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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 McKinney handymen
David O.
Best handyman in thumbtack!
Adhi HomesAdhi Homes
Arnold m.
The best handyman I have gotten this far.
Handyman & Furniture AssemblyHandyman & Furniture Assembly
NIPUN M.
Excellent handyman. Would definitely recommend them to everyone.
Home Remodeling DesignHome Remodeling Design
Carlene s.
Excellent job! I would recommend Ryan to anyone looking for general handyman services.
Ryan VillanoRyan Villano
Megan H.
Said did an amazing job! Will definitely call him with our next handyman project!
Ramson Construction, Inc.Ramson Construction, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
If you want the job done right, use Chuck. Chuck remodeled our kitchen, fireplace, built a study for our home and installed electrical to ensure we were up to code. Chuck will always be the person we call for our handyman and remodeling needs. If you want cheap labor, prepare to be disappointed by another handyman but if you want it done right call Chuck Colberg.
Chuck colbergChuck colberg
David O.
Nelson was great. Very knowledgeable and can do everything you need him to do in the house. He will probably be my main handyman from now on!
Mia's Quick ServiceMia's Quick Service
Ravi K.
Joe responded to my post swiftly... and showed up at his earliest as they have a team to deliver the small handyman jobs .. 100 % recommend him and will touch base with him for future works if any ...
Joe hillJoe hill
Thumbtack Customer
Holly and her team were exceptionally professional. The customer service and the work were outstanding, and I felt completely confident with them from start to finish. This is by far my most positive experience with a handyman service.
Mr Fixit FastMr Fixit Fast
Thumbtack Customer
Richard was very knowledgeable and thorough. He cleaned out my dryer exhaust and gave me great tips for my future home improvement projects. I would recommend him to anyone looking to hire a handyman.
Spec Tech GroupSpec Tech Group
Rachel G.
Jose did an exceptional job painting for me. His attention to detail and perfectionism makes for a great handyman. He was exceptionally clean and precise. He made the previous paint job look mediocre by comparison. Will hire Jose for many more jobs. Highly recommend!!!
HomeFixTeam, LLCHomeFixTeam, LLC
Bryan C.
I was extremely happy with Joe's service and work. Everything he said he was going to do, he did. He was on time, very responsive and even with above and beyond. His prices were unbeatable for the service and quality of work you are going to get. I have a handyman for life !
HandyjoeHandyjoe
Terry E.
Mike was outstanding! On time, Friendly, Informative and most of all he put up my chandelier in no time! He's my new handyman and I'd recommend him to anyone looking for great service, at a great price and excellent customer service! I'm already preparing for the next job! Thanks Mike!
B & B Custom HomesB & B Custom Homes
Alonzo S.
Best handyman I’ve ever hired and will be using his services for all my needs now one. He really went the extra mile to make sure our front door was fixed and worked hard in very cold weather . Can’t say how much I appreciated his help.
The Right Choice Home ServicesThe Right Choice Home Services
Jay G.
Marcus went above and beyond to do repairs at my property. He was prompt on the service times. Marcus is generous with his time to ensure his clients are fully satisfied, also open to learning new techniques to get better at his job. The price was reasonable for the work. I would definitely hire him again for my handyman needs.
True Craft Home RepairsTrue Craft Home Repairs
JaTaun R.
I needed a Handyman “Today” Thomas replied immediately. After I had reached out to several Handymen, with no response or acknowledgment of receiving my request. Thomas went above and beyond measures with several projects on my bucket list to do. Thomas, worked quickly, and very professional. He was very detailed. I planned on using him in the future.
Thomas Electric Service, L.L.C.Thomas Electric Service, L.L.C.
Denika P.
Jose was super helpful, prompt, and professional. He helped me hang up my blackout curtains when I didn't have a tall enough ladder. He even waited while I had to run to the store to grab the correct thing. I was very impressed with Jose and would recommend his work to anyone in need of a handyman!
HomeFixTeam, LLCHomeFixTeam, LLC
Drew C.
Andrew is a stand up act, very professional. Very thoughtful of not just my opinion but also my wife’s which is important my wife felt that way as well. Andrew is our new handyman and will refer him to as many people as possible. He worked with me on a previous project and followed up with me constantly over a few months to complete the additional work I requested. Very happy with his work. He even came Inside to go to the bathroom and adjusted some of the pictures (I hung) to make them straight , bc he is anal about Havin stuff lookin good . Much appreciated brother . We will see you in a few weeks for the next project.
Harmon FencingHarmon Fencing
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