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Chesapeake Water Heater Professionals

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

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Stevens Enterprise
from 118 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Krysta C.
Verified review

Mr. Stevens did an excellent job and got the leak by my water heater to stop . He came at a convenient time and got everything done quickly . I'm definitely recommending him to my friends and family for plumbing repairs . thanks !!!

  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Brodie M.
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Working with Ron was very pleasant. Our water heater broke down and we needed someone to repair it as soon as possible. He promised to have one of his plumbers respond later that day that he called to take the job. It appeared his plumber doesn't communicate well because he couldn't get to us. Roy was apologetic and I can sympathize when you have an employee that doesn't keep you informed what he is doing. I am hoping Ron has a talk with him because Ron promised our water heater repair would be the first job of the day. His plumber didn't get to us until after 10AM almost 11AM. My wife was not happy but I was prepared to judge him by the work he did. We were very pleased with the repair and Ron is standing by the repair for 90 days. The downside is his plumber apparently has a problem being punctual. The two plumbers seem like good guys but they really need to work on punctuality because it hurts Ron's reputation. I personally won't hold it against him because they did a good job and he discounted the work because they were a no show the day before they came and late the did they did come. Future customers of Ron need to be patient, not as bad as waiting for the Cable guy but patient nevertheless. The quality of the work is work being patient.

Hardy Heating And Cooling
from 81 reviews
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Romy S.
Verified review

Anthony Hardy installed my hot water heater the same day I called. He was very professional and he did an excellent job. He did not leave the job site until he checked and re-checked that every thing was working and no leaks were present. I am very satisfied and I would strongly recommend his services. I will continue to contact him in the future. Michelle R. Scott

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Wise Choice Home Solutions
from 59 reviews
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anastasia S.
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Scott and his assistant were very professional. They worked in the pouring rain—going in and out—to remove and replace a water heater up and down two flights of narrow stairs to the attic. They very, very neat during the entire job. Other than a brand new, shiny water heater, there was no evidence that they’d even been there. AWESOME!

from 55 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
Yolanda L.
Verified review

My house renovation including kitchen bathrooms , Good price Reliable Finished the job on the agreed time and price Will defiantly use them for my doughters house!

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A &T Quality Hands LLC
from 48 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corey B.
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Aaron showed up both times on time and was very professional. He relocated my washer and hot water heater from a bad location in my garage. I will definitely be using A&T again for any of my plumbing problems.

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Alan Conken - Plumbing
from 32 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Foy S.
Verified review

Had Alan install bathroom and kitchen fixtures and sink during my home remodeling project. Did a neat and first-class job. He also noticed problems with old existing piping and pointed it out and replaced it saving for me potentially thousands of dollars in future water damage

Michael Loar Plumbing
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Anita G.
Verified review

Replacement of hot water heater. Came on same day as promised and completed the job that day.

City Wide Services
from 20 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth E.
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Problem initially resolved but returned in a few weeks, water got into outlet. Eric returned, replaced outlet at no additional charge. Very helpful/informative.

Creative Living
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Sara H.
Verified review

In my time of need, Mike was able to jump on my project and take care of everything immediately. Not only did he help me with my water remediation issues, but he was able to strategically advise me on how the insurance process was going to work. He was professional, available at all hours for any questions I had, and he was very easy to work with. All of my problems were resolved in less than a week's time. And my house looks better than new. I cannot recommend him and his crew more highly.

  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Qua C.
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Sunday Morning was very professional and fixed our hot water heater for a reasonable price. We were extremely satisfied with their service.

JEB Improvement
from 7 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Monique H.
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Brandon was able to provided a same day estimate and next day repair to fix a leak in my main line water pipe. I am pleased with the repair.

Baum Renovations
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jim L.
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Chris remodeled our bathroom and it is beautiful. The work required moving the toilet, water lines, additional electrical and tiling the entire floor and new shower. Chris is a thorough and detailed oriented craftsmen capable of executing any design requirement.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth D.
Verified review

He is the best - he has very willingly done everything I have asked him to do. Once more, he went above and beyond the call of duty for a "handyman" when I had a freak accident in my home while he was here. He helped me get up, took me to the emergency room, stayed with me the whole time, after took me to Walgreens to get my prescription, than home. And still, kept going, he would not leave until I was situated in my bedroom, with phones, water, Kleenex, etc., etc. What a gentleman!! He comes every week and tackles my lists with expertise, friendly, smiling courteous service. I told him I plan on keeping him busy for the next few weeks - that's how good he is!!!!

