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"Started the day with a cold shower. I called around to a few companies. I liked all of the details WWH provided over the phone, they had a competitive price, and" were highly rated on Angie's so I went ahead and scheduled an install. I called late in the day so they were scheduling me for the following day. When I told them that would be great since I had family in town they put me on hold and then came back on the line and said one of the guys was not too far from my house and would swing by that day. Fabulous! The install went great. I let SteveP know that I had cats/dogs in the house and to please watch in/out with the doors since one was a new rescue. He said hello to the four legged kiddos and kept track of all the doors while I was busy working outside. Fast forward several months later and I walked into the laundry room late one night and the room was full of steam. I called them the following day and explained what had happened so they scheduled an appointment to come out. I was surprised when it was
that stopped by. It was great to have the same technician. I think all of the single ladies appreciate this so you don't have yet another stranger in your house. Long story short, the thermostat was on the
. The part was ordered, shipped, and
was out the next day to replace the gas control. Yet again super sweet with my crazy four legged crew. Overall, great experience from the folks who answer the phones and do the scheduling down to the install/fix process. I highly recommend them to my friends/family and if I ever need another water heater they would be the first people I would call. Now if they would just take on other home repair services they would be my one stop shop.

-Jaree W.

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"My water heater is old and rusted and making a strange noise. I have called 3 companies that list on Angie's List that they give free estimates this company" being one of them. I wanted them to look at my water heater to see if it can be fixed or if I need a new one. They were late coming out to my appointment which they said they never give times but they said they would be there in the AM hours and they were not. I talked to 3 people prior to my appointment and none of them said anything about a $50 fee just to come out to my house. The first one was the tech after he looked at the water heater. So I pushed back and said that they list on their Angie's List profile that they give free estimates. I called the company with the tech still there and spoke with a supervisor. He immediately was very hostile and accused me of lying and insulted my intelligence and tried to explain that they only give free estimates when they are replacing something. I told him that's not what it says on their profile and he said I was lying. His customer service was awful and said it was their word against mine. At that point I said that was unnecessary. The supervisor said no one gives completely free estimates when I told him I had 2 other companies coming out to give me completely free estimates he said that was a lie. It isn't a lie I've had a couple free estimates for things around my house before and the other 2 companies already verified that their estimates will be free as they advertise. The supervisor told me that it was the $50 fee just to come out and then on top of that $45 per 1/2 they were there. We settled on the fee of $45 and I then told the techs to get off my property which at first they would not do because they said they had to do paper work so I said they could do in the street and they left. It was the worst experience I've ever had with a service provider.

-Daniel S.

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You have to put your self in the shoes of a business that is in business to turn a profit of some sort. All businesses have different overhead which in turn decides what their bottom line would be on their services. I personally would not go with an unlicensed professional for this type of install. You are messing with gas, venting issues, electrical wiring{electric water heater} and updated code issues such as a drain pan and tempature and relief drain lines for heaters that currently do not have them. I do agree that there are some companies that are way out of line for their installs but most of these companies are the really big companies that have very high overheads  I would assume. Tank type water heaters have changed over the last several years and with these safety changes come bigger prices. The price of steel thanks to China is skyrocketing and tank type water heaters are made of steel. Most wholesale plumbing supply companies cannot match what the big box stores are selling at retail to consumers. I happen to think from research that heaters such as Rheem, Bradford White and AOSmith who have been in business forever make a better product than what you can buy in the big box outlets. You also have to take in consideration the location of the water heater that is being replaced. Is it in the house, basement, garage or attic. Most 40 and 50 gallon water heaters that are purchased in a plumbing wholesale store in Texas cost between 300-340 for a 6 year warranty heater with 6 year on parts and tank. Speaking of warranty. Most big box companies will take a least 24 hours to a week to get your warranty problem taken care of. Most reputable plumbing companies will give same day service if they installed the heater.

