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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 Tigard handymen
Laura B.
Great handyman!
Handyman Services PDXHandyman Services PDX
Thumbtack Customer
A genuine professional handyman! Thank you.
Handyman Services PDXHandyman Services PDX
Jacqueline B.
Great handyman got the job done. Will have him back
Paul G.
Multi-skilled handyman willing to take on an array of challenging tasks. Quality work and friendly!
Handy HandsHandy Hands
Anne O.
Terae was very pleasant to work with and made quick work out of a couple of small exterior handyman projects.
Fix & Finish ConstructionFix & Finish Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Appreciated having someone over to handle my various handyman needs without a long wait. Handyman was very professional and fixed everything on my "to-do" list including installing a shelf in my kitchen, fixing my toilet, and doing some caulk work. I would use them again!
Oregon Home CheckOregon Home Check
Thumbtack Customer
Brandon is very thorough and easy to work with. He was willing to go beyond the scope of work and he is a great handyman.
Rolling Hills RemodelingRolling Hills Remodeling
Connor B.
Had a great experience with Pro Handyman, excellent communication, had great attention to detail, would hire again.
Pro Handyman  / Junk Removal Comm & ResidentialPro Handyman / Junk Removal Comm & Residential
Michael H.
Emmanuel was a great handyman! He did excellent work in a reasonable amount of time. He will definately be asked back.
Daily Service Solutions IncDaily Service Solutions Inc
Tom F.
Jerry is our new go to Handyman. Working with him was an absolute breeze. Great communication, on time and delivered on all work and then some.
Pro Handyman  / Junk Removal Comm & ResidentialPro Handyman / Junk Removal Comm & Residential
Rion A.
By far the best contractor and handyman I have hired so far, and I have hired quite a few. I highly recommend!
Genius Home & Automation ServicesGenius Home & Automation Services
Kristine J.
SET’S G Handyman is great! He was fast and efficient for a good price. He was friendly and professional. I would definitely call him again!
SET’S G-HandymanSET’S G-Handyman
Mary A.
Vlad was great and really worked with us to solve our problem. We will continue to use them as our handyman. I would recommend him highly.
Lux Homes Building Solutions LLCLux Homes Building Solutions LLC
Teresa S.
OMG! BEST HANDYMAN I have EVER hired! Worth every penny. Professional. Precise. Communicated extremely well. Jerry is top notch. He beautifully fixed a motion sensor light installation that a prior handyman had done poorly and ineffectively. And Jerry installed a Ring video camera/sensor light and a solar-powered motion sensor light. A consummate professional. OUTSTANDING!! Absolutely I will hire Jerry again.
Pro Handyman  / Junk Removal Comm & ResidentialPro Handyman / Junk Removal Comm & Residential
Karina G.
I highly recommend hiring Croz’s Handyman Service, they hung a heavy mirror for me in no time and were very professional and polite. Would absolutely hire again. Thank you!
Crosby's Handyman ServicesCrosby's Handyman Services
Abigail G.
He was amazing. He worked efficiently and courteously and he was very versatile and flexible. I will definitely use him again and I highly recommend him for any handyman service.
Handyman DiegoHandyman Diego
Charlene M.
I am disappointed with the work that was done on our home and feel this handyman was dishonest when he said he could complete the job. Our situation is worse due to the work completed.
Handyman Services PDXHandyman Services PDX
Kim M.
Ron did a fantastic job with my “to do” list. He was professional and thoughtful in how he approached each task. I will definitely hire him again, and highly recommend him as an excellent handyman.
New-Land Properties LLCNew-Land Properties LLC
Stacy F.
Kaspian hung a large curtain rod in my baby’s room. The rod was level and secure in studs and made sure I was satisfied with the job. Fair pricing and on time. I’d hire him again for handyman work.
Handyman (Sergey) KaspianStarHandyman (Sergey) KaspianStar
Anna C.
Matt was great. He got back to me right away and got the job done quick and well. He’s kind and professional and I will definitely call him again next time I need a handyman. Highly recommend.
Sterling O.
We use Terae for all of our handyman needs now. He comes on time and prepared, has a very professional set up, and could not be more polite and patient when working with our many demands. A must hire.
Fix & Finish ConstructionFix & Finish Construction
Danielle G.
Just moved here from out of state and needed an professional, reliable handyman to fix some electrical wiring and install a fireplace remote. I was pleased by the tenacity to resolve the issue and their professional attitude. Would definitely use again.
Brittany S.
Matthew is a top notch handyman / Jack of all trades. We just bought an old craftsman and have been impressed with the work quality he puts into any job around the house! Very happy to have made this connection.
Portland Metro HandymanPortland Metro Handyman
Leslie L.
I will hire him to do all my handyman jobs. He was professional,courteous. and did the job quickly. I'll definitely have him back to help me again. I'd give him a 6 Stars if I could.
Trace Handy ServiceTrace Handy Service
Jane B.
Isaiah exceeded all expectations I had of a handyman. He inquired about details of the project to come prepared with equipment necessary for each stage, was detail-oriented, focused, rapid, and tidy. I am ready to hire him again.
Nailed-it Handyman ServicesNailed-it Handyman Services
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