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Newburyport Water Heater Repair Professionals

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Top Pro
  • 28 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janet G.
Verified review

Mark has not yet completed the job, but his kindness and level of knowledge, has been a life saver. I am in basement flood situation and he has been a huge help in sorting out how to proceed with the water heater replacement. I will provide further reference when job is completed.

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GB Home Services
4.9
from 68 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aubry H.
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Yes, I hired Gary thru Thumbtack. He quoted me a price, and came by first to look over the old water heater and the new one he would be installing. Was thorough in his review of the 30 year old water heater before concluding he would be able to do the work. Showed up the next day on time and completed the project in a timely fashion and left the laundry room clean and tidy where the water heater was located. I'm referring him to a friend on account of his wide knowledge of all kinds of repair work, as well as the excellent job he did at the house here. See you again, Gary, for other projects! And thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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A&M Services, HVAC
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Merri G.
Verified review

I replaced my original furnace, AC and water heater at my condo with Edward at A&M Services. From start to finish, it went exactly as you would want any transaction to go. Edward was responsive, prompt, and friendly. He kept me in the loop of the status of everything going on. He handled the job with great care and made sure I was pleased with everything. Overall, it was a job well done all around. I highly recommend A&M Services!

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3 Brothers Mechanical
4.7
from 43 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erin T.
Verified review

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!

Soumadel HVAC llc
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa C.
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Let me first say that I'm a new home owner of a house with a water heating system I know nothing about and it wasn't working in the morning. I called and he offered to come in a couple hours. Meanwhile, I realized I had shut it off because the red shut off switch was next to the kitchen light switch. I turned it on and all was well. He didn't have to fix my system but he did come and schooled me a bit about my system and answered all my questions I wanted to know. He didn't even charge me for coming out on a weekend morning. I will use him again if and when my system needs real repairs.

IDEAL AIR HVAC
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Cameron A.
Verified review

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 29 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 40 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.

  • 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!

Average Guys LLC
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mike K.
Verified review

Justin was great to work with. He responded very quickly to my post, coming out that same day to look at the gas fired hot water heater that needed to be replaced. He walked me through various pricing and install options, with the pros and cons of each (price, warranty, location of units, etc). He came out for the initial consult, worked on various options over the course of a few days, and was the one to install, so there isn't a pushy sales person to deal with; which is refreshing. We ended up getting a wall mounted on demand unit for the ability to direct vent it and it has a 12 year warranty. Justin built a solid wall platform for it to be attached to (since the foundation is brick and rock, there isn't a level place to be found), and he even painted it black to give the finished setup a bit more of a polished look. At the same time we did this one, we had the same setup installed in the tenants apartment. Justin did a great job of notifying us in advance of work days (which were all consecutive, so that was very helpful), so we could work with the tenant for access and installed everything in a very timely manner. When I gave Justin the initial deposit, he returned about an hour later with all the materials, and started work the following Monday. The install looks beautiful, Justin was very easy to work with and talk to and I would highly recommend Justin for any other work. I'll be calling him when its time to replace our old oil furnace. They should really be called Above Average Guys.

Chris ramos
4.4
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
Verified review

I spoke to Chris mid week about replacing an external silcock (hose faucet). He quoted a price and gave me a time, and he was on time, quick, and very efficient in his repair (and reasonable in his fee). I spoke to him about future projects I may have for him.

Roberts Heating and Cooling
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Peter K.
Verified review

Highly recommend. When I️ realized the heat wasn’t working I️ contacted Mike. He was able to come out same day and fixed the damage caused by a mice infestation! He stayed for as long as needed to fix the serious damage done to the heater. To no fault of his own, the mice got back in the next day and he came immediately to get us up and running. He was able to take preventative measures and made suggestions for us to prevent this in the future. Will definitely hire Mike and his team again.

  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Nathan R.
Verified review

I was charged exactly what was quoted, and had a new water heater the same day.

CSB Plumbing
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas V.
Verified review

I am a remodeling contractor assigned to bringing a vacant 2 story house up to building code on the North Shore. The property had been abandoned before winter and caused severe water damage from frozen pipes. Several radiators, hidden pipes in the walls, water heater and heating system were all destroyed. Christopher was very patient and methodical in presenting a workable plan. And his price was quit reasonable. I deal with many trades people and Christopher is without hesitation now on my "A" list. Verzino Construction Co., Inc. West Newton, MA

Hillard Mechanical
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 17 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.

Tom Falconer
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Robert D.
Verified review

Tom did this job with Mike McGlaughlin under their business name M & F Plumbing. They were really good to work with, and very responsive to get us a quote for an emergency water heater replacement that we needed done for our 6-unit condo association. The total for the job was well below what a couple of the other big-name plumbing companies quoted, and yet they got the job done quickly and professionally. We plan to use them again in the future.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Great work installing water heater

  • 24 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Peter C.
Verified review

George was prompt and courteous. He took the time to explain the problem with my water heater and offer options. George and his assistant completed the replacement in a timely fashion and cleaned up after themselves.

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.

Bradco Plumbing
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Greg F.
Verified review

I came home from vacation to find that my water heater broke and was leaking in the basement. Bill was out to me the next afternoon to replace it. He arrived when he said he would and offered a competitive price. I’ll definitely be using his services for any future heating or plumbing needs.

New Hampshire Water Systems
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Haodan L.
Verified review

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.

Matt Murphy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Romeo M.
Verified review

Matt was very responsive and helpful with determining the details of the project. I needed installation of a new water heater. He customized the quote based on my needs. Reasonable price. He showed up on time. I would certainly used his services again. Thanks!

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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