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South River Plumbers

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

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  • 456 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura F.
Verified review

Great!! Jason came within a couple of hours and had the issue fixed within 20 minutes. While he was here, he also installed a remote transmitter for our ceiling fan. We will absolutely have him again for any electrical/plumbing issues. Highly Recommended :)

Service Guys
4.5
from 262 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 458 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
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Very helpful and friendly! Fixed some plumbing issues and came back whwn I had additional issues.

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Floors and Things
4.9
from 180 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 236 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mihalis D.
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Ackthba was just delightful, professional, easy to work with and he knew exactly what to do. I even used him to install my aircons. Would definitely recommend him and use his services time and time again.

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Handyman Mike
4.8
from 115 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wendy V.
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Came to my house 9pm right after I submitted the request to thumbtack. I had called two other plumbers on my own first and no one else would come right away. Mike showed up to drain the leaking water tank that night. Made appointment to do the replacement of the tank next day. Called to update me on timing the following day as well since he had to order the tank. Quickly completed the task once water tank obtained. Trustworthy and genuine. I’ll hire him again for other plumbing or handyman needs.

AAA Piping and Drains
4.9
from 107 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
Pratik P.
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Amazing experience from start to finish!! He came within 20 mins and repaired a number of plumbing problems. I will recommend to my friends and family!

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Celtic Piping and Heating
4.9
from 104 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amoi S.
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In the process of selling our home and needed to replace the water heater and a corroded pipe. Ed completed the job as promised and went beyond the scope of the job by replacing a rusted vent that we did not notice before. Overall we are completely satisfied and would recommend him to anyone who needs plumbing done. Thanks Ed!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelley G.
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Jorge was excellent & assisted immediately re: kitchen sink leak. Not only did he resolve the problem on the spot, he noticed a pending one as well. He was totally equipped in every aspect. Fairly priced & a pleasure to be with. We would highly recommend Jorge for any & all plumbing issues. A true gem! Shelley G. S, Verona,NJ

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Ivan Almonte
5.0
from 91 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric A.
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Work: Plumbing/replacing kitchen faucet Ivan responded quickly to my request and made to Queens within the hour of contacting me as I needed this project to be completed right away. His work was outstanding and Ivan was very professional. I absolutely will hire him again! Thanks Ivan!

  • 26 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Quinn D.
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Arrived a little later than scheduled but the service was excellent and pleasant. Installed a new toilet without messing up the newly laid floor, which was a plus. Will use him again for other plumbing projects.

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William Morton
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Justin K.
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William had great rating and reviews on thumbtack and he definitely proved that when he came to fix my leak issue. He explained the problem and the way he would fix it, gave me a fair price and did quick and neat work. I even asked for advice on a few other unrelated plumbing issues and he spent the time to look at those as well. Will definitely not hesitate to hire William again for all my future plumbing needs!

Top Pro
  • 14 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
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Ginny N.
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Pete did electrical fixtures, plumbing, adjusted doors and locks and installed a new bathroom vanity. He also fixed roof seams on small roof. The work lasted 2 days. On time and a pleasure to have work in my home. I highly recommend. I'm going to use again in the very near future.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Sewell Peckham
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Walter S.
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Plumbing - new kitchen faucet and refrigerator water line. Very good service.

Mandell Plumbing and Heating
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Responded on email on Sunday to my surprise and arrived Monday morning to do the job. Detected leak right away and fixed it. As he was leaving he realized that the house was warm. Checked thermostat and guessed what the problem was. Worked a while to solve it, but realized he needed backup as he didn't have all the equipment. Backup came in the afternoon. Fixed the problem and I had a cool house before nightfall. Technician even checked my filter and cleaned it. Very grateful to Mandell. Professional and knowledgeable. Felt I was in good hands. Would not hesitate to call them if I have a plumbing, heating or A/C problem.

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House Appliance Repairs
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Vrajesh S.
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Job well done! we are very pleased with the way he installed dishwasher and fixed some plumbing issue in our house. Thank you.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ken S.
Verified review

Manny responded quickly and arrived promptly at 7 a.m. when he said he would. He assessed the job, gave me fantastic price and jumped right to work. He explained everything he needed to do and got the job done. He was knowledgeable, professional and did a fantastic job. I will definitely call him directly if I need any plumbing done in the future.

JC_ Plumbing & Heating 24/7
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Nasir K.
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Rafael was excellent to work with. He was on time, did the job in an excellent manner, and gave a great price. Will definitely be going to him for all my future plumbing needs. Thumbs UP!!

Stanley Augonis
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Heather A.
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Stanley is a very honest and hard working plumbing professional. He is always on time and is willing to figure out problems and give various options. He is very trustworthy.

D.E.T. Plumbing
4.4
from 28 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Rene P.
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I definitely recommend Tom! We needed our indirect water heater/maker replaced. Tom showed up on time, was very professional, knowledgeable and simply polite and courteous. He supplied an unit we requested just a day before! During the work he was very neat and kept the work area clean. He billed us exactly as per the quote he gave us. (very reasonable/competitive price!!!) Will use him again for any plumbing project we may have in a future!

State Plumbing LLC
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Michele W.
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Nice man, quick response, work done quickly. I will use him again for other plumbing needs.

Water flow
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Venessa G.
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My faucet and tub was installed and I admired the professionalism present. This plumbing mechanic was also clean and informative and I am pretty satisfied with my service I received.

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.  

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