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NM Electrical & Home Services
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry S.
Verified review

Neil was great! He came over on short notice and completed our washer/dryer install on a Saturday evening and did a thorough job quickly. Was very friendly and responsive throughout the process. We will call him again for any plumbing needs!

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OSA Home Improvement
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brett G.
Verified review

Everything you could ask for and more! I usually never write reviews, but when it comes to hiring people and it companies to do work I felt important to share. We all know how difficult it is to find a good contractor. Elsayed came out on a Sunday and worked tirelessly until the job was done. Installed 3 toilets, dishwasher, garbage disposal, 2 faucet fixtures. Also corrected numerous plumbing issues in the process. From start to finish he let me know what was going on every step of the way. His recommendations were spot on as he came across other issues throughout the project. I always felt confident everything would get done right and did it ever! Never strayed from the up front and honest pricing. I’ve already rehired Elsayed to do more work in my home as OSA is a full service general contractor. Hire with absolute confidence!!!

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Reliable Handyman Service
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ron C.
Verified review

Bobby was very professional and got the job done for me. He diagnose the plumbing problem and went out and got the necessary supplies to do the job corrected the plumbing issues in my kitchen and 2 bathrooms as well.

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Jeff's Drains
4.7
from 74 reviews
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shirley L.
Verified review

Fast and reliable service, will definitely work with Jeff again for any future plumbing issues

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  • 28 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Meghan D.
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Very prompt and friendly about setting up an appointment and getting the work done. Nice and straightforward - very professional and helpful at explaining plumbing issues. I'm glad that I found him so easily on here and was able to address my plumbing problems so quickly.

  • 20 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Henry responded within minutes after I posted my request for help with our radiator leak. He was at our house in less than an hour and he fixed every radiator in our house. I can't say enough about how much we appreciated his help. We have asked Rite Temp Heating Company to do some more plumbing work for us.

  • 1 year in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Lea A.
Verified review

Joel helped with a full kitchen remodel. He was very attentive to detail from start to finish. I had to add in water and gas lines to the kitchen and bring the plumbing up to date. Joel arrived on time every visit and saw the job to completion. I really admired his work ethic and how professional he is. When we went in for the final reveal, it was like he was never there. There was no evidence of trash, scraps, or any damage done from drilling holes. I was thouroughly satisifed at how dialed in everything was. I will continue to use his services going forward for all of my properties. I highly recommend!

22c11x1 bb by hg
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Yasmine K.
Verified review

Marvis and David were great

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Elite drains llc
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Courtney L.
Verified review

We had a great experience with Danny. He was very professional, punctual and reasonably priced. He explained all that was going on with our plumbing system and gave some good advice about what to avoid in the future. He’s also very personable and when my 4-year-old wanted to chat about tools and such, he was very sweet and patient with him. We’ll definitely hire him again and will refer to friends as well!

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PremAir HVAC
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josh R.
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Ronnie was excellent to work with. I highly recommend him for hvac jobs.

MPBROS Plumbing
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Darlin M.
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Excellent and professional plumber... I will recommend you!!!

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Anderson Pipe Repair
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jonathan C.
Verified review

Mr. Anderson is an experienced plumber who does great work! From rough to finish plumbing work Chris is excellent in all aspects of the trade

dan defreitas
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Susan T.
Verified review

I hired Dan to replace a leaking outdoor faucet. He gave me a quote that was more than fair. He arrived on time and did a fantastic job. He was excellent,professional,knowledgeable and cleaned up after the job. He was respectful and gave me several helpful hints about other potential plumbing issues inside my kitchen and laundry room. I will definitely be calling him for any future plumbing issues I may have,and have given his number to several of my friends who are in need of his services. You can't go wrong hiring this plumber, he is excellent!

Chris ramos
4.4
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Ankit U.
Verified review

Chris is very hardworking and very professional. I will recommend him for any plumbing related job. He did my work very well at very reasonable price.

CSB Plumbing
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jason K.
Verified review

I contacted Chris through thumbtack. He was very punctual and demonstrated professionalism. He even went the extra mile when the old water heater had a problem draining. I would absolutely recommend Chris again for all plumbing and heating needs.

Hillard Mechanical
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sergio O.
Verified review

I hired Ron to convert an old oil-based heating system to a tankless gas-based hot water/heating system. I just can say the job was done to perfection !!! He did the job in 2-1/2 days, including the removal of the old boiler, water tank and oil tanks. The piping routes were very well laid-out to minimize changes in the old system. He obtained all necessary permits from City Hall, got clearance from the city inspector, gave me a rebate form for the heater had a very reasonable price for the job.

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John Daly Plumbing
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Colleen O.
Verified review

John was very informative and professional. He was also very fast to respond and beat the competition hands down when it came to pricing for dishwasher installation. I feel like he might have had to do a bit more work than expected and he still charged the amount of the initial quote. I was very happy with this. I had a few questions in regard to the installation and he answered them with ease and an apparent extensive knowledge. I will definitely reach out to him for any future plumbing needs as well as recommend him as the first stop for any friends.

Tom Falconer
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Robert D.
Verified review

Tom did this job with Mike McGlaughlin under their business name M & F Plumbing. They were really good to work with, and very responsive to get us a quote for an emergency water heater replacement that we needed done for our 6-unit condo association. The total for the job was well below what a couple of the other big-name plumbing companies quoted, and yet they got the job done quickly and professionally. We plan to use them again in the future.

Optimus
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Caio P.
Verified review

Quick services, decent prices.They were attentive to the plumbing issues and worked quickly to resolve my issuesWould recommend them

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel G.
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Always a great experience working with Joe. He's been my plumber for years and I won't use another!

Ladd Plumbing
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Toby R.
Verified review

Ladd Plumbing has been Amazing.They are always on time and clean up after the job daily. My company has been using Ladd Plumbing for years. We no longer need to have multiple plumbers​. You will be VERY PROUD OF THE 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 Plumber

Boston, MA

  • Toilet problems
    Leaking from pipes
  • Duration of problem
    Recently
  • Number of toilets
    1
  • Materials provided
    No, I will need the professional to provide materials and parts
  • Sewer and water systems
    Municipal water
  • Property type
    Commercial
  • Details
    Need to be fixed immediately
  • $149.5
    Average price

Need Toilet Repair Service

Boston, MA

  • Toilet problems
    Clogged
  • Duration of problem
    Recently
  • Number of toilets
    1
  • Materials provided
    Yes, but I will need guidance from the professional
  • Sewer and water systems
    I'm not sure
  • Property type
    Multi-unit building
  • Details
    I only have a sink and a toilet plunger for materials.
  • $99
    Average price

Need a Plumber to Do Drain Clearing

Boston, MA

  • Details
    we have a new dishwasher that seems to be working, but when the cycle finishes, a lot of dirty water remains at the bottom.
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