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Best Plumbers in Ellicott City

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Ellicott City Plumbers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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611 North Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

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3.9 (77)
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5.0 (18)
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4.4 (18)

Why choose this provider?

Pohlman Plumbing is an Ellicott City company that has provided its services for residential clients since 2008. The company's technicians can handle water heaters, plumbing inspections, drain cleaning, and garbage disposal repairs and replacements. Staff members provide a variety of services, including sewer pipe inspections, repairs, and installations, steam generator work, sump pump work, and water damage restoration. The company offers emergency plumbing services.

  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Water Heaters
  • Gas Line

10 Winters Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228

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4.9 (280)
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5.0 (20)

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Family-owned and operated Metcalf Plumbing has served commercial and residential customers in the Ellicott City area since 2002. Founded by master plumber and gas fitter Les Metcalf, the company installs and repairs water heaters, water and sewer lines, garbage disposals, toilets, and faucets. The licensed, certified, and insured plumbers repair water pipes and install and repair gas pipes, appliances, fireplaces, and boilers. In addition, the company inspects, cleans, repairs, and replaces drains. All work is performed within 24 hours and is guaranteed in writing. Metcalf is a member of the Professional Business Builders and Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. LICENSE #8476.

  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Water Heaters
  • Gas Line

12630 Frederick Road, West Friendship, MD 21794

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2.0 (1)

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AVS Plumbing & Heating is a family-owned and operated company serving customers in Ellicott City and surrounding areas since 1954. Its licensed plumbing contractors are available to repair or replace faucets, showerheads, toilets, garbage disposals, and burst pipes. AVS Plumbing & Heating has experience in installing and repairing well pumps, sump pumps and water heaters. They also service, install and repair water softeners, neutralizers, sediment filters, R/O filters and UV lights. LICENSE #6501.

  • Water Heaters
  • Residential Plumbing

12630 Frederick Road, West Friendship, MD 21794

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5.0 (3)

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Kastner Plumbing & Heating Inc is a family-owned and operated plumbing business serving residential customers in Ellicott City and its surrounding areas since 1968. Its licensed and insured Master plumbers specialize in residential service and repair. The plumbing services offered include installation and repairs to sump pumps, battery back- up sump pumps, well pumps, and water heaters. Kastner Plumbing & Heating also repairs and installs toilets, tub and shower faucets, kitchen faucets, disposals as well as repairs to leaking and dripping pipes and valves. No job is ever too small. LICENSE #1862.

  • Water Heaters
  • Residential Plumbing

FAQs

  • Can I repair my own plumbing?

    Some simple plumbing jobs, such as replacing a kitchen faucet or installing a new dishwasher, might be fine as DIY projects, but most larger plumbing jobs require some degree of expertise. If you need to run a new pipe through your wall, replace a drain line, or install a new water heater, you should call in an expert. These types of jobs often require permits from state or local authorities, so you need someone who knows how to submit applications and secure permits in a way that meets current local building code requirements.

  • Do plumbers handle water heater repair?

    Plumbers can handle water heater repairs, and most water heater issues require a licensed plumber. In particular, if your water heater is making loud noises, smells like gas, or starts leaking, call a plumber. You should also call a plumber if hot water from your tap smells bad or if the water comes out of the tap murky or brown.

  • How often should I replace the plumbing in my house?

    The supply pipes in your walls are designed to last a long time, so they only need replacement every 70 to 100 years, depending on the materials used. Drain lines made of cast iron last a similar length of time, while PVC drain pipes may last 25 to 40 years. Appliances and fixtures, such as toilets, water heaters, and faucets, have varying lifespans depending on the materials they’re made of and the typical usage patterns of your household.

  • Can I hire emergency plumbing services?

    Many plumbers offer emergency services for an extra fee. Some reasons you might need emergency plumbing services include burst pipes, water leaks inside the home, and gas leaks from a gas water heater. You might also call for an emergency plumber when faced with a clogged kitchen sink, broken water heater, or frozen pipes.

  • What do I do if my sewer backs up?

    Sewer backups develop when something clogs the lines that drain water from your home. This can cause overflowing toilets or make water back up into your bathtub, dishwasher, or sink. Backed up sewer lines can flood your home with waste, creating a health hazard. Tree roots, broken pipes, grease clogs, and poor drain designs can all cause a sewer backup. If just one drain is slow, you might be able to solve the problem with a plunger or drain cleaner. More serious backups require a plumber.

  • Do plumbers work on gas lines?

    Some plumbers also work on natural gas lines, although not all do. A plumber must be licensed specifically to work on natural gas lines, so check for a license and insurance before contracting the plumber for gas line repairs. Some jurisdictions only allow local gas company employees to work on specific parts of a gas line, so check on local regulations as well.

  • What are the different types of plumbing in my house?

    The five common types of plumbing found in homes are PEX, PVC, ABS, copper, and galvanized pipes. PEX is a flexible material used for water supply lines. PVC and ABS are found in drain, waste, and vent pipes. Copper is used in water supply lines and can be found in older and newer homes. Drain lines and water supply lines in older houses may be made of galvanized pipe, but this material isn’t used as often in modern homes because it tends to rust over time. Many plumbers replace galvanized pipes with PEX when completing upgrades or repairs.