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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How can I find out if a handyman is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Depending on the service needed, a handyman may be considered essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can check by visiting your city or state’s government website. In addition, CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage offers national guidelines for determining essential services. Their page delineates 16 essential infrastructure sectors that can continue to operate during the pandemic. But note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Reviews for Houston handymen
Tasha S.
Finally a reliable handyman!
Handy Man DJHandy Man DJ
Debra P.
Best handyman ever!
CityandBeyond1 Geovanny OrregoCityandBeyond1 Geovanny Orrego
Thumbtack Customer
we did not hire this handyman
Mc Jones Handyman & General Contracting ServicesMc Jones Handyman & General Contracting Services
George E.
Very timely and attentive. Great handyman.
Divecha ServicesDivecha Services
Joy S.
Started very good, but ended very bad.
Handy Man DJHandy Man DJ
Tutu O.
Great handyman. Did a great job.
Erica E.
Found my new handyman! Pleasant and professional.
Wil-Gins Handyman and Remodeling Services LLCWil-Gins Handyman and Remodeling Services 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
Maria L.
highly recommended for any "handyman" tasks around the house
Redbeard Renovation, LLCRedbeard Renovation, LLC
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
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
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
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 Handyman ServicesRiggs Handyman Services
Everett B.
David is an honest and hardworking handyman, will definitely hire him again for a project.
The Coast RepairThe Coast Repair
Barbara S.
Handyman forgot to apply a small strip on shelf, also had to ask for a Receipt!
Agile MoversAgile Movers
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
Elizabeth M.
Such a competent handyman and very nice to deal with. I would definitely recommend Desmond.
Jesus Christ Commercial SolutionsJesus Christ Commercial Solutions
Marcus M.
Hami was an excellent professional. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman!
Handy HamiHandy Hami
Jarrod M.
Great work and even better communication. Plan to hire again for next handyman needs
Houston Central HandiworksHouston Central Handiworks
Erin T.
We really enjoyed working with TruBlue. The handyman worked very quickly, completing a lot of projects in short time span, which gave us more bang for our buck! He was polite, professional, and punctual. We will be calling TruBlue for our future handyman needs!
TruBlue HoustonTruBlue Houston
Toby s.
Adrian was prompt, professional and did quality work. I highly recommend him for handyman work!
Adrian RiveraAdrian Rivera
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