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San Mateo Water Heater Installation Professionals

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

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K&M Handyman Services
4.9
from 327 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 455 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather B.
Verified review

Good communication. Water heater installation was professional. No issues.

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 313 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 392 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan F.
Verified review

David did a very difficult washer/dryer install with one day's notice. Very professional and knowledgeable, highly recommend.

AA Cardenas Construction
4.8
from 200 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 251 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
  • 249 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Don W.
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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.

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Smart HVAC Corp
4.8
from 118 reviews
  • 189 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.

Ray's Service One Plumbing
5.0
from 111 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 106 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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  • 6 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ana K.
Verified review

We woke up to a busted weather heated Saturday morning. We sent out 3 inquiries and we decided to go with this company. So very happy with did. They were at our house within 2 hours and we had our new water heater installed. Clean job with no mess left behind. They were courteous and professional. We had a very minor issue and they came back within the hour and fixed it. We would recommend them to anyone and everyone. We will use them again. Keep up the great work.

Bryan's Construction
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
Tim K.
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Jose and his crew re-flashed my chimney, repaired some water damage and installed steel gutters all around the house. They showed up on time, finished in a day, and the workmanship was great. I would hire them again in the future.

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Maximus Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 76 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 115 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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  • 13 years in business
  • 88 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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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aaron D.
Verified review

Gleo is an excellent contractor. Our water heater installation ran into some complications and he fixed all of them. Couldn't have had a better experience, high recommended!

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.

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 54 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
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 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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  • 9 years in business
  • 38 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!

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Harris Water Heaters
4.9
from 36 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda H.
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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 32 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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Tony did a nice job installing the water heater.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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I have a relatively complex radiant heating system with a circulating hot water system as well. The work I needed done was some straightforward plumbing but all plumbers I'd reached out to turned me down due to the radiant system. Clay and Mark replied straight away and came as soon a they could. Not only were they unfazed by the system, they fixed my problem, showed me how I could have done it and then stuck around to make sure all the components were working correctly. They were professional, helpful and did excellent work. I will definitely use them again.

  • 20 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Mark K.
Verified review

Price was right - much lower than other quotes. Water-heater install went fine. He got stuck in traffic on the way out here, so he was a little late, but no biggie. Cost came out to 85$ more than quote - still was less than any of the other guys.

Selvin Plumbing And Rooter
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Madhulika G.
Verified review

Had created a project for installing pipes and an outdoor tap for watering plants in backyard .Selvin came in and gave an estimate , was punctual , professional , understood the requirement . We negotiated a little but on final price and he came in next day and completed the job in a timely manner and professionally. I would recommend their services .

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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San Mateo, CA

  • Plumbing problem
    Other (Replace Old ones with New ones)
  • Part of plumbing work system
    Toilet
  • Details
    NO. Just need to replace 3 toilets
  • $100
    Average price
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