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Lake Forest Plumbers

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

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ROOTER GUY & PLUMBING
4.9
from 206 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 255 hires on Thumbtack
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Quinn T.
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Bruce was great and even professional! Would definitely recommend to anyone needing plumbing work.

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Allstar Rooter
4.8
from 209 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 316 hires on Thumbtack
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Courtney J.
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We needed an old toilet replaced with a new one. Manny's team was on time and ready for work. Very courteous and friendly. They were done in an hour and removed the old toilet. I will definitely call when we have other plumbing needs. Thanks a lot!

Andia Inc.
4.9
from 201 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 282 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
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Amin is the best handyman I have ever hired his response was quick and he was able to accommodate my schedule. He performed several repairs and installations in my plumbing and electrical needs. He left my home after cleaning up after the work was done. I highly recommend him!

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Plumber
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael T.
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Highly recommend Juan for any plumbing projects. His work is very professional. He is easy to communicate with and a good guy to chat with. He quickly repiped a couple pipes and capped another. He had all of the parts in his van which made the whole appointment quick and painless. He left the job site cleaner than when he showed up..didn't leave a message like some contractors tend to do

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KECKO PLUMBERS
4.9
from 110 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
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Ernie A.
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Sergio did a outstanding job on my plumbing problem. Professional and honest. Fixed my problem right away .

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J..R.
4.9
from 110 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael M.
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I had plumbing work done by J.R. Electrical and handyman services. They were courteous and professional. They did the work in a timely manner and at a fraction of the cost of a big plumbing company. I will definitely be using them again

Diamond Plumbing
4.7
from 95 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 176 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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This was my first time work with Esteban of Diamond Plumbing.... He kept his word exactly and did perfect job for me to replace the Kitchen faucet..... I will recommend him to my friends.... Thanks Esteban.... 8/4/17 Kenneth

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  • 33 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
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ANDY H.
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I rarely take the time to write reviews, but this companies outstanding services compelled me to take the time to share my experiences. I have home owners insurance, and initially used their approved plumber to address a loud noise and leak coming from my outdoor spigot. They came in for 5 minutes, then stated everything was normal. That was $75 bucks down the drain. I hired Tyler with Temecula Drain Surgeon, and he was an absolute godsend. He was able to fix the spigot in less than five minutes. Since it was such an easy fix for Tyler, I started to find more challenging things he could fix. I have a RV that had issues with the drain connection that he also fix in less than 10 minutes. At this point, he had won me over, but just as a bonus, I wanted to see if he could fix a gas leak coming out of my gas grill. Within 30 minutes, he and his son had that fixed and running like new as well. Unlike the first plumber that was hired, Tyler is not just looking to meet a quota for a company, he genuinely cares about the concerns of his customers and will try his best at solving any plumbing issues at a fair price. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to re hire him for any of my plumbing needs.

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MAHA GROUP/FPV
4.6
from 77 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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Larry M.
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Mr. Yekta was a very skilled Workman. He fixed the drywall of my ceiling. The plumber left a large hole as a result of fixing a leaking pipe. The repair looks good. He also did a good job cleaning up I plan to use him again.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
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Oscar B.
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Juan is punctual and courteous. He takes the time to complete the work correctly as if it it were for himself and his family. I will definitely hire him for any future plumbing jobs.

  • 13 years in business
  • 112 hires on Thumbtack
Diane P.
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My condo plumbing was stopped up and they brought a camera out and snaked it and all for a great price.

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Ez Plumbing Service
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
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Brandon B.
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I had Isidoro fix my shower. We had terrible hot water pressure. He cut the drywall and replaced the valve and put up a new piece of drywall and patched it up nice. The shower works amazing now. He also did a couple little other projects for us. Isidoro seems like a good honest dude and I would definitely bring him back for future plumbing needs. Thank you!!!!

  • 20 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Lupe K.
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My experience with Al was great. He was quick to respond to my request, made himself available immediately, was considerate of my time schedule and his quote of $75 was fair. He arrived on time the following morning, diagnosed the under the sink leak problem right away, went to Home Depot to purchase a replacement for our damaged garbage disposal, installed it and done. He completed the work within an hour. He was also very respectful, honest and kind. Thank You. I highly recommend this Thumbtack plumbing professional.

Serviz - Orange County
3.7
from 38 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Asad B.
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The plumber who came out was good. He was fast and very helpful. He got the job done in about 15-20 minutes max. Would use Serviz again.

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OP plumbing
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Akash Y.
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Great job... thanks for the help and effort in resolving my plumbing issue.

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Down the Drain Plumbing
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Kareem M.
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Jose came out with short notice and completed the job of unclogging the kitchen sink, which ended up not being easy. I highly recommend his services for any plumbing related job. Also his pricing is very fair and competitive.

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LUIS CISNEROS PLUMBING
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Ruby M.
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Luis was great to work with. He was punctual, explained the work that was to be completed and provided an estimate of the cost. He listened carefully to our explanation of what needed repairs and was quick in completion to our satisfaction. If you need plumbing work done, Luis is your man.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike J.
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Great tech. Discovered the problem quickly and completed repair. Very reasonable price and great service. Ark is now my go to guy for HVAC and plumbing.

123 Drain & Sewer
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
May V.
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Professionalism at its best. Mike was friendly and his work was thorough. I had plenty of questions and he was willing to answer them which put me at ease since I know nothing about plumbing. I would highly recommend 123 Plumbing.

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ACPS Plumbing and Drain Inc
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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Jason C.
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Honestly I do not know where to begin. I have had experience with over 20 different plumbers and plumbing companies in the greater San Diego area. Not one of them were as knowledgeable, honest, or affordable as ACPS Plumbing and Drain. Working with him you can tell that they care and take pride in their work. On multiple occasions they have resolved long term and urgent plumbing issues sooner than I expected. Several occasions I hired them to fix issues from another plumber. The saying you get what you pay for holds true to this company but goes deeper then that. The quality of their work exceeds the price.

CalCoast Plumbing
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Tash M.
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Robert was very responsive when I asked questions about the job. His quoted price was reasonable and did not try to charge me extra for the extra effort he put in the job. I give him A+ for workmanship and professionalism.

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.

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 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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