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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Leesburg handymen
Shannon B.
Awesome. As long as I have handyman work it will go to GC.
GC HandymenGC Handymen
Katherine K.
Handyman at your command was very responsive and got someone to help me with my project that day. The handyman got the job done. The only reason for not giving 5 stars is the handyman wasn’t as quick and efficient as I thought he was going to be. He even chatted with someone in the parking lot. Given that I was paying by the hour, I didn’t think that was very professional and what I thought we be a two hour job turned into three.
Handyman@Your Command LLCHandyman@Your Command LLC
Chris h.
Started out ok - shared a lot of information then nothing after waiting 6 days for the quote I’ve decided I dodged a bullet not getting any further engaged with GC Handyman -
GC HandymenGC Handymen
Chris C.
Julio is a lifesaver. A painter I previously hired to install a new door moulding butchered the job and ruined the dry way next to the door. We are in the process of listing our home and so I had to have a handyman come out the same day. Juilliard graciously came within a few hours and fixed what the previous painter messed up. His workmanship is superb and he is quick and efficient. If you need a do-it-all handyman Julio your guy!
Mr Handyman & appliance installer,LLCMr Handyman & appliance installer,LLC
Rinipal k.
James is a nice guy and understand the work very well. He will try to provide the best solution to your problem for the work you need in your home. He charged me reasonable for the plumbing and handyman work. Thankyou!
J&M EnterprisesJ&M Enterprises
Paula M.
I had Julio install two dog gates for me that needed to be drilled into the wall. He did a fantastic job with one hour. The price was reasonable and he was very polite and professional. I would definitely recommend Julio for your handyman projects!
Mr Handyman & appliance installer,LLCMr Handyman & appliance installer,LLC
Rick Y.
Called ahead to say he was on the way. Showed up on time. Did an excellent job installing two big screen TVs. Took his time and was careful to do the work correctly. He makes customer satisfaction a priority. Was professional and personable throughout. An outstanding value for handyman services.
Southern Home Improvements & Beyond LLCSouthern Home Improvements & Beyond LLC
Sandi C.
Michael was great to work with and did excellent work. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a handyman. i will be hiring him again in the next few weeks once we have completed our move in to hang pictures, redo closets and touch up paint. Highly recommend him without reservation!
Michael’s handymanMichael’s handyman
Katie S.
We had a great experience with Elite Home Contractors! They installed a number of lighting fixtures in our home, and were responsive and accommodating, and completed the work at a fair price. One of the lighting fixtures ended up being damaged, and they even offered to install the replacement at no change when it arrives. I’d recommend Elite Home Contractors for all of your handyman needs.
Elite Home ContractorsElite Home Contractors
Diane O.
We reviewed the handyman options within Thumbtack and Julio's stands out due because of the many 5 star reviews. I agree his work is worthy of five stars. The quality is exceptional. He is very focused and the price was very reasonable. We will not hesitate to contact him in the future with any additional work that is needed at our home. Thank you, Julio!
Mr Handyman & appliance installer,LLCMr Handyman & appliance installer,LLC
Katherine K.
I needed to replace a light fixture and reached out to Fixtman for help. They were very quick to respond and schedule an appointment for me. They gave me a range of time the handyman would arrive and he was right on time! He had the light replaced within ten minutes and did a great job. I will definitely use them again for other projects and I highly recommend them.
FixTman LLC. (Washington D.C.)FixTman LLC. (Washington D.C.)
Sean W.
Having just moved to the area we were desperately looking for someone we could trust with projects on our house. Once we found Chris, we ended that search and feel confident we found not only a handyman but a partner for years to come. Chris is prompt in his responses and is incredibly respectful to your needs, and questions. He completed two projects in our kitchen including a countertop and sink installation. We're looking forward to working on more projects with Chris and his team.
Miller Integrity Construction, LLCMiller Integrity Construction, LLC
Joanie K.
After a ridiculously bad experience with a neighborhood handyman who couldn’t keep appointments, was non-communative, and did not value my time, I was completely thrilled to discover Demetrius Robinson. Within a half hour of putting my small job request on Thumbtack, he contacted me and we scheduled an appointment for a few days later. He gave me a one hour arrival window (1 hour, not a whole day!!) and showed up on time. He did a great job assembling my porch swing and even threw in a free repair of an annoying issue we were having with a bedroom door. My dog quickly summed him up as a “good guy,” which says a lot! I plan to bring Demetrius back in a couple of weeks for some more jobs that my husband and I don’t have the time, tools, or patience to do ourselves.
Demetrius RobinsonDemetrius Robinson
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