About Us

Boston’s #1 Plumbing Service Provider

Our History

M&F Plumbing has served the community of Boston for decades and we are here to make sure that all your plumbing issues are resolved promptly and professionally. Michael McLaughlin and the team at M&F plumbing have been assisting homeowners and businesses with their plumbing issues. With attention to detail and budget Michael and his team have been able to help thousands. Boston is a unique city with unique plumbing challenges and with more than 4 decades of experience the team at M&F is more than capable of tackling any plumbing situation. 

Why Choose Us

Fast, Reliable, Trustworthy

M&F Plumbing is here to provide Boston homeowners with expert plumbing service and repair. We have been in business since 1987 and have decades of experience in the industry.

Your #1 Plumbing Specialist

As a fully licensed, insured, and experienced plumbing company, you can trust us to handle all your plumbing needs. From small leaks to full installations, we can tackle it from start to finish.

Free Instant Estimates

We know that paying for plumbing repairs is daunting, but with our free instant estimates, you will know the full scope of work and how much it will cost, before we ever start working.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire a licensed plumber?

Plumbers must demonstrate their competence as installers of plumbing systems to an official executing board prior to being issued a license. A plumbing code which is technically perfect is valueless if its provisions are not observed and enforced. The issuance of a license by a community specifies that the holder is qualified both theoretically and practically and that their technical knowledge is sufficient to maintain the standards of the code.

Is licensing intended to prevent anyone but a plumber from doing sanitation work? NO… Licensing prohibits the irresponsible, incapable person from endangering the health of your family, neighbors, and community. Any person may do the work who has sufficient knowledge to do it in a safe manner, so long as the Rules and Regulations of the plumbing and sanitation code are observed. However, those wishing to do such work must demonstrate their ability by taking out a license and passing an examination.

Many states require that, like a doctor, nurse, dentist or pharmacist, anyone whose work affects the public health and safety shall have adequate knowledge and training. No one wants a “quack doctor” to treat his family or a “soda clerk” to fill his prescriptions. For precisely the same reasons, one does not want a “handyman” to do work in his home, office, or factory which can adversely affect the health of his family, his employees, or his neighbors.

Done improperly this work would probably need to be rectified at the time the property changed hands which means paying twice for the same work. Additionally, licensed plumbing professionals are held to a certain standard of accountability – meaning they must perform their work correctly or risk being liable for accidents, damages, illnesses, etc. caused by improperly performed jobs – and must often hold some form of bonding or insurance that can help to protect you in the event of something happening.

So, while that small bathroom remodel might seem like a great, inexpensive DIY project, it is probably wisest to spend a little more and make sure a licensed plumbing contractor performs the work.

Can clogged vents stop up drains?

Yes and no. A toilet with no vent may not flush the contents out of the bowl, but any other drain will work without a vent. (NOTE: the code is that all fixtures shall be vented). In my experience, only twice in 15 years has a vent been the cause of a drain backup. In one case it was roofers who stuffed the old roofing material down the vents and the other was just a stray piece of wood. In both cases the material made its way down into the drain pipe and had to be removed. No amount of vent cleaning would have done any good.

My toilet is running due to high water pressure – what do I do?

If you’ve installed a new fill valve, and are certain that everything else in the toilet is working properly, leaks could very well be high water pressure. If your water pressure is so high that it leaks past a Fluidmaster 400A or another new ballcock (aka: “toilet fill valve”) – then you NEED a pressure reducing valve. Other water pipes, connectors, clothes washing machine hoses and your water heater could leak or break. Best to get a water pressure regulator if your pressure to the house is more than 60 pounds (80 is code throughout most of the U.S.).

I think I have a leak…how can you help?

So you think you have a leak. Maybe it’s obvious, maybe it isn’t. Are you just being paranoid? Let’s try to find out.

If you’ve noticed disturbed dust patterns that look suspiciously like a dirty car after the rain has dried, we would agree that there’s been water disturbing that dust at some point. Whether the water was from an open window during the rain, a leaky supply line, or a kid with a spray bottle… well, that’s harder to tell.

Naturally if you see water, just follow the drips, turn off the nearest shutoff valve, and either fix it or call your plumber. But if there’s no water now – just dusty evidence – you still might be able to find the leak.

