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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 Nashville handymen
John T.
Was fantastic. The best experience I’ve had with a handyman.
Omega Renovations and RepairOmega Renovations and Repair
Jennifer V.
Fast and efficient. Highly would recommend for handyman projects
BMPRO Moving & InstallationBMPRO Moving & Installation
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
First Choice Handyman, LLCFirst Choice Handyman, LLC
Amy F.
Scott was prompt, professional and reasonably priced. He will be our permanent handyman!
Handy Pro Home Services, LLCHandy Pro Home Services, LLC
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
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
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
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.
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.
Alicia S.
Punctual. High quality work. Resourceful. Life is 20x easier with a trustworthy handyman you can call when in need. Mr. Cordero is that guy!
Ben CorderoBen Cordero
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
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
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
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
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
Rochelle R.
Chris was immediately responsive and made himself available for a last minute job installing a new bedroom door. He was knowledgeable, efficient, and reasonably priced. I will contact him in the future when I need a handyman.
C and C ServicesC and C Services
Sandy m.
Marvin was professional and was knowledgeable about my electrical issues. He also did a few other things for me that proved he was an excellent handyman. His price was reasonable also. I definitely recommend his services.
Marvin BoydMarvin Boyd
Kerri G.
Put together an electric standing desk for me. Done in 1hr with tons of pieces! Highly recommend and will use again. This is my 2nd time using him (1st time he mounted a 65” tv on wall). My go to handyman!!
Joshua MarshallJoshua Marshall
Kim Y.
DO NOT HIRE THIS HANDYMAN EVER!!! He said he was going to arrive at 2pm yesterday and was a NO SHOW!!! He messaged me almost an hour and a half after when he was suppose to arrive and said his morning job ran over. I planned my whole day around this and he is a POOR COMMUNICATOR and HIS WORD CANNOT BE TRUSTED!!! After he abruptly did not show up yesterday he said he was coming to arrive at 2:00 PM today. An hour before he was suppose to arrive he said he could not make it again! This time he had a lame excuse that my place was hard to come to which is not true. HE WAS A NO SHOW TWICE!!!!! For some reason I offered the not reliable handyman a third chance to come by on Friday and he said he would not do it. What a waste of two days and still no work done. ANYONE LISTED WOULD BE BETTER THAN THIS UNRELIABLE HANDYMAN!!!
Jordan W.
Terry was very persistent in getting the job (shower valve replacement) done, it took a little longer than planned due to parts being unavailable but he was very efficient and timely. He will definitely be the first handyman I call for more jobs in the future.
Mr. Get It DoneMr. Get It Done
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