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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 Allen handymen
Tye H.
Expensive for handyman $100/hour long
Alejandro VelasquezAlejandro Velasquez
Rose I.
Xigman responded right away for my need for a handyman the following day (short notice). Scheduling was quick and the handyman arrived on time and did a wonderful job in the 2-hour time slot allotted. Pricing was reasonable and I would hire them again. Thanks!
Handyman & Plumbing CompanyHandyman & Plumbing Company
Ramalakshmi S.
Mr.Dogan was a pleasure to work with. Very kind and patient. I highly recommend him for your handyman needs.
McDogan Construction LLCMcDogan Construction LLC
Nayeem c.
Great service based on punctuality, professionalism and value. Frank is a great handyman to help with your next project.
Cheers ServicesCheers Services
Valerie S.
Frank did great work. He was responsive and affordable. I will definitely use him again for handyman services.
Cheers ServicesCheers Services
Nayeem c.
Jimmy provided superior service with a great attitude. I highly recommend his service if you're in need of a handyman.
Handy Dandy JimboHandy Dandy Jimbo
Debbie P.
Knows what he is doing. Glad to find someone we can use for all our handyman fixes. Thank you!!!!
Convenient ServiceConvenient Service
Rachel A.
Moe's Handyman Services was prompt and completed the repairs we needed. We would recommend them and be happy to use them again.
REMODELING CENTERREMODELING CENTER
Tom S.
I want to highly recommend Fresh Start home services to anyone who is looking for a professional, responsive Handyman service and they provide quality work. Jake and Nicole were great to work with. They were friendly and arrived when they said they would and performed the work quickly and at a great price point. I would not hesitate to hire them again for handyman services around my home
HomeHelperHomeHelper
Chamonix M.
Perfect! Nick was incredibly professional and I will definitely be reaching out in the future when we have additional needs. If you're looking for a handyman, Nick is your man!
Pure SolutionsPure Solutions
Maria H.
Joel was great. He fit us into his busy day and did the jobs well. We will definitely use him again for our office handyman jobs!
HandyjoeHandyjoe
Shveta B.
Joe is an excellent handyman who is thorough and very professional. He is very honest and knows his work. He took a very good care of us and we highly recommend him.
HandyjoeHandyjoe
Angie V.
I definitely will not used this handyman again. I hired him for my filter and something easy to fix and was worst than the beginning and screw up my countertops and my faucet! Nightmare
Pawpaw's Handy ServicePawpaw's Handy Service
Shan s.
Mark installed 10 toilets at our daycare with good quality workmanship and professional service attitude 👍👍👍👌👌👌 Plan to engage him as my handyman of choice !
Mark It DoneMark It Done
Rose I.
Matt is a very efficient and competent handyman. He has a wide skill range and is affordably priced. He also came through for me when I needed work done the same day my parents were moving into my house. Some items he did for me included assembling mini chandeliers, hanging picture frames/mirrors, installing door handles, and replacing light switch and outlet cover plates. I recommend him for your handyman needs and will definitely be using him again in the future.
Andrus EnterprisesAndrus Enterprises
Diona E.
I had two projects I needed accomplished in my home. I selected David as my handyman and I was not sorry for my decision. David did a fantastic job on my two projects. The broken section of sheet rock in my garage looks as if it never happened, and my shower floor was very well refinished and repaired. David was extremely thorough and very clean. I would definitely with no doubt contact David for future repairs in my home and would recommend him to customers looking for handyman services.
David VespucciDavid Vespucci
Roswell T.
Great work. Professional and prompt. My dishwasher needed repairs but a stripped screw was holding it in place preventing the repairs. I tried an extractor and multi-tool myself with no luck. The handyman was able to remove in 10 minutes.
Collin County HandymanCollin County Handyman
Steve T.
RBS did a great job of solving my problem. Robert explained clearly the problem and offered terrific solutions. The work was high quality and well done. I'll absolutely use RBS for other "handyman" problems.
RBS Home ServicesRBS Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Ramior's team was punctual, courteous, thorough, and did quality work. I will definitely use him again for "handyman" services around our home. They did tile work (replacing a floor), plumbing, and drywall for me.
TrustOne HandymanTrustOne Handyman
Anupama U.
Dogan was responsive and did the work at very short notice. He was pleasant and professional. He did a great job removing a workbench and making some loft storage in our garage. Would highly recommend him for handyman work.
McDogan Construction LLCMcDogan Construction LLC
Tamla K.
It was such a pleasure to meet this young man. He was so professional and yet so warm and caring. He used his technical abilities on a few jobs that I do not have the skills to get done. He was quick and efficient. You will be in my future calls for handyman services. Thanks again.
Handy Dandy JimboHandy Dandy Jimbo
Carmella H.
The actual service of the handyman was excellent but the cost for the job was way overpriced. My initial review was a 1 star rating based solely on the way the actual price per job was hidden and not the service of the handyman. The job I had done took approximately 20 minutes but I was charged $98 even though it says $49/hour. After I posted my review Xigman did refund me half of my money back so this is why I am updating my star rating. Also, I was told the handyman couldn't get additional work with a 1 star rating even though I said his service was excellent. When I questioned Xigman I was told to read note 15 of the policy that says they charge a 2 hour minimum. Why is the two hour minimum posted 15 items down into the policy? If I would have seen that they charge a two hour minimum next to the $49 I would have NEVER used them for this job. I was also told that the handyman had to drive from Irving. Well last time I checked it doesn’t take $49 to drive from Irving! I asked for services in the Allen area so I don’t feel like I should be charged for a driving fee. Overall, I have used Thumbtack multiple times and have never had this issue. I will never use XIgman again!
Handyman & Plumbing CompanyHandyman & Plumbing Company
Julia W.
Mr. Lindsey made room for my small little project after working a full day on another large project. I told him I wanted it done by a certain day (which was a tight deadline) and he made it work. I will be calling him for all of my "handyman projects" in the future!
LH ServicesLH Services
Mary T.
Mr Bartlett was prompt in responding to me and on time to start my project. He was friendly and easy to talk to. He did a great job on my project. I was very pleased. I highly recommend Mr Bartlett got any handyman project, large or small. He is conscientious and thorough in his work.
Doyle Bartlett HANDYMANDoyle Bartlett HANDYMAN
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Moe's Handyman Services to install a ceiling fan I purchased. Moe and Hugo came out the next morning to put it up. I misplaced the directions for the fan, but they didn't mind. They were very professional and courteous, and the work was done in a timely matter. Took time to explain in detail how it worked. Highly recommend!
REMODELING CENTERREMODELING CENTER
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