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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
Wa Y.
Verified review

I feel that we owe Kevin a review, not only a good review, but a GREAT review. We called him initially to help with our leaking sink, and later decided to ask him to fix all plumbing problems of our house since we were planning to rent it out. Kevin came twice, not only fixed our leaking sink, but also helped us cleaning black molds (Felt really sorry to have him doing that), re-installing our disposal and sewer pipes, and giving out suggestions how we could fix the garage faucet ourselves. He is prompt, always on time, and very experienced. Most importantly, he REALLY cares about helping you out. Just after his second visit to fix the kitchen faucet, we found our under the sink filtration system leaking and I left him a message. In the following days he called us three times to discuss about possible ways we can try out to fix that, and at the end he offered himself to come and take a look -for FREE! So he came the 3rd time, re-connected our filtration system, waited for half an hour to make sure it was fix, and in the mean time giving my husband general education of plumbing. Wow! Will definitely recommend.

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 290 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 367 hires on Thumbtack
David G.
Verified review

David arrived promptly as scheduled and was well equipped to handle a variety of renovation and installation tasks that were presented to him. His price was right and he was very helpful with ideas to cut costs and using construction methods and/or materials to save time. I would definitely recommend hiring David for any of your home repair, renovation, or installation needs.

  • 6 years in business
  • 356 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
Diana K.
Verified review

Great service, very professional and informative. Will definitely recommend to friends & family. Arisel Ortega did a great job on my electrical repairs.

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 181 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bertram.G. L.
Verified review

He bid $125 to clear the drain of a light well. Came within the half hour arranged arrival window. Swept clean the roof area. Found after the water initially drained that water backed up again. Determined that there was another clog underground near the sewer connection. Since there was no cleanout at the ground level and drain pipes were corroded (I had patched holes with plumbers putty and duct tape) He replaced the pipes for another $250 plus parts. This involved cutting away some cross beams to pull the pips out. Only minor complaint I noticed the next day that was that he didn't close tight the faucet to get water for testing the drain so there was a slow drip.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We had our sewer pipe replace and the driveway repaved. Ronnie was a pleasure to work with from start to finish, helping us find a paving contractor to complete the project.

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

Wow is all I can say about my experience with Michael. I have been in customer service for years and this was what it is supposed to be like. Not only did he reply to my request within a few hours, it was also for a reasonable price and the service was fast and easy. Couldn't ask for more in a handyman, he is now my company's go to for repairs!

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Elspeth P.
Verified review

Ricardo came out right away and fixed our leaky water pipe for a very reasonable price. Definitely recommend him!

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

I hired Oscar to take a video of the sewer line and all pipes connected. The equipment used appeared appropriate and has a sensor to check where the water is running. He ran the video from the sidewalk through the end of the pipe at around 65 feet. This showed some standing water by the foundation.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brett L.
Verified review

I had a water leak issue that was coming through my downstairs ceiling. Issue was due to a backed up shower drain line. Found Vyron on Thumbtack and he contacted that evening to set a time to come by an assess the job. I also needed base Board for the downstairs as well as reinstalling tile in 4 spots from a previous radiant floor heating leak. Vyron was right on time. His quote was very reasonable so I hired him. The time Vyron arranged to begin my repairs was again, right on time. He immediately began his work with a crew. He unclogged the shower drain, removed the damaged drywall and reinstalled new drywall. Installed all the base board and reinstalled the tile. He quoted a time frame of 6-8 hours. He completed everything in 7 hours. He and his crew were very clean and organized. Vyron is professional and friendly. I highly recommend Vyron Salinas. Thanks Brett Larson

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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.
Verified review

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.

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A1 Budget Plumbing
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lawrence L.
Verified review

Routine water heater swap - yeah right. What started out as thinking our water heater was broken, turned out to be a long overdue clogged sewer lateral. Worst case scenario. While I'm not that happy about the sewage overflow situation which could have been better mitigated (and we still need to beach the hell out of that room), the solutions and options offered by Ali were professional and spoke of his experience. To unclog the piping, snaking was attempted but failed, hydrojetting was attempted but failed (with a mess of sewage). Finally we got a camera down there to find a wall of something about 50 feet down from the mechanical room to a spot under the sidewalk. Digging 4 feet down, to find actually a pretty good condition clay lateral. Ali's man Valentino (a skilled gentleman), cut the clay and replaced it with a riser in order to install a cleanout for future maintenance. Once done, they hydrojetted for another hour to clear 7-8 months worth of waste. The camera was once again sent through to find that a portion of the clay lateral had shifted and created uneven surfaces including some penetration of tree roots. While most plumbers would probably recommending an immediate replacement, Ali recommended that since it wasn't fully collapsed, we should simply clear out the lateral as routine maintenance rather than spend all the money to replace the pipe. I appreciate his direct communication, no sales pitch, and brief coaching through the process. While I do have 10 yrs of construction experience, and his price was not the cheapest, he certainly delivered on time and without any sense of price gouging.

