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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 Savannah handymen
Bianca G.
Fred did a great job and is very reasonably priced. We will definitely reach out to him in the future for any handyman jobs around the house. I definitely recommend his business to anyone in search for a handyman.
Smith’s Handyman & Honey-do, LLCSmith’s Handyman & Honey-do, LLC
Katherine R.
Kyler was so easy to work with and his work was so professional. Will call again for handyman projects in the future!
XLE, LLCXLE, LLC
Theresa S.
I’m solely writing this review based upon the speedy responses. Considering not all inquiries has been replied to. Coastal Georgia Handyman Service was very eager to work as well as work out accommodations with potential clients. Excellent customer service....
Coastal Home Service ProCoastal Home Service Pro
Meg a.
Great job, excellent attention to detail, making sure all fans and lights were installed correctly! On time, excellent value and easy to work with. Will be using him again tomorrow for more help getting new home up and running! I highly recommend Handyman Solutions!
Handyman Solutions, LlcHandyman Solutions, Llc
Michael E.
Look no further, I HIGHLY recommend Ron Hayes. I am a remote owner of an apartment building. He quickly responded to my inquiry, quickly contacted my tenant, provided me a post tenant contact update, and then quickly resolved the issues at hand. I have found my handyman.
Handyman Solutions, LlcHandyman Solutions, Llc
Judith C.
James did a variety of jobs for me- plumbing, electrical, sprinkler system. Work was done quickly and well. The bill ended up being a bit less than expected. Finding a good, trustworthy handyman when moving to a new city can be difficult, but I think I hit the jackpot with James.
Red Cloud Home SolutionsRed Cloud Home Solutions
Jamie R.
We recently needed handyman services. After contacting several people who did not keep appointments I discovered Ross on Thumbtack. He is a breath of fresh air! He responded to my request quickly and arrived when he said he would. He is very professional and does excellent work. We highly recommend him.
Cos-Medics Home Repair and PaintingCos-Medics Home Repair and Painting
Mike H.
J was very nice and did a great job. He had my job done quickly and explained everything that he did. I greatly appreciated him taking the time to tell me what he did. He also noticed another issue and showed me how to fix it. Also very reasonable in price. I highly recommend J’s Handyman Service!
J’s  Service’sJ’s Service’s
Mary A.
Quality Handyman is outstanding! I had a problem with a dishwasher installation and a leak issue and they called me back immediately and came to fix my issues the same day. I had to place a callback for additional help in getting my dishwasher connections right and they again responded immediately and came back promptly and even made a few adjustments to make my setup better and did not charge me for the additional time. Thanks so much!
Quality Handyman ServicesQuality Handyman Services
William X.
Bobby is most definitely the MVP of my first flip. I initially hired Bobby to fix some finish work on a tile job and to fix a plumbing issue but he ended up helping me bring my first fix & flip to completion. I was unhappy with my previous contractor due to professionalism and timeliness. Bobby was the exact person I was looking for from the get go. He responded immediately to my initial request and took the initiative to fix things that I didn’t even ask him to or overlooked. The quality and professionalism of his crew is what every contracting company/handyman should strive to be. I couldn’t recommend a better person to assist you with any job you need.
Bobby the BuilderBobby the Builder
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