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"They were extremely professional. The water heater developed a slow leak and needed to be replaced. The company sent out the techs as promised and performed the" required work within promised time frame. Also, nice that they do not charge extra for coming out on the weekend. I would definitely use them again in the future.

-David L.

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"So the tech appeared in my drive way at the stroke of 4:30 PM as promised. He drained and removed the 20 year old hot water heater. He unboxed and prepared the shiny" new 50
Rheem hot water heater. He moved it into place and hooked up the electricals, plumbed the pipes and turned that baby on. It worked like a charm. Good job C & D. On time, on budget: you
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-Howard B.

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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Angie Hicks responds to a homeowner who says her water heater is past its expected lifetime.

Water heaters

Standard storage tank water heaters typically need to be replaced after about a decade, but they can last years longer with some homeowner maintenance. When the time comes to buy a new one, there are more options for consumers to consider.

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Water Heaters

Your family’s needs play a large role in whether a storage or tankless water heater is right for you.

A tankless water heater takes up less room and heats water on demand. It can last more than twice as long as a standard tank water heater. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Patti C. of Mobile, Alabama)
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You never know when you will need to shut off the gas.

More energy-efficient water heaters are coming this year. Learning the facts will help you to replace your water heater on your terms, rather than letting it become a last-minute problem. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Joseph K. of Boston)
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Changes coming this year will make water heaters more energy efficient, but may create some difficulties for homeowners.

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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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I've seen and heard mixed reviews.  They aren't really popular here due to our super hard water which clogs and rots everything it sits in.  A company I used to work for tried electric units about 10 years ago in several homes but had to replace many of them within a few years because the build-up from the hard water hindered their productivity to little more than enough supply to run a sink.  I've heard better success with gas units since there are no electric elements to burn out and gas can get hotter, faster to get through the deposits on the tubing walls inside the unit.

 

Standard electric water heater usually take a 30 amp circuit so they are often wired with 10 guage wire.  Electric on-demand units large enough to service an entire house usually take 50 amps (or more) from what I've researched in the past.  That means they need a 50 amp breaker and will be wired with 6 guage wire.  By the time you factor in the initial cost of buying the much more expensive on-demand unit and rewiring for it I'm not sure you'll save money in the long run. 

 

A better and cheaper option would be to put a timer on your standard water heater so it only kicks on during typical demand times.  They have override switches so you can turn it to cycle normally when you are off of work or need it during the day/night if not during the preset times.  A cheaper point of use water heater at the kitchen sink will ensure you have hot water there even when the main heater is off.  This is usually the point that requires hot water the most frequently.  Remember that your water heater will hold hot water for over an hour once it has cycled off.  Take advantage of that.

 

Todd Shell

Todd's Home Services

San Antonio, TX

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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 Repair And Installation reviews in Davis

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He showed up with everything that was required to do the job the first time and was very meticulous about his work. Cleaned the entire pit and surrounding area. Showed me the price list from his supplier for the parts and wrote a detailed invoice all broken out. I have used them before and they will always be my first call for any plumbing projects or problems that I have.
They also specialize in repairing water service from what I understand.
- Mark K.
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I've used Presidential for years, mostly for changing out water shutoff valves and replacing an electric water heater. They're responsive, polite, don't use high-pressure sales tactics and are a pleasure to work with. The ceiling in our basement was damp and it turns out when the previous owners had the first floor bath remodeled, their contractor attached PVC tub drain piping directly to the existing original 1950s iron pipe; there weren't enough threads to make a tight seal and when we were releasing large quantities of water (i.e. baths), it was gushing out around the joint. The guys from Presidential figured out and explained the problem and fixed it all within about 3 hours.
- Gwyn D.
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Well, I purchased the deal through Angie's list, and in a matter of hours was contacted by the company, so kudos on the prompt response.
However, it wasn't until after I was contacted (and after my card was charged) that I found out that they no longer service my area - less than 25 miles away.
I'm not sure who gets the
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's share of the blame. I certainly couldn't find anywhere on the internet what cities they were willing to service and which they weren't. Is that my problem? The company? Maybe it's something Angie's list needs to work on. Why list a deal if I can't use it? I found someone else happy to take my money, but I still have $950 tied up for 2 days.
Anyway, if you're downriver, just best to find someone else. If you're anywhere else - just call before you tie up money in a 'big deal'.

