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Chapel Hill Plumbers

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

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Todd McDowell
5.0
from 322 reviews
  • 378 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Deborah M.
Verified review

Mr. McDowell, was extremely accommodating in scheduling and in working in the tight confines the hot water heater was in. He met me at store so that I could use my car to make the hot water heater purchase and was actually already there with the tank picked out and ready to walk out the store. When the job presented a few challenges he just worked with it. I highly recommend his services and will use him again for other tasks as he is very diverse in his skill set from carpentry to plumbing.

Mr Rooter of Wake County
4.3
from 103 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 169 hires on Thumbtack
Winnet K.
Verified review

Very professional and dependable. Micheal the technician showed up on time and did a wonderful job. I am impressed. I called thatafternoon and my bahroom was fixed the same day. I will definately be calling the again if i ever need any plumbing work done.

LAB Plumbing
4.8
from 84 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly C.
Verified review

Mr.Butler was very professional & knowledgeable of my plumbing issue. He gave me a quick written quote of my future plumbing needs. I was very impressed & will definitely call him again.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Taylor B.
Verified review

Mike came to install a PRV valve. He was very cordial and nice, always asking questions after his examination to ensure we wanted to move forward. He was fair-priced and open and had it installed in no time. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat for any plumbing needs!

YZ handyman services
4.7
from 68 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
Driss Z.
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We hired Yassine to fix many things around the house, such as plumbing and electrical work. He did fantastic job and we were very pleased with his excellent job.

Rapid Repair Experts
4.6
from 70 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Scott S.
Verified review

They responded to my post in minutes, arrived at the house in less than 2 hours, diagnosed the cause of a leak that was dripping through the kitchen ceiling, and had it fixed before lunch. All for a totally fair price. It might be the BEST experience I've ever had with a plumbing-related issue. I HIGHLY recommend these guys.

  • 5 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah E.
Verified review

Brian provided me with plumbing service on two toilets. He was so nice and very affordable. I was not at the property he serviced since I am just the landlord, but he kept in constant communication with me to let me know when he was going, his findings, and when he would send the invoice. I will definitely be contacting him for any future handyman needs!

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Ryno's Plumbing and Backflow
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angie S.
Verified review

Extremely prompt to come out and fix our emergency plumbing issue with our tub faucet! Very professional, very quick to get the work done and reasonable pricing, would definitely hire again. Thank you so much!!!

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Ward Bowen
4.9
from 39 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anton R.
Verified review

Ward solved a complex problem with my plumbing, for which I am extremely grateful

3D Remodeling,Inc.
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Edward D.
Verified review

Dave and team did an outstanding job replacing our master bath shower! The job entailed ripping out the old shower, replacing / updating some of the plumbing, a tear-down and replace of some sheetrock to ensure the new shower hit correctly and installing the shower base, enclosure and shower door! All done to perfection! I would not hesitate to work with Dave and his team on any future work I needed done!

Home Services of the Triad
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy M.
Verified review

I was having significant plumbing issues that went on for quite some time - I had other plumbers out who did all kinds of things from trying to manually clear the clogs to replacing toilets to diverting my plumbing through my attic! Still had difficulties with back ups and drainage issues. Then we got hit with a massive water bill. I called Home Services of the Triad and they sent out their master plumber, Mike Young. He knew right away that it was a problem with the main line - he handled all the details for replacing the main line pipe from communicating with the city to hiring a backhoe to the replacement of the pipe and even the clean up and grading/re-seeding of my yard. I ended up getting a full credit for my water bill and now everything works perfectly!

Howard & Sons Plumbing
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Brian A.
Verified review

I used Howard's Plumbing when my water heater broke. He did a fantastic job. He was responsive, professional showed up on time and did a great job. Best of all, he was honest and much less expensive.

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Trisden C.
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Kyle was fast to respond and had our water heater repaired in no time. I can highly recommend Pipe Dreams Plumbing.

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Dream Home Handyman
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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Srdan was very professional and always communicated very well. I highly recommend him.

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EDH Plumbing Services, LLC
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ryan H.
Verified review

He was great to work with. Very upfront about services and prices. Came on-time and cleaned up. He even helped by educating my wife and I on plumbing do and donts. Never tried to upsell us, just told us what is necessary to fix and everything else can wait. Great work! If you need a plumber, he is your guy!

  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Zak N.
Verified review

The team at Precision Plumbing are wonderful. Marvin and Dan were very responsive and professional. I had a difficult job when our main line to the city’s water supply began leaking somewhere between our house and the access near the road. Dan worked tirelessly and relentlessly to fix the issue. They are dedicated and driven, and their prices are very competitive. I highly recommend them and I am happy to say that after 10 years in Greensboro, we have now found our go-to plumbers!

Rivera Plumbing
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mike H.
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Rivera Plumbing was on time, very respectful, they will explain everything to you and answer all your questions, I would recommend to all my friends and family.

AMC Contracting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy L.
Verified review

Carlos and his team have been just fabulous to work with. They have handled so many projects for us, from small to massive. All handled until we were 100% satisfied. Below is list of the projects they have completed for us over the last year: 1. Total renovation of master bathroom - Demo, all tile work, electrical, sheetrock repairs, paint, plumbing, repairs to lots of water damaged areas, and construction of pony wall. 2. Repairs to damaged wood rot due to woodpecker. 3. Painting (to include smoothing out ceiling) 4. Paint/glaze kitchen cabinets 5. Construction of retaining wall and revisions to existing irrigation set up. 6. Various other small projects, as needed. As you can see, Carlos' group can handle just about anything. We will never call anyone else.

Wilson's home improvements
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Janice H.
Verified review

Oceanside Home Repairs responded quickly and got the job done! I highly recommend them. Thanks Will and Michelle!

K W Boykin Plumbing
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Chris L.
Verified review

KW Boykin Plumbing is a first class organization. What I like best is they are a complete, cradle to grave, company who can be relied on to do a first class job every time

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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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