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K&M Handyman Services
4.9
from 326 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 452 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roger H.
Verified review

Five things to know about Kevin: 1. HE'S INSURED - My attorney wife absolutely insists that anyone who I hire to do work on our property be insured. Unscrupulous uninsured hired help will fake injuries while on your property and then sue you. She's seen it many times. My insurance company agrees with her. 2. HE WONT Burglarize your house! - for years I worked with a big hearted extremely competent general contractor who compassionately hired associates who had checkered pasts. I strongly suspect that one of those associates burglarized my house and stole $29,000 worth of stuff. It looked like an inside job. Kevin is an extremely patriotic 51-year-old ex naval aviator whose married with a kid. Kevin is a guy you can trust! 3. KEVIN IS EXTREMELY COMPETENT: he's been working in the plumbing area for over 30 years - started at age 17. He's worked on thousands of jobs over the years (249 on thumbtack alone) and is undefeated when it comes to plumbing problems. He's a very, very intelligent guy with dogged determination who will do whatever it takes to fix your plumbing problems. 4. HIS RATES ARE UNBELIEVABLY LOW- two "rooter " companies gave me free on site estimates of $275 to fix my clogged kitchen sink. Kevin came in at less than half that. We encountered some unanticipated complexities with my drain that could have resulted in a doubling of the cost from the "rooter" companies, but Kevin held firm to his original estimate. 5. KEVIN IS IN FREAKISHLY GOOD SHAPE- I'm a former athlete who lifts weights and is in generally good shape. But I was amazed at Kevin's ability to hoist a 100 pound "snake machine " on my roof to access an air exhaust pipe in order to clear my clogged pipe. Man, there ain't no way that I could have done that. In summary, as homeowners we all have multiple types of anxieties when it comes to hiring strangers to come into our homes to do work. Kevin allays all such concerns. He's the best guy I've ever contracted with, and if all Americans had his work ethic and sense of moral fortitude, than there would be no problems with our country.

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 311 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 390 hires on Thumbtack
Piyush M.
Verified review

David communicated well, arrived at the stipulated time and solved the plumbing problems we had previously discussed on phone. What else could you ask for from a service provider? Thumbs up!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 396 hires on Thumbtack
Karen S.
Verified review

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 200 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
Adam H.
Verified review

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 184 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria O.
Verified review

Excellent service. I had to replace my water heater and got multiple quotes from plumbing companies who made it seem so difficult. Jose replied to my request right away and within 30 minutes he was already at my house ready to start work. He picked up the water heater and didn't mind to finish work the same evening even though it was already late. He did an excellent job replacing the water heater and even checked with me the next morning to see if everything works fine. I will definitely work with Jose again Keep up the good work!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
ALFRED L.
Verified review

Ronaldo is one of the best contractors I have ever worked with. He is courteous ,works fast,good cleanup afterwards and answered all my questions. At my request ,he advised on other possible problems with other plumbing installations in my apartment(50 yr old building).

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  • 13 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Todd P.
Verified review

Vyron and his team were great. They remodeled a small guest house for us - flooring, ceiling, painting, plumbing, windows, cabinetry. It was a 3 day job. They always showed up on time, worked extremely hard, were professional and pleasant. Vyron is very focused on doing a quality job. He clearly has a lot of experience doing all types of remodeling projects, and offered several valuable suggestions. I would definitely use again.

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

Working with Maximus Plumbing & Heating was a pleasure, mostly because he was (1) extremely honest and (2) very capable. I was extremely impressed with his professionalism, and recommend him highly.

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deb J.
Verified review

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
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.

Mohamed Abu Tair
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Meer H.
Verified review

Mohamed was amazing with his work at our place. He was very sincere and efficient. Will hire for any plumbing work from here on out.

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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.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andew R.
Verified review

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!

ABC Plumbing and Drain
4.3
from 42 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

ABC Plumbing was very responsive and timely. They did the job, and appreciate their willingness to accommodate our project on short notice. Thank you ABC Plumbing and Drain!

Deals on Wheels Plumbing
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Aditya D.
Verified review

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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Randy F.
Verified review

Marvin was fantastic. We formulated a plan of attack prior to his arrival (bought replacement garbage disposal on Amazon) and he made sure I had all the parts. His rates were reasonable and he was a neat worker — came prepared with all his own tools, bucket, padding to protect the floor, etc. He did the job quickly and took a look at a few other plumbing concerns while he was here. Great guy. I will be adding him to my list of people to call on 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
Rony C.
Verified review

Damiano was very professional and got the job done.

1st service
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Yaron L.
Verified review

eran came to see and fixed in Professionally way. eran understant a lot In the profession of plumbing

ant's plumbing
4.4
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Anupam S.
Verified review

Anthony was very patient dealing with unexpected challenges we ran in to with our bath plumbing and fixtures. He was also easy to work with in terms of scheduling the work and is quick in responding to Ad Hoc questions over text.

Selvin Plumbing And Rooter
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Justin V.
Verified review

I had a plumbing problem that had been plaguing me for over a months. I had four plumbers come and take a look at the problem and only one - Selvin - figured out what the problem actually was (and it turned out to be much simpler than what all of the other plumbers were suggesting). I would strongly recommend Selvin for any of your plumbing problems.

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.

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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