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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.

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 Smyrna handymen
Marquis M.
Mike is my go to now. He will be the first I will contact when I need handyman services.
Sawyer's RenovationSawyer's Renovation
Abigail P.
Friendly and professional, arrived on time and completed my project quickly. Top on my list for my next handyman project.
Bussie Contracting ServicesBussie Contracting Services
Steven V.
Andy did a great job fixing our kitchen sink. I highly recommend Handy Andy's for any household handyman needs.
Handy Andy's Handyman ServicesHandy Andy's Handyman Services
Justin D.
Tri-County Handyman Services did an excellent job with a few projects around our house. We would hire them again.
Tri-County Handyman Services, LLC. TCHSgeorgia.comTri-County Handyman Services, LLC. TCHSgeorgia.com
Rhea D.
My experience with VM Improvements was nothing short of extraordinary. Eric was pleasant, punctual, flexible, plus delivered high quality work product, which is everything you need in a handyman. Will certainly enlist VM Improvement for all future home projects!
Champion ImprovementsChampion Improvements
Venia S.
Joe was very professional and honest. His prices were fair and he worked quickly. Our company had several types of jobs for him to handle from lighting to fixing an exterior door. I will definitely use him again for our handyman needs.
Handyman I amHandyman I am
Naseefah m.
I liked the quick respones to me and how quickly I was able to schedule. I had a few small projects and everything was done more quickly than I expected, and professionally installed. I will hire again and recommend to anyone who needs handyman services.
Visioneer Services of AtlantaVisioneer Services of Atlanta
Janae S.
If I could’ve added Value to this review, I would. Jay was super nice, extremely professional and helped me out curtain rods (and even put the curtains up in a few) for a REALLY good price. I would definitely call him again for my handyman needs around the house.
Jay Moves Handyman ServiceJay Moves Handyman Service
Valdesha D.
Seunda handled a very difficult project for me with utmost patience, precision, and professionalism. It was clear that he takes pride in his craft and wants to ensure that his customers are happy. I highly recommend him for handyman needs. We will definitely be contacting him in the near future for additional assistance that may be needed.
Justine T.
🚨My new Handyman has been found!🚨 I had the best experience with his help getting my new listing ready and want to share for anyone who might need one. Fred Jackson (Ace) works as a maintenance supervisor for hotels for over 20yrs. He was professional, courteous and even drove back and forth to Home Depot numerous times for me. Turned in all receipts and constantly picture texted me updates as every repair was completed. I highly recommend him! Fred Jackson “Ace” (512) 415-5265
Ace Handyman ServiceAce Handyman Service
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Sams did an amazing job. I just had a mirror for him to hang up, which became a more difficult job than expected due to the amount of studs available for hanging. He stayed longer than he should to make sure the mirror was hung exactly how I wanted it. He even stayed later to help clean up. It was a small drywall mess that I would have been perfectly fine cleaning up myself, but he jumped to it. I appreciate him for that. I will be calling him in the future for more handyman needs that I have.
Appliance Installs & Handyman ServicesAppliance Installs & Handyman Services
Melinda J.
We will never use this handyman's service again. He was negative, extremely rude, argumentative, and didn't listen or retain what was explained to him beforehand. Everything needed was communicated in writing via the Thumbtack order submitted, on the phone the day before, and via text message the evening before. However, the day of, he completely went off on us, yelling at the top of his lungs, as if we never discussed what was needed. As a result, he only completed 5 of the 6 items we needed done, thus having to search for and hire another person to complete the other item, which caused more delay for us. The items he did complete were done satisfactorily. Misunderstanding or not, professional people do not behave that way, and treat paying customers like that. Overall, this was a terrible experience and completely unexpected!!!
SMA HandymanSMA Handyman
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