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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Alpharetta handymen
Kathy A.
Alvin is the BEST! Will definitely be my "go to" handyman :)
Turn Pro's LLCTurn Pro's LLC
Brian M.
Was probably the best handyman, that has ever come by my house.
Noah ConstructionNoah Construction
Renee C.
Jesus is the best! Professional and great work. Glad we found a great handyman
Cal Group Home Services and MaintenanceCal Group Home Services and Maintenance
Jian j.
Mr. Phillips is an excellent handyman and a diligent and hard worker. Sincerely great person, highly recommended.
Living Water IrrigationLiving Water Irrigation
Lat T.
I needed to replace a couple pieces of hardwood floor and close the gaps on the door that leads to the patio. They came to my house without proper tools. They started to pry open the door frame and broke off a piece of it (see picture). They glued it back to the original frame. They cut the replacement hardwood floor with Oscillating tool! This tool is NOT meant to be used to cut hard wood floors! Notice the jagged edge. I included other pictures of their so-called ‘finished’ work. I cry every time I look at these area. I’m giving 1 star based on the crappy work TLC Handyman did. I chose TLC Handyman because of their tenure as a handyman. 26+ years of experience per their profile. I chose TLC Handyman over others with less expensive hourly rate because I thought they’d do a better job. I was completely wrong as you can see in the pictures. I thought someone who charges $75 an hour would do an outstanding job. Now, I know better. Would I ask TLC Handyman to come back and repair all the crappy work? The answer is NO. I’m stuck trying to find someone who can come and fix the damage TLC Handyman did. So, please be cautious who you hire. If they come to do the job without the proper tool, turn them away immediately.
TLC HandymanTLC Handyman
Rob C.
James was excellent to work with. He's an excellent communicator and a resourceful handyman. He reinstalled a shutter on my house quickly with minimal disruption. I will use him again.
James BrownJames Brown
Caitlin B.
Thank you so much for the amazing work! JC’s Handyman Service was knowledgeable, quick, and professional. The next time I need something done around the house I’ll be hiring them again!
JC’s Handyman ServiceJC’s Handyman Service
Chewy P.
Austin was very professional and prompt as he assembled my fire pit! Job was done with no issues and done in a quick manner . I would def use Jake and his crew again for handyman tasks .
Tried and True Home Services LLCTried and True Home Services LLC
Anna K.
Highly recommend Jim, he is a great handyman. We needed garage shelves installed and Jim did the job ASAP. And very competitively priced, too! That was a nice bonus to an excellent work done. Hire Jim, you won’t regret.
Jim PittsJim Pitts
Alejandro L.
We needed a few small handyman fixes around the house. Stefanno was 1st class from customer service. He was very expedient and knocked out everything in a couple of hours. I'd recommend Stefanno for all your household fixes!
ATL PowerCleaning&PaintingATL PowerCleaning&Painting
Marianna B.
Brian arrived on time and took on an extensive project hanging overhead shelving in my garage. He completed the job in a timely manner and was very friendly and professional throughout the entire process. I will definitely request him again for handyman projects in the future.
Brian PetersBrian Peters
Thumbtack Customer
Working was Scott was such a pleasure. He was professional and went above and beyond by providing consultation services on top of my repairs that ended up saving me quite a bit of money. 5K Construction and Handyman Services will be my go to for all my home project needs.
5K Construction and Handyman Services.LLC5K Construction and Handyman Services.LLC
Ms C.
The fact that he actually showed up on time gave him an automatic 5 star. A bit time consuming but he manage to complete all requested tasks. I will definitely be hiring him for all my handyman needs. Very polite, professional and right on time.
Al Baz ConsultingAl Baz Consulting
Ron H.
David responded quickly to my initial contact. He provided a detailed estimate and timeline for completing the work. He arrived with everything needed to finish the job and worked until everything was done to my satisfaction. He’ll definitely be on my list the next time I need a handyman!
Dueve Home ServicesDueve Home Services
Mike L.
Mike was very responsive to our needs and helped out on a number of different items from painting to repairs to pressure washing and more. His rates are very reasonable and he is very personable. I highly recommend him for any general painting or handyman jobs you might have.
MP Williams Carpentry Interior Home RepairMP Williams Carpentry Interior Home Repair
Ms C.
This handyman was a no show. Made me miss my engagement all for nothing and I am truly upset! If you didn’t want to do the job you could have politely declined. That was very unprofessional. I forgave you the first time you canceled but this was unacceptable. You give thumbtack a bad name.
P-jamS Property SolutionsP-jamS Property Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
David (Weathertite) did not only bring professionalism to my home, he brought a considerate attitude. This entailed patience, understanding and a willingness to perform beyond expectation. Overall, he was diligent and hardworking, and demonstrated a passion for excellence. I would definitely hire him again and would also recommend him for anyone in need of a result-oriented handyman.
