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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 Midwest City handymen
Erin F.
Dan is awesome!!! He is my new go to handyman!
Dan's HandymanDan's Handyman
Ginger G.
Sunday's Handyman was very professional and quality of work good.
Sunday's Handyman ServiceSunday's Handyman Service
Charlotte S.
Recommend Reuben’s handyman services. He completed all required jobs at reasonable prices. His quality of work is excellent and he is a professional. He will always be my first choice for handyman services.
Reuben's Handyman Services LLCReuben's Handyman Services LLC
Ann w.
The handyman did a fantastic job putting together my furniture, would definitely hire again for my next project.
Handy Home SolutionsHandy Home Solutions
Austin B.
Taylor was excellent to work with. Very professional, easy to communicate with, and did and perfect job. Highly recommend to anyone needing a quality handyman.
Tailor’d handyman servicesTailor’d handyman services
Jake A.
Keith was my Handyman. He went above and beyond the call of duty. All of his work was first class, quick and professional. He even worked on some additional stuff we hadn’t preplanned . We absolutely will use your service again. Kudos to thumbtack for having an awesome handyman like Keith. I highly recommend his services to anyone.”
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Gawu W.
Eskinder responded promptly, arrived on time, reviewed the project tasks, assigned job to professional and very reliable. All fixes were done to satisfaction, provided professional advice and guarantees his work. 'Walks the talk'. I am pleased with repairs and paint job done and many thanks to Eskinder. I will definitely contact Bto handyman again as needed and I highly recommend Bto Handyman.
Bto handymanBto handyman
Rita H.
Luke was a hard worker and very conscientious. He was prompt and did a great job. I highly recommend him for any handyman job. I will be using him in the future.
Luke SchwartzLuke Schwartz
Barbara R.
Mike was prompt, arriving on time reviewed the project giving his view about fixing the problem and proceeded to caulk the area. Very reasonable and personable I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and use him again for any handyman job.
Thumbtack Customer
Jason was very professional, and completed the work in a quick manner. I also have a tenant in the home, and Jason did a great job of working with the tenant to coordinate the job. I quality of the work was great, and I recommend Jason to anyone in need of a handyman.
Custom TrendZ CabinetryCustom TrendZ Cabinetry
Thumbtack Customer
The bi-fold door works like a dream, the dryer vent is now attached correctly and cleaned! The hand railing is a work in progress as lack of daylight delayed it. Another hand railing was tightened and it wasn't even on my list. Greatly appreciated! Finally found a Handyman!
Dan's HandymanDan's Handyman
Kari C.
If I could give more stars I would! Luke was on time and very professional. I will recommend him to anyone needing any type of handyman work done! My project that he tackled for me looks awesome! So grateful that there are still honest and hardworking people out there!
Luke SchwartzLuke Schwartz
Bonnie M.
This is my first time using this app and I am extremely satisfied to have found Gary’s Handyman Service. He was professional and efficient. He came to my house while I was at work and took care of everything without me being there. Sent me before and after pictures of the job that was done. I am pleased with the outcome and I will definitely be using him again. Thank you Gary!
Gary's Handyman ServiceGary's Handyman Service
Dana J.
Michelle and her team are great! I have now used them for a handyman project and for help with moving. Both times, they were very responsive, helpful, and kind. They were even able to help me same-day after the movers I had scheduled didn’t show up. I would definitely recommend them for any household projects and would hire them again for my own!
Handy Home SolutionsHandy Home Solutions
Lucretia C.
Luis works fast and all the tasks I had for him, both large and small, were done really well. He gave me a total quote for all the tasks I listed before I made a decision about which handyman to hire, so I knew how much I would have to pay even if it took him longer than expected. There are several more things I need done and I will be hiring him again very soon!
Estrada's Handyman and Cleaning  ServicesEstrada's Handyman and Cleaning Services
Huan P.
They were very responsive and great on communication. The handyman show up 90 minutes late. Half of my problems wasn’t solved nor correctly diagnosed. Took apart my light fixture in the bathroom recommending changing it, turn out to be the faulty GFI outlet (I messed around and found the problem once I changed the fixture and the problem remains later that night). However, he did recommend to replace the light fixture in the kitchen correctly and helped me taking the faulty one off. Overall, very nice guy!
Handy Home SolutionsHandy Home Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
I am currently in the process of selling my house and I had many different types of projects that needed to be fixed before the inspection. Adam was quick to respond and he was quick to come by the house to complete the projects. He is very professional, his quotes are fair, and he does a great job! After my house was inspected I had a few more projects that needed to be accomplished. I sent Adam the list and again he was quick to respond and fix the issues. Its great having a handyman that I can trust to do the job well. As I find other projects in the house, Adam is the only one I call to fix them now.
Wanner Works Remodel and Repair LLCWanner Works Remodel and Repair LLC
Terry H.
My parents recently passed away and I was appointed the administrator of their estate. One of the many challenges that came thereafter was the coordination of making repairs to their home in preparation for what may come next and to protect their interest as they would have wanted. One those repairs included a window sill that was actually damaged beyond repair due to a termite infestation that took place a couple years prior. I didn't realize there was damage until after I opened a plantation shutter to clean and observed the nasty surprise the termites had left behind. The sill practically had the density of a cracker encased in a thin shell of paint. Okay, that's a slight exaggeration, but it was definitely in bad shape and in need of replacement. I sought help to fix the problem and reviewed the profiles of several handyman contractors. And to be honest, I made a decision that I would not have normally made based on the sole review which was posted, that I read about a certain Keith Edwards. It was recent, and stated that Keith had worked on several projects in a home, over the past 2 years, to include plumbing, electricity, fencing, just to name a few, with perfection. I figured it was worth meeting Keith in person and was glad I did. He was punctual, knowledgeable, personable and fair. After a quote of $150, I hired him and sought to see what he could do. On the day of action, Keith was once again punctual, knowledgeable, personable, and to my delight, well informed on a wide span of topics. However, that's a story for another platform. Suffice to say, for this platform, Keith's work was nothing short of, as the once sole review stated, perfect! His attention to detail shows in his craftsmanship. I'll post before and after photos for your viewing. I would highly recommend Keith for your millwork needs. Thanks Keith!
NW Fix itNW Fix it
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