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Fitchburg Water Heater Repair Professionals

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

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McKenna's Handyman Services
4.9
from 204 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debra C.
Verified review

I had two toilet repairs done by Stephen. He was very knowledgeable about my plumbing issues and took care of them quickly. He is a hard worker and very cost efficient.

Top Pro
  • 28 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John S.
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Mark was outstanding helping me with a water heater replacement. He was up front about cost, on time, and left me with a neat quality job. Very pleased. FIVE STARS across the board.

  • 1 year in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Angela C.
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I requested a quote Friday night, received a response back within 5 minutes and Joel arrived the next morning on time. Very personable. Laid out the options in an organized manner. Installed the water heater the same day. Assuming no issues with the installation (time will tell), good experience overall. Now time to take a hot shower!

Christopher Grossi
4.5
from 47 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Suresh R.
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We are very pleased with Christopher in all aspects for small floor repair and installing vents. We will use him again for future needs.

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3 Brothers Mechanical
4.7
from 44 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin T.
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We had a new heating system put in as well as a tankless hot water heater. They also upgraded our electrical panel and put in an electric baseboard in our foyer. The guys were punctual, extremely professional and knowledgeable. I recently had an extremely experienced contactor come through for an unrelated project and he said the work that Three Brothers did was some of the best that he had seen in years. I am more than pleased with the outcome! Highly recommend!

Northeast Residential
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey N.
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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.

  • 21 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Prabhu R.
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Vincent was great. He came in, took time to explain everything on how the water heater works, maintenance procedures and he also knew what he was doing. Very nice guy, very pleasant and personable and was able to service the heater quickly. Vincent even offered to come back at not charge extra if the issue that I had contacted him for happens again. In the end it appeared to have been a simple filter cleaning procedure. Now we have to wait and see if the issue we had happens again, but I am confident that Vincent addressed the root of the problem.

IDEAL AIR HVAC
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Cameron A.
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I called Odean on a Monday afternoon to fix my broken water heater and he came right over, gave me a quote and fixed it up. Went really fast. Super nice guy and I recommend to everyone!

Gerry Reid Carpentry
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany S.
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Gerry repaired a shower leak by resetting and resealing the tiles. He was responsive and reasonably priced.

Chris ramos
4.6
from 26 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron S.
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We hired Chris to complete a washer/gas dryer install in our basement. A lot of plumbers gave us the run around on the install and advised of solutions that would not meet our needs for our old house. Chris suggested an install that was in line with what we had wanted. He was able to complete the job at a lower cost than all other estimates. Chris showed up on a time and communicated any other issues along the way. We purchased our washer and dryer after the initial install and Chris was able to come back and complete the hook up for us. No more laundromat trips for us!

Proplumbing
4.2
from 23 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Craig C.
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Replaced a leaking water heater on a Saturday. Very responsive, reasonable pricing. Highly recommend.

  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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Lee was responsive, knowledgeable, and kind. He did the routine maintenance on our five year old boiler, that we did not realize we should have been doing annually! We will definitely call him again next year---or sooner if other plumbing needs arise. He also replaced a corroded pipe on our water heater. The timing and price were great! Thank you!

Hillard Mechanical
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Mona K.
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Top man! Did an excellent job replacing my water heater. Very fast and efficient. Extremely reliable and would certainly hire again.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Linda Z.
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I needed someone asap and Nick was available, quoted his price and I knew it was a good match. He met me at Home Depot to pick up the water heater, the work was done before noon and I am very happy with this company.

B. Brazil Plumbing & Heating
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shawn C.
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Brian came out to fix my water heater last month. He talked me through shutting the water off over the phone and agreed to come the next day. Surprisingly, he called me that evening to check on the situation and confirm I would be the first customer in the morning. I explained that we would have to go take a shower somewhere else but he said he would come at 5am so we could get ready for work. True to his word, he started at 5 am and we were all showering by7. Thank you Brian

Wnuk Plumbing LLC
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Venu I.
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Craig went above and beyond my expectation in every way. He responded to Thumbtack request in < 5 min. He took time to listen/explain the issue and suggested replacing the water heater was better option. Unlike big plumber who charge $100 just to evaluate the issue, Craig quoted me the price over the phone and got the work done in next 24 hours. I had some concern/question once the installation was done and called me at 8:00PM. He drove in right away and addressed my concern (Not something that you would expect from big plumbing companies). And best of all, Craig's quote was LESS THAN HALF of other big plumbing companies. Totally recommend him for any plumbing needs.

Advanced Plumbing
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ian H.
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Keith was knowledgeable and timely. He knew exactly what I needed for a water heater to address my concerns. 10/10 would use again.

K and L General Contracting
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christina L.
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Was a very easy transaction. They were punctual, polite, no mess left behind and took the time to explain the best upkeep options to get the most out of our water heater. Thank you for making this simple and affordable!

New Hampshire Water Systems
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Haodan L.
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Steven showed up on time, and finished the water heater replacement in 3 hours. Work quality was exceptional, and he spend extra time to answer all the questions I had. Definitely hire him again.

Fulton's Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Paul G.
Verified review

We have used Fulton's Plumbing no less than 75 times on jobs from as small as replacing a hot water heater to plumbing 40 luxury condos. Jason Fulton is a master plumber who can do it all and is professional as well as friendly. Not to mention he is very responsive in emergency situations no matter what the time of day.

Matt Murphy
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Craig L.
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Matt was a true professional! I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a water heater installation. Communication throughout was outstanding. Very satisfied with the work. Thank you Matt!

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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