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San Diego Water Heater Installation Professionals

Browse these water heater installers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Diego.

A.C.E Plumbing
4.8
from 191 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 287 hires on Thumbtack
A. D.
Verified review

Abraham is professional, timely and clean. He installed a new water heater the same day I requested the service!

E-Z Fix
4.8
from 148 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 177 hires on Thumbtack
Rene M.
Verified review

Jose installed a new water heater. He did a great job, was reasonable in price. What I really appreciated is that he is a great communicator, told me exactly what was needed, what it would cost, how much he would charge. I would hire him again in an instant - and will for future jobs.

HandymanProsPlus.com
4.2
from 123 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
Bob D.
Verified review

Steve proved himself to be an excellent choice for me to have some home improvement work taken care. Within 10 minutes of placing my request on Thumb Tac, I had received a response from Steve with an estimate of how much it would cost to do the work site unseen. Within an hour he was onsite looking over the project; we were able to quickly negotiate a fair price to have the work done with Steve including the demolition and haul-away of a weathered wooden shed and the spa pump, heater, and other items stored within it. My primary request was to have a somewhat large, very weathered wood deck demoed and hauled away to a landfill/dump. Steve turned out to be an easy-going, personable, and exceptionally hard worker very knowledgeable in many areas of home improvement, construction and demolition. He carefully and expertly executed the demolition and haul away of the entire wood deck. – A lot of work. Steve worked his a$$ off to demo the deck and haul it away in an efficient, timely, and proper manner. As a result, I asked Steve to also provide a power wash to my house paying special attention to my very weathered front walkway pavers. Throughout the project Steve followed through on every promise and worked especially hard to bring out the best with the power washing of the pavers providing an exceptionally noticeable improvement after removing a lot of baked in dirt, grime, and fungus. There were a couple of times when Steve could not make it back to continue the work at the agreed upon time due to unexpected ‘life’ events, which I understand happens to all of us. However, even given a couple of unexpected hold-ups, he made it to the site every day, kept me in the loop with what was going on, and gave me a discount to compensate for the inconvenience and hold-up in getting to the site due to these interruptions. He went so far as to show up on a Sunday to coat and seal the newly power washed front walkway pavers. All-in-all, it was a great experience working with Steve. He was reliable, a hard worker, very proficient and knowledgeable, and very competitively priced. I look forward to having him back for other home improvements in the near future. Thanks for a great job, Steve! -Bob

JEM Plumbing
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
Terri L.
Verified review

Juan was very open to answer any questions I had and explained things in a way that I could understand. He was willing to work with my schedule and did a great job of getting a new tankless hot water heater installed for me. I’d still be without hot water if it weren’t for him!

Muller Plumbing Services
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Maricela N.
Verified review

I called Bob to get a quote for water heater pipe leak. After describing the problem, Bob gave me an quick estimate. He came out within couple hours later to fix the leak. While performing the repair, Bob called to let me know it would be an additional $30 to replace the shut off valve. The cost of the entire repair was exactly what he had quoted me. I was very happy with the service and repair. I would highly recommend Muller Plumbing Services.

Miguel's Plumbing
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Bill H.
Verified review

Miguel arrived right on time for both the estimate and the kitchen faucet installation. He did a great job with the installation. I would not hesitate to use him again.

Terrific Drains and Plumbing
4.6
from 41 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Ailina H.
Verified review

I highly recommend Isaak! We had a washer/dryer installed by Best Buy and was told that our gas line was frozen and that the valve needed to be replaced. Isaak diagnosed the issue and found that it didn’t need to be replaced. I’m so glad we had an expert take a look.

Hugo Rangel
4.7
from 33 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor L.
Verified review

I connected with Hugo the same morning he completed my water heater replacement and his responsiveness was fantastic as he was able to come out a mere few hours later. He did a great, professional job on the install for an equally great price. He was courteous and even cleaned up the site after (sadly something most contractors "forget" to do). He wanted to make sure I had all my questions answered and told me I could reach out to him later if I had any.

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NLB Plumbing
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen S.
Verified review

Was very responsive and did great work. Had a better more cost effective plan than 2 other plumbers I met with. I will use him again in the future!

