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El Cerrito Plumbers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 398 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.

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 184 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Therese L.
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Jose was super responsive, punctual, and knowledgeable. He not only fixed my kitchen sink without any fuss, but he also took the time to explain what was going on and teach me some of the workings of kitchen plumbing. I highly recommend Jose's skills and services.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 248 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannel T.
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Ronaldo was awesome! He replied right away, showed up on time and took care of a not so pleasant job very fast and accurately. He was professional and curteous. I will use him again for any future plumbing needs!

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 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.

Ray's Service One Plumbing
5.0
from 110 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Ray was very speedy to respond, figured out my plumbing issues (clogged shower and kitchen sink) and fixed both quickly. I would definitely call Ray again when I have plumbing needs again.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 104 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.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anant S.
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Byron does excellent work and is extremely professional in all aspects of the project: coordinating, doing the work, following up.

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.9
from 75 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Jn and son plumbing
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Sojo S.
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Excellent work, very professional Helped me save money with using the parts I had. Now I have NO more leaks, everything operates better than before thanks to JN. This is the person to call on any headaches related to plumbing, I highly recommend these guys for any job I wrote his phone number on my emergency repair list and it's on the fridge and told my friend about them. Over all excellent work, clean,and great down to earth guys ,5 stars thanks guys.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing
4.3
from 52 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel G.
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Generally a great plumbing service. Provided free consultation and minor repair work free of charge. Quote was very expensive for amount of work done, but otherwise professional and good work done.

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Debra A.
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Excellent work ethics and very professional. My home is over 60 years old and the plumbing was way overdue for replacement along with my water heater. Max came and did an overview of my current incoming water lines, explained everything to me in detail about how long the job would take and which water heater would be the best for me and my family. Max is a dedicated and hard worker and always punctual. I was amazed at his completed work along with the city inspector who complimented Max on his welds and overall job. It's no wonder my plumbing passed inspection with flying colors. I highly recommend AMX plumbing for all jobs, big or small. Thanks Max!

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GEM Construction LLC
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Cori Y.
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Good work quality and very responsive. Thank you Ganzo Plumbing!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen R.
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Stephen was fast, knowledgeable & friendly! We needed an issue resolved with the sink/water at our coffee shop, he showed up early & he came prepared. I will definitely contact him again for any plumbing needs. I highly recommend his work!

  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Nataly D.
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I know who I'll be calling for all future plumbing issues!

Bay Star Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy K.
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Tony was great, he responded & got us right on the schedule. He came to install a new gas fireplace pan & log set. He found I had ordered the wrong size, he fit us in again the very next day so we could have it for thanksgiving. I will definitely use Tony from Bay Star Plumbing again.

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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Oak Plumbing
4.4
from 27 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Kate S.
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Just had a great experience with Oak Plumbing! Booked the job easily, very reasonable price. Anthony was able to come even earlier than expected so they called me ahead of time to make sure that was ok. He fixed the problem easily and gave me good advice on other plumbing issues in my house. Very glad to have used Oak Plumbing. Also - they text you a picture of the technician the day of, which is so thoughtful so you know exactly who will be showing up! I highly recommend and will use them again!

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American Rooter
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna S.
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Marvin originally allowed a 2-hour block for the sewer clean-out, but got it done in one! A personable guy, he knows the business. He communicated clearly about other plumbing questions (the toilet flange did not need replacing), and told me what to watch out for. He inspired such confidence that I'm having him do a follow-up inspection as well.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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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.

Selvin Plumbing And Rooter
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Eiman Z.
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Selvin did a great job investigating an issue with our kitchen sink. Thank you!

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 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.

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.

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El Cerrito, CA

  • Sink or faucet problem
    Leaky faucet
  • Duration of problem
    Recently
  • Sink type
    Other (kitchen sink)
  • Number of sinks or faucets
    1
  • Materials provided
    No, I will need the professional to provide materials and parts
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    May also possibly need a new hot water heater. Makes sound like rocks rolling around when water is heating.
  • $89
    Average price
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