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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.

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.

Reviews for Highland Village handymen
Mark R.
Excellent handyman im going to use him more.
MIKE'S HANDYMAN SERVICESMIKE'S HANDYMAN SERVICES
Shelli C.
Great service and speedy response. Super easy to work with, and professional. Good handyman for a wide range of projects.
ServeYou Property ServicesServeYou Property Services
Quincy M.
Jose from the HomeFixTeam completed some Handyman projects for me today. He did an outstanding job! Jose is very professional and he pays close attention to details. He is also very dedicated and really wants to do a good job. He is very good at his job and the Handyman that I will definitely use for my future projects!
Design 2 Organize (HomeFixTeam)Design 2 Organize (HomeFixTeam)
Thumbtack Customer
Cesar was very friendly and he seems to know what he's doing. He was on time each day and completed everything I needed him to do. I would definitely recommend him for anyone needing paint or general handyman work done around the house.
Saucedo's RemodelingSaucedo's Remodeling
Carol T.
Mr. Clean Texas clearly surpassed our greatest expectations. His work was exceptional! We will not hesitate to call him the next time we are needing a handyman and we would highly recommend him to anyone needing a workman who is honest, personable, exceptionally thorough and professional.
Global Home RepairGlobal Home Repair
John C.
A&J Handyman is wonderful. They have great follow up and follow through. We've had doors, windows, weatherstripping, and concrete work done by them. A&J is a professional small business with great customer service, responding quickly to contact requests. Good work at good value. I definitely recommend them.
A&J Handyman ServicesA&J Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Peter was so nice & very thourough. He made sure that he was doing exactly what I asked for. He double checked for exact placement of my mirrors & curtain rods. He was also right on time both times! I will continue to use his services & will recommend him to anyone who needs handyman services!
Cool Change Painting/Handyman ServiceCool Change Painting/Handyman Service
Carlene D.
I contacted Jared when I moved into a new house and had lots of projects to do: hanging curtain rods and curtains and a mirror, changing a shower head, removing an old washer/dryer and installing my own; putting together a dining table, an outdoor BBQ cart and a tabletop BBQ. He was so incredibly nice, we chatted about all kinds of things all day long. His attention to detail is great and he works quickly and efficiently. I’ll definitely be contacting him again for any handyman tasks. Thanks again Jared!
Little Elm Handyman - Jared HeathLittle Elm Handyman - Jared Heath
Brooke M.
Wasn't impressed. As an owner of an Interior Design firm we use handymen regularly. We had a great conversation with the owner and hoped to use them on several jobs a week. However after this first one we will not be using again. Our assistant communicated on price and we agreed and booked on behalf of our client. We sent pictures as well to communicate how things were meant to be hung yet received communications from our client that they needed assistance with that while they were at the jobsite. (55" tv mount, 2 mirrors, 1 curtain rod) This would of taken my other handyman an hour of time, and somehow the price came out to $418. $135 more than quoted. We were hopeful yet disappointed that this will not turn out to be a profitable relationship.
Ace Proficient DFW (TV Mounting/Assembly/Handyman)Ace Proficient DFW (TV Mounting/Assembly/Handyman)
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