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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 Plano handymen
Veeraiah c.
Excellent Handyman!
Convenient ServiceConvenient Service
Ann p.
Tom is an awesome handyman professional !
Fairwinds MaintenanceFairwinds Maintenance
Melody G.
Very pleased with the work done and will use Little Elm Handyman for other projects!
Little Elm Handyman - Jared HeathLittle Elm Handyman - Jared Heath
Jeff S.
Jason was responsive and did quality work. He will be our go to handyman going forward!
JWR Home ServicesJWR Home Services
Winnie G.
Excellent handyman with very great ideas on cutting costs while achieving the same goal
Prosper DesignsProsper Designs
Bruce G.
Max is an excellent handyman. He's prompt, thorough, and does great work. An easy five star experience.
Swarup C.
Jose did a wonderful job. I would hire him again for any handyman job around the house
Design 2 Organize (HomeFixTeam)Design 2 Organize (HomeFixTeam)
Dana J.
Jose is a great handyman. He is hard working, honest and does a great job. I highly recommend him!
Design 2 Organize (HomeFixTeam)Design 2 Organize (HomeFixTeam)
Michelle S.
Robert did an excellent job! My drapes look amazing! He’s gonna be our go-to handyman from now on! Thanks again, Robert!
RBS Home ServicesRBS Home Services
Sophia R.
Mr Fadi is really good and on time! Very knowledgeable! I think a very good handyman! Workmanship is impressive! Will definitely use him in the future!
Ann R.
Very pleased with JB, my new, go-to handyman!!! I will mention Value and professionalism as well. Good service. I am 100% satisfied.
Johnnie e beasonJohnnie e beason
Lynn G.
Very courteous and professional through the whole time, and he was able to finish all the work without adding extra charges. A good handyman to go back to!
Grand Phantom Lighting Installation LLCGrand Phantom Lighting Installation LLC
James M.
Our Handyman was great. He came and got the job done quickly. We will be calling and asking for him in the future. It was a small job with the mailbox, but now our HOA will be happy. James
RBS Home ServicesRBS Home Services
Chin h.
Quincy is a highly skilled and thorough handyman. We started with two plumbing works then a dishwasher and ended up with some impressive carpenter work...The guy does everything! Highly recommended!
Pouncy Service ContractorPouncy Service Contractor
Henry J.
Majid did a great job fixing our vinyl fence around the pool area. We will definitley call on him again for any future handyman repairs around the house!
Expert Home Pro LLCExpert Home Pro LLC
Tim K.
H... is an excellent handyman. I needed help with outside trim around my home and he provided quality workmanship including catching and repairing a few extra challenges with my fence.
Ann R.
Owner did some work for us and then never followed through even after trying unsuccessfully to get in touch with him. Super nice guy and capable handyman. Just lousy communication.
Java’s Home ServicesJava’s Home Services
Mona A.
Darius was very helpful and friendly. He did great work, installing the shade and staining the fence. He also has patience and is pleasant. He is my #1 handyman! I highly recommend him.
Blu Maintenance Services LLCBlu Maintenance Services LLC
Abhishek V.
Good job in installing my handles and knobs. Price was also reasonable. Took 30-45 mins more but no complains on that all. Overall satisfied. My handyman was Hashem. He is good at what he do.
Convenient ServiceConvenient Service
Atif S.
Darius did a great job overall and specially with sensitive work like installing the handles to the existing kitchen cabinets. Which needs attention and patience! I would recommend him for any sort of handyman job.
Expert Home Pro LLCExpert Home Pro LLC
Kal K.
Hugo was very punctual and came exactly at the time promised. Did a quality work on assembling the bunk bed and even cleared all the plastic wrapping. Will definitely keep him in my contacts for any future handyman work!!
Don M.
3 different "handyman" projects (and added an additional "please help cut up a limb that fell" item when he arrived. Excellent work, very responsive to our requests, and we are very happy with final results
FixTman LLC. (Dallas)FixTman LLC. (Dallas)
Thumbtack Customer
I was extremely satisfied with A to Z Home Services. My attic steps are fixed and work perfectly. I will definitely use Thumbtack in the future. Thank you. If you ever need a handyman, try A to Z Home Services.
A to Z Home ServicesA to Z Home Services
David g.
Markus did a great job helping me fix a broken door frame and helping match my wood floors with the correct color from a huge scratch I had. I would use Markus again for any handyman tasks.
Resourceful Transformations LLCResourceful Transformations LLC
Claire C.
Arthur came to work helping me create a pantry for my kitchen. He did a wonderful job communicating what would work best, gathered the necessary supplies, and completed it in a few hours. I highly recommend using him for your handyman needs!
Rockwall Handyman Services, LLCRockwall Handyman Services, LLC
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