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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 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
Ralph B.
Chris is a reliable and expert handyman. He does what he says he will do. Will definitely call on him again.
ABQ MaintenanceABQ Maintenance
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.
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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
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
Thumbtack Customer
Albert was not only on time but even early. He was courteous, professional, and did a nice job on installing shelves in my garage and re-caulking two tubs for me. I would definitely recommend him for any type of handyman projects.
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Diego G.
My fridge broke down Saturday. The handyman was able to make it to my house the next day. The fridge is working and I didn’t lose any food. This guy’s work is worth much more than he charges. 10/10 would use again.
Jeremy RomeroJeremy Romero
Thumbtack Customer
Chris is prompt, efficient, friendly, professional, and affordable. He was even willing to come out on Easter evening to solve our cabinet assembly issue. Need a competent, reliable handyman? Chris is your guy. We're so impressed we'd like to put him on retainer.
ABQ MaintenanceABQ Maintenance
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 had 5 ceiling fans that had to be assembled, and installed. 5 old ceiling fans that had to be removed, Chris fit me in his schedule for today, he came on time, went right to work. I am more than happy with his work, his price was more than fair. Chris was very polite, well dressed, I felt safe having him here, in this scary world. I will definitely call Chris for all of my handyman work!!
ABQ MaintenanceABQ Maintenance
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!
Michelle D.
As my husband and I are getting ready to put our home on the market, there are many repairs that have needed addressed. Luckily, I found Native Cal's Handyman Services on Thumbtack. Cal's response time to my initial request for him to come give me an estimate was almost immediately. As of today, 9/14/17, he has completed many jobs for me, encompassing many of his various skills, and has always done superb work and bent over backwards to make sure I was happy with his work. He and his team have been very professional, punctual and respectful by cleaning up their work messes when they are finished (and working in an environment with three children running around, one of whom has special needs). When a few more repairs were needed, including restaining our decks, Cal managed to fit me into his very busy schedule, which I truly appreciate. Therefore, he will begin those last repairs next week sometime (I will post another review after those are completed). I would never hesitate to use Native Cal's Handyman Services, as his prices are extremely reasonable, his work is impeccable, and he's a great person to do business with. Thank you, Cal!
Native Cals Handyman's ServicesNative Cals Handyman's Services
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
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