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Oxford Water Heater Repair Professionals

Browse these water heater repair services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oxford.

  • 1 year in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie W.
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Shane and Mike were very professional and friendly. They came out late evening on a Saturday. Found the problem, thoroughly explained the problem and the cost to fix it. That simple. I will definitely be using West Ga Plumbing again.

Byers Plumbing
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah G.
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Excellent service! Mr. Byers was timely, thorough, and very reasonable with pricing. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing plumbing/hot water heater work. He not only provided same day service but worked late in the evening, at no extra cost, to get my hot water back up and running. I would absolutely hire him again and if future projects turn up, I will be giving him a call.

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Harmony Services
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Sabrina B.
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Lee Bowling has remodel a small bedroom in my home into a nice walk-in closet. He also built additional shelves in my kitchen. Lee installed ceiling fans as well as indoor and outdoor lights. He replaced my hot water heater. All of his work is very professional. I appreciated his caring attitude in order to make his customer happy with the completed job. I highly recommend Harmony Services.

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Shad's Plumbing , LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Chad C.
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they did a great job removing my old water tank and replacing it with a tankless water heater!

  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia Ferdy C.
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The job was to diagnose and fix problems with toilets which water was heard running. Michael, the plumber was, professional, knowledgable, and polite. He explained what the problem was, and what would be necessary to fix it. I would recommend Michael from Mastercraft, heating, cooling, and plumbing to my friends as well as trust him to take care of any future needs.

Quick Drain Plumbers
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Renato N.
Verified review

I needed to replace my current Gas Water Heater for a new one. Zack from Quick Drain Plumbers replied quickly with a reasonable quote. He is licensed, etc. Him and his helper came to the house on time, did the work in a timely manner, and cleaned up after the work was completed. Everything looked great! I recommend their services and will definitely use them again in the future. Great job guys!

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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