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Auburn Water Heater Repair Professionals

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Fords Construction
4.3
from 37 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Breuna B.
Verified review

Mr. Ford was very patient with me as I couldn't decide whether to replace or repair my roof. Ultimately he did a great job replacing my roof. It looks great. He was very professional, he met me beforehand to look at the roof, provided a quote and made payment quick and easy. I will definitely call Mr. Ford for our next project.

JB Construction Group, Inc.
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Carmen P.
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This was actually two projects I engaged JB Construction in - one was replacing water damaged wood laminate, the other was a complete top-to-bottom bathroom remodel. It included changing out the bathtub, adding a vanity with 2 sinks instead of one, doing the tile work on walls and floor and smoothing out and painting knock-out wall finish. I have had many remodels done in my various homes and can safely say JB ranks at the top.Those gentlemen worked non-stop 7 days straight from early morning to night. Talk about stamina! As happens in remodeling, some inconsistencies in electrical and plumbing were uncovered that they expertly were able to address and complete to code. This is a team where you can have a great open dialogue and discuss a better and more cost effective option. On top of being very diligent and putting a lot of pride in his work, you will notice that Jay and Heath are genuinely good guys, with a great sense of humor and wonderful demeanor. I'm glad thumbtack helped me find them. The project turned out absolutely beautiful and I am thrilled with the results. I will use JBC again, no doubt.

S & H Plumbing Services
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen M.
Verified review

We needed our water lines rerouted and S & H gave us a good quote. Their response was great. Ryan did a great job in a timely manner, very professional. They have our recommendation. Thanks!

Harris county plumbing
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia O.
Verified review

Harris County Plumbing did an awesome repairing our water line. Yay!

Ben H.
Verified review

Very satisfied so far with the work performed. The technician changed a gas water heater for me. He went the extra mile to make sure everything is in place accurately. He also explained very well all the work involved. The pricing was reasonable..

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

When is it time to replace a water heater?

Although regular water heater maintenance and water heater repair may extend the life of your hot water heater, it won’t last forever. Most water heaters have a life expectancy of about 10 years. Many water heaters need to be replaced when they’re 8-12 years old — that’s when they start to show signs of fatal wear, such as leaking around the base of the tank. A water heater should be replaced when it fails to sufficiently heat water for the home; if your heater is operating erratically, check first for a blown fuse or a tripped breaker to make sure an electrical issue isn’t causing the problem. Another time to replace a water heater is when you want to upgrade to either a larger model or a more energy-efficient one.

Who can fix a water heater?

When a water heater stops running effectively, it’s best to hire a water heater repair professional to troubleshoot the problem. Whether it’s a plumbing company that offers water heater repair services or a provider specializing in water heater repair and maintenance, most repair companies offer same-day service as well as weekend and after-hours emergency calls. Usually, water heater repair professionals are experts in both electric and gas systems, as well as tank and tankless heaters, and can repair any kind of unit.

Why is my hot water not working?

The most common complaint among homeowners is that their hot water isn’t working — and the water heater is generally the culprit. Typically, it isn’t making the water as hot as you’d like it to be. When the water isn’t hot enough — or isn’t hot at all — run through this troubleshooting checklist for basic water heater repair tasks:

  • Make sure the power is connected to the heater, then reset the thermostat.
  • If it’s a gas water heater, make sure the pilot light is lit.
  • Raise the temperature setting on the thermostat.

If these stops don’t lead to hot water, it’s time to either check the heating element in an electric water heater or the burner unit and gas control valve in a gas-powered heater. A water heater repair and maintenance company can handle these repair jobs. However, if your hot water heater is eight years or older, it may be time to replace the water heater instead of repairing it.

How much do new water heaters cost?

The cost of a new water heater depends largely on the type and size of the heater. The average national cost for a new water heater installation including a 40- to 50-gallon tank is $350-$780. Most homes don’t need larger tanks, but they are available — for a price. The average difference between a 50-gallon tank and a 75-gallon tank (the next most common size) ranges from $400 to $600. Hundred-gallon tanks are also available, and they can cost double or triple the price of a 50-gallon tank from the same manufacturer. New water heaters tend to be far more energy-efficient, so they can cut energy costs; homeowners may also be eligible for a new water heater rebate from their local utility company.

Typically, tankless water heaters, which heat water only when you need it, cost more but can save about 25 percent of annual water heating costs, on average. They also lose only 5 percent of their energy compared with a tank unit’s 30 percent energy loss. Note, too, that a water heater with a tank has a life expectancy of 10 years, while tankless units generally last about twice as long.

The final expense to consider is a possible disposal fee to get rid of the old water heater; some companies include it in the price, while others charge an average of $35-$150.

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