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was very professional. He explained what he was going to do before starting and was quite clear that if we had any questions about what" he was doing, he would stop and explain, that he did not mind interruptions to make sure we were satisfied. Job was completed quickly, work area was kept neat and cleaned up nicely at end. Once complete,
provided recommended operating and maintenance guidance. He also made sure our existing hot water recirculating pump was re installed and functioning. Overall, I am very pleased and would recommend this company for future work.

-Marcella M.

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"Went Great!
was a very good technician, friendly and on time.
followed up well with the appointment planning. Everything works well now.

-Rebecca Y.

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When should I replace my water heater?

Dear Angie: My water heater is past its expected lifetime. Should I automatically replace it or wait until it fails?

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.

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)
Water Heaters

Changes coming this year will make water heaters more energy efficient, but may create some difficulties for homeowners.

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If you notice moisture around your water heater, you may need to replace it. But first, make sure the water isn't coming from a leak in the fittings or connections to the tank, or from the temperature/pressure overflow pipe, instead of the water heater itself. (Photo by Water Heaters Only Inc.)
Water Heaters

Rumblings? Leaks? Rusty water? More than 10 years old? Don’t wait for a catastrophe: Be alert for these indicators that your water heater is about to fail.

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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 Colonial Heights

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I live in a unique condominium that has the Water heater on the 3rd floor. I was given an assessment of what could be the problem. I was provided the same information on the internet that I found via my own investigation though he did provide a printed version which was greatly appreciated. I was given quotes to replace every component that could be the cause of the problem (approached it with a shotgun fix) as well the labor. The engineer/technician was very punctual and professional. I asked for several quotes on all the parts and labor as well quotes for a new Water heater before the technician left and he noted it. I waited from Wednesday until Monday before e-mailing them as I had not received any response to my quotes. Monday (after sending a reminder) I got a response from
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. He gave me a quote for all the parts and labor. I then asked for a quote on a replacement Water heater with all new components. He responded by telling me the following, "Our business expertise for 33 years has been water treatment and our licensed plumbers have much experience in plumbing, products and applications for water treatment. Your current water heater setup is something we are not familiar with. After talking with our licensed plumbers and our president, we recommend you contact a company with more experience in heater products and applications."
Now I have to start all over. Moreover, My water heater was working 95% of the time and I wanted to get it fixed before it stopped working entirely. After the technician left on Wednesday, it has not worked, at all, since.
I did ask if they specialized in Water heaters prior to requesting a specialist and they confirmed. Back to the drawing board for me.
I cannot say I would or would not recommend their services, but I can say that they were only willing to perform work under their conditions without offering any other professional and/or friendly advice.
Thank you,
Dissatisfied customer w/o any hot water
- Shannon C.
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On call workers made the repair on a Saturday, where given prompt notification by
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when to expect arrival. Guys where really trying to work a little faster than what I would of preferred which caused them to move a half filled water heater out on a 2 wheel cart. The cart broke my glued down
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to water heater room on my laminate floor getting a "run" to get over it, which in turn caused them to
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water heater off the cart onto my living room floor, what saved them from more damage was the fact they rolled my area rug up and trapped the floor. Overall this turned out to be a fast job and got hot water back into the home in timely manner.
- Johnie W.
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They had pretty good follow up. They called ahead of time to let me know when they were coming out and they arrived on time. They did have to come back a couple of times to make some adjustments.
- James L.
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The communication was good. He brought the new water heater with him, replaced it, and took the old water heater away. He cleaned up all the trash and left everything tidy and clean.
- Frederick M.
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Pulled 2nd floor toilet, used camera but unable to clear it or see anything. Used shop vac to suck out as much water as possible from sewer stack. Poured 2 bottles of antifreeze down drain to aid ice break. Used heater/hair dryer to heat up pipe. Used camera to keep knocking at clog until it broke up and cleared. Reset toilet, tested, and charged $625 when they said $225 per hour and it took about 2 hours.
- Sherrie S.
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Within 2 hours, they took out the old one, installed a new one, and vacuumed out all of the residual water that was flooding my home. Their service was excellent and they were very punctual. I mentioned I was a member of Angie's List and he even knocked off $45 of the total quote.
- Jim B.
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They came by, assessed our needs, installed the new water heater, took away the old one, and cleaned up after themselves. They were very timely. They didn't drag out the work. They did a great job.
- Sharon J.
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was on time to install hot water heater. He called in advance to let me know he was on his way. He installed quickly and filled me in on important things to know. Very professional and friendly. I highly recommend.
- Yetta L.

