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Pittsburgh Rheem Water Heater Repairers

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

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  • 1 year in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamie L.
Verified review

My tankless water heater quit on us and Mr. Bauer was able to come out the same day to help. Personable and professional - thank you!

  • 33 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Moumita K.
Verified review

Wendell Hickey replaced and fixed our water heating tank on Mon 5 Dec in our home Franklin Park borough area. He was professional, had good behavior and fixed the water heater at a reasonable price. He is knowledgeable. I will recommend him highly to others and will use him again. He

  • 38 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Valerie E.
Verified review

We had our water heater, electrical box and electrical wiring replaced. They were quick and friendly to respond and the work was done professionally and in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend them to friends and family.

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Travis S.
Verified review

I was having problems with my hot water heater-- Wernier spoke with me over the phone and got one of his guys to come out to take a look the same day. Everyone was super helpful and quick-- I will certainly call Hernandez Heating and Cooling in the future. Excellent.

Sullivan Super Service
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Jane-ellen D.
    Verified review

    Tech Matt Smith came to perform a routine furnace/water heater/AC inspection. Extremely professional, friendly, personable, and very efficient. Matt suggested additional products but was not pushy about it. Inquired as to whether I had any other plumbing/heating/AC issues and completed his tasks in about 30 minutes.

    • 7 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Cris A.
    Verified review

    John replaced our water heater on a Sunday afternoon. He quickly responded to our emergency and did a great job! Thanks to Thumbtack I've finally found a good reliable plumber!

    Try-County Plumbing
    4.8
    from 5 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Lori Y.
    Verified review

    We have used Try-County Plumbing for many years (to replace a toilet, install a hot water heater, replace a hose bib, install kitchen and bathroom faucets, repair a water line, snake/camera/unclog sewer line, replace a large portion of exterior sewer line, repair a toilet, and install a new tankless water heater). Through all of these projects, Bob has always explained the issue and given suggestions/options for fixing it. We always appreciate that. He’s always been friendly and professional with us - never pushy and never made us feel pressured to purchase a particular service. Most importantly, we’ve always been happy with his work. That’s why we keep going back to him and why we’ve recommended him to our family and friends. We highly recommend Try-County Plumbing.

    DAP sewer and drain service
    3.3
    from 4 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Matt F.
    Verified review

    Dave was excellent in explaining all the potential options, whether it was to repair or replace our hot water heater. He took the extra time to vet all solutions, while the others simply pushed replacement and price.

    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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