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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 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
Manny D.
Tom was excellent with his workmanship and he was punctual with the timings. I would highly recommend him for any handyman work
T’s ToolboxT’s Toolbox
Tiffany S.
David was very polite! He got the job done quickly and was very clean! I highly recommend him for your handyman work!
Artex Handyman ServicesArtex Handyman Services
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!
HPW ServicesHPW Services
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
Thumbtack Customer
Johnathan turned out to be a very knowledgeable handyman and we have now used him on a number of other jobs beyond what we originally had him bid on. I would recommend him to anyone.
MSI Home Maintenance and RepairMSI Home Maintenance and 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.
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
Hom HelperHom Helper
Andy M.
We had a ceiling fan installed by Chase. He did a great job had the fan in place less than an hour. He provide great service was on time very open with communication and provide the best price for this project. I would recommend Deeds Homeservice to anyone. I will use him again for any type of handyman work.
Deeds Home ServicesDeeds Home Services
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
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!!!!!
Hom HelperHom Helper
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