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Waterloo Plumbers

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Mr. Fix-it
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Gair B.
Verified review

Vince has done a lot of jobs for. Rebuilt my deck, replace doors, did plumbing for bathroom. I would not hesitate to have Vince do anything for me. Very knowledgeable person.

  • 32 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley M.
Verified review

They were able to get me in the same day and replace my broken sewage pump immediately. Would recommend them to others - just would've been nice if they matched their competitor pricing. I found that their pricing was quite a bit higher than other plumbing companies.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Megan E.
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Great job fixing the drain and repairing the ceiling damage the leak caused.

About

Want a Company you can trust in the Waterloo area? Look no further than Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. We’ve been helping the residents of this area since 1959, and along the way we’ve discovered what it means to be counted on by numerous homeowners. We want you to be able to get your home comfort back.

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We offer all types of plumbing services. We do backflow testing, repair and installation. We also do water heaters, sump pumps, remodeling, new construction and much more!

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We offer quality service at a fair price! We give free estimates. We have 24-hour emergency service. We do new construction for residential and commercial properties. Services offered: * Full-service Remodeling * Water heater service or replacement * Tankless energy-saving water heaters * Faucet repair * Tub repair or replacement * Toilet repair * Boiler installations and repair * Radiant/infloor heating * Certified back-flow testing and installation * New fixtures installed or replaced * Leaky water piping or drain piping repair * Water pressure tested/restored * Gas piping installed/tested * Sump pump repair/installation - including conventional and battery backup * Commercial plumbing repair * Sewer repair and replacement * Garbage disposals * Water pipe leak detection * Water service replacement * Furnace inspections, installations or repairs * A/C inspections, installations or repairs * Pool heater installations or repairs * New construction HVAC installation - for residential and commercial properties * Exhaust fans and ducting * Energy star-rated products

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Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. is an AC, Heating and Plumbing company in Cedar Falls, IA.

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If you are looking for a reliable plumber in the Cedar Rapids area look no further than Lynch & Sons. We are a full-service plumbing and heating company serving residential and commercial plumbing customers. We are dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction and stand by every job we do.

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I offer residential plumbing, heating and cooling installations and repairs. I service all residential HVAC equipment.

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I've done a lot of plumbing, electrical and carpentry! I do mostly inside work. I'm very good at what I do and I love doing it. I prefer working for low income people! I offer cheaper labor.

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.

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 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.

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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