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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 Georgetown handymen
Felicia G.
Jose was amazing! He was able to do easily what another handyman was unable to do in half the time and for a great rate. Thanks 🙏🏾
Jose Luis CastilloJose Luis Castillo
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a handyman to help install a dog door. Rodger was great! He was on time, friendly, reasonably priced and did an outstanding job! I will definitely be using Rodger for future projects at my house!!!!
Andersons Home ImprovementAndersons Home Improvement
Hannah S.
Mr. Long was fantastic! I recently moved to Georgetown and really wanted to find a handyman that I could trust and felt safe being around when I am home alone. Mr. Long was able to schedule my visit within two days of contacting him. He was kind, reliable, and respectful. He did an amazing job with all of the projects I asked him to complete and my home now feels complete. I would recommend Mr. Long to anyone needing a handyman for all sorts of jobs and I will definitely be using his services in the future.
Dustin LongDustin Long
Kristen P.
He did a great job on a whole variety of tasks we needed such as painting, texturing, floating, installing a different thermostat, patching holes, etc. We'd definitely recommend him for a variety of your handyman needs! Very easy to work with and a nice guy to boot! Hire him! :-)
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Leslie K.
Ryan was awesome! He was quick, prepared, and very friendly. I'm so glad I hired him because we are going to have a ton of other projects for him in the future that are bigger for sure! Its great to have a handyman in my book whom I know I can trust. Worth every penny!
HandyMan and BeyondHandyMan and Beyond
Varun M.
Definitely will call Bruce again for any fixes and repairs. Was rite on time and got to work with no wastage of time. Meticulously planned all the tasks and completed without any fuss or delays. Also was very helpful and accommodating when I added couple more things after reaching here. All in all great quality work. Will surely recommend him for anyone looking for handyman services.
Bruce's Handyman ServiceBruce's Handyman Service
Tanya B.
Mike installed ceiling fans with lights and remotes and changed the frequency that they operate on. He hung our dartboard cabinet with the dartboard at 5.8 feet, and Mike put up hooks very straight and level. He hung our chimes right where they needed to be. Above our fireplace he put up our mirror. He is very nice, patient with my disabled husband. He is very professional and explains things to us as needed. He also put up the dinning room chandelier and pendant lights over the island. Any time I need a handyman I m going to call Mike because he is so good and punctual too.
Handyman MikeHandyman Mike
Jody M.
Look no further for a handyman company…these fine people are everything you will need! You will be quite pleased with their high quality service, and probably find that you want to plan other jobs you want to get scheduled. I have used their services for my boss’s home twice now with great success. We had extensive caulking work to be done, Jaylen was EXCELLENT! He was punctual and took the necessary time to make it all look awesome. Such an improvement on this 16 year old house. Also, Eva, the project manager, is very easy to work with. She is courteous and efficient in every way. They went out of their way to satisfy us, which is rare these days. Thanks Very Much for giving top-notch service!
HandyMan and BeyondHandyMan and Beyond
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