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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

The national average fixed rate for handyman jobs ranges from $120-$175. Hourly rates for a handyman can average $50-$100 per hour. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Alamo Heights handymen
Lenora E.
I’m very grateful for the quick response as we were heading into Easter weekend with a leaking water softener. Handyman Pines took care of the problem and everything is now good as new. I’ll definitely be calling Handyman Pines again!
Handyman Pines LLC.Handyman Pines LLC.
Bettina C.
Had a fantastic experience and now have a permanent handyman to suit my needs.
Garrett H.
Orlando was able to solve my problems and even help out with another! Great handyman!
Otero Plumbing and Handyman ServicesOtero Plumbing and Handyman Services
Bryan T.
Israel is the best handyman I have come across. His quality of work is excellent!
Israel LeonIsrael Leon
Ruben L.
Awesome job, I would recommend his services to anyone. He's a well rounded handyman.
Asonganyi and son'sAsonganyi and son's
Ravindranath D.
They were quick to respond to our request regarding a couple of handyman fixes. The communications were smooth and efficient. We are very happy with the quality of work, professionalism, punctuality, and pricing. Thanks to the technician for a job well done! We will use them again for any future handyman jobs.
Bubba's Handyman ServiceBubba's Handyman Service
Jo A.
Very professional and explained what went wrong. He’ll definitely now my handyman going forward 👍
Israel LeonIsrael Leon
Laura S.
Fast, reasonably priced, very nice man! I think I found my new handyman!
Charlie R.
Showed up when they said they would. Performed the repair and was professional. Would use for handyman services again.
Handyman Pines LLC.Handyman Pines LLC.
Monica W.
James was very professional and responded promptly to my handyman request. He provides realistic pricing and quality work!
Juliana M.
Great experience. Nice guy, great price. Plan on working with Done Right handyman other times. Recommend!
Done Right HandymanDone Right Handyman
Sid B.
Good guy but only does electrical and nothing else he said. Don’t know why he was listed as a handyman.
Lockdown DumpingLockdown Dumping
David S.
Great work and very responsive. I would recommend Handyman Pines for those household projects you can’t do yourself.
Handyman Pines LLC.Handyman Pines LLC.
Adrian E.
Steve was awesome and his work was top notch. Happy we went with him and happy that we now have ourselves a handyman.
My handymanMy handyman
Thumbtack Customer
JJ was everything he promised! We were screwed over by another handyman/painter and were leery of hiring someone else. JJ came in and got the rest of the job done, in a short amount of time, and did such an amazing job of it. We've already referred him to a co-worker and anytime someone asks for a handyman, we'll be giving JJ's information.
Bravo Maintenance ServicesBravo Maintenance Services
Jasmin W.
Joe did an amazing job at my rental house. I will definitely be hiring him again for all my handyman needs.
Home Da VinciHome Da Vinci
Shanya j.
The best handyman I came across! He is honest and did a wonderful job fixing my fan, lights and outdoor curtains and a swing.
77 General Contracting77 General Contracting
Andrew A.
William is An amazing handyman and works fast. Extremely humble and a joy to work with. Would definitely recommend for a family or business needing his services
Done Right HandymanDone Right Handyman
LaDonna K.
I was very happy with the work by My Handyman. I will definitely call him again when I need some work done.
My handymanMy handyman
Richard H.
Our handyman kept us informed throughout the process of removing an attic ladder and replacing it with a new one. He was friendly and punctual, and the cost was very reasonable.
Handyman Pines LLC.Handyman Pines LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Joe did an excellent job in a very professional manner. I highly recommend Joe as a professional Handyman. Thanks Joe for a job well done. Ben
Joe I can do thatJoe I can do that
Linda M.
Steve was professional and honest throughout each step. The work was completed as promised and on time. Will definitely call on My Handyman for future odd jobs around my home.
My handymanMy handyman
Very punctual and efficient! I highly recommend Lloyd for handyman services. I also know he has many more services and expertise that he offers.
Lloyd's ContractingLloyd's Contracting
Thumbtack Customer
Hard to see handyman who are this patient and inviting for all changing minds we had. He patiently worked with us and did complete the project to our satisfaction.
Details Quality Home ServicesDetails Quality Home Services
Udatha V.
He is a nice handyman. He came as scheduled. He does all work we requested without wasting time. I strongly recommend him. Good workmanship.
Israel LeonIsrael Leon
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