All-day Plumbing Inc.
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cory W.
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About a week ago, the pilot light on our 8 year-old GE water heater went out and wouldn't stay on after relighting. We posted an ad here and Ray responded within 15 minutes (on a Saturday). After informing us he doesn't charge time-and-a-half for weekend jobs, he came by within a few hours to replace the thermocouple. Still having the same issue, we decided I should order a new control kit and he would come by as soon as he could to install it. I received the part on Wednesday and he was there first thing Thursday morning. After the install and eventual hours of troubleshooting, Ray was finally able to identify the problem and we decided to replace the unit entirely. I'm sweating at this point because I know he has already performed at least $500 worth of labor and I'm still without a working water heater. To my complete shock, Ray was willing to put the money earned toward a new water heater at an incredibly fair price for a very nice unit. After a quick install, we now have a very well-reviewed Bradford White water heater that outperforms our GE hands-down. I can't say enough for how great an experience my 8 months pregnant wife and I had after what could have been a nightmare experience.

Dale Hanman Service
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
W.O. B.
Verified review

Timely response to getting water heater installed in my rental property. Estimate was guaranteed (no price inflation) and the work was done properly. I would definitely recommend and will use again. Mr. Hanman is professional, courteous and responsive.

Self employed
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

all I have to say is, Thank you, Thank You, Thank you. It was great having hot water tonight. You worked so hard and did an excellent job. I'll be calling you back! Peace!

Kevin Tisdale
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ty B.
Verified review

Kevin came to my home and provided exceptional service. He was polite and very professional with my new water heater install. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to my friends and family.

Brenda L.
Verified review

I was very pleased with Ryan's Repair Service in the repair of a water damaged wall in my home. They worked around my schedule and completed the task quickly and effeciently as well as at a reasonable cost. I have hired them to do another job due to their professionalism.

Porter Plumbing llc
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Anne-Randolph A.
Verified review

The service Anthony provided was exceptional. We used him to replace our water heater, dishwasher, as well as several other small jobs. I have referred him to family and friends, and just recently he replaced the thermostat on my grandmother's water heater. I couldn't ask for a more professional, fairly priced plumber to do this work for me and my family. Thanks Anthony!

Fire and Water Co. LLC

New To Thumbtack

  • 12 years in business

For a decade, Fire & Water Co. LLC has been serving the Gloucester County communities with all their electrical, plumbing, HVAC and general contracting needs. Our philosophy at Fire & Water is to treat our employees as we would like to be treated -- fairly and generously. The belief is that a happy and dedicated staff is the direct result of the amazing work that the staff does. This philosophy, along with a commitment to customer satisfaction, has made us the respected and loved company it is today! Our products are as follows: * Heating Units * Air Conditioning Systems * Water Heaters * Wiring * Electrical Panels * Ducting * Lighting * Kitchen and Bathroom Fixtures * Water Treatment Systems * Pumps Our services include the following: * HVAC Services * New Wiring Installation and Replacement * Generator Installation and Replacement * Rewiring Services * Service Changes * Additions * Estimates * Maintenance * Lighting Installation * Repairs * Inspections * New Home Plumbing Installation * Plumbing Repairs * Boiler Installation and Repair * Dishwasher Installation and Maintenance * Backflow Services * Shower and Sink Installations and Replacements * Water Heater Installation and Replacement * Toilet Installation * Commercial Fit-Outs * Drainage Systems Our specialties are as follows: * Bathrooms * Broken Pipes * Dishwashers * Kitchens * Leaks * No Hot Water * Showers * Sinks and Faucets * Water Pressure Problems * Generators * Fixtures * Lights * Appliances * Ballasts * Fans

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.

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.

How much does it cost to install a hot water heater?

You’ll know when it’s time to install a new water heater. Water heater installation costs average between $360 and $780 nationally, with rates increasing depending on the project. The total project cost will be higher when you include the cost of the heater itself. Select your new water heater based on the number of occupants in your home and the number of gallons of capacity you’ll need. Installation costs can vary based on the type of water heater you are removing and the type you are installing, any necessary repairs, regional cost of labor, and whether disposal of the old heater is included. Natural gas water heaters retail on average between $650 and $900 for standard models. Electric water heaters range between $300 and $700 for standard models. Tankless electric water heaters retail on average between $250 and $700 for standard models. Tankless gas water heaters retail on average between $200 and $1,300.

A company may charge approximately $1,000 to replace a 50-gallon tank-style electric water heater (not including any upgrades required by building codes). Replacing a gas-powered water heater might cost $1,100 (not including code upgrades). Some companies roll the disposal of an old heater into the overall cost of the new water heater installation. Other professionals charge an additional removal fee that can range from $35 to $150.

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.

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