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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 Richardson handymen
David C.
True handyman...did great work and was efficient!
Ali S.
Pouncy is a legit handyman - honest and does the job right the first time. Not much to say, his 80+ (mostly 5 stars) does the talk. Very polite.
Pouncy Service ContractorPouncy Service Contractor
Thumbtack Customer
Mike was great in helping solve our fridge issue. He was kind and easy to work with. We love that he is a Christian man, and will use him again as our handyman!
Christian RestorationsChristian Restorations
Thumbtack Customer
Project went great & I would highly recommend using for any handyman or duct/vent services! I was in need of help super fast & they delivered- Very professional and did a great job!
Aero Duct Cleaning / Handyman ServicesAero Duct Cleaning / Handyman Services
Tonya R.
Robert installed a Ring floodlight cam over my garage and a front doorbell for me. Robert answered my request almost immediately, and the process to book time with him took 2 minutes. He was able to come out within a couple of days, was on time, and the work was done very quickly and professionally. On top of all that, RBS was $35 less per hour than a different handyman with whom I spoke. I will definitely utilize RBS again when I have a handyman project.
RBS Home ServicesRBS Home Services
Loretta W.
Blu Maintenance was great. They were very responsive to my request & came out to help us that very same day!!! Now that’s service. I would highly recommend Blu Maintenance for your “handyman” needs.
Blu Maintenance Services LLCBlu Maintenance Services LLC
Frank S.
I will definitely work with Adam again next time I need a handyman. He problem solved when the job proved more challenging then expected. He went above and beyond to make sure it gone done right.
Twisted Pine (Handyman)Twisted Pine (Handyman)
Cheryl G.
My handyman was so courteous and willing to spend the time to do all the jobs I had for him. He worked quickly, but double-checked with me to be sure everything was done correctly. I will definitely use him again.
Blu Maintenance Services LLCBlu Maintenance Services LLC
Ron H.
John was professional and new exactly how to set my new mailbox post. He also helped me secure a section of wooden fence. John worked quickly and cleaned up the site. I would recommend him for your handyman projects.
John Hebert Handyman (check our PROFILE 1st)John Hebert Handyman (check our PROFILE 1st)
Brenda M.
I can't say enough about how good the Ultimate Handyman was! He definitely went above and beyond. His work was stellar, and he even took extra steps to make the finished product look better. We will be using them again soon!
Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman
Lucy B.
Awesome! I found my new handyman! Great work hanging my ceiling fans and also stayed to do an add-on job. I’ll be calling him back to help me get things done around the house that I don’t know how to do. He provided education as well. Can’t say enough good things!
ServeYou Property ServicesServeYou Property Services
Thumbtack Customer
I am so grateful I chose Michael. He worked through the rain and offered me tips as well on the project he completed. He was professional,honorable, kind, and did a fabulous job. My son was so happy and mom was very pleased with the final results in his portable 10 feet basketball hoop. I highly recommend you choosing Michael for any handyman projects.
Michael Thompson  Brick Mason/HandymanMichael Thompson Brick Mason/Handyman
David S.
Hi everyone. Over the past few months, Scott Sprowl (Handyman) has been handling various “to-do” projects around my house. Scott has been a breath of fresh air. Before determining what needed to be done, Scott carefully assesses the problem and explains the solution. Scott is very accommodating in providing an estimated cost upfront or strictly work on an hourly basis. I found that working with Scott on an hourly basis has been very fair. Scott's work has been to perfection and I will absolutely continue to utilize his services.
Pro Source HandymanPro Source Handyman
Ting y.
Darious in the Blu Maintenance Services LLS is the best handyman I ever met. He did a quick response when I sent a request. He came to my house at the same day. Within the five minutes, he helped to replace the detector and changed the light in the high ceiling. He also found and resolved the filter issue that I didn't find. He told me which tool I can buy to save money. Darious works so efficiently. He is very responsive and so professional. Than you Darious for your best service. I would definitely recommend him and his company to all of you.
Blu Maintenance Services LLCBlu Maintenance Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mike made an appointment to come to my house on a Friday - but didn't show and didn't call. I called him that night, and he said he didn't get time on Friday but would come Monday. Monday came and went; again he never came, never called. He wasted 2 days of my time. I might have been okay with an apology and explanation even the second time, but he didn't offer one. I had explained to him up front we had a bridal shower at my house that weekend, and I wanted a handyman to save my time, but he did the opposite. I can't hire him, I need someone that honors their commitments. It wasn't that I couldn't figure out how to do the work, but I didn't have time. I ended up having to do the work myself.
Christian RestorationsChristian Restorations
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