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Tacoma Water Heater Professionals

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

Bixno Handy LLC
4.7
from 189 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
Karthikeyan T.
Verified review

I found Nolan via Thumbtack when I needed to wall mount 2 of my televisions on different rooms. Nolan and Tim were simple amazing. They were thoroughly professional and did the job to perfection. They also carefully analyzed the walls to ensure they did the right thing when they were applying screws and not touch any power or water lines. One happy customer and I would not hesitate to give them a call back when I am ready with my next to do list. Totally recommend.  Bonus-  Nolan speaks great Hindi too :-)

  • 6 years in business
  • 194 hires on Thumbtack
Nina E.
Verified review

Joe was great!!! He was very professional, on-time, and very reasonable with his pricing. He installed straps for my hot water heater tank. I definitely plan on using him again. This was my very first time using Thumbtack and I was very pleased.

Danika Plumbing LLC
4.5
from 104 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 181 hires on Thumbtack
Grace W.
Verified review

Fast, on time, personable, thoughtful. They didn’t try to up sell. Everyone I worked with was friendly from the woman who helped me book the appointment and understand the process as a first time home owner, to the gentlemen who came to install the water heater and fix a kitchen issue. Gave us an estimate and they stuck to that estimate. We will 100 percent be using them again.

Regulators Plumbing LLC
4.9
from 82 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
O. R.
Verified review

Jason was prompt in his response, fair in his price, honest and helpful. He was here as soon as we needed him, and when he said he would be. He gave me some excellent maintenance advice about water heaters. Everything was up and functioning within an hour. Would definitely use him again.

Pierce County Plumbing, Inc.
4.6
from 80 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Pawel S.
Verified review

Changed my water heater. Job done on time and with high quality. Highly recommended.

loyaltydrainsandsewers
4.9
from 60 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

James gave me a very reasonable quote, and he installed a new water heater in my house yesterday. This was a tough job - a tiny space barely big enough to accommodate the heater, and awkward plumbing that had to be largely re-done in order for the heater to fit the space. It ended up being a longer, more difficult process than either of us bargained on, but James toughed it out and got it done. Despite the fact that the job was more complicated than we had originally anticipated, and required a lot more work than I think he was planning on, he did not attempt to charge me more than he had originally quoted (although I insisted on paying him extra because he certainly earned it). James is going to be my go-to guy for plumbing from now on.

Plumbing Experts NW
4.4
from 68 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy D.
Verified review

I had a water heater replaced due to age. They were extremely quick in responding to my initial request for information, gave me a price online, sent someone out right away, and then came on time and finished the project. Too soon to know if I'll have any problems of course, but they made it very clear they want my business, and I'm pleased.

Honest Home Service’s LLC
4.7
from 50 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
Verified review

VERY happy with our recent replacement of a gas water heater at our small commercial building. Nick was very professional, responsive and prompt and if we ever need anything else we will definitely be giving him a call. His pricing was very competative as well. I highly recommend Honest Plumbing for this type of service.

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Doerksen Handyman
4.8
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Oleg G.
Verified review

I hired Denis to replace a water heater, his was the most economical bid. There were some issues with the installation (leaking connections) but he worked on those issues until they were resolved (it took almost two days and my presence)

  • 1 year in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Darius Z.
Verified review

When I came home from work I found water leaking out of my water heater. I needed a plumber right away. Bernhard's answered my Thumbtack call right away. He was at my home the next morning at 8 AM. The requested work was done promptly. I am a satisfied customer!

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  • 18 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harsh S.
Verified review

High recommend Enrique for water heater installation and any other handyman projects. Very professional and did a great job replacing our water heater. The connections were different and complex but Enrique took care of everything with ease. Was on time and gave a detailed overview of the installation and what it involves. Highly recommended!!!