  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Bob C.
Verified review

Greg responded to my request quickly, and came over the next day to repair a utility room waste water leak in the very confined area of the crawl space. He went about his business, and completed the job quickly. His billing was reasonable, and he was a pleasure to deal with on this project. I would recommend him.

  • 14 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Yu W.
Verified review

Dinh installed a new water heater for my house as my old one broke down after over 15 years' usage. Before the work, we discussed it by phone. Dinh asked me to take pictures of the old water heater and its installation so that he could give accurate estimate on how much it would cost. This was very helpful for me to decide whether to go with Dinh. Dinh also checked that I turned off the gas value so that it wouldn't cause any hazard. Dinh came one day earlier to remove the old heater to save time for the next visit when he installed the water heater as he could check which additional pipes or parts that he would need. The installation was very smooth and Dinh also walked me through the pilot lighting process and followed up the next few days to ensure that the water heater worked well with no issue. Overall, I felt very comfortable working with Dinh and trusted his workmanship.

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Ganzo Plumbing
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
NR R.
Verified review

Ganzo and his partner installed a Gas line for my new gas range which was about 80% of the total work. The rest 20% of the work was a water line for the Refrigerator. The 80% of the work i.e. gas line has not been tested yet as I do not have a gas range yet. I will update the review when I start using it. The rest of the work - water line seems to be working fine. Ganzo and his partner did good work, were punctual and completed the work based on the pre-decided scope of work. They were punctual, & thorough in their work & at this point the water line is working as expected. Ganzo's partner was helpful in getting my requests through to Ganzo when I wanted to make sure the work is done -"in my view" the certain way. I would definitely hire Ganzo in the future for further plumbing work if I so need it.

ABC Plumbing and Drain
4.3
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Farrokh A.
Verified review

Richard is very reliable and responsible. He trenched and replaced 200' of my main sewer line. He also ran gas line from here to there. He could do trench-less too. In and out very quickly. Inspection and all. He has a great crew. They get the job done without fuss. I would hire him again.

Crespo's Handyman
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Abby G.
Verified review

Crespo added 2 slowers for commercial doors and fixed the hinge that locks the door. If I need any other repairs, I will use him again. He was professional, knowledgeable, and reasonable as far as pricing. Thanks for your help. -Abby Ganzon

Anderson Construction
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie P.
Verified review

Anderson Construction was hired to relocate a gas line for a new stove and for drywall repairs in our living room. He arrived on time, completed all the work with good craftsmanship, cleaned up after himself and stayed within budget. Very satisfied and will rehire him for future projects

BayProPropertySolutions
4.3
from 30 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Carol R.
Verified review

We have an old deck that needed repair in several spots. Rick came out and gave me an estimate, then sent a carpenter who made the repairs in a timely fashion, nice work, and cleaned up after the job as well. I'd happily have him back again.

Kings camera and locate
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Manette G.
Verified review

Highly recommended pro. I had an emergency sewer blockage on a Friday night and Cory immediately responded and told me what to do. He came out early the next morning and cleared my sewer blockage, and took videos that exactly identified the problem and permanent repair. So relieved as this gave me my sewer function back for the short term, and gave me a long term fix. We were able to agree on the scope of work to permanently fix the problem based on the video evidence... less than one week later my sewer break is permanently repaired and warrantied for five years. Totally happy with this pro, and will use again for any other sewer or plumbing problems. Kudos for promptness, quality of work, thank you Cory, and to Thumbtack for connecting me to this pro.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Roger H.
Verified review

