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Augusta Water Heater Repair Professionals

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Will's Works
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joan R.
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Will has been an all around person for us. From new siding and insulation to putting in new bathroom floor and toilet, roof snow shoveling and even as furniture mover. He has gone above and beyond in all he did and made sure we were satisfied.Prices are very reasonable and he has excellent work ethics. I would recommend him highly and he is the person I will call first.

HEET-Miser LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Pete D.
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Outstanding experience. We went to Thumbtack for what we thought would be a small repair job on our central air conditioning system, but it turned out to be a much bigger job than we expected. Russ discovered problems that existed long before, that caused the system to finally fail. Thanks to a very knowledgeable and competent repairman we're back up and running. The whole system is running smooth and quieter. Russ was clean, neat and friendly. We will call for him again

Mainely Comfort LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
David F.
Verified review

Walt is one of the vendors that we use at the non-profit that I work for. He has been the best heating tech that I have dealt with since I have been work at the non-profit. I call on him for all of our Clean, Tune and Evaluates as well as water heater replacements and other projects such as heating system replacements. He is always extremely professional and I have never heard a bad word about him from our clients. He is willing to tackle difficult and odd situations for us and is more thorough than any other heating tech that we use.

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I do plumbing installation for new homes and repair of older installs. I also do water and air waste plumbing priced by the hour or by the job.

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We do any kind of repair to a house, inside or outside, like sealing driveways. I'm semiretired so I pick my work and like to keep my jobs under 5 days long. I talk to customers to let them know just what is going on through the job so the customer feels comfortable. If people look like they don't have much, I sometimes give them a break on the price; I love to help older people.

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I do anything that has to do with home and auto. I do construction from the ground up, remodeling, finish carpentry, roofing, light and electrical installation, plumbing, and any kind of repairs to your home and auto.

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Due to the unpredictable nature of the waterworks industry, we offer 24-hour emergency service, for those worst-possible moments. A true emergency demands fast response. We have specially equipped trucks, experienced personnel and the necessary material to assist you when the need arises.

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My work stands out because I am very concientious about my work. I am not satisfied until it is right and the customer likes it.

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We work on any home repair or remodeling, roofing, siding, decks, painting, windows, flooring, some electrical services and plumbing.

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We clean, reline and rebuild chimneys, install and repair drywall, and do roofing, siding, light plumbing and electrical work. We are available during after hours and weekends. If your home needs repairs, we can fix it!

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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