All Water Heater Installers in Colonial Heights, VA

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A & J Home Remodeling

3212 South 13th Rd
Arlington

A.E.I. Installations

PO Box 2949
Mechanicsville

Absolute Plumbing & Mechanical

PO Box 5825
Midlothian

Acors Heating & Air Conditioning

7627 Hull Street Road
North Chesterfield

ADVANCED WATER SYSTEMS INC

Serving Eastern North Carolina & Virginia

Affordable Plumbing

4215 Farmhill Ln
Chesterfield

AirRight Inc

12224 Wilfong Court
Midlothian

AK Homes

2140 Haleford ct.
Powhatan

All About Plumbing Service & Repair

5116 Carters Pond Ct
Henrico

Alliance Air & Duct Inc

10301 Hull Street Road
Midlothian

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Appomattox Heating & Air Conditioning LLC

321 Lafayette Ave
Colonial Heights

B.A. Plumbing

2200 Lee St.

BandB Homemaintenance & construction

11601 Old Mountain Rd
Glen Allen

Best Price Plumbing Inc.

11324 Longtown Drive
Midlothian

Big Daddys Plumbing LLC

3501 Pease Rd
Midlothian

Blake Door Systems LLC

10600 Cliffmore Dr
Glen Allen

Blazer Heating & Air Conditioning

PO Box 2470
Mechanicsville

BOSE CONSTRUCTION CO., LLC

10221 Krause Rd
Chesterfield

Boyer & Sons Electrical

505 Mill Rd
Dillwyn

Bradley Mechanical Corp

8107 Virginia Pine Ct
Richmond

BREMAC Inc

8133 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville

Brooks Handyman Services

3716 Dogwood Ave
Chester

Bubbas Handyman Service

3803 Chamberlayne Ave
Richmond

Building Science, Inc.

8436 Erle Rd
Mechanicsville

BURGWIN PLUMBING & GAS FITTING LLC

357 WALTON PARK RD
Midlothian

C.J.R. Plumbing LLC

6942 Mason Run Drive
Richmond

Capital Refrigeration Service LLC

12220 Chattanooga Plz
Midlothian

Capitol City Renovations

23112
Midlothian

Colonial Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc.

114 Charlotte Ave
Colonial Heights

COMMONWEALTH HEATING & CONTRACTORS

3200 MIILBURN AVE
Richmond

CRH Electric

3420 Pa Pa Ln
Mechanicsville

Croley Mechanical, LLC

P.O. Box 2897
Chesterfield

CURRAN BROTHERS PLUMBING INC

PO BOX 1172
Mechanicsville

Curtis Home Improvements

18092 Pets Ln
Beaverdam

Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp

817 A Grove Rd
Midlothian

Dement Energy Services Inc

8703 Greenford Dr
Henrico

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Dominion Plumbing

9200 Belcherwood RD
Chesterfield

DOMINION SERVICE CO

2630 GOODES BRIDGE RD
Richmond

Dorton Brothers Inc

16445 Five Forks Rd
Amelia Court House

Dr. Tom, LLC.

18140 Shumans Rd
Ruther Glen

Eagle Energy Solutions Inc

8500 Turner Rd
Henrico

EUROTECH CHIMNEY RESTORATION

5703 CHARLES CITY CIR
Henrico

Eveready Service Experts

1607 Rhoadmiller St
Richmond

Fitch Specialties, LLC

2481 Box Elder Rd
Suffolk

Foley Plumbing Inc

6583 Merchant Place
Warrenton

FOSTER PLUMBING & HEATING, INC.

11301 BUSINESS CENTER DR.
Richmond

FRANCIS PLUMBING & SEWER SERVICE

1001 CONDUIT RD
Colonial Heights

Franklin's Home Repair Services

PO Box 1152
Colonial Heights

Fry's Handyman Services

2516 Aldridge Ave
Colonial Heights

GLENN'S HEATING & AC

PO BOX 362
Providence Forge

GUIRKIN PLUMBING & HEATING

8447 Glazebrook Avenue
Henrico

Gundlach Plumbing & Heating

2500 Waco St.
Henrico

Hancock's Automotive

7501 Iron Bridge Rd.
Richmond

handyman for hire

1606 magnolia st.
Richmond

Handyman Perfection, LLC

8404 Yolanda Road
Henrico

Handyman Services

7419 Allstate Drive
Petersburg

Harrison Construction LLC

PO Box 2001
Midlothian

Harry's Plumbing and Heating

2507 Libbie ave.
Richmond

HOME CONSULTANTS & RENOVATORS INC

PO BOX 4446
Midlothian

HOME DEPOT

12300 CHATTANOOGA PLZ
Midlothian

Howell's Heating

11216 Air Park Rd
Ashland

Indoor Air of Virginia LC

7906 Secretariat Dr.
Midlothian

Iron Bridge Heating & AC

5512 Iron Bridge Road
North Chesterfield

J. E. Elliott, Inc.

6408 Crescent Pkwy
Richmond

J.M.D. Contracting

9395 London Tower Ct
Glen Allen

James River Air Conditioning Co.

