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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 Rock Hill handymen
Bethany R.
Krueger Handyman did a FANTASTIC job installing our new light fixtures.
Krueger Handyman servicesKrueger Handyman services
Rebecca O.
Responsive, shows up when he says he will, fair pricing! We will be using Nerd’s Home Improvement for any of our handyman needs!
Nerd’s Home ImprovementNerd’s Home Improvement
KENRIC B.
The work quality was great, great value, and he cleaned up well! Tezo installed 2 faucets and we love them. I definitely will consider him for future handyman needs.
Ervin’s Home improvementsErvin’s Home improvements
Jaime G.
Bryan is an honest person that is knowledgeable and care about his work. I needed work done to my laundry room that another handyman was suppose to fix, but his work was not to my satisfaction. Bryan came in and corrected all his mistakes and I’m please with his work.
B.K. Wescott CARPENTRY & PLUMBINGB.K. Wescott CARPENTRY & PLUMBING
Angela M.
Maranatha Home and assembly service was excellent he was very thorough and knowledgeable in his work he did a excellent job and he was quick with the services he provided I will definitely recommend them for all your handyman services. I am definitely going to use them again Thank you for a job well done
Maranatha Home ServicesMaranatha Home Services
Rachel I.
Dan was an excellent handyman for the jobs I needed done around my home. I recently relocated and was in search of someone to handle a few tasks. Dan reached out to me with a price and we set a date and time to complete the work. On the day of work, Dan arrived on-time with all of his tools. He was courteous, professional, friendly and we had some good conversation. Dan completed each task with precision and perfection and was sure to check-in with me each step of the way. I asked if he would do one additional task for me and he said sure, no problem. Once all tasks were completed, Dan cleaned up and left my home tidy. It was much appreciated. If you are looking for a handyman to complete some work around your home, I recommend Dan. I would absolutely work with him again. It was a pleasure. Thank you Dan.
HandyMan 4 CLTHandyMan 4 CLT
Elisa K.
Isaiah hung three mirrors and a painting, and installed a curtain rod. He was a joy to work with! Not only was he kind and patient with the work, he was resourceful and knowledgeable about things I had not considered (like finding wall studs for optimal hanging strength). He performed meticulous, careful work and did a beautiful job. This was hands down the best experience I have ever had with a handyman. Thank you so much!!
Walt Workin LLCWalt Workin LLC
Karin F.
Bryan did an excellent job on our bathroom. He ended up having to do a lot more work than originally anticipated due to a rotting floor from water damage. He is incredibly helpful and his workmanship is excellent. He is super polite, professional, talented with quality work and more than fair on pricing. I highly recommend him for any handyman needs! We will hire him again for sure.
B.K. Wescott CARPENTRY & PLUMBINGB.K. Wescott CARPENTRY & PLUMBING
Lynn d.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star handyman!! Rick did a great job completing a punch list of items in our senior parents new house. He installed 2 ADA tall toilets, a new marble bathroom countertop, installed safety rails. A security storm door, 2 ceiling fans, moved and added additional wire shelving multiple locations. We'll be using him in the future for a couple other projects.
A Cleaner Image Home Improvement LLC.A Cleaner Image Home Improvement LLC.
Lisa S.
Mike and Stephanie done an EXCELLENT JOB on putting up my Pergola! They were very responsive to all my questions and concerns. They was on time at the time we agreed upon and let's not talk about the quality work....My Pergola looks very sturdy and strong. Mike and Stephanie are very clean and professional workers. I WILL DEFINTELY call them back to other jobs for me as far I am concern they WILL be my first go to's for any Handyman jobs. My husband and I couldn't be Happier!
CM Home improvements and MoreCM Home improvements and More
Patrick H.
Kenneth Mekko came to my home to install a partial fence and gate to completely enclose my yard. He showed up on time, assessed the job and we negotiated a fair price for the work. Kenneth was personable, professional and friendly. He knew exactly how to build what I needed and the finished product was spot on. You know a carpenter/handyman is above board when they don't pressure you for money up front. Kenneth arrived at the job having already purchased the materials. He said he could complete the job in one day and he did. I would hire him again in an instant and he has my full confidence in recommending him to others. Thanks Kenneth, it was a pleasure doing business with you!
Mekko CorporationMekko Corporation
KENRIC B.
We hired Steve for several jobs including handyman work and wood work. His work was excellent but his behavior was erratic. He would start off nice at the beginning of the day but get a little irritated and hurried towards the end.The last job he did for us was installing crown moulding in several rooms in our home. He gave us a quote which was reasonable. After the first day of doing the moulding he became agitated because it was taking longer than he expected. He said he wasn't expecting to do all of that. What? The moulding required him to come out a 2nd day for a few hours. Again when he arrived he was clearly not happy on having to return. At the end of the job he was supposed to give us a quote on doing a coffered ceiling in our bedroom. Before he left we reminded him that he was supposed to give us the quote and he told us that we couldn't afford what he would charge to do that ceiling and he charged way too little for the moulding! What! This was highly offensive! Obviously we can afford you since we called you out. The bottom line was Steve was upset that he underbid on the crown moulding job and refused to come back to do any other work. Its not our fault that he doesn't know how to properly bid a job after decades of being in this industry. We paid what he asked. We didn't add any additional work and we didn't haggle. He actually took$100 off the quote because he didn't come on the originally scheduled date due to his truck breaking down. He's just like a lot of these guys. Use them while you can because at some point they flake out. Again his work is excellent but his behavior is unpredictable. He declined to work for us again so based on that we won't be using him again
Morris Home ImprovementsMorris Home Improvements
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