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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.

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.

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.

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.

How can I find out if a handyman is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Depending on the service needed, a handyman may be considered essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can check by visiting your city or state’s government website. In addition, CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage offers national guidelines for determining essential services. Their page delineates 16 essential infrastructure sectors that can continue to operate during the pandemic. But note that not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

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 Manassas handymen
Chidu K.
Good quality handyman, capable of doing plumbing and electrical work as well.
Mr Handyman & appliance installer,LLCMr Handyman & appliance installer,LLC
Nick B.
NC Handyman was excellent! He was very personable and attentive to the job. Highly recommended!
NC handyman llc.NC handyman llc.
Di N.
Provided an EXCELLENT handyman service. Extremely professionally and great service! Very courteous and fast response in communication. Absolutely fair price.
A to Z pristineA to Z pristine
Tim S.
Had a group of small tasks. Troy knocked them out with ease! The job on each was very professional, some tasks inside and some outside. Will call again if a handyman is needed in the future.
Family Maid Handyman ServiceFamily Maid Handyman Service
Fortune S.
Excellent job. Very knowledgeable. Did the job in timely manner. Value for your money. Professional. Punctual. If anyone needs a handyman, call him. You will never regret getting job done by Tibor.
Lifetime Builders llcLifetime Builders llc
Louise S.
I recommend this handyman, he responded very quickly, was very professional and completed the work (several small projects) in a timely manner. He also wore a mask the entire time, which I appreciated.
Mr Handyman & appliance installer,LLCMr Handyman & appliance installer,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mike went above and beyond any call of duty to explain and fix several issues in my home and I woud hire his company in an instant for jobs large and small. He is a great man and handyman!
Blue Sky ExteriorsBlue Sky Exteriors
Randy A.
L&N Enterprise was very professional, polite, and did a great job. Based on rain delays and my schedule, they were able to accommodate a time in which worked for us both and was on time to the job site. With the quality of work conducted by them as well as the price, this company is now my GP-TO Handyman / Construction company that I will use for years to come. It was actually my privilege to meet and talk with each member of the crew. Everyone was great to be around and laugh with. We shared DIY and Handyman horror stories :-) Thanks to each one!! See you next time!
L & N EnterpriseL & N Enterprise
Mike V.
My company needed the services of a Handyman to repair some store fixtures several states away from our location. We searched Thumbtack and found DFC Home Improvement and they are able to handle the job for us timely and professionally.
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Oscar to fix a leakage in one of my sinks and he did a great job. Timely and cost effective. Anytime I would need a Handyman, I know for sure we would be calling him to help us.
Oscar The MasterOscar The Master
Dr. A.
He is such a wonderful handyman. He is professional and did a fantastic job installing my curtain rods. He also hung both my thermal curtains and sheer curtains. He is a blessing. Don’t hesitate, hire him! You will be pleased.
Golden ServicesGolden Services
Kirk S.
Sam of L&N Enterprise came to my residence today to offer highly knowledgeable insight related my project requests and gave me an on-the-spot estimate. He offered good prices and he is very understanding of a customer's needs & expectations. I look forward to him and his team servicing a variety of projects in my home next week. Update - L&N came by my house today to perform nine different tasks and did a great job with all of them. L&N is very skilled and efficient. If you are looking a versatile handyman, look no further than L&N. I highly recommend this company, they are the real deal.
L & N EnterpriseL & N Enterprise
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