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Bristol Rheem Water Heater Repairers

Browse these rheem water heater repair services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Bristol.

Roto King LLC
4.6
from 65 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony S.
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Good guy prompt response got the job done quick and right the first time hot water heater leaking came and took care of the half wacked work that was done previously recommend Eddie for all ur plumbing needs

Northeast Residential
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey N.
Verified review

They were extremely professional and completed the job well. They were able to move a water heater a few feet over and reconnect all the plumbing without issues.

  • 43 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
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They got out to our house quickly and were able to get our water heater working again - thank goodness! Their quote for a new heater was a little on the high side, but I'm sure it's because they do quality work.

  • 12 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph S.
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Art did a great job installing my water heater. He did he job on short notice and was very thorough.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mari H.
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AJ helped with a difficult water heater replacement that needed to be installed in a limited space. He was prompt and professional. Cost of the job was extremely reasonable, especially considering the extra man hours required for some unexpected setbacks we encountered. I would be happy to call on him for future service.

Esd Mechanical
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sophie W.
Verified review

Repair our water heater, reasonable price and good jop.

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sandy S.
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Atlantic Mechanical Services has replaced and repaired central heating and air conditioning units, hot water heaters, booster tanks, walk-in refrigerators and freezers, stand up freezers, toilets, sinks, etc. They have serviced 6 restaurants for me and I would never call anyone else. They are hands down the best commercial HVAC company around.

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.

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.

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.

How much do new water heaters cost?

The cost of a new water heater depends largely on the type and size of the heater. The average national cost for a new water heater installation including a 40- to 50-gallon tank is $350-$780. Most homes don’t need larger tanks, but they are available — for a price. The average difference between a 50-gallon tank and a 75-gallon tank (the next most common size) ranges from $400 to $600. Hundred-gallon tanks are also available, and they can cost double or triple the price of a 50-gallon tank from the same manufacturer. New water heaters tend to be far more energy-efficient, so they can cut energy costs; homeowners may also be eligible for a new water heater rebate from their local utility company.

Typically, tankless water heaters, which heat water only when you need it, cost more but can save about 25 percent of annual water heating costs, on average. They also lose only 5 percent of their energy compared with a tank unit’s 30 percent energy loss. Note, too, that a water heater with a tank has a life expectancy of 10 years, while tankless units generally last about twice as long.

The final expense to consider is a possible disposal fee to get rid of the old water heater; some companies include it in the price, while others charge an average of $35-$150.

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