So lets break down a typical install at cost to a licensed plumber in Texas

Heater: $315, water shut off $6.50, water flex lines or unions to code $20, gas flex line and cut off to code $12, misc fittings $15, Total $368.50 Lets add a 35% profit which is some what low  for a business $129, Total 497.50

This doesnt  include permits, pan and drain or any venting issues. The vent must go from the heater to the outside of roof using double wall vent.

Cost of permit on average $60

Most plumbing companies allow for 3 hours of time for a water heater. This includes picking the new one up. Delivering out to house. Draining and removing old water heater. Hauling off old heater. Installing new heater up to code. Going down to city and pulling permit.

Average Labor charges for heater installs $400

That would make this install run without extras on any code issues $957.50

I just had a 50 gallon gas water heater installed in my house for $1200 but I needed a pan installed. I used a licensed plumber.

 

 

 

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The primary complaint about tankless water heaters is that, unless you pay for a really oversized one, they do not keep up with high demands like clothes washer or tub or shower, or if you have multiple hot water demands going at one time.

The reason hot water heaters are used is because they can heat up and store enough water for an ordinary demand like a shower or clothes washing, and larger ones like 50-60 gallons can handle multiple simultaneous demands. Out 60 gallon heater handles washing machine, dish wahser, and a shower simultaneously without going from hot to warm. An on-demand system heats the water as it flows through the heater, with production of hot water having to equal the total demand at any instant. This they can rarely do - especially gas-fired ones, for which the power is usually much cheaper than with electricity.

Google the search phrase - on demand water heaters

to read articles on the issue, and EPA and EnergyStar program writeups. Consumer Reports also has comparisons and evaluations (though you have to subscribe to read review articles).

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There could be. Different municipalities have different rules (codes). However, I have never heard of a plumber being the code enforcement guy. I have never heard of a plumber being able to collect a fine from a homeowner. It may cost you $150 to bring it up to code, but that should be included in the repair cost. You would need to check with your city (usually Department of Code Enforcement or Plumbing Commission). If he put it in writing, you need to send them a copy.
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Make sure they get a permit if required. Ask if they will haul away the old. Type of new heater installed and tank warrantee. What kind of parts will the price include, you should have an expansion tank installed and make sure they counter balance the pressure to match the static pressure in the home. Should also include new dielectic unions, do not reuse the old ones. See what the rate for extras is in case they need to do additional work. Check references if possible.

Tim Littrell
Littrell Plumbing and Bath Designs
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Water Heater Installation And Repair reviews in Davis

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Sales rep was very thorough & knowledgeable. Installers worked promptly. Service after the install was very good.
- Tim O.
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It went great! He was punctual, charming, very informative, and he offered good suggestions. I would recommend him and will continue to use him in the future.
- Charlene S.
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They are the cream of the crop! I've never seen an HVAC company do a more thorough inspection of the A/C and furnace. They have a whole list of things they check and let you know of possible problems that may crop up in the future. Their techs are professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. They even put booties on their shoes when they walk in, and are respectful of my home.
- Donna T.
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The people that came were pleasant, professional, helpful, and explained our options to us. They were clean and covered the floors where they walked. They were very good -- prompt and communicated well.
- Genevieve H.
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did an outstanding job diagnosing the issue and providing different solutions. He was well prepared, efficient, and communicated with us very well.
- Alvin G.
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They are one of the only businesses that can take care of everything you need including plumbing, heating, electrical, and more. Their contractors are specialized in only one of those fields, so they always send the right person over. They cover their feet before they come into the house so nothing gets dirty. They don't mind if you watch them as they do their work. They are very knowledgeable and can answer any of my questions. The way they talk to their customers is excellent. Once a week, they have a get together with their employees to go over how to give great customer service. They are completely honest and don't try to upsell you on things you don't need. They are also very accommodating. I would highly recommend them and will continue using them in the future!
- Jeanine P.
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They came to give estimate and performed all services timely and at good price. They were punctual, professional and clean.
- SCOTT E.
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Very polite and punctual, answered my questions. I had purchased a voucher of $150 directly from Angie's list that was good for $300 off final cost. Overall price was less when I compared to other companies offering similar equipment. I called the company directly and asked for "usual basic estimate" for routine install, was given a price range and then I asked about the $300 credit which they said would be credited off the final price. No gimmicks, went well. Happy with final result.
- Diego J.

