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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 Marietta handymen
Christina K.
Truly will be my go to handyman. Great at what he does !
King cre8ionKing cre8ion
Dexter H.
VT Consulting did an excellent job. I’m happy to recommend them for handyman jobs.
VT  Consulting LLCVT Consulting LLC
Marianna S.
Justin is a phenomenal handyman. He works for a very fair price, is honest about what he can and cannot do, and does his best to ensure that everything is done to the utmost satisfaction. I will continue to hire Justin for any handyman projects in my home.
H&S Home SolutionsH&S Home Solutions
Shirley T.
Good experience with the handyman. Thanks for you to show up in the cold weather. God bless you.
All-Good LLCAll-Good LLC
Cathy W.
Good work, friendly and punctual but high cost per hour handyman if you can afford him. A high pricing Handyman and you have to buy supplies. I looked elsewhere and found reasonable pricing handyman. :) Make sure to get quotes from different Handyman service and send pictures on work needing done. One thing l didn't like about Ike is he saw the work needed and quote me a price with no delays but wanted more money than he quoted me, " but l stayed here longer and these things took more time." That irritated me. The price quote sound not go up higher at paying time.
Ik Home ImprovementIk Home Improvement
Heather B.
I highly recommend MAK Services LLC and will absolutely use them for all my future handyman needs!
Steven V.
David was a pleasure to work with and did a fantastic job on our project. Highly recommend him for any of your handyman needs.
Dueve Home ServicesDueve Home Services
Jason R.
Ruben was punctual, professional, and did a great job. I will definitely be working with MAK Services again for any future handyman jobs.
Jennifer C.
Awesome work and very friendly! Loved working with Larry and have him coming back next week. If you need an all around handyman, hire him with 100% confidence!!
Lawrence AdamsonLawrence Adamson
George W.
Professional, punctual, and capable, Jelani of Hollow Tree handled my repair project with ease. I'll definitely use him and his team again when I need handyman services.
Hollow TreeHollow Tree
Chandler O.
Great service. The handyman they sent was very professional . The included instructions neglected to mention a battery was necessary but he figured it out. He also helped me transport the item to where it needed to go.
Hal H.
Aaron's price was reasonable, he stayed in contact with me, arrived when he said he would, did the job in a professional manner, was pleasant and...well what else do you want from a handyman.
Aaron's Handyman ServicesAaron's Handyman Services
Stephanie B.
Fantastic work on my non operational recliner! It’s back in action and I’m so happy! Moretimer Company did not disappoint and we will continue working with them for our handyman needs! Thanks so much!
Mortimer CompanyMortimer Company
Mandy H.
Bearded handyman did a great job!! He did not have a particular tool that was needed to get the job done but he figured it out! Was very professional and took the job serious! I will definitely use him again!
Bearded HandymanBearded Handyman
Porcsha Z.
Chris is by far the best handyman. He truly is a perfectionist. This was a dream come true! He helped finalize everything in my sons nursery painting & mounting the crown. I would most definitely hire Chris again!!
HandyPro Home Repair LLCHandyPro Home Repair LLC
Stephanie C.
Lynwood is the handyman we’ve been looking for! Very professional and the work looks great! We hired him for three different projects around the house, and he was able to complete all of them quickly and CORRECTLY. I’d recommend him to anyone!
Sterling Contracting Enterprises, LLCSterling Contracting Enterprises, LLC
Ginny P.
We had a LONG list of handyman items. Hand It Over was able to address all of these. From electrical, plumbing, door and drapery hardware to the truly unique task of creating a wine wall for us. Their handymen were friendly, competent and professional. Will be using them again.
Hand it OverHand it Over
Emma W.
I was trying to get a handyman at short notice. Darryl replied right away and arranged his schedule so he could come and do some work for me. He was very professional and did a great job. I could not be happier!! Thank you Darryl!!
Q&C InstallsQ&C Installs
Rachel B.
Charles is great! Great communication, easy going, does great work and is speedy too! Ensures you are satisfied with his work before leaving for the day and has no issues making adjustments! Already scheduled him to do more work for me! Great handyman and painter!
Lewis Handyman Services LLCLewis Handyman Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Al was very responsive and came on time to fix our issue with the curtain rod. His prices are reasonable and he finished the job in a very efficient and professional manner. Would recommend him to anyone needing all sorts of handyman jobs around the house. Thanks Al.
Nationwide Interiors LLCNationwide Interiors LLC
Danny B.
This had to be the best handyman experience I've ever had. He arrived when he said, with the needed parts we had discussed in hand, he hussled but didn't move on to the next project until everything was just right. It was like he was working on his own home. Besides all this, he was friendly, personable, always replied promptly from the very first time I reached out, and just continuously showed integrity and a desire to do a great job. His price was completely reasonable and competitive, and he was worth even more than what I paid imo. Looking forward to having future jobs completed by Colonel Handyman!
Colonel Handyman LLCColonel Handyman LLC
Pat B.
Jacob is great. He shows up when he says he's going to, has a great personality and cares about the work he does. I'll be calling him for future projects and highly recommend him to others needing handyman work done around their home. Thanks for everything Jacob.
Carter Customs LLCCarter Customs LLC
Lisa P.
Jeffrey's handyman help was just what I needed! I'm so thankful I connected with him! He is reliable and came prepared for my various small jobs . He went to work right away and is very pleasant. I will be hiring him again soon and would recommend him to anyone.
Appliance Installs & Handyman ServicesAppliance Installs & Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Baker has got to be one of the best all around handy men ever!! He is incredibly knowledgeable, fast and extremely polite. I asked a million questions and he was so nice and patient. Working with DJ has been wonderful and I'm so glad that I found him on Thumbtack. An all around GREAT gentleman and much more than a handyman!
Palmetto Total Home ServicesPalmetto Total Home Services
Sharon R.
I have finally found a responsive professional handyman company. Thais is a game changer. My tech was running late so the owner stopped what he was doing and came to my house. He is professional, competent and customer satisfaction driven. His company does all types of work from electric to plumbing to general repairs. No job too small. Seriously, call these folks. Head and shoulders above the rest.
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