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Santa Ana Hot Water Installers

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ROOTER GUY & PLUMBING
4.9
from 200 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emma S.
Verified review

Bruce quickly responded to my request for a hot water heater repair, was at my house in under 60 mins on a Saturday. After an honest assessment that the whole heater needed to be replaced (my GE model was discontinued), Bruce was able to remove and install a new heater (with new valves, pipes, insulation, sediment trap) in under 4 hours. Very impressed, he’s definitely my new go-to guy!!

Sharony Fast Services
4.7
from 208 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
Donna M.
Verified review

Prompt response and came same day to install new water heater. Friendly and professional.

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Allstar Rooter
4.8
from 203 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori G.
Verified review

I called Manny on Tuesday afternoon, he arrived in the evening to assess the problem. He showed up on Wednesday morning early with all material necessary to replace a hot water heater. Was finished in 2 hours and we have hot water once again. Nice guy too.

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Plumber
4.9
from 116 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol J.
Verified review

Juan is truly a professional. He provides fast quality service and is very affordable. He takes actual pride in his work and it shows. He just repiped our ENTIRE house IN ONE DAY including a new water heater. We love our new Pex pipe. If you have a chance to hire him, DO IT.

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KECKO PLUMBERS
4.9
from 109 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Called Saturday, came out Monday had to order tankless water heater. Came Wednesday to install. Happy. Planning to have him (Sergio) install whole house water system, soon.

  • 2 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
Celeste K.
Verified review

All In One Plumbing & Drains, Inc. removed and disposed of our old water heater at a $35 charge, they got the permit for us at a $50 charge plus the cost of the permit at City Hall, they picked up and transported the new water heater from Orchard Hardware, around 2 miles at a $35 charge and installed the water heater in around 4 1/2 hours and it passed inspection by the City the next day. Cesar and his apprentice were very courteous and friendly and did a good job and the only complaint I have about their service is the final price. The Thumbtack.com price they advertised online was $225 but the final price turned out to be $700, over 3 times what they advertised. I would have left off one more star in the rating but they are still cheaper than Sears and the other licensed contractors that quoted us prices on Thumbtack. A couple of the handymen on Thumbtack quoted less of a price but there's no guarantee with someone that's not a licensed and bonded contractor. I don't know what these quotes on Thumbtack are based on and I forgot to ask them about it but these people need to be more honest about their final estimates since $225 plus $120 plus the permit price of $47 doesn't equal $700 dollars.

Bernal's Plumbing
4.8
from 99 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Jeannette B.
Verified review

Frank came and diagnosed the problem with the water heater. Alas, I needed a new hot water heater, he recommended the brand I should get, purchased it, and then returned to my house to install it. He had to remove the old one prior to installing the new one. His father worked with him to remove the old water heater, and the new one was installed. He worked diligently on the installation. So far, everything is working well!!

Allan Ramirez Plumbing
4.9
from 86 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Ed B.
Verified review

He fixed my Rheem Hot Water Heater by replacing the thermo coupler. I guess I could have done it but Alan knew exactly what to do and he had the replacement part. All at a reasonable price.

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House To Home
5.0
from 84 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Juan N.
Verified review

TJ helped us getting hot water installing a new heater. He was very affordable in price. Great to communicate with. Amazing can do attitude. I will definitely recommend him 100%.

Accurate Service Co.
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra V.
Verified review

Norm came out to help us with our water heater. Our water heater was under warrenty and the part was sent to us over night. Norm installed the part which were very detailed and did a great job. He is very professional and knows his craft. We are very pleased with his work and are happy we now have our go to plumber. Thank you Norm. We will refer you to all our family and friends.

Blue Streak Plumbing
4.7
from 54 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Keith K.
Verified review

Replace 75 gal hot water heater. Got quote within an hour of request and installation done the next morning. Thanks Efrain

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Ez Plumbing Service
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill H.
Verified review

Isidrio is the BEST plumber (and tech) I've worked with. He was very professional, prompt, clean, and offered a very fair price. I've used him to install my water heater, fix a bathroom faucet leak, and he just remodeled by bathroom. It's hard to find people who are not just good at their job but who are also honest. I would recommend Isidrio for any job.

