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Council Bluffs Water Heater Repair Professionals

Browse these water heater repair services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Council Bluffs.

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Lil John Handyman Service
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nick R.
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John did a great job fixing a burst water pipe for me! He was very nice and professional, too.

Plumbing Specialties
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Gary G.
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Prompt, courteous and fairly priced, will use them again for the other toilet and water heater replacement most definitely!!

Janna R.
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They fixed a frozen pipe in my home. They were at my house within two hours of calling. Very friendly and professional. Only drawback was that they don't fix drywall after repair, so I will need to hire someone else for that now. Overall pleased with service.

American Rooter, Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Keith G.
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I found American Rooter via Thumbtack. I've had great luck going this route in the past and being that water was leaking from an upstairs shower to the kitchen directly below it, I figured I'd try that luck again. I'm glad I did. The company responded quickly and even called to see if they could come early. This worked perfectly for me. The guy who did my repairs, Alex, was professional and kept me informed through the whole process. He was courteous as well (as a member of the house was asleep). Really a great experience.

Steve Allis--Master Plumber
4.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Paula H.
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Mr. Allis provided bathroom toliet repair. Stool needed new seal to stop it from leaking into the basement when flushed. While there he also caulked around the bathtub and shower/and unplugged the bathtub drain. We were very pleased with how quickly he got to us, He took care of the problem and didnt charge us an arm and a leg. We were pleased and hired him to take care of kitchen sink/dishwasher hook-ups etc for our kitchen as well. Honest/Fair pricing, takes pride in his work.

Big Birge Plumbing
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lei Ann F.
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Brad Birge definitely rates an outstanding! Our family has had several plumbing emergencies over the last few months, everything from new water heaters in the basement to a leak upstairs to new faucets and disposal in the kitchen. Brad has always responded right away. I'm impressed. His work is excellent. He always cleans up after himself. His rates are very fair. I recommend him to everyone I know.

Simon
5.0
from 1 review
    Susan G.
    Verified review

    Simon helped me with my water heater last month. He was thorough, quick, kind and very professional. I would certainly recommend him for any service you may need. He also offered to take a look at my heater while he was there for a very reasonable price. Like I said, I recommend Simon to anyone.

    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.

    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.

    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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