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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 Sandy handymen
Aishwarya V.
Was easy to communicate with leading up to the project. Once he showed up, he was quick and efficient with the work. Excellent handyman!
Cerberus universalCerberus universal
Jasmine B.
Legit service! Punctual, communicative, honest, fair - just a few words that come to mind. I’ve got Handyman Hudson saved for the next inevitable housing mishap.
Handyman HudsonHandyman Hudson
Allene S.
I really appreciate Paul’s quick response time and professional work. His rate was very reasonable and I will definitely be calling him again for my handyman needs. Thank you so much!
Paul DraperPaul Draper
Michelle S.
Dave was super responsive, available to squeeze in a TV mount with little notice. The works was done fast and he was so polite. I would use Dave again for any HVAC or handyman need we have. Awesome!!!
Stojic Maintenance & RepairStojic Maintenance & Repair
Jim F.
This was a simple job that required little time or expertise. Without letting me know, "I'm Him" sent a novice who did the job adequately once I explained it to him. I don't blame the handyman for sending someone else to do the job since it was so small but he should have let me know in advance. I had hoped this might be a way to establish a connection to a handyman as I have several other projects I'd like done. His price was very reasonable and he was here at 7:50 a.m. on the specified day.
I'm him!I'm him!
Jody K.
Cransten was quick to respond to my request and they were able to send out a Handyman, Brock, right away. Brock was professional, quick and friendly. He knows how to work hard to get the work done and how to do it right. I would hire him again for future projects.
Cransten Handyman and Remodeling- Wasatch FrontCransten Handyman and Remodeling- Wasatch Front
Michelle W.
We used Fast Repair last year to fix a rust spot on our metal door when we listed our home for sale. They had availability in less than 24 hours and were so friendly and responsive to our messages. Antonio arrived right on time and did a wonderful job patching the door and painting it, and also did it in record time. He is the friendliest, nicest person, I will always call Fast Repair first from now on! Had an absolutely horrible experience with another handyman so was very nervous and worried to use one again but Antonio made it so now if I can hire him again for handyman jobs, I will never worry about it again!
Fast Repair Solutions LLCFast Repair Solutions LLC
Carla B.
I had a whole assorted list of repairs at a rental house, both inside & out. Tyler got through the entire list & completed all within the timeframe he originally stated. I will most definitely call him first for any & all handyman/remodeling jobs. Thanks so much Tyler!!!
Shipshape Home ServicesShipshape Home Services
Csilan L.
We are glad that we have found Edgar to work on our fireplace project. He is very Honest and very Patience. It is very easy working with him. Highly responsive and he is willing to work with our busy schedule. He gave us valuable advice helping us to save money on our project. His price is reasonable. His work is professional and he definitely know what he is doing. We had multiple hiccups during the project, however Edgar ensured to work with us in every step. Will definitely use him for another project and recommend him for our friends. Oh did I mention he brought a box of strawberry coated with chocolate for our family during Valentine’s Day. What a thoughtful handyman. Well Edgar is for sure more than a handyman. His workmanship and his experiences will bring him honor. Thank you so much for everything Edgar. We really appreciate you.
Enriquez Home Remodeling LLCEnriquez Home Remodeling LLC
Danielle S.
Bernard quickly became my go to handyman helping to finish up loose ends around the kitchen including backsplash and trim as well as a complete bathroom remodel. Not only was he incredibly responsive and fast but and the quality of his work was amazing. Additionally, he went out of his way to make sure we were satisfied and all at very reasonable price. I will keep his number handy and he will be my first call when I need something done around the house.
Be.Nov. Handyman Services LLCBe.Nov. Handyman Services LLC
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