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A Quality Maintenance 2

6932 5th St
Rio Linda

A-1 HOUR SVC

127 RUTHERFORD DR
Vacaville

Aaron Plumbing

Po Box 2657
Vacaville

AB Construction 1, Inc.

9653 Sea Cliff way
Elk Grove

Ace Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning

3011 Academy Way
Sacramento

Active Construction

112 Lepage Ct
Folsom

Advanced Plumbing

38 Commerce Pl Ste A
Vacaville

AED Construction

680 Tallega Ct
Galt

Airsmiths Heating-Cooling-Insulation

4101 Garden Hwy
Sacramento

AK Plumbing

1319 Oak Terrace Ct
Sacramento

All New Plumbing

7772 Reno Ln
Citrus Heights

All Phase Construction

2023 Polley Dr
Roseville

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

American River Plumbing

7029 Kingsmill Way
Citrus Heights

Ameriserve Repiping

7716 Balboa Blvd
Van Nuys

Angels Handyman Service

4748 16th Ave.
Sacramento

Anthony Graves Construction Inc

6045 Kenneth Ave
Carmichael

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500
Encino

Armstrong Plumbing

2753 Crosby Way
Sacramento

ATLAS PLUMBING & ROOTER

3311 MISSION ST
San Francisco

Authority Heating And Air Conditioning

1015 N Market Blvd #4
Sacramento

Aztec Solar Inc

11370 Trade Center Dr
Rancho Cordova

B & B Plumbing

7437 Sunrise Blvd
Citrus Heights

BEDROCK CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 1830
Davis

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

1037 Suncast Lane Suite 102
El Dorado Hills

Beutler Air Conditioning and Plumbing

1961 Optisolar Ln
Mcclellan

Bier Construction

18824 Sugar Pine Dr.
Twain Harte

Bill Reed Handyman Service

21000 Old River Road
West Sacramento

Blanton Construction

1070 Horizon Drive
Fairfield

Bos Sheet Metal, Inc.

3325 52nd Ave
Sacramento

Bowerbird Remodeling

2418 overhill
Davis

Brian Faricy

904 Tanner Ct
Folsom

BULLSEYE LEAK DETECTION

P O BOX 73114
Davis

Business Finance Store

Castle River Way
Sacramento

C&D Remodel And Handyman Services, Inc

241 Jennifer Circle
Roseville

Cal Price Contractor Inc

1471 Meredith Way
Carmichael

California Energy Consultant Service

11367 Trade Center Dr
Rancho Cordova

Canterbury Construction

2660 Northview Dr

CAPITOL ELECTRIC

7485 RUSH RIVER DR
Sacramento

Chapman's Legacy Plumbing

PO Box 468
Orangevale

Cheap O's Plumbing

905 Edgewood cir
Suisun City

Clarke & Rush

4411 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento

CNS Plumbing Services

P.O.Box 637
Roseville

Connor Construction Co

6709 Chastain St
Orangevale

DAN TOLSON CONSTRUCTION

1302 Drake Drive
Davis

DEANES PLUMBING

3941 REDDING AVE
Sacramento

Dietle Plumbing, Inc.

139 S GUILD AVE
Lodi

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DUNCAN PLUMBING

8900 FAIR OAKS BLVD
Carmichael

Earl's Performance Plumbing

3880 Benatar Way
Chico

EL DORADO BUILDERS EXCHANGE

3430 ROBIN LN
Shingle Springs

Electric Connection

6005 Chestnut Ave
Orangevale

Elite Heating and Cooling

699 S Auburn St
Grass Valley

ELLIS CONSTRUCTION

3320 Marlene Dr
Sacramento

ENERGY ELECTRIC

6810 SANTA JUANITA AVE
Orangevale

Express Sewer & Drain, INC.

