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San Francisco Hot Water Tank Professionals

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Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 290 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 367 hires on Thumbtack
Alison K.
Verified review

David Gomes was a life-saver! Another service provider that was crawling under our deck broke a PVC pipe and water was pouring out. We had to shut down the water to the house. My wife was busy calling plumbers. David responded almost immediately to the bid request. His price was quite fair and he drove up during rush hour. He fixed the leak in a most creative way, as there was no local hardware store open. His ingenuity allowed us to turn the water back on less than 3 hours after the break occurred. I would certainly use David again.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 195 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Doug J.
Verified review

For a home I sold they came in and quickly and professionally rebuilt and painted a deck, put in a hot water heater, put in new closet doors, and patched and painted a wall in the living room. Fast. Reasonable and Fair Priced. Professional. Doug Jones Cal BRE 00979517 Buyers Realty

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Freelance Plumber
5.0
from 181 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joey S.
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Jose came by to unclog my toilet, and fix the tank which was leaking water into the bowl. He came on time to fix these issues, and was very friendly.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gordon C.
Verified review

Competent and reliable service. Ronnie replaced hot water heater. I would hire him again. Highly recommended A++

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 162 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 256 hires on Thumbtack
Elspeth P.
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Ricardo came out right away and fixed our leaky water pipe for a very reasonable price. Definitely recommend him!

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Smart HVAC Corp
4.8
from 116 reviews
  • 187 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Srikanth L.
Verified review

Bhaaji did a great job in installing new AC and furnace. He answered all my concerns patiently and explained what went wrong with old AC and how he is going to make sure that the new installation will be flawless. During installation he found that the sewage tank was right next to the condensor and made sure that any repairs to the sewage can be done easily. I would definitely recommend him.

Aqua Stat Plumbing
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
Scott D.
Verified review

Oscar contacted me within a few hours of posting my thumbtack request, and came out the next day to quote and talk through the job with me. When the scope of work was more than my budget could handle, he was willing to work on changing the scope down to something that was not as ambitious as what we wanted. We did the quoting live with me to save time, and we agreed on the final scope and costs over the phone that night. The final pricing was competitive with the other bids I got while being the most flexible and easiest to deal with. He was on site at 9am the next day to get the job done, removed the old tankless water heater that had failed and installed a new Tank water heater in just over 4 hours for the whole job. He was great to work with, always easy to talk to and courteous, and was flexible to let me handle what parts of the job I could to help save a little bit of cost. I'd highly recommend them if you need a plumbing job done quickly without alot of back and forth.

Ray's Service One Plumbing
5.0
from 97 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 91 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.

Kepper
4.3
from 81 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Kazim A.
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He replaced the kitchen faucet and replaced the filter for hot water dispenser

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 74 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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  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danya G.
Verified review

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 64 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bonny L.
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Max did an amazing job for us. We had been having issues with our hot water and have had other people work on it without success. Max arrived in time and was able to trouble shoot the problem quickly. We now have stable hot water in all our showers and from some of the faucets where we were never able to get hot water before! Can’t emphasize enough how happy we are!

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A1 Budget Plumbing
4.8
from 53 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael J.
Verified review

Ali Hassan did a wonderful job with the tank-less water heater (from start to finish). It has only been a couple of days. I would definitely recommend A1 Budget Plumbing / Ali Hassan

  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce P.
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I had two shower cartridges (the device inside the handle that controls the hot/cold water mix) that needed replacing. I bought the parts ahead of time. Greg responded quickly over the weekend and helped me within one day by coming over and installing them at a fair price (at least to me it was fair, because I sure as heck don't know how to install them myself!). Very satisfied with Greg!

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  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bill R.
Verified review

Ralph came to the rescue when our water heat failed. He was here the same day and we had hot water that afternoon. We subsequently called him for some electrical work and again he was Johnny on the spot. He also has a great sense of humor.

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

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.

A Great Honest Plumber 🙄
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Peter S.
Verified review

We had a two-sided sink installed in our garage. This involved running copper hot and cold water pipes, running a drain to existing pipes, and mounting the sink to a concrete wall. Also ask to caulk/seal all sinks, toilets and bathtubs in the house. Gerardo was very professional and did a great job.

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle L.
Verified review

Max installed the plumbing for washer/dryer hookups in my condo; Hot & cold water hookups with drain pipes, and vents. Max is very courteous & punctual and does top notch work. It was not an easy project due to the location of our washer & dryer but he made it work and did a great job weaving the pipes in the least obstructive manner possible. He was also very busy at the time that I hired him but was able to squeeze me in during some downtime he had while waiting on parts for another project. I would definitely recommend Max & will 100% use him in the future for any of my plumbing needs.

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Harris Water Heaters
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 38 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.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Max T.
Verified review

Mike went above and beyond. Tried multiple fixes and saved us from having to buy a new hot water heater. Also recorded a video of the fix for our records. Thanks Mike!

Rooter Team Plumbing
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michael Y.
Verified review

I am very satisfied with the quality of the work and the services provided by Omar. He was very polite in responding to my needs and questions. He offered a very complete service to meet the plumbing needs for me. The job was to replace the old shower head, faucet, spout and valve for a bathtub with a new set of Delta parts that I supplied. His services included replacement of water (cold and hot) pipes with new copper ones that will reduce some problems in the future. I anticipate future needs in hot water heater for my house. I would call Omar first for my plumbing needs in the future.

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.

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.

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.

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