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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 Snellville handymen
Johnathan B.
Good value for all your handyman needs.
Source One Renovations LLCSource One Renovations LLC
Hetu D.
I did find my handyman. Alejandro is quick and very professional.
Palacios Home Improvements, LLCPalacios Home Improvements, LLC
Keith H.
Guess Handyman Services are incredible! Very organized and detailed. I will highly recommend! Thanks so much!
Guess Handyman ServiceGuess Handyman Service
Thumbtack Customer
Great work! Baye installed an exterior security door, garbage disposal, deadbolt and towel bar. We're pleased and will hire him again for handyman work.
B & H Home Improvement LLCB & H Home Improvement LLC
Felicia B.
David did a wonderful job with our handyman requests.he explained each step he was doing and completed all tasks. We replaced all of our household faucets including the kitchen sink.
Helping Hands Maintenance ServicesHelping Hands Maintenance Services
Thumbtack Customer
I got some work done on my exterior door frame and was beyond satisfied. Mr. Nellon was very professional and his work is outstanding. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a handyman!
Cory Home improvement & Lawn ServiceCory Home improvement & Lawn Service
Karel c.
Palacios Home Improvement has all you need for you handyman needs! From professionalism to quality,value and much more! I will definitely use this company again in my future projects! Thanks Palacios.
Palacios Home Improvements, LLCPalacios Home Improvements, LLC
Yolanda D.
Very Professional and Proficient! Reesio made sure I was aware of the work he was performing and provided premium service in making sure it was completed. I highly recommend to use for any of your household Handyman needs.
Reesio's Repairs and RenovationsReesio's Repairs and Renovations
Berry J.
Reesio was so professional it was like having a professional member of your family doing the work. He was well versed in a lot of handyman professions. If you need bathroom vanities and plumbing done Reesio is your man. Well done Reesio!
Reesio's Repairs and RenovationsReesio's Repairs and Renovations
Syretta S.
The best handyman. Fair pricing and very professional. I used him twice both times he showed up on time and completed task in a timely manner. I will definitely call him the next time I need anything done. Thank you
Reliable Home MaintenanceReliable Home Maintenance
Fredrica S.
Tom installed a pair of extra long roller shades on my patio and I am a very satisfied with the quality of work and the finished product. I was impressed with his professionalism and responsiveness on contact. My appointment was confirmed and he was on time! I would definitely use his services again. If you need a great handyman...Tom can fix it!
Tom can fix itTom can fix it
Candy L.
Ty struggled a bit with the installation of the screen door. His pricing changed once he was onsite. He called me several times to check for satisfaction of his installation of the door and each time I needed to point out imperfections. Eventually we settled on a medium as the final issues were out of his control. I intended to have Ty look at other handyman items I need done but decided against it. I paid the up charge he requested and settled with the work as completed.
Ty Handyman & Tech ShopTy Handyman & Tech Shop
Camille B.
I had my job posted for a while with no response and it worked out well because when I finally got a response, it was from Martin and he did not disappoint. We chatted via text, and he requested pictures for him to get a clear understanding of what I needed. He quoted me a price, agreed on a day and time and then he showed up promptly as promised. Matter of fact, he was early!! In a world where everyone is trying to get over, Martin is fair, pays great attention to detail and made recommendations on adjustments we should make so we didn’t bite off more of a project than we needed to - and he even offered to send us some suggestions after his run to the home improvement store to help us out. Really a stand-up guy! I won’t be posting anymore handyman requests on Thumbtack because I now have Martin’s # saved and he’ll be the first call I make should a need arise in the future! 😄 So yeah, if you need a handyman you can trust, check out Reliable Home Maintenance. We are certainly pleased that we did!
Reliable Home MaintenanceReliable Home Maintenance
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