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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.

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.

Reviews for Nashville handymen
Jennifer V.
Fast and efficient. Highly would recommend for handyman projects
BMPRO Moving & InstallationBMPRO Moving & Installation
Amy F.
Scott was prompt, professional and reasonably priced. He will be our permanent handyman!
Handy Pro Home Services, LLCHandy Pro Home Services, LLC
Marcus C.
Good workmanship. Expansive knowledge base. All around good handyman
Pure InnovationPure Innovation
Denny C.
Had an incredible experience with First Choice Handyman. Riley and his crew take extreme pride in their work. We will absolutely be using Riley and his crew for many projects in the future. Definitely hire this First Choice Handyman
Riley McMahonRiley McMahon
John L.
Jonathan came ASAP after learning of my situation and was able to fix my issue in no time. It’s nice to have a reliable handyman that you can rely on. He will definitely be my next call when I need a talented handyman!
Mcleod AssemblyMcleod Assembly
Allison D.
Mr. Handyman was very responsive, arrived on time, and did great work. Definitely recommend!
Mr. Handyman of NashvilleMr. Handyman of Nashville
Lora P.
Paul was personable, knowledgeable and prompt. The value was more than I expected. Thanks to MacGyver’s Handyman Service.
MacGyver's Handyman ServiceMacGyver's Handyman Service
Tristan J.
John did a great job and was responsive. Definitely will use again and would recommend to anyone looking for handyman services
JMC remodelingJMC remodeling
Kristin K.
Thomas offered to come by our house and take a look at the job prior to installation; he was the only handyman who offered this to us! He arrived on time and was extremely friendly. We didn’t end up using The Handyman Home Services for our job, but he earned this 5 star review from the free quote!
The Handymen home servicesThe Handymen home services
Jill F.
Mr. Handyman was a spectacular experience from their immediate response, expert staff and ability to complete multiple projects promptly in a single visit.
Mr. Handyman of NashvilleMr. Handyman of Nashville
Tracey w.
I would recommend Nipealtech for any handyman job, he is extremely professional! And I love that he is on time! Communication is great.
Alicia S.
Quality work, very responsive, and clearly very committed to helping his clients. Very grateful to have a handyman of his caliber!
Jeremy’s handyman servicesJeremy’s handyman services
Nathan F.
Hands-down one of the best handyman I’ve ever worked with. Super honest, and his attention to detail is exactly what I needed.
Daylen T.
I hired AJ family handyman for some miscellaneous tasks for an Airbnb and they were great! Very knowledgeable, professional and quick. Definitely recommend and will be using again!
"AJ" family Handyman"AJ" family Handyman
Kevin C.
Prompt and courteous. Very knowledgeable about troubleshooting my hot water heater and got it working in under an hour. Will definitely use again for HVAC and handyman issues.
Stacey M.
Alan was on time and did a great job with our mailbox installation. He was really easy to work with and I'd recommend him to anyone looking for handyman services. Thanks Alan!
Homeowner Handyman Service LLCHomeowner Handyman Service LLC
Lauren H.
Marvin went above and beyond! He helped with the projects I reached out about and then helped me with other projects around the house. He’s my go-to handyman now!
Marvin BoydMarvin Boyd
Irene W.
Hooray! Our “handyman to-do list” is now done!!! We’re really grateful for the prompt, friendly manner in which all our little projects were completed. Thank you!
Tennessee Maintenance and RepairTennessee Maintenance and Repair
Dana B.
Joel did an excellent job repairing the work of a previous handyman I hired! He was very honest and incredibly helpful in helping me pick out a wall-mount for my TV.
The HandyVan LLCThe HandyVan LLC
Kerrie Rose C.
I really enjoyed working with AJ Family Handyman. Really great team, quick, efficient, and understanding regarding our families needs. I am excited to work with them again!
"AJ" family Handyman"AJ" family Handyman
Michelle J.
Scott was great! He was very responsive, came exactly when he said he would and finished all pf the tasks quickly. Highly recommend him for your handyman tasks!
Handy Pro Home Services, LLCHandy Pro Home Services, LLC
Mandy B.
I love that he took the time to investigate the problem and explain to me what it was and how it can be repaired. My husband and I are hiring him for other handyman projects around the house.
MacGyver's Handyman ServiceMacGyver's Handyman Service
Tim R.
The Handyman gave me an estimate and agreed to a day and time for my project then canceled with 30 minutes notice with a promise to call me later to reschedule. I have not heard back in 4 days.
The Ville Handyman serviceThe Ville Handyman service
Jacob B.
Diego did a remarkable job with our plumbing project. He is punctual, communicative, and is a skilled and knowledgeable technician. Grateful to have connected with him on Thumbtack and will definitely be using him for handyman projects in the future!
Diego VasquezDiego Vasquez
Beth P.
Trevor and Amy were awesome! They took care of my much needed to do list before my baby comes! They were so polite and efficient. Now I have an awesome handyman to call.
Tennessee Maintenance and RepairTennessee Maintenance and Repair
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