A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a plumber near Sacramento, CA

Find a plumber near Sacramento, CA

25 near you

Find a plumber near Sacramento, CA

25 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 8 Plumbers near Sacramento, CA

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a plumber during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If possible, it’s best to set up a virtual consultation or phone call with a plumber near during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can send a message to a professional plumber near you and ask if they are available to video chat or have a phone call. Use that time to discuss the work that needs to be done. Make sure to ask any questions you have about the project. And lastly, ask the plumber how they handle payments and whether they have any specific safety precautions in place to comply with social distancing. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

Does a plumber need to enter my home?

A plumber will need to enter your home to fix plumbing issues like dripping faucets, clogged sinks or toilets and leaky pipes. They might not need to come into your home if the faulty appliance is located outdoors or in the garage. Before you begin the project, contact plumbers near you to find out they will need to enter your home.  

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

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 happens when a water pipe bursts?

When a pipe bursts, the water can cause indoor flooding and damage your home. If the pipe is in an accessible location, you will likely notice puddles of water right away. However, if the pipe is underground or behind a wall, it may cause reduced water pressure, a sulfur smell or discolored water. All of this can cause significant (and expensive) damage, which is why you should always contact a plumber near you if you suspect your pipes are leaking.

What do you do if you have a burst pipe?

First, switch off the water supply to reduce the water damage. You should also turn off the electricity for the part of your home that has sustained the leak, as it can be extremely dangerous if the water comes into contact with an electrical socket. Next, drain the remaining water from your faucets so it doesn’t freeze inside the pipes. 

Once you’ve done all of this, search for qualified plumbers in your area and ask them to provide you with a quote. 

How much does it cost to repair a broken pipe?

The national average cost to repair broken pipes ranges from $120 to $170. Prices can vary depending on the type of damage, whether the pipe is easily accessible, the materials needed and where the pipe is located. For example, an exposed pipe under the sink will likely cost much less than a pipeline in your yard that requires digging. 

Your overall cost will also depend on the hourly rate of the contractor. Most plumbers charge between $60 and $65 per hour for standard pipe repair, and up to $95 per hour for complex plumbing work. 

Contact the best pipe repairers in your area to find out how much it will cost to fix your pipe(s). 

To learn more about pricing factors, read “How much does pipe repair cost?

