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Boise Rheem Water Heater Repairers

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

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The Drain Butler
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina W.
Verified review

He was very polite and did a good job installing my water softener.

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick S.
Verified review

John is the best! I had a water heater that needed replaced. He offered the best quote by far, and followed up thru emails and phone class to answer all my questions. He was able to do the job timely and quick. Very professional, knowledgeable and clean. I've already scheduled him for more work and will look to him for any future repairs I need done. Thanks John!

Performance Plumbing
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christina C.
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Plumber Jason arrived on time when our water heater was leaking all over the floor. He gave options to fix vs. replacement. without being pushing. Which am thankful for. I will be recommending Performance Plumbing to my family.

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Mary K.
Verified review

We are glad we found this premier plumbing and remodeling shop. We used both the boise plumbers and the remodelers. The plumbers changed out our water heater and did a few other plumbing repairs. The remodelers fixed our roof and did extra work in our bathroom. We will use these guys again!

RJ Plumbing
3.4
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Keith Y.
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Did a good job and noticed some other issues in the subfloor that could have easily become a bigger deal if left unattended to. My wife was impressed with his honesty and pleasant demeanor.

  • 3 years in business
Jay S.
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Tyler came out and installed my TANKLESS water heater. The price was very good. He gave me options on some other projects in my home. One of the most honest plumbers I have met. He is my new plumber!! 5 stars from this very happy customer!

Viking Plumbing
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Abby E.
Verified review

We had Jake from Viking Plumbing come in and replace our 15 year old water heater. He gave us multiple options with pricing and answered every question we had. Jake was knowledgeable, courteous and professional! His work was clean and high quality! We will definitely be using Viking Plumbing for all of our plumbing needs in the future!! Thanks Jake!

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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