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A & O Plumbing
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandon T.
Verified review

I can’t speak more highly of George. We had an emergency leak and George came immediately on a Sunday at 7am to assess the problem. But before he arrived he stopped by Home Depot and bought some parts that he thought may fix the problem based on our conversation over the phone. Unfortunately, the parts did not solve the issue so he went back to the Home Depot near my house to purchase something more precise now that he has actually seen what the issue was. That didn’t work either so we had to shut off the hot water from the entire house until he could get to a specialty plumbing store the next day which was a Monday. He would’ve gone immediately had the store been open on a Sunday. A couple of hours passed and I noticed water coming out of the tub and called George to notify him. George then comes back to my house immediately to fix the problem. It turns out my plumbing is a bit old and faulty so we had to shut off the main water supply to the entire house as opposed to just the hot water. Monday comes and the no specialty plumbing store had my part as it had to be special ordered from the manufacturer which takes 5 business days for it to arrive. Because of George’s persistence he was able to hunt the part down at a not so nearby plumbing store and come back to the house and saved us. Before knowing all these headaches and running back and forth would transpire George sent me a quote and stuck to it without me asking which is refreshing in comparison to what I have dealt with in the past. Thank you George for your integrity and hard work. I apologize for taking you away from your wife and kid on a Sunday but I am very grateful that you came to our rescue. You will be my go to guy from now on for all my plumbing needs.

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Mj Plumbing
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brook P.
Verified review

So helpful and honest and kind. Helped me find a good used water heater still under a warranty so I only had to pay a fraction of other quotes I received. Above and beyond !

CPR Plumbing
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Frank A.
Verified review

Thank you CPR Plumbing. Issue with RHEEM Tankless Water Heater. Prompt response to call back; excellent customer education; fair-reasonable service fee; no fee for quote replacement estimate; outstanding technician (James) highly recommended friendly professional service line. F. Austan, N. Hollywood, CA

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Clark Plumbing
4.9
from 33 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ruth B.
Verified review

I have used Clark Plumbing services many times. Brandon, the owner of the business, once changed a water heater in my house that gave out. I had not had to deal with this issue in the past and therefore, did not know a whole lot about the various water heaters available. Brandon didn't just give me what he wanted me and then charge me. Instead, he talked me through the different types and sizes most appropriate for the size of my house. He also discussed the different qualities and prices of water heaters available, allowing me to make an informed decision. The information he provided actually gave me the opportunity to upgrade to a better quality product and size, and yet choose from good quality products that were still cost effective. And this was really noticeable when my family members all took showers and we still had hot water. It was nice! Brandon also converted the plumbing in my home to copper pipes. What a difference! I loved it! Furthermore, a neighbor of mine was told that she needed plumbing services that would cost a lot of money. I referred her to Clark Plumbing for an estimate. Brandon told her what she needed in order to handle the issue, and it turns out it was way less than what she had been quoted by the previous plumber. He was able to fix her plumbing issue for a lot less money. I have come to trust him and his services, which I value as extremely important. He is super honest and doesn't charge for services that do not need to be done. Since I have used Clark Plumbing services several times, I have gotten to know him a little better. He's a friendly and funny guy. I learned that Brandon started out doing plumbing work with his father when he was a teenager. He now has many years of experience providing plumbing services and from my experience with him, really knows what he is doing. I found out that he has worked both in installing plumbing into new dwellings and buildings, as well as providing plumbing services for those who need help, like (on occasion) me. Brandon has done an excellent job with the plumbing services he has done for me and honestly, he is the first person I refer people to when they tell me they have a plumbing issue.

