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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 Cedar Park handymen
Laura L.
Coolest most considerate handyman ever
HONEY-DO NATEHONEY-DO NATE
Thumbtack Customer
HandyMan and Beyond did an excellent job. He was timely, professional and pleasant. I highly recommend.
HandyMan and BeyondHandyMan and Beyond
Harsha K.
He did an amazing job on sealing all our windows. I would recommend him for handyman services.
Chynoweth ServicesChynoweth Services
Ron H.
Handyman 24/7 has been great on the job I hired them. They came next day and get the job done with excellent quality and value. I highly recommended for others!
Handyman 👨‍🔧Handyman 👨‍🔧
Julia R.
Zane is very skilled handyman, he helped us fix rotten door trim on our rental property. He did a great job and we will definitely contact him again for all future projects.
Zane CrewsZane Crews
Camille L.
Mike did an amazing job installing our crown molding and hanging our garage storage rack, as well as a multitude of other random handyman jobs! I highly recommend him and plan on using him again in the future!
Top To Bottom DoorsTop To Bottom Doors
Thumbtack Customer
Mike, the handyman, did an incredible job the three times I've hired him. I recommend him wholeheartedly, mainly due to his superb workmanship, his attention to detail, and his upbeat attitude. His fee is very reasonable, as well. Sincerely, RB York
Handyman MikeHandyman Mike
Shiraz S.
Very professional and responsive. Was on time and punctual. I had a job for creating a platform for home theater and he did a great job. Made some last miniute changes and he was great in accomodating all requests. End product was of great quality. He is definitely my go to handyman for all my future needs.
MGID LLCMGID LLC
Lori W.
Abraham was a great handyman/plumber! Such a nice, friendly, honest guy. He got the plumbing work done efficiently and was very conscientious about keeping things clean and organized. We will definitely use his services when another need arises. Very reasonably priced and good communicator about scheduling, etc. I highly recommend him.
Fixin' To Do - Handyman ServicesFixin' To Do - Handyman Services
Deborah W.
Please add punctuality and value to the three I checked off. Handyman Mike has it all. I asked him to do a small job for me (hang pictures). Mike was there within 10 minutes. He discussed with me every part of the job (the location of the pictures, etc.) On a scale of 1 to 5, Mike is 105. I highly recommend him.
Handyman MikeHandyman Mike
Stevens L.
I contacted ECB on a Sunday afternoon and they immediately responded. ECB made an appointment for 1:00pm on Monday. The professional showed up 10 minutes early and was everything you could dream of for a handyman. The person was very professional, knowledgeable and extremely polite. I give ECB the highest rating and will certainly use again in the future when I need help. I am glad that I found ECB.
ECB & Associates LLC.ECB & Associates LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Rodger gave us a quote and came to do the new faucets and plumbing work right away at the most reasonable cost. Excellent work ethic. Extremely personable and reliable. We love the finished product. Already referred him to another potential customer. Have a few other handyman services I'll be using him for. Thanks Thumbtack and thanks again Rodger. Michael & Gail R. Cedar Park,Texas
Andersons Home ImprovementAndersons Home Improvement
Angel V.
Tim, the handyman, is an all-around great person. He’s very personable and gets straight to the issue at hand. He helped repair some squirrel holes we had in our roof and did a great job. He came reasonably priced and provided us with his contact information so we can use him again if ever needed. Job well done for this military veteran helping another veteran on his home.
Tim "The Handyman" Harris.Tim "The Handyman" Harris.
Heather W.
From the pictures on Michael's website here on thumbtack, I was certain he was the man for the job. When we hired Michael we agreed on meeting at 9 am 1st he was an hour late. 2nd he showed up with a helper looked at the job which was mounting two glass white board and 6 TV's. He and his helper stated that it would take 10 hrs alone for one of the glass boards and 2 days maybe to complete the job. Then stated he charged an additional $40 which was never mentioned until that moment. When we explained that was never mentioned he and his helper walked and said this job was "too dangerous and only meant for commercial handymen". Well let me tell you, we hired ONE man on task rabbit he came out by his SELF, he was on time, confident, kind and did the job in 6 hrs. I would not recommend Michael Caballero for any mounting handyman jobs. Even though in most of his pictures he looks like he's been mounting for years!
Michael CaballeroMichael Caballero
Myeshia F.
Mike deserves all 5 stars, I picked him because he had good reviews, and I see why! When I initially went on Thumbtack to look for a handyman, he responded pretty quick. When communicating with him about the job that I wanted done, he responded in a reasonable amount of time. I needed 4 TV's minutes and, of course, Mike did a great job of it, all my TV's are positioned and leveled correctly. There was one TV that we couldn't find a stud in the wall that was in a place that would have the TV straight, there was one but the TV would be off centered. Mike worked his magic and used some super duper strong anchors that my TV is like cement on the wall!! Thanks for knowing what to do and didn't skip a beat on having a solution! He also hung the 4 TV's in approximately 3 hours, with one mount that he had to put together from the box. I would definitely use Mike again! Don't hesitate on giving him a try, he is very good at what he does and affirdable!! Thanks again Mike!!
Handyman MikeHandyman Mike
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