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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 Rock Hill handymen
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. Carpentry & RecreationsB.K. Carpentry & Recreations
Thumbtack Customer
I hired All-American Handyman Services for an array of projects, after my previous handyman became unreliable. I was getting ready for my housewarming party and needed several projects done in a short timeframe. John was EXCELLENT- very professional, responsive and did amazing work. He mounted the hardware for my window treatments both in the living room and the master, bookshelves in several rooms, wall art, picture frames, wall mounted my tv and did two light fixtures. Everything was done well, timely and at a very reasonable cost. I received a ton of compliments at the housewarming. I highly recommend and will be using this service in the future.
All-American Handyman Service, LLC.All-American Handyman Service, LLC.
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 & Assembly ServicesMaranatha Home & Assembly Services
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.
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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. Carpentry & RecreationsB.K. Carpentry & Recreations
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 WorkinWalt Workin
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
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a basement entry door / steps demolished and replaced. When John came out to look at the job offered him several pretty big projects that I'd been needing to have done. I was very impressed by his fairness and also great communication. He's nearly done with all 4 projects and the work is nothing short of outstanding. This list included replacing a deck floor, railings and even adding a really nice pergola. I thought I was possibly becoming a difficult client due to the list of huge projects but he just get them done and keeps a friendly and professional attitude. I very highly recommend All-American Handyman Service!
All-American Handyman Service, LLC.All-American Handyman Service, LLC.
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
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