Honest Air Systems
4.6
from 38 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Carol C.
Verified review

Honest Air Systems (H.A.S.) came out last Fall when we were trying to figure out why the heater was not getting electrical power. H.A.S. took a look and determined that it was a power transformer in our heating unit that has not working any longer. The part was ordered and replaced within a few days. The heater worked just fine throughout the Winter. I'm sure that if I had called a big company, the bill would have been double what we paid. Honest Air Systems has low overhead so they can provide excellent value, does professional work, and provides great service.

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Baikal Services
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Olga L.
Verified review

After coming from work we discovered the leak from the water heater. Chris came in an hour after I placed a request. Next day our heater was replaced. Thank you Chris !

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A&C Heating and Cooling
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Soumya S.
Verified review

We had a water heater that was leaning. Dennis gave the most competitive quote to install the heater. He came right on time and replaced the water heater very quickly. A job well done.

H2flow plumbing
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Paula H.
Verified review

The worker H2Flow sent (Hassan Baker) was highly skilled and meticulous. Big smile and friendly! Dogs didn’t bark which is always a tell! We have a 6,400 sq ft home with complex systems that includes on-demand instant hot water. We have a small hot water tank that eliminates what he called “cold water sandwich “, an occurrence that’s common for tankless water heaters. I didn’t want to entrust this job to just anyone and did my research and went with H2Flow. I couldn’t have been more satisfied. The workmanship was exceptional! AAA+++

Norpoint Mechanical LLC
4.5
from 27 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Sherrese S.
Verified review

Lynn reached out right away to send someone out for FREE to look at my water heater. The repairman came and fixed my water heater in a timely manner and I’m definitely glad I chose them for business!

John The Plumber, LLC
4.7
from 22 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Donna W.
Verified review

John put in a new water line to a refrigerator in an older home that wasn't previously set up for one. John answered my call right away and scheduled a visit quickly. He did a great job at a fair price. Hope I don't need a plumber again soon but would definitely recommend him and would call on him again when needed.

Big Jerry's Plumbing
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
David C.
Verified review

Robert from Big Jerry's was "Johnny-on-the-spot." Technically I guess he was "Robert-on-the-spot." Anyway, mere hours after noticing my water heater had a leak, using the Thumb Tack app and getting a quote from Big Jerry's Plumbing I was back in business with a new, installed water heater. Robert and his son explained what they were doing and answered all of my questions. The water heater itself cost a bit more than quoted. The install, to my understanding, comes with a one year warranty on the work should I need a plumber to come out for issues related to the new water heater. The water heater itself has a six year manufacturer warranty. I plan to use Big Jerry's in the future when I am ready to get an outside faucet bib replaced. I highly recommend for your plumbing needs.

Remale Plumbing
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Mikhail G.
Verified review

Les did an amazing job on our place. He replaced a kitchen sink, garbage disposal, faucet, fixed our shower and a water leak. He was super friendly, punctual and professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

PLC Services
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Neeley D.
Verified review

Very impressed with the availability. PLC helped me make the right decision on how to best resolve my Hot water heater issue. I would recommend them to anyone.

Plumbing
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bagher M.
Verified review

He changed our old Water heater with a new one and it was done very professionally and quickly by him. I am all grateful to him.

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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Need Water Heater Specialist

Tacoma, WA

  • Heater services needed
    Other (Replacement)
  • Heater problems
    Leaks
  • Configuration
    Yes, I have 1 water heater for my home
  • Heater storage
    Tank
  • Fuel source
    Gas
  • Heater and boiler combined
    I'm not sure
  • Heater location
    Other (Garage)
  • Duration of problem
    Other (It started dripping about a month ago)
  • Materials provided
    No, I will need the professional to provide materials and parts
  • Property type
    Home
  • Details
    We are getting 3 bids to replace our hot water tank. We are looking for a reliable company to provide a competitive bid for the job. We have a single family home. The tank is in the garage with easy access. Ventilation is already in place. Earthquake straps installed. Tanks specs: 50 GAL. minimum life 9 years. We will need a new tank stand.
  • $1047.8
    Average price
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