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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 River Oaks handymen
Isaac B.
ADIB Handyman showed up on time and completed a quality repair in minimal time. I would definitely recommend to anyone in need of a handyman.
Daniel G.
I highly recommend Hamilton Handyman because he did my repair inexpensively and fast. His customer service is sincere and his knowledge in various areas makes Hamilton Handyman a one stop shop. I'll be using him for other repairs now that I found someone I can trust. Job well done Hamilton Handyman!
Hamilton handymanHamilton handyman
Tay F.
Mr Amara was patient, professional, prepared and punctual. He’s my Handyman👍🏾
Amara's Handyman ServiceAmara's Handyman Service
Jessie S.
Great Handyman to deal with. He knows how to do all kinds of things around the house. Change a light fixture, drywall, texture, paint, trim out doors, and even hung a few more smoke alarms. If you need a Handyman that is well versatile and an all around great guy who shows up on time and cleans up after himself then call Hamilton Handyman Services. AAAAA++++ rating.
Hamilton handymanHamilton handyman
Sharon T.
Michael Reed is an excellent source for all of your handyman needs. Very professional takes great pride in his work and goes above and beyond the call of duty. I will definitely call him AGAIN. I will not need to search for another handyman.
Reed Handyman ServiceReed Handyman Service
LaTonya A.
We are thrilled that we selected Dave as our handyman. He was prompt, professional and took care of all the honey do list items with detail. His quality service is appreciated and we’d give him a call anytime for our handyman request.
Dandy Dave HandymanDandy Dave Handyman
Cynthia P.
Excellent job Luis a ture handyman highly recommend for your projects Thanks Luis
All Purpose Handyman Services.All Purpose Handyman Services.
Michelle H.
Absolutely amazing —- Work was super— fair price. Definitely my go to Handyman going forward
All Purpose Handyman Services.All Purpose Handyman Services.
Brandon A.
Highly Recommend Hamilton handyman! Very nice guy! Great Communication, Results, and overall experience! Will definitely Rehire!
Hamilton handymanHamilton handyman
Jen G.
Provided excellent handyman services. We would definitely recommend him to everyone. Very thorough, quick responses, and professional.
WW ServicesWW Services
Grayson W.
They do an amazing job! I was looking for a handyman and booked them the next morning in under 10 min. Very professional and neat.
Hom Helper LLCHom Helper LLC
Great Job by Reed Handyman Services. He was on time and personable and did a great job. Excellent customer service and quality work.
Reed Handyman ServiceReed Handyman Service
Jen G.
Best handyman! Affordable, Professional, communicates and responds effectively. Experienced, Albert did a great job installing our cameras, and mailbox
Cashmere Painting Co.Cashmere Painting Co.
Donald W.
Really great experience, handyman was on time and finished the job very quickly. Great value for the service provided and payment process was also very easy! A+
RoMonica Home Services.RoMonica Home Services.
Adam C.
Scheduled appointment for handyman work the following morning. Nobody showed up nor called to reschedule and my call to request an update is unreturned as of this review.
Hom HelperHom Helper
Ryan S.
Great guy and awesome work thus far! Very happy I chose to hire him to do some handyman jobs around the house.
Stephanie L.
So glad I hired WW Services for the assembly of a pergola on my back patio. Wes was easy to work with, professional, and efficient. Will absolutely hire him again for handyman needs.
WW ServicesWW Services
John W.
Hamilton is an excellent handyman. His personality is the best. We feel so good about his presence when he is working in our home....his work is amazingly spot on!!!
Hamilton handymanHamilton handyman
Cynthia R.
He when the extra mile to move the television to my son’s apartment, since it did not fit in my vehicle. Would highly recommend the company for any of your handyman jobs.
WW ServicesWW Services
David C.
David replaced a broken window of our home. He was punctual, professional and did a very nice job. I will contact him for future handyman projects. We highly recommend DLaw!
David LawDavid Law
Ani A.
Jordan is fantastic, does quality work and charges very reasonably. I have already hired him for another job and will be calling him whenever handyman services are needed. I'd recommend him to anyone!
Jayco Handyman Services LLCJayco Handyman Services LLC
Blake R.
Don was great. He came early and finished in a timely manner. He was also responsive through the app the whole time. I'll reach out to Don if I need any more handyman work done!
Don's Handyman ServiceDon's Handyman Service
Verdell O.
Raul is amazing! He is fair, respectful, and responsive. I would recommend him hands down. Raul, thank you for allowing me to trust your handyman service to get the job done. More projects on the schedule!
Zapata and sons commercial  and residentialZapata and sons commercial and residential
Cody T.
I used Julio to help with miscellaneous tasks for my rental property and it was a great experience for both me and the tenants. The job was done quickly, promptly and well. On top of being a great handyman, Julio is a very nice guy!
Daslan GroupDaslan Group
Stella V.
Sent two emails to cancel this appointment but neither were read. Handyman showed up anyway and then tried to bill me $50 for showing up. I could understand the charges if I hadn’t already contacted him to cancel.
Dandy Dave HandymanDandy Dave Handyman
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