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

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K&M Handyman Services
4.9
from 318 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 438 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pratima R.
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Kevin helped us install our water heater. He was thorough and detailed with the work. I will definitely use him again and recommend him to my family and friends.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Doug J.
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For a home I sold they came in and quickly and professionally rebuilt and painted a deck, put in a hot water heater, put in new closet doors, and patched and painted a wall in the living room. Fast. Reasonable and Fair Priced. Professional. Doug Jones Cal BRE 00979517 Buyers Realty

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 181 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rafael V.
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He was punctual and courteous. When the water heater was about to be drained I had bright idea of catching water in a large barrel I had in my garden. He would not let me do any of the lifting and proceeded to set out some empty plastic storage crates I had and then transfer water from these to the big barrel. Absolutely marvelous. What a gentleman. On top of all this he also did an excellent job on the heater. I would use his services again in a heartbeat AND recommend him to anyone!!!!!!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sean S.
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Ronnie was very responsive and replaced our water heater quickly and very professionally. I couldn't be more satisfied.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Martin W.
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I hired Casiano's to replace my kitchen faucet. The faucet was making noise and then water spray got clocked. I had already purchased a replacement faucet that was recommended by my HOA, so I just needed someone to come and replace it. I wasn't able to be present, but my renters liked that setup was friendly and professional. When I arrived to inspect the work, I found everything as good as new. I also appreciated Casiano's flexibility to accept payment via PayPal. This allowed me to not bother my renters with payments, inspect the work afterwards and pay without scheduling further visits.

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Smart HVAC Corp
4.8
from 116 reviews
  • 187 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.

Aqua Stat Plumbing
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Scott D.
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Oscar contacted me within a few hours of posting my thumbtack request, and came out the next day to quote and talk through the job with me. When the scope of work was more than my budget could handle, he was willing to work on changing the scope down to something that was not as ambitious as what we wanted. We did the quoting live with me to save time, and we agreed on the final scope and costs over the phone that night. The final pricing was competitive with the other bids I got while being the most flexible and easiest to deal with. He was on site at 9am the next day to get the job done, removed the old tankless water heater that had failed and installed a new Tank water heater in just over 4 hours for the whole job. He was great to work with, always easy to talk to and courteous, and was flexible to let me handle what parts of the job I could to help save a little bit of cost. I'd highly recommend them if you need a plumbing job done quickly without alot of back and forth.

Ray's Service One Plumbing
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
Kasi R.
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Ray is awesome he hooked up my garbage disposal and hit water heater. I’d definitely calll Ray for any plumbing work. He showed up to work at 6am and had everything completed by 10.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nataly R.
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Great job and professional, they give me good price for replacing my water heater

Kepper
4.3
from 81 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Kazim A.
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He replaced the kitchen faucet and replaced the filter for hot water dispenser

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 74 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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  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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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 64 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
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Max and Beto are both highly recommended to do all your plumbing and Hvac projects. They deserve a 10 star rating. I cannot thank them enough for all the work they did to install our tankless water heater. Not only are they very professional but did a clean job and very good price.

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A1 Budget Plumbing
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Lawrence L.
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Routine water heater swap - yeah right. What started out as thinking our water heater was broken, turned out to be a long overdue clogged sewer lateral. Worst case scenario. While I'm not that happy about the sewage overflow situation which could have been better mitigated (and we still need to beach the hell out of that room), the solutions and options offered by Ali were professional and spoke of his experience. To unclog the piping, snaking was attempted but failed, hydrojetting was attempted but failed (with a mess of sewage). Finally we got a camera down there to find a wall of something about 50 feet down from the mechanical room to a spot under the sidewalk. Digging 4 feet down, to find actually a pretty good condition clay lateral. Ali's man Valentino (a skilled gentleman), cut the clay and replaced it with a riser in order to install a cleanout for future maintenance. Once done, they hydrojetted for another hour to clear 7-8 months worth of waste. The camera was once again sent through to find that a portion of the clay lateral had shifted and created uneven surfaces including some penetration of tree roots. While most plumbers would probably recommending an immediate replacement, Ali recommended that since it wasn't fully collapsed, we should simply clear out the lateral as routine maintenance rather than spend all the money to replace the pipe. I appreciate his direct communication, no sales pitch, and brief coaching through the process. While I do have 10 yrs of construction experience, and his price was not the cheapest, he certainly delivered on time and without any sense of price gouging.

Jn and son plumbing
4.9
from 52 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Sandon C.
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Thanks to Thumbtack! They've given me good recommendations. Also to Joe! Joe is one of the most easy-going, understanding, flexible contractors I've ever hired. He works within your budget and will followup for any needs. He changed my water heater in a fast time frame and took the time to explain things. More importantly, he checked existing areas for trouble spots and offered insight into its workings, made adjustments too. Joe is very open and transparent and thats refreshing to know about a contractor. Most others would bombard you with jargon and try to convince you their standard of work requires a higher markup. Not Joe. He keeps it simple and to the point. He never upsold me and was the most honest contractor I've had in a long time. I'd hire him again! Thank you Joe!

  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Dwight K.
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Greg came out to replace my hot water heater and to install a new sewage ejector pump lid at a perfectly reasonable price. He did a great job considering the many difficulties with installing the new lid.

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Harris Water Heaters
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 38 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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  • 9 years in business
  • 29 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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  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mate A.
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Mike showed up on time for same-day service. He was friendly, courteous and professional. He replaced a broken thermocouple on a hot water heater in a bit over an hour, performing the work for less than the price some companies quoted to come out and diagnose the problem, and competitive with the price others quoted for parts install only. Would readily hire again and recommend highly.

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Oak Plumbing
4.6
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 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.

Rooter Team Plumbing
4.3
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michael Y.
Verified review

I am very satisfied with the quality of the work and the services provided by Omar. He was very polite in responding to my needs and questions. He offered a very complete service to meet the plumbing needs for me. The job was to replace the old shower head, faucet, spout and valve for a bathtub with a new set of Delta parts that I supplied. His services included replacement of water (cold and hot) pipes with new copper ones that will reduce some problems in the future. I anticipate future needs in hot water heater for my house. I would call Omar first for my plumbing needs in the future.

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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