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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.

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.

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.

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 Lawrenceville handymen
Thumbtack Customer
Hung curtain rods, changed lock & insulated windows. Would definitely recommend to anyone needing handyman.
B & H Home Improvement LLCB & H Home Improvement LLC
Crystal L.
Brian was exactly what I was looking for in a handyman. He was reliable and budget friendly and was able to accommodate extra projects at the last minute. Finding a good handyman is really hard to find and I am glad I ran across this young man and will be using him going forward. Thank you Brian
Zofia D.
Good communication, good quality job, easy way of paying. I'm happy with Handyman Razo for the job he provided.
Handyman Razo LLCHandyman Razo LLC
Alyce J.
Mike was great!! He was very responsive and did a great job. He will be my go to handyman for all of my jobs.
MP Williams Carpentry Interior Home RepairMP Williams Carpentry Interior Home Repair
Cynthia H.
The handyman showed on time. He did a wonderful job putting the shelving together. The light fixture is wonderful. Thank you,
Everything solucionEverything solucion
Joseph T.
Tomas was excellent on time & professional neat precise with his workmanship I would definitely use him again for other projects great handyman
Bernadette w.
This handyman was incredibly punctual and excellent with communication. He took care of a few odds and ends i had to complete around the house with knowledge and skill. I look forward to working with him again in the future!
Jessica P.
I hired Jonah to replace two ceiling fans and four smoke detectors. He is very nice and professional. I'll definitely use him in the future and I recommend you hire him if you're in need of a handyman.
Wical Works LLCWical Works LLC
Michelle S.
Me. Michael was very nice, polite and knowledgeable of his work. I found me. Trusted Handyman. I would recommend him to my friends and family. And let’s not forget he is very reasonable. Thank you Sir!
Visioneer Accent Walls | PLUSVisioneer Accent Walls | PLUS
Anithra H.
I hired Gary to repair a hole the movers put in my wall in my hallway. He did an excellent job! He will be returning to do more work for me. He will be my go to guy for all my handyman needs!
On The Level ImprovementsOn The Level Improvements
Saba S.
Aaron did an amazing job! He went above and beyond what I asked for. He was very very friendly and answered all my questions with thorough explanations! If I need a handyman in the future, I will definitely be using Aaron again!
Aaron's Handyman ServicesAaron's Handyman Services
Fierro J.
Needed a sameday appointment and he was ready, available, and willing to work. Very pleasant young man who came in to do what he was there to do and left. Prices were very reasonable. I will be calling again for any handyman needs I come across.
Phil The Fixer Home CarePhil The Fixer Home Care
Thumbtack Customer
David has shown me how a true handyman works. He showed me proof of what he needed to replace and repaired what he was able to repair . David gave me a very affordable price and came out here the same night.
Atlanta kitchen mastersAtlanta kitchen masters
Wendy N.
Darius responded quickly to my request for several various jobs! He has a super pleasant personality, good communication, and performs excellent work! I already have him back a second time and he is my handyman go-to! I highly recommend him!
Smarthut ATLSmarthut ATL
Latoya T.
I hired him to do various things for my mom’s house- from painting a whole room and touching up other areas, fixing a door and bathroom cabinet, etc. If you have any handyman or painting needs don’t hesitate to call him. Just let him know what you need done and he’ll take care of it. He was responsive, on time, and work quality was excellent. Will definitely use him again!
Everything solucionEverything solucion
Anithra H.
I initially contacted Michael to paint a room and a hallway in my home. He responded promptly and we set up a day and time. When he arrived he was very professional and did a great job. I was so pleased I decided to have him come back and help me with a few other projects that included building five medium sized bookcases, installing a light fixture, and installing blinds throughout the home. He was very proficient in all areas. I would hire him again without question and highly recommend him for all your handyman needs!
Visioneer Accent Walls | PLUSVisioneer Accent Walls | PLUS
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