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Sumter Water Heater Repair Professionals

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

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  • 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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth R.
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Installed a new refrigerator when the store it was purchased at refused because they couldn't find the shut off valve for the water line. Very personable, and completed the job quickly. Pricing was very fair.

  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Chai P.
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I knew I needed to have my toilet unbolted from the floor due to nylon washers that had failed but I didn't know if there were any extra issues under the toilet that led to the washers failing. So I decided to skip the diy avenue and hired Agape. I hired James at 8:00 a.m. for the job and he was at my home working at 9:30 a.m. ready to work. James answered all my questions respectfully and showed me what was causing water to leak from my toilet washers. James had the toilet fixed and placed in a better position to keep the issue from reoccurring and fixed an issue with my main water line that was causing the tank on said toilet to fill constantly. The work took him 2 and a half hours with 30 minutes to drive to the hardware store. He did not waste a single second of time on personal matters and my total cost not including parts was the same as other plumbers were charging hourly. Needless to say, I was very happy with the work and plan on hiring Agape again for a few other projects . Thanks you James!

Central Air, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Sally S.
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Tankless water heater

HN Services
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tanazha B.
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He was very polite and punctual. He called ahead of time to let me know he would be on the way. He did an awesome job diagnosing my dryer and dishwasher. He gave me the options for repair and replacement. I will use his services again in the future and recommend him to others!

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

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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