Jennifer M.
I thought Jose was great! Did the job quickly and efficiently. I was very excited that I may have found myself a good handyman. My only complaint is I asked for an estimate to paint the whole inside of my house and he never got back to me. Pretty disappointing and now my search continues.
Chewy's Home Services, LLCChewy's Home Services, LLC
Robert B.
I needed to have a microwave installed above the stove and it had to be retrofitted to a different outside vent configuration. He took his time and was able to get it done. His quality of work was great and there weren’t any changes to the estimate he gave. I’m happy with his work and highly recommend him for any handyman work you need.
Superior Solutions SouthernSuperior Solutions Southern
Thumbtack Customer
I had Scott come out to install a kitchen faucet that needed replacing. He and his son did a very good job. He was quick and cleaned up afterwards. He charged a fair price. He was very courteous and friendly. The only negative is that we originally scheduled a 12:00 appointment and and he called and said he was on another job and would be late. We then rescheduled for 4:00 and he got here about 4:30. He did apologize for the problem. Overall I was was satisfied and would definitely consider using him again for Handyman services.
5K Construction and Handyman Services.LLC5K Construction and Handyman Services.LLC
Jason G.
Had a great experience hiring Jason for several projects at our house yesterday. We needed to install a baby gate, hang curtain rods, hang several mirrors and pieces of art, and even fix a broken wooden dresser leg. Jason did a great job with all of the tasks, and I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman. He worked hard and communicated with us throughout, and he made sure to complete each task just as we requested. My wife was very particular about height/positioning of the curtains and mirrors, and Jason took the time to measure everything so that it would be just right and that we were happy. We've hired numerous handymen in the past often with mixed results, but Jason was definitely one of the best.
Busy B's ServicesBusy B's Services
Jay P.
David is ready to go guy . He did excellent job with couple of my home projects like wire shelves installation in my closets , pull out trash can installation in kitchen , garage paint , Kitchen faucet installation , main door lock replacement. He will give you the correct estimation up front and there is no back on forth on price later on . He has great attention to details and he will explain you each and every small details. This guy has great professionalism like he will update you in the morning about his routine and he is very easy to work with . I would never go outside David for any of my handyman needs and I recommend him highest for any of your projects .
Dueve Home ServicesDueve Home Services
Stuart P.
I contacted Patrick Green from Green & Sons Home Services to install a garbage disposal and fix some drywall damage and he was able to give me a quote online from the pictures I provided him. I agreed to the quote which was very reasonable and he came a few days later to begin the work. Patrick arrived on time and began working on the jobs. I was very impressed and satisfied with the quality of work that Patrick performed. I also had a few smaller jobs that was not part of the initial quote, but Patrick was able to take care of these jobs and I was very happy with the workmanship on these jobs too. Patrick was always very responsive to my questions. I will definitely use Green & Sons Home Services again for any future repair or maintenance to my home and would highly recommend Patrick to my family, friends and neighbors and anyone looking for a trustworthy handyman.
Green & Sons Home ServicesGreen & Sons Home Services
David E.
Noah is a great find on Thumbtack. He responded quickly and he was able to work me on his schedule quickly. First Noah is just a great guy to work with, I know because I ended spending the most the day with him because it was a lot of different projects that needed directions. Noah also more talented than the average handyman, My job was mostly small projects but Noah is capable of doing almost any carpentry work, and probably other things as well. He showed up right on time, worked the whole time. I was paying him by the hour and when he did take some short breaks he was careful to tell me he was not counting that time. Finally all the work was completed perfectly. Noah a true perfectionist and really prides himself on quality work, If something a half an inch off he will notice it before you do. And finally value, his charges were very reasonable for all the work he did. These days we want be careful who let and home much less who we choose to do services. I have lived in North Georgia all my life, so i am very familiar with the contactors here and Noah gets my highest recommendation.
Noah ConstructionNoah Construction
Ivy R.
Jeff is awesome! He came to fix a safety issue with our French doors and ended up helping with two more projects with enthusiasm! He was very, very, kind and seemed genuinely excited to help in any way he could. One thing I absolutely loved was how thorough he was. Not only did he take his time to do the tasks right and double check his work, but he was very specific in everything he did before he did it; showing me step-by-step what would happen next. As a very literal person, I greatly appreciated him walking through the projects. Honestly, after being a first time house owners (only two months in), we have had a lot of issues from the previous owner’s handyman who seemed to skip many corners, and even safety precautions, we have become overwhelmed and weary. Finding someone like Jeff has been fantastic and relieved a lot of stress/worry about how we’re going to get projects done for very reasonable prices by someone who we can trust! I am once again happily filling my phone with photos of hopeful upgrades to my home and I couldn’t be more thankful!! Thank you Jeff and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Handy “Mann”Handy “Mann”
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