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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 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.

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 Marietta handymen
Dexter H.
VT Consulting did an excellent job. I’m happy to recommend them for handyman jobs.
VT  Consulting LLCVT Consulting 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!
MAK SERVICES LLCMAK SERVICES LLC
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.
MAK SERVICES LLCMAK SERVICES LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent work, fast, reasonable, competent with a broad range of skills. We now have him on speed dial as out go to handyman.
Rapid Reliable RepairRapid Reliable Repair
Jonathan T.
Showed up when he said he was gonna show up, worked fast and at high quality. Best contractor/handyman I've ever worked with.
Lewis Handyman Services LLCLewis Handyman Services LLC
Cathy G.
Great work and very professional and organized. Kevin and his sister did a wonderful job on installing our new mailbox. Highly recommend North GA Handyman. Will be calling on them again!
North GA Handyman & Remodeling LLCNorth GA Handyman & Remodeling LLC
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
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
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
Christine H.
I needed a few picture frames and a large mirror mounted in my house and Michael delivered! He is very professional, personable and knowledgeable. For one of my pictures, he came back the next day to remount it so that it was “just right”. He definitely cares about providing excellent workmanship and great customer service. Michael was also fast and reliable. I plan on using him again for future handyman services!
Visioneer Services of AtlantaVisioneer Services of Atlanta
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.
MAK SERVICES LLCMAK SERVICES LLC
Sadia R.
I was desperate to find a handyman who would put up some shelves, paintings and curtain rods in my apartment. Shaun was so punctual, and responded fast, told him what I needed to get done and he gave me a quote and came 30 minutes before the pre-decided time. I am so happy with the work done. My apartment is nearly complete just a few more to add. Will definitely use his services again. Thank you!
S & L HandymanS & L Handyman
Ronald P.
Top Gun Services provided me with the best handyman and painting service I have truly ever had. Their professionalism and work ethic is unmatched. I am impressed by their craftsmanship and superior quality of work. Most of all they are trustworthy and reliable. I was provided with a detailed estimate of the work to be completed. When finished we did a walk-through and evaluation of all work completed to be sure we were fully satisfied. I highly recommend Top Gun Services for your next project.
Top Gun ServicesTop Gun Services
Courtney H.
Reesio was an absolute godsend. He was extremely personable on the initial call, as well as quick to respond to the request. He arrived promptly and was fully comfortable with my to-do list. The only negative is he resolved 4 lingering projects I was unable to complete in a year in less than 2 hours, making me look not-so-good to the wifey. There was no real problem-solving, he instantly knew how to approach each task. The tasks included repair a broken kitchen cabinet drawer, install a light fixture with a tricky live wire, and fix a staircase rail. Reesio's price was fair and his service was honestly the best I've encountered in my handyman journey. So in the end I score more points with the Mrs. because now reliable great service is only a call away. Even the kids loved him.
Reesio's Repairs and RenovationsReesio's Repairs and Renovations
Thumbtack Customer
Scott showed up promptly at our agreed-upon time, and described the work that would need to be done to re-set my mailbox post. After explaining how the post should be properly set, Scott and I agreed that he would return the next day with the necessary equipment and supplies (as the job was a bit more intensive than both he and I had thought). Scott took the time to do the job right, and make sure that it wouldn't need to be redone in any short amount of time. He assured me that if there were ANY issues, that I could call him and he would make it right--no questions asked. He even fixed my mailbox door latch that had been bothering me for months! Scott definitely understands the value in quality work, and doing things the right way. I would not hesitate to recommend Scott to anyone needing a handyman in the future.
5K Construction and Handyman Services.LLC5K Construction and Handyman Services.LLC
Andy C.
I hired Scott Smith of 5K Construction to fix minor water leaks in 3 toilets at my house. I tried to fix leaks in one of the toilets using Fluidmaster Universal toolkit but was it was still leaking after I repaired it. I wrote that in my job description and also told Scott before he came to my house so that he knew what the actual issue with leak was. He asked $100 for 3 toilets and I agreed. Once he was at my house he asked for another $30 extra as he needed to install his own toilet repair kit and assemble one toilet tank. I agree to that also. I noticed that water was still leaking from 2 toilets which he already fixed. When I asked him why his fix is not working he replied that he changed all parts that need to be changed to fix toilet leaks. He said that new toilets needed to be installed (both tank and bowl). He then proceeded to fix the 3rd toilet. He came to me after few minutes told that main water supply valve to the toilet is broken. I went to the bathroom and saw water all over the floor. I told him that I used that toilet in the morning and there was no water on the floor. He then wanted $150 to fix the water valve. I told him since he broke it he should fix it without charging me. Since it was late in the afternoon and water was leaking on to the floor I agreed to pay him another $45 to fix it. Once he left I found he used one of our towels to drain water from the floor without asking us to use it. I was very upset with his work. He could not fix any of the leaks. Also he lied about breaking the water valve and charged me extra to fix it. This was the worst experience I ever had with a handyman hired through Thumtack. I called the customer service and opened a case. I am waiting on a call back form the customer service in 2/3 days.
5K Construction and Handyman Services.LLC5K Construction and Handyman Services.LLC
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