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Portage Plumbers

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

  • 3 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
Anselm J.
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Red's plumbing was up front with what was needed and executed such to get the job done. He was faced with very demanding tenants, but maintain his professionalism and ensured the job was done right.

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  • 12 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
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Jade I.
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So glad I hired Bradley! We recently purchased an old Chicago two-flat, and besides fixing our plumbing issue faster than I thought possible, Bradley also gave me some insight into the guts of the building, and things to look out for in the future. He and his wife were the best, and talked to me like real people (not salespeople). I'll be hiring him for any future plumbing!

  • 4 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
Jose V.
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He diagnosed quickly and fixed it quickly. Boris is exceptionally knowledgeable of his trade. I recommend him for heating and cooling services and plumbing

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MC’s Service and Repair
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric C.
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Doyle was great and very reasonable. I would recommend him to anyone needing some plumbing work done.

Thomas Pumbing and Sewer
4.6
from 81 reviews
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Marge S.
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Work was efficient, quick, and clean. Price very reasonable, I will definitely call him for any future plumbing work

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COBB PLUMBING LLC
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brad M.
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Cobb plumbing as fast to respond and complete job. Great work and highly recommend.

LoPrestis Services & More
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Lynda G.
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Very happy we went with him. He contacted us right a way and came out with in a couple hours and fixed the problem. Saved his number in case we need to use him again for plumbing issues. Thank you very much!

Rising Construction
4.6
from 61 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Ridgely J.
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Came quickly for my plumbing issue, nice plumber and son-in-law team, very reasonably priced. Didn't try to sell me parts I didn't need! Just fixed the toilet and left. Pleasant people. Will hire again.

Ron Kwaak
4.5
from 63 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth O.
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Ron Kwaak did excellent work: he had a professional estimate and contract, he remained fully in-budget and on-schedule, he communicated very, very well, and was patient with my multiple requests (as an engineer, I like to ask a lot of questions and understand how things work). Ron is expert-level with plumbing, electrical, drywall, carpentry, and likely many other trades and skills. I selected him for the work since he was multi-skilled, hands-on, and could do all the work himself. He also had a team of additional people he brought in when two-person heavy-lifting was needed, and his people were just as pleasant and skilled. While working with me, Ron completed a very complex bathroom installation (which included many small parts and the manufacturer’s elaborate instruction manual). This work required a lot of know-how, skill, and judgment, in order to move around structures, plumbing, electrical, and to install the new fixtures. Ron truly did a top-notch job. Ron also left my home just as clean as it was when he started, and took great care of all areas in my home. I look forward to working with Ron in the future, and certainly recommend him to my friends, family, and work colleagues. I am 100% satisfied and impressed with the quality of his work, and will use him for all my home improvement needs in the future. Ron was a complete pleasure to work with, thanks Ron!

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Martinez
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan L.
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Hired to work on plumbing including garbage disposal and install a new faucet. Was able to wrap up the job in a little over an hour. Called later that day to say there was a small leak and came back that night to fix the issue.

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Gus's plumbing service
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donna E.
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Great plumber! Would definitely recommend for all plumbing jobs! Thanks!

  • 3 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Eileen M.
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Mark was great to work with. Very professional and resolved my problem very quickly. He was much more reasonable than previous estimates. He removed and installed a new disposal. Everything works perfectly. I highly recommend FastFlow Plumbing.

  • 23 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Ekaterina S.
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It turns out we didn’t have a plumbing problem but really appreciated the punctuality and professionalism of the person who came by. Would contact them again for future issues

  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Jay F.
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Bragg construction came out assessed the issue and provided the appropriate fix. Nice group to do business with, I highly recommend this company.

Roosevelt Kennerson
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan E.
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Roosevelt got my job in at the end of what I’m sure was a long work day which was helpful, as my job could have caused damage to my ceiling if left to wait longer. Him and his wife were in and out quickly to reseat my toilet and problem solved the error of the last plumber. He said he would follow up in a couple days to make sure the seal was holding. I appreciate that he will follow up on his work. He also warrantied the work for a year. Although very nice, I hope I don’t see him again until I hire him for another job. Thanks for the good work sir!

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  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Sam was able to come same day and snake my sinks. He was professional, polite and explained everything he was doing to fix the problem and why. I would definitely call him first for any plumbing needs in the future as well as refer him to anyone in need of a plumber.

D2O Army Construction
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Steven S.
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It gives me peace of mind to know that D2O Construction is on-call to solve my building repair needs. So far they have provided quality drywall, plumbing, and other general repairs to my property. I will always make them my 1st choice when faced with a remodeling or repair need.

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B&B Plumbing&sewer
4.6
from 15 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex C.
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The team at B&B did an incredible job repairing a main water valve at our building. From first contact to coming out to inspect the issue and returning the next morning to resolve, Bill was incredibly polite, professional and completed the fix very quickly. He even fixed a plugged shower head in one of our units at no additional charge. Because of his fast work he prevented a major water event that would have cost thousands to remedy. I would highly recommend Bill and B&B and will use them for my future plumbing needs.

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Jaime Ramos Hvac
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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I had a great experience with Jaime, he did a fantastic job and he is very professional. Not only did he fix the leak in my AC system in my salon he also had experience with plumbing and was able to fix both issues. I'm very pleased with his work and would give him 10 stars if I could. As a new salon owner these were my biggest issues and I'm so glad I found him.

South Shire LLC
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jack P.
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I contacted South Shire to change the plumbing under the sink in the kitchen of one of my rental properties, they were very professional in going at the requested time, meeting with my tenant, and offering an amazing job for a value I could not even get another handyman company to come look at the initial job.

Bauer Plumbing
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rich B.
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Dependable, punctual he beat all other quotes. I asked him to do some additional small plumbing work and jus charged for parts. Easy to get a hold of and work with.

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.

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Need Plumbing

Kalamazoo, MI

  • Plumbing problem
    Clog
  • Part of plumbing work system
    Sink or faucet
  • $125
    Average price
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