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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Oklahoma City handymen
Steve J.
Contacted this handyman because he had good reviews. Out of the three handyman chores I needed done, this person was not able to do even one of them. Told me was unable to do outdoor type handy work, but I saw fence repair or construction on website. These outdoor chores are things even I can do, but I don't have the time. Handywork Handyman & General Service skills must be limited or selective I'm guessing. I'll have to find a real handyman to do the work for me. Added Note Concerning Handyworx Handyman & General Services LLC Reply to my Review: Too bad, so sad, if I upset you with an honest review of your handyman abilities. A handyman is a jack of all trades and a master of some in my book. In Oklahoma, As a handyman, you will not need a state license to work in Oklahoma on any renovation, remodeling, repair or construction project. Enough said.
Handyworx Handyman & General Services LLCHandyworx Handyman & General Services LLC
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
Janey H.
Cooksey Handyman Services did a fantastic job laying the tile in my sunroom. I couldn’t be more pleased!
Cooksey Handyman Home ServicesCooksey Handyman Home Services
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.”
NW Fix ItNW Fix It
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
Michael S.
Mike did a great job in replacing a back door on my rental property. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing handyman work done.
GMA Home and Handyman RepairGMA Home and Handyman Repair
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
Sherry H.
I need a handyman and all I get is a call to set up and then never here from you again.very disappointing. What is wrong ? What did l do?
Handyworx Handyman & General Services LLCHandyworx Handyman & General Services LLC
Nicole R.
Stefan showed up 15min early, was very professional, and did an excellent job installing a new ac unit into the wall for me. I will use again in the future for all my handyman projects.
S. M. Rice LLCS. M. Rice LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Michael repaired an outside faucet that was leaking. He was very professional, completed the job quickly, and charged a very reasonable fee. I will definitely hire Michael for all my future handyman needs!
Michael's Painting and Construction companyMichael's Painting and Construction company
Chris K.
Mr. Jackson was very confident in his work, and did a great job. Very friendly and personable. I would use him again, and h does other handyman jobs. (We we’re doing caulking)
Jackson of All TradesJackson of All Trades
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.
HESTER'S HANDYMAN SERVICESHESTER'S HANDYMAN SERVICES
Klynn H.
Thank you so much! They have Fast and friendly service! The other handyman I tried to hire never got back to me, RC got back to me within minutes and had the job done the next morning.
RC PaintersRC Painters
Whitney M.
I cannot say enough good about Mark. He was fair, he fixed my issues, and he was very personable. I am over the moon I have a handyman now. Will never use anyone else, and I recommend him highly.
Handyworx Handyman & General Services LLCHandyworx Handyman & General Services LLC
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
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
Maria S.
My husband and I wanted a custom wood shelf installed in our garage. I shared an image of one I wanted and Mark had no issues recreating it. During my check-ins with him, he would provide me with the status of how the project was going. He is extremely detailed oriented and takes pride in his work. An example of this is him telling me how one bolt that was facing another direction was bothering him because it was not uniform with the other bolts. So he took the time to go back and correct the minor detail. Nowadays people aren't always concerned about those minor issues so it was refreshing to hear and see Mark want to make it "perfect". Furthermore, the other reviews are true to the fact that Mark is very personable and easy to communicate with. I also took note that he was punctual. I highly recommend Mark for your Handyman needs. He truly is committed to great service!
Handyworx Handyman & General Services LLCHandyworx Handyman & General Services LLC
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