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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 Myrtle Beach handymen
Tamara J.
Alex is reliable and responsive; two things I need and value in a handyman. I have already hired him for more work and have made him my permanent handyman.
Alex LeisenringAlex Leisenring
Patricia B.
Eric was quick. He was polite, honest and knew his stuff. True handyman!!
Eric's handyman ServicesEric's handyman Services
Linda V.
I won't call another handyman since working with Charlie. He was prompt, professional, and friendly. He replace the rollers on our sliding glass door swiftly. Reasonably priced.
Handy Home ServicesHandy Home Services
Dee B.
Cassandra was prompt and professional. Great personality, explained process, offered ideas for kitchen improvements and agreed to help out with other handyman needs. I look forward to working with her again.
H3 Properties unlimitedH3 Properties unlimited
Diane R.
I would recommend Eric without hesitation for any and all handyman projects you might have! I will definitely be referring him to friends and neighbors. A Very honest, trustworthy, and skilled professional!
Eric's handyman ServicesEric's handyman Services
Thomas J.
Bruce will be my Go 2 Guy each time I need a Handyman. His attention to every detail of making sure the Project is done right impressed me. He fits the profile of all of the above.
Bruce Hicks HandymanBruce Hicks Handyman
Mike C.
Jeremy and Michelle are true professionals that do outstanding work. They were on time, paid attention to all details, and finished the job completely as outlined in the project scope. You cannot go wrong by hiring GS Builders for your handyman project. They went out of their way to accommodate my project after another contractor botched the job. Jeremy has a wide variety of handyman skills. He did some electrical work along with repairing and installing interior walls. Not only was the quality of work excellent, but they make sure to clean up after all was complete. I would definitely hire them again.
GS Builders, LLCGS Builders, LLC
Mike W.
Andrew did a great job on my initials projects I requested. He was responsive to my timeline, worked quickly and efficiently to complete the projects. His professionalism, easy to talk to, work with, and trust far exceeded others whom I met with. I will continue to hire Andrew for my future projects and handyman needs.
Coastline Home Repair, LLCCoastline Home Repair, LLC
Eddie g.
thank god i found cassandra! she is a jack of all trades! helped me go to walmart and pick up my tv console and bookcase and helped me assemble both of them! i would have been lost without her! anyone looking for a handyman that can do anything and with awomens touch should hire cassandra! im going to be doing alot of projects with her in the future! she is highly recommended!
H3 Properties unlimitedH3 Properties unlimited
Michael E.
We can’t say enough positive things about Bob’s work. A true jack of all trades, it is amazing what he can do. Installation of appliances, tiling, plumbing fixtures, he truly can tackle almost anything. We lucked out! Given his wide scope of skills, he has immediately become our go to handyman in the area (we are discerning clients).It is not always easy to find someone to trust, is responsive and thoughtfully offers expertise from years of experience. Bob does that all . He pays close attention to details and stands by the quality of his work. What we appreciate is his willingness to go the extra mile and provide ideas and creative solutions for any project for our home. So fortunate to have found him! Thanks Bob!
R.E. Turcotte Handyman ServiceR.E. Turcotte Handyman Service
David S.
My wife and I had just moved into our new home the day prior to contacting Mr. Bruce Hicks. Needless to say the tasks in front of us seemed insurmountable. Bruce replied to our request for services very quickly and after a brief conversation about what we needed immediate help with he agreed to come the next morning. Bruce showed up right on time and very quickly put our minds at rest. We can not say enough good things about his knowledge, professionalism, and quality of work. He made everything seem so easy and we were amazed at how much work he was able to help us with in just a few short hours. We will definitely be using Bruce’s help again and highly recommend him for all of your handyman needs. He is a pleasure to work with as well.
Bruce Hicks HandymanBruce Hicks Handyman
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