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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.

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.

Reviews for San Antonio handymen
Carlton F.
You won’t find a better and faster handyman
Mr. Handy PietkaMr. Handy Pietka
Yedlisbett G.
Best handyman services I have ever hired. Knowledgeable and professional
Handy hiHandy hi
Bettina C.
Had a fantastic experience and now have a permanent handyman to suit my needs.
Bryan T.
Israel is the best handyman I have come across. His quality of work is excellent!
Israel LeonIsrael Leon
Tosha D.
The service that I received was excellent and quick. I will recommend Done Right Handyman to anyone.
Done Right ConstructionDone Right Construction
Ruben L.
Awesome job, I would recommend his services to anyone. He's a well rounded handyman.
Asonganyi and son'sAsonganyi and son's
Laura S.
Fast, reasonably priced, very nice man! I think I found my new handyman!
Cynthia L.
Easy process of finding someone to help with things quickly. Punctual and highly informative. My handyman was Great!
On site maintenance LLCOn site maintenance LLC
Juliana M.
Great experience. Nice guy, great price. Plan on working with Done Right handyman other times. Recommend!
Done Right ConstructionDone Right Construction
Jo A.
Very professional and explained what went wrong. He’ll definitely now my handyman going forward 👍
Israel LeonIsrael Leon
Raymond R.
We needed 3 flat-screen TVs installed in our new house. The movers weren't finished until 5pm, but William, with Done Right Handyman, said it was no problem--he would come as late as 8pm if we needed. We will definitely use Done Right Handyman again for future projects.
Done Right ConstructionDone Right Construction
Marcus S.
Handyman review: On time. Very professional. Very transparent. Great quality work & workmanship. Will definitely be using him again.
On site maintenance LLCOn site maintenance LLC
Sid B.
Good guy but only does electrical and nothing else he said. Don’t know why he was listed as a handyman.
Lockdown MoversLockdown Movers
Hope K.
We are so lucky to have found this Handyman. It feels odd to say handyman because he is so much more! He was professional and knowledgeable and his work was flawless. I have already given his information out to a couple of my coworkers and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful jack of all trades!
New Day handyman and flooring serviceNew Day handyman and flooring service
Adrian E.
Steve was awesome and his work was top notch. Happy we went with him and happy that we now have ourselves a handyman.
My handymanMy handyman
Tina c.
Handyman Services did an excellent job re-finishing my outdated tile shower and cast iron tub. Elizabeth is very helpful in choosing the best and practical solution and is very accommodating! Xavier, the senior handyman, did a fantastic job on shower and tub combo refinishing project! I will definitely be using them for my future projects and bathroom remodel!
Handyman Services and Remodeling LLCHandyman Services and Remodeling LLC
Shanya j.
The best handyman I came across! He is honest and did a wonderful job fixing my fan, lights and outdoor curtains and a swing.
77 General Contracting77 General Contracting
Irvin T.
Ivan, was definitely a professional. Who did exactly what he says and more. I recommend Ivan for any of your handyman needs!
Copado ConstructionCopado Construction
Richard G.
Mr. Estrada did a excellent job in installing our door to the garage. We will defintely have him in our address book as a handyman.
Reliant Handyman ServicesReliant Handyman Services
LaDonna K.
I was very happy with the work by My Handyman. I will definitely call him again when I need some work done.
My handymanMy handyman
Andrew A.
William is An amazing handyman and works fast. Extremely humble and a joy to work with. Would definitely recommend for a family or business needing his services
Done Right ConstructionDone Right Construction
Patrick B.
The most unreliable handyman I ever dealt with, was just jerking me around throughout the entire day. Never showed up, and stopped responding.
J.W.'s Electrical & Handyman servicesJ.W.'s Electrical & Handyman services
Amy G.
SA handyman Plex was absolutely the best choice I could have made to hire for my project. They were professional respectful punctual knowledgeable and the quality of work was outstanding. I highly recommend SA handyman Plex any jobs that you may have. I couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you Xavier you’re a savior. I will definitely use you on any future projects.
S A Handyman PlexS A Handyman Plex
Thumbtack Customer
Hard to see handyman who are this patient and inviting for all changing minds we had. He patiently worked with us and did complete the project to our satisfaction.
Details Quality Home ServicesDetails Quality Home Services
Linda M.
Steve was professional and honest throughout each step. The work was completed as promised and on time. Will definitely call on My Handyman for future odd jobs around my home.
My handymanMy handyman
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