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Elizabeth Water Heater Professionals

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

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  • 458 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harveer S.
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Jason was quick to respond and communicate. He helped me pick up the new water heater from Home depot. Very professional, No drama, went above and beyond to do a few things that were not expected in a typical water heater replacement. Cleaned the area very nicely. JUST A AMAZING EXPERIENCE getting things done! Will hire him again any day.!

  • 355 hires on Thumbtack
Mary S.
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We needed two water heaters replaced in a very tight space, a project where we would either be charged an exorbitant amount or probably have it be completed poorly. Kathy was incredible--patient, informative, and made sure we were comfortable moving forward after helping us explore all options. Sam was very transparent about the possible issues that could arise, and executed everything perfectly with Jordan(?) helping out. They had to drain and remove all three which was very difficult, but there were no complaints. Sam even changed out the valves that were in terrible condition and adjusted the vents to the proper pitch at no extra charge. We were also relieved that he took an additional, unplanned job as a unit's sink and toilet were leaking. Overall they did a fantastic job and were very professional. Loved working with them, and will hire for future projects.

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Celtic Piping and Heating
4.9
from 105 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 124 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ron J.
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Ed came by the restaurant and SAVED THE DAY. I met several plumbers and they all tried to sneak unfair amounts of money to fix my water heater. Ed came and educated and fixed the problem within 24 hours and saved me nightmares of losing tons of money. Ed is reliable, honest, and I'd refer him to anyone who needs some honest work done. Thank you Ed!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Moni A.
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Jorge was on time and very efficient. He helped me better understand the issue and even had the necessary connector hoses for the faucet even though I got the wrong ones from Home Depot. I appreciate the work he has provided and plan to look to his services again if I have any future projects.

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William Morton
4.9
from 76 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doug P.
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William was outstanding in resolving the issue with my water heater and was cheaper than any other quote by far. He went out of his way to ensure that he could secure the correct parts, and he was able to remedy the issue quickly on the first visit. I definitely plan to continue to use William for any plumbing needs at any of my properties.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorraine U.
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I hired Darin after getting a rediculas estimate to replace a water heater from another handyman in my house. Darin installed a new water heater at almost half the cost of what the other guy wanted. I will definitely use him again.

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Cye's HVAC
4.9
from 55 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris T.
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This man did the IMPOSSIBLE for an excellent price. It was a flat amount no hourly bs. He was easy to talk to calmed me down when I panicked. Every time I have a ac or water boiler issue he will be my first and only call. All the other hvac people are crooks. Not this man. If you want someone to not give up and charge you an excellent price. This is your guy.

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ActFast Solutions
4.8
from 56 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Patty U.
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David takes a very personal approach to find out what you need, which I appreciated. He worked with me to come up with an approach that worked for me and then was prompt and provided fast service. My only recommendation is for some attention to cleanup after the job. But my water heater is installed and working well.

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Sewell Peckham
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Walter S.
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Plumbing - new kitchen faucet and refrigerator water line. Very good service.

Bill Plumbing
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin H.
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A must hire!!! I have been hiring people to do work for me all the time and by far Bill is the best! I am a perfectionist and hard to impress but Bill went far beyond what he needed to! I needed a new hot water heater and Bill came to the rescue. Will be hiring Bill every time I have a plumbing issues. Thanks Bill!

  • 14 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Helen W.
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What a find! Matt was very professional and completed the work in good time. He changed out some old pipes installed a tankless water heater and removed our old water heater. His estimate was competitive and he did a few extra things—fixed a loose toilet handle, rehung a clothing bar that had come off the wall didn’t charge anymore. I’m definitely going to be a repeat customer. Thanks Matt!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James H.
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Good and his team did great work. After getting quotes from several companies on here they gave me the best price to install a new indirect water heater tank and agreed to do the project immediately because I hada leak. There work was done perfectly and I have decided to hire them to install a water softener, neutralizer and ultra violet water purifier. I highly recommend them.

Mandell Plumbing and Heating
4.7
from 42 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Vaibhav J.
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My old 15 years water heater broke. After talking to couple of heating plumbing guys I got in touch with Rob from Mandell plumbing. I initially thinking of going to tank water heater, Rob advised me to go with tankless because of various good reasons. I went ahead with his advice. His guys came in time, very professional work ethics and showed the skill and experience in their work. I will recommend his services to everyone because of his experience, skills and professional services. Great work at a reasonable price. Thanks very much Rob and your team. - Vaibhav

JC_ Plumbing & Heating 24/7
4.8
from 33 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie A.
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We needed to fix our sump pump and clean the pipes from it. He came as soon as we called....was on time and very professional. Knew what we needed and how to fix it. He helped clean up. He also helped us with our water heater. He is a very nice person. We will definitely recommend him to our friends.

D.E.T. Plumbing
4.4
from 28 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Rene P.
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I definitely recommend Tom! We needed our indirect water heater/maker replaced. Tom showed up on time, was very professional, knowledgeable and simply polite and courteous. He supplied an unit we requested just a day before! During the work he was very neat and kept the work area clean. He billed us exactly as per the quote he gave us. (very reasonable/competitive price!!!) Will use him again for any plumbing project we may have in a future!

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David Services
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chakri S.
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David provided an excellent service to replace our water heater. Would recommend him any day for his excellent professionalism and ability to get the work done efficiently

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Kristian Radi
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James A.
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I hired him to set up an extra water heater and conect to the existing one.He did an amazing job and he charged me 450$ .Thats amazing ,it was great doing business with him .I’ll call him for anything ,cheap and proffesional at the same time,very hard to find .Thank you Kris ✌️

  • 13 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Rob W.
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We had a pipe burst on a Sunday morning. Cesar came out, provided a good solution on Sunday so we had some water, and came back and fixed a more complicated dual tank hot water system the next day after supply stores were open. If you like good, honest and capable... he’s all that

Water flow
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Venessa G.
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My faucet and tub was installed and I admired the professionalism present. This plumbing mechanic was also clean and informative and I am pretty satisfied with my service I received.

Top Pro
  • 16 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I have had 6 companies come and look at my Hvac and water heaters. Airstream is the best company that I have worked with. They are honest and are reasonable in price. This was the best water heater and HVAC service ever!!!

  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs. S.
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I needed a plumber to service my tankless water heater so I decided to try "Thumbtack". Absolute Plumbing & Heating LLC responded to my request (in a matter of minutes). "David" corresponded with me to troubleshoot and eventually fixed my problem. My unit wasn't properly installed and needed servicing. I found a plumber I will recommend and use again!!!!! Awesome experience from start to finish!!!! Thank you David for responding and correcting my problem!!!!!

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.

How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

How much does it cost to install a hot water heater?

You’ll know when it’s time to install a new water heater. Water heater installation costs average between $360 and $780 nationally, with rates increasing depending on the project. The total project cost will be higher when you include the cost of the heater itself. Select your new water heater based on the number of occupants in your home and the number of gallons of capacity you’ll need. Installation costs can vary based on the type of water heater you are removing and the type you are installing, any necessary repairs, regional cost of labor, and whether disposal of the old heater is included. Natural gas water heaters retail on average between $650 and $900 for standard models. Electric water heaters range between $300 and $700 for standard models. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $250 and $700 for standard models. Tankless gas water heaters retail on average between $200 and $1,300.

A company may charge approximately $1,000 to replace a 50-gallon tank-style electric water heater (not including any upgrades required by building codes). Replacing a gas-powered water heater might cost $1,100 (not including code upgrades). Some companies roll the disposal of an old heater into the overall cost of the new water heater installation. Other professionals charge an additional removal fee that can range from $35 to $150.

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.

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