Water follows the path of least resistance. There’s a pretty good chance if you found evidence of a leak (and it hasn’t been fixed), that water will travel that way again. One trick to help find where the drips are dropping from calls for a paper towel or paper bag. This is a useful trick in rental homes, especially when you’ve just moved in (since a leak may have been fixed, but the cleanup job may not have been too great). Grab a paper towel, a paper bag, or even a newspaper and put it under where you suspect dripping. If a drip falls, it will leave a spot, which should help you find where the drip originated. You can also try making an ink grid on the paper using some sort of non-permanent marker to make any drips more obvious.

If there are supply lines or appliances around the suspect area, check them carefully for rips or splits, unattached hoses, or anything else that looks like it could cause a leak. If all looks right, turn on the water (or water-using appliance), making sure you can turn if off again quickly just in case. Check for leaks (you may need to wait a few minutes), and turn everything back off. If you see drips on your paper, put a bowl or bucket to catch the water, then trace that drip back to where it came from. Once you know what’s leaking, you have a few options. You can either try and fix it yourself, or let the professionals handle it and give M&F Plumbing and Heating a call!

Copper water pipes vs. plastic, what are the pros and cons of each?

In many professionals’ opinion, copper rules in most situations (unless you have low pH or aggressive water)! Over time, the plastic can sometimes sag and possibly get brittle. If it needs to be repaired or altered in any way, the pipe will have to be glued and you will have no water until it dries. Copper – you can solder, turn it on, test it and know that all is well. Any plastic to metal connection is weak, such as where the water heater connection is made. Additionally, mice and rats love many plastics. They chew on it to keep their teeth from growing through their lower jaw.

Only the Highest Quality Work

Happy Customers

Mike is the best of the best. The workmanship is excellent. Customer service is excellent. Every things about his job and attitude can be described as exemplary. The job was converging oil heating system to gas heating and replacing gas water heater to a tankless one. He suggested the best option for us. The cleanness of work environment is unbelievable. I guess all work they did could be describe as excellent and an exemplary.

Leonid F.

Mike was great. Scheduled the job immediately, arrived as planned. Came right in and went right to work. They were done within three hours. Workmanship was excellent. Mike explained the warranty and details of thre cost. What he quoted is exactly what it cost. Very please with the work, but you cannot pay with a credit card. But, I would still contact M&F for future plumbing work. Highly recommended. Just don’t plan pay with credit cards.

James L.

M&F Plumbing, arrived as scheduled, picked up my hot water heater at Home Depot and installed it (and removed my old hot water heater) in a timely and professional manner. They left the area clean. Their quoted price never changed. I would highly recommend Mike and M&F Plumbing to others and will consider them for any future plumbing issues I may have.

Gary G.

Mike is a life saver he is absolutely so reliable and trustworthy. He fixed our entire heating system for us. He is number one, and we will be having him back to our house for further projects down the road. M & F plumbing is nothing but a great experience!

Jordan L.

I had a very small project but Bob made sure I knew it was a priority for him. He kept me up to date with what day and exact time he would arrive. He did the job quick at a great rate. Would hire again in a heartbeat.

John N.

Happy Customers

Mike is the best of the best. The workmanship is excellent. Customer service is excellent. Every things about his job and attitude can be described as exemplary. The job was converging oil heating system to gas heating and replacing gas water heater to a tankless one. He suggested the best option for us. The cleanness of work environment is unbelievable. I guess all work they did could be describe as excellent and an exemplary.

Leonid F.

Mike was great. Scheduled the job immediately, arrived as planned. Came right in and went right to work. They were done within three hours. Workmanship was excellent. Mike explained the warranty and details of thre cost. What he quoted is exactly what it cost. Very please with the work, but you cannot pay with a credit card. But, I would still contact M&F for future plumbing work. Highly recommended. Just don’t plan pay with credit cards.

James L.

M&F Plumbing, arrived as scheduled, picked up my hot water heater at Home Depot and installed it (and removed my old hot water heater) in a timely and professional manner. They left the area clean. Their quoted price never changed. I would highly recommend Mike and M&F Plumbing to others and will consider them for any future plumbing issues I may have.

Gary G.

Mike is a life saver he is absolutely so reliable and trustworthy. He fixed our entire heating system for us. He is number one, and we will be having him back to our house for further projects down the road. M & F plumbing is nothing but a great experience!

Jordan L.

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Location

Stoughton, MA 02072

Message Us

mandfplumbingheating@gmail.com

Call Us

617-913-3374