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Wausau Plumbers

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  • 31 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Dylan K.
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Had a bathroom remodel and I am really happy with the end result. They were professional and easygoing and let me know what was going on. Got new flooring, vanity, toilet, shower put in as well as the electrical, painting, and plumbing done quick and easy. Would recommend.

Mike's Handyman Service
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from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sky W.
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Mike Is Very Dependable & Knowledgeable Regarding Irrigation, Plumbing Repairs, Etc., An All Around Nice Guy, Top-Notch Service!!

Simmons plumbing llc
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    Annette C.
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    Brian did a bathroom renovation, and did a great job. I would highly recommend him. I give him an outstanding rating.

    About

    Our certified technicians service the area, supporting all makes, models and brands, including Bryant, Maytag, Mitsubishi, Woodchuck, Rinnai and more. Stop in to see our showroom full of fireplace, stove and insert products. Our professional staff at ComfortAire is ready to help you 24 hours a day. We're the people you can count on for all of your comfort needs. It says so in our name. See ComfortAire for HVAC repair/installation, duct cleaning, plumbing, fireplaces and commercial refrigeration. We have been serving Wisconsin Rapids, and Stevens Point since 1999.

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    I do floors, drywall, and plumbing; clean; hang TV; and install dropped ceilings. I enjoy doing what I do, and I do it right.

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    small jobs

    About

    We bill by the job - not by the hour - so our techs go the extra mile to make sure that the job was done right. Anyone can do a simple repair for $80, but spending the extra time to research and find out what's really causing the problem saves our customers thousands of dollars over the course of their plumbing and heating systems' lives.

    About

    I work on the following: - Home repair at its finest - Plumbing installation/repair/service - Bath/Kitchen remodeling - Hardwood/tile - Basement finishes - Decks/Porches I have over 15 yr of experience in helping people enjoy their homes.

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    We specialize in HVAC, plumbing, refrigeration, sheet metal, fireplaces, and duct cleaning.

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    We take a lot pride our craftsmanship. We clean our work area, dispose of garbage, install per code, test all our product installed, and stand behind it with a one year no lemon/leak warranty.

    About

    Bob's Plumbing & Heating of Central Wisconsin was founded in 1987 and is a locally owned and operated business. We have been providing professional services for plumbing, heating, cooling and solar for Central Wisconsin since 1987. Our work includes commercial, residential, remodeling and service projects. Our team consists of professional, experienced, and knowledgeable technicians and office staff, to provide you with quality service you can trust and value. Our employees take advantage of ongoing training in technology, water and energy savings products, codes, new products, and safety, among others.

    About

    I clean power rod's main sewer and sink lines, tubs, and toilets. I also do plumbing, painting, some carpenter work, and grass cutting.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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.

    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 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.

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