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San Diego's Finest Plumbing
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Chris has come out to look at the job and given me an estimate. He has been very good at staying in touch as I wait for a new kitchen counter to get installed before the plumbing work can get done.

Jaime's General Handyman
4.7
from 23 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Karen H.
Verified review

I had Jamie replace my backyard grass area with stamped concrete due to wanting to conserve water. The project turned out beautiful and all my friends love my new backyard. Jamie was very helpful in making suggestions on how to accomplish the new look for my backyard

Aim Plumbing California
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jon N.
Verified review

Alex was on time, friendly, and professional. I'm selling this house so I asked him to do a quick walk through to see if he could spot any obvious issues. He also gave me some advice about hot water heater life spans, too. I'm definitely calling Alex again!

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Alef Plumbing
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anastasia K.
Verified review

Igor responded quickly and provided quality service in water heater installation. Thank you!!!! I truly recommend and would hire again.

  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Douglas B.
Verified review

Very satisfied with the install of my tankless water heater and filtration system. Price was about 5K less than a quote from a big local company. There was a hiccup with the size of equipment needed mostly due to me not adequately describing the house. The adjustments were made with no increase in labor costs.

Lindstrom Construction
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tim J.
Verified review

Remodeled my mom's kitchen after a water leak disaster. Fast, friendly, efficient, prompt service. Great end product. Demo'd old cabinets, drywall, insulation, flooring, subfloor, plumbing, did mold abatement, then replaced all. Also installed beautiful new tile backsplash. Looks great!

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Blue Sky Plumbing
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Esteban M.
Verified review

Chad was very generous with his knowledge and time. Helped me come to a solution I was comfortable with. He installed a new water heater at a fair price. I would hire him again for future jobs.

XP Plumbing LLC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff D.
Verified review

My water heater went out. Wasn’t until after it flooded my garage that I noticed. Used thumbtack to see if I could find anyone to come out. Cameron arrived right on time. After a few hours I had hot water. Very knowledgeable and helped me choose the right one. I would use him again

Priority home service
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Luis C.
Verified review

I had priority home service come out to fix some plumbing issues They showed up on time and gave a good diagnose and fixed my problems And reasonable prices

LVI CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin C.
Verified review

Nick repaired some water damage in the floor of my laundry room and kitchen. He tore out the floor, repaired the damage in the subfloor, leveled the floor out and put down new vinyl flooring. He also installed a new water heater and dishwasher for me (which is what was leaking causing the water damage). He was very responsive, answered all of my questions, kept in touch, worked efficiently, and the flooring looks great! I recommend him highly.

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Clay, Plumber
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff G.
Verified review

Clay helped us with the water heater malfunction. He went out of his way to special order parts and have them there in anticipation we may need it to fix the Water Heater. I highly recommend Clay for any project.

  • 7 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne C.
Verified review

I had leaks in my kitchen sink from the main faucet, refrigerator water line, and water filter line. All of the leaks were related to a bad install of a garbage disposal a few months earlier by another plumber I will never use again. Chad at CET saved the day. He figured out the issues and fixed them--no double talk and theories. I wish I had known about him before and glad he was the one I called to fix all of my kitchen plumbing disasters. His prices were very fair and he had to make two service calls to finish everything--showed up and followed up. My uncle was a master plumber, so I could tell Chad knew what he was doing, from choosing best solutions/parts and the quality of his work. I have seen some incredibly "creative" inexperienced plumbers in my day, so it's a relief that I finally have someone I can call on again. I highly recommend him.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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San Diego, CA

  • Pipe problem
    Slow drain(s)
  • Affected appliances
    Toilet
  • Duration of problem
    Recently
  • Pipe material
    Other (ABS)
  • Has flooding occurred
    No
  • Materials provided
    No, I will need the professional to provide materials and parts
  • Sewer and water systems
    Municipal water
  • Property type
    Home
  • Would you like to schedule a phone call or onsite estimate?
    Onsite estimate
  • When is the best date for a call or estimate?
    As soon as possible
  • When is the best time for a call or estimate?
    Morning (9am-noon)
  • Details
    I need to properly vent my new addition toilet better. There is a vent it can tie into close by. The previous plumber did not do it correctly and toilet flushes poorly as result. All the drains are ABS material. The access to the drains are easy and close crawl space entrance
  • $50
    Average price
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