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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 Grand Prairie handymen
Momin Q.
I would recommend Tran Handyman's Services.
Anthony’s Handyman ServiceAnthony’s Handyman Service
Saundreya W.
He was on time and took care of all of my issues quickly. I would highly recommend him for all handyman needs!
Ramson Construction, Inc.Ramson Construction, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Super amazing services from a great professional! Couldn't have asked for a better handyman! Definitely would recommend him again and again!
DC Handyman ServicesDC Handyman Services
Bennetta R.
Jacob is an amazing Handyman that truly cares about his clients and getting the job perfect. He will definitely be our go to person. So glad we found him.
Allegiance remodel & repairAllegiance remodel & repair
Dorothea Y.
I needed blinds hung and he did very good work. He was thorough and neat. Frank took his time and did a excellent job. I am very pleased with the results. I will use him again if I need a handyman.
Cheers ServicesCheers Services
Miranda R.
Really loved working with Clint! He was very responsive, did his best to answer my many questions with patience, and gave fair-value. He was kind and hard-working. I will definitely hire him for future handyman jobs. Thanks for the door install Clint!
Clint BurkClint Burk
Richard L.
The assemble team from Xigman was simply outstanding. They were punctual, covered and layered with masks, gloves and shoe covers to protect us and themselves, and quick. I enjoyed the team and will use their services again. I strongly recommend Xigman for all handyman needs. They are trustworthy and will not disappoint.
TV Mounting & Picture wall hangingTV Mounting & Picture wall hanging
Chia K.
Warren’s Handyman Repair did an absolutely fantastic job repairing issues around our home. He repaired an old toilet, a light fixture, switch plate, bathtub handle, and more. With millimeter precision, he adeptly re-caulked tiling around our tub. The owner is friendly, conversant, and fully-versed in executing repairs. His quick thinking allowed him to identify the type of pest infestation we had in the backyard, make suggestions and take action to address the issue at hand. We will implement his suggestions moving forward. I would highly recommend this company to homeowners looking for a handyman or a company looking for a contractor to manage a home rehab project. We will definitely use his services again. Thank you!!
Warren's Handyman ServicesWarren's Handyman Services
Dr. G.
Had multiple projects, including a TV mount, a glass board mount, mounting a Ring system, anchoring a cabinet, anchoring shoe cubbies, and replacing a faucet. Jimmy gave me a flat price and went through all the projects flawlessly. I could not be more pleased with his work! Will definitely ask for his help again, as new needs arise, and strongly recommend him to anyone. He puts “professional” in “professional handyman” 🙏🏼
Handy Dandy JimboHandy Dandy Jimbo
Thumbtack Customer
Finding a handyman is easy. Finding a God-fearing handyman is almost impossible, but I believe I have found him. Dennis Coleman has truly been a light amongst them all. Dennis replaced three sink faucets for a reasonable price in a timely manner. His mannerism and humility is highly commended. His spirituality is infectious. And his desire to follow in the path of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is admirable. I was looking for more than just someone to fix a faucet; I needed someone with integrity to take on the challenge of many projects to come. Please consider hiring this respectful gentleman. You will be amazed with his cleanliness, honesty, professionalism, and genuine desire to help others. Thank you Dennis for your exceptional service! The beauty of your spirit far exceeds the savings you pass along to your customers. I pray the Lord will continue to bless you and your family with an outstanding harvest. Hands-down, Dennis will be our first point of contact no matter how big or small the job. Sincerely Submitted, ~Kanesha
Walk by FaithWalk by Faith
Ashley O.
Tuan saved the day for my family! He modified our kitchen cabinets beautifully and updated our plumbing to accommodate our new fridge. He was punctual, quick to respond, and very thorough. He even fixed our fence! I also appreciated that he explained everything to us step by step. He is very kind and willing to go the extra mile to make his customers happy. I will definitely rely on EJ Handyman for all of my household needs.
Gicela F.
I needed some things done around my home and I asked MRJ Handyman about what I needed done and he stated he would complete the tasks and gave me an hourly quote. I was unable to get the tasks done and he was understanding. He even followed up with me weeks later and asked if I still needed the work done. I did but could not get the work done at that time. I reached back out to him weeks later and he responded very quickly. He installed a light fixture in my office area, and installed a ceiling fan in my bedroom. My husband asked if he had time to switch the original ceiling fan from our bedroom to one of the guest bedrooms and he was able to do that too. His rate for ceiling fans is different from his hourly rate but he honored the price he had originally quoted me. I really appreciated that. He’s a very honest person. Moving forward if I need any more work at my home, MRJ Handyman is the person I will be contacting to have it done! Thank you so much for your awesome work done at my home!
MRJ HandymanMRJ Handyman
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