1905 Westmorland St
Richmond

JAMES RIVER CONTRACTOR INC

13515 Lawing Drive
Chester

Jas Revolutioin

North Chesterfield

Joe P Clark Inc

5518 Mcclellan Rd
Mechanicsville

JT Flaugher Contracting LLC

6508 Leisure Ter
Richmond

Keil Plumbing & Heating Inc

2507 Willard Rd
Henrico

Kelleher

1301 School St
Richmond

Kissinger Heating and Air Conditioning

21624 Magnolia Ave
South Chesterfield

Larry's Heating and A/C

8300 Kintail Drive
Chesterfield

Levic Construction Company Inc

11912 Middlecoff Dr
Chester

LRI Services Inc

9962 Brook Road
Glen Allen

M R ELLIS & SONS INCORPORATED

6803 STAPLES MILL RD
Henrico

Magnolia Renovations

3411 Wythe Ave
Richmond

Mason's Home Maintenance & Improvement, LLC

14420 Fox Knoll Dr.
Colonial Heights

MCCOY WATER FILTER INC

PO Box 590
Sandston

Medlin Plumbing

7627 Hull St
Richmond

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr
Alexandria

Michael & Son Services Richmond

1407 Cummings Drive
Richmond

Middleton Heating & Air Inc

8436 Erle Rd
Mechanicsville

Midlothian Mechanical

1500 Huguenot Rd.
Midlothian

Mr Rooter Of Richmond

PO Box 2532
Midlothian

Muldoon Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

14822 Gilmans Cross Ct
Glen Allen

Murphy Family Electric

500 North Washington St
Alexandria

Neighborhood Handyman

2813 Hilliard Road
Henrico

Nothing But Comfort Heating and Cooling

440 Deer Field Dr
Petersburg

Perfect Contracting Corp.

9361 Springmount Terrace
Chesterfield

Perfect Plumbing LLC

606 Roxbury Industrial Ctr
Charles City

Plumber On The Way of Central Virginia

13231 Bent Creek Rd
Amelia

Pollock's Heating and Air

4801 Kinloch Lane
Richmond

Puckett Electrical Service

8257 Laurel Meadows Dr
Mechanicsville

R J Tilley Plumbing & Heating Inc

11058 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen

REAMS PLUMBING

PO Box 1836
Chesterfield

Rhodes construction

8905 lawndale st rich, va 23237
Richmond

Richmond Air

4238 Oakleys Court Unit E
Henrico

Richmond Plumbing LLC

9467 Manorwood Dr
Mechanicsville

Richmond Window Corporation

2810 W Cary St
Richmond

ROBINSON'S HEATING & COOLING, INC.

10051 MILITARY ROAD
Amelia Court House

Robinson's Plumbing Service

420 Southlake Blvd
Richmond

Roy's HVAC Service

PO Box 70003
Henrico

ROYE PLUMBING & Heating

2502 Kenmore Rd
Henrico

S+T LLC

1901 Cross St.
N. Chesterfield

Santos Renovation

6139 Strathmore Rd

SIMPLISTIC WATER SOLUTIONS

9208 Harmad Drive
North Chesterfield

SLIGH PLUMBING & HEATING CO

208 S 15TH AVE
Hopewell

Spotlight Builders

9200 Belcherwood Rd
Chesterfield

STANLEY QUALITY SYSTEMS INC

279 Adams Lane
Aylett

Stemmle Plumbing Repair Inc

PO Box 35680
Richmond

STEPHENS PLUMBING SOLUTIONS INC

9404 FARMINGTON CT
Henrico

The Plumbing Crew

9955 Royerton Drive
Henrico

Toler's Heating & Air Conditioning

1709 Mayway Dr
Powhatan

Trademark Construction Services

PO Box 72721
Richmond

VA Premier Plumbing

105 Hickory Dr
Manakin Sabot

Warmzone

12637 S 265 W Suite 100

WEATHER CRAFTERS

12916 Old Stage Rd
Chester

Wingo Brothers

510 Woodstock Rd
Richmond

Woodfin

8180 Mechanicsville Tpke
Mechanicsville

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