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Palo Alto Water Heater Professionals

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

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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
Pratima R.
Verified review

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 204 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
Ack S.
Verified review

I was in urgent need for a handyman, as a large part of a wall, insulation & floor in my storage closet was damaged by my leaking water heater. I decided to try Thumbtack and was very happy to see that Arisel from AA Cardenas reached out to me and said he can start work immediately. He was very prompt in replying, and very easy to reach on phone & text before, during and after the work was completed. When he came, he assessed the work to be done, gave me a very clear outline of materials needed and the labor cost. He told me he could finish the work in 2 days, which is exactly what my deadline was, and he did finish all the work in 2 days flat! He offered to go and pick up all the material from the hardware store, and worked till late on the first day to make sure he got as much work done as possible. He was very professional in putting up new insulation, patch sheet rock, applying texture to blend with existing wall texture and paint the area. He always cleaned up before he left and was very open to me asking questions about various things he was working on. Arisel was very nice to talk to as well, and he was accommodating to all my questions. He even came back 4 days later, at my request, to put floor molding. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with the work Arisel did, and would definitely hire him again.

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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.
Verified review

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
Xinwei L.
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Ronnie was able to replace our water heater within 12 hours after we noticed a leak. He was professional, courteous, and experienced.

Ray's Service One Plumbing
5.0
from 120 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 114 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.

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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
Tracy A.
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Aqua Stat came to fix our water heater same day and were on time and professional. When it became clear that it needed to be replaced they didn't charge for their labor. They gave us the details about the water heater so we could shop around if we wanted. We ended up having them purchase and replace the water heater. They were able to replace it the same day. I would easily suggest them to anyone and will call them again for any plumbing needs.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danya G.
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My newly installed water heater stopped pumping hot water on a late Saturday afternoon. I panicked as we have young children in the house and needed the problem fixed immediately. No plumber was available to come in the same day on short notice. I contacted Byron and within less than an hour he was at my house and was able to fix the problem. He was very professional and explained what the issues were. Byron saved us from disastrous weekend without hot water!

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 77 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Arif K.
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Gleo is an awesome handyman in several areas. I used him to get my water heater installed. He was very professional and super helpful. Explained everything to me ahead of time and during the work. I would definitely use him again and strongly recommend him.

  • 14 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Ron S.
Verified review

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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Fix it Phillips
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lawrence S.
Verified review

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.

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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.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 42 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

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
John N.
Verified review

bryan knows his craft...hard working and i was glad i found him...he knows water heaters and will get whatever problem u have fixed...satisfaction of hot showers are priceless.

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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.
Verified review

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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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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handyman service
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jan J.
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Camilo and his colleague did an excellent job -- the project involved preparing a closet for a washer and dryer, hooking up gas and building a water drain. They used high-quality materials, were always on time and got the hob done on schedule. I would highly recommend them and plan to work with them again whenever I need plumbing work done.

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  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mickie K.
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Denny is extremely honest and was able to replace our water heater by the end of the day. Thank you Denny!!!

Cook's East Bay Plumbing
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sam T.
Verified review

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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