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9. M. Wright & Son
4.8
from 54 reviews
4.8
(54)
4.8 (54)
  • 2 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Harwood, MD
"I could not be happier with my experience with M.Wright&Sons! I was looking for someone to come and install a Brand New insinkerator Evolution Plus Garbage Disposal, that I had purchased from Home Depot. It was quite time consuming trying to find anyone who was willing to come out and install it for me, after I mentioned to them, there was NEVER a previous one-installed, no wiring for one, and also no switch designated for the disposal either.. if anyone agreed they would ask for an astronomical amount of money for the job, when honestly anyone who had a little knowledge knows right well it shouldn’t cost that much!! Then I reached out to Mark , and he immediately quoted me a price, and was then also able to make arrangements and get me in for an appointment the next day, since I stressed to him I needed it done ASAP. I admit I was a little nervous just because I knew no previous disposal was ever installed nor was there a switch for one, so thought with that they would want to charge more money for that , but not Mark, he assured me no matter , he would be sure to do everything in his power to get my new disposal up and running for me!! Well Mark did just that, he came to my home and did just that, his work ethic and professionalism exceeded all my expectations! He definitely made me feel like I was his only concern at the time, and assured me even through a few hiccups he would figure things out and kept me in the loop the whole step of the way., and he would get me up running! Well he did everything he promised! My Disposal is running Great, and my new sink and Faucet are also all Installed perfectly, very Neat and professional looking job after he was finished! I would most definitely recommend him and give him 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️so for anyone looking for a garbage Disposal Install, New Sink Install, and or Faucet install, He is definitely more than qualified and you will surely be pleased with the outcome. Here are a few before and after pics ! Thank you again Mark for doing such an Amazing job for me today, I will definitely be calling you again soon when I order my water Softner!"

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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 fix a hot water heater?

Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400 or more. Water heater repair costs will depend on the type of water heater you have (tankless, electric, natural gas, etc.), the source of the problem, the cost for new parts, and labor rates in your area. Common water heater issues include problems with the thermocouple, thermostat, heating element and leaks. Most standard electric water heaters have two thermostats and two elements. One example for the cost to replace a bad thermostat is $185 for parts and labor. Replacing both the thermostat and the heating element could cost approximately $150-$200. The thermocouple is a safety device that senses when the pilot light is burning and signals the gas valve to close if the pilot light goes out. If your thermocouple is bad or corroded, the average cost to clean and repair it could be between $350 and $400. If your water heater has started to leak, it is usually more cost-effective to invest in a new water heater than to repair it, unless you’re covered by a warranty.

How much does it cost to install a tankless hot water heater?

Tankless water heaters usually cost more to install than traditional tanks, because many homes need to be retrofitted to accommodate the new system. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $150 and $1,200, and tankless natural gas water heaters retail between $200 and $1,300 on average. The lower prices ($150-$250) are generally for point-of-use tankless heaters that can be installed to boost hot water in high-demand areas such as the bathroom or kitchen sink. Tankless water heaters designed to heat whole homes usually start under $300 at the low end and go up to $1,400 or more. Pricing for whole-home varies with the heater’s technology and features. Nationally, standard water heater installation costs average $360-$780, but tankless water heater installation costs may range from $400 to $1,000, depending on the work needed. Some perks of tankless water heaters are that they have nearly double the life expectancy of traditional water heaters and are generally more cost-efficient. Homeowners may be able to save $100 or more per year on their utility bills with an Energy Star approved tankless heater, depending on how much hot water they use.

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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