When it comes to pricing, this will be based either on an hourly rate or a flat rate per job. Several factors can affect the bill like the time it takes for task completion, the number of handymen employed for the jobs, and so on.
Average Cost of Hiring a Local Handyman Services
The national average range of hiring a local handyman is between $150-$600 with $300 as the average cost. The low cost of hiring a local handyman is about $75, an example of a task for this is a replacement of a bathroom faucet, while the high-end cost could go as much as $1,000 for tasks like repairing and painting the drywall of a 12’ x 12’ space.
Cost of Hiring a Local Handyman Services by Type of Project
As we mentioned earlier, handymen are good at several household repair tasks. Here’s a partial list of tasks that can be taken care of by your local handyman:
- Garage Door Repair
- Changing Hard-to-Reach Light Bulbs
- Drywall Repair
- Carpet Cleaning
- Simple Electrical Repairs
- Exterior Painting
- Home Cleaning
- Interior Painting
- Junk Removal
- Lawn Care
- Simple Plumbing Repairs
- Pool Service
- Pressure Washing
- Roof Repair
- Window Cleaning
- Concrete Repair
- Gutter Cleaning
- Roof Cleaning
- Site Clean Up
As a handyman could take on several projects depending on experience and skill level, pricing can be categorized by type of project with the usual categories being maintenance, installations, repairs, and painting. Note that not all handymen have expertise in all categories and could limit themselves to focusing on one or two categories, while there are of course some who are jack-of-all-trades and can tackle different types of projects.
Repair projects (e.g. fixing leaking pipes and drywall) could range from $75 and could go up as high as $700; Installation projects ( e.g. putting up heavy artworks, ceiling fans, and television) falls in the range of $60 – $400; Maintenance projects (e.g. cleaning up gutters) could start at $100 up to $280 and Painting projects could range from $400 – $1,000.
Cost of Hiring a Local Handyman Services by Installation Task
Many homeowners need a lot of installation to be done at home, from hanging artwork, installing fans, mounting televisions, adding appliances, and more. When it comes to this task, make sure that you specifically ask your handyman if it’s under their expertise, as each installation may demand different requirements. Also, don’t forget to ask if you will provide the materials needed or if your handyman will provide them for you. For example, installing a bathroom faucet will include the removal and disposal of the old faucet, but you will provide the new faucet to be used. Another example is gutter installation, the price range is from $100 to $300 but the cost would most likely just cover the labor and not the actual gutters.
Cost of Hiring a Local Handyman Services by Repair Task
Handymen are good on minor to medium scale repairs, but for major repairs, it is best to call in the pros or specialists. Pricing for repair-related tasks will depend on the type of repair issue, complexity, time spent, and the number of handymen needed to finish the job.
An example of repairs done by handymen could be fixing a hole in a wall with prices ranging from $125-$175. Fence, door, and window repair have the same price range of $150- $200, while appliance repair and tile and grout repair fall in a higher range of $200-$400. Expect a higher price range for leaking pipe repair and roof repair, which go as high as $275- $800 and $300 to $900, respectively. Just a note of caution, make sure that you ask your handyman if they have insurance for roof work in case of accidents.
Cost of Hiring a Local Handyman Services by Painting Task
For painting projects done by a handyman, the average price range falls from $400 to $1,000. Other painting jobs are staining a deck, which could range from $400-$500, painting a 10’x 10’ ceiling, shutter, and 10’x10’ room, which can cost from $200 to $400, $400 to $800, and $400 to $1,000, respectively. Note that pricing usually does not include the paint or other supplies.
- Be very careful with the bill estimates for some companies may have a low hourly rate but charge you additional fees that could add up to a big sum of money. Also, you would have to pay extra for overtime, emergency calls, and work on a holiday.
- For extensive repair works and those that require a permit, especially tasks costing more than $3,000, never hire a handyman since these jobs are best left to the pros.
- Also, it is best that you know the handyman restriction of your state. For example, in California, handymen have a project cap, where any task that will cost more than $1,000 are not allowed and a licensed professional should be called in.