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Elizabeth Water Main Contractors

Browse these water main contractors with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Elizabeth.

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  • 456 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie S.
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Jason came out very quickly and fixed the leaking pipe under our sink. There was still some water after he fixed what we thought was the problem. He took the time to repair that part and didn't charge extra labor. He even took a look at the dishwasher. The price was really reasonable and the work was done well. I would definitely use him again.

  • 11 years in business
  • 522 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy C.
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This project went well. Bi didn't want to have to worry about how long this project would take so this contractor gave me a flat price and picked up the parts so I didn't have to worry about anything and the job got done properly and quickly. He tested it several times and it is working perfectly

  • 355 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen N.
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I used this company twice. The first job they replaced main sewer line and the second job they repaired my boiler. They do great work and clean up after themselves. Their prices are fair and they are very reliable! I will definitely recommend them to others.

  • 7 years in business
  • 324 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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I hired Skilled Service, Repair & Installation a few weeks ago, right before the New Year, and it was a very pleasant experience, from the introductory email, to the phone/text conversations, to the finalization of the job. One thing I really like about Joseph is, that he is really does seem like an honest business man. He must've mentioned to me two or three times not to ever feel shy about asking any questions at all and voicing my own opinion. As a homeowner, and not a professional in the construction business, it is very intimidating at times hiring contractors and letting them and their sub-contractors in the home while having to perform family-hood duties. I mean the household chores, the kids and their homework and their chores, etc, etc. I run a very busy household, Joseph's head had to be spinning, trying to stay focused on the work, hearing the noise and comotion. Who knows what he must've thought of my homelife, LOL, but like I said above, him and his helper were very pleasant and professional. They both have children themselves, and they both said it was nothing new to them. Even when Joseph came by for the estimate, my son and daughter would not leave my side, not even five minutes into estimate he had my kids giggling and smiling, I thought that was very sweet of him. So between the paint job and the electrical installation for the master bedroom and kids' room, the rooms came out absolutely wonderful. The accent walls in each room bounce the rest of the room right out at you. The lighting was beautifly done and there are more outlets and they are so easy to get to now, yay!!

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Floors and Things
4.8
from 182 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 236 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sam D.
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Ackthba did a great job replacing our toilet seat, which we thought was a very simple task but 2 contractors prior to Ackthba were not able to handle the task. Ackthba is very resourceful and professional and I will definitely call on him in the future.

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Lopez Home Improvement LLC
4.8
from 163 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 259 hires on Thumbtack
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Bhavna G.
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Hired Walter to check out a clogged toilet drain. Turned out it was a broken main sewer line which he was also able to repair. I liked how he is very systematic in his approach to identify the problem and his philosophy to only fix what is broken. Also explains and communicates well and works with you. Since he can do a lot of very different tasks, I am sure I will hire him in the future and can also recommend him to everybody.

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Dexworks Repairs and Services.
4.9
from 108 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendell B.
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Dexter is a great contractor. He is by far the best contractor I had. He was fair in pricing, and very pleasant to work with. I hired Dexter as a contractor to repair electrical problems I was having in and around my house. Dexter provided and displayed the professional knowledge to me and my mother to allow us to make the best possible decisions. Dexter took on and completed projects that previous contractors started and did not finish. He even troubleshooted the entire project and did the necessary work that the previous contractors didn't want to do. This goes to show that he can be counted on to give 110 percent under all circumstances whether he began the project or he is picking up in the middle from which someone did not finish the project. Basically he does things the correct way--he does not "cut-corners." Regardless of the situation, Dexter will do everything possible to make sure that his performance is correct and done right. Dexter is a great electrician. You should definitely hire him as a contractor.

AAA Piping and Drains
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Frank S.
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One of the best contractors I've ever hired. I will definitely call Nick for any plumbing needs in the future. Real nice and professional guy!

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Celtic Piping and Heating
4.9
from 105 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary W.
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I highly recommend Celtic Piping and Heating. Edward got back to me quickly with an online quote while many other plumbers or contractors refuse to provide even a ballpark estimate without seeing the project. (Translation: it's harder to refuse when someone is standing in your apartment ready to work even if the price is outrageous!) Edward called me back within 30 minutes to arrange for a time and arrived promptly... on a Saturday, no less! I had failed to mention that I needed a drain installed in addition to two faucets and that wasn't a problem for him. He clearly knows what he is doing and my kitchen and bathroom now have a much more updated look thanks to his efforts. Edward is a true professional and he clearly takes pride in what he does. He left me with his card in case there were any problems as he guarantees his work. I don't think that I'll be needing it... until I have another project, that is! Terrific!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elsa R.
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Jorge is a life saver! I bought a washer and after installing it we notice the water as leaking from the valve. Unfortunately we had to turn the water off for quite a few hours... Not so great when you have and almost 2 year old at home. I had no choice but hire a plumber. Thanks you Jorge, he was at my house in less the half hour and fixed it in less that 20 minutes. The soldering was quick and it was a great job. I highly recommend him. You get affordable great service in a great time.

  • 26 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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Anthony b did a first class job. He even rearranged his schedule to install my new water heater the same day so we wouldn’t be without for several days.

