Find a handyman service in South Gate, CA

Find handyman services in South Gate, CA

Find handyman services in South Gate, CA

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Top 10 handyman services in South Gate, CA

Homeowners agree: these South Gate handyman services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sergio Handyman 100%

Sergio Handyman 100%

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves South Gate, CA
Rehina R. says, "Sergio is very friendly guy with a great sense of humor. He finished the job quickly. The most I like his professionalism and high quality of the completed work." Read more
Chosen Handyman And Hauling

Chosen Handyman And Hauling

New on HomeGuide
Serves South Gate, CA
Handyman services that can do all electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and more with reliability and transparency. Affordable prices and veteran of 24 years.
Red Service A Handyman LLC

Red Service A Handyman LLC

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves South Gate, CA
Hello, my name is Red, and I have been in the home repair business for 15 years, and remodeling for 5 years. It is my priority to ensure that my customers are fully satisfied with every job. I am always prompt, offer reasonable rates, and am easy to work with. I take pleasure in being present for every job because I enjoy working with my hands and taking pride in the final project. I find it fulfilling to help people out of their repair predicaments, which can be a stressful time.
Greg Cater Carpentry Services

Greg Cater Carpentry Services

New on HomeGuide
Serves South Gate, CA
My company is Greg cater carpentry service, I do light constr remolding projects such as doors, windows and all types of finish carpentry service. Can provide painting, stucco, drywall finishing and repair but mainly carpentry work. I work hands on with my customers no sub contractors and been in the contr industry for over 30 years

Your Handyman questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does a handyman service charge?

Handyman hourly rates are $50 to $80 on average, plus the cost of materials. Most handyman work costs $150 to $600, depending on the job's size and if the handyman is self-employed or corporate. Handymen who purchase materials may have a 20% to 50% markup or a trip charge of $30 to $80.

What can a handyman legally do?

A handyman can legally do small jobs and repairs like painting a room, hanging a TV, unclogging a drain, patching a wall, replacing a ceiling fan, fixing a fence or gate, cleaning gutters, or replacing a toilet. Some states have limits on the amount handymen can legally charge before needing a license.

Can a handyman do plumbing or electrical work?

Only licensed handymen can do plumbing or electrical work. Although, a handyman may legally do small electrical and plumbing jobs in some states, like replacing a toilet. For larger projects, it's best to hire electricians or plumbers in your area.

How to find a local handyman in your area?

Start by searching our list of handyman services near you. After finding and contacting potential candidates:

  • Get at least three quotes to compare.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Select handyman contractors that are licensed, bonded, and experienced.
  • Discuss rates and payment methods upfront.
  • Avoid selecting the lowest quote as quality may suffer.
  • Ask for at least a 1-year labor warranty.
  • Get a full breakdown of all labor and material costs involved.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Discuss job timelines, work hours, and expectations for larger projects.
  • Avoid making payments upfront. Instead, pay when the work is completed.

How do I hire a nearby handyman?

When looking to hire a local handyman, ask the following questions:

  • What type of work can you do?
  • What is your hourly rate?
  • Do you have a trip charge for getting materials?
  • How much do you mark up materials?
  • Can you provide a written estimate upfront?
  • Do you have local references or a portfolio of your work?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • What hours do you work?
  • How long will the job take?
  • How do you handle additional work that arises?
  • Do you provide a guarantee?
  • How do you handle damages that happen on the job?
  • Do you work alone, or will you use subcontractors?
  • What’s your payment schedule?

After asking questions and comparing estimates, hire the best handyman in your area.

Does a handyman need a license?

Many states have a “Handyman Exemption” that only requires a license for jobs over $500 to $10,000 or more, varying by state. In other states, a license is mandatory for all work. Many states also require worker’s compensation and liability insurance to protect against damage or accidents.

Do you tip a handyman?

Handymen don't expect a tip. If the handyman goes above and beyond or spends more time than expected, a tip is appreciated. Most homeowners tip a handyman $10 to $20 or between 10% and 15% of the total job.

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