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NM Electrical & Home Services
4.9
from 100 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Jane M.
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I couldn't be happier with Neil's work. Electrical and plumbing issues were both repaired. Everything worked out perfect! Highly recommended!!

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OSA Home Improvement
4.9
from 94 reviews
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan J.
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Really nice guy. Was fast and efficient at the job. Even tried to help with a lost cause project way beyond the time he had committed to. Will definitely use again if I have plumbing needs.

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Reliable Handyman Service
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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Rob arrived on time and completed the work quickly and made me feel comfortable while explaining the wiring in my house. He completed the job quickly and was respectful of our home. Will definitely reach out again with any electrical or plumbing work. Thank you.

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Jeff's Drains
4.7
from 74 reviews
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shirley L.
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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
Raphael S.
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Mark was very professional from the beginning to end of this project. He quickly responded to all my inquires during the initial planning. For a very reasonable price Mark picked our water heater up from the store, installed it and took away the old one. He was punctual, efficient and left the place clean. I am very happy with his services and would definitely hire him for future plumbing work. Highly recommended!

  • 20 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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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
Brian R.
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Joel is somebody I'd definitely call again for anything plumbing issues I might have.

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
Amy C.
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This company put a very quick and affordable end to my stressful plumbing situation and even offered many available times including an offer to come immediately !

Christopher Grossi
4.6
from 38 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Christopher did a wonderful job in fixing our leaking toilet. He is very professional and his service is superb. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needs professional plumbing services.

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PremAir HVAC
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie G.
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PremAir came the day after I requested the project and had everything fixed and working in a couple hours. Everything has been great every since.

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.
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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 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan S.
Verified review

Dan was responsive, professional, and thoughtful. He gave me an honest quote and came in under the quoted amount when the job was finished. He worked quickly and cleanly, too. I will definitely hire him again if I need a plumber in the future.

Chris ramos
4.4
from 18 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!

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
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Tom Falconer
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
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Will definitely give Tom a ring when our next plumbing adventure comes up!!

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

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.

Actual Requests

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Need plumber

Needham Heights, MA

  • Number of toilets
    1
  • Supply and drain lines
    Yes, all supply and drain lines are in place
  • Materials provided
    No, I will need the professional to provide materials and parts
  • Sewer and water systems
    Municipal water
  • Property type
    Multi-unit building
  • Details
    Old toilet, upstairs apartment. Want a new model, economic for a tenant. The old one is hissing air in the tank. Don't want to change out the guts. You need to provide an economical toilet and take away the old one. In Needham.
  • $500
    Average price

Need a Plumber

Watertown, MA

  • Number of sinks or faucets
    1
  • Supply and drain lines
    Yes, all supply and drain lines are in place
  • Materials provided
    Yes, I will provide the materials and parts
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    Have hoses sink faucet and vanity but need tape and other materials.
  • $156.67
    Average price
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