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Hayward Water Heater Professionals

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

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K&M Handyman Services
4.9
from 336 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 460 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Malav P.
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Kevin knew exactly what was wrong with the Water Heater, had brought the part along with him and fixed it in a timely manner. I'd definitely call him again and highly recommend him for any plumbing work.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 204 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 258 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne J.
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Arisel responded quickly to my request for help on Thanksgiving Day when my water heater went out. It wasn't fixable but he had a new one installed before I got home from work the next day. I am very grateful for his speedy dealing with my problem.

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 184 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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When my hot water heater blew up, Jose gave up his Friday night to come over and replace it with a new one. He charged a fair, fixed rate for labor and gave me the receipt for the hot water heater. Great transparency!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suroor S.
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Ronnie was great!!! I needed to replace our gas water heater. I called him in the morning after another company flaked. He was here within a few hours of our call and installed a new unit in less than 2 hours. He was kind, professional, and quoted me a competitive price. I will call him again if I have any plumbing issues.

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Smart HVAC Corp
4.8
from 120 reviews
  • 191 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Belinda Z.
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Did a great job with replacing our water heater. Was extremely thorough, focused on doing the best job possible. We ran into a few unforeseen leakages since our water heater was quite old but he came back the next day and helped replace those parts as well without other extra charges. In general, I felt that he did outstanding work.

  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Francois-Olivier G.
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Oscar and his team did a lot of work on our house in just one day: bringing the water heater to code, installing an earthquake shutoff valve, investigating whether there was a P-trap behind our washer/dryer (there was!) and fixing a leaking faucet (that Oscar came back to fix the same day at 8pm). Oscar was very patient throughout the process, explaining everything that his team did, and the job was done very professionally - we've had no problem with anything that was done (it has been a couple of months since then).

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  • 13 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wei L.
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I had Vyron replace my water heater. He was such a nice guy, very professional and helpful. I would not hesitate to use him again for future works.

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 77 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzanne W.
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Max fit in an assessment of our water heater late on a Sunday. He showed up early the next morning ready to replace it, and he gave us a very fair price. I also like supporting a local business! We will call Max again when we have plumbing issues...hopefully it won't be for a while though!

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron D.
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Gleo is an excellent contractor. Our water heater installation ran into some complications and he fixed all of them. Couldn't have had a better experience, high recommended!

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Costello's Plumbing
5.0
from 58 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie C.
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Gary came to our house to diagnose a hot water issue in the shower. He was on time, exact with his quote, and got the job done quickly and perfectly. We couldn't be happier with the service from Costello's Plumbing.

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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.
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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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Ron S.
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Great friendly service from Dinh - the water heater replacement became tricky with the size difference of newer water heaters interfering with the current pipe routing and Dinh did a good job on the custom fit. He was also flexible working with my schedule in order to complete the project quickly and minimize the amount of downtime without hot water!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julien J.
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Amazing amazing experience. Arrived on time. Super friendly. Less than half the price of the other quotes. Explained everything. Went above and beyond what I asked. This is BY FAR the best plumbing service I’ve experienced in SF and in the US. Highly highly highly recommend. So happy with the end product. My shower has water pressure again. My faucet is not askew anymore and on top of all that regained water pressure. 5 stars all the way

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GEM Construction LLC
4.9
from 42 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
William F.
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Ganzo was awesome! they showed up on time, gave me fair quote. and then started right then, and they did great work. they had to cut into the wall to move gas line. once they got inside wall there were some old water pipes in the way that had to be removed. This made more work for Ganzo than originally thought. but they stood by their original quote, did not add any extra fees for the additional work. Professionals all the way! I will use Gonzo again for any piping needs i might have.

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin C.
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I used Max when I was a building manager in San Francisco for 8 years. He was always fast, courteous, and professional. In 8 years, everything he did was perfect. Water heaters, sewer replacement, gas pipe, tankless water heaters, copper pipe, he did it all at a good price. The only time I was mad at Max was when he went on vacation and I had to hire another plumber. That's when I realized how good I had it with Max. He really is the best I've ever worked with.

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Harris Water Heaters
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert M.
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Using Harris Water Heaters was the right choice. Bryan, who carried out the replacement was highly professional, knowledgeable, informative, courteous and helped make this experience positive and non-stressful. Thank you again Bryan!

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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.
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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.
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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.

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Dom’s Plumbing
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John L.
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When the pilot light in my water heater went out, Damiano was able to quickly diagnose and replace the faulty thermalcouple. He did an excellent job, and I would highly recommend his work.

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.

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.

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.

Why is the water in my house not getting hot?

If the water in your house is not getting hot, it may be time for water heater repair. Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400, depending on the problem and materials. Competent homeowners may also be able to try DIY fixes, whether they have a traditional gas or electric water heater or a tankless gas or electric heater. Troubleshooting the different issues that can arise with each of the styles requires some knowledge of how they operate and what red flags to look out for. For a natural gas water heater, the first step is to check whether the pilot light has gone out. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s directions if you want to relight it yourself. If you smell gas, stop everything and call your gas company — the smell could signal a dangerous gas leak. If your household’s water is not getting hot enough, you can try increasing the temperature on the water heater’s front dial above the standard setting of 120 degrees; for safety, always turn off electricity to the unit before adjusting temperatures. If you keep running out of hot water, your household may simply need a higher-capacity water heater, so consider upgrading. Quick professional fixes include replacing the thermostat or heating elements and cleaning and repairing the thermocouple.

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