3303 Luyung Drive
Rancho Cordova

First Aid Plumbing

5250 young st.
Sacramento

Fix Electrix Electrical

6811 Sunrise Blvd
Citrus Heights

Flowrite Plumbing

9219 E Laguna Way
Elk Grove

Freschi Service Experts

715 Fulton Shipyard Rd
Antioch

GEARHART CONSTRUCTION INC

PO BOX 1294
North Highlands

Goulas Construction

6931 Gimbel Way
Citrus Heights

Handy Andy

1400 Quail Ridge East Lane
Roseville

HEALD MECHANICAL

PO Box 601505
Sacramento

HELP

6019 GRANT AVE
Carmichael

Hewitt & Son's Plumbing

32179 State Hwy 16
Woodland

Home Depot

1860 E MAIN ST
Woodland

Home Works

2489 Colusa Hwy
Yuba City

Huft Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

10103 Iron Rock Way
Elk Grove

Hybrid Construction

930 Florin Rd
Sacramento

Imperial Heating

2126 Marchita Way
Carmichael

Indoor Comfort Services Inc

6380 Tupelo Dr
Citrus Heights

J R Putman Inc

11330 Sunrise Park Dr Ste A
Rancho Cordova

J&A Pino Construction

424 42nd st
Sacramento

Jake's Plumbing

704 N Adams St
Dixon

Jason Melson Construction Services

5407 gibbons dr
Carmichael

Jay's Handyman Service

5635 Belleview Ave
Sacramento

JB Construction

3295 Shelby Place
Fairfield

JERRY WOODWARD

PO BOX 161284
Sacramento

John Ellis Construction

8100 Mulrany Way
Antelope

JRW Plumbing

5545 34th Ave
Sacramento

JW Construction

2585 Dolphin Court
West Sacramento

KARL'S HANDY HOME REPAIR SVC

9541 Niemann Avenue
Elk Grove

KG Plumbing

102 Black Pine Ct
Roseville

KH Construction

4741 Orange Grove Ave
Sacramento

KHR Construction

9541 Nieman Ave
Elk Grove

Kingkong Construction

2225 62nd Ave
Sacramento

L & M Plumbing

170 Antelope St
Woodland

Lance's Plumbing

441 Columbus Ave
Sacramento

Liberty Construction

3848 Sherbrook Dr.
Santa Rosa

Litell Cabinet Outlet

1020 Del Paso Rd
Sacramento

Mac's Remodeling

PO Box 1852
Rocklin

Maximus Development Inc

3355 Myrtle Ave
North Highlands

Maxton Restoration

9200 Orangevale Ave
Orangevale

MAZZA HOMES

6309 ELKHORN MANOR DR
Rio Linda

MCDONALD PLUMBING HEATING & AIR INC

3618 BROADWAY
Sacramento

MDO Construction

PO Box 3386
Auburn

Mountain Air Energy

770 Marina Park Dr
El Dorado Hills

murray mechanical services

144 livermore way
Folsom

NICKY BASS CONSTRUCTION

PO Box 423
Lincoln

Norcal Building Services, INC

P.O. Box 981593
West Sacramento

North Cal Builders Inc

9918 Kent St
Elk Grove

North Pacific Plumbing

PO BOX 1442
Davis

NorthernAir Mechanical

7769 Amherst St
Sacramento

Park Mechanical Heating & AC

8324 Luzon Avenue
Sacramento

Perfection Home Systems Inc

3325 Orange Grove Ave
North Highlands

Pete's Handyman Service

4735 Cowell Blvd
Davis

Philip Braun Construction

404 Niles Ave
Roseville

Phoenix Energy Solutions Inc

2706 Green Glen Road
Cameron Park

Plumber By Trade

Po Box 2706
Fairfield

PLUMBING DOCTOR

1321 E 8TH ST
Davis

PLUMBING DOCTOR

955 BUSINESS PARK DR
Dixon

