his work and scraping paint off floors took my wife 2+ hours to fix. Though we did not want him to finish the job, we were willing to pay Geion for the time he spent, and we’re going to do so when he arrived the following day. However, he never came back and did not respond to our text. He came with good reviews thru this app, however we feel it our responsibility to write this caution. Had my wife not been skilled and able to clean up his mess and repair the work, we would have been in a really bad situation. He may be a good handyman, but our experience showed his painting skills are less than sub par and he lacked integrity by not showing up to finish or even pick up his paint supplies. I believe it became obvious to him that he under bid, yet as a professional he should have communicated that to us.
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