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What to Expect
Why Choose a Handyman?
When you own a home, it seems as if there’s always something that needs to be repaired or replaced. While you may have the skills to handle small projects on your own, there may be some repairs or renovations that you’d be more comfortable leaving to the experts. In those instances, you may want to hire a handyman (or handywoman) to, say, paint your bedroom, clean out your gutters, or install a new kitchen faucet. To help you figure out a budget and determine whether you’re getting a fair deal, read on to learn the going rate for some common handyman services.
Typical Hourly Rates for a Handyman:
A handyman is skilled to perform a variety of minor home repairs as well as renovations and construction. Costs will depend on the market and the complexity of the job, and can be charged as a flat fee or an hourly rate.
Typical hourly handyman rates are between $60 and $70 for independent workers and around $125 per hour for a handyman who works for a company. An experienced handyman will know how much time it usually takes to do a particular type of job and will charge accordingly.
A small job usually takes less than two hours and uses only simple hand tools to complete. This might run you $75 to $150.
A medium job will be a little more complex and will likely require power tools. It may take between two and four hours, running $150 to $300.
A large job, as you might guess, will be the most involved and will take anywhere from four hours to a few days to finish, plus it may demand special equipment. Expect a large job to fall somewhere between $300 and $1,000.
Note: If the handyman has to purchase parts or materials for your project, he/she may also charge a markup.
Here, too, prices vary significantly depending on the extent of the damage. A minor repair or patch may be done with a flat rate, but most repairs would be done at an hourly rate of $60 to $90 per hour. This could take a couple of days, as drying time is required between coats of mud, sanding, and touch-up paint. Figure that a 4-foot by 8-foot sheet of drywall, including labor, runs around $45.
caulking Around SHower
While the cost of materials is low, this job can be labor-intensive depending on the type of and condition of the existing caulk. After all, before a handyman can even load a caulk gun, he needs to take care of the old, crumbling caulk lines, which often involves completely removing the old sealant, cleaning up any soap scum and mildew, and preparing the surface for new caulk.
Replace Bathroom Faucet
A straightforward removal of an old faucet and installation of a new one (already purchased) might take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. The higher estimates would apply to jobs that require additional labor to install shut-off valves or replace the P-trap.
Hook up Washer/Dryer
The weight of these appliances is often challenging for homeowners. Assuming that the gas or electric hookups are already in place, the job will take between one and two-and-a-half hours. Expect the higher end of the price range if the washer and dryer set needs to be moved to the basement, water supply hoses or dryer vent pipe needs to be purchased, or an exterior vent hole needs to be drilled.
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