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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 Arlington handymen
Kisha G.
He was an amazing Handyman. He will be my permanent Handyman. You won’t go wrong with Jimbo.
Handy Dandy JimboHandy Dandy Jimbo
Thang N.
I’m very happy with the work of Jr Handyman
Jr handymanJr handyman
Jay J.
He was very friendly and very knowledgeable in everything. Good handyman.
tonyz handymantonyz handyman
Rosa R.
Handyman was very professional. Very detail oriented and arrived right on the time as agreed per phone call
Quick Pro Handyman LLCQuick Pro Handyman LLC
Nena B.
Ben was great and now I have him to take care of my odd jobs. Best handyman ever.
Nomadic ToolsNomadic Tools
Maia E.
Blake is friendly, professional, and provides exceptional handyman services. Very thankful for him and will be reaching out for any future projects and power washing needs!
Trifecta Home ServicesTrifecta Home Services
Megan C.
Don truly is an incredible handyman! I specifically chose him based on his 500+ magnificent reviews and he did not disappoint. He showed up early to our appointment, he quoted me 30 min to complete the job and stuck exactly within the time frame, and he didn’t leave a mess when he was done! I will be using Don for all my future handyman needs!! THANK YOU DON!
Don's Handyman ServiceDon's Handyman Service
Shelly B.
As a single woman, there are just something’s I can’t do- even though i try. Best Handyman hung a new water hose reel outside on my patio. He was quick and the price was very reasonable. He reached out to me right away from my ad and came the next day. I will use Best Handyman again for those things I just can’t do myself. I highly recommend!
Best Handyman LLCBest Handyman LLC
Cameron H.
Quick Pro Handyman called me right after I submitted a request. I discussed my issue in detail and he was able to go right out and fix the issue very quickly!
Quick Pro Handyman LLCQuick Pro Handyman LLC
Chris D.
Jayco Handyman Services did a great job for us! He was punctual, responsive and very skilled. He was also very friendly and very easy to communicate with. We will definitely hire him again!
Jayco Handyman Services LLCJayco Handyman Services LLC
Martha s.
Daniel did a great job repairing my attic ladder. I would definitely recommend him for any projects that you might have. I will call him in the future if I need a handyman.
Texas Trusted Handyman LLCTexas Trusted Handyman LLC
Kerri S.
Southlake Handyman is exactly what I was looking for. Gallio was very nice and polite and did a great job putting my house back together after a waterline break. I'll definitely be contacting them again.
Southlake HandymanSouthlake Handyman
Christy S.
Jarrod did a quick, thorough, and professional job on a small project that we needed big help on. The next time we have any kind of handyman or electrical help needed we will definitely be using Spartan Repair! Thank you!
Spartan RepairSpartan Repair
Chris T.
Adib came in on time as promised and did an excellent job. Very easy and fast to setup my repair needs and very responsive too. I cannot ask for a better handyman. I will use him in my future needs in the office.
Adib HandymanAdib Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Coleman was pleasant and very professional. He actually came out the same day that I contacted him and completed the job in a very timely manner and at a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend him for any handyman services!!!! Thanks again Mr. Coleman!
Walk by FaithWalk by Faith
Christian V.
What was discussed on the phone did not fully happen when the repair handyman came I had three issues and only one of them was fixed he did not know how to fix the second issue and the third issue he said he would come back the next day to fix and never returned
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Thumbtack Customer
Cary provided general handyman services at a newly purchased home and was able to successfully complete a large variety of tasks, including plumbing, roofing, electrical, and many more misc. tasks. Cary is able to work with minimal direction and that is appreciated. He is very thorough and puts pride into his work. His rates are extremely reasonable as well. Will be using Cary again in the near future.
Cary's Pro ServicesCary's Pro Services
Thumbtack Customer
I would not used Handyman Connection ever again. Their charges are not explained up front. Example, 30% up charge for any materials if they have to purchase. That rate shown on the proposal is a DAILY rate, and not written as such on the proposal. They claim that the rate was verbally explained. It needs to be spelled out on the proposal. I was charged $625.00 per day, of which the Handyman connection takes half. I am a senior citizen and if the proposal had been clear, I would have never hired them. I feel that I was deliberately mislead. When I called the local office, I was told that more training had to be done with their craftsmen on proposal writing. I think that 2000K is way to much for touch up paint, tub drain replaced, bathroom sink repaired, sheet rock in garage repaired and florescent lights being replaced. They also will leave with supplies that YOU have purchased and will be used on the next job. BEWARE..
Handyman ConnectionHandyman Connection
Sinsey J.
I contacted Mr. Baqir on Tuesday and wasn't sure when to schedule a date. So at the last minute, I contacted him Saturday morning and he arranged to come by early afternoon. He arrived just as he said and completed all the handyman tasks I needed with excellence. He has a kind personality. Also, he has a 30-day warranty. I recommend hiring him. Keep up the good work!
Quick Pro Handyman LLCQuick Pro Handyman LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Looking for a one-stop shop handyman? Cary is the person for the job; very personable and good communication. He offers reasonable pricing and definitely goes above and beyond my expectations; providing more than I feel I paid for. I've currently been in the process of transitioning from one home to another while having to get the old place ready to sell. Having Cary able to provide quick /prompt next-day service without me having to even be there helped tremendously with managing everything. Overall, I was satisfied with everything. Cary's Pro Services will be my "go to" for any and all future handiwork needed; and there certainly will be plenty needed done with the new home.
Cary's Pro ServicesCary's Pro Services
Marc N.
