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Browse these water heater services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in South Gate.

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ROOTER GUY & PLUMBING
4.9
from 206 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 255 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dave E.
Verified review

One of the rainiest days in OC in years and our water heater blew out. I called Bruce and we discussed all my options in great detail. He knew all the specs on a number of different water heaters and what would be the best size for our home. He came by at the requested time ( quickly) removed the old unit picked up the new Bradford White 50 Gal unit. Very fair price and quality workmanship. Not only that.... he did the entire job in the rain to be sure we had hot water for the family. Quality guy with a strong honest work ethic I will use or recommend Bruce to anyone! Many Thanks...... D

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Allstar Rooter
4.8
from 209 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 316 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bianca L.
Verified review

In the process of removing a water heater from the kitchen, they nicked my tile. They offered to cover the cost of the floor tile, which is what I truly do appreciate .This is why I rate them a four out of five stars.

Sharony Fast Services
4.7
from 209 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 303 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
Verified review

Arrived late but who doesn't in west side traffic and installed new water heater in 1.5 hrs. Good price & professionally done.

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Plumber
4.9
from 117 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Craig O.
Verified review

Showed up exactly on time and replaced the thermocouple in my water heater. Job took less than an hour. Great experience. Would definitely hire again. Highly recommend.

Bernal's Plumbing
4.8
from 101 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Daniella W.
Verified review

Frank came out the same day. We were told by our water heater company that a part was not working yet when he installed it, he noticed that it was another issue. He agreed to send me an invoice so we could speak with the realtor about reimbursement since their company installed a valve incorrectly. We appreciated Frank’s care and knowledge.

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House To Home
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mina M.
Verified review

TJ came to the rescue with our broken water heater. He knew what the issue was from my message, responded promptly, allowed me to call at off hours, and showed up on a Sunday! His work was meticulous and he was a delight to converse with. Highly recommend him!

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

Allan was fantastic. He responded quickly and quoted me a very fair price. I liked his honesty. I asked him several questions and his responses were right on target. He came out the same day and checked out my water heater. After a test he confirmed it was the thermocouple that was the issue. He replaced it quickly. He was very neat with his work. He then took the time to show me what he had done and how the unit was now working properly. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a plumber. I will definitely be using his services again.

Elite Contractors Inc
4.6
from 78 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy H.
Verified review

We woke up to find our hot water out and scrambled to find someone who could come.w fix our water heater that same day. Thankfully we found Elite Contractors Inc. They sent a technician out within two hours of calling and fixed the problem within 20 minutes for a reasonable service fee. Easiest repair experience I've have in a while. Thanks, Vladimir! We'll definitely be calling them in the future.

Accurate Service Co.
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 83 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.

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Mj Plumbing
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marcelo A.
Verified review

Moises is beyond exceptional! He came out on a Sunday evening with short notice. We had a broken water heater. HE was able to find the problem and worked quickly on getting everything taken care of and in working order by the next day. He's fair, honest, and does amazing work. I highly recommend him.

JDS Plumbing
4.8
from 63 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Radha K.
Verified review

I needed water heater maintenance and my main water line was broken. Jim did a great job. Trustworthy and very professional and his rates were very reasonable. I will definitely hire him back.

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M&N WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
5.0
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rajesh S.
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Honest technician for honest customers!!!. Carlos goes with this tagline 100%. I hired Carlos for installing Fleck SXT 5600 water softener system. He did an amazing job, very courteous, knowledgeable and affordable. He has clarified all the questions I have asked patiently. We are very happy with the water softener that he has provided and the installation as well. I’d highly recommend him if anyone is considering for water softeners or for installation.

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Ez Plumbing Service
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jill H.
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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.

Water Heater Installation
4.6
from 49 reviews
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Paula M.
Verified review

I contacted Thumbtack for my Mom. I live in Northern California and she lives in Southern California. I select several plumbers for her to chose from and she called Rudy first. She said he was excellent, very knowledgeable. He helped by suggesting an alternative water heater than the one she purchased, which saved my mom about $1000. Rudy really knows about all different types of water heaters. He is a man of his word about when he will be there and calls if there was a delay. He called when he was stuck in traffic and stayed to finish until about 9 pm. She said he was very professional and kind to her. I appreciate that he could help her and didn't take advantage of her.

  • 20 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Kim M.
Verified review

Albert is awesome. He is a perfectionist with unmatched work ethic. He provides the best service, prices, and flexibility that I have EVER experienced with a plumber. His prices are very competitive and don’t be surprised if he comes over to quote and is ready to tackle the job right on the spot. Originally we just hired him to in stall a water heater but since he has installed 3 toilets, 1 tub, replaced all fixtures in showers and all valves. So it is no surprise that I would say yes I would hire Albert again and refer him to anyone that needs a plumber.

Prudential Plumbing
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Nina S.
Verified review

I called another plumber with a lot of good ratings and they told me they were busy. Would we like to make an appointment for tomorrow? It was only 3pm and we had a hissing leak under the house. Still the best I could get was, let me tell you how to shut the water off and we can be there tomorrow around 10am. So we called Prudential plumbing. Prudential said they would be there as soon as they could, probably by 5pm. Mark from Prudential arrived about 4pm, nice surprise and he went right to the leak. There wasn’t going to be a quick fix because he said he had to torch the pipe and the low spot meant he had to drain the water. After some procedures to remove the water he went under the house and replaced the pipe. Then he went back under again to sanitize the area. When he finished our water was back and our toilets worked again! I complimented Mark about the repair and asked how he arrived so quickly after I called. He said he was about a mile away with another customer and our emergency needed service. He still had more work there the next day. We offered Mark a tip but he said he wouldn’t take it this time. He said it was enough that we decided to live so close to his other customer. Our bill wasn’t the lowest I’ve seen but Prudential’s service was maybe the best and they were fast with a response. I think its very true what Prudential says on their web site.

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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.

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Christopher hatton
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Daela H.
Verified review

Christopher was first to respond and came over to give free assessment of job. He returned the next day and found the water main leak and made the repair. He did a good job and clearly had the skills the complete the job. Very pleased with the prompt quality work.

  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Richard M.
Verified review

I was out of town when I needed repairs done, Rigo responded right away with an onsite quote. We arranged the work day after a Holiday, and work was completed that day! Rigo offered suggestions for the repair that made sense and were money saving. I would totally recommend Rigo to anybody needing water main and water heater replacement and/or repairs!

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Down the Drain Plumbing
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Winston W.
Verified review

Jose showed up promptly and gave a free estimate. The price was reasonable for the good materials 1 inch 'L' copper used. We started the project the next day and finished same day. The project was installing about 35 feet of copper pipes for the main water from street to the house.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mohamad J.
Verified review

Great product great service every thing was done right . He take his time but he does good job doesn't cut corners everything done by the book Clean work .fast response back up his work product nice and great price too He install two zone unit work great air condition and heater pump Never need central a/c after now

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.

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.

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.

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