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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 Pflugerville handymen
Katie F.
Texan Handyman Services are extraordinary. His workmanship is second to none!
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Melanie M.
Quick, friendly, great value. Will definitely use again for any handyman needs. Thank you!
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LILEI L.
Convenient Service is responsive, reliable, and easy to communicate with, definitely a handyman service you can trust. Highly recommend!
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Lisa B.
Handyman and Beyond, especially Josh, Jacob, Hugo, and Jorge, were super to work with on my project to get my shed prepped for working at home. They completed installation of electrical wiring and connection to the house, insulation and dry wall in two weekends. I really appreciate Josh's help to work with in my budget. Thank you for all your help, Josh and Handyman and Beyond!
HandyMan and BeyondHandyMan and Beyond
Larry H.
At Your Service did an excellent job. He was very professional, responsive and the work quality was fantastic. I would definitely recommend for your Handyman needs.
At Your ServiceAt Your Service
Lisa L.
I appreciated how quick Marvin was to respond to my handyman request, and that he was able to do the work the next day. He's friendly & does a great job.
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Sheryl F.
So happy he came to my rescue! He will be my handyman!! He added knobs and hung ceiling fans and changed out my shower heads!
Handyman MikeHandyman Mike
Carla P.
Manny was excellent from beginning to end. He shows true professionalism and mastery of his craft. He will definitely be my go to handyman for any work I need.
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Dale P.
Robert is very detailed and took his time to insure I was satisfied throughout the entire process I would definitely recommend Robert to all who is searching for a professional handyman
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Abbie A.
Daniel at X-Treme Handyman Services was very easy to work with. Great communication and did a great job fixing our kitchen sink leak. We will definitely use him again!
Daniel RodriguezDaniel Rodriguez
Becky H.
TJ installed cabinet hardware in my kitchen and did a great job! He was quick to respond, was on time, did a great job with the install and cleaned up after himself. Highly recommend him for your handyman services.
Tj The HandymanTj The Handyman
Chuo F.
Alvin not only performed all work professionally, but also instructed me how to tackle various home maintenance tasks in great details. I recommend him to anyone who needs a handyman. He truly cares.
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Ajay S.
It was pleasure to work with Ed from Handyproman to replace my blinds. Handyman reached the property on time and completed the work without any hassle or problem. I will definitely call them back for my other projects and highly recommend them.
HandypromanHandyproman
Cindy B.
We were extremely satisfied with Craig’s work. He was very professional, on time, and did an amazing job at a good price. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman. We will definitely hire him again for future projects!
Craft Built LLCCraft Built LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Dave was very responsive and did a great job. He quoted us a price before he came out and honored it, even though he did a couple of extra things while he was at our house. We will definitely call him the next time we need a handyman.
Scott BuiltScott Built
Justin S.
Donovan Was superb. One of my best experiences with a handyman doing random on jobs. He showed up on time for the consult and the jobs, he communicated effectively across the project, his pricing was fair and based on his original estimate, and actually ended up coming out a little more affordable than originally planned, he did not try and tack on a bunch of extra fees or anything that doesn’t make sense, when reviewing his work everything was quality and done properly, and for a couple of the items he went in above and beyond in order to get parts and things in order to get it done correctly. Donovan will be my preferred handyman from here moving forward. Great job. Thank you.
Custom Country DesignsCustom Country Designs
Kyle H.
Needed some TVs mounted and Michael did a great job. He was responsive, punctual, and able to answer my questions. He has fair prices and willing to work with you. We identified some future projects we'd like complete and will be using him in the future. Recommend him for your repair, remodel or other handyman needs.
Top To Bottom DoorsTop To Bottom Doors
Prince K.
Forrest did an amazing job fixing the little things in my house that needed to fix. He was very responsive, knowledgeable and had a great energy about him! Even when there was an unexpected mishap that delayed the work, Forrest was completely understanding about the situation. He is one of the best handyman I have had the pleasure to coming across and I will definitely be using his services again!
Forrest The HandymanForrest The Handyman
George R.
Excellent job! Manual was attentive, personable, professional and efficient. Highly recommend for any and all projects!! The quote for installing a wall and door is exactly what I paid and all work was completed on the schedule he presented. Manual is super friendly, a joy and pleasure to have working in my home and I give him my highest possible recommendation for any and all handyman work you need!!
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Aaron M.
I would highly recommend Mike for your handyman needs. I hired him to take care of some plumbing issues and came away very impressed. Mike was fast to respond, showed up to my home on time, was professional, and overall just a very nice guy. If my mom lived here I would have him working for her for sure. His card is now on my fridge for next time.
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Ashneil R.
Leonard was extremely professional, courteous, & respectful & I was very grateful I reached out to him to install handles for my kitchen cabinets. Not only was he prompt in his arrival, he was very thorough in his measurements & details while also being quick & respectful of the fact I was paying per hour. I cannot express how great of a handyman Leonard is & will be reaching out to him for all my repairs/projects going forward
At Your ServiceAt Your Service
Prince K.
As someone who needed to get their bunk bed and glass table assembled within the next 2 days, Terrence responded to me quickly and was super friendly! He came to my house on time and was able to fix the bunk bed. Due to his experience, he was able to detect that the glass table we wanted assembled had a defect and needed to be returned. Amazing handyman with great energy and knows what he is doing! He is someone I would definitely call again!
Bryant's Installation LLCBryant's Installation LLC
Heather L.
Scott was a pleasure to work with. I had limited time to furnish a 4bed/3 bath home and needed someone to put together many furniture pieces, installed new door locks and security cameras for me. Scott was able to assembly all the furniture pieces within the timeline we originally communicated while adding a few more tasks of the list. He was dependable, easy to communicate, and has the tools to efficiently complete the given tasks. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs handyman work.
Bramer Home ServicesBramer Home Services
Brady B.
I regret that I cannot recommend The North Austin Handyman's service for TV mounting. Brice didn't pay attention to my specific height request for my television nor to centering the soundbar. He had to redo the work on both as the TV was a foot higher than requested. I was left with 6 holes to be repaired and painted which are still visible, along with an indentation in the wall. Additionally, this skewed the placement of the wall entry and exits for the wires. Listening is essential to a job done right. In the end, it's mounted and he got the job done.
North Austin Handyman ServicesNorth Austin Handyman Services
Vicki R.
Mr. Oviedo reached out immediately when I posted my need for someone to finish the work cleaning out my dryer vent. Within a couple of hours, he was at my door and knew exactly what he needed to do. He finished rather quickly and checked not only the laundry room, but also the very hot attic. I highly recommend Mr. Oviedo for any of your handyman needs. I will definitely call him when the next problem comes up. It is reassuring because I know that another issue will indeed arise and a good guy like Mr. Oviedo will be there to help.
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