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Sharony Fast Services
4.7
from 208 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
Verified review

Arrived late but who doesn't in west side traffic and installed new water heater in 1.5 hrs. Good price & professionally done.

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Allstar Rooter
4.8
from 203 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori G.
Verified review

I called Manny on Tuesday afternoon, he arrived in the evening to assess the problem. He showed up on Wednesday morning early with all material necessary to replace a hot water heater. Was finished in 2 hours and we have hot water once again. Nice guy too.

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KECKO PLUMBERS
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Called Saturday, came out Monday had to order tankless water heater. Came Wednesday to install. Happy. Planning to have him (Sergio) install whole house water system, soon.

  • 2 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
Celeste K.
Verified review

All In One Plumbing & Drains, Inc. removed and disposed of our old water heater at a $35 charge, they got the permit for us at a $50 charge plus the cost of the permit at City Hall, they picked up and transported the new water heater from Orchard Hardware, around 2 miles at a $35 charge and installed the water heater in around 4 1/2 hours and it passed inspection by the City the next day. Cesar and his apprentice were very courteous and friendly and did a good job and the only complaint I have about their service is the final price. The Thumbtack.com price they advertised online was $225 but the final price turned out to be $700, over 3 times what they advertised. I would have left off one more star in the rating but they are still cheaper than Sears and the other licensed contractors that quoted us prices on Thumbtack. A couple of the handymen on Thumbtack quoted less of a price but there's no guarantee with someone that's not a licensed and bonded contractor. I don't know what these quotes on Thumbtack are based on and I forgot to ask them about it but these people need to be more honest about their final estimates since $225 plus $120 plus the permit price of $47 doesn't equal $700 dollars.

Bernal's Plumbing
4.8
from 99 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Scott M.
Verified review

Drain leak could not be fixed without sink replacement. Frank bought sink at Home Depot (stayed with budget) and installed with new peatrap etc. Hot water heater pressure release valve needed copper pipe extension and exit to outside. This was completed in a timely fashion. I would recommend Frank and Orlando - on time, professional and friendly.

Diamond Plumbing
4.7
from 95 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff V.
Verified review

Diamond Plumbing was reliable/on-time to our scheduled appointment. Esteban provided options to repair my water heater. We agreed and he performed the repairs in a timely and professional manner. I will be using Diamond Plumbing in the future.

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  • 33 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellen A.
Verified review

Tyler installed a new water heater for me the day after I called, arrived on time and got the job done. He quoted the price ahead of time and stuck to it, even though there were a couple of unforeseen challenges. Unlike so many other plumbers, he didn't add other items onto his bill. Straight forward, honest, and refreshing to work with. I would highly recommend him and will definitely be calling him for future plumbing services.

APP Handyman Home Repair
4.5
from 69 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene J.
Verified review

Adrian repaired our balcony that had dry rot. This was not an easy job replacing joists and lifting the whole balcony so water can drain off when it rains. He also laid ceramic tile on our 17 X 10 balcony. He and Mark did and excellent job. Very thorough with attention to the smallest detail. Very polite and overall nice guys. We will use Adrian again when we have the need.

  • 16 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
A. M.
Verified review

When I had an unfortunate problem with my water heater, Jerry helped me tremendously. Upon calling him at 6:40 in the morning, I figured to leave a message for someone to call me as most businesses do on off hours. To my surprise he actually answered. After explaining my problem to him, he decided to stop by first thing in the morning. I saw him within an hour later as he had promised, before 8. After taking a look, he took the time to explain the problems that could not be mended, so we decided a new one was best. He was very reasonable and professional on his installation price. He also took the time to look at all the additional parts to the water heater, as there were a couple of missteps on the previous unit installed that could have been potential hazards for my family. My wife and I were very appreciative of that. I would absolutely use Jerry's Pro Handyman Service again.

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Ez Plumbing Service
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill H.
Verified review

Isidrio is the BEST plumber (and tech) I've worked with. He was very professional, prompt, clean, and offered a very fair price. I've used him to install my water heater, fix a bathroom faucet leak, and he just remodeled by bathroom. It's hard to find people who are not just good at their job but who are also honest. I would recommend Isidrio for any job.