- Thomas B.
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I called them and the guy came over. He went underneath it and there were no air vents. He took out rocks and I haven't had any problem since. They really got more and more expensive in the way of their service contract. They're charging $600 for the year. The guy was here for less than an hour. When they called and said they would come, they did. They also called and that's what I like too. I felt confident that they called me half an hour before they came.
- Donna Y.
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Work went well. There was a $200.00 increase over listed deal price due to manufacturer's price increase, but the price was inline with same deal offered by other Angie's List contractors. This deal just had not been updated.
- James M.
B

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It took 4 weeks to get the repair done. The first couple were because I emailed them multiple times and never got a response. I eventually decided to call and they said they never got the emails from Angie's List. The rest of the time was them coming out to look and then getting scheduled. Big deal no, but not great service either.
I have MS so getting up early for me is an issue. They scheduled the appointment at 8am. I asked if they needed anyone to be home, they said no, they would just do all the work outside. Needless to say at 8:15a the doorbell rings and again at 9:10a asking for a check for $400 as they were done. Big deal no, but very annoying given they said they wouldn't do that.
The estimate was $400. Since until they started digging the extent of the job wasn't really known, this seemed reasonable for an estimate.
However, the actually work done was 55 minutes of plumbers time and $5 in material.
The work done seems fine but I can't say I feel basically $400 for an hour of plumbing work was a good deal. It feels like that estimate was a minimum only to be adjusted up if the work was a lot more than anticipated, but not down if it was less. But I agreed to the estimate so I paid the $400.
Bottom line is I rated it a B overall because I can't say they did anything horribly wrong but they took a month to come, ignored the request to not wake me up early due to my health, and $400 per hour for plumbing work still doesn't feel like a bargain.

- Elaine W.
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They came out quickly and got it done in good time. I have rental properties and have bought numerous coupons form
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H&C before and normally all goes well however this time for some reason the installers said I had to have extras put on the tank, extras that added up to $150+ in additional charges - extras that just a couple months ago I didn't have to have at my own home when I had a HWT installed. I wasn't present to question the extras (expansion tank & drain
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) so they are there now! Total bill to have a HWT tank installed thought it was going to be 769 like the Angies List coupon said but actual cost was just short of $1000.
- Todd C.
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and helper Chase worked on replacement of water heater. Worked quickly. Were not disturbing in any way. These guys came and got right to work. One, Two Three and the job was done. These guys were very polite and caring of my situation. Installed the new water heater, piping and fittings. Gave me an A.O.
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water heater and explained all features to me. Cost included water heater and labor. Piping and fitting replacement was a small fee extra. I would definitely work with
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Plumbing and Heating in
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- Jean S.

Water Heater Installers in Davis, CA

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A Quality Maintenance 2

6932 5th St
Rio Linda

A-1 HOUR SVC

127 RUTHERFORD DR
Vacaville

A2Z Home Improvements

7688 Grand View Road
Sacramento

Aaron Plumbing

Po Box 2657
Vacaville

AB Construction 1, Inc.

9653 Sea Cliff way
Elk Grove

Absolute Comfort Heating and Air

6148 Patterson Lane
Citrus Heights

Ace Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning

3011 Academy Way
Sacramento

AED Construction

12560 Woods Rd
Wilton

Aire Serv of Sacramento

7485 RUSH RIVER DR
Sacramento

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

Always Affordable Plumbing

10398 Rockingham Dr #15

American River Electric

2200 Gerber Ave
Sacramento

American River Plumbing

7029 Kingsmill Way
Citrus Heights

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

2551 Albatross Way
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 Ln
El Dorado Hills

Beutler Air Conditioning and Plumbing

855 National Drive
Sacramento

Bier Construction

18824 Sugar Pine Dr.
Twain Harte

Bill Reed Handyman Service

21000 Old River Road
West Sacramento

Blanton Construction

1070 Horizon Dr
Fairfield

Bonney Plumbing Heating Air & Rooter Service

3054 Gold Canal Drve
Rancho Cordova

Bos Sheet Metal, Inc.

3325 52nd Ave
Sacramento

Bowerbird Remodeling

2418 overhill
Davis

Boyd Plumbing Inc

6105 Main Ave
Orangevale

Brian Faricy

904 Tanner Ct
Folsom

BULLSEYE LEAK DETECTION

P O BOX 73114
Davis

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

CARTER PLUMBING

972 DOWNING CIR
Lincoln

Cheap O's Plumbing

905 Edgewood cir
Suisun City

Clarke & Rush

4411 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento

CNS Plumbing Services

P.O.Box 637
Roseville

DAN TOLSON CONSTRUCTION

1302 Drake Drive
Davis

DEANES PLUMBING

3941 REDDING AVE
Sacramento

Dietle Plumbing, Inc.

