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Orinda Plumbers

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

  • 6 years in business
  • 349 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 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara B.
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Arisel did a great job. He arrived on time, finished the work quickly, prepping the area and cleaning up after himself and best of all he got the job done in less time that he estimated. Already arranged for some additional work.

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 181 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phips P.
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Jose is an incredible plumber and has a tremendous amount of integrity. While he was not able to fix my kitchen sink, he was able to identify that the issue was outside of the apartment and provided a service record for the landlord. He then refused full payment because he did not consider the job done. I would absolutely hire Jose again for my next plumbing job.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rob A.
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I do not write reviews but Bright Ideas Plumbing and Ronaldo deserved a review. Top Notch and fairly priced.

Michael's Handy Services.
4.7
from 155 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 253 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

Had a couple different plumbing issues in my kitchen and bathroom. Michael fixed them both quickly and efficiently. Couldn't have asked for better service.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 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.

Aqua Stat Plumbing
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy A.
Verified review

Aqua Stat came to fix our water heater same day and were on time and professional. When it became clear that it needed to be replaced they didn't charge for their labor. They gave us the details about the water heater so we could shop around if we wanted. We ended up having them purchase and replace the water heater. They were able to replace it the same day. I would easily suggest them to anyone and will call them again for any plumbing needs.

Ray's Service One Plumbing
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina N.
Verified review

Ray has been excellent to work with. He is very knowledge and helpful. We've had him come by a couple times to do plumbing work on our new construction. He's been very responsive and has always been on time. His prices are very reasonable and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs plumbing work done!

  • 10 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Vjeko M.
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Erik did a great job in fixing my plumbing issue during the weekend. He was able to quickly assess the damage over the phone, went to the store to get the new materials and did a great job in repairing everything. Also left the bathroom very clean after the job. Very satisfied with entire experience and would hire again!

PegaServ
4.6
from 88 reviews
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Arifa N.
Verified review

Omar saved us so much money on our plumbing problem. He is quick to respond and very thoughtful and determined in his approach to the job. We hired him two times and both times he was very quick to respond and arrive same day. He went over and beyond to make sure work is completed properly. I would like to hire him for all our future needs as well.

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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
Suzanne W.
Verified review

Max fit in an assessment of our water heater late on a Sunday. He showed up early the next morning ready to replace it, and he gave us a very fair price. I also like supporting a local business! We will call Max again when we have plumbing issues...hopefully it won't be for a while though!

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A1 Budget Plumbing
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher B.
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Ali was great. Quick, professional, friendly and very reasonable pricing. I will definitely use A1 Budget Plumbing in the future.

  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Jen H.
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Out of the three estimates i received this afternoon Greg was great. He was the only one of the plumbers to go into my attic to look for the leak and he was the only one who had me turn the water on. He identified the problem right away and had the part in his truck and he replaced it in less than 30 minutes. Big thanks to Greg at Rooter-tec! He was professional and I will definitely call him with my next plumbing issue.

Build By Bogdan
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Patti M.
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Bogdan did a great job! Very reliable!

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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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Oak Plumbing
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David G.
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Had a great experience working with Oak Plumbing. Punctual, polite and fast service. Would hire again.

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Albert's Handyman Services
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marc J.
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Albert diagnosed and fixed two plumbing problems in my home incredibly fast.

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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!

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Melvin P.
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99 percent of the time I have to wait on average 15 to 30 minutes past the appointment time on a Pro, but David was the 1 percent that came a few minutes early and just from that I knew I was going to be happy with David’s work and I was, he came in went right to work and did a wonderful job, I will not hesitate to recommend David to friends and family.

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 plumber

Oakland, CA

  • Toilet problems
    Other (Constantly leaks water into the bowl so it's always refilling itself even when it hasn't been flushed)
  • Duration of problem
    Other (Years)
  • Number of toilets
    1
  • Materials provided
    No, I will need the professional to provide materials and parts
  • Sewer and water systems
    Municipal water
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    It's a pretty old toilet. 10+ years at least
  • $281.67
    Average price

Need Plumber

Oakland, 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
    Want to replace two toilets too In hiller highlands right outside Caldecott tunnel
  • $258
    Average price
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