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Fairfield Water Heater Repair Professionals

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

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 184 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria O.
Verified review

Excellent service. I had to replace my water heater and got multiple quotes from plumbing companies who made it seem so difficult. Jose replied to my request right away and within 30 minutes he was already at my house ready to start work. He picked up the water heater and didn't mind to finish work the same evening even though it was already late. He did an excellent job replacing the water heater and even checked with me the next morning to see if everything works fine. I will definitely work with Jose again Keep up the good work!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rigo P.
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I called late on a Saturday with a water heater emergency. Ronaldo came out to Fremont as soon as possible. He was able to replace my water heater, change some copper piping which was installed wrong by another company and gave me a great price!! I would highly recommend Bright Ideas plumbing for any plumbing job in the future.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 169 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
Carolina C.
Verified review

he replaced the thermostat and a faulty wire connection inside the heater

Ray's Service One Plumbing
5.0
from 120 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Chris B.
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Ray and Gary are highly recommended. They worked on a number of projects as I remodelled a unit: - rerouted all the plumbing in kitchen - moved location of hot water heater - added sink to a toilet room - rerouted gas line Ray is everything you could want in a professional: great communication, clear bid, trustworth, punctual, and most importantly, does really good work.

H.P. Mechanical
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Mark B.
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Great response as we got our hot water heater repaired on the same day. Even as the Napa / Sonoma Fires are still burning, he went out of his way to get the part in Santa Rosa and drive it to us in Napa and complete the repair at 6:00pm in the evening. Very professional and curtious. Thank you for my warm shower this morning!

  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Charles K.
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Oscar was quick, responsive, professional and honest for my water heater repair. He came in after hours to review the situation and completed the work the next day. He went above and beyond to make sure the repairs were up to a high professional standard and did not cut any corners while staying at his quoted price. Highly recommended.

Aznew
4.7
from 92 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
Cindy D.
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Dennis and Michael were absolutely fabulous. They came out and fixed the water heater and were very knowledgeable. Dennis was straight up with me about the unit, and what to do. When the job became a little bigger, Dennis took care of it! Thank you- I now have a plumber of choice!

HandyDad
4.3
from 62 reviews
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Sheri L.
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BJ was professional as well as quick... my water heater was fixed within a few hours of first contact. He replaced the thermal coupler and I paid hundreds of dollars less some of the other quotes for the same part. Thank you, BJ for getting our hot water running again. It's nice to take a hot shower! I would definitely use him for other projects in the future.

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Fix it Phillips
4.8
from 51 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lawrence S.
Verified review

Scot came for the job on time, he worked with the owner to get the job done. The gutters has not been clears for a long time, and took Scot 3 hours. He spent another hour tried to clear the drain but need to come back for it. He only charged me for gutters job, not the drains. Scot did a fine job, even help me relit the water heater pilot light. I recommend Scot.

  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Tram S.
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We are so pleased with the excelling work that Carlos had done for us. He installed a new and bigger water heater tank. He modified the copper pipe and parts to fit and looks very professional. We sure will use him in the future

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  • 3 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Alan F.
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We had an emergency on a Saturday when we discovered our water heater leaking. Ken came out in about an hour and replaced the water heater. Great service. Ken had everything up and running in about 4 or 5 hours including getting the new water heater for us and giving us operational instructions.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patricia C.
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Bill was great. No more sediments coming from my water heater. I will definitely reach out if I require anything related to plumbing. Thank you so much. Professionalism was on point.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing
4.3
from 52 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Peter C.
Verified review

Our hot water heater was 24 yrs old and it could never hold a hot shower for very long. Denver Lim came in and promptly and quickly diagnosed the problem. He recommended we replace it immediately and he came back the next day and installed a new heater in record time. Amazing service and professionalism. Really happy with the work.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shane K.
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I hired Stephen to add a gas valve for a dryer install. Stephen was exceptionally responsive (answering my questions ahead of the appointment & keeping me updated on his ETA) and once on the job he was a real professional. I had just moved into a new house and needed a few other things looked at and he was very accommodating and fair on price. I'd highly recommend Stephen!

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GEM Construction LLC
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aditya M.
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Very experienced and professional. Got our gas line extended for new dual fuel range. Great quality work. Also got a permit from the city and they knew the CA plumbing codes. Inspection was quick and easy ( inspector signed off in just 5 mins ). Planning to get all my future work done by them. Highly recommend for anyone.

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
John N.
Verified review

Max arrived early to appointment and got things done professionally. Required no supervision and knew exactly what he needed to do to replace our 40g water heater with a bigger 50g HE version. When we ran into a problem, Max again stepped up to the plate and took care of it. Would definitely hire him again.

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Harris Water Heaters
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ross A.
Verified review

This is a top notch water heater repair company. The technician JAKE tried to do a repair first because I explained I’m on a budget. He then realized that the water heater was beyond repair and explained to me the hazards, broke down the costs, and the importance of permits. He was very knowledgeable and patient and completed the work on time and cleaned up. They have a 1 year work warranty and the materials are better than what you find at Home Depot. Do not hesitate to use these guys!

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United Appliance Repair
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James T.
Verified review

Their tech Derrick fixed the heater at my house in Daly City. They were willing to accommodate my busy schedule. The cost was reasonable and Derrick was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. He quickly figured out that the problem was a blown transformer in my heater caused by a problem with the inducer. I'll definitely call them again if I need an appliance fixed.

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Oak Plumbing
4.5
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steven C.
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Danny Jimenez was able to easily clear our clogged kitchen sink drain. He was very friendly and worked quickly after offering me a couple of fair quotes to choose from. We are considering a water heater upgrade in the future, and we'll likely call on Oak Plumbing to do the Job. I would certainly recommend Oak Plumbing to anyone seeking help with their Water Systems.

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American Rooter
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dakota K.
Verified review

Marvin repaired our water heater after our basement was flooded. He was prompt in responding with a reasonable estimate and explained the repair options upfront with the anticipated cost for each option. He was friendly and professional and completed the repair in a timely manner. We would absolutely reach out to him for future plumbing needs.

Cook's East Bay Plumbing
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sam T.
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They answered the call and repaired my heater all in the same day! It was great working with them! I would use them again and 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.

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.

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.

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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