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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 Lake Union handymen
Denise W.
Great handyman
Emily G.
Handyman Guy was excellent! Very courteous and professional. Thank you!
The Handyman GuyThe Handyman Guy
Sarah K.
Michael is great and we continue to utilize his handyman services. Super professional.
Fair 'n Square - Handyman and Contractor ServicesFair 'n Square - Handyman and Contractor Services
Terry B.
JC Handyman did a great job! I would hire him for another job anytime !
JC Handyman LLCJC Handyman LLC
Cornelius W.
M&P Handyman Installed a wall mount Vanity Door knobs, disposal,Mirror Originally hired M&P to install vanity But after speaking to them I decided to hire M&P to do other Projects..One of the things I appreciate is they wanted my approval before they actually mount it or installed anything..That is an excellent way to keep you and your handyman on the same page use them for all your handyman needs..I know I will thank you.
M&P luxury remodelingM&P luxury remodeling
Margie a.
I felt like I was being ignored Sadly I did not use them and found another handyman
M&P luxury remodelingM&P luxury remodeling
Kris S.
Esor was wonderful, helped us fix a light fixture with ease! He'll be our new go-to handyman moving forward
Handyman careHandyman care
Arika R.
Our long term handyman moved oversees…. It has been a long and stressful process to try and find a replacement! My husband and I feel that George will be a great handyman for our home for minor projects to major projects! He helped my husband with many projects around our home with ease and helpful advice… my husband was impressed on his workmanship and ability to fix things quickly and efficiently….. George was very professional, cleaned up afterwards and was just easy to work with…. Don’t hesitate to hire George for all your handyman needs!
George, painting, General contractor.George, painting, General contractor.
Robert M.
It was a simple job and the handyman performed it adequately. He did not, however, wear a mask, despite my wife and I doing so.
M&P luxury remodelingM&P luxury remodeling
Luke Z.
Great Handyman, fixed all my problems for our business. Now we are going to hire again for our homes. Thanks
Frank L.
Due to selling our home had several jobs that needed to be attended to. Hawaii responded quickly to our request for a handyman and provided an estimate on the spot. Very easy to talk to and was helpful with ideas and concerns for each of our particular jobs. He had a helper who also did an excellent job with plaster. I highly recommend Hawaii for your Handyman Services.
Handy HawaiiHandy Hawaii
Kimberly J.
Seth is great - honest, professional, friendly, and someone I’d want to do all my handyman projects! Will definitely have future projects for him.
Cascade Home ImprovementsCascade Home Improvements
Kim B.
Robert was efficient, friendly and did a great job mounting TVs and shelves. I will definitely call him again when I need a handyman.
Selander DesignSelander Design
Fabiana B.
Have a great experience with 2DRS remodeling. I moved from Chicago to Seattle and was looking for a trusted handyman. I think Eduardo is going to fit the description.
2DRS Construction2DRS Construction
Desiree W.
I had Michael's Handyman fixed a chipped garage door entrance frame. Excellent work for a great price! They even completed the repairs in under an hour.
Michael's handyman servicesMichael's handyman services
Dream Italian V.
David restored my confidence that you can hire someone from this company. He is SUPER! My first handyman did not have the skill set for half of the things he said he could do. I was selling my home and had to hire another person (not from Thumbtack) to come and fix his non-professional work. $1000 for the first handyman from this site was a terrible decision.
David's Handyman ServicesDavid's Handyman Services
Matthew M.
Handyman was professional and installed our garbage disposal as requested, but was unable to get the disposal working due to power issues. My concern is we paid flat rate (essentially two hours) for getting a working garbage disposal but had to leave because he had other jobs (which only dedicate 1 hour). Still without working garbage disposal and need to hire another handyman. :(
Michael's handyman servicesMichael's handyman services
Ernie M.
I never used a handyman before. I selected Arnaldo to install our dishwasher and an above the oven microwave because the installers from the company I bought my appliances from could not do the prep work. Arnaldo and his assistant, Bruno, showed up on time and did a fantastic job in a reasonable amount of time. I plan to use The Handyman Guy (Arnaldo) again. I highly recommend him.
The Handyman GuyThe Handyman Guy
Andrea C.
Mogi is a good listener, a hard worker, is creative with good ideas, is efficient, is quiet and cleans up after every day on the job. He is my new go-to handyman!
Nate J.
Theo did an amazing job adding flashing to the corbels on my roof, super efficient. Have been trying to get the right handyman for two years and these guys are great!
Fast Fixes NWFast Fixes NW
Brian O.
I would hire Meikel again. He was on time, worked fast, did a great job and was reasonably priced. He also provided the best communication of the handyman I contacted.
FaGu ConstructionsFaGu Constructions
Brendan L.
Excellent handyman. Gave smart advice on how to complete project quickly and with minimum cost. He was also extremely communicative and did a great job fixing up an old bathroom.
Handy&Vova’s LLCHandy&Vova’s LLC
Avery was very efficient & professional. I needed five handyman & electrical items completed from replacement of a ceiling light fixture, smoke/carbon monoxide detector, smart light switch to installation of coat closet rods to a few small baseboards. Everything was completed in roughly 2 1/2 hrs. If you’re looking to hire a handyman, electrician, plumber, mover or anything else, he’s your man! Thank you a million Avery for a great job!
Remodeling Seattle L.L.C.Remodeling Seattle L.L.C.
Thumbtack Customer
Stephen helped us repair a rotting door frame and even patched a hole in our drywall while he was there. Friendly, quality work, and truly a handyman that every homeowner needs! Thanks Stephen.
The HanndyManThe HanndyMan
Irene L.
I was able to communicate with them easily and the work was done in a timely manner with a reasonable cost. I was looking for a handyman in the area to go fix things for my tenants and I would definitely recommend them.
SalChaz Best Handyman LLC 4257280118SalChaz Best Handyman LLC 4257280118
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