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Lynchburg Water Heater Repair Professionals

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Travis minnix
4.7
from 35 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Moni H.
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Travis and Jason were wonderful! On time, did an outstanding job on the light and were very honest! I inquired about having my gutters cleaned and, after walking my entire roof, let me know my gutters were clean! WOW -- honest, friendly, professional and outstanding work. Who could ask for more! Refreshing!! Will definitely call again when I need work done. Thank you.

Jason Bates
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly I.
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We hired Mr. Bates to repair a broken water line to our refrigerator that had caused damage to our flooring, wall and molding behind the refrigerator, cabinet beside, and others. My request included the repair of the fridge, repair to all damaged areas, and painting the entire kitchen along with ceilings and trim. Mr. Bates was fast to respond to my request. He was prompt in scheduling a time to come out to the house to provide us with a quick and comprehensive quote. We asked for a specific work timeline and he adhered to it. He stayed within the quote given and completed all the work in a week. I would recommend Mr. Bates for your water repairs or home repairs.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Karen F.
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Tony did a great job on my electrical/plumbing needs. He was very polite, knowledgeable and went above and beyond my expectations. He is well-versed in many aspects of home repair/improvement. Don't hesitate to hire Tony, he did an awesome job!

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Pennix Plumbing, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Bob J.
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Install water heater. Very professional, and on time. Quick response when called.

  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
June W.
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Had water heater replaced. They were very efficient,fast and friendly. Couldn't have asked for better service.

Valley Air, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tim B.
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they replaced my water heater. it was done quickly and done well. reasonable price. very satisfied

Adams Home Renovations, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
John L.
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I have nothing but good things to say about this contractor/friend. I've found that one of the harder tests of friendship is doing business with them. In this case I have no regrets. In the past four years I have bought a home, had to move out of town and rent that home. Adams Home Renovations has helped with: Put up a new fence, installed a door, painted and prepared my rental property between tenants, repaired my eve and roof when I incurred wind damage. I have referred them to family members: For my father - replaced a barn door, put down new flooring on the sun porch, noticed some bad water damage and repaired the gutters and some supports. For my mother - put in a new door after her home got broken into. Went out of their way to get this done in a hurry. Remodeled a bathroom, painted and installed ceiling fans. For my Aunt - Touched up some mortar, put up a facade to hide some computer wires and exposed structural steel, and repaired concrete at the threshold at her garage door. There are several other jobs they have done, and I (and their clients) have been pleasantly by their work. I'll be frank, the people at Adams Home Renovations are friends of mine. I have had problems doing business with other friends in the past. But if I ever had a single problem with the work Adams Home Renovations have done for me, my friends and my family, I wouldn't keep recommending them for any job large or small.

McKinney Plumbing Repair
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn H.
Verified review

Mr. McKinney was punctual, very professional, and did a wonderful job installing a new water heater in a rental home I own. Because the job turned out to be more challenging than originally expected, he had to go above and beyond to complete the project. I highly recommend both him and his work. I will definitely call him again.

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.

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.

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.

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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