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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.

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.

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 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!
Maverick's handyman servicesMaverick's handyman services
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!
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Ramon R.
Tim was a professional from hello. He exceeded my expectations and completed the jobs sooner than expected. I found my new handyman.
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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!
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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
Texan handyman ServicesTexan handyman Services
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!
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.
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
Bridgette F.
Best Handyman All Around the house!! Got right to work in figuring out an entire list of broken items in house that hadn’t been fixed. Door bell chimes, broken toilet handle, ceiling fan lights, fuses for GFI not working, broken fence picket, and painting rooms! Very personable and fast at doing a SUPER job!!!! Will hire in future too!!
Rocky Mtn. Trim & Handyman ServiceRocky Mtn. Trim & Handyman Service
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!
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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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Thumbtack Customer
Angel was awesome! He gave fair prices, performed the work as soon as he could, gave honest feedback (won't try to get you to do something you don't need) and was a super hard worker! On top of that he is a VERY nice guy. I have read horror stories, so thankful our first time using a handyman was with Angel. We will absolutely be using him for our future needs!!
Building for Better ImprovementBuilding for Better Improvement
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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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
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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Thumbtack Customer
Robert was hired to help complete our guest and half bath renovations, including countertop, pedestal sink, lighting and toilet installs. Robert was always quick to respond to my messages and I was appreciative of his flexibility to complete the project on my timeline, including working around flooring installers and adding a couple additional items than in the initial quote. He even patched a small dry wall hole for me free of charge which was so helpful. Quality of work was great and he left our home clean. He's willing to go the extra mile to make you happy. Robert is officially our go-to "handyman" and I would recommend him to anyone.
Texan handyman ServicesTexan handyman Services
Diana M.
Wow! I am impressed. I sent in an inquiry for the job at 6am one morning, and received a message back by 6:30am that same morning. Marvin quickly asked when would be best for him to come by to assess the situation. He was thorough, followed up with us on the details of what he was going to do/need to repair, and basically within 24 hours, this hole a plumber left on the side of my house during the winter storm, was repaired by Marvin. Pay was via Venmo. I do want to note I had already had 3 other companies assess this hole before Marvin, and NONE of them followed up. I don’t mind giving out their info so that y’all don’t bother with them, but instead go with Marvin here and his Handyman 24/7 service. Thank you, Marvin!
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