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

Good Rich Plumbing and Heating
4.6
from 266 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 344 hires on Thumbtack
Sebastian R.
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Eric is my go to guy for all my plumbing needs. He came in and helped fix a bathroom that a previous contractor had destroyed at a reasonable and fair price. He is trustworthy, knowledgeable and goes out of his way to accommodate my schedule. I don't even bother bidding projects out anymore. I trust his opinion and his skills. I will be using him exclusively for my future home repairs and plumbing needs.

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OSA Home Improvement
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brett G.
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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 82 reviews
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janice L.
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I think I've found my handyman for all my electrical and plumbing work! Bob did a fantastic job updating my very old electrical plugs and switches. And the ceiling fan he installed looks fantastic! He's a hard worker and gets the job done!

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Jeff's Drains
4.7
from 74 reviews
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann P.
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My sink had been clogged so I poured Zep Liquid Heat in the drain. That cleared my clogged sink, but then it started to back up into my tub. I googled plumbers and Thumbtack came up so I completed the mini survey and Jeff Comeau responded immediately with a quote less than Drain Works and he was at my house within the hour. Jeff cleared my tub drain, made sure my sink drain was all cleaned out then he checked my basement to make sure there was no water leaking down. Needless to say I will definitely contact Jeff in the future for any plumbing issues I may have. Jeff was quick, efficient and friendly!

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  • 28 years in business
  • 70 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.

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United Sewer & Drain
4.8
from 62 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Theresa P.
Verified review

Dave and Tom came to the rescue two hours after this Thumbtack request! They fixed the clog in my septic drain and cleaned up. They were both very professional and knowledgeable. I will definitely call them again for any plumbing/septic/drain/leak issue. Thanks guys!!

  • 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
  • 49 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.

22c11x1 bb by hg
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
David D.
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What a great job Marvis did in my bathroom. At my house on time and may quick work of the issue. Price was reasonable and great professionalism across the board. Would recommend to anyone.

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

Danny is an excellent plumber. His rate was very competitive. He was punctual, professional, and was able to complete the work exactly when I requested. He will be the first person I call if I have any future plumbing issues. Hire him.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Subramanian R.
Verified review

Best person to work with. In addition to the dishwasher install, had to install a new garbage disposal with wiring, install whole house water filter, instal faucets for slop sink and a bathroom.. he was very kind and took care of everything the same day. very professional and top notch work quality.. some leaks came up next day, Ernie was very professional, came back and fixed everything. Very reasonable price for all these.. Highly recommend and definitely will come back for all my future plumbing needs..

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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
  • 30 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.
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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

dan defreitas
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Krishna B.
Verified review

Dan was a pleasure to work with. I needed to take care of a leak with my garbage disposer. He responded immediately to my request for a quote, scheduled the job for the next day and showed up at the promised time. His work was clean, thorough and done for the promised amount. Will definitely hire again.

Chris ramos
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Genti P.
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Punctual and professional, definitely hire him if you have any plumbing needs!

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

John Daly Plumbing ~ was great to work with. His motto is 'Home Owners Plummer'. It's true. You will not be disappointed. We have him coming back for a few more projects around the house.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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I have used Nick on many projects around my house and issues I needed dealt with and he was very quick to respond and charged a very fair rate. I highly suggest giving Nick a call for any of your plumbing and heating needs. Mike F

Ladd Plumbing
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 10 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.

Optimus
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 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

R&R Plumbing & Heating
4.1
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Meaghan M.
Verified review

We were referred to R&R Plumbing and Heating from one of my husbands co-workers. We called Rob on Monday and informed him of a leaky toilet and a shower faucet that would not stop leaking and we new the whole get up had to be replaced. Rob came out the next day. Before coming he asked me to send photos of the shower surroundings so he could make sure he had everything he needed and that the fixtures I had already picked out would work. Of course with an older house you know things aren’t as easy a fix as one would hope for And it required a little more work, but the finished product is amazing!! I don’t think we even realized how poorly our shower was functioning before. Robs’ quick timely response, his quality of work and professionalism will definitely make this household a R&R customer for all our plumbing and hvac!!! Thank you again Rob!!

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 toilet repair

Boston, MA

  • Toilet problems
    Clogged, Flushes slowly, Fills slowly
  • 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
    I'm not sure
  • Property type
    Multi-unit building
  • Details
    Used a plumber and the hot water and dishsoap method, got better but still not working properly :(
  • $174.67
    Average price

Need plumber

Charlestown, MA

  • Sink or faucet problem
    Disposal not working
  • Duration of problem
    Recently
  • Sink type
    Other (Kitchen sink - farmhouse)
  • Number of sinks or faucets
    1
  • Materials provided
    Yes, but I will need guidance from the professional
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    The garbage disposal is leaking water and the motor sounds off.
  • $134.75
    Average price

Need a Dishwasher Installer

Watertown, MA

  • Details
    Dishwasher is already somewhat installed -- I figured I'd give it a try myself first. I did a sufficiently bad job that I'd to have someone come and fix my mess!
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