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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Kennesaw handymen
Wonderful experience. Recommend him highly. He is now our permanent handyman. Yay!!!!
Colonel Handyman LLCColonel Handyman LLC
Jill M.
Michael was great! He was professional, friendly, knowledgeable and fair. I will definitely call him again and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a handyman.
Sustainable Home and GardenSustainable Home and Garden
Jennifer H.
Rob was great! Absolutely recommend using him. He had to add wiring in our house for a new electric stove and he hooked up a new dishwasher. Great job! I've found my new handyman.
Rob's Handyman ServicesRob's Handyman Services
Brian is amazing. I had a great experience hiring him to work on a few repairs in the house. He checked and saved the disposal (he discovered that the unit does not need to be replaced and fixed it). He is patient, responsive, great to communicate, and he knows the job well. At last, I find the rate to be very reasonable. I would highly recommend him as a handyman.
Adrienne G.
Tried & True Home Services did an excellent job! I was extremely happy with the services I was provided. We had a few wall hangings and a stair railing that needed to be installed. They put our handrail back up and even tightened the rail going upstairs. Austin was our handyman. He was personable, took his time and made sure he was doing things as requested. Will definitely call them again if we need anything else done around the house!
Tried and True Home Services LLCTried and True Home Services LLC
Maureen E.
My husband and I first asked Al to install blinds in our sunroom because we needed to convert the space to an office. Since completing this service for us, we have called him several time to install outside lights, put up curtain rods, etc. His is certainly our go-to-person for things that need to be fixed around the house. Before we got someone else to install a new hot water heater, we had to call him first to get his opinion before proceeding with the installation. His prices are also very reasonable. He's like family now and I'll recommend him to anyone in need of a handyman. Thanks Al.
Nationwide Interiors LLCNationwide Interiors LLC
Larry G.
LaMarr was an outstanding handyman, especially considering my extremely poor attitude toward his work when half of the homes power wouldn't work. We both missed the fact that a few of the circuit breakers were still off, and I (very wrongly) accused Lamarr of doing something wrong. He remained calm and stayed until my brother noticed that the circuit breakers were tripped off. He was late to the job and called before the scheduled time to let me know. This is great communication to the customer and shows his integrity and professionalism, if you're going to be late at least let the customer know. I have to say good experience for my family and I, and pretty poor experience for Lamarr because of my quickness to accuse him of shoddy work. Apologies to Lamarr for my poor attitude.
Handy HolmesHandy Holmes
Shea H.
If there was a way to leave negative stars we would because this guy doesn’t deserve one star. Carlton was hired after an extensive conversation and interview where he assured us that he had experience with a small ceiling stomp repair, hinge prep a standard interior door, and gutter repair that we fired before he could do it because of how poorly done the small jobs were completed. His quote was highly inflated against other quotes we got but work did not match anywhere near the quality he projected he could produce. “Beware of the smile!” The small handyman work was done so poorly that in the process of selling our home, the ceiling work done by him was flagged by an inspector as if we had a ceiling leak in multiple places. When we alerted the inspector of the work and showed the work order that had been done by Carlton’s company the inspector abruptly laughed and said, “This guy says he has 20 years experience......the work says more like 2 days experience”. Long story short we’ve had to spend an additional 1000.00 for the work done not meeting code! This guy told me he had 20 years experience but on a phone conversation told my husband that he would have to purchase an extension ladder to do gutter work and then add that expense to the price already quoted for the job and was planning to keep the ladder after the job was completed! When that happened coupled with very poor interior work we pulled the plug on him going any further on work on our home. The funny part is my husband has a little giant that turns into an extension ladder that Carlton didn’t even know how to use! #SMH......steer clear of this guy and because we know he’ll try to lie his way out of this one we have pics to prove it. The pics also show how he left the job site unclean and stuff out of place that he used of ours!!!! Professionalism is not in this guy’s tool belt. In addition to the terrible work, his assistant throws leftover paint and easy mix from the job in our recently landscaped mulch bed as well as splattered paint on our bricks. All in all what was supposed to cost us about $500.00 has now ballooned in $1500.00 to fix this guys’ mistakes. This guy is a joke and shouldn’t be working on anything other than maybe treehouses that won’t be inspected and continuing education for contractors!
Jamaica WorksJamaica Works
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