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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 Roswell handymen
Anna B.
Repeat customer. Now he's "my handyman"
Hawklight Handyman ServicesHawklight Handyman Services
Jordan M.
Michael was able to take care of our handyman jobs in a timely fashion with fair and competitive prices. We will definitely use him again in the future!
Sustainable Home and GardenSustainable Home and Garden
Clare B.
Impeccable workmanship & knowledge. He was professional and helpful with suggestions to complete a stalled DIY remodel. As for value, Steven is a master craftsman charging a handyman's price. We can't recommend him enough.
Steven MatzSteven Matz
Shakir M.
Jeff is awesome. He was proactive in reaching out, followed up through the day and was exceptionally diligent and honest in all the fix its. I would recommend him any time and will use him as my go-to Handyman from now on.
Handy “Mann”Handy “Mann”
Carol C.
Alston was everything he said and the reviews said he would be. On time, great follow up, very professional and polite. He did the work expected and did it fast and clean . I already hired him for the next job and he will be my “go to” handyman always!!
Nationwide Interiors LLCNationwide Interiors LLC
Melissa D.
Mr. Pitts did an excellent job and the quality of his work is supreme. He took his time and paid attention to every detail. I highly recommend hiring him for any handyman service. I am so pleased with my kitchen can’t stop smiling.
Jim PittsJim Pitts
David C.
Good value for the work performed, and communication was consistent. Truly a "handyman" considering the various tasks he performed (electrical, painting, tiling, plumbing). My only reason for not leaving 5 stars was that there was no tape used in some of the areas he painted. Not sure if this was an oversight, or if he ran out of tape. Not a huge deal - I was able to go back and even out the lines myself.
Lewis Handyman Services LLCLewis Handyman Services LLC
Katherine B.
Semper Habilis brought thorough, knowledgeable and professional work to my projects, Dan was responsive to my questions, willing to explain what needed to be done and took care of the diverse projects I needed to have done. I will call him again when I have need, and am willing to refer him to anyone looking for a capable Handyman. Katherine 4/15/2021
Semper HabilisSemper Habilis
Thumbtack Customer
I had a whole in my hallway wall because my daughter fell of her Segway in the house. I was referred to thumbtack by a neighbor and found all the help I needed ! These guys came out right away shortly after I put in a request and patched the whole in my wall in no time, sanded and painted. They were clean and considerate of my belongings as I needed a couch moved downstairs also. Overall It was good service and I will be using them as my new handyman 😊
Multi Tasking DevelopmentMulti Tasking Development
Glenn W.
We originally were looking for someone to come by to do some basic handyman work around the house, and if they had the ability to do some “finishing” work on our kitchen cabinets (put up som crown molding), it would be ideal. When we spoke with the various contractors, and Paul gave me his background, I was cautiously optimistic he wold be able to meet our needs. Boy did I underestimate him!!! Not only was able to handle the basic work, but he handled all of our finishing work we have been worrying about since we moved into our home a year ago last February. Not only was his work fantastic, he was creative in his recommendations for things we hadn’t even considered (and loved), he cleaned up after he was through, and Paul was extremely fair with his prices. My wife and I are already planning our next project for him, once we get some upcoming home events out of the way. I highly recommend Paul to anyone considering quality work done by an exceptional craftsman whose also a very pleasant person to be around and who won’t charge an arm and a leg for his brilliance.
The Project Doctors LLCThe Project Doctors LLC
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