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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 Clarksville handymen
Sandr G.
Chad was an excellent handyman. He reinstalled a couple of light fixtures and changed bulbs. Very courteous and capable. I will hire him again when I need handyman services.
Chad MarshallChad Marshall
Lisa H.
She did a wonderful job and I would recommend tiffs plumbing and handyman service to anyone.
Tiff's plumbing & handyman serviceTiff's plumbing & handyman service
Mark K.
I was very pleased with E&S Handyman. If you need a handyman to do your jobs look no further. The quality of work was fantastic, the job was done very quickly, and the prices are very reasonable. The next time I look for someone to complete a job, E&S will be the first place I go. Top notch and very professional.
E&S Handyman services &PaintingE&S Handyman services &Painting
Carlos G.
He was awesome. Came really quick and was very professional. I would recommend him to anyone. For now he’s is our handyman
Homeowner Handyman Service LLCHomeowner Handyman Service LLC
Traci L.
Had a great experience using Handyman Service LLC. He did an awesome job installing a new ceiling fan that works great very quick and clean install. Thank you
Homeowner Handyman Service LLCHomeowner Handyman Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr Wilson installed new flooring in my laundry room and bathroom. It looks amazing!! He is quick, reasonable rates, and left no mess at all. He is my handyman from now on!!!
Wilson's InstallationsWilson's Installations
John B.
Daniel was the only one of three handyman I put up who answered and did so promptly. Set up an initial appointment and he came over. Showed him what needed to be done and we agreed on a price. Daniel want straight to work and finished all the jobs we had promptly and efficiently. High quality work. With this one job, he has already become my go-to-guy for future work! Highly recommend for any handyman tasks in your home!
The Construction Concierge LLCThe Construction Concierge LLC
Vivian R.
Great job. Well done. I would highly recommend MacGyver's Handyman Service to anyone looking for jobs needed around your home. I will use this service again when needed. You will not be disappointed.
MacGyver's Handyman ServiceMacGyver's Handyman Service
William C.
John was able to get the job done same day, worked hard and fast to meet my needs for the project. He also cleaned up great after finishing the work. I will continue to work with him and definitely recommend John for a easy to work with handyman
W.P.R.S. ConstructionW.P.R.S. Construction
Teresa W.
I would recommend All in time Handyman services to anyone who is looking for someone professional, knows what he is doing and explains it to the customer. He even worked on the weekend to do my project for me. I plan on hiring him again for any projects I have.
W.P.R.S. ConstructionW.P.R.S. Construction
Jeremiah D.
John was quick to respond and showed up early for the job. Upon seeing what the task was he immediately informed me of everything that he would need to do and got right to work. Had no problem holding a friendly conversation while continuing to do what he was here to do. Overall was very professional and highly recommend him for your next handyman needs.
JMC remodelingJMC remodeling
Scott N.
Tiff's Plumbing & Handyman Services has performed a variety of work for me ranging from bathroom floor and plumbing repair to ductwork replacement, deck repair and shrub removal. Tiffany and David do quality work for very reasonable prices. They are also very friendly and professional and they always arrived at my house at the scheduled time. They have been a lifesaver for me and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Tiff's plumbing & handyman serviceTiff's plumbing & handyman service
Geri R.
Jim installed closet organizer, a new lock and handle for my front door and an additional safety lock. Manning services was quick to respond to my request for an estimate. Jim showed up when he said he would. The job was scheduled for the following week and he was right on time. Jim and Linda are very pleasant and professional to work with. They even sent a thank you card for my having chosen them to do the job. I will call Manning services in the future whenever I need a handyman.
Manning Services LLCManning Services LLC
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