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"Glad we called them, they were the last on the list of providers. They were able to come the same day which was very much needed.
arrived" & was so nice & knowledable. He took each problem apart, explained what was going on since we are new to Southwest Florida & the horrible well water. It turned out we needed a new hot water heater, new water softener which they installed the next day & we purchased the AC maintenance agreement. Didn't want to pay all this money upon moving in but had to just to bear living here. We now have peace of mind &
called a couple of days later to check to see how things are going. I want to also add that the 2 guys that worked with him on the installation were very professional & courteous. They made sure all was working perfectly before they left our house. They are true to their name!

-CAROL 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.

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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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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.

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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 Colonial Heights

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Water heater replacement went fine. The installer charged me $45 to add a
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There was some confusion about whether or not we needed a city inspection. The agent on the phone said that it is required. However, the installer said that it is optional, he didn't insist. The installer said city inspection would add two additional charges: additional work around the heater to make the installation pass the inspection PLUS city inspection fees. I don't remember how much he quoted.


- Guhan L.
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The service was extraordinary. Was on time, efficient; work was exceptional. The work was better then what existed before. I would strongly recommend the service to any who required plumbing services.
- Rodney Y.
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My water heater sprung a leak overnight. I didn't realize it until I noticed water coming from the garage. It was 7:00 AM and I was headed to work. I contacted
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Plumbing not expecting to get an answer this early in the morning but hoping someone would call me back as soon as they opened. To my surprise I spoke to a woman who not only provided me with the service I needed to repair the water heater but also provided assurance that everything would be fine. A service technician was at my home within 2 hours and provided me with an estimate. When I decided to replace the water heater, another technician brought the heater and it was installed. The entire process from the time I found the leak until I had running water was under 5 hours. The job was neatly done and stress free. I have used
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Plumbing on several occasions. While the cost is a bit higher than others, the job is always done in a professional manner and as promised. I will call
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Plumbing for all of my plumbing needs.
- Deborah B.
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The work was explained thoroughly and politely. The work was completed properly. Thank you
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for great service!
- Andrea H.
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We had a gas leak on our brand new natural gas water heater thru the gas valve located on the thermostat. After calling NW Natural they came out and shut off the gas but couldn't fix the issue. They gave me a list of their "preferred" providers. As it was after 4pm the the "preferred" service provider charged me an after hours emergency fee of $139 + tax! Then told me he couldn't fix it without the part. I asked several times what they charged to fix this issue and each time received a different vague answer as to why they (I will not share the name of this dishonest company) couldn't provide me with an estimate of cost. He left and said he would call in the morning. That leaves my family of 5 without any hot water! I decided that the company was not worth dealing with if they couldn't/wouldn't state the cost up front.
I found
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and gave
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a call. He fit me in his busy schedule! Did NOT charge me an emergency fee! And fixed the issue right away. He was professional, showed up when he said he would be there. Even called 20 minutes before he arrived. Great customer service.He also told me exactly what the price would be! I will call him again if our water heater needs further repair. Highly recommended.
- Sarah P.
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We had an appointment scheduled to have our new water heater installed and the old one removed and disposed of. When they did not show at the scheduled time I called and talked to
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. She said they arrived but nobody answered.. I was there all day and my dog goes crazy if anyone even drives in the driveway. (Normally I wouldn't say this, but I just knew she was lying to me. Against my better judgement I told myself I was being silly and it was a
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mistake. Frankly, I'm desperate for hot water!)
I explained to her that I had been there all day. She cut me off saying things like this happen and they would come right over after they were finished on the job they were at. She also said she would call when they were on their way. Never came or called. My husband called them AGAIN and they rescheduled for the following morning (today) at 8am. Well, today at 8am nobody showed or called. We called and the plumber said he had to swap out his truck for another because it wasn't running well. He said he was in Tumwater but was on his way to Puyallup and would be there in about 20 minutes. Oh, he also said that traffic was really bad. Hmmm, that's really weird because all of the DOT webcams showed things were wide open when I checked right after the call. It is now 4pm and no call. Out of sheer frustration my husband has tried calling but nobody will pick up. How these low-lifes stay in business is beyond me. If they didn't want to do the job they simply could have refused it and not wasted our time. T
- Jill S.
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answered my call promptly, gave me a quote and scheduled my service (for the next day) in one phone call. The service technicians arrived when expected, removed the old hot water heater and installed the new hot water heater without incident. They performed the removal and installation with care and cleaned up. Everything went extremely smoothly and I was back to washing dishes in a couple of hours. I have already recommended this company to two of my friends.
- Kathy T.
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What bothers me about this vendor is that I had no line item detial about hte costs, I told them about the angie's list coupon but don't think it was taken out of the cost. And then I got wild stories about how much other services would cost in order to make the $285 charge seem fair. As most people on here do their research, i knew the part was $20 and the service should have been about $100. But as always with work being busy and my 2nd baby just born, I had no time to deal with this repair.
Scheduling was straightforward and she took my coupon info. Person was on time, but worked with my wife. I always get scared when that happens as I fear they will
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her. Which I think they did as there was no justification for the cost other than the repair person coming up with 3 digits magically in his head.
Long and short of this review, would I tell my wife or mom or any of my friends to use them? No.
- Andrew A.

