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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 Albuquerque handymen
Rene K.
Perez handyman was excellent!! I would highly recommend him for a variety of handyman jobs.
Perez handymanPerez handyman
Christine R.
Very pleased with quality of work from the handyman
Midnite Movers ABQMidnite Movers ABQ
Harvey R.
Would use Mr. Perez again on any project I have in the future, if you're in need of a handyman call Mr. Perez, if he can do you can consider it done, I can attest to this because I've used Perez Handyman services on over 5 different projects and will continue to do so.
Perez handymanPerez handyman
Sherril k.
I used Kelley’s handyman service to install a doggie door. I found him to be affable, professional, reasonable and I’ll be using him again in the future.
Kelley's handiman+servicesKelley's handiman+services
Mrs A.
Ernie and his crew were great and I will be hiring them again! They were also punctual and hands down the best handyman I’ve ever hired in Albuquerque.
Miranda ConstructionMiranda Construction
Carol K.
Art's Handyman Services was fantastic! They (father and son) were courteous, prompt, and did a wonderful job. Their professionalism is first rate. I highly recommend them. Carol Kennon
Felicia P.
The handyman responded quickly to my request. And the job was done right and in a short amount of time. I needed him to replace my old toilet and install a new one.
Perez handymanPerez handyman
We had a wonderful experience with Sean. He was very professional and did the job in no time. We are so glad to have found him and he s going to be our handyman for a very long time!
Enchantment SolutionsEnchantment Solutions
Renee W.
Mr. Perez did an excellent job with our home improvement projects. He was very professional, polite and punctual and I will hire him again and do not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing handyman/home improvement work done.
Perez handymanPerez handyman
Susan G.
I spent hours, days and over a week trying to find a professional handyman to help me. Edwin was quickly responsive and I appreciated his communications before the project appointment. Edwin demonstrated upmost professionalism and regard for my safety and the job at hand. I highly recommend Edwin!
Andrea K.
Arthur got back to me within a couple of hours about changing out my doorknob and deadbolt. He was available to do the job the very next day! Arthur was quick, friendly and did a great job on the installation. I will definitely contact him again for my handyman needs. Thanks Arthur!
Troy G.
Tim is a real pro. Was able handle a wide range of jobs in a timely manner and charged a fair price. He gave me the choice of paying per job or by the hour. I chose the latter and he and his guys didn't waste any time in getting things done. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a competent handyman service.
Specialized Home Renovation LLCSpecialized Home Renovation LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I almost want to give a bad review so I can keep him all to myself but here it goes...He was amazing. He did basic handyman things and some more advanced repairs. He showed up on time...kept in constant contact...We will use him again and again. The most valuable trait? It would be that he is trustworthy!!
B&C Painting, Flooring and Home RepairB&C Painting, Flooring and Home Repair
Cynthia R.
An appointment was made for an estimate of work to be done. It was canceled by the handyman due to his being called out of town by a family emergency. He asked if we could reschedule. I replied “yes”, let me know when you’re available. It’s been over a week and I never heard another word. I arranged for someone else to do the work.
A Veteran and His Dog HandymanA Veteran and His Dog Handyman
Tessa M.
Mr. Perez, Thank you so much for your handyman expertise in a variety of areas. I appreciated the work you helped me with, your hard work & professionalism. I'm hoping to save up so I can have you come back and help me with some other projects. Keep up the good work & God bless you and your family:)
Perez handymanPerez handyman
Bonnie H.
I would give Timothy 5.5 if I could. Timothy, from Handyman Specialist out of Albuquerque, is awesome. His professionalism and attention to detail is unparalleled among the many flooring vendors I've used for my rental properties. He was on time, very professional, cared about how the project would turn out. Went to Home Depot numerous times to take pictures of products that he thought would work for my project. When he wasn't happy with how something turned out, he would go and fix it, a true perfectionist. Since I do not live in the area, he would constantly be taking pictures of the process to keep me informed on what was going on. My floor turned out better than I expected. Timothy from Handyman Specialist, will be my go to floor company from now on. I highly recommend this company. I'm a very satisfied customer :)
Specialized Home Renovation LLCSpecialized Home Renovation LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Hired Art to fix my AC, fix a blown pipe valve, hang a door, fix a leak flashing between the roof and wall and I couldn't be happier. His work is superior as his attitude, ethics and professionalism. I know I am sounding like he might be a relative but I found him yesterday on the web on my handyman search under thumbtack. Very reasonable. Bob E
Helen C.
Josh, although a tad young, did an excellent job of putting my kennel together in a very tight spot. He did a couple extra things for me that I didn't know I would need until the job was done. He was very flexible as I didn't have an exact time the kennel was to be delivered. He had to improvise a little as with many "easy to assemble" projects it was anything but. I strongly recommend him for household/handyman projects.
Josh GarciaJosh Garcia
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Thumbtack and Arthur responded right away. I just moved in to a new home; it was the first real hot day of the season; I wanted the air-conditioner hooked-up. He came out, same day, only to discover the air-conditioner was gutted. No motor, no pump, nada. He completed the job (although the job required more than initially anticipated!) Thank you Art's Handyman Service for a job very well done! My family is grateful. We highly recommend!
Lynda P.
Jesus responded quickly to my request for work to be done. We were able to schedule the work right away. He showed up on time, was exceedingly polite and handled all my projects very professionally and with very little direction. He installed a gate hinge, some shelving, hung pictures and added a closet door bracket. While he was finishing these projects, my husband talked with him about tearing down an unused portion of our dog run. He quoted the job and we added that project as well. We will definitely be recommending Jesus Perez to anyone looking for a dependable, skilled handyman.
Perez handymanPerez handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Let me start with this sentence: USE DARREN COFFMAN for your project. These are his characteristics: HIGHLY COMPETENT VERSATILE SKILLED ACROSS ALL TASKS HONEST TRUSTWORTHY EASY GOING EASY TO DEAL WITH FAIR EARLY REASONABLY PRICED I had 20 tradespeople working on my 6000 square foot house and Darren CLEARLY was the best. So many times you have one problem or another with a contractor/handyman: late, difficult personality, cheat, irresponsible, not competent....etc. etc. NOT DARREN. You couldn't want a better all around contractor. What work did he do for me? Carpentry Trim Plumbing Decking Door assembly Basic electrical installation Painting Drywall Pretty much...everything. Let me say this: I hesitate to recommend Darren for fear he will be booked up and I won't be able to find him free for my next project. Couldn't find a nicer guy. Fee? MORE than reasonable. Hire this man.
D C Trim and Construction LLCD C Trim and Construction LLC
Vivi s.
While very nice, she is extremely inexperienced and it shows unfortunately she doesn't diagnose and tell you how much a job will cost, she charges you based off of how long it takes her to complete it and her inexperience will delay the job time. For instance, the person she brought with her lost his nails for 30 minutes and was searching for them... she included that time in the charge even though it was his error. She looked at several things that we had initially talked about her doing and determined that she could not do them and tried to for the time that it took her to decided she could get those jobs done. She would be idea to help an old person hang their curtains, but for general home repair and handyman work I would not hire her again. Additionally, the door that she did repair does not close appropriately and the laundry room door that she was supposed to weatherize still has dirt coming in through the corners because they cut the weather strip too short. Ultimately I'll need to have the repairs done again. She installed one interior room door and added weather stripping to the back door and it took her 4 hours a $90 an hour. So yeah, its a no from me.
Aurora Installations and Repairs, LLCAurora Installations and Repairs, LLC
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