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Wilmington Water Heater Professionals

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

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  • 8 years in business
  • 192 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jonathan L.
Verified review

I live out of the state and my mom lives by herself. One day around early afternoon last week she called me in a panic mood and told me her water heater tank was leaking badly and her entire first floor was flooded. An old lady, who has no knowledge of anything about water heater tank, live by herself; no matter which way I looked at this situation, I heard cha-ching, cha-ching! I went on Thumbtack right away as I had some good experience with Thumbtack recently for my own place. Tony responded in about 10 mins, and after reading the reviews, I contacted him immediately. His schedule was full that day. Despite I told him we probably can wait until the next day, he told me if we were ok, he would be there around 8:00PM same day as gas water heater leaking is dangerous. Tony showed up later than 8, but I think it's understandable as he was far. After checking out the leak, he told my mom the water tank needed to be replaced, and he could be there next day same time. I confirmed with my mom, she said she saw where was leaking and a replacement was a good option. Tony went out and bought my mom a new tank next day, and then went back to install it for her at a very, very reasonable price. There was a little miscommunication which is understandable as my mom doesn't speak English as the first language, and they two settled that issue. Overall, both mom and I are very satisfied with Tony's work.

West Chester Home Repair
4.5
from 124 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Bert G.
Verified review

Charles did a fantastic job helping us with a water leak associated with our washer - ended up not being an appliance issue but a clogged pipe. He has a great attitude and wants to solve your problem. He went above and beyond the job and helped with a few things in addition to the issue at hand. Didn't change the price and he was enjoyable to be around. Charles is VERY knowledgeable about the washer/dryer aspects (and is happy to give you input on ongoing maintenance to prolong the life of your products). We would definitely use Charles again in the future.

  • 5 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
Vince L.
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Arrived on site and immediately began work to exchange our hot water heater. They worked quickly and professionally. When they were done they cleaned up after themselves. All the right things done at the right time. Would recommend them to others

  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Elissa K.
Verified review

Sam is my go to guy for my residence and my business. I’ve had him perform preventative maintenance on my HVAC unit at my home and business. He also fixed my hot water heater at my residence quickly and efficiently. Most recently, he came to my business, on a moments notice and got on the roof, literally in the middle of a snow storm and restored heat to my business along with a new nest thermostat. If you want professionalism, knowledge and quality work, Advanced Heating and Air is where you’ll find it.

Awash Contractors LLC
4.6
from 68 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Did a great job installing my hot water heater. Went out of his way to pick up the new water heater. He took time to make sure the job was done right.

  • 24 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Linda S.
Verified review

The representative from Mr. Electric was very professional and I am ecstatic about my new water heater. Thanks so much!

Steve's Plumbing
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

We highly recommend Steve's plumbing. We received a quote within hours, he diagnosed the problem the following morning, and replaced our hot water heater by early afternoon. All on a holiday weekend. Really incredible service. Thanks so much!

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Subzero Cooling & Heating
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David C.
Verified review

Where do I begin? Benny EXPERTLY replaced my residential heating unit, fixing my 3 previous HVAC guys' mistakes and shortcuts in the process, the biggest of which was a huge condensation problem slowly destroying my chimney, this without the need of installing an expensive chimney liner ☺. And when he discovered air being vented over fiberglass house insulation - a big no-no - he spent at least 3-4 hours removing the insulation at no extra charge, just to do the job right, and because of his concern for our health. He also installed a central AC unit at the same time, which I LOVE. I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the extra intake adjustable vent he suggested and installed near the unit in the basement, which recirculates cold/cool air from the basement to the rest of the house when I open this vent and run the fan only function on the unit, cooling the house on those warm not hot days, making the need of running the actual AC unit often unnecessary and saving me $$$. And after he reconfigured the duct work some, so that the reusable hepa filters he provided to us fit snugly in the system, our allergy symptoms immediately became a thing of the past ☺☺☺. He also asked me what kind of thermostat I would like, and installed the perfect thermostat for me, and also color-coordinated it to my decor no less. Beautiful! I love it. And when my water heater recently gave up the ghost, Benny rearranged his schedule to replace it asap, along with adding shut-off valves going to the water heater (perfect), another expert installation of another fine quality unit, these jobs WELL WORTH their very reasonable costs...I've never written a review before for anything, but felt compelled to sing Benny's praises. From now on he's the only HVAC/plumber for me. Do not think twice!

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Mark Russell
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Don B.
Verified review

Not only did he fix my problem but taught how to maintain my water softner. Thumbs up!

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Old Line Heating and Air
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shaun M.
Verified review

Did a great job fixing my water heater as quickly as they could!

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Nadwodny Renovations LLC
4.6
from 43 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
MyAn N.
Verified review

Mike Nadwodney came out within one hour of my call. He was very nice and easy to talk to. He gave me a good price on my water heater installation, and got the work done within the same day. Excellent service and he is now getting more business from me. I'm going to hire him for other works done on my house. I highly recommend him!!!

Aire Serv Of West Chester
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Katherine M.
Verified review

There was a little bit of a mixup with the timing but overall Sean was very conscientious and did a good job fixing a leak in a copper domestic water pipe.

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Drain cleaning
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
Verified review

Zack came and replaced my hot water heater as a same day service. He was wonderful to deal with. Not only did he remove the old unit, but he completely cleaned up the area upon installation of the new unit. Zack was thorough and competent as well as courteous and a real professional in his work. I strongly recommend hiring him and will certainly go to him first for future work. Thank you, Zack!!

Top Pro
  • 18 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John C.
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Installed a tankless water in Master Bath closet. This was a replacement and Jason did a much better job than the original installer. I would use him again.

Top Pro
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tony W.
Verified review

Excellent work..very knowledgeable, i finally found a great plummer!!!!Replace adapter and water lines on my hotwater tank...Excellent price

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Tri Elite Advisors
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ted N.
Verified review

Installed new hot water heater. Minor plumbing and duct changes were recommended to ensure full access to gas heater blower. Price fair and below local mainline installers

We.Move.You & Repair
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlin V.
Verified review

They put in a utility sink, new hose bibb to my backyard, and a new water heater on very short notice. Amazing service. Very responsive. Courteous and conscientious. Thanks again!

GreenWay Comfort Solutions
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Heather L.
Verified review

Great work all around! We thought we were done with our heater for he season until this little cold snap. These guys were able to come out the same day and get my system running. They didn’t try to upsell or force me to buy Something I didn’t need. They truly cared about solving my issue and didn’t charge me an arm and leg to do it. I’m having them out next week for an AC tune up. Definitely recommend!

Drain Mechanics LLC
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cameron M.
Verified review

Water heater broke during the snow storm. They can the next morning in the snow and get me a new water heater the same day... I will recommend them to my family and friends.

Drain Cure Plumbing
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Neel P.
Verified review

Happy with the results and tankless water heater is working great!

My Mechanical Man
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rosemary P.
Verified review

I had originally contacted Colton just a day before I desperately needed my hot water heater fixed! We had problems but were expecting company and needed it done quickly. Colton was extremely responsive with my phone calls and emails and arrived exactly when he said to make the repair. He is friendly and got what we needed done quickly, efficiently and with a price that matched the outstanding value! Thanks to Colton our family visit went off without a hitch! We will use My Mechanical Man any time in the future for any other services we may need!

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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