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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 Irving handymen
Mark S.
Ryan is a consummate professional from his scheduling, prompt arrival and quality of work. I highly recommend Ryan for your handyman needs. He’s the type of handyman that is hard to find and we hope is always around!
Ryan VillanoRyan Villano
Pete H.
He is a great handyman but even a better person! Would highly recommend.
LionRoyalConstrutionLLCLionRoyalConstrutionLLC
Melvin S.
Super Handyman performed a outstanding job fixing my interior wall.
Super HandymanSuper Handyman
Sridhar Y.
Adrian did a great job. I highly recommend him for your handyman jobs.
T and A ServicesT and A Services
Chelsea R.
I am very glad that I found Don. I now have a go-to handyman for all of my future projects!
Don's Handyman ServiceDon's Handyman Service
Kimberly H.
This is my second time using Handyman Jimbo and again I'm a satisfied customer. Job well done. Thank you again.
Handy Dandy JimboHandy Dandy Jimbo
Aditya A.
Excellent work done by the handyman for our home project. He is punctual, professional and polite to us. He was able to complete all the work we expected at our home.
Hom Helper LLCHom Helper LLC
Ruth N.
Jimbo did an amazing job installing fans and lights for me. I have a 20’ ceiling with a fan and he handled it so well. He will be my permanent handyman.
Handy Dandy JimboHandy Dandy Jimbo
Steven I.
Mr Dogan is an excellent handyman. He sets to a task and completes it beautifully and efficiently. He is quiet but polite, capable and trustworthy. I highly recommend him for any project within reason.
McDogan Construction LLCMcDogan Construction LLC
Melissa F.
Deven was punctual, neat, pleasant , and had the skills to accomplish the handyman things I needed help with. And he was very reasonable with his quote, which he stuck to. I would call him again.
OHoneyDoOHoneyDo
Susan L.
100% Will be using Handy Dandy Jimbo again for ALL my Handyman needs! The quality of his work is fantastic and he is a very respectful, kind man. So happy to have found someone like him :)
Handy Dandy JimboHandy Dandy Jimbo
Ramamani S.
We hired quick pro for installing our kitchen hood. He was punctual, very responsible and informative. He knows his stuff. Best handyman ever hired. I will definitely recommend him to anyone.
Quick Pro Handyman LLCQuick Pro Handyman LLC
Tara N.
Roger was awesome. Showed up early and did a great job. He was friendly, clean, and did a high quality of work. We kept his number for future jobs and would recommend him for any handyman needs.
Roger That!!! Handyman serviceRoger That!!! Handyman service
Frederick W.
Great work at a fair price and he’s a solid guy. Josh gave me a price that he stuck to, showed up when he said he would be there and did quality work. Highly recommended for any handyman work.
HandyPro Home Services LLCHandyPro Home Services LLC
Janithri M.
I got my garage cabinets installed. Also moved my electric switch and garage opener in the process of this to make space for my garage cabinet configuration. They did a great job! Will use them for my future handyman needs.
Blu Maintenance Services LLCBlu Maintenance Services LLC
Bob A.
I hired Josh for several projects in my house. He did a great job with the repairs and arriving at solutions that met my needs. He did quality work at a reasonable price and I would recommend him to anyone in ned of a handyman!
V and D servicesV and D services
Stephen H.
Would never higher them again. Took three times longer than it should. Job was less than half-way done when he finished and I had to hire someone else to finish it. The other handyman finished it in half the time for half the price. Really bad experience.
Hom Helper LLCHom Helper LLC
Sachin N.
Had some odd jobs around the home including fixing an overhead storage rack, installing some towel racks, etc. The handyman was very professional, on time and did an excellent job in hardly anytime. We was courteous and I would hire him again in a heartbeat for all my tasks.
Quest JCQuest JC
Omo O.
I needed fire alarm batteries changed and most handyman services on thumbtack made it seem so complicated with exorbitant prices. Not only did Romildo change the batteries that needed replacement, but he also checked all the other fire alarms without any hassles or complaints. Thank you for a job well done.
Global Home RepairGlobal Home Repair
Jennifer V.
Darious was quick to respond and got the job done quickly. We had a lot of miscellaneous things that needed to happen around the building and he finished it timely and did not ask for payment until we were satisfied. I would highly recommend Blu Maintenance if you are looking for a good handyman. They also do HVAC, which is something I will need in the future!
Blu Maintenance Services LLCBlu Maintenance Services LLC
Robin H.
I bought a condo a couple of years ago. I kept meaning to get the locks changed on my front door; I came home one day and was unable to lock one one locks on my door. I reached out to Thumbtack; they did their best to get a handyman on last Friday; but was unable to. But, could get one out on Monday. The tech arrived hours before the original time; which I loved. He definitely knows his stuff!
FixTman LLC. (Dallas)FixTman LLC. (Dallas)
Jackie P.
ADIB answered all my messages in a timely matter. He is professional, punctual and the work he did really helped us out. we needed a 55 inch TV mounted to the wall. We love it ! We had him come back the next day to do more odds and ends that were finding in the home we just bought. He removed leaky garage disposal, hung, rods, towels bars, pictures. Every thing is exactly where we wanted it and level. So much better than the ones i tried to do myself. We have his card and will use him again when handyman jobs come up. Excellent+
Adib HandymanAdib Handyman
Jimmye F.
I was not told who would be coming. It turned out to be two people, mother and daughter. I was expecting a handyman type and wanted to discuss another project with that person. Instead a cleaning team was sent and arrived without supplies. This was okay, but my workspace was crowded so I should be have been told in advance because I thought it would be one person. Also, a compulsory 15 percent tip was added that I was not told about, which I basically consider dishonest. Although they may have deserved a tip, it should have been paid by the company and not me. I generally consider tips appropriate for personal services involving my body or eating, but not for plumbers, electricians or other contracted workers.
Rush Hour Home Improvement ServiceRush Hour Home Improvement Service
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