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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Farragut handymen
Ann R.
Excellent handyman
Pappaws total property management L.L.C.Pappaws total property management L.L.C.
Lynn H.
The best handyman ever
GroveBoyz Handyman ServicesGroveBoyz Handyman Services
Andrew B.
Quick to response, transparent and quality work. Would use for all handyman stuff from now on
GroveBoyz Handyman ServicesGroveBoyz Handyman Services
Colleen m.
Amazing job had a few projects and he was very knowledgeable how to do the repairs. Hes my go to handyman.
Ivey's Handyman ServicesIvey's Handyman Services
Dj J.
Excellent handyman services, was able to knock out our project quickly. Lease-end repairs are always a hassle, & Steve just made it easy breezy
Honey Do CrewHoney Do Crew
Thumbtack Customer
Very quick to respond to request. Did exactly what he said he would do. Would hire again for any handyman project. 5 stars!
Rapid Repairs and RenovationsRapid Repairs and Renovations
Carter G.
Dr Handyman did not actually come and fix my issue, but he did respond quickly and was super helpful via text about my issue. I will reach out to him again in the future!
Dr. HandymanDr. Handyman
Frank A.
Zach did a great job on some miscellaneous handyman work I needed done and is going to come back and tackle a few other projects as well. He was on time, very professional, and did great work.
GroveBoyz Handyman ServicesGroveBoyz Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
I recenty hired Shawn Long with Mountain Handyman Service and was extremely satisfied. Five star rating. He showed up on time, was very pleasant, cleaned up and did an excellent job on the repairs we needed. Dawn Ford
LONG WORKLONG WORK
Daniel W.
Andy helped me with a project that required removing a door frame. He was creative with the trim to give us the biggest opening possible just as I asked. I’m pleased with the work he provided and would recommend him for your “handyman” needs.
Ivey's Handyman ServicesIvey's Handyman Services
Amy B.
David did an amazing job hanging my floating shelves and curtain rods! He worked quickly and was even showing me some tips and tricks to do it myself! If you are looking for a handyman, give him a call! I will be going to him for everything now!
David HawkinsDavid Hawkins
Tammy P.
I received a very reasonable quote for the work completed at my home. Rob communicated quickly and was willing to come at a moments notice to complete the job. He was professional and did quality work at a reasonable price. I would definitely hire Rob's Jobs for handyman services again in the future and would highly recommend to others.
Rob's JobsRob's Jobs
Karen. R.
Lennie Patton was the best handyman we have ever found. He was very professional, always punctual, did great quality work all for a fair value. We had HVAC repairs, 2-condensation pumps, thermostat installed, air vents installed, garbage disposal installed, crown molding installed/repaired, drywall repairs, light electrical repairs, plumbing repairs, new vanity installed, refrigerator ice maker & water dispenser repaired, He purchased supplies as needed then submitted receipts for reimbursement. Lennie has as a great attitude and work ethic. Be sure to check out the photos of the work he did for us. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND him and would hire him back for any handyman needs. TRUSTWORTHY & KNOWLEDGEABLE.
Pattons Handyman Service. (Christian owned) .Pattons Handyman Service. (Christian owned) .
Sharon J.
Steven Roberts is a responsible, resourceful, and ethical young man. I have hired him twice for handyman services and have been very pleased both times! His prices are extremely reasonable, he confirms appointments, and is punctual. I have hired him to replace attic stairs, install a storm door, and hang a ceiling fan. He also precisely hung some artwork and a large mural on my very high ceilings. Highly recommend!
Steven RobertsSteven Roberts
Jamie J.
I have a 62 year old home that is by no means normal. I have needed work done for a long time. I could never get anyone to show up more than once. Trent came in and handled several projects with excellent results and no headaches. He is very easy to work with and helps you problem solve. His craftsmanship and his knowledge is remarkable. He is more than a handyman. I will use him again for anything that needs to be done. I highly recommend him.
All Dwelling’sAll Dwelling’s
Thumbtack Customer
We are selling home and needed multiple jobs completed. Shawn showed up to discuss jobs needed done the same day we had the first contact with him. Started the job the next day and completed all the jobs in a timely manner. He is very dependable, polite, professional and kept area clean as he worked each job. We could have not been more satisfied with his work. We would trust him to "tackle" any job. We would highly recommend Shawn to be your handyman.
LONG WORKLONG WORK
Pamela H.
Brandon was terrific! He responded immediately to my request- communication was a plus; in addition to all of that, his work was outstanding. Brandon is the definition of a Handyman. I hired him to assist my mom after we moved her to a new place. There was not one thing we asked him to do that he couldn’t do. My mom enjoyed how personable he was while doing the work. I’ll be using his service again and would highly recommend him for any job needed. Thank you, Brandon, for making my mom happy with all your many talents!
B Square Handyman ServicesB Square Handyman Services
Terrence D.
Way beyond the average handyman. Price is so reasonable and quality of work is excellent. Installed a fan light that would not work. He concluded it was a defective receiver. He took receiver home and opened it and found corroded diodes. Sent me pictures. Called manufacturer. Base on picture, they sent me a new receiver. Ramon came back and installed it. PERFECT. Ramon took a lot of extra time to make sure fan light worked properly. He has also replaced several old light fixtures with LED fixtures. Great Job and done quickly. Have a bath/shower wall next on list.
Innovation Group Projects LLCInnovation Group Projects LLC
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