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A & O Plumbing
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kara P.
Verified review

He came by fixed our water softener in the new house. He was very knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend him to anybody

CPR Plumbing
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Roshan P.
Verified review

James was a saviour. After following a bad service from Wolf's plumbing where I was left with a broken Tankless water heater to be replaced and without hot water. James promptly worked with me on my budget and my home requirement and provided me a very fast solution and a permanent one. Will use him for future works and reccommend to everyone.

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Clark Plumbing
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ruth B.
Verified review

I have used Clark Plumbing services many times. Brandon, the owner of the business, once changed a water heater in my house that gave out. I had not had to deal with this issue in the past and therefore, did not know a whole lot about the various water heaters available. Brandon didn't just give me what he wanted me and then charge me. Instead, he talked me through the different types and sizes most appropriate for the size of my house. He also discussed the different qualities and prices of water heaters available, allowing me to make an informed decision. The information he provided actually gave me the opportunity to upgrade to a better quality product and size, and yet choose from good quality products that were still cost effective. And this was really noticeable when my family members all took showers and we still had hot water. It was nice! Brandon also converted the plumbing in my home to copper pipes. What a difference! I loved it! Furthermore, a neighbor of mine was told that she needed plumbing services that would cost a lot of money. I referred her to Clark Plumbing for an estimate. Brandon told her what she needed in order to handle the issue, and it turns out it was way less than what she had been quoted by the previous plumber. He was able to fix her plumbing issue for a lot less money. I have come to trust him and his services, which I value as extremely important. He is super honest and doesn't charge for services that do not need to be done. Since I have used Clark Plumbing services several times, I have gotten to know him a little better. He's a friendly and funny guy. I learned that Brandon started out doing plumbing work with his father when he was a teenager. He now has many years of experience providing plumbing services and from my experience with him, really knows what he is doing. I found out that he has worked both in installing plumbing into new dwellings and buildings, as well as providing plumbing services for those who need help, like (on occasion) me. Brandon has done an excellent job with the plumbing services he has done for me and honestly, he is the first person I refer people to when they tell me they have a plumbing issue.

  • 20 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Susan D.
Verified review

At 11pm on a Saturday night, we had a sewage backup. Our toilet was clogged beyond plunging, sewage was coming up in a bathtub, and water was backed up in another shower. Al came out and saved us! He was great to work with--very nice, straight-forward, quick to arrive, and professional (his quote was accurate, too). 5-stars, highly recommend. thank you, Al! If you need plumbing help, call him.

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American Castles
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Henry K.
Verified review

