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Kalamazoo Water Heater Repair Professionals

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

Little Things To Do
4.6
from 51 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl S.
Verified review

Wonderful! Gary repaired the leaky valve at my rental property. I will definitely be calling him for future repairs and installations. Thank you so much!

Smitty's Construction
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Gregg did a great job replacing our water heater. Professional and responsive..Will hire again...thanks

Wyatt Plumbing
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Alecia G.
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The drain under our washing machine was clogged, sending any water from the kitchen sink all over the basement bathroom. Christopher solved the problem quickly, expertly, and with the best attitude we've ever encountered! We'll never hire anyone else, so long as he is in business.

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Your Home Appliance
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mark A.
Verified review

Brett and Company did a fantastic job. They were very professional and down to earth. They worked quickly and more importantly affordably. I personally would recommend them to anyone looking for assistance with their Water Heater needs!

PAE Plumbing LLC
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Alice M.
Verified review

We had a few things that needed to be repaired. Tim came when he said and was able to take care of everything we needed, including a sink faucet repair and replacing the lever and drain in the tub. He is easy to work with, and I would readily recommend him to others. Later I had another problem, which was not part of his service and he recommended a person who was very satisfactory.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Suzy N.
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Our water heater was on its last leg when we decided to replace it. Michigan West quoted us a great price and started on the job quickly. The tech who came to the house was very concerned about not making a mess. He finished the job in good time and left the work area cleaner than he found it. We would highly recommend.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jim S.
Verified review

We used Jims services on 3 different occasions. New water heater, replaced faucets, fixed leaky faucets, toilets and pipes. He always went over and above to make sure the job was done right. Would highly recommend Jim for any handyman job. He is a jack of all trades for sure.

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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