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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 Greensboro handymen
Sue M.
Excellent response. Prompt and courteous. I will be calling again when I need a handyman.
T’s home improvements LLCT’s home improvements LLC
Rhonda J.
Mr. Sherron did an excellent job & I highly recommend him for your handyman needs...!!!
Sherron Handyman’s ServiceSherron Handyman’s Service
Kathi B.
Dustin was great to work with. Listened to my needs and went to work. Will be back to finish the rest. Nice to have a handyman when I need something done.
Blueridge handyman and land service, LLCBlueridge handyman and land service, LLC
Essence S.
Handyman services was excellent. He came in and got right to work. My wall hangings was perfect. Services provided: Mirrors, Wine holders, shelves, curtain rod
Lisa F.
Jerry with Optimal Handyman services was extremely knowledgeable and professional with installing my exterior lights. He communicated with me thoroughly throughout the entire installation process and provided valuable feedback regarding a malfunctioning receptacle I inquired about. I am very happy with the end results of the installation and would highly recommend Jerry and Optimal Handyman services to anyone seeking such services. I will definitely contact him again regarding future projects.
Optimal Handyman ServicesOptimal Handyman Services
Juan L.
He is professional and very nice a handyman . At that time, he had an accident and he insisted on his promise to help me solve the problem. Thank you so much.
T’s home improvements LLCT’s home improvements LLC
Damien B.
Quality handyman/contractor- Brett took the time to help me beyond my initial request. Hard worker and everything was done efficiently. I will definitely hire Brett again.
Tuttle Home Services LLC-Tuttle ApplianceTuttle Home Services LLC-Tuttle Appliance
Lindsay R.
This was my first time hiring a handyman for a household remodeling project and I was not disappointed! He was very knowledgeable about the task at hand, flexible with materials, and did a great job! Will definitely be using his services again in the future.
Stephen D.
James arrived on time and did an excellent job of installing my window blinds. He is thoroughly professional, friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. I will definitely hire this man in the future for any handyman jobs I need to have done.
Tiffani N.
Eric did an awesome job! On the day of my service he arrived on time and got to work right away. I has some curtain rods that I needed moved up and a cordless vac that I needed mounted to the wall. He completed both items and even touched up the paint from holes left where curtains were originally hung. Eric's quality of work, professionalism and prices are top notch! I will definitely be using him for all of my handyman needs. If you're in search of a great handyman, I highly recommend Eric!!
No More Problems Handyman ServicesNo More Problems Handyman Services
Troy G.
Mr. Sherron did an excellent job repairing a bedroom door I was having issue with. He arrived at the agreed upon time and resolved my problem right away. I have added him as my go to handyman for future projects as needed.
Sherron Handyman’s ServiceSherron Handyman’s Service
BeBe R.
I used Provision Handyman Service to install a ceiling fan in my primary bedroom. He was not only on time, he showed up early! He was very personable. He showed up ready to work! He provided me with a lot of knowledge about we
Provision Handyman ServicesProvision Handyman Services
Quentin J.
C&R Handyman did awesome work! I order a console from Wayfair and he put it together in no time! Never seen the item but through pics, read the instructions and clean up all the boxes afterwards. Very professional, I definitely recommend him.
C & R Construction Services LLC.C & R Construction Services LLC.
Melody K.
Excellent customer service and very attentive to details. Arrived on time and completed all tasks in a very timely manner. In addition, he made sure all of my needs were met before leaving. I would highly recommend myhome solutions for your handyman services.
MyHome SolutionsMyHome Solutions
Bre P.
I am so pleased with Optimal Handyman Services. They were on time, prepared with tools, professionally dressed, safety shoes and masks, fixed my repairs, and answered my questions. I will be using this company for all my maintenance needs. I will refer them to family and friends.
Optimal Handyman ServicesOptimal Handyman Services
Megan G.
Duy was very responsive, punctual, hard working and conscientious about asking if he had done everything correctly. He ran all the supply errands too & I reimbursed him which was very, very helpful!!! He helped me with about 10+ various handyman tasks.
LND constructionLND construction
Channelle J.
Very good work! I will most definitely contact him for my next handyman job. He discussed what I needed and help me think through the options. I am very happy with the outcome! I can imagine that in a few months it will be hard to get on his schedule.
No More Problems Handyman ServicesNo More Problems Handyman Services
Troy C.
On Sunday, I went online to search for a handyman to put up some curtains and glass window privacy film in our new house. To my surprise Tommy responded within minutes. He asked what I needed done and when? I told him the next day and he said no problem. He gave me a time frame for arrival and showed up within that time frame. He did great work and was very professional. He cleaned up after himself and made sure all his work met our requirements before he left. I definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a dependable, skilled and professional handyman. We will definitely use him again.
T’s home improvements LLCT’s home improvements LLC
Tommy was punctual as he was right on time. Tommy was very professional and customer service oriented. A very skillful technician. He recommended a change in the project for our closet repair that allowed us to keep our existing rack. His work and thoroughness is top notch. We have already setup for Tommy to do additional work in our house. After a long search we have found the “right” handyman professional. We look forward to working with Tommy again.
T’s home improvements LLCT’s home improvements LLC
Rusty A.
Hired these guys to do a few odd jobs around the house. They replaced the glass in my rear storm door, replaced the storm door cylinders on front and back doors, re-hung a gutter that had come loose and patched a hole in a second floor exterior facia board that squirrels had chewed. They communicated perfectly throughout the entire process, showed up on time for every single meeting and did professional and quick work. Will definitely hire again and recommend to any friend who needs a handyman.
Triad Extra Hands LLCTriad Extra Hands LLC
Tiffani N.
I hired Frederick to hang pictures ,shelves, and curtain rods in my home. We did have a little mishap with scheduling, but he was very professional about it and even offered the first hour free, which I thought was very generous of him. Once we got rescheduled, he showed up at the exact time agreed upon! He was very efficient and did an excellent job! If you are looking for a handyman, I highly recommend Frederick! He will definitely be my go to when I need things done around my home!!
Thumbtack Customer
Jeremy was the best HANDYMAN ever. There is nothing he cant do, do it well, quickly. I had two (2) 8x10 sheets of things to do for me, from moving electrical wires, installing undercounter kitchen lights, installing cabinet doors' and drawers' hardware that had none previously, holding up heavy mattress so I could put bed skirt on, installing storage cabinets, shelves, in my garage...and more and more.. He always goes one step further to make sure the client is happy. We moved my "office/craft" room around..his idea..and then fixed the mangle of wires left behind by the cable/phone/internet worker. The room now feels spacious and extremely more useable. When I need something done, you can bet Mr. Jeremy Ashley will be my first call. Barbara Smith, Greensboro, NC
A Squared Pro Services, LLCA Squared Pro Services, LLC
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