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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 Nashville handymen
Jen R.
I highly recommend Amy's handyman
Amy's HandymanAmy's Handyman
Pnina M.
This handyman cancelled our appointment last minute. Very unreliable.
Jcs Handyman and computer repairJcs Handyman and computer repair
Amy F.
Scott was prompt, professional and reasonably priced. He will be our permanent handyman!
Handy Pro Home Services, LLCHandy Pro Home Services, LLC
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Jennie h.
I highly recommend working with Hartworks! Patrick was incredibly responsive, conscientious about the quality of his work and did an outstanding job. As a realtor, I rely on handyman type services often, and my experience with him was nothing short of outstanding. Will definitely use him again!
Wes G.
Alan did an awesome with hanging my tvs and curtains. He was on time and his communication with me was great. I have now found me a handyman for sure. I would recommend Alan to anyone. Great job Alan and thank you for helping me out!
Homeowner Handyman Service LLCHomeowner Handyman Service LLC
Mark B.
This was my third attempt to get a handyman out to complete installation of crawl space vents and new shudders so I was very happy that this work is now complete. The shudders were quite expensive so I was really glad they were installed properly the first time.
Hawkins Home RenovatorsHawkins Home Renovators
Cort C.
Steve was awesome! Highly recommended. Came to give me a quote on a broken door, and ended up fixing and completing the job while he was here within 25 minutes. Great guy, good rate, top quality job! Will hire again and recommend to everyone looking for a professional handyman!
Clark ConstructionClark Construction
Tim B.
Joshua did a great job for us. He hung two large mirrors and mounted a TV for us quickly. He was very friendly, had all of the right tools, and did a great job. I would use Joshua again for any handyman needs that I might have.
Joshua MarshallJoshua Marshall
Chris L.
I had Diego install an awning for me and he did a great job! Paid great attention to detail and made sure that I was 100% happy with the job. I would definitely hire Diego again for any other handyman jobs that I may need done in the future.
Diego VasquezDiego Vasquez
Michael M.
We had a few mini jobs that needed to be done. Scott arrived on time, and explained what was needed to take care of the repairs. He was able to get most everything done. We will be using Handyman Pro Services in the future. I'm actually getting my list for him now! Thanks Scott!
Handy Pro Home Services, LLCHandy Pro Home Services, LLC
Libby G.
YW Construction did a great job. They responded quickly and worked efficiently to rectify the lighting problems we were having. Very Knowledgeable and professional. We look forward to having them come back to take care of some more handyman work when needed. I will definitely call them again.
YW construction servicesYW construction services
Gabrielle S.
Andy is great! We hired him for two different jobs and he did a great job on both. His prices are reasonable and he responds very quickly. You can tell he cares about his work and he is very knowledgeable. It’s hard to find a reliable handyman these days so it was a relief to find Andy.
Handy AndyHandy Andy
Shari D.
Graycroft Carpentry and Handyman services... did a wonderful job with the little project that was needed. My daughter moved to Nashville not knowing anyone and of course we needed someone to do odd little projects...I was pleased and my daughter was very pleased and we would definitely hire them again and recommend his work to anyone. Thanks for your time.
Graycroft Carpentry and Handyman ServicesGraycroft Carpentry and Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Greg responded to my inquiry very quickly AND gave me same day service. We passed a few thumbtack emails back and forth and I accepted his first quote for hanging artwork and whiteboards in our office. He was extremely reasonable as to pricing! Prompt, courteous and very professional. I will definitely call him again in the future for handyman work. He truly is a jack of all trades!!
Uncle Fix'itUncle Fix'it
Michael H.
“Leave it With Me” Does what very few Handyman companies do and that’s effectively communicate. From the very first contact right up until completion, I was always kept up-to-date with my project every step of the way. A professional, caring, and passionate company who are focused on doing quality “on time” work, and to take good care of you and your home. Dustin and Abby, thank you.
Leave It With MeLeave It With Me
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