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Newport News Water Heater Repair Professionals

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

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Stevens Enterprise
4.9
from 130 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 159 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christian K.
Verified review

Excellent work! Installed new water heater . Punctual, competent, professional.

  • 158 hires on Thumbtack
Brodie M.
Verified review

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
4.5
from 83 reviews
  • 154 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
4.9
from 62 reviews
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anastasia S.
Verified review

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!

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A &T Quality Hands LLC
4.8
from 48 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Corey B.
Verified review

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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Efficient home-improvement
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Paul D.
Verified review

Mike was very helpful in confirming my initial diagnosis of my hot water heater issue. His expertise was appreciated. I will be working with Efficient home-improvement and Mike again soon.

Grace Mechanical
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Ann B.
Verified review

Brian was very professional and helpful. The first plumber I called didn't know why there was water leaking on my hallway floor and gave me three reasons why it might be happening. Bryan knew immediately the water heater needed replacing. His price was very fair. He came to replace the water heater as promised and now two of my neighbors know about Thumbtack for the first time and want Bryan's phone number for the next time they need a plumber. Thank you, Bryan and Thumbtack!

Michael Loar Plumbing
4.5
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
4.5
from 20 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel W.
Verified review

They repaired two outdoor outlets quickly and professionally. Will be getting an estimate to install two more outlets due to their quick response and friendly service.

Bay Corp Inc.
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
Verified review

It was an emergency replacement of a failed and leaking hot water heater. They arrived on time with a short notice and worked thru dinner to complete. Polite and competent. Total price was significantly below the estimates we received from others. We were very pleased and we would gladly hire them again and recommend them to others.

Creative Living
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley B.
Verified review

We hired Creative Living to drain and cap some radiators in a rental property, and they did a great job.

  • 38 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher C.
Verified review

Arrived in a timely fashion was courteous and work performed was quality and didn't go over estimated cost would reccomend them to anyone in need of plumbing repairs

  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Qua C.
Verified review

Sunday Morning was very professional and fixed our hot water heater for a reasonable price. We were extremely satisfied with their service.

Different Strokes Painting
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Edwina C.
Verified review

Mr Wynn and his crew came to do work on my deck and water damage to a ceiling. The source of the problem (rubber membrane and drain on the deck) was solved. The ceiling was repaired. They were prompt, came in prepared and did not stop til the job was complete. They were all very courteous and price was reasonable . I will be using their services again here in the near future.

Baum Renovations
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Harold W.
Verified review

Completely remodeled one house for me and did many repairs on the one I live in, ie: electrical, plumbing, ceramic floors in 4 room, fixed roof leak. Kind of a on call guy, I'm at the age I can't do a lot of my own maintenance and Chris comes almost immediately.

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Larry G.
Verified review

Derrick has done a great job on several repairs . He is professional and courteous. He is our go to person for repairs.

All-day Plumbing Inc.
4.2
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cory W.
Verified review

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
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lawrence C.
Verified review

Mr. Middleton responded to my request for my electric water heater not being as hot as normal. At first Mr. Middleton gave me guidance over the phone for free (checked circuit breaker to see if tripped) to correct the problem but that wasn't the issue. Next, still over the phone,Mr. Middleton mentioned that only one of my elements went bad since I still had hot water. He suggested to get both elements replaced still he would already have the water heater open. He also added to purchase a water heater kit (about $28). This proved to be wise and cost effective suggestion. The kit saves about $20 or more in parts. Essentially I got two elements and two thermostats changed for only $50 which was the same quote he gave me on thumbtack. I gave him his price plus a tip. It took about 15mins to replace the parts. It took an hour in total due to draining of the water heater and refilling. I took the time to give such a lengthy review because Mr. Middleton deserves. Essentially I learned from his Character and discussion that he has a good heart and there are still good people in this world that provide an affordable service instead of taking advantage of people in price in order to fix their problem(s). Mr. Middleton is first point of contact on my list if any issues arise related to his areas of expertise.

Tom's Plumbing Repair
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Milagros C.
Verified review

Great quality job!! Servicial,responded on time and fixed the water heater hose

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
5.0
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!

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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