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Reno Water Heater Repair Professionals

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

Above The Rim
4.4
from 54 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Janet L.
Verified review

My project consisted of 6 or 7 items that needed handyman repair from a Home Inspection Report. I selected Bob based on his plumbing background but he was proficient in all the tasks and found answers to how to fix if he did not know. He was diligent, detailed oriented and made sure all items were completed correctly and efficiently. It is hard to find someone willing to go into a crawl space and replace insulation and he did this awful job cheerfully!!

silver springs air
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Greeley W.
Verified review

Thumb tack AND GCE services were both fantastic. Within 5 min after getting on the thumbtack sight John from GCE and I were talking and a few hours later my heater was up and running. The cost seemed very reasonable and I am very happy.

The House That Jack Built
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie G.
Verified review

Replaced framing around solar panels on 2 story house. Scraped paint off ceiling to check for water damage. Retextured that part of ceiling and painted whole ceiling. Great job. Fast response and got job done quickly. Friendly and cleaned up work areas.

  • 21 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas R.
Verified review

Mr Duke, I am very pleased with the tankless water heater and the the installation of the product was done very professionally be your two employees they were very polite and helpful .. I want to Thank You and your employees. Would recommend you Company to anyone Tom Regis 775-848-7815

QC Handyman Service
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph A.
Verified review

Did an outside plumbing repair for me and was extremely polite, punctual and professional. Accomplished the job without much delay and quality of work was also very good. Would recommend for additional work.

Steve C.
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Very satisfied customer. Have been using Greenside Plumbing for my rental properties. John always responds in a timely fashion and makes sure the job is done right. My tenants appreciate having the problems fixed quickly and so do I. His hourly rates are reasonable and his estimates are pretty accurate. I found him to be straightforward, giving me a quote for what a typical job runs and then letting me know what the high end for a "worst case scenario" might be. When I called another company on the north shore they gave me a flat rate quote which was several hundred dollars more than Greenside's high end estimate for replacing a water heater and a stopping drain. Each time the job came in quite close to his low end estimate. He offers good advice and actually talked me out of installing two new on-demand water heaters since this area experiences frequent power outages from winter storms. On his recommendation I ended up adding just one extra 75 gal water heater to the largest rental and saved a lot of money. Overall very good service.

High Quality Plumbing
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy B.
Verified review

Dan took the time to discuss a number of options for replacing my water heater over the phone. Once I made my decision, he was at my house the next day to do the installation which went smoothly, and at the end, he explained the features and adjustments of the water heater. I'm very pleased.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elisa C.
Verified review

Joe was friendly and helpful, willing to work with me and move the water heater so I can use my space more efficiently.

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.

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.

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.

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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