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Airforce Mechanical & Solar
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Airforce Mechanical & Solar
Very good 4.5

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Very good 4.5

(21)

Water Heater Installation or Replacement

  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Chesapeake, VA
Holly C. says, "We chose Go Simple Energy (Airforce Heating & Cooling) to install our solar panels. This company is professional from the instant you contact them. The initial quote was approached with a focus on customer service. Jim McDowall (Vice President & Partner) and Ben Porter (Vice President of Design) were able to communicate key information to us in a way that we understood and we appreciated there was no assumption of expert knowledge on the subject matter. Ben was happy to get into technical details and provide us with thorough information (that we sincerely liked) throughout the entire process. We truly value the attention to detail they paid to our job (and our home) from the quote to the project completion. During installation days the crew working was polite and friendly as we continued to live our lives in our home. We never felt like leaving the home with them on the property was a mistake. They went above and beyond on our project several times and we really appreciate it. Airforce Heating & Cooling also helped us with our annual maintenance on our existing HVAC systems and their quality work continued. We can not express just how valuable it is to know that there are true professionals that offer such wonderful customer service on a home project."See more

$79/on-site estimate

(waived if hired)

$79/on-site estimate

(waived if hired)

Holly C. says, "We chose Go Simple Energy (Airforce Heating & Cooling) to install our solar panels. This company is professional from the instant you contact them. The initial quote was approached with a focus on customer service. Jim McDowall (Vice President & Partner) and Ben Porter (Vice President of Design) were able to communicate key information to us in a way that we understood and we appreciated there was no assumption of expert knowledge on the subject matter. Ben was happy to get into technical details and provide us with thorough information (that we sincerely liked) throughout the entire process. We truly value the attention to detail they paid to our job (and our home) from the quote to the project completion. During installation days the crew working was polite and friendly as we continued to live our lives in our home. We never felt like leaving the home with them on the property was a mistake. They went above and beyond on our project several times and we really appreciate it. Airforce Heating & Cooling also helped us with our annual maintenance on our existing HVAC systems and their quality work continued. We can not express just how valuable it is to know that there are true professionals that offer such wonderful customer service on a home project."

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do plumbers charge per hour?

Depending on the service you need (unclogging a drain, fixing a pipe, installing new pipes, etc.), plumbers charge anywhere from $45-$165 per hour. Plumbers often operate on a fixed rate model, too. Some won’t charge hourly rates because the variables involved in their work makes it less practical to do so. 

Plumbers will scope out the work, calculate the cost of parts, and roll it together with other fees to give you an estimate for the job. They may even offer standard flat rates for things like installing a toilet or a sink. Reach out to plumbers near you to get an accurate cost estimate for your project or repair.

Does a plumber need to enter my home?

A plumber will need to enter your home to fix plumbing issues like dripping faucets, clogged sinks or toilets and leaky pipes. They might not need to come into your home if the faulty appliance is located outdoors or in the garage. Before you begin the project, contact plumbers near you to find out they will need to enter your home.  

What do you do if you have a burst pipe?

First, switch off the water supply to reduce the water damage. You should also turn off the electricity for the part of your home that has sustained the leak, as it can be extremely dangerous if the water comes into contact with an electrical socket. Next, drain the remaining water from your faucets so it doesn’t freeze inside the pipes. 

Once you’ve done all of this, search for qualified plumbers in your area and ask them to provide you with a quote. 

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a plumber during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If possible, it’s best to set up a virtual consultation or phone call with a plumber near during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can send a message to a professional plumber near you and ask if they are available to video chat or have a phone call. Use that time to discuss the work that needs to be done. Make sure to ask any questions you have about the project. And lastly, ask the plumber how they handle payments and whether they have any specific safety precautions in place to comply with social distancing. 

What are the signs of a burst pipe?

If your water pressure has suddenly dropped or your sink and toilet have unexpectedly started clogging, you may have a burst pipe. Other tell-tale signs include watermarks on the wall of your bathroom or laundry room, drips or puddles in your home or basement, or water from your faucets that have suddenly turned brown. You may also notice a strange rotten-egg smell or the sound of gurgling water in your home.

If you notice any of these signs, contact a plumber near you to fix your pipes immediately.

How much does it cost to repair a broken pipe?

The national average cost to repair broken pipes ranges from $120 to $170. Prices can vary depending on the type of damage, whether the pipe is easily accessible, the materials needed and where the pipe is located. For example, an exposed pipe under the sink will likely cost much less than a pipeline in your yard that requires digging. 

Your overall cost will also depend on the hourly rate of the contractor. Most plumbers charge between $60 and $65 per hour for standard pipe repair, and up to $95 per hour for complex plumbing work. 

Contact the best pipe repairers in your area to find out how much it will cost to fix your pipe(s). 

To learn more about pricing factors, read “How much does pipe repair cost?

What happens when a water pipe bursts?

When a pipe bursts, the water can cause indoor flooding and damage your home. If the pipe is in an accessible location, you will likely notice puddles of water right away. However, if the pipe is underground or behind a wall, it may cause reduced water pressure, a sulfur smell or discolored water. All of this can cause significant (and expensive) damage, which is why you should always contact a plumber near you if you suspect your pipes are leaking.

Does insurance cover a broken pipe?

