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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 Sugar Land handymen
Anya E.
Was willing to take on a mess left by prior handyman and make it right. I recommend highly!
HD Handyman And ConstructionHD Handyman And Construction
Carly L.
Behshad’s professionalism and attention to detail was great! Will definitely rehire for other handyman work around the house. Thank you!
Handy hiHandy hi
Amit A.
Vee came fully prepared for the job, was very quick and professional in his work. Would highly recommend him for any handyman needs.
Vee HandyMan AssemblyVee HandyMan Assembly
Asif S.
Honest handyman. Told me what he could fix and what he couldn’t and fixed what he could neatly and properly. Would definitely hire again.
HACD Solutions LLCHACD Solutions LLC
Emma F.
Zach and Willie installed a new attic access staircase into my bedroom ceiling. They were quick, professional and I am very happy with the result. I will definitely be using A to Z Home Services again for handyman work.
A2Z Home ServicesA2Z Home Services
Vikas A.
He was too good at his work, was on right time and understood what we actually wanted him to do. Got few of my decor items installed, my kitchen cabinet hardware done. Would definitely recommend if anyone asks for a handyman.
Diana G.
Great experience with Brad of BM Services. I had a few minor jobs around the house and needed a handyman. Brad was very expedient and finished everything in one hour. He was professional, courteous and friendly. I absolutely will use his service again for future projects!
BM ServicesBM Services
Adeel A.
KEN COBB IS A CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL! I reached out to Ken off of Thumbtack not knowing what to expect. He was responsive and was knowledgeable over the phone so I took a shot. I had a full days worth of "handyman" repairs lined up. Much of it required a skilled laborer as there were plumbing issues with older fixtures. And man, I could not be more satisfied with Kens workmanship, value, communication, etc. Ken ran into a few issues while doing the repairs as some of my fixtures are difficult to get replacements for at big box stores. But he kept at it an hour past the agreed time and made sure he got it right. I am happy to be a reference for this gentleman. After 12 years of struggling with inconsistent handyman help - Im glad to have found Mr. Cobb.
Steadfast Handyman Services, LLCSteadfast Handyman Services, LLC
Joshua C.
Brady did outstanding work and was very knowledgeable about a variety of subjects. I plan on hiring him again for other projects around my home as I found him to be very fairly priced and an overall nice guy. If you are looking for a handyman I highly recommend you consider Brady for all your work.
Continental ServicesContinental Services
Thumbtack Customer
It has been a very pleasant experience working with Graham. We hired him for TV wall mount and picture and mirror installation. He was very professional in his work and did a fantastic job. He came on time and and provided accurate estimates. I would highly recommend him for any handyman, home improvement or renovation project.
Floor Coverings International of Spring BranchFloor Coverings International of Spring Branch
Daneen S.
I rate Ali Jamli 5 stars from Xigman Handyman Services for installation of a toilet tissue holder for the following reasons: 1. Punctuality 2. Efficiency 3. Cleanliness 4. Accuracy 5. Following requested directions 6. Pleasantness during service and willingness to please. I would not hesitate to recommend Ali Jamali for this task and other tasks he is available to perform. Ali Jamali is available for TV wall mounting, picture/ wall hanging, some electrical.
Xigman(TV Mounting,Handyman,Assembly)HARRISXigman(TV Mounting,Handyman,Assembly)HARRIS
Susan S.
JT Repairs came to my house to fix my front porch light fixture. Initially, I thought it was just the bulbs which needed replacing. However, we had to replace the entire fixture. He, therefore, returned a second time to take out the old fixture and install a new one. He was prompt and his costs were reasonable. He didn’t leave until we checked to make sure that the fixture was in working condition. I would definitely use him again and would recommend him for any handyman needs around your house!
JT RepairsJT Repairs
Soumendu B.
I would have given a no-star for this company. I hired them to repair my sprinkler system. They did a terrible job, the sprinkler still does not work, charged us money and never came back to fix the sprinkler system. They also recommended one of their family members called Junior Soler Handyman for a paint job, who is a complete amateur - Junior charged us a lot of money, did a horrible paint job, used wrong paint, kept charging us extra for mistakes they made and literally robbed us. We had to re-do the entire job which cost us twice the amount it would take if the work was done right. They are crooks and I would never recommend them to anyone. NEVER EVER HIRE THEM!!
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