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American Castles
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Henry K.
Verified review

American Castles Mike To the RESCUE!!! The water heater at my rental property burst on a Friday afternoon causing some major damage to the house. The renters were furious because their items got damaged and the house wasn't inhabitable after that. On the inside, the bathroom wall and under stairway closet were all soaking wet and drywall/carpet/padding had to be removed immediately to prevent mole build up. On the garage side where the water heater located, the entire wall was destroyed. so I called my home insurance who provided me with their preferred plumber who quoted an additional $540 out of pocket on top of what the insurance was going to cover just so he can bring up the water heater installation to code! He told me that it will take him 1+ week to order the water heater (duh...get one from Home Depot take only 1hr...which is what Mike did) and that he can install a temporary water heater and will charge $137/wk! He also referred me to a water damage restoration company which I was not too happy with either. Since it was an emergency and I went with that company. They came in and ripped out all the wet drywall without caring for any molding; especially for garage doors and closet doors! It seemed like what ever the water heater didn't damage, they did. They also broke my water heater intake shut off valve. damage the water heater over flow copper pipe. All I can say is I will not use them again! Back to the plumber, something was smelling fishy about his quote and so I called and questioned this plumber. His response was "Well, I will need to flush out the gas line and calibrate your water pressure...upgrade to the new California safety quote...put in earthquake straps...install new vent line since the new water heater nowaday don't use the old vent line!". I was not convinces so I started to Google for good local contractor and AMERICAN CASTLES (Mike Tay is the owner) came up from Thumtack along with few others from other websites. I contacted them and they came in and provided me quotes. Mike was the last one I contacted. He arrived within 30min. He checked out the damages and explained to me what needs to get done sequentially to get everything back in proper operation for my tenants. Mike is very knowledgeable and very patient in explaining things. I told him what the plumber had said, he laughed and told me the whole thing was a rip off and a scam! Another crock of bull**** and advised me against it. He told me to call my insurance company to inquire about using other plumber. Sure enough I was offered the "cash out" option which I didn't even know was available. I took that option and went with Mike for the repair. Mike knows how important it is for my tenants to get the hot water running again once the water damage restoration company completed the clean up/dry out the area (took 1 week). As soon as that company removed their equipment, Mike had his crew come in the next day (Saturday) to repair the garage dry wall and finished the installation of the new water heater and brought it up to code on safety on Sunday! He even added the water pan and installed drain pipe for me. I didn't even know such a thing exists (talk about quality...he treats it like repairing his own home!). The best part is his charge for the whole job including new water heater, earthquake straps, valve, drain pan, vent and new connection is far way less than what that plumber was going to charge me. I loved the fact he took the time to show me how things should be done up to code and what works for my situation instead of just giving a price and walking away. He did an awesome job! Unfortunately my landlord insurance's deductible was so high, I asked Mike to give me a quote for fixing the damage in the garage and inside the house. Mike's quote was very competitive and the best part is he is always willing to work with me knowing my situation (thx Mike). My bathroom paint is 16 years old so it was a challenge to match the paint for the new wall. After only quoting me for painting a small wall inside the bathroom, Mike decided on his own to paint the entire bathroom without charging for it. Now that what I call TAKING PRIDE IN YOUR WORK AND STICKING TO YOUR WORD!!! My summary is, Mike successfully completed the entire job and installation in four days. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone and will definitely be using and referring him to everyone I know.

Jesus Sepulveda
4.3
from 22 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kelsey C.
Verified review

Jesus was fantastic! Professional, proficient, quick and very polite the entire time. I had him install insulation to the hot water plumbing lines under our house. Great work for a great price. Really nice guy and easy to get a hold of. I will definitely be calling him again for any future plumbing needs.

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LUIS CISNEROS PLUMBING
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcus C.
Verified review

Came to the house and offered an estimate. Called him back. He bought a hot water heater and parts. He installed the product. It works. I have a number to call if a problem develops. He knew what had to be done, and he did it. I would use him again. Thanks Thumbtack.

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I-Plumbing Services
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oscar T.
Verified review

Alex was a great help! My water heater needed replacing and he explained all my options clearly and gave me the time I needed to make a decision. His work was above and beyond!

  • 4 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Judy J.
Verified review

Our pantry ceiling collapsed from a flood of water coming from our attic. Jay quickly identified the problem as a plugged condensate line from the attic air conditioning unit. Jay flushed the line quickly and charged a reasonable fee. Jay also referred us to the restoration contractor who dried our pantry and replaced the damaged insulation, drywall, and ceiling. I would definitely hire Jay again. In fact, we did hire Jay to replace our hot water heater and water pressure regulator valve and turn-off valve leading into our house.

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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