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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 Round Rock handymen
Shadaab K.
Would recommend Daniel for your handyman needs!
Daniel RodriguezDaniel Rodriguez
Vee R.
Happy with service - Will definitely contact for other handyman projects
Sanchez of All TradeSanchez of All Trade
Thumbtack Customer
I couldn't have hired a better handyman. His work looks amazing & he exceeded my expectations. He was very easy to work with & made sure to clean up everything. Michael will definitely be our handyman from now on!
Michael CaballeroMichael Caballero
Rajaneesh S.
The appointment was set 3-4 days in advance and the handyman came around 1.30pm instead of 9am. Installed screen door, smart lock and a latch. Couldn't get the smart switch working. Had to hire another handyman to complete the job.
Phalanx Support ServicesPhalanx Support Services
Sean M.
Needed a repair done on a bathroom door that wasn't closing properly. Perfection Handyman Services did an awesome job and for a reasonable price and was also very professional and responsive. Would hire again in a heartbeat as my go to for handyman services. A+++++ Highly Recommend!
Perfection Handyman ServicesPerfection Handyman Services
Maria o.
He was great, on time and even finished the job the first handyman didn't show up for.
Trev The Handy ManTrev The Handy Man
Philippe P.
Justin came out quickly and fixed my problem in no time for a fair price! Highly recommend for all your handyman needs!
Justin ColemanJustin Coleman
Thumbtack Customer
Chase did a great job as a handyman. he removed my existing dishwasher on short notice that was no longer needed. He gets 5 stars from me!!
EARTH CONCEPTS: Nature Inspired Remodeling AustinEARTH CONCEPTS: Nature Inspired Remodeling Austin
Colette L.
I loved my Hutto Handyman! Right on time, came with right things for job, hung pictures‐some as heavy--fast and expertly. Even visitors were impressed. A+ for this pro.
Hutto Home ServicesHutto Home Services
Jennifer R.
Handyman was on time and helpful. Worked quickly, explained everything, answered all my questions thoroughly, even about other projects! Will definitely be saving his info and using him again!!
Perez Landscaping & HandymanPerez Landscaping & Handyman
Allyson C.
Manny was professional and prompt, and did a great job installing a "smart" electronic dog door, as well as two toilet installs. We'll definitely hire him again for any of our handyman needs.
Handyman MannyHandyman Manny
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience. Great quote after seeing the jobs, fast and quality work, and I will definitely use Jones again for other projects. I'm happy to have met a great handyman who I can trust to do great work!!
Mc Jones Handyman & General Contracting ServicesMc Jones Handyman & General Contracting Services
Sanjay T.
Tj helped install an RO system under the sink. He was on time and professional. He went the extra mile and fixed a leak we did not notice and did not even charge me labor for the leak fix. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman!
Tj The HandymanTj The Handyman
Kevin H.
Eze removed and installed a new garage access ladder and added trim to the new one. It looks great. He communicated well with me through the whole project, was punctual and cleaned up after he was done. I will definetly consider him for our next handyman project.
EZEHANDYMANEZEHANDYMAN
Enid M.
Most of us know how tough it is to find a great handyman. Some are nice but not dependable. Some charge fair prices but are not professional or personable. Well, your search is over. Call Jesus. The man is professional, friendly, efficient, punctual, charges fair prices, and does great work. A++
My Fortress Lighting & PatioMy Fortress Lighting & Patio
Nagaveni D.
We are very happy with the work Andrew did in installing the curtain rods, wall mount and replacing bulbs in the chandeliers which are very high.He came on time and finished work as discussed with out any hassle. We will definitely call him again for any handyman services at our place.
Andrew’s Rimini GarageAndrew’s Rimini Garage
Maja G.
Steven was quick to response and very good efficient getting the work done that I needed for my house. I needed to find someone quick and effective and he got the job done with great price and quality work! I will definitely be using him again for more future handyman work!
