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Dave G.

Tailored Home Services

Ben was very responsive and professional. He recommended a few options to help fix our plumbing issue, and helped create a long term fix. I would definitely recommending Tairlored Home Services for electrical or plumbing repairs.

Dec 27, 2018

Mustapha C.

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Nate was amazing. He fixed my clogged main line and leaking kitchen sink in a short time. His advice is honest, and his price is reasonable. I would definitely recommend Nate for all your plumbing repairs.

Sep 12, 2018

Christopher C.

Kennedy Plumbing

Terry Kennedy was excellent and I cannot recommend him enough for any plumbing repairs or upgrades. I hired him to replace a leaking tanked water heater with a tankless unit. Terry helped me select the proper model and all of the hardware needed for the installation. From contact to completion, it took less than 24 hours to have my new water heater installed and verified to be operating completely. Terry took the guesswork out of this process and was simply amazing with his technical skills, knowledge and willingness to help. I'd give him 10 stars but you only gave me 5 to rate him with!

Apr 16, 2017

Pam D.

Leak free service's

Matt did a wonderful job repairing our broken Water Line. He was very quick and efficient and competitive in pricing. We appreciated his quality of work and integrity and would highly recommend him for your plumbing needs.

Nov 13, 2016

Kevin L.

Home Improvement & Handyman Services

Water heater installed he was great will use him again

Dec 4, 2015

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 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.

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.

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