Sudden water damage may be included under most homeowners’ insurance policies, but it’s typically not covered if the damage could have been avoided with proper maintenance.

For example, if a pipe in your laundry room suddenly bursts and causes damage to the flooring and walls, that is usually covered by insurance. But if a pipe under your sink has been leaking for months and causes your wood floors to rot, your policy won’t cover that damage.

Always double-check with your insurance agent (or another expert)  to see what your policy covers.

How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

Can a leaking pipe burst?

Yes. A leak in your pipe can build up pressure and wear through the material. Left unchecked, this pressure can cause the pipe to burst. This is why it’s so important to fix your pipes and contact a plumber as soon as you notice a leak — no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. 

Smaller leaks are easier and inexpensive to fix, saving you time and money in the long run. In addition, many insurance policies will not cover water damage for pipes that burst due to gradual leaks.

Reviews for Chesapeake plumbers
Gunnar E.
Aaron was very courteous and professional while doing a plumbing job for me. Price was very reasonable and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of plumbing work.
A &T Quality Hands LLCA &T Quality Hands LLC
JT H.
Kevin went above and beyond the original plumbing problem. Great work!
Get it done right!Get it done right!
Judy B.
Wonderful to work with. Timely and quality work with good prices. Will call again when I need plumbing work.
1st Choice Home Services1st Choice Home Services
James Y.
Solved my Plumbing emergency in less than an hour. Super clean, friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this service.
The Happy PlumberThe Happy Plumber
Brenden G.
Michael did a great job with my plumbing. He was very flexible with his timing and showed his high standard of professionalism.
Michael Loar PlumbingMichael Loar Plumbing
Karen M.
Travis was great to work with- professional and polite. He responded quickly, prices were fair and his work was great. He installed a double vanity sink for us and returned 2 days later when we needed him for an unexpected plumbing problem in a totally different bathroom. We highly recommend Stevens Enterprise for all you plumbing needs.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Nicole B.
I would recommend this company to anyone. The plumbing job was hard work but he didn't leave until the job was done. I will definitely use this company in the future.
Edge MasterEdge Master
Darren K.
Amazing plumber! Responded quickly, was prompt, very professional and did amazing work for a great price! Would highly recommend Stevens Enterprise to anyone needing plumbing work!
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Melissa P.
Jason was very knowledgeable and personable. He fixed the issue efficiently and charged fairly for his time and the amount of work done. I would recommend him to anyone in need of plumbing services.
J. NixonJ. Nixon
Frank T.
Claude’s work and services were the best. He was highly informative and provided the the most accurate and best estimate in the Hampton Roads. I highly recommend his services to anyone with plumbing issues!
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Linda C.
I would highly recommend Travis for your plumbing needs. He answered all my questions, was professional while being friendly and completed the job quickly. He is now my go to plumber.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Thumbtack Customer
Travis did a great job! He was quick to respond to the request, followed up with a phone call and got the job done the same day. I would highly recommend him for any plumbing repair!
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Lacey V.
They were very quick in their response and got someone out the very next day to fix the plumbing issue. He was very knowledgeable, on time and quick. They also have very fair pricing! Will be using in the future.
ALI-COR Plumbing LLCALI-COR Plumbing LLC
Mike K.
I had two plumbing issues - a leaky kitchen faucet and a toilet that kept running. Mr. Stevens showed up last Friday morning right on time, as promised. He took care of the toilet problem first, then went to work on the kitchen faucet. Unfortunately, the faucet was beyond repair. Even though the weekend was approaching, Mr. Stevens went to a plumbing supply house and purchased a new faucet and supply lines. He installed the faucet and everything is working fine. 5 stars, two thumbs up! Great service!
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Nancy J.
We were in desperate need to have our kitchen faucet fixed/replaced. Ali-Cor Plumbing came right out and determined that we needed to replace the faucet. They returned the next day and installed the new faucet in a very short time. The technician was very professional and friendly. He explained what needed to be done and we are extremely satisfied with his work. We felt the price to install the new faucet was high, however. We will definitely call Ali-Cor Plumbing again when the need arises.
ALI-COR Plumbing LLCALI-COR Plumbing LLC
June S.
Great experience working with Travis. Responded to my request quickly, answered questions, and gave recommendations when asked. We will be keeping his number handy for all our future plumbing needs. Highly recommended.
Stevens EnterpriseStevens Enterprise
Kenneth H.
I recommend Brun’s plumbing he fixed my outside pipe connection from the flow meter. Still waiting for the ground water to dry up and my water adjustment reading from the city I like that I was able to work with BPS.
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
Latashia B.
Brun’s Plumbing needs to honor commitments or cancel in a timely manner. I reached out regarding scheduling 40 minutes before my scheduled appointment and was told he could not make it and could not reschedule; no explanation. Disregarding other people’s time is bad business and disrespectful. Don’t waste your time booking Brun’s when there are plenty of others on this app who would love your business.
Brun’s Plumbing ServicesBrun’s Plumbing Services
Nancy J.
We were extremely happy with Mike from The Happy Plumber. Mike came out quickly, and once we told him about the project, he was ready to get started. He even ride out to Lowe’s with my husband to make sure we were getting the right replacement toilet. He changed the toilet and took the old one away. The price was very reasonable and we will definitely call them again for any future plumbing projects. Very knowledgeable!!!
The Happy PlumberThe Happy Plumber
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