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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much should I pay for handyman services in Houston?

Hiring a handyman in Houston may cost you as little as $40 per hour, with the high range being about $75 per hour. The actual price you pay may vary based on the handyman’s experience level, the purchase of additional materials, the type of job they have to perform and their distance from you. 

Find out how much you’ll pay by first asking for free estimates from several handymen in Houston.

Please note: All cost estimates are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. For the most accurate, up-to-date cost estimates for your specific project, get free estimates from pros near you. 

How do I hire the best handyman in Houston?

An online search is the best way to find a reputable handyman in Houston. By going online, you can read customer ratings and reviews. Some reviews even include photos, which showcase the quality of the handyman’s work. 

When reviewing top-rated pros online, don’t forget to look into their credentials. You might find information about their license or certificates on their profiles, or you may be able to find this information online

The final step is to contact the handymen and compare price estimates among them. Choose a handyman who has enough experience and fair pricing. 

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 Houston handymen
Debra P.
Best handyman ever!
CityandBeyond1 Geovanny OrregoCityandBeyond1 Geovanny Orrego
Tasha S.
Finally a reliable handyman!
Handy Man DJHandy Man DJ
Thumbtack Customer
we did not hire this handyman
Mc Jones Handyman & General Contracting ServicesMc Jones Handyman & General Contracting Services
Joy S.
Started very good, but ended very bad.
Handy Man DJHandy Man DJ
Tutu O.
Great handyman. Did a great job.
George E.
Very timely and attentive. Great handyman.
Divecha ServicesDivecha Services
Georgina W.
Definitely using Michael again as a handyman!
Vassar SolutionsVassar Solutions
Erica E.
Found my new handyman! Pleasant and professional.
Wil-Gins Handyman and Remodeling Services LLCWil-Gins Handyman and Remodeling Services LLC
Estee H.
Quick and responsive ! Will hire again for handyman work!
JT RepairsJT Repairs
Maria L.
highly recommended for any "handyman" tasks around the house
Cadeau Carpentry, LLCCadeau Carpentry, LLC
Alixe M.
Jack is an excellent handyman, clearly knows what he’s doing. Very respectful polite and reasonably priced. I would definitely use Jack again for any of my Handyman needs.
Jack’s Handyman ServicesJack’s Handyman Services
Ricky S.
Great service! Will be my new handyman from now on!
The Coast RepairThe Coast Repair
Debra P.
Thank you Geovanny for your support in my move! You are an excellent handyman. You know your craft and you are reliable. Enjoyed the teamwork! Get used to me, you are my official handyman:)
CityandBeyond1 Geovanny OrregoCityandBeyond1 Geovanny Orrego
Tarik B.
Perfect! Highly recommend. My go to handyman from here on.
Jade’s HandymanJade’s Handyman
Debra P.
Thank you Geovanny for your support in my move! You are an excellent handyman. You know your craft and you are reliable. Enjoyed the teamwork! Get used to me, you are my official handyman:)
CityandBeyond1 Geovanny OrregoCityandBeyond1 Geovanny Orrego
Matthew H.
David is the best handyman that I have ever used! Thanks David!
The Coast RepairThe Coast Repair
KayJaye R.
Great experience. Definitely will return for any other handyman related tasks.
Riggs ConstructionRiggs Construction
Everett B.
David is an honest and hardworking handyman, will definitely hire him again for a project.
The Coast RepairThe Coast Repair
Lauren H.
Armando is a true handyman, he's great at it all, on time, and at a fair price.
Armando's Handyman & Remodeling ServicesArmando's Handyman & Remodeling Services
Kristy B.
I will use him for all my handyman needs. Amazing service!
Divecha ServicesDivecha Services
Elizabeth M.
Such a competent handyman and very nice to deal with. I would definitely recommend Desmond.
Jesus Christ Commercial SolutionsJesus Christ Commercial Solutions
Rasheed A.
Lunar Handyman wallpapered my powder room, and did it quickly and for an excellent price!
Lunar HandymanLunar Handyman
Valeriia F.
Great handyman Adam! Amazing knowledge as well as personal qualities. Highly recommend.
Calixto's Welding and Handyman ServicesCalixto's Welding and Handyman Services
Barbara S.
Handyman forgot to apply a small strip on shelf, also had to ask for a Receipt!
Agile Movers & ServicesAgile Movers & Services
Caroline M.
Fixed a mistake another handyman made. So happy with the work Joe did!
Lunar HandymanLunar Handyman
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