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Millbrae Plumbers

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

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K&M Handyman Services
4.9
from 317 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 438 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dyann D.
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Kevin is an experienced professional who quickly found the problem with my plumbing and wasted no time with the repair. He is also very personable and I was able to pick up a few pointers. I am very pleased with Kevin's work and you will be too.

  • 6 years in business
  • 352 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 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Chrissy P.
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We originally met with Arisel to discuss installing a few electrical outlets in our new home. I had some other larger projects in mind that I ran by him as well (expand a doorway, painting, reno of one of the bathrooms). After talking with Arisel I asked him to give me a quote for everything and we ultimately ended up going with him for all of the projects. In the midst of the work we ran into some other snags, including a huge plumbing issue. Arisel was able to help us with this, again at a pricing that was hard to beat. Overall Arisel was highly competent, friendly, and hardworking. He stayed until the late hours of the evening on a few occasions to make sure that the job was done. I highly recommend working with him and his guys. We had a great experience.

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 181 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
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Audrey O.
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Jose was courteous and efficient. He cleared the drain quickly. He was especially forgiving since I gave him the wrong address which delayed his arrival. I would have Jose come back to do plumbing work again. I recommend him to future clients.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
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Ruchi T.
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My second time working with Bright Ideas Plumbing (rough couple months in the home ownership world!). I was happy to use Ronnie again, and he again was super responsive with high quality work. When my toilet could not be repaired (despite his valiant effort!) he went out to buy us a new one and installed it, all for the original price he estimated us (plus cost of the new toilet). He communicated well on our options, and saved me a bunch of hassle in dealing with this last-minute toilet debacle. Would absolutely recommend him. THANK YOU!

Aqua Stat Plumbing
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Allen E.
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The work far exceeded expectations! The work was done quickly, thoroughly and effectively. Though the time for the project exceeded the initial estimated time, they honored the initial quote for the work and left the interior and exterior workspaces in clean condition. Future plumbing projects are planned, and I will definitely use Aqua Stat for those.

Ray's Service One Plumbing
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Colin H.
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Ray made really quick work of a clogged drain and rebuilt the pipes below the kitchen sink, all done before lunch at a more than reasonable rate. 10/10 work hire or recommend Ray again for any plumbing related needs!

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
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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
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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
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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
Greg R.
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Gustavo was prompt and very thorough. I had him do clean up and hauling away yard debris, planting, fix plumbing and electrical, etc. It was a 2 day job and he and his team did great. I'm hiring him back next week for other related projects and I guess re-hiring someone without reservation is the ultimate compliment.

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ActFast Solutions
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jasminder B.
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David was awesome! I reached out to him about a plumbing issue in the house and he was there the very next morning. He was very professional! Even checked out other things in the house to make sure everything was working properly. I would highly recommend him!

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A1 Budget Plumbing
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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HongY Dolly J.
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Ali is great, came and fixed my plumbing issue within the hour.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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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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  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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  • 12 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Amy S.
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Johan is awesome! He was quick to respond, communicated well about the job and completed everything in a timely manner. He brought his own tools and exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend him and will be hiring him again in the future.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

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Sugar Bear Plumbing, Inc.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kabir S.
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When does a plumber ever show up on time? Great experience. Lawrence was professional and helpful, gave us tips and pointers, and most importantly fixed our plumbing!

Deals on Wheels Plumbing
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 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.

Dustin Johnson
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Richard N.
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Dustin does all of our assemblies for all of our customers he is prompt efficient and does a very good job he can do electrical, plumbing, and carpentry as well I highly recommend him for any small to large job you may have

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.  

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