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Alameda Plumbers

Browse these plumbing services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Alameda.

  • 6 years in business
  • 357 hires on Thumbtack
Pinky T.
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Harp and Sarah was great, professnioal and communicative. They understand my problem mount my two 70 Inch tvs and concealed wires. They have good hands on plumbing too. They fixed my drain clog. Highly recommended

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Moxie W.
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Arisel was great! Really responsive and transparent throughout the work process. He also made sure the job site was clean. I would work with him again!

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 181 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Jose was very responsive. I appreciated that he noticed my current disposal did not need to be replaced, as I originally thought. He notified me right away and walked me through the repairs he did need to make. He was very transparent with his availability and pricing and the tenant was happy with his work as well. I will definitely reach out to him if I have any other plumbing issues in the future.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda P.
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My first Thumbtack experience, and it was a great one - The job involved replacing the original toilet from 1960 (seriously) that suddenly cracked its tank. Ronnie, the guy behind Bright Ideas Plumbing, showed up on time and ready to work - he completed the removal / install in about 30 mins, left absolutely no mess, and was super pleasant and nice. 5 stars to this plumbing company!

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Stuart C.
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Great! Ricardo arrived a bit early, we got to work replacing 3 faucets. We soon realized we needed a short plumbing extension so o went and got it while Ricardo finished the rest. The whole job done in an hour.

Aqua Stat Plumbing
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Julie L.
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Oscar did a great job on our plumbing project. He worked on the weekends for our schedule and redid anything that the inspector wanted redone. He replumbed our whole house due and was also able to redo the main line from the house to the street which involved removing a tree stump. Oscar was far cheaper than other bids and we past our final inspections.

Ray's Service One Plumbing
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Ray's punctual and did exactly as he quoted me. I'd hire him again for any plumbing job.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lubi K.
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I had Tony replace an old toilet and install a new bathroom vanity / faucet for me. I was very happy with his work... he is very meticulous and went above and beyond to make sure everything was installed perfectly. I would highly recommend him for any plumbing projects.

PegaServ
4.6
from 89 reviews
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Arvind K.
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Omar is great to work with. Highly recommend him to any one for plumbing assignments.

  • 10 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Gabriel F.
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I can't say enough about the quality of work and the great price!!! It was a pleasure doing business together from start to finish. Erik knows the plumbing skill very well!

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter L.
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Gleo gets his job done properly.

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda S.
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Max replaced a furnace. He was informative. He answered every question we had. He is personable and easy to talk to. We would call him for other plumbing needs. His prices are good.

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A1 Budget Plumbing
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael J.
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Ali Hassan did a wonderful job with the tank-less water heater (from start to finish). It has only been a couple of days. I would definitely recommend A1 Budget Plumbing / Ali Hassan

  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle C.
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I needed to install a drain pipe for my washer, a water line from my sink to the fridge, and an air gap for the dishwasher. 3 things on my to-do list and Greg tackled all of them in a few hours! He had all the right tools and parts for each of the appliances, worked efficiently, and was incredibly polite. Highly recommend! I'll be using Greg for all of my plumbing needs.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vladimir C.
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Stephen showed up a few minutes before the appointment time. Very punctual. He put on shoe booties to avoid marring my just-mopped floor. Clean and professional! He swapped out my garbage disposal quickly, and did it at a lower price than other bids. Value! He was also on point with text/message communications, which I really appreciate. I have zero complaints, and will be calling him next time I need plumbing.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dirk J.
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Toilet float valve replaced; plumbing team arrive 1/2 hour early; Rick, the owner was on site, very knowledgeable.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Max G.
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great can-do attitude, very professional, completed multiple plumbing and electrical projects in one day, would hire again!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela Y.
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Terrific work. He worked on our basement project. We used his services from beginning to end. From plumbing to electric work. He is truly qualified. We definitely contact him again. Thank you Johan for top notch work.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Simon K.
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Integrity Plumbing changed my kitchen garbage disposal and a lot of old piping promptly and efficiently - very happy with the work! They went above and beyond!

Deals on Wheels Plumbing
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Aditya D.
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I needed to replace the valves in my laundry room and fix a leaky shower head. Valentino from Deals on Wheels Plumbing reached out with his phone number and agreed to come in the very same day. He arrived on time, looked at the issues, quoted a fair price up front and completed the job very efficiently. Valentino is very personable, friendly, professional and I would definitely hire him again for any plumbing needs.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
HASAN Z.
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I had a Kitchen drain that was clogged. David responded, we agreed on a reasonable offer and he was out the next day to complete the job. He was kind, professional and on-time (even a couple of minutes early). He put down a plastic tarp around the work area and was very clean and cleaned up after himself. I was VERY pleased with his responsiveness and work overall, I would def call him for any future repairs. He hit every mark on what one expects from a service professional and I think you'd make a good choice going with him. I have had to hire a plumber at a previous residence and it cost twice as much for a similar job. Glad I found him!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What are plumbers and what do they do?

