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Xtreme Mechanical Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Bill G.
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semi-annual plumbing and HVAC maintenance and plumbing work to bring kitchen into compliance with the Public Health Dist. inspection

Anthony's Maintenance
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mary N.
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We needed the front stoop of our old house rebuild. Anthony fixed it in a very timely matter. We never had anyone be that ready to work. Anthony is knowledgeable in carpentry, roofing, plumbing, etc. We plan to keep him working on other projects. So grateful

Mr Rooter Plumbing
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Naomi J.
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Even though Mr Rotor couldn't do our job Doug and Cayana was very professional and got right back to us. I definitely would recommend them and use their services. :)

Tim D.
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I am a real estate and Steve has done many HVAC and electrical jobs for me in the past. He always does good work and usually tries to come within a moments notice.

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Hello! I’d like to introduce you to A1A Plumbing, also known as Chapman and Son Plumbing. As a family, Chapman and Son Plumbing has served Decatur for over 40 years. I’m happy to announce returning to full-time plumbing and bath and kitchen remodeling after facing a few extended health issues. It’s great to be back offering you the same high-quality service. Our business model has always been “Integrity Built on Trust!” Our new name A1A Plumbing signify our business practices to be always affordable, available and by putting our customers first! With over 30 years of construction experience, specializing in plumbing and bath and kitchen remodeling, I can offer you deep knowledge, quality in workmanship, speed and efficiency in your home and business plumbing, bath and kitchen repair and renovation needs. Thank you for all the calls from our hometown Decatur area, as well from Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield, Champaign/Urbana and all of Central Illinois! We do work on home and businesses through all of Central Illinois; however, being based in Decatur, we must cover the fuel costs and labor expense to travel to surrounding communities in central Illinois. We charge only our actual expenses of 50 cents per mile when travelling, both ways. I always make you aware of the proposed job costs prior to traveling to complete your job. For minor repairs and service calls, the travel and fuel costs may make our services more expensive than your local hometown plumber or remodeling company. However, when travel expenses are figured for larger jobs, we typically save our customers money for their projects. Please call and explain your plumbing situation, and I will answer any questions you may have and give an estimate on what your job should cost In 2011, we have expanded to offer additional services, including: * Drain and sewer cleaning - AAA Sewer and Drain Cleaning Services * Residential and commercial construction repair renovation and remodel - AAA Renovation * Residential and commercial handyman services - AAA Handyman Service All are under our consolidated new business name AAA Home and Business Services. Our hope is to provide you, our customers, the most affordable, professional complete construction services for your home and business facilities. One call will do it all! When it comes to all renovation, repair, remodel projects you may have, and if we cannot complete your project due to trade specific licensing, we're happy to refer you to a company who will assist you. Please call AAA Home & Business Services today! AAA Home and Business Services, your one-stop shop for all home and business remodeling and repairs! Tom Chapman & Son Companies DBA: * A1A Plumbing * AAA Renovation * AAA Sewer and Drain Cleaning Service * AAA Handyman Service "Integrity Built on Trust!" We are licensed, bonded and insured

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We do plumbing and heating service and installation. We have been in the plumbing and heating business for 40 years.

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Over 50 years of experience in plumbing as a company. Combined experience of technicians of over 50 years as well.

  • 3 years in business
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Richards & Sons Plumbing is a plumber with affordable and competitive prices and a 24/7 emergency service. I'm absolutely licensed, insured and bonded. We operate on a 50-mile radius area. Our list of services include commercial, residential, plumbing, new construction, remodeling services, sewer and water main, and all plumbing needs. We flush away your problems.

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.  

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