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William Morton
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
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Kevyn B.
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William responded quickly, arrived on time, and installed a water line from the basement to my backyard in order to have water access and a hose. He completed the task in under an hour.

Florooter Sewer & Drain
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Kiran P.
Verified review

It was past 5pm on a Friday and I was in a bit of a bind. I had shut off the water supply to the house in order to change a leaky valve with a broken packing nut. Unfortunately, I had a very old valve and you can't remove the handle from the stem to get at the packing nut. I would have to replace the entire valve and I knew that was beyond my scope and I had to call a plumber. Most plumbers would take advantage of the situation and charge very high prices for the job which is exactly what happened. Herbert is the exception. The earliest I could get Roto-Rooter or anybody else to come by was either morning or noon the next day. I'd be without water the entire time too. Herbert was a God-send because he reached me in less than an hour from the time I placed the project on thumbtack! Instead of taking advantage of the situation he HELPED me with the price! He definitely deserves all the stellar reviews that he's got on this site. If you have plumbing issues, save yourself time and trouble and call Herbert. He knows exactly what he is doing and was done with the job in less than 30 minutes. He also answered some questions that I had related to the issue at hand.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jack P.
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We needed a plumbing repair late Sunday afternoon at my parents home (60 year old house with original copper plumbing). They had found water on the floor of their finished basement. It was not gushing, but a steady drip. We shut off the water to the house. Matt responded quickly through Thumbtack, and was at the house within a couple hours. It was a cracked fitting, which he repaired. Price was reasonable, he was professional and we will use him again. He also called the next day for follow-up.

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ActFast Solutions
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tami M.
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I was in a bind with our bathtub faucet not letting me turn off the water so we had to turn off the main water line. David contacted me very quickly after putting out my need for a plumber. He very clearly answered my questions. He wasn’t going to be able to get me in until the next day do to his busy schedule. He very kindly sent me a recommendation for another plumber when I asked him. Shortly after that he said he could work me in if I was home. It worked out well as I couldn’t get ahold of the other plumber. David came, fixed the problem in no time at all, explained to me what had happened and was out the door to his next job. Thank you again for working me in David!!! We have water again!! We’ll share your name and number when someone has a need!!!

  • 14 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Kiera L.
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Matt fixed replaced a kitchen faucet, fixed 2 bathroom sinks and put in a new shut off valve for our outside water system. He was prompt, polite, considerate, priced fairly and really knows his trade. Matt will be our plumber of choice for all our future needs.

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  • 38 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol C.
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Mr Roman has been one of the best contractors I've found on this app! After going through three plumbers he finally diagnosed the problem and completely fixed it so that the sewer ejector system is working and no more flooding problems. He did the work in a day, repaired any holes in the Sheetrock so that it looks brand new and cleaned up after his work. I hired him to solve some other problems that other plumbers had given up on and he tackled the jobs. I will consider him my go to call whenever I need help on my house from now on!

J&R Quality Repair
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Bradley B.
Verified review

We are out-of-state and needed a plumber to fix an issue with running water in a sink in our building. J&R Quality Repair responded very quickly to our request. They were prompt and estimated the job properly. We are very please with the results. Great communications and excellent service. Would highly recommend and would definitely use again! Thanks, Ric!

Mandell Plumbing and Heating
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Jayne G.
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The crew did a nice, efficient job on installation of a water heater, boiler with conversion from oil to gas.

Water flow
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Karen P.
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I simply could not be more pleased with my experience with CJ from Waterflow, cannot imagine ever hiring anyone else for projects in my apartment, and am already recommending him to my friends. I received several quotes through Thumbtack for contractors to replace my bathroom vanity and sink. However, I made the decision to hire CJ very early in the process based on his way of communicating. CJ was always highly responsive incredibly polite, and followed up to check in on my plans without ever making me feel that I was being pressured. On the day of the installation, he was a little delayed due to traffic but called precisely at his promised arrival time to let me know. He was also very engaging and easy to communicate with and I learned a lot from observing him. I have been a member of the Co-Op board for my building for many years and also undertook a major renovation in my apartment a few years ago. As a result, I know a thing or two about dealing with contractors. With all things considered, working with CJ has been my most positive contractor experience to date. I had decided to replace the vanity and sink in my bathroom but elected to keep the original faucet, which went well with the decor. In hindsight, this was not the best choice since the existing faucet turned out to be quite corroded once CJ was able to remove it. I am also quite handy and have built and repaired many things in my home myself, but knew that this job was beyond my ability to take on alone. I appreciated the fact that CJ was always receptive to my suggestions. He was very patient in everything that he did and worked delicately and carefully to preserve the existing faucet, taking his time to lubricate all the joints and make sure that al of the mechanisms were working properly.. Unfortunately, a key connector, which was probably already broken and glued together, came apart as he was trying to install it on the new sink. It was clear that we were not going to be able to reuse the old unit after all and CJ drove me to the hardware store to get a replacement. Before we left the store, he made sure that he checked all of the mechanisms for the one that we would purchase and made sure that h=it would be compatible with the new sink and vanity top. Unlike many contractors that I have worked with, CJ actually read the manual for the new faucet to make sure that his approach to the installation was correct. However, he clearly understood all of the mechanisms that he was working with and would take the time to explain things to me as he went along. I learned very quickly to trust his judgment. We ended up having to remove the bathroom door in order to get the new vanity in place, and there were quite a few challenges related to the alignment of the drain and accommodation of the shutoff valves and other existing fixtures with the shelving inside the vanity. All of this made the job take a lot longer than anticipated, but CJ remained incredibly patient and focused on all the finer details necessary to get the job done right. He was also fully prepared to honor his original estimate, which was beyond reasonable. Knowing it was well deserved, I paid CJ almost all of the extra cash that I had on hand and would have gladly paid even more. His attitude throughout the entire process was simply outstanding and his work ethic is exemplary. CJ will be my go-to hire for any other projects that I take on in my home.