TOMLINSON RENOVATIONTOMLINSON RENOVATION
Janine M.
He saved me loads and knew what he was doing; one handyman came out prior and didn’t fully look at the issue, but Steve did. He found the issue and was able to fix the sliding door I had instead of looking into replacing, and it works like new :) I will definitely continue using him for my house and work
STEVE'S INTERIOR TRIM AND HANDYMAN SERVICES, LLCSTEVE'S INTERIOR TRIM AND HANDYMAN SERVICES, LLC
Adela C.
Very professional, Amazing work, showed up early. He was very kind and willing to look at extra jobs I needed done. The work was done quickly, very professional and he cleaned up after the job. I will be using his services for any services I need done to my home in the future! I highly recommend Handyman Marvin Oviedo.
Handyman 👨‍🔧Handyman 👨‍🔧
Roger B.
I contacted Ryan as one of several contractors to bid on a job to replace some rotting columns from my front porch. He and his team were very responsive and thorough in the bidding process. I am very particular about leaving the workplace clean and tidy and they did. The work was done great and they cleaned up afterwards really well. I'd highly recommend HandyMan and Beyond.
HandyMan and BeyondHandyMan and Beyond
Katy R.
While he was a nice guy, his services fell short on a variety of ways. 1. He was 45 minutes late 2. I emailed him the day before to show him what work we needed done and he never responded. We did had a lot of tricky work that we had a commercial handyman service do the week prior and I wanted to make sure he could do it. When I contacted him in the morning to ask if he was still coming he said all good. When he showed up he said he couldn’t do any of it but install a chandelier. So we agreed to that but I wondered why he wasted our time and didn’t tell me before he came that he couldn’t do it. 3. He took 2.5hours to install a chandelier which my husband(not a handyman) can do in 45 minutes. 4. The chandelier was installed improperly because it keeps tripping the Braker and now we have to hire someone else to come and install in correctly. So no I wouldn’t recommend him.
HandyMan and BeyondHandyMan and Beyond
Latasha P.
I would like to thank Thierry’s Handyman Service for all that they did and going above and beyond with fixing my pipes in both bathrooms and was only coming to check for one. He also fixed my towel rack as well. Your hospitality was amazing. I will use this company again. The customer service and professionalism was amazing. I would use this company again and would refer people to this company. You will not be disappointed. Keep up the good work. You two rock together😊 LaTasha Pennie
Thierry's Handyman ServicesThierry's Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Mike to replace a garbage disposal unit at one of my rental properties, and not only am I pleased with the work provided, but I am extremely impressed with his professionalism and level of communication with me and my tenant. His price was fair and reasonable for the work. And, let's be honest, it can be tough to find a reliable handyman that follows through. Mike follows through. I have Mike at the top of my short list now for future jobs and would highly recommend him to others. You won't be disappointed.
Handyman MikeHandyman Mike
Jim W.
Rescheduled several times. Something always delaying the install date. Was told on two occasions that he didn't see my message on his Thumbtack contact until a day or two later. HIs messages were professional and polite. But if in business, wouldn't you check your account a few times a day? He apparently didn't this project. That's ok. Just let the person know. Having the install done by a different handyman as I write this. From the reviews, I'm sure he does good work. If you can get him to show up when scheduled.
BRITO RemodelingBRITO Remodeling
Bruce L.
I have txt messages from the company that I can post it right away. I had a quote from them and they dis not reach me at the first time so I txted them 1 hour later and they said that one of closes friend past away due to Covid. I was so sorry to hear that so had short chat with him to say sorry and he promised to visit following day and he did not even show up without any calls or any messages. I believe any businesses should not be running with any dishonest and I see this company is not reliable. I also read some bad reviews only because I could not trust good reviews at this point and I am kind of understand why they were putting bad reviews. I had another handyman lying all around and eventually he did not finish my work. I don’t usually like to mention bad stuffs for someone else but I don’t want other people have same bad experience with dishonest guys. Hope this helps other guys before deciding.
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