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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a handyman charge?

The national average fixed rate for handyman jobs ranges from $120-$175. Hourly rates for a handyman can average $50-$100 per hour. 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.

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 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.

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 Augusta handymen
Mary M.
Mr. Klinke is an excellent handyman, he did a wonderfull job! Very reasonable! Will use again, definitely!
Manfred Klinke Augusta,Ga Homehandyman,LLCManfred Klinke Augusta,Ga Homehandyman,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I did not hire Serge and hired another by mistake. He was very understanding. I will hire him if I ever need a handyman.
Brut Built LLCBrut Built LLC
Michael E.
I have nothing but the highest praise for James Jenkins and Do It Rite Handyman Services. James's work is outstanding and professional! I will recommend him to all my friends and I will continue to use his services in the future.
Do It Rite Handyman ServiceDo It Rite Handyman Service
Kyle M.
Mr. Klinke helped repaired my floor after an unfortunate kitchen mishap. He was prompt, courteous, with great communication, and did excellent work. Look no further for your handyman needs. I will definitely use again in the future.
Manfred Klinke Augusta,Ga Homehandyman,LLCManfred Klinke Augusta,Ga Homehandyman,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jesse removed and replaced some old washing machine water line valves that were stuck open and welded on. He cut off the old ones and replaced them with new ones. He came out the same day and got the job done within about 2 hours. I am very pleased with his work so far and plan to use him if I need a handyman again. Professional and quick service. I'm hanging on to his business card for sure.
J&J Property MaintenanceJ&J Property Maintenance
Alex C.
I hired Manfred to do a couple small jobs around the house. It was obvious from the beginning he is a VERY honest and dependable individual who works hard to make his clients happy. He went out of his way to make sure the projects went smoothly. My wife and I are very happy with the work he did and will hire him again for a larger job we have. Please do yourself a favor and hire Manfred for your handyman needs...you won’t be sorry.
Manfred Klinke Augusta,Ga Homehandyman,LLCManfred Klinke Augusta,Ga Homehandyman,LLC
Karen C.
I took a chance on going with Vincent. Needless to say it was a big disappointment. This handyman is unprofessional and the quality of his work is poor. It was a simple job, I needed him to repair the front door panel and apply sheetrock mud on one side. He started that process in which needed to be done in phases since it was going to take a few days for the mud to dry. Then, he was supposed to replace a bathroom door in which he took the measurements, so I purchased the door from Home Depot based on his measurements. Then, he tells me after he drilled holes in the new bathroom door, that it does not fit. Needless to say, I could not return it. I had also planned to have him replace a window, but decided to go another route on the window, because I could not find one based on his measurements. He had already given me a written itemized price upfront to complete each task, excluding materials, i.e. bathroom door and window. He provided a small section of wood that was installed on front door panel and I purchased the sheetrock mud. No problem! Once I told him that I was going another route with the window install, he upped the price on replacing the bathroom door from $60, his words via text "its going to change the price because I don't know what hat all I've got to do to make it fit. He claimed that he would try to keep it @$25 extra but it may be as much as $100 more just to be up front with you which means $160 max to install the bathroom door." Well, since he measured the door, it should have been the right fit. The hat I expected Vincent to wear is one he wore when I hired him!!! In my opinion, if he could not do the job he should not have taken it, at least not drill holes in a new door that did not fit. After a phone exchange, he got mad and told me to find someone else! I asked if he could please finish the job. He opted to only finish the front door and for me to get someone else for the rest of the work. After thinking about it, I decided to do just that, get someone else to finish all of the work. BUYER BE WARE!!! If you want a professional handyman go with someone else.
Vincent Handy ServicesVincent Handy Services
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