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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.

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.

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.

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 College Park handymen
Thumbtack Customer
Now that we are connected, he is my designated handyman.
Atlanta Maintenance ServiceAtlanta Maintenance Service
Thumbtack Customer
On time, friendly, quick, and fixed as requested. Great handyman!
Telenergo ServiceTelenergo Service
Diane F.
Handyman was very courteous and very prompt. Did an excellent job!!
Help Assembly Services LLCHelp Assembly Services LLC
Faiyaz S.
Provides a lot of detail with the work he undertakes. His pricing is very reasonable as well. Great handyman!!
Jeff hadley home repairJeff hadley home repair
Thumbtack Customer
Carver was awesome! Punctual, knowledge, quick and an all round great guy. He's my go to handyman now!
Carver  DouganCarver Dougan
Lia H.
Carlos was punctual, quick, and very knowledgeable. I will definitely use him again fo any handyman jobs.
The Redeemer Home ImprovementThe Redeemer Home Improvement
Richard M.
Chris the Handyman was AWESOME!! He provided quality service in a timely manner. He’s my guy moving forward.
HandyPro Home ServicesHandyPro Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
This handyman is a true professional in every way! I could not have been more pleased. I highly recommend him!
GIC Home Inspections, LLC & HandymanGIC Home Inspections, LLC & Handyman
Mike N.
Mo was very responsive since the beginning, and communicated very until the end. He did the small handyman work that I had as expected.
S & M WELDINGS & M WELDING
Kareema K.
I am thoroughly impressed with Matt and his team! I will be utilizing them for all my handyman/contracting needs with my company.
Right Away Contracting Inc.Right Away Contracting Inc.
Matt M.
Working with Raphael was an easy and smooth process. He is professional and does high quality work. I’d recommend for general handyman types of projects.
Handy Pro Solutions LLCHandy Pro Solutions LLC
Brittany P.
Came on time and handled many tasks I had around the house in no time. Quality of work was awesome! My new go to handyman for sure!
Nationwide Interiors LLCNationwide Interiors LLC
Cristina S.
Daniel did a great working through all the handyman jobs i had at my home. I look forward to working with him again.
The Green TeamThe Green Team
Julianna J.
I needed someone to install a chandelier. It was done quickly and professionally. 10/10 will use Carlos again. Highly recommend him for any of your handyman needs.
Telenergo ServiceTelenergo Service
Jason A.
Overall I would highly recommend premier handyman services. Mark stayed until the Job was done and offered it at a very fair price. Would hire again
Team Premier Home Solutions LLCTeam Premier Home Solutions LLC
Angela K.
Great work! Seunda arrived on time and provided exceptional handyman services. Also came prepared as I did not have the right tools for certain installations. Thank you! :)
PEERLESS INSTALLATIONS LLC.PEERLESS INSTALLATIONS LLC.
Callie A.
He was great!!! Fixed my shower, installed my Nest and even took a look at my dishwasher. I will for sure continue to use him for my handyman services!
Entaprize Home ServicesEntaprize Home Services
Candace M.
Wesley did a great job on my pallet bed. He worked quickly and was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend to anyone with handyman needs and will keep him on deck for future needs.
Wesley”workers LLcWesley”workers LLc
Kayla K.
Lewis arrived on time and quickly removed our ducted/vented microwave for our upcoming kitchen renovation. We plan on using him for all our handyman projects around the house!
Lewis Handyman Services LLCLewis Handyman Services LLC
Krystle H.
Responded to posting with a reasonable price very quickly. Showed up promptly at the scheduled time and got the job done quickly and professionally! Will use again for future handyman projects! Highly Recommended!
Dawson & Davison Enterprises, Inc.Dawson & Davison Enterprises, Inc.
David M.
Lewis Handyman Services did a great job on my installation. The communication was immediate and professional, he showed up when expected and did excellent work. I'll definitely use them again!
Lewis Handyman Services LLCLewis Handyman Services LLC
Miss A.
Mr. Lawrence and his team came out to address a mystery leak in my garage. The Lawrence team found the leak, replaced the faulty plumbing and repaired the sheetrock. Certainly recommend for your handyman needs.
Lawrence Interior DevelopmentLawrence Interior Development
Jenee T.
Great, speedy service! Very happy with the work, and I needed my repair done fairly urgently so appreciate E Handyman being able to help me out the very next day!
E Handyman serviceE Handyman service
Bethany B.
Michael is my new handyman. He is reliable, honest and affordable. He takes his work as a personal reflection of himself and won’t do something in your home that he wouldn’t do in his own.
Visioneer Services of AtlantaVisioneer Services of Atlanta
Thumbtack Customer
Victor is a very friendly and truly professional handyman. He has all the tools he needs and a customer-oriented focus, all at a great price! We definitely plan to hire him again, and often!
Victor's Real McCoy ServicesVictor's Real McCoy Services
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