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Athens Plumbers

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Friend Contracting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Stefanie K.
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Cody Friend was extremely quick to respond to my issue. He installed a new hot water heater and inspected the plumbing throughly. We are extremely satisfied with our experience from Friend Contracting and will call again for any other repairs we may need! Great value and very friendly service! We highly recommend Friend Contracting.

Ford Contracting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Scott B.
Verified review

10-2015. These guys did a concrete job for me in Marietta and it turned out great. They communicated well, showed up on time, and got it done. Thanks.

Joe's Drain Cleaning, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ryan P.
Verified review

Well we ran into a problem with backup in sewage pipes and had a few plumbing companies out to assess the work. Some very high estimates for extensive work to be done on pipes and plumbing. Joe’s Drain cleaning came in and gave an honest assessment of the work that needed to be done and fixed the problem for us! Awesome work!

Custom Specialties
5.0
from 1 review
  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Fred & Laurie M.
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Phil of Custom Specialties is a blessing He has tackled everything from plumbing to plaster, rain gutters to flooring, and everything in between His work is outstanding He is honest and has helped us to bring our old farmhouse back from disrepair If you want the job done right the first time, call Custom Specialties Fred & Laurie Moore Elizabeth, West Virginia

Mccann heating & plumbing
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
David S.
Verified review

Austin was right on time and got done what I needed. Thanks Austin

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I provide plumbing repair, replacement, and installation of all aspects of plumbing. I can come to your location to give you an estimate. Estimates are only an estimate; actual price may vary depending on issues beyond my control.

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We do total home care and fix it right the first time. We offer custom painting, drywall, plumbing, electrical services, and heating A/C. We can also do your kitchen, bath, and more.

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Mr. Rooter first opened its doors in 1970. This is a full-service plumbing company delivering expert repairs and installations around the world. Mr. Rooter of Zanesville/Newark serves Zanesville, Newark, Heath and surrounding Ohio areas. Our company is built on principles of respect, and we pride ourselves on being both considerate and professional to all of our patrons.

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I do exceptional work just like it is my home. I do tile work, back splashes and floors. I also do painting inside and out. I've done all kinds of plumbing. I have remodeled bathrooms and kitchens.

  • 4 years in business
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II am honest and very fair priced

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I have 2 years on the job experience with plumbing. I am currently a sub contractor for a plumbing company and in school to get my journeyman’s card. I have experience with new build, remodels, figure replacement, water heater replacement and upgrades.

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I offer the following services: * Trim work (interior and exterior) * Wood, laminate, tile and carpet flooring * Minor plumbing * Electrical * Porch and storage building

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We offer a full range of plumbing solutions at a reasonable price from outdoor plumbing and fixtures to water heaters and wells.

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I service home repair, remodelling, and handyman. I also offer electrical, wall repair, plumbing (all materials), carpentry, and painting. etc

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At Allen Plumbing And Maintenance, we can take care of all your plumbing repair needs and we won't leave until you are completely satisfied.

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I always do my best of work to ensure the customer is happy with the job

  • 12 years in business
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My company does general contracting including plumbing, roofing, electrical weatherization, and most outdoor work and concrete.

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We use only contractor grade supplies and fixtures for every repair/install we perform.

  • 22 years in business
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I don't brag. You are my word of mouth and I don't charge you by the way you leave. I will always stay as cheap as I can.

  • 9 years in business
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We Provide all types of services plumbing, electrical, painting, decks, fencing, flooring, and rental property turn overs.

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Flexible schedule, can book jobs for nights and weekends. Very professional work. 20yrs experience in plumbing, service plumbing, and gas work

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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