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Browse these water heater repair services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Bruno.

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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
Tu K.
Verified review

Kevin came by to fix our water heater quite late in the night. He did a great job and we were very happy with his work. He's very meticulous with his work and explained what he was doing throughout which was helpful.

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 184 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria O.
Verified review

Excellent service. I had to replace my water heater and got multiple quotes from plumbing companies who made it seem so difficult. Jose replied to my request right away and within 30 minutes he was already at my house ready to start work. He picked up the water heater and didn't mind to finish work the same evening even though it was already late. He did an excellent job replacing the water heater and even checked with me the next morning to see if everything works fine. I will definitely work with Jose again Keep up the good work!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 257 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darla F.
Verified review

I am a first time user of Thumbtack, and was so pleased to have a response to my request within minutes. After talking on the phone with Ronaldo to discuss the job, I hired him to replace a water heater at my parents' home. Once he got to their home, he determined that the water heater I had chosen would not have worked in their space, but I got great advice from this expert, who recommended one that would work in the space and with their particular needs. My elderly parents were very happy with him and his work. He maintained contact with me through out the job by text,, allowing me to feel confident that everything was going well with the water heater and my parents. The job was done efficiently and professionally. I will definitely use Thumbtack again, and recommend both Thumbtack and Ronaldo.

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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Charles K.
Verified review

Oscar was quick, responsive, professional and honest for my water heater repair. He came in after hours to review the situation and completed the work the next day. He went above and beyond to make sure the repairs were up to a high professional standard and did not cut any corners while staying at his quoted price. Highly recommended.

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 77 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie H.
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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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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shashi K.
Verified review

Gleo was really wonderful in helping fix our our water heater which stopped working on New Year's eve. Gleo reached out to me via Thumbtack. We exchanged a few messages and he asked for photos of the boiler and the switch module. After reviewing the photos, he mentioned one possible root cause and submitted a quote for that. I accepted the quote and he came over very promptly the next day morning as promised and helped resolve the problem. I liked the way he worked through different possible problems very methodically and all the while he explained me what he was looking for before he started poking around. He not only found and fixed the boiler problem but waited to make sure that the problem was verified and hot water was flowing at all taps. He also promised to stand by his work for the next few days in case the problem came back. Overall, the problem was resolved successfully and the experience of working with Gleo was very good. Thanks very much Gleo. You helped us out when even the warranty company could not. Kudos!

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A1 Budget Plumbing
4.8
from 54 reviews
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lawrence L.
Verified review

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.

  • 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!

Mr. Rooter Plumbing
4.3
from 52 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Peter C.
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Our hot water heater was 24 yrs old and it could never hold a hot shower for very long. Denver Lim came in and promptly and quickly diagnosed the problem. He recommended we replace it immediately and he came back the next day and installed a new heater in record time. Amazing service and professionalism. Really happy with the work.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shane K.
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I hired Stephen to add a gas valve for a dryer install. Stephen was exceptionally responsive (answering my questions ahead of the appointment & keeping me updated on his ETA) and once on the job he was a real professional. I had just moved into a new house and needed a few other things looked at and he was very accommodating and fair on price. I'd highly recommend Stephen!

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 38 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ross A.
Verified review

This is a top notch water heater repair company. The technician JAKE tried to do a repair first because I explained I’m on a budget. He then realized that the water heater was beyond repair and explained to me the hazards, broke down the costs, and the importance of permits. He was very knowledgeable and patient and completed the work on time and cleaned up. They have a 1 year work warranty and the materials are better than what you find at Home Depot. Do not hesitate to use these guys!

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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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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.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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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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.

Selvin Plumbing And Rooter
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Malea G.
Verified review

I had a gas leak in the kitchen. Immediately after PG&E came and shut off gas to the appliance, Selvin was able to come and do the repairs. Everything was back in order in the same day.

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.

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.

How much do new water heaters cost?

The cost of a new water heater depends largely on the type and size of the heater. The average national cost for a new water heater installation including a 40- to 50-gallon tank is $350-$780. Most homes don’t need larger tanks, but they are available — for a price. The average difference between a 50-gallon tank and a 75-gallon tank (the next most common size) ranges from $400 to $600. Hundred-gallon tanks are also available, and they can cost double or triple the price of a 50-gallon tank from the same manufacturer. New water heaters tend to be far more energy-efficient, so they can cut energy costs; homeowners may also be eligible for a new water heater rebate from their local utility company.

Typically, tankless water heaters, which heat water only when you need it, cost more but can save about 25 percent of annual water heating costs, on average. They also lose only 5 percent of their energy compared with a tank unit’s 30 percent energy loss. Note, too, that a water heater with a tank has a life expectancy of 10 years, while tankless units generally last about twice as long.

The final expense to consider is a possible disposal fee to get rid of the old water heater; some companies include it in the price, while others charge an average of $35-$150.

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