I highly recommend Flelix & Flex One Plumbing! Flelix “snaked” and cleared a clog in my 70 foot main sewer line in my Los Altos house for only $185 ( I have a readily accessible clean out on the side of my house). Other plumbers were quoting $220 plus ( one guy, who I found while googling wanted $450!). In addition, Flelix returned to my house on 8/14 and ran a camera through that 67 year old main sewer line of mine FOR FREE! Others had quoted $350 - $450 for such a service. I wanted a diagnosis of that old sewer line ( any offsets, root incursion, irregular line sloping ect. ) in order to plot long term strategies for keeping the line going. Look, it always makes sense to hire or at least get a quote from a guy like Flelix- an extremely experienced guy who has worked for the much more expensive major plumbing outfits for decades and who now is independent ( for two years now). He’s just as good, just as competent, has all the same equipment as the big boys but he charges a lot less BECAUSE HE DOESNT HAVE THE OVERHEAD THAT THEY DO. Plus you can trust an independent guy like Flelix because any nefarious interactions would most certainly be mentioned on review or feedback forums like this one. Do yourself a big favor, at least get a quote from this guy. Not only can he offer competitive & competent solutions but also the peace of mind that comes from a potential long term plumbing affiliation, knowing that you won’t get ripped off by unnecessary and OVERLY EXPENSIVE plumbing work.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How often do you clean a septic tank?

For homeowners with a septic system, it’s important to have a regular septic cleaning schedule. To protect ground and drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends residential septic cleaning every three years. Many septic system companies state that you can maintain a healthy system with regular septic cleanings every three to five years. In addition to cleaning, a septic tank inspection once a year will uncover problems and can save you thousands in cleanup and repair.

When waste goes into your septic system, it separates into three parts. The solids (sludge) drop to the bottom, wastewater floats in the middle, and a layer of scum rises to the top. Regularly scheduled cleanings prevent the sludge in your septic tank from building up and clogging your tank, leading to an overflow. Pricing for a standard septic cleaning ranges between $200 and $500, with the national average cost at $315. It’s easier, more cost-effective, and better for your home health to keep your septic tank maintained.

Who pumps septic tanks?

Septic system professionals pump septic tanks. Pros in different states will have different licensing and certification regulations. Make sure the company you hire is licensed and certified, is a legitimate business, and has the appropriate insurance. Damage to your septic system could cost thousands of dollars in cleanup and repair, so it’s best to hire a qualified professional from the start.

Using an industrial-strength vacuum hose connected to a tanker truck, the septic tank company will pump out the contents of your tank. First they break up the scum of the top layer, then mix the sludge (on the bottom) into the wastewater for removal. To get all the sludge and scum from the tank, pros may use a tool called a septage spoon that loosens stubborn waste from the sides of the tank. After the tank is hosed down and empty, it is inspected for any cracks or leaks that could lead to trouble in the future. The waste in the truck is then transported and disposed of at a waste management treatment center, a cesspool or an approved dumping site.

When should you clean a septic system?

Experts agree that you should clean your septic system every three to five years for optimal system health and safe water. You should also have it inspected every year to catch minor issues before they become major. If you think you may be overdue for a septic cleaning, here are signs that you should call a pro immediately.

  • You’re at capacity: If the bottom of the scum layer is within six inches of the bottom of the tank’s outlet or if the top of the sludge layer is within 12 inches of the outlet, your tank needs to be pumped, according to the EPA.
  • It stinks: If you can smell wastewater, call a pro right away to clean your tank, pipes and field.
  • Sewage backup: Raw sewage backing up into the pipes in your home is no fun. The pros can pump out your pipes, clean your tanks and clear any clogs, but it will be a complex and messy job.
  • Pooling water: Water collecting around your tank or drain field can be a sign you need to clean your septic system.
  • Super grass: If the grass above your septic system drain field suddenly gets vibrantly green and lush, the septic tank leak could be leaking sewage and fertilizing your lawn in unwanted ways. Call a pro to inspect it right away.

How much is it to clean a septic tank?

Nobody wants their septic tank to back up. Regular septic cleaning and pumping is important to keep your ground and drinking water protected from harmful bacteria. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends septic system cleaning every three years. The national average cost for a septic tank specialist is $315. Costs for septic cleaning may vary based on where you live, how large your septic tank is, and how long it has been since the last cleaning. If it’s been many years since you’ve had your tank cleaned, the process of breaking up and removing the solids may take longer and could cost more. Typical residential septic tanks range in size from 1,000 to 2,500 gallons. The price range for septic cleaning usually averages $200-$500, with varying by tank size. Repairs or replacement parts will also add to your cost. To keep your septic tank in good health between cleanings, only flush approved items such as toilet paper, and don’t rely on your garbage disposal for composting. Items that don’t break down easily (like lemon rinds or feminine hygiene products) can back up the septic system, leading to clogs and overflow. If you smell the unmistakable odor of sewage or can see sewage bubbling up above your drain field, call for a septic cleaning immediately.

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