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Burlington Water Heater Repair Professionals

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  • 1 year in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Ben S.
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Tyler Clark was a terrific find through Thumbtack. He responded promptly to my project request, and was very communicative throughout the process. Tyler repaired my water heater by fixing the elements and thermostats. He waived the diagnostic fee and even traveled to the store to pick up the parts. All the while, he was kind and easy-going, as well as very knowledgeable. I'd strongly recommend Tyler!

TNTReconstruction
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Steve G.
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He and his wife worked on my open front porch that suffered from years of weather and chipping paint. They replaced the porch roof columns, rotten beadboard and some flooring. Painted repaired areas. It was about three-four days of labor. He did a very good job and I've booked him for another project. Will definitely use him again.

Lone wolf repair
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Fred V.
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John completed all work in that was required in an above satisfactory manner.

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We offer general maintenance in grounds and exterior/interior building repairs. We specialize in the finer details.

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I work on light renovation, painting, storage and closet organizing, workstation design, electrical and plumbing repairs, kitchen design and installation, home and business energy efficiency auditing, fixture replacement, light carpentry and Sheetrock repairs. I can help you avoid major reconstruction costs with creative solutions to homeowner's problems.

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I do new home construction as well as home repair and remodeling. I also do electrical, plumbing, carpentry and some landscape work.

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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