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Lafayette Water Heater Repair Professionals

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

  • 6 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jared T.
Verified review

We had a kitchen sink plumbing job that spiraled out of control and required just enough countertop and cabinet work than most local plumbers would take it on. Larry responded to our post quickly and we accepted his bid. Our awful, stained, fiberglass built-in sink had a busted faucet and the amateur plumbing underneath meant we couldn't reach the faucet to replace it without destroying it. We took the opportunity to replace the sink with a stainless steel farmhouse sink of our dreams. Larry chopped out the old one, refit all the plumbing, installed a new faucet, refit the garbage disposer, and cleaned up in 5 hours, exactly as quoted. He was done on time and saved us a bunch of money on new countertops. The wife can't stop bragging about the new sink and the extra space underneath due to the professional pipefitting.

Pittsboro Plumbing inc.
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha L.
Verified review

After a water heater disaster and already paying a well known plumbing company 300 dollars to not repair our water heater, my husband and I were not happy about paying another plumber with high rates for little work. We finally decided to give it another try. He responded quickly and was VERY reasonably priced in comparison to some abnoxious quotes we received. He showed up quickly and got the job done in a very timely manner. Will definitely keep his business card handy!

FlowPro Plumbing and Drains
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Deb H.
Verified review

My water heater finally died after 18 years. I called FlowPro and Ron came out later that morning to provide an estimate to replace it. After discussing several options, I decided to go with a tankless water heater in place of a traditional gas water heater. The technician was able to come out that afternoon to replace it and I was able to take a hot shower that night! Very impressed with their prompt service and everyone was professional, from the office gal to the technician. I highly recommend them!

Atwell Plumbing
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 34 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Roger E.
Verified review

Atwell was professional and reasonable. They came the next day(after first contact) and made the leak repair and were on their way. Water spickot was leaking. I would definitely use again. The repair was done in the most cost effective way.

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We are a full-service plumbing company. We specialize in all areas of plumbing, especially water heater and water softener repairs or replacements. We are a drug-free company and offer over 57 years of plumbing knowledge to fix any plumbing issue. We always provide free estimates.

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We are a small full service plumbing company with midwestern roots. Fair pricing, expertise and honesty sets us apart from the crowd. Take a look at some of our reviews,

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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