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Columbia Rheem Water Heater Repairers

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

Top Pro
  • 6 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rusty V.
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The service Erik gave was prompt, courteous , and effective. He followed through on everything he said he would and communicated effectively. I would hire him again. If you need a water heater repaired or replaced... he's your man.

Crowne Maintenance
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Michael Schroeder arrived in a timely manner. He was very professional and courteous and explained the steps as he was installing a new water heater for me. I would highly recommend him. His prices were extremely reasonable and the service was outstanding!!!

Central Air, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
PAM M.
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Great, found the electrical problem and fixed it without issue. The dishwasher had come disconnected and this also effected the outlet on the kitchen island. And he looked at another problem I am having in the bathroom while he was here, which was great because I need that fixed too.

Moore's Heating and Air
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
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Replaced water heater. Mich was on time and did a fantastic job. Did not leave until every detail was attended to. Price was very fair

The Family Handy Man
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Mary Lee K.
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Extremely attentive to details and always interested in the client's ultimate satisfaction, Adam Morton is a true craftsman. He is thorough and painstaking, and the quality of his work speaks for itself. He has so far fixed everything for me from moving a hot water heater outdoors to a shed he built and weather-proofed, to replacing 11 ft tall ceiling panels, from restoring faulty electricity wiring, to fixing our dishwasher, from replacing broken panes of glass to investigating our foundation issues and brainstorming a practical and affordable approach to solving the long-term problems we have issues with. In general he is always on time barring a family emergency, and he is always totally reliable. I can and do trust him to come into my home to do work even if I am not here. In a nutshell? I highly recommend Adam to anyone seeking a hands on, no nonsense approach to home repair. He truly is outstanding!

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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