Reviews for Sacramento plumbers
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience. I will be using pro-plumbing in the future with any plumbing issues.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Maria N.
Pro Plumbing provided exceptional service at a competitive price. I am looking forward to using him again for my plumbing needs. Quick and clean!
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Stacey P.
Pro Plumbing does great work at a great price. They are very responsive! I have used them for several plumbing repairs at my business and plan to continue using them as needs arise.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Fred H.
100% would recommend A Better Plumbing Company. We hired Ken to complete a plumbing issue at my moms home. He went above our expectations. His prices were affordable and he was so knowledgeable. Thank you Ken!
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
Nick S.
ODC Plumbing was great to work with. Responsive, helpful, and quality work. Would use services again.
DCO Plumbing Co.DCO Plumbing Co.
Mohammed A.
Excellent work and very professional as well as knowledgeable! Will be hiring this company in the future for all of my plumbing needs!
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Michael A.
Jeff did a great job in repairing broken vanity sink plumbing. It was an ongoing issue that I put off for a while due to a few high quotes on repairs. After clogging kept occurring, I reached out to thumbtack and Jeff responded quickly with a very competitive price. He came out and quickly repaired the plumbing. Highly recommend!
Absolute building solutionsAbsolute building solutions
Annie B.
A better plumbing company has been extremely helpful, thorough and dedicated to finishing a project at my grandmother's house. My grandmother's house is over 65 years old and had an array of plumbing problems that surfaced day after day as the guys were working. But they were committed to fixing it until everything ran properly. We were definitely blessed to find this company.
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Installed a new toilet. He was on time and professional and gave me a good price. I will use him again for any other plumbing needs!
Super Brothers Plumbing Heating & AirSuper Brothers Plumbing Heating & Air
Yvette S.
I highly recommend King’s rooter and plumbing services. The plumber was polite, professional, and asking me what type of toilet would I like which rarely happens. He followed CDC guidelines by wearing a mask, keeping his distance and being conscious that I have children in the home which I respect. I highly respect this plumbing company and would use them again.
My HandymanMy Handyman
Bryan B.
Ken was very communicative and got my sink plumbing job done without any excuses, what more could I ask for! Would hire again.
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
Linn T.
The man is not a plumber, as he says he is. Avoid him for all plumbing work. I didn't hire him because he came to check job, and I knew he didn't have any knowledge of plumbing. He said at Home depot to buy all he needed would cost $360.00. I hired a different plumber, who knew exactly what was needed & bought kit for $30.00.
Aiugyst Plumbing and ConstructionAiugyst Plumbing and Construction
Jackie K.
They showed up the same day, gave an estimate that was beyond reasonable and finished the job up the next day! Awesome Service!! They fixed plumbing and replaced a urinal at our business.
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
Jeffery H.
Ken was upfront and genuinely just wants to help people when they have plumbing issues. Fair price and will use him in the future if I have any more problems.
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
David W.
We were remodeling a house and our plumber did a really bad job with everything. We needed to fix all the plumbing and install a double vanity. I called multiple plumbers for estimates and all they did was talk about how bad the other plumbers did without giving any solutions. I called Vitalii who came over the same day, checked out the issues explained what needed to be done to comply with code and set up a day to fix everything. Completed all the drain work including going under the house, installed the double vanity and plumbing for the price he estimated, cleaned up and did an excellent job. I would HIGHLY recommend Vitalii for any plumbing work.
Vitalii ShevchenkoVitalii Shevchenko
Sandy W.
My experience with A Better Plumbing Co. Was very positive. They were early and very professional. Cody and assistant did the job and they were excellent. Thank you for the job well done.
A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.A Better Plumbing, Heating and Air Company Inc.
Francesca W.
The team at Pro Plumbing did an awesome job! They came out same day and showed up exactly when they said they would. My new vanity looks awesome, thanks guys!
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Helped diagnose my issues with plumbing and fixed the problem and Also helped fix a electrical issue that arose on the spot . Good knowledge and ideas also very personable . Will definitely use service again .
Santana Home ServicesSantana Home Services
Janine J.
I was in need of an emergency plumbing repair. Matt beat the competitors price by a landslide and came right out to repair. He was prompt, very professional and completed the job very efficiently! Thank you so much!!!!!
My HandymanMy Handyman
Vicki P.
Nate persevered and completed a difficult valve change. He exhibited professionalism throughout from initial communication through completion of job. Very accommodating to my schedule. I would definitely use Nate in future projects, plumbing or other!
Royal Design Remodel & RepairRoyal Design Remodel & Repair
Chaka W.
Had a great experience with Matthew from King’s Rooter and Plumbing. He was quick to respond to my initial inquiry and maintained contact throughout the day to keep me posted as to when he would arrive. He was professional and respectful. Will definitely hire again.
My HandymanMy Handyman
Anne H.
Professional and communicative. Straight forward about what was and would not be possible. I felt confident in his knowledge and the work turned out exactly as we had discussed. Quality work, and was definitely worth the price. I I would definitely is Pro Plumbing again.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Thumbtack Customer
I am so pleased with Super Mario Plumbing. They came out, gave me a quote and were able to complete the job later that day. They were prompt, professional and provided photos of the work they did as it was under my house. I will definitely hire them again.
Super Brothers Plumbing Heating & AirSuper Brothers Plumbing Heating & Air
Yuan C.
I requested the service last minute. But the guy from Pro-Plumbing is really responsive. He showed up in the morning the next day and figured out the problem. It took him a trip to Home Depot, but everything works fine now. I appreciated his work and professionalism.
Pro-Plumbing IncPro-Plumbing Inc
Thumbtack Customer
We were having issues with our plumbing, it was backed up. The toilet and the showers were draining slowly which meant our main line was backed up. They came the next day and addressed the situation. Michael suggested we install a cleanout and gave us a very good price.
MVP Mike Vargas Plumbing CoMVP Mike Vargas Plumbing Co
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.