Plumbers are skilled professionals who are trained to install and maintain pipes and systems for drinking water, sewage and drainage. They usually have trained through four- to five-year training programs, which include apprenticeships, via trade schools and community colleges. Plumbers’ areas of expertise typically go beyond pipes to include mathematics, blueprint reading, plumbing codes and water distribution. They handle plumbing emergencies, such as broken pipes or clogged drains, and install and maintain everything from a new piping system to a replacement faucet. Plumbers also know how to install bathtubs and showers, toilets, water heaters and dishwashers. Plumbers may work on residential or commercial sites, sometimes designing and laying out a pipe system during construction.

How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

How much does it cost to install a hot water heater?

You’ll know when it’s time to install a new water heater. Water heater installation costs average between $360 and $780 nationally, with rates increasing depending on the project. The total project cost will be higher when you include the cost of the heater itself. Select your new water heater based on the number of occupants in your home and the number of gallons of capacity you’ll need. Installation costs can vary based on the type of water heater you are removing and the type you are installing, any necessary repairs, regional cost of labor, and whether disposal of the old heater is included. Natural gas water heaters retail on average between $650 and $900 for standard models. Electric water heaters range between $300 and $700 for standard models. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $250 and $700 for standard models. Tankless gas water heaters retail on average between $200 and $1,300.

A company may charge approximately $1,000 to replace a 50-gallon tank-style electric water heater (not including any upgrades required by building codes). Replacing a gas-powered water heater might cost $1,100 (not including code upgrades). Some companies roll the disposal of an old heater into the overall cost of the new water heater installation. Other professionals charge an additional removal fee that can range from $35 to $150.

Why is the water in my house not getting hot?

If the water in your house is not getting hot, it may be time for water heater repair. Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400, depending on the problem and materials. Competent homeowners may also be able to try DIY fixes, whether they have a traditional gas or electric water heater or a tankless gas or electric heater. Troubleshooting the different issues that can arise with each of the styles requires some knowledge of how they operate and what red flags to look out for. For a natural gas water heater, the first step is to check whether the pilot light has gone out. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s directions if you want to relight it yourself. If you smell gas, stop everything and call your gas company — the smell could signal a dangerous gas leak. If your household’s water is not getting hot enough, you can try increasing the temperature on the water heater’s front dial above the standard setting of 120 degrees; for safety, always turn off electricity to the unit before adjusting temperatures. If you keep running out of hot water, your household may simply need a higher-capacity water heater, so consider upgrading. Quick professional fixes include replacing the thermostat or heating elements and cleaning and repairing the thermocouple.

How do you find a good plumber?

Whether you need a plumber to perform drain repair, install a new fixture, or replace rusty pipes, you need to make sure you hire someone reliable who will finish your job on time and within budget. Start by asking the plumbers on your short list these questions:

  • What is the total cost? Make sure your estimate includes materials and labor. Find out whether the plumber will be providing the materials and whether you’re being charged an hourly rate (which is variable) or a flat fee.
  • Is removal and cleanup included in the job? Some plumbers leave behind old parts, while others include the cleanup in the cost.
  • Is the work guaranteed? Find out whether the work (as well as the parts or fixtures) are guaranteed under a warranty.  

Follow these additional tips for confidently hiring a plumber or other skilled professional.

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Need Plumber

San Francisco, CA

  • Number of toilets
    1
  • Supply and drain lines
    Yes, all supply and drain lines are in place
  • Materials provided
    Yes, I will provide the materials and parts
  • Sewer and water systems
    Municipal water
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    Wanting to install low flow toilet in the hall bathroom. The existing toilet needs to be removed and i have the new toilets in the garage. How much will this cost and how fast can it be done? Depending on the quality I have 3 more toilets to be replaced
  • $316.67
    Average price

Need a Plumber

Oakland, CA

  • Toilet problems
    Clogged
  • Duration of problem
    Recently
  • Number of toilets
    2
  • Materials provided
    Yes, I will provide the materials and parts
  • Sewer and water systems
    Municipal water
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    second floor toilets are back to back
  • $201.33
    Average price

Need a Plumber

Atherton, CA

  • Type of appliance(s)
    Toilet, Faucet
  • Project type
    Repair
  • Current problem(s)
    Item too tight/loose
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