139 S GUILD AVE
Lodi

EL DORADO BUILDERS EXCHANGE

3430 ROBIN LN
Shingle Springs

Elite Heating and Cooling

699 S Auburn St
Grass Valley

ELLIS CONSTRUCTION

3320 Marlene Dr
Sacramento

Express Sewer & Drain, INC.

3303 Luyung Drive
Rancho Cordova

First Aid Plumbing

5250 young st.
Sacramento

Fix Electrix Electrical

6811 Sunrise Blvd
Citrus Heights

Freschi Service Experts

715 Fulton Shipyard Rd
Antioch

Gabe's Plumbing Service

7680 Eagle Point Way
Antelope

GEARHART CONSTRUCTION INC

PO BOX 1294
North Highlands

GOLD RIVER MECHANICAL INC

6271 ANGELO CT
Loomis

Goulas Construction

3429 Freedom Park Dr Ste 17
North Highlands

Grayson

3216 2nd ave

Handyman Contractor

8341 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael

Heald Mechanical

PO Box 601505
Sacramento

HELP

6019 GRANT AVE
Carmichael

Hewitt & Son's Plumbing

32179 State Hwy 16
Woodland

Hire My Husband LLC

497 Mills Dr
Benicia

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&A Pino Construction

424 42nd st
Sacramento

Jake's Plumbing

704 N Adams St
Dixon

Jams Corp Inc. dba CHRISTIAN CONSTRUCTION

8780 Country Vista Ln
Orangevale

Jason Melson Construction Services

5407 gibbons dr
Carmichael

JB Construction

3295 Shelby Place
Fairfield

Jerry Woodward

PO Box 161284
Sacramento

John Ellis Construction

8100 Mulrany Way
Antelope

JR Putman Heating and Air Conditioning

11330 Sunrise Park Dr
Rancho Cordova

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

Liberty Construction

3848 Sherbrook Dr.
Santa Rosa

Lingley Enterprises

4218 Technology Drive
Modesto

Lofton Construction

11359 Sunrise Gold Circle

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

MVP Plumbing & Rooter Service

1079 sunrise ave.
Roseville

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

On The Ritz Plumbing Inc

PO Box 3424
Citrus Heights

Ortiz & Gentry Plumbing Heating & air

2854 Paseo Rio Way
Sacramento

Park Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning

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

Phillips Advantage Handyman Services

7705 Brabham Way
Elk Grove

Phoenix Energy Solutions Inc

2706 Green Glen Road
Cameron Park

Plumber By Trade

Po Box 2706
Fairfield

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

Quick-Permits

8230 Andante Dr
Citrus Heights

R&R Services

Sacramento

Rancho Cordova Plumbing

11353 Pyrites Way Ste 12
Rancho Cordova

Rapid Rooter Plumbing

5013 Roberts Ave
Mcclellan

RCS Builders

1182 Galston Dr
Folsom

Refrigeration Solutions Inc

4119 South Market Ct
Sacramento

Repipe 1

15791 Rockfield Blvd
Irvine

Roroman Plumbing

5100 Bickford Cir
Fairfield

Roto-Rooter

2551 Albatross Way
Sacramento

SHEcan2

2646 Waterton Wy
Sacramento

Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc.

2550 Mercantile Dr
Rancho Cordova

Skyline Energy Savers Inc

2611 Highlands Hills Dr
El Dorado Hills

SNAPPY ROOTER

6153 RUTLAND DR
Carmichael

SOS Plumbing

7405 greenback ln.
Citrus Heights

Sprinklers 24/7 - Roots Landscaping

3308 El Camino Ave
Sacramento

Stan's Service

2845 Canterbury Cir
El Dorado Hills

Straightline Plumbing

3652 Jenny Lind Ave
North Highlands

Streamline Plumbing

24 Hacienda Lane

Super Mario Plumbing

4751 Storrow way
Sacramento

TBImprovement

531 E. Monte Vista Ave.
Vacaville

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

United Building Services

2549 Del Monte Street
West Sacramento

Universal Air Quality

Pasadena Avenue
Sacramento

Vacaville Richard's Air Tech

324 Merchant St
Vacaville

VENCO CONSTRUCTION

8250 Calvine Rd
Sacramento

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

Water Heater Repair Sacramento

5948 Vista Ave
Sacramento

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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