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Winston Salem Rheem Water Heater Repairers

Browse these rheem water heater repair services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Winston Salem.

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All Mighty Plumbing
4.9
from 130 reviews
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sabrina H.
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Awesome, awesome job! Daniel put in a new gas water heater the same day I contacted him. He was fast, prompt and professional. Oh, I forget to mention very reasonable price. ☺ I would highly recommend Daniel to anyone, I will definitely be using him again for any plumbing needs I may have.

  • 5 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
K. C.
Verified review

Water heater went out. Quick response to inquiry for repair. Picked up water for us at Home Depot, installed it and hauled away old one. Also checked next day to make sure we had hot water. Prompt responses and constant communication. We have found us a handyman! Thanks so much.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kisha M.
Verified review

Todd was really awesome. Im new to the area and no one would come out same day to fix my hot water heater (probably bc of the holidays) and they also quoted me a much higher price. He fixed my issue and stayed to make sure everything checked out. Great job. I will definitely use him again if need be.

Cushman Construction
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Rick F.
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I hired Justin through Thumbtack to look at installing a new electric water heater. Justin was able to come out, look at what I was wanting to get done and provide a good suggest on how to proceed. Justin completed the job in a very timely manner, was able to work around my schedule, cleaned up after finishing the job and his work was perfect. Justin communicated by email and phone and did so in a professional and timely manner. He showed up when he said he would and followed up perfectly. I have him listed in my contacts so that I can and will hire him to complete a few other jobs that I have planned.

  • 20 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shakira S.
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We appreciated his service for installing our water heater. Thank you!

All-Star Plumbing
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bernadette G.
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Replace gas water heater; repair split copper piping to the outside faucet; replace rusted bolts on commode.

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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