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Los Altos Plumbers

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

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K&M Handyman Services
4.9
from 316 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 437 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Igor R.
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My best experience with plumbing to date. Very reasonable charge, efficient and appropriate service. Highly recommend.

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 289 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 366 hires on Thumbtack
Viman D.
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David was awesome. He is a professional and acts like an owner, he did not only fix my door but also cleaned up the mess created by using the automatic sander. He also did the plumbing for my house and was very courteous in quoting the price. He is funny and very easy to deal with. I would blindly hire David for any Handyman task in my house.

  • 6 years in business
  • 347 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
Adam H.
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I was delighted with AA Cardenas Construction plumbing service. He arrived on time, quickly assessed the problem, fixed the leak and was finished within the hour. Great value for money! I will definitely use AA Cardenas Construction again.

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 181 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany C.
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Jose came right on time and fixed our issue quickly and efficiently. He cleaned up all the areas he worked on and was super patient, answering all my questions. Not only do I have unclogged drains and leak free pipes, but I have a better understanding of the plumbing system. Thanks Jose!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie G.
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Excellent. Ronnie arrived right on time and quickly diagnosed the problem and then repaired. I wouldn't hesitate to refer him or call him again for any plumbing need! Very nice guy!

Michael's Handy Services.
4.7
from 154 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 253 hires on Thumbtack
Jeanne M.
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Most projects completed--still waiting for the final one. Competent in many areas, and identified add'l issues that needed to be addressed, and completed them. Projects ranged from electrical outlet replacement, new flooring installation, new toilets installed, and fixing plumbing issue in wet bar.

Aqua Stat Plumbing
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas N.
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Oscar did a fantastic job. He was flexible with scheduling, arrived on time and didn't leave until the job was completely finished. We live in an old house and one of the drains that was draining slowly was particularly hard to clear. He spent the extra time to make sure that was working correctly and then left the place perfectly clean. I'd definitely hit Oscar again for any plumbing work around the house.

PegaServ
4.6
from 88 reviews
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Arvind K.
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Omar is great to work with. Highly recommend him to any one for plumbing assignments.

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 73 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.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pete N.
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2 bathrooms - tiled and plumbing - excellent job! Vyron does high quality work, does it quickly and stands by his work. Very happy customer here.

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
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Max and Beto are both highly recommended to do all your plumbing and Hvac projects. They deserve a 10 star rating. I cannot thank them enough for all the work they did to install our tankless water heater. Not only are they very professional but did a clean job and very good price.

  • 10 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Brian T.
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I hired Gusanito to install porcelain tiles in my bathroom. He was very prompt--being the first contractor to contact me on thumbtack--and quickly responded to my text messages whenever I had a question. He takes his time and is very detailed in his work. He is also willing to help you with other problems. For example, in addition to installing the tiles, I also wanted to change my sink faucet and shower handles. He agreed to do the extra work at a reasonable price. The tile installation went smoothly, however, we ran into plumbing issues which he couldn't solve. I'm giving him four stars because I hired him on thumbtack for tile installation services, not plumbing. Nonetheless, he agreed to bring his cousin (who is an experienced plumber) over the next day to change my sink faucet at no extra cost. The total work took about two full days to complete, but I'm sure it would have been less if we didn't run into the plumbing issues. So I recommend him but make sure you talk with him thoroughly about what you want to accomplish.

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A1 Budget Plumbing
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Riz C.
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Ali did a great job at my place. We had him remove the old laundry sink, drains and faucet and replace with a laundry box and supply lines with a clean look. He also replaced or old bath faucets and installed a shower head with a shower. All in all he did a great job. He gave an itemized written quote in the beginning which was very competitive. He got the permits and stayed for the inspections. Ali had excellent communication thought the job. He answered any questions that I had promptly overthumbtack and made excellent recommendations for extra items such as the drywalling person. I'm very happy with the work he's done and I'll certainly call him again for any of my plumbing needs.

  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Jared L.
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RooterTec came and did an excellent job installing our toilet. I would highly recommend them.

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Handyman & Painter
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tom K.
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Mark is a great handyman with lot of experience with plumbing, electrical etc. He is very responsive and very nice to work with. We now have peace of mind that we can call Mark anytime something goes wrong and he'll be there to fix it. Thanks Mark!

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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
  • 17 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
  • 16 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
Raka D.
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Valentino was responsive and very amiable while dealing with my issue.

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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Plumber

Los Altos, CA

  • Toilet problems
    Toilet problem hand-in-hand with other plumbing problems
  • Duration of problem
    Recently
  • Number of toilets
    1
  • Materials provided
    No, I will need the professional to provide materials and parts
  • Sewer and water systems
    I'm not sure
  • Property type
    Multi-unit building
  • Details
    I also have a leak in the kitchen sink that needs fixing.
  • $75
    Average price

Need plumber

Mountain View, CA

  • Number of sinks or faucets
    1
  • Supply and drain lines
    Yes, all supply and drain lines are in place
  • Materials provided
    Yes, I will provide the materials and parts
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    Already bought a Moen Banbury two handle, 4-inch center set bathroom faucet to replace an existing old faucet. Plan to use existing water lines.
  • $102.5
    Average price
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