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

AppliancePartsPros.com

16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Appomattox Heating & Air Conditioning LLC

321 Lafayette Ave
Colonial Heights

Aurora Energy, Inc.

9009 Mendenhall Ct

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

CPS Contractors

17707 Hull St Rd
Moseley

CRH Electric

3420 Pa Pa Ln
Mechanicsville

Croley Mechanical, LLC

P.O. Box 2897
Chesterfield

Curtis Home Improvements

18092 Pets Ln
Beaverdam

D L Jones Plumbing Inc

5616 Greendale Rd
Henrico

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

6333 Hob Nob Hill
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

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

718 Grove Rd
Richmond

Muldoon Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

14822 Gilmans Cross Ct
Glen Allen

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 Ln
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

Richmond Air

4238 Oakleys Court Unit E
Henrico

Richmond Plumbing LLC

9467 Manorwood Dr
Mechanicsville

Richmond Window Corporation

2810 W Cary St
Richmond

River City Heating & Air

6404 Mallory Dr
Richmond

ROBINSON'S HEATING & COOLING, INC.

10051 MILITARY ROAD
Amelia Court House

Robinson's Plumbing Service

420 Southlake Blvd
Richmond

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

2921 Cardwell Rd
Richmond

Roy's HVAC Service

PO Box 70003
Henrico

ROYE PLUMBING & Heating

2502 Kenmore Rd
Henrico

Santos Renovation

6139 Strathmore Rd

Short Pump Heating, Air & Plumbing

12111 Ridgefield Pkwy
Henrico

SIMPLISTIC WATER SOLUTIONS

9208 Harmad Dr
North Chesterfield

SLIGH PLUMBING & HEATING CO

208 S 15TH AVE
Hopewell

SMG Handyman

1274 Warwick Park Rd.
Richmond

Spotlight Builders

9200 Belcherwood Rd
Chesterfield

Square Deal Home Services LLC

2200 Holding Pond Ln
Midlothian

STANLEY QUALITY SYSTEMS INC

279 Adams Lane
Aylett

Stemmle Plumbing Repair Inc

PO Box 35680
Richmond

STEPHENS PLUMBING SOLUTIONS INC

9404 FARMINGTON CT
Henrico

T&S Home Improvement

13800 Bluff Ridge Drive
Chesterfield

Temperature Control Mechanical Services

11197 Leadbetter Rd
Ashland

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

White Glove Plumbing - Heating & Air

2606 Oak Lake Blvd
Midlothian

Wingo Brothers

510 Woodstock Rd
Richmond

Woodfin

8180 Mechanicsville Tpke
Mechanicsville

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