American Castles Mike To the RESCUE!!! The water heater at my rental property burst on a Friday afternoon causing some major damage to the house. The renters were furious because their items got damaged and the house wasn't inhabitable after that. On the inside, the bathroom wall and under stairway closet were all soaking wet and drywall/carpet/padding had to be removed immediately to prevent mole build up. On the garage side where the water heater located, the entire wall was destroyed. so I called my home insurance who provided me with their preferred plumber who quoted an additional $540 out of pocket on top of what the insurance was going to cover just so he can bring up the water heater installation to code! He told me that it will take him 1+ week to order the water heater (duh...get one from Home Depot take only 1hr...which is what Mike did) and that he can install a temporary water heater and will charge $137/wk! He also referred me to a water damage restoration company which I was not too happy with either. Since it was an emergency and I went with that company. They came in and ripped out all the wet drywall without caring for any molding; especially for garage doors and closet doors! It seemed like what ever the water heater didn't damage, they did. They also broke my water heater intake shut off valve. damage the water heater over flow copper pipe. All I can say is I will not use them again! Back to the plumber, something was smelling fishy about his quote and so I called and questioned this plumber. His response was "Well, I will need to flush out the gas line and calibrate your water pressure...upgrade to the new California safety quote...put in earthquake straps...install new vent line since the new water heater nowaday don't use the old vent line!". I was not convinces so I started to Google for good local contractor and AMERICAN CASTLES (Mike Tay is the owner) came up from Thumtack along with few others from other websites. I contacted them and they came in and provided me quotes. Mike was the last one I contacted. He arrived within 30min. He checked out the damages and explained to me what needs to get done sequentially to get everything back in proper operation for my tenants. Mike is very knowledgeable and very patient in explaining things. I told him what the plumber had said, he laughed and told me the whole thing was a rip off and a scam! Another crock of bull**** and advised me against it. He told me to call my insurance company to inquire about using other plumber. Sure enough I was offered the "cash out" option which I didn't even know was available. I took that option and went with Mike for the repair. Mike knows how important it is for my tenants to get the hot water running again once the water damage restoration company completed the clean up/dry out the area (took 1 week). As soon as that company removed their equipment, Mike had his crew come in the next day (Saturday) to repair the garage dry wall and finished the installation of the new water heater and brought it up to code on safety on Sunday! He even added the water pan and installed drain pipe for me. I didn't even know such a thing exists (talk about quality...he treats it like repairing his own home!). The best part is his charge for the whole job including new water heater, earthquake straps, valve, drain pan, vent and new connection is far way less than what that plumber was going to charge me. I loved the fact he took the time to show me how things should be done up to code and what works for my situation instead of just giving a price and walking away. He did an awesome job! Unfortunately my landlord insurance's deductible was so high, I asked Mike to give me a quote for fixing the damage in the garage and inside the house. Mike's quote was very competitive and the best part is he is always willing to work with me knowing my situation (thx Mike). My bathroom paint is 16 years old so it was a challenge to match the paint for the new wall. After only quoting me for painting a small wall inside the bathroom, Mike decided on his own to paint the entire bathroom without charging for it. Now that what I call TAKING PRIDE IN YOUR WORK AND STICKING TO YOUR WORD!!! My summary is, Mike successfully completed the entire job and installation in four days. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone and will definitely be using and referring him to everyone I know.

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LUIS CISNEROS PLUMBING
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcus C.
Verified review

Came to the house and offered an estimate. Called him back. He bought a hot water heater and parts. He installed the product. It works. I have a number to call if a problem develops. He knew what had to be done, and he did it. I would use him again. Thanks Thumbtack.

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Rick's Plumbing
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen C.
Verified review

Rick did a great job on my water heater replacement. He went above my expectations. Will be happy to call him out again for other projects. Highly recommend him.

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I-Plumbing Services
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oscar T.
Verified review

Alex was a great help! My water heater needed replacing and he explained all my options clearly and gave me the time I needed to make a decision. His work was above and beyond!

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
GIANFRANCO D.
Verified review

Great work, they repiped the entire house with copper and replaced the drain, installed a new water heater on a 70 year-old home with 110 degree outside. Miguel Telly, the plumber, and his crew did an excellent job. Bobby, the supervisor, was responsive and accommodating. And the price was great.

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amber M.
Verified review

Our hot water heater was close to 16 years old and it finally went out. I don’t know anything about hot water heaters. The technician gave me a lot of useful information. They changed out surprisingly quick and I had running hot water within a few hours. I definitely recommend.

J&T Plumbing Pro’s
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica T.
Verified review

George went above and beyond when it came to fixing my kitchen sink. I now have new pipes, water line and garbage disposal. All were installed quickly and with great skill. Will definitely 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.

How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

How much does it cost to install a hot water heater?

You’ll know when it’s time to install a new water heater. Water heater installation costs average between $360 and $780 nationally, with rates increasing depending on the project. The total project cost will be higher when you include the cost of the heater itself. Select your new water heater based on the number of occupants in your home and the number of gallons of capacity you’ll need. Installation costs can vary based on the type of water heater you are removing and the type you are installing, any necessary repairs, regional cost of labor, and whether disposal of the old heater is included. Natural gas water heaters retail on average between $650 and $900 for standard models. Electric water heaters range between $300 and $700 for standard models. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $250 and $700 for standard models. Tankless gas water heaters retail on average between $200 and $1,300.

A company may charge approximately $1,000 to replace a 50-gallon tank-style electric water heater (not including any upgrades required by building codes). Replacing a gas-powered water heater might cost $1,100 (not including code upgrades). Some companies roll the disposal of an old heater into the overall cost of the new water heater installation. Other professionals charge an additional removal fee that can range from $35 to $150.

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.

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