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Browse these plumbing services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in East Palo Alto.

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K&M Handyman Services
4.9
from 326 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 451 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ron S.
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K&M Handyman Services did a great job on a difficult plumbing situation. Kevin was polite, funny, and very professional. He worked diligently on the complicated problem. He kept me informed throughout his time working on the blockage. He explained clearly what was going on, and what was the next step and why. This was one of the best experiences that I have had with a professional in this industry. Not only did he do a great job, but was also very fair in his pricing. I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone who has a plumbing partner. He has my business, if I would ever have any plumbing problem again. Ron

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 310 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 390 hires on Thumbtack
Abhishek J.
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David is very professional and charges reasonable rates. Don’t look anywhere else for all your house plumbing needs. His response was amazing and was available within a day. Very impressed with the overall work.

  • 6 years in business
  • 394 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
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I hired Harp to fix the installation of the legs to our new air hockey table which we installed incorrectly. Not only did Harp fix what we knew we installed wrong, he found something else about the installation which was vital to its stability and fixed it too. I also had him look at a couple of other small projects and he went above and beyond my expectations for their repairs too. I have had Harp come to the house one other time for repairs and I'm scheduling another. He is extremely capable at fixing everything I've asked--be it carpentry, electrical, plumbing and even gardening.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 199 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
Bob H.
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Needed drywall repair and patching after removing plumbing fixtures. Work was timely and of good quality.

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 184 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
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Jennifet R.
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I picked Jose due to all of his positive reviews. I reached out and he got right back to me and gave me his window of availability. He communicated with me throughout the day so our timing was in alignment. He did a fantastic job installing our new bathroom vanity. We are now using him for another Plumbing project.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 246 hires on Thumbtack
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Sharone M.
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I highly recommend Ronaldo to everyone who needs a good plumber. He is a small business owner and is very personable and professional. He did great job, quoted fair prices and went the extra extra extra mile to make sure to solve my emergency plumbing situation in the best way possible. I would hire him back with no hesitation.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alison F.
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Tony quoted a very reasonable price and showed up on time. He spent nearly an hour diagnosing and fixing my clogged drain. He didn't pressure me into more expensive fixes and offered suggestions for future solutions. I will call him again with any other plumbing issues that arise.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
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Nicholas A.
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We found Salinas home remodeling services most helpful in several ways. Services done for us included electrical wiring, plumbing installation, wall and ceiling painting with texture applications. Also, bathtub, sink and appliance installation. All work was done at high standards. Note: we also experienced generous and positive attitudes from soft spoken professionals, and received on time service. Above all, we have memories of his installation process that are most rewarding. Thank You, Mr. Vyron Salinas and his helper Pablo. Yours truly, Nicholas Adkins

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
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Rebekah W.
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I reached out to Maximus Plumbing after a bad experience with a contractor who left us with an incomplete plumbing job. This team was quick to respond, professional, and accommodating. Will definitely be using them again.

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deb J.
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We hired Gleo to fix an electrical issue as well as install a light fixture in our staircase. He was through and handled a complex job with ease. He also held to the price he originally quoted despite working longer then he expected. He is also licensed, insured and guarantees his work. We highly recommend Gleo and would hire him again without question.

  • 10 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Terry H.
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Gusanito was quick to respond to our request with a very competive quote. The following morning, his team showed up, did a fantastic job, and we are very happy with the results. We will use him again. He's a great guy.

Mohamed Abu Tair
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Jan S.
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Mohammed was super easy to communicate with, punctual and did great work installing my bathroom lamp. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional electrician / plumbing expert. Thanks Mohammed!

Mr. Rooter Plumbing
4.3
from 52 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Francesco R.
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We worked with Stephen at Mr. Rooter - he did an excellent job diagnosing our very complex issue and also pointed out a few other problems with how our plumbing was configured. We might hold on the repair for a variety of reasons, but Stephen showed-up same day, was polite, and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you!

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David Chen Handyman
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tanya C.
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David was amazing! He scheduled a time to come to our apartment, and showed up on time (none of that 1-3 hour time window that companies love to do). He took a look at the piping, and took the time to explain to us all our options, as well as what work we need to do, and what we could optionally do to make our plumbing better, very clearly differentiating between the two. Now, we live in an apartment building that has atrocious plumbing, and doing any work on pipes is a terrible experience. David was willing to work through all of this! I highly recommend his services. He's prompt, polite, and knowledgeable, and very willing to work with you.

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GEM Construction LLC
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jenny A.
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GEM construction arrived a couple of days prior to working on my bathroom to give me a free estimate. They were very professional and easy to communicate with. They replaced the faucet and vanity in our bathroom. Everything was done in a day and they cleaned up after themselves. They are very honest even showed me a receipt for parts they had to purchase to finish working on our bathroom (I didn’t ask them for it). I recommend GEM construction for your plumbing needs.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Andew R.
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Stephen is a very good communicator, a careful worker, and really cares about the final product. He took time to explain his approach, was flexible when needed, and ensured a high-quality deliverable on budget. I hope we don't have other plumbing issues like this one, but if we do, we'll call Stephen!

Deals on Wheels Plumbing
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 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.

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American Rooter
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Lydia B.
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Quick, honest, very friendly. Will be using him for all our future plumbing needs.

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Dom’s Plumbing
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marc A.
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Dim was super - he was efficient and on target with his diagnosis of the plumbing problem. You'll be glad you hired him.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike M.
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I have a relatively complex radiant heating system with a circulating hot water system as well. The work I needed done was some straightforward plumbing but all plumbers I'd reached out to turned me down due to the radiant system. Clay and Mark replied straight away and came as soon a they could. Not only were they unfazed by the system, they fixed my problem, showed me how I could have done it and then stuck around to make sure all the components were working correctly. They were professional, helpful and did excellent work. I will definitely use them again.

1st service
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Yaron L.
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eran came to see and fixed in Professionally way. eran understant a lot In the profession of plumbing

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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 much does it cost to fix a hot water heater?

Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400 or more. Water heater repair costs will depend on the type of water heater you have (tankless, electric, natural gas, etc.), the source of the problem, the cost for new parts, and labor rates in your area. Common water heater issues include problems with the thermocouple, thermostat, heating element and leaks. Most standard electric water heaters have two thermostats and two elements. One example for the cost to replace a bad thermostat is $185 for parts and labor. Replacing both the thermostat and the heating element could cost approximately $150-$200. The thermocouple is a safety device that senses when the pilot light is burning and signals the gas valve to close if the pilot light goes out. If your thermocouple is bad or corroded, the average cost to clean and repair it could be between $350 and $400. If your water heater has started to leak, it is usually more cost-effective to invest in a new water heater than to repair it, unless you’re covered by a warranty.

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

Tankless water heaters usually cost more to install than traditional tanks, because many homes need to be retrofitted to accommodate the new system. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $150 and $1,200, and tankless natural gas water heaters retail between $200 and $1,300 on average. The lower prices ($150-$250) are generally for point-of-use tankless heaters that can be installed to boost hot water in high-demand areas such as the bathroom or kitchen sink. Tankless water heaters designed to heat whole homes usually start under $300 at the low end and go up to $1,400 or more. Pricing for whole-home varies with the heater’s technology and features. Nationally, standard water heater installation costs average $360-$780, but tankless water heater installation costs may range from $400 to $1,000, depending on the work needed. Some perks of tankless water heaters are that they have nearly double the life expectancy of traditional water heaters and are generally more cost-efficient. Homeowners may be able to save $100 or more per year on their utility bills with an Energy Star approved tankless heater, depending on how much hot water they use.

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