Baqir is a true professional! He was on-time, cordial and knows his stuff! He installed a very nice mailbox for me and he was able to conduct a work around without having several screws the manufacturer forgot to include in the kit! He showed ingenuity and quick thinking and was able to come through and install a great mailbox for me. I would recommend Quick Pro and Baqir for any job you have that you want done RIGHT! He is a great carpenter as well. He quickly fixed one of my kitchen drawers for me before he left after installing my mailbox! Thank you Baqir and Quick Pro Handyman LLC!!
Quick Pro Handyman LLCQuick Pro Handyman LLC
Angela T.
Man I cannot express how awesome Jason is!! Like seriously, hire him don't wait. He came out on time, was SUPER FREAKING NICE, professional, and humble. He is EVERYTHING you look for in a handyman. He did everything quickly, cleaned up after himself, kept me posted about what he was doing, recommended options, all with a smile. Like seriously he is amazing. I have already got him coming back two more times for more jobs and I promise I will use him for everything I can. He is awesome, hire him now and wait patiently as there is a reason he is booked out a few weeks, he is worth it!!!
Quest JCQuest JC
Jenny E.
So happy I found this app! Had our best experience using this company. Sent out a detailed list of three projects with photos and got a fast response from Scott. Didn’t just throw numbers at me but called and asked questions about our projects and scheduled a meeting the next morning to look at the issues in person. Called thirty minutes before he showed up to give me an ETA. Was prompt and professional. Took his time looking at each project. Put his hands on the issue to make sure he knew what was needed for each job. Was upfront about any complications that could come up and gave honest advice. Had a toilet that wouldn’t flush at the handle and would run. He checked the working parts and the seals. Bedroom had a hole in the drywall. He explained our best option to have the wall look like nothing ever happened. Explained the consequences of cutting corners like the patch sinking in or being too fragile and breaking easily in the future. Third project was a damaged backsplash. We couldn’t figure out what the material was as it’s a very convincing faux material. Scott did some investigating and pin pointed it very quickly. Tried some quick fix solutions on the spot but unfortunately the damaged was permanent. Nothing he had done of course. Never met a honest handyman tho that would try to fix something during a consultation visit that wouldn’t have cost you a thing! Once we decided it would need fixed, he sent us lots of great options from the home improvement store that matched our style and tastes. The day of repair was scheduled quickly. Kevin and Juan showed up completely prepared with the materials in hand to do the jobs. Both gentlemen took their time to make sure the work would be clean. Left no mess afterwards for us to deal with. Even with the drywall project! Highly recommend these two guys for anyones project. You never appreciate anyone as much as living in a one bed one bath condo and the toilet not flushing properly lol! Will definitely recommend this business to everyone! Will definitely use in the future for our other projects!
Taylor Fit HomesTaylor Fit Homes
Tyona A.
I would rate this company an absolute 0 for incompetence and bad customer service but unfortunately don’t have that option. They came out to my house three times and still could not successfully complete the tasks. Initially they sent a guy to my house by the name of Chris who was so incompetent that instead of returning the next day to finish my project he texted me 15 minutes after he was due to show up saying his alternator on his car went out which the replacement they sent later they led me he said that because he said he got overwhelmed with the job. Mind you the job would’ve been fairly easy for an experienced handyman. Matt the owner sent another guy to replace Chris who basically old me everything Chris did wrong so I thought I was in the right hands but guess what he proved to be incompetent to. First all, I needed my kitchen sink link fixed and the wood underneath replaced due to rotting from the leak. The first guy replaced the wood but had to cut the wood in half due to not realizing initially how the wood was supposed to be placed before he went to Home Depot and got the wrong size cut. The second guy attempted to finish the job but unfortunately after he left my sink began leaking again which when I called him he said it was a small fix. He came out a few days later said it was fixed lol guess what? After he left, it was freakin leaking again so I just gave up on this item. Second item was my washer, 1st guy Chris said that it would cost too much to fix so I had to replace. Second guy said I only needed a new water pump and that the parts that the first guy said needed to be fixed no longer existed on this model of washer because it was a newer version. By this time I was so fed up I googled how to replace the pump which I found had a sock in it. Second guy came back to put the washer back together for me and still didn’t work. He said the pump needed to be fully replaced because the sock had damaged it and he was confident once replaced it would work. I replaced the water pump and bought a new one and guess what? Still didn’t work again totally misdiagnosed again on my second item they attempted to fix. I said forget it through my hands up and just went out and bought a new set. Mind you at this point I paid for the first and second guy’s labor plus parts but nothing fixed yet. 3rd item bathtub faucet not turning so couldn’t take a bath. First guy Chris said he would have to remove the tile off my bathroom wall to replace the freakin’ bathtub faucet lol. Second guy that came said that was ludicrous and he replaced the valve without taking the tile off. But guess what? First guy lost pieces to my bathtub faucet so second guy said he would have to order a part to complete job. I’m still using a freakin wrench to turn on my tub. Second guy said due to corona the part may take a few weeks to come in I asked him to give me the part number and I would order but never got that. Then he said Matt was going to charge me for the piece even though his employee lost it. Lol second guy said that he could make the piece that was needed to reinstall the faucet lol at this point I don’t want them to ever enter my home and attempt another repair. I’m out at least 700 for parts and labor on items that still aren’t fixed!!!! Worse part, the owner Matt has not even contacted me to apologize or any thing his customer service is null. The second guy that came out said he was young and company is new and that he was scared to call me! Lol customer service is the foundation of any service industry and if that lacks forget it. He showed no concern or respect of my money or time. The company could be better ran by my 10 year old. Please don’t waste yo ur hard earned money or time on these folks they have no clue of what they are doing!!!!!
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