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Huntsville Water Heater Repair Professionals

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Rent a Husband
4.5
from 32 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Mason N.
Verified review

I had Brian replace a toilet shut off, add a house shut off valve, fix leaks and 2 leaky faucets. He also re-routed my pressure release on a water heater. Brian seems very knowledgeable and honest. One of the nozzles went bad after a day and Brian promptly returned and replaced it with no questions asked.

Mr. Inspector Plumbing
4.5
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Doris G.
Verified review

This review does not have enough stars to fill in for the quality work that we received from Mr. Ken. He completely removed our water heater and replaced it on a more accessible location; rerouting all connections all in a timely manner. He is truly a professional that I recommend to ANYONE! Very polite and HONEST. Please do yourself a favor and call him. Thank you Mr. Ken!

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S AND L PLUMBING
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicky B.
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I had about 9 plumbers come out to my house before finding S&L. All three guys with S&L are master plumbers and S&L was cheaper than others. S&L re-plumbed my whole house and mother-in-law suite. They did it in record time all while finding and fixing a leak (that none of the other plumbers could) and helping with my water heater. They cleaned up behind themselves the whole way too. These guys are professional, easy to work with, punctual, and just good guys. I would recommend them and have to everyone I can.

  • 38 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ramon A.
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Mr. Smith helped me out on a few things such installing walls and repairing some water damaged joists in the floor. He put in two different door systems for me and remodeled a new closet for my niece. He was very good and thorough when getting these things done. He made some suggestions which I didn't see when planning this project out, these suggestions made the project really take shape. A really competent professional who exceeded my expectations. His price was great and his work ethic was incredible. I recommend him to any one who has got a project going on and wants it done right. I will use his services in the future. Madison remodeling does quality work and Mr. Smith lives up to his work from start to end.

Timothy Howell
3.5
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bailee R.
Verified review

Tim offered a great price to fix my hot water heater leak. He arrived on time, performed quality work and cleaned up the mess from the leak. Thanks Tim

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Sam B.
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Electric water heater service. Very professional and complete. Gerald does very good work. This was my first thumbtack experience and I'm very happy with it. Wouldn't hesitate to hire again.

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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