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Oakley Water Heater Installation Professionals

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AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 204 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
Lynne J.
Verified review

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
Blair B.
Verified review

Simply put, Jose was wonderful to work with! I came home to work to find the unpleasant surprise of a badly leaking water heater. After a little research I turned it off and determined that after its 18 year life, it needed to be replaced. After putting up my request on Thumbtack, Jose was very quick to respond and gave me some great options on how to proceed. Not only did he pick up a new water heater for me on the way, but he stopped at TWO different Home Depots to find the best one in my price range. Not to mention, this was done relatively late in the evening. His flexibility was great. Once he arrived he was very thorough and professional. He quickly installed the water heater and made sure that everything was working as designed. He even followed up the next morning to see if there was anything else that was needed. A+ overall, and I will definitely be using Jose again if something should arise with my plumbing elsewhere.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Don W.
Verified review

We woke up one day to find a leaky hot water heater. He responded almost immediately to my initial request, and within a half a day he had a new hot water heater installed. He very professional, courteous and on time.

Ray's Service One Plumbing
5.0
from 120 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Chris B.
Verified review

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.

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Smart HVAC Corp
4.8
from 119 reviews
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Belinda Z.
Verified review

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
Nicole V.
Verified review

We woke up on a Saturday morning to our garage full of water. On top of the clean-up and worries about water damage we had no hot water - no dishes, no showers, no baths, no laundry. As a mom of two young children I couldn’t wait until Tuesday to have a new water heater installed Aqua Stat responded with an estimate, availability and a plan. Our engineer was on time, quickly assessed the pipe and platform needs and got to work. He worked for 4 hours straight and past 5pm to get us hot water. True household hero!

Aznew
4.7
from 91 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Florence L.
Verified review

Remove and put in a new water heater. Including new pipes and drain.

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 77 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie H.
Verified review

Max was very thorough in explaining the complexity of my original water heater system and let me know my options. He was quick to respond to my questions and provides excellent service. Highly recommended for water heater replacement needs!

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Costello's Plumbing
5.0
from 58 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

He replaced my kitchen faucet and got the water flow going properly again. He also took the time to explain to me why some other things had a problem.

HandyDad
4.3
from 62 reviews
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Sheri L.
Verified review

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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Yu W.
Verified review

Dinh installed a new water heater for my house as my old one broke down after over 15 years' usage. Before the work, we discussed it by phone. Dinh asked me to take pictures of the old water heater and its installation so that he could give accurate estimate on how much it would cost. This was very helpful for me to decide whether to go with Dinh. Dinh also checked that I turned off the gas value so that it wouldn't cause any hazard. Dinh came one day earlier to remove the old heater to save time for the next visit when he installed the water heater as he could check which additional pipes or parts that he would need. The installation was very smooth and Dinh also walked me through the pilot lighting process and followed up the next few days to ensure that the water heater worked well with no issue. Overall, I felt very comfortable working with Dinh and trusted his workmanship.

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Fix it Phillips
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anuj T.
Verified review

Scott went above and beyond to finish our job. It was complicated because of our heater installation situation. Needed a bunch of valves etc, that he obtained and made it happen. Would happily hire him again!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alan F.
Verified review

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.

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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GEM Construction LLC
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aditya M.
Verified review

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.

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Harris Water Heaters
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda H.
Verified review

Brian came within a few hours of my call on a Sunday. He clearly reviewed our options so that we could make the decision that's best for us (repair or replace). Our new water heater was in place within an hour! Highly recommended.

Bay Star Plumbing Inc
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

Tony did a nice job installing the water heater.

  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Joe M.
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Machado Landscaping just completed transforming our front yard from a lawn that wasted water to a yard that is now totally drip watered , no lawn and many drought resistant plants .Paul and Donald removed the sod , changed the current water system to drip and covered the area with wood chips.Paul is very knowledgable and has a positive , friendly attitude.I received five quotes for the job , and I chose Paul because made suggestions about the job that went a long way towards its success. He completed the job in a timely manner and I would not hesitate to hire Paul if I needed more landscaping done .I highly recommend Machado Landscaping !

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Oak Plumbing
4.5
from 28 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara H.
Verified review

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!

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handyman service
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine E.
Verified review

C plumbing was great! It took a couple tries to find a coordinating time for C to come install a kitchen faucet and soap dispenser due to my hectic work schedule but Cam was patient and accommodating. When we finally settled on a time, he and his partner showed up on time, and we're quick, efficient, and friendly. Our new kitchen faucet is exactly what we wanted and would recommend C plumbing for any plumbing jobs.

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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.
Verified review

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Nationally, the average water heater repair cost ranges between $120 and $200, although prices can range up to $400 or more. Water heater repair costs will depend on the type of water heater you have (tankless, electric, natural gas, etc.), the source of the problem, the cost for new parts, and labor rates in your area. Common water heater issues include problems with the thermocouple, thermostat, heating element and leaks. Most standard electric water heaters have two thermostats and two elements. One example for the cost to replace a bad thermostat is $185 for parts and labor. Replacing both the thermostat and the heating element could cost approximately $150-$200. The thermocouple is a safety device that senses when the pilot light is burning and signals the gas valve to close if the pilot light goes out. If your thermocouple is bad or corroded, the average cost to clean and repair it could be between $350 and $400. If your water heater has started to leak, it is usually more cost-effective to invest in a new water heater than to repair it, unless you’re covered by a warranty.

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

Tankless water heaters usually cost more to install than traditional tanks, because many homes need to be retrofitted to accommodate the new system. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $150 and $1,200, and tankless natural gas water heaters retail between $200 and $1,300 on average. The lower prices ($150-$250) are generally for point-of-use tankless heaters that can be installed to boost hot water in high-demand areas such as the bathroom or kitchen sink. Tankless water heaters designed to heat whole homes usually start under $300 at the low end and go up to $1,400 or more. Pricing for whole-home varies with the heater’s technology and features. Nationally, standard water heater installation costs average $360-$780, but tankless water heater installation costs may range from $400 to $1,000, depending on the work needed. Some perks of tankless water heaters are that they have nearly double the life expectancy of traditional water heaters and are generally more cost-efficient. Homeowners may be able to save $100 or more per year on their utility bills with an Energy Star approved tankless heater, depending on how much hot water they use.

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