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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 Greensboro handymen
Timothy P.
RYAN was very personable and very professional and went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied as his customer. I’d highly recommend him to anyone looking for a competent handyman. However he is more than a handyman and has much more experience and knowledge than an average handyman. It will not go wrong by hiring Ryan.
Ryan RegisterRyan Register
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
HANDY SERVICES PRO LLCHANDY SERVICES PRO LLC
Nancy S.
CJ was great! Did a wonderful job, very courteous and on time. From now on I am using him for all my handyman needs. What a nice guy!
CJ’s Home ImprovementCJ’s Home Improvement
James P.
Johnny is an fantastic handyman. He can fix anything and his work is excellent. He is prompt, professional, knowledgeable, honest and a really good person as well. I highly recommend him!
Johnny On The Spot LLCJohnny On The Spot LLC
Camilla H.
Marcus came to install a heavy, front screen door. He was very professional, did a great job! We intend to use Marcus for many other handyman jobs around our home.
All Star Home ImprovementsAll Star Home Improvements
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.
HANDY SERVICES PRO LLCHANDY SERVICES PRO LLC
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
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 LLCC & 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
Thumbtack Customer
I needed a handyman to repair wall tile in bath and install bath fixtures, both of which were challenging. Steve is not only great at problem solving, he's also very versatile. He not only fixed the tile and plumbing for the toilet, he installed the electric wiring for the bath; repaired ceiling damage from roof leak; repaired door frame in bath due to old fixture removal; repaired cracks in walls; painted interior and exterior of house; repaired and painted front porch. His work ethics are admirable. He is on time and cleans as each job is finished. I highly recommend Steve to anyone needing a handyman service! Thank you Steve and Zach!!
4J's Home Improvement4J's Home Improvement
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
Ashley J.
I wanted to pick all of the options for why I gave perfect stars! Marty was transparent, personable, professional, gave suggestions, filled in the why, what, when, how ... and his work, on all of the different projects I had, was flawless! Even handled a job, I'd posted on Thumbtack, under a different scope!! I'm so excited about my new handyman! Thank you!!
BHV - Handyman ServicesBHV - Handyman Services
KEVIN S.
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!!
HANDY SERVICES PRO LLCHANDY SERVICES PRO LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Neubauer was hired to put together a computer desk on the 2nd floor of my home, in my home office. He anticipated the job taking an entire hour less than what it took, but he was still kind and didn't leave until the job was complete. Mr. Neubauer was actually early for our 9:30 appointment. The quality of his work was PERFECT! The desk was a complex piece of furniture and he never once had a complaint about the job. Mr. Neubauer did everything excellent to my satisfaction, I would not change or suggest he change one thing, he was the best handyman I have ever done business with and I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Honey-do HandymanHoney-do Handyman
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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