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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Pearland handymen
Manisha S.
MJ was professional to the T and got the job done within the time promised. Would definitely be calling him for any handyman job in the house. Highly recommend!
MJ HandyservicesMJ Handyservices
Chris L.
I’m floored by Brandon’s dedication. He and his wife and son are an awesome team. We intend to use him as our go-to handyman from now on.
Camron's Precision Landscaping & Multi-ServicesCamron's Precision Landscaping & Multi-Services
Valencia J.
Arrived promptly. Adrian was professional and thorough. He went above and beyond to hang a large wall clock in a tricky stairwell. I would recommend Agile Movers for any of your in home handyman projects.
Agile MoversAgile Movers
Roger O.
Very unprofessional handyman! Thumbtack should do better with screening who is allowed on their site. I was going to file a dispute and request a work completion but decided it was not worth the time and i will rather get another handyman to finish the work. Rene is very poor with time management and will not show up as agreed without even the courtesy of communicating. One of the days, he sent me a message saying he was going for lunch at about 3pm, i left my side door open until about 9pm when i had to text him and he casually responded with a text that he was not feeling well! Poor job completion and inability to stay on agreed task. A job that should have taken 2 days took 5 days, just from not showing up and was still poorly done !
Handyman Houston TX 24X7 LLCHandyman Houston TX 24X7 LLC
Thumbtack Customer
BRIAN NEVER SHOWED UP AND DID NOT TEXT ME TO LET ME KNOW HE WOULD NOT BE COMING. Very unprofessional!! Brian with Weatherby's Handyman Service was scheduled to come out today at 3:30pm and fix my toilet. I texted him at 9am this morning to confirm that he would be at my house at 3:30pm today. He confirmed! He never showed up nor did he contact me to let me know he would not make it.
Weatherby's handyman servicesWeatherby's handyman services
Sharon J.
From the very start of communication being on Thumbtack, everything was extremely smooth! The office was extremely responsive and very professional. Steven came in and was very thorough with his explanation of what and how everything needed to be fixed up. When Steven came for day one of work he was very punctual. Steven worked quickly and efficiently. He explained everything in detail as well. Day two was just like day one. He was punctual and efficient. Once finished he went over the results which were amazing! I would absolutely use him again and suggest anyone who doesn’t have a handyman give Steven a try!
Next Level Construction & Remodeling, LLC HandymanNext Level Construction & Remodeling, LLC Handyman
Inas G.
I was trying to click all five including responsiveness and punctuality because all mentioned are applicable to Wesley. He came in at the property for site check and he took time to listen to what I need to have repaired and was always very courteous. He was very understanding of my situation. He now will be my go to handyman because he gets the job done and keeps up to his promises. I have to also mention about Cole who works with him. They both work well together. They are both energetic and they don’t waste time. You get the most out of the money you pay them. I highly recommend that Wesley and Cole for all your future projects. They will not disappoint. Wesley takes his job seriously and you sure will be happy with his work. If you want an honest and trustworthy. Hire him and you’ll thank me later.😊More power to you Wesley.
Musics building and fabrication LLCMusics building and fabrication LLC
Sharon S.
Unfortunately our experience is not as good as most of the reviews we have read! He was the first handyman in the area we contacted based on his ratings and reviews! Aden had agreed to work for us on Sunday, April 12th, the day after moving into our new home, to do several projects(definitely a day's worth of work, and likely a lot more!). When we messaged to confirm the day before he had said his truck had been broken into a couple days before and that had put him behind a couple of days on other projects for other people, so we rescheduled for Tuesday, the 14th. When he did not show up Tuesday at our scheduled time he was contacted again about his status, and we have not heard from him at all, by text or on Thumbtack! We had to initiate the contact to find out his status both times rather than him contacting us to let us know he was behind due to the break in of his car. We would certainly understand! To not show up after rescheduling, then not even respond to us when we tried to reach him the 2nd time...that's when we felt it was time to find someone else! It's too bad because we have a lot around the house we need done, and he could have made himself some good money from us at this time, and more in the future if we had liked his work! Very disappointed with the customer service we received!
Calixto's Welding and Handyman ServicesCalixto's Welding and Handyman Services
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