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Santa Cruz Plumbers

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

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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
Min Jae L.
Verified review

He did his job thoroughly, and found other plumbing issues I had and fixed those as well. He's a bit very thorough so took a little more than I expected to finish the task.

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 289 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 366 hires on Thumbtack
Syed A.
Verified review

I am sure one of the reasons for all his 5 starts is his promptness. He was the first person to respond to my project, I immediately came home from work and got my sink's emergency repair done fast. He is nice and professional and real good in solving the problem. I found him well technical as well. I will hire for all my future plumbing needs.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine W.
Verified review

I had Arisel install my new chandelier. He knew exactly what to do and completed the job just as promised.

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

Oscar said he would come by between 4-5 to snake our sink drain. He showed up at 4:45, and took less than an hour to completely snake the sink and resolve an impressive clog. He was efficient and timely, I'd definitely call him for another plumbing issue.

Ricardo Berrospi Handyman
4.9
from 69 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Bill F.
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Ricardo performed plumbing and door alignment with special hinges. His quality of work and price were excellent. I would use him again for handyman services.

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 73 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.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicholas A.
Verified review

We found Salinas home remodeling services most helpful in several ways. Services done for us included electrical wiring, plumbing installation, wall and ceiling painting with texture applications. Also, bathtub, sink and appliance installation. All work was done at high standards. Note: we also experienced generous and positive attitudes from soft spoken professionals, and received on time service. Above all, we have memories of his installation process that are most rewarding. Thank You, Mr. Vyron Salinas and his helper Pablo. Yours truly, Nicholas Adkins

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 64 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
George S.
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Max was amazing from start to finish. He responded to my post within hours and offered a FREE immediate consultation. He was there that same day. He was patient and friendly and assessed everything he would need. He was also honest and straightforward, offering several options. Super happy with the results and price. Will use again for ANY plumbing needs!

  • 10 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Geeta N.
Verified review

Gustavo and his crew are very hard working. They don’t chit-chat or waste time. Gustavo is conscientious and very attentive to the homeowners needs. He gets the best price for the materials and his work is exceptional. I will hire them again if I’m in need of more landscaping work.

A.R.S. Home Repairs
4.6
from 57 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Pauli L.
Verified review

To Whom It May Concern: I have used Andres Santos Handyman Services for years, and without a doubt Andres is the most talented repair person I have ever used. I have a couple of rentals and he has repaired plumbing both inside and out, many electrical problems, carpentry work and painted complete exterior and interior of my houses. He is dependable, courteous, fast and cleans up after each and every job that he has performed for me. I know when I call Andres the job I need will be completed to my satisfaction and he is a pleasure to work with.

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

  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Jared L.
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RooterTec came and did an excellent job installing our toilet. I would highly recommend them.

  • 14 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Bob E.
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Dinh installed 20 recessed lights, replaced the water heater, remodeled the bathroom for me. Great jobs.

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Handyman & Painter
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sudhindra R.
Verified review

I appreciate what Mark did with the fixes I needed around the house. It looked good when he finished but started giving troubles after a few days. Mark was prompt to respond about the troubles and came over to fix it correctly not once but twice. It has all been working great since then and I would hire Mark again for all my plumbing/handyman needs. Great work!!

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

Richard suggested a better way to fix the problem I had with the house shutoff valve. His work is top quality and he is pleasant to deal with. His price was reasonable and included all the parts need for the job. I would recommend him to anyone with a plumbing problem.

BayProPropertySolutions
4.3
from 30 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Helen L.
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He actually did 2 jobs for me. The first was to change the lighting in my restrooms. The second was to change the plumbing in my laundry room. I was very pleased with the first job which is why I called him back to do the plumbing. His work was very professional and was done very quickly. I will be calling him back to change the flooring in my bathrooms.

Fast Repipe and Plumbing
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Joey L.
Verified review

Hugo & co. are amazing! They were on time (even early), friendly, and was able to fix my issue very quickly. I would definitely hire them for any future plumbing issues!

A.Bonilla
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Raghavendra P.
Verified review

We had Agustin come look at a toilet leak. He found the problem, went to the hardware store to find the necessary parts and replaced and fixed within one morning. Very friendly and resourceful, I'd recommend highly!

All Purpose Plumbing
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ankit R.
Verified review

Pretty solid work. Explained things clearly for cleaning up the heater and make it last longer.

Hauser Construction
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
Verified review

Roy K. at Hauser Construction has done a number of renovation projects for me, covering all aspects of construction requirements, from plumbing, carpentry, electrical, heating and roofing. He is the consummate contractor and a great guy. Thank you Roy!

  • 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.

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 a Handyman to Fix a Broken Shower Handle

San Francisco, CA

  • Current problem
    Other (Handle to turn shower on / off is broken needs to be re-attached)
  • Drain type
    Other (Shower handle is broken)
  • Location
    Home
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