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Providence Water Heater Repair Professionals

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

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McKenna's Handyman Services
4.9
from 204 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 268 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debra C.
Verified review

I had two toilet repairs done by Stephen. He was very knowledgeable about my plumbing issues and took care of them quickly. He is a hard worker and very cost efficient.

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  • 28 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher J.
Verified review

I had to cancel the job due to a family friend willing to take care of the replacement of our water heater due to us being on vacation and it being an emergency, but Mark was very professional and willing to work around our time schedule upon our return.

  • 1 year in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Angela C.
Verified review

I requested a quote Friday night, received a response back within 5 minutes and Joel arrived the next morning on time. Very personable. Laid out the options in an organized manner. Installed the water heater the same day. Assuming no issues with the installation (time will tell), good experience overall. Now time to take a hot shower!

22c11x1 bb by hg
4.7
from 49 reviews
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
JASPER T.
Verified review

I had Marvis replace my water heater in my rental property. He was able to pick up the water heater from Home Depot that was pre-bought and bring it to the property and install it. He had great response time. I would use his services again.

  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony B.
Verified review

Pascual is a great plumber, showed up on time and already had the water heater ready to go! Pricing was very fair, told us exactly what the services and equipment would cost! You can definitely tell he knows what hes doing, look forward to working with him again in the future to get a furance install going

Big Eight Mechanical
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Mary F.
Verified review

I hired Bob for a leaking toilet. He was prompt and very flexible. I work full time and he was able to accommodate my schedule. Toilet was fixed. I called him again to install appliances. Again he was very flexible and changed his schedule to accommodate mine. Also I needed my heater fixed. He got it working, but then more air got in the line and the zone stopped working again. I called him and he came to my rescue the next day (which happened to be Sunday) and was able to fix the problem. I am grateful to have found someone so versatile, reliable, and flexible. I will be hiring him many more times. You won't be sorry to hire this company, but don' t keep him too busy because I need him! 😄

BKW Services
4.6
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Marion P.
Verified review

Installed gas water heater with little room to install. Steve did a excellent job ! Made sure everything was working cleaned up . Would use again and refer to my family and friends Thanks Steve

IDEAL AIR HVAC
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Cameron A.
Verified review

I called Odean on a Monday afternoon to fix my broken water heater and he came right over, gave me a quote and fixed it up. Went really fast. Super nice guy and I recommend to everyone!

BMB Services LLC
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Dennis G.
Verified review

All work is neat, clean, and professional! Just installed a new water heater.

Everton Plumbing
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie S.
Verified review

We are very satisfied with Ray’s service. He responded quickly to our call and came the next day. Another place was giving us 2 weeks to replace our water heater and I’m so happy we found Ray! He was punctual, friendly, and super helpful...answered all my questions and gave advice on other plumbing issues we had. Highly recommend and will definitely be calling him for my other plumbing needs. Thanks Ray!

  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Grace B.
Verified review

Mr. Rooter has done several jobs for us including replacing our hot water heater. They came quickly, worked efficiently and cleaned up any debris that resulted from the job they had completed. I'd definitely recommend them to others and they'll be my first and only call whenever I have another plumbing need!

Proplumbing
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Craig C.
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Replaced a leaking water heater on a Saturday. Very responsive, reasonable pricing. Highly recommend.

Chris ramos
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron S.
Verified review

We hired Chris to complete a washer/gas dryer install in our basement. A lot of plumbers gave us the run around on the install and advised of solutions that would not meet our needs for our old house. Chris suggested an install that was in line with what we had wanted. He was able to complete the job at a lower cost than all other estimates. Chris showed up on a time and communicated any other issues along the way. We purchased our washer and dryer after the initial install and Chris was able to come back and complete the hook up for us. No more laundromat trips for us!

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Topknotch Hvac
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

I was frightened and apprehensive about the day my furnace would decide to go to the furnace Cemetery. Well that day happened on Friday October 13th. The furnace clearly malfunctioned and I was forced to replace it. On that very same day I use Thumbtack to locate a technician, in less than 72 hours I had been contacted by Mike at TopKnotch, had an appointment scheduled and had a brand new furnace and thermostat installed. It was absolutely painless, definitely affordable, and literally one of the most positive experiences I have ever had with a home repair.

Kaltsunas plumbing
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Dao N.
Verified review

We had a 22 yr old water heater that we wanted to replace. Artie was 1 of 4 plumbers to respond, with a desire to see the project before giving us a quote. He assessed the project and gave us a detailed list of items that he would do to execute the work. He communicated the problems and solutions clearly and thoughtfully. And so, within 48 hours, we had a new water heater! We were happy to hire Artie and would recommend him to others. His pricing is reasonable for the expertise he offers.

Tom Falconer
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Robert D.
Verified review

Tom did this job with Mike McGlaughlin under their business name M & F Plumbing. They were really good to work with, and very responsive to get us a quote for an emergency water heater replacement that we needed done for our 6-unit condo association. The total for the job was well below what a couple of the other big-name plumbing companies quoted, and yet they got the job done quickly and professionally. We plan to use them again in the future.

Wnuk Plumbing LLC
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Venu I.
Verified review

Craig went above and beyond my expectation in every way. He responded to Thumbtack request in < 5 min. He took time to listen/explain the issue and suggested replacing the water heater was better option. Unlike big plumber who charge $100 just to evaluate the issue, Craig quoted me the price over the phone and got the work done in next 24 hours. I had some concern/question once the installation was done and called me at 8:00PM. He drove in right away and addressed my concern (Not something that you would expect from big plumbing companies). And best of all, Craig's quote was LESS THAN HALF of other big plumbing companies. Totally recommend him for any plumbing needs.

  • 21 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Aden M.
Verified review

This was the best experience I could have asked for with my project! I am flipping a house and had planned on doing as much of the plumbing/radiators as I could. It turned out that I needed a lot more work than expected and Chris gave me exceptional service at an affordable price. We ended up installing a Navien Combi for use with propane. They installed about 100 feet of baseboard heater, with 1 kick space heater under the sink, as well as all the propane lines for the cooking range, and combi. They also did all the rest of the plumbing work inside the house on the kitchen/laundry and bath. The work looks great, and was done very fast. Chris, Dan & Travis were very nice guys to have working in the home, and Eliza was a pleasure to deal with on the phone. They paid attention to detail and made sure that the work was done right, but also looked good. Chris even went out of his way to bring a saw and finish nail gun for me to use after giving me his opinion of how he thought I should trim up a copper sink I installed. The system was absolutely the right choice for this house and I am certain that it is going to be a huge selling feature for me when I list it on the market. I am looking forward to working with these guys on my home boiler replacement as well as for my next flip.

Bradco Plumbing
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Greg F.
Verified review

I came home from vacation to find that my water heater broke and was leaking in the basement. Bill was out to me the next afternoon to replace it. He arrived when he said he would and offered a competitive price. I’ll definitely be using his services for any future heating or plumbing needs.

Mason Plumbing & Heating
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Phil J.
Verified review

I had a heat pump water heater installed in addition to all plumbing necessary for a remodeled bathroom. Mason's provided high quality work. In addition, when they said they would be there, they were. Very professional and clear communication!

Matt Murphy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Romeo M.
Verified review

Matt was very responsive and helpful with determining the details of the project. I needed installation of a new water heater. He customized the quote based on my needs. Reasonable price. He showed up on time. I would certainly used his services again. Thanks!

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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