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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 Farmers Branch handymen
Corey B.
Best handyman I've ever dealt with
Rockwall Handyman Services, LLCRockwall Handyman Services, LLC
Brad M.
Great resource! Will definitely use Fixer Handyman for future needs.
Fixer HandymanFixer Handyman
Edwin B.
Finished the job on time and on budget. Will be using again for handyman work. Thanks!
JWR Home ServicesJWR Home Services
Nedric S.
Outstanding handyman you will not go wrong hiring this gentleman best quality job for the money
Hand & Hand Handyman ServiceHand & Hand Handyman Service
Katie K.
Polite and helpful, got everything i needed done. Finally a reliable handyman service!
Java’s Home ServicesJava’s Home Services
Meghan W.
Best handyman experience! So respectful, quick and good at his job! Highly recommend!
Design 2 Organize (HomeFixTeam)Design 2 Organize (HomeFixTeam)
Tee W.
Don is the man!!! It was an absolute pleasure using him as our handyman. He installed two ceiling fans and new light fixtures. He was extremely professional and did an awesome job. I highly recommend his services if you are looking for a great handyman.
Don's Handyman ServiceDon's Handyman Service
Meredith Z.
Such high quality work and a lovely person. Would definitely use Aaron at Fixer Handyman again! It is pricey but I set up the appointment literally the night before and Aaron showed up on time on a Saturday. No complaints here! Thank you Fixer Handyman!
Fixer HandymanFixer Handyman
Brittany J.
Great service! I’m an interior designer & will definitely be using Rubixpro handyman services again!
Liz F.
MRJ Handyman did an excellent job! He showed up timely and completed all the repairs on my todo list in just a few hours! Great attitude and excellent work. I will use him again. I found a handyman for my residence and rental properties!
MRJ HandymanMRJ Handyman
Canaan B.
Eli was a great handyman. Very friendly, attentive and professional. I will definitely request him again in the future!
Thumbtack Customer
Scott did an amazing job with all of our carpentry and handyman needs! He is a must for anyone that needs a pro to help!
The Artistry Shop Painting and CarpentryThe Artistry Shop Painting and Carpentry
Sheeja V.
Extremely patient and professional! Very pleased with Farzad’s work. Will definitely be contacting again, if we ever need a handyman job!
Stacy J.
Scheduled twice with them and they didn’t show up either time. Found another person on handyman that came at the time they said
TV Mounting & Picture wall hangingTV Mounting & Picture wall hanging
Oscar W.
Thoroughly pleased with the work of A&J services. Great price, excellent work and punctual m. My handyman from now on!
A&J Handyman ServicesA&J Handyman Services
Tomas G.
Such a diligent Handyman! He did a wonderful job and exceeded my expectations! He’s good at many things and highly recommended! Remarkable…
Little Elm Handyman - Jared HeathLittle Elm Handyman - Jared Heath
Mark G.
Very prompt and courteous service. Was on time and got what needed completed professionally and complete. Will work with this handyman service in the future if the need arises!
Janet R.
Do not hesitate to contact this handyman! He is smart and quick plus any job is extraordinary! Mr.Daza is on my speed dial for any home improvements.
Daza MultiservicesDaza Multiservices
Daniel G.
Hom Helper could not honor their THREE HOUR appointment window a second time on Saturday. I got a call from an apologetic customer service rep who said the handyman was not taking his calls and a promise he would keep me up to date. Never heard from him again. So my second time I spent three hours waiting for my handyman no show, no apology no follow up I just get a cancelled appointment message next day. If you want to make sure you DONT get a handyman be sure to use Him Helper.
Second ProfileSecond Profile
Cody R.
Emmanuel is the man! He was on time and did an outstanding job fixing our bathroom sink and working on our other handyman jobs - we highly recommend!!
Tanisha m.
Clint is the best handyman we have ever worked with. He is very hardworking humble & precise . I would hire him for all future projects.
A+ Handyman House CallsA+ Handyman House Calls
Thomas R.
Great handyman! Got there and did the job well. No complaints, I will be using these guys again! Hung a ton of stuff that was too heavy for me to do myself.
TV Mounting & Picture wall hangingTV Mounting & Picture wall hanging
Bobby H.
Outstanding high-quality work and a very reasonable price. We had to have some sink Fossetts reinstalled after poor workmanship from another person on Thumbtack. The difference between the work of Daza was night and day. It’s not often you find an experience plumber and electrician all in one handyman. Highly recommend Daza for all your handyman needs. We will be using him again.
Daza MultiservicesDaza Multiservices
Crystal R.
These guys saved the day!!! They fixed a problem that another handyman caused and it set my spirit at ease. I was extremely upset about the work of the first guy but Carisman guys came in with confidence and professionalism. I will use them for my future projects for sure and will also refer them to my neighbors. It's so hard to find a good dependable handyman but I think I've found my company. Thanks again!!
Carisman proCarisman pro
Tyrus B.
Great Experience!! Showed up on time and completed the tasks in under the estimated time..I would recommend this service for anyone needing furniture assembly or any other handyman duties..
Im Just-InTyme LLCIm Just-InTyme LLC
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