  • 23 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jay A.
Verified review

Eddy is a nice man who offers quality work at an affordable rate. He can do a variety of things from heating, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and home contracting. He replaced a water heater that was leaking and also took out an old solar water heater tank as well. He came back another day and changed a whole house fan with wall switches and also changed a halogen light in the kitchen to an LED one. He stands by his work and tells you to call him if any issues and is available if an emergency happens. He is great for those small jobs you need done around the house but don't want to spend a fortune on. His assistant Rudy is also very professional and respectful. Thanks Eddy and Rudy!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How often do you clean a septic tank?

For homeowners with a septic system, it’s important to have a regular septic cleaning schedule. To protect ground and drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends residential septic cleaning every three years. Many septic system companies state that you can maintain a healthy system with regular septic cleanings every three to five years. In addition to cleaning, a septic tank inspection once a year will uncover problems and can save you thousands in cleanup and repair.

When waste goes into your septic system, it separates into three parts. The solids (sludge) drop to the bottom, wastewater floats in the middle, and a layer of scum rises to the top. Regularly scheduled cleanings prevent the sludge in your septic tank from building up and clogging your tank, leading to an overflow. Pricing for a standard septic cleaning ranges between $200 and $500, with the national average cost at $315. It’s easier, more cost-effective, and better for your home health to keep your septic tank maintained.

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.

Who pumps septic tanks?

Septic system professionals pump septic tanks. Pros in different states will have different licensing and certification regulations. Make sure the company you hire is licensed and certified, is a legitimate business, and has the appropriate insurance. Damage to your septic system could cost thousands of dollars in cleanup and repair, so it’s best to hire a qualified professional from the start.

Using an industrial-strength vacuum hose connected to a tanker truck, the septic tank company will pump out the contents of your tank. First they break up the scum of the top layer, then mix the sludge (on the bottom) into the wastewater for removal. To get all the sludge and scum from the tank, pros may use a tool called a septage spoon that loosens stubborn waste from the sides of the tank. After the tank is hosed down and empty, it is inspected for any cracks or leaks that could lead to trouble in the future. The waste in the truck is then transported and disposed of at a waste management treatment center, a cesspool or an approved dumping site.

When should you clean a septic system?

Experts agree that you should clean your septic system every three to five years for optimal system health and safe water. You should also have it inspected every year to catch minor issues before they become major. If you think you may be overdue for a septic cleaning, here are signs that you should call a pro immediately.

  • You’re at capacity: If the bottom of the scum layer is within six inches of the bottom of the tank’s outlet or if the top of the sludge layer is within 12 inches of the outlet, your tank needs to be pumped, according to the EPA.
  • It stinks: If you can smell wastewater, call a pro right away to clean your tank, pipes and field.
  • Sewage backup: Raw sewage backing up into the pipes in your home is no fun. The pros can pump out your pipes, clean your tanks and clear any clogs, but it will be a complex and messy job.
  • Pooling water: Water collecting around your tank or drain field can be a sign you need to clean your septic system.
  • Super grass: If the grass above your septic system drain field suddenly gets vibrantly green and lush, the septic tank leak could be leaking sewage and fertilizing your lawn in unwanted ways. Call a pro to inspect it right away.

How much is it to clean a septic tank?

Nobody wants their septic tank to back up. Regular septic cleaning and pumping is important to keep your ground and drinking water protected from harmful bacteria. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends septic system cleaning every three years. The national average cost for a septic tank specialist is $315. Costs for septic cleaning may vary based on where you live, how large your septic tank is, and how long it has been since the last cleaning. If it’s been many years since you’ve had your tank cleaned, the process of breaking up and removing the solids may take longer and could cost more. Typical residential septic tanks range in size from 1,000 to 2,500 gallons. The price range for septic cleaning usually averages $200-$500, with varying by tank size. Repairs or replacement parts will also add to your cost. To keep your septic tank in good health between cleanings, only flush approved items such as toilet paper, and don’t rely on your garbage disposal for composting. Items that don’t break down easily (like lemon rinds or feminine hygiene products) can back up the septic system, leading to clogs and overflow. If you smell the unmistakable odor of sewage or can see sewage bubbling up above your drain field, call for a septic cleaning immediately.

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