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Gardner Plumbers

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

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McKenna's Handyman Services
4.9
from 204 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debra C.
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I had two toilet repairs done by Stephen. He was very knowledgeable about my plumbing issues and took care of them quickly. He is a hard worker and very cost efficient.

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

James Donovan
4.4
from 96 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
James S.
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Jim was very responsive to our needs. He traveled a decent distance from MA up to NH to fix our plumbing issues. Would hire him again in a heartbeat. Great guy with a great work ethic.

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Jeff's Drains
4.7
from 74 reviews
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tien D.
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Jeff was excellent. He came early in the morning as scheduled and completed the job in no time. I would call Jeff for any future plumbing needs.

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GB Home Services
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Trayce P.
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Gary from GB services did an excellent job fixing the plumbing issues I had. He was personable, professional and explained what he was doing to address the problem. Thumbtack users, I highly recommend GB Home Services!!

  • 1 year in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Chris S.
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I only gave Clear Water Plumbing a 5 star rating only because the rating did not go up to 10!!!! Could not believe the response time...a few hours from my call the broken pipe was repaired! Professional, prompt and the cost was VERY reasonable. I will call Clear Water before any other company and recommend them highly. Thanks for a GREAT job...Chris S.

J&M All Season Work
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal D.
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John is very accommodation and made everything look good under a budget while meeting and exceeding my expectations! The job wasn't easy, he had to repair mistakes made by previous contractors. New sub floors and flooring, trim, cabinets, drywall and repairs, plumbing of the toilet and sinks and vanities. It's a very old apt and nothing is square or even but he made it look fresh and new!

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Elite drains llc
5.0
from 45 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauri N.
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He was extremely knowledgeable, informative and helpful. He guided me in how to move forward with some of my other plumbing issues. I would recommend him and rehire him in a heart beat!

Gerry Reid Carpentry
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Peter B.
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Gerry is a joy to work with. Returns calls and messages, is knowledgeable and very competent. He does electrical, plumbing and carpentry, so there is no need to call multiple contractors. Gerry has very fair prices. You should hire Gerry for your project!

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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.
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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

CPRB Plumbing
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Linda Z.
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Got an email from Patrick with a quote for the work and a time he could do it. I called him and he talked about product choices and we set the time. Work was completed and he stuck to his price. Highly recommend his services for plumbing jobs.

Proplumbing
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Helen G.
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I would recommend Lenny! He did an excellent job in his workmanship with his plumbing experience, and installing my washer and dryer.. very responsive and punctual. Would hire again in the future! Helen from Fitchburg!!

CSB Plumbing
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Jill R.
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Chris was an upfront, honest and professional person . I would recommend him for plumbing services.

Hillard Mechanical
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Sergio O.
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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
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Keith H.
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Highly recommended! John was right on time, very friendly and cleaned up after the job was done. Will definitely hire again for future plumbing projects.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric E.
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Very knowledgeable, creative, and well rounded in his trade. I would recommend Nick to anyone looking to have installations, repairs, or a retrofit of existing plumbing issues. Great Job!!!! I plan on posting photos of our project at a later date.

Tom Falconer
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Robert D.
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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.
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Quick services, decent prices.They were attentive to the plumbing issues and worked quickly to resolve my issuesWould recommend them

Ladd Plumbing
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Toby R.
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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.

Antsotohvac
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sailesh D.
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It was great to work with Tony, he was very responsive and came to my house the very next day when i needed him. He was very punctual and also made time to come to my house on a sunday. He is a professional with high work ethics and great quality. I would hire him again for any other plumbing/HVAC project i might have in my house. The price was also great.

Bradco Plumbing
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Greg F.
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I came home from vacation to find that my water heater broke and was leaking in the basement. Bill was out to me the next afternoon to replace it. He arrived when he said he would and offered a competitive price. I’ll definitely be using his services for any future heating or plumbing needs.

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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