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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 Mount Pleasant handymen
Zach A.
Did some great quick handyman work for me. I will use again.
T & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLCT & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLC
Donato R.
Dave is absolutely fantastic. He is a great guy with a wealth of handyman knowledge. In one quick stop at our home, he assembled and installed an outdoor ceiling fan, replaced a broken doorbell and installed wire shelving in our laundry room. I'm calling him back for more projects. If you are looking for a great handyman, Dave is the guy you want. Very highly recommend.
Fast RepairFast Repair
Kristen B.
Scanlon Handyman Services exceeded my expectations. Kyle was quick to respond, worked around my busy schedule, was on time, and very reasonably priced. He was thorough with his work and even used some of his own supplies to re-enforce things. Kyle was very respectful of my home and offered more than once to vacuum and clean up after his work. I would highly recommend Scanlon Handyman Services!
Scanlon Handyman Services, LLCScanlon Handyman Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jerry was awesome! He showed up on time and completely the task quickly and efficiently and he also didn't over charge like a lot of handyman services. I will def use Jerry again!
Jerry's I'll Fix ItJerry's I'll Fix It
Scott W.
Chris from Low Tide Handyman Services installed a hanging chandelier and dimmer switch in our home. The work was very well done in a short time. Chris was personable and experienced. Would highly recommend him.
Low Tide Handyman Services LLCLow Tide Handyman Services LLC
Anne H.
This is the second time I have used him. So that should tell you something. He is RELIABLE and PROFESSIONAL as well as being friendly. He is a great person for you to hire for all your handyman needs.
Fast RepairFast Repair
Ashley H.
Where do I even start? I thought I had hired a good handyman previously. That was before I met Ed. First of all, he's not a handyman. He's a skilled professional who just also happens to be able to do all of the things. When I say "all of the things," I'm not kidding. TV mounts and wire concealment, leveling wall hangings, bathroom fixture install, home security, ceiling fan install...I could go on. His perfectionism even had him adjusting things the prior handyman had done. Don't hesitate to hire Ed. He's the best! **COVID note: Ed and his business partner both arrived fully masked and observed social distancing measures throughout their time in our home. We felt completely safe in their presence.
EK5 TechEK5 Tech
Ms. W.
Chris is a professional. He explained every step of the work to me before he started and made sure I was satisfied. He completed it in the time he promised. I highly recommend Low Tide Handyman Services and will use their service in the future. I am a very satisfied customer.
Low Tide Handyman Services LLCLow Tide Handyman Services LLC
Betty S.
The best handyman you can find in Mount Pleasant! He is very professional, skillful and punctual. I also love his positive energy! He fixed all my lighting issues that has accumulated throughout the years and replaced 2 ceiling fans in no time. Amazing work! We feel so fortunate to have found him!!!
EK5 TechEK5 Tech
Louise B.
Christopher has been a great contact for all the items we were needing "handyman" help with during our move into an older condo. And Tito - who came out and installed the vanities and discussed some of my plumbing issues did a great job - and cleaned up all mess upon completion. I look forward to working with Low Tide for future projects! Pricing was excellent!
Low Tide Handyman Services LLCLow Tide Handyman Services LLC
Anbesaw S.
David Williams is a very relible and creative repair man. He comes with better strategies to fix fixable glitches and install a new one as needed. I am particularly impressed by his honesty and puctuality. I rate him the best handyman for any work and recommend him without any reservation. Anbesaw Selassie Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology MUSC 1095 Black Rush Circle Dunes West Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
Fast RepairFast Repair
Dan L.
After recently arriving in Mount Pleasant, my wife and I were fortunate enough to find Jerry here on Thumbtack. Over the last 2 weeks, Jerry has been to the house numerous times and has helped us with a variety of tasks to get us settled in our new house. From hanging pictures, putting together furniture, fixing light fixtures, solving fence issues, you name it and Jerry does it! To say we lucked out finding him would be an understatement. You won't find a more trustworthy, dependable, reasonable, and good hearted guy out there--in fact Jerry almost feels like extended family already! I highly recommend Jerry if you are in need of any sort of handyman services
Jerry's I'll Fix ItJerry's I'll Fix It
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