Plumbing Enterprises

12175 Folsom Blvd Ste B
Rancho Cordova

poc_construction

5065 equestrian ct.
Fairfield

Preferred Plumbing & Drain

1403 Kaseberg Ct.
Roseville

Progressive Construction and Plumbing

6434 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael

Purdy Construction

2342 33rd St
Sacramento

Quick Plumbing

2901 K St
Sacramento

R&R Services

Sacramento

Rapid Rooter Plumbing

5013 Roberts Ave
Mcclellan

RCS Builders

1182 Galston Dr
Folsom

Refrigeration Solutions Inc

4119 South Market Ct
Sacramento

Repipe 1

27281 Las Ramblas Ste 200
Mission Viejo

River City Home Improvement

10001 Hadleigh Dr.
Orangevale

Roroman Plumbing

5100 Bickford Cir
Fairfield

Roseville Construction Company

518 Foxford Glen Ct.
Roseville

Roto-Rooter

5801 State Rd
Bakersfield

Roto-Rooter

2551 Albatross Way
Sacramento

Sacramento Plumbing

1712 Broadway
Sacramento

Safe and Sound Plumbing

1743 Farnham Ave.
Woodland

Sargents Plumbing

1852 W 11th St
Tracy

Service Experts - Pleasanton

6984 Sierra Ct
Dublin

SERVICE NOW PLUMBING & ROOTER

9333A VIKING PL
Roseville

SHECan2

2646 Waterton Wy
Sacramento

Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc.

2550 Mercantile Dr
Rancho Cordova

Sierra Valley Home Corp

11476 Elks Cir
Rancho Cordova

Skyline Energy Savers Inc.

2611 Highlands Hills Dr
El Dorado Hills

SNAPPY ROOTER

6153 RUTLAND DR
Carmichael

SOS Plumbing

7405 greenback ln.

Sprinklers 24/7 - Roots Landscaping

3308 El Camino Ave
Sacramento

Stan's Fireplace & Home Service

2845 Canterbury Cir
El Dorado Hills

Steiner's Solar Service

9900 Firstone Dr
Sacramento

Straightline Plumbing

3652 Jenny Lind Ave
North Highlands

Streamline Plumbing

24 Hacienda Lane

Sutherland Plumbing Incorporated

3337 Sunrise Blvd
Rancho Cordova

TBImprovement

531 E. Monte Vista Ave.
Vacaville

The Electric Company

1961 Pacific Ave

The Handy Fix

West Sacramento

The Trenchless Co

6201 Elvas Ave
Sacramento

The Water Hook-Up

5050 Laguna Blvd
Elk Grove

Todd Overbey Plumbing

p.o. box 2131
Carmichael

Top Rank Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

9100 Elkmont way
Elk Grove

TOTAL PLUMBING

7511 Watt Ave.
North Highlands

United Building Services

2549 Del Monte Street
West Sacramento

Universal Air Quality

4301 Pasadena Avenue
Sacramento

Vacaville Richard's Air Tech

245 Benington Ct
Suisun City

VENCO CONSTRUCTION

8250 Calvine Rd
Sacramento

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Water Heaters 4 Less

9341 Fair Oaks Blvd
Fair Oaks

Water Heaters Masters

1647 Willow Pass road
Concord

Water Heaters Only, Inc

5800 Auburn Blvd., Suite 14
Sacramento

Waterworks Plumbing

PO Box 3007
Auburn

WHELAN'S HEATING & AIR COND

4446 DEE CT
Sacramento

White River Construction

3113 Iva Way
Orangevale

Zehnani Plumbing

3120 Live Oak Blvd Unit 147
Yuba City

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