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Knoxville Rheem Water Heater Repairers

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

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Zach Thomason
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brandon C.
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Zach was affordable, punctual, and did a great job installing a water heater for us. We highly recommend him for your plumbing needs!

Jack-of-all-Trades
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Susan A.
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He put in a new hot water heater for me. Friendly, did a great job.good price. I am very pleased, will definitely use his services again.

Loveday Plumbing Co
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Tim W.
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Glad to have found Loveday plumbing. I was amazed at the responsiveness. Called him around 1:00 PM that I needed a new water heater. He arrived at about 8:00 PM with a new heater. He had to reconfigure the piping in my house and stayed until he completed the job. I highly recommend using him as I will certainly again should the need arise.

  • 19 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Chris B.
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Mr. Dixon did an awesome job of getting a water heater installed. I put the ad up and the project was done that day. Very professional and great service. I would highly recommend.

Another Plumbing Company
5.0
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tammy P.
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Jim Ahern (Another Plumbing Company) came to my home and provided me a quote to replace the pressure reducing valve on my water heater. After researching the cost of the part and labor, I was pleased that he quoted me a very fair price to replace ($30 - $250 less than others for the same job). He arrived on time, bought the part that was needed for the repair, and provided me a receipt. His labor charge was very fair and reasonable compared to what others charge for the same service. He completed the job in one hour and was very courteous and professional. He also thoroughly explained the problem and the process for fixing it, while accurately answering all of my questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of this type of service and will gladly use him again in the future if needed.

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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