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Novato Water Heater Professionals

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

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 183 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rafael V.
Verified review

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
  • 245 hires on Thumbtack
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Ruchi T.
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Ronnie was able to come to our place within a couple hours when we discovered we had no hot water. He gave me an up front quote that was reasonable, and included parts and labor for our water heater. When he was here he also looked at a couple other small plumbing issues I was having with our sink, for no extra charge. He was friendly, professional and efficient -- would definitely use him again and recommend him to others!

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 166 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 260 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.

Ray's Service One Plumbing
5.0
from 107 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 101 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 100 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
Dean N.
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Rudy was very personable and did his work in an expedient manner (with a co-worker). After the job was done though he forgot to turn up the water heaters after re-lighting them. I had complaints from every customer that that was not done.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 84 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 71 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
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Nathan U.
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Max and team did a great job solving some overall problems with water pressure and getting a new water heater in with quite a bit of old plumbing clean up. Highly recommend.

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A1 Budget Plumbing
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
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Philippa A.
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Ali is great! He helped us replace a copper pipe connected to a water heater in our office building. Super responsive, easy to work with, and fairly priced. Highly recommend!

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  • 24 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura D.
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Ralph was great to work with! He was very responsive and got the job done in no time. He was able to easily assess my water heater and fix it within one visit. I would highly recommend him for your water heater needs.

AG Quality Plumbing
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Alex W.
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Gerardo replaced both mine and my neighbor's water heaters in our condo. We had a unique situation with the configuration and size of our units, and Gerardo was able to identify a solution for us when two previous plumbers could not complete the work. The installation was done exactly as he had scoped, and Gerardo was incredibly helpful in helping us understand our choices to replace the units. I couldn't be happier with the job, and I highly, highly recommend Gerardo if you are in need of plumbing services. Thanks again, Gerardo!

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

Great customer service and Josh, the plumber who came to replace the water heater, was professional, knowledgeable, clearly explained what he was doing, and patiently answered all of my questions, while working from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on a Sunday!Just wish I'd called Mr. Rooter when I first started having trouble with the heater. Stan, the owner of the company, also stopped by to double-check some questions so I'm impressed by this company.

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BULLSEYE PLUMBING
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Nancy C.
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Jeffrey was quick to respond on a Sunday afternoon with a reasonable quote and was able to install a new tankless water heater the next day. We would definitely hire him again.

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 38 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Jordan B.
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Max quoted a reasonable price to change two water heaters, then spent many additional hours improving the vent piping without being asked to or trying to charge me extra.

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GEM Construction LLC
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 34 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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Harris Water Heaters
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Paul K.
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Harris Water Heaters came out on a Saturday as promised and replaced our 12-year old tank heater. Smooth project and highly recommended.

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Oak Plumbing
4.5
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara H.
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Damarus, the technician who installed my new water heater was awesome!! He not only answered all my questions, but he taught me things I really needed to know as a home owner. I will definitely call for him again!

Kings camera and locate
4.7
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica G.
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I had a sewer backup in my bathroom, the toilet was overflowing and when I flushed toliet sewer over flooded the tub. Cory asked me to stop using water. He pulled to the toliet and snaked line. Not only did he fix problem he also cleaned bathroom after the job was done. Very impressed with Mr king's work..

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Dom’s Plumbing
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Judy S.
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The most professional and knowledgeable plumber I’ve ever hired! Dom came over to install a simple water heater, what happened next was out of the playbooks. The pipes burst, the tubing was incorrect, and Dom handled it like a true pro and stayed here for hours on a Saturday. One of the most amazing human beings I’ve met in a very long time, if you need to hire a true professional that you could trust.Dom is the man for you! Also, he went above and beyond with fixing little repairs that he was witnessing as he was doing his job. A true professional from top to bottom.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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Mike M.
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I have a relatively complex radiant heating system with a circulating hot water system as well. The work I needed done was some straightforward plumbing but all plumbers I'd reached out to turned me down due to the radiant system. Clay and Mark replied straight away and came as soon a they could. Not only were they unfazed by the system, they fixed my problem, showed me how I could have done it and then stuck around to make sure all the components were working correctly. They were professional, helpful and did excellent work. I will definitely use them again.

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American Rooter
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chintan M.
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Marvin was very thorough and prompt in his responses. When he arrived for the job, he was courteous and share the why's behind what was happening to my existin water heater. Will call him up again for future plumbing needs.

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.

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.

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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