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"Our water heater was old, and once removed, it turns out there had been a small leak for quite sometime and there was mold. They cut out the moldy drywall and removed" that from our home, in addition to removing and replacing our water heater. Great work! My old complaint is that the water heater dripped rusty water across my garage and my driveway and the guy did not clean it up and I did not notice it for a few hours. We have a new driveway and it was a bit of work to clean the rusty spots, but it is good.

-Julie T.

"Called late at night when I noticed tank leaking and phone was answered quickly by service but had to wait until morning for return call with estimate. Return call" was prompt the next day and service was scheduled for the afternoon between 12-5. Technician arrived shortly after 12. He was courteous and friendly. Did a nice job despite a few unexpected issues and left the work area clean. Would definitely consider hiring again in the future.

-Steve M.

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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.





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

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.
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

Water Heater Repair And Installation reviews in Danville


Owner made appointment to come Wednesday, following week to perform maintance on my Ranai Water Heater and never showed up... I think it slipped his mind and waiting for a call to take care of my water heaters. I still think he is outstanding and looking forward to him coming to finish the job.
- Brian H. G.

We purchased a replacement water heater from Home Depot and contracted with
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for the installation. They were able to work within our scheduling needs and a team of two (pro and helper) appeared promptly, first thing the morning scheduled. The pro was very efficient and knew what he was doing. The only fault really was his not being very comfortable answering questions. The work was completed in a very timely fashion. **However** - six weeks later while working in the basement, I heard a sudden whooshing, and when I checked, I found that the exhaust pipe had popped loose! I was able to re-attach and keep it that way until a follow-up visit could be arranged. Another tech came this time and "fixed" the problem by tightening a clamp. I had to point out that the cause really appeared to be due to a misalignment in how the pipe entered the water heater, and that the pipe needed to be adjusted by redoing a couple of holding clamps on the way out of the basement (along the basement ceiling). Also the overflow tube was not properly sealed (glued). This was rectified. I'm unsure if we would use the company again (not an absolute yes or absolute no). Overall we are pleased with the work but the job should have been completed fully and correctly on one visit.
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- Dave P.

I have used
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multiple times now
and I would give them 5\5 stars for the plumber
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, and 2\5 stars for the
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. As such I am giving them a 4/5 stars, but ask for
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by name
when you schedule your appointment.
After looking around for a plumber to do some projects for
me, I settled on
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’s because they had a decent Angie’s list deal, they
said they had flat rates, and I had to start somewhere.
The first job I had them do was add a shutoff valve under the
house since the only other one was the main and the shutoff and drain valve was
frozen open.
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was the plumber who showed up initially for the job, and was
about 1 hour late. He apologized profusely, provided a $150 credit (based on
their punctual promise) and got to work investigating the jobs I wanted done
and to provide a price quote. They quoted $249.00 to add the shutoff valve and
$296.00 to fix and install a freeze proof hose bib. After stating that I would
do just the first quoted job for now, he got ready to perform the work.
However, after realizing that the house was on the Gardnerville Town company
water system, he said that I would need to get the town to shut it off as they
have had issues with them previously. Since I didn’t have the tools to shut it
off myself, I agreed and we scheduled for the next day.
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arrived again the next day and quickly got ready to
perform the work and the job was done quickly. He added a
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-bite ¾ shutoff
valve to the line and warranted the work for 2 years. The valve worked and
there have been no leaks.
Since they had done a good job for this, I called them again
in a few weeks to have them give me a price for some other work, do a drain
cleaning, and add a drain for my water softener.
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arrived on time and
provide me a quote to completely re-plumb the underside (as it was badly
corroded), add a drain for the softener, and to install pex for just part of
the house. After getting the quotes, having the drains cleaned, and thinking
about the options, we scheduled to be back in a week to have the drain added
for the softener. The quote for the re-plumbing was also warranted for 20
years, which is great. They also discovered that my drain to the city was being
squished and would probably last another 2-3 years; He estimated about $2,500
for this fix; and could be done without digging up the ground.
When the time came to get the drain for the water softener
in, a different plumber
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had no clue what job he was here for.
I informed him he was going to add a drain to the garage for the water
softener. It was about 8 feet of pipe to run, and based on a
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’s knowledge
of the plumbing I let
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know that
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suggested running it to the wall,
transitioning to galvanized (per code to run pipe through a firewall), then
back to a nib so that the water softener could be hooked up (similar to how a
drain in a kitchen sink would work).
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then went to explain that all that
work to add a galvanized pipe through the wall was unnecessary and that a
plastic pipe through the wall was fine. He was going to add a fire resistant
caulk around it and call it good. Since he was a plumber of the same company
and would warrant the work, I agreed. Although I did debate calling the company
to see if this was correct per code, as it
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had said code did not allow
running a plastic pipe through the firewall into the garage.
After crawling under the house
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left to head back to
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to get the parts that he didn’t have. Probably due to him now knowing
what the job was, and this pushed the work back another 1-2 hours as he got
parts. Once he arrived back, he was quick to complain about how he was not
being paid enough for his work and was going to call the company to ask for
more money to do the job. I counted at least 8 times of him telling me (the
customer) that he was not getting paid enough. This does not leave a good
impression on the customer.
Once he finished the job, he said that water could be run
though it in about 20 minutes and everything should be good. He took payment
based on the previously agreed upon rate and left. Unfortunately he did not
have change for the job and we agreed to instead apply the extra as a credit to
my account for a future job. The plastic pipe he pulled into the garage he
glued a cap onto, rather than putting the threaded screw like a kitchen sink,
which will require me to get another plumber out to finish the job, which is
not what
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had said would be done. I had expected a threaded end with a
threaded cap so I could remove it without cutting the pipe. I crawled under the
house to look at his work after and it looked decent, I am not sure it had the
required 1/4inch per foot slope, but I assume as a license plumber he did it
correctly. It just didn’t look like it, but I’m not a license plumber.
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was at the place I also asked him to give me a
quote to add a gas line for a
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. He planned to use flexible pipe about 9 ft
worth, and would charge me ~$1,200 to do the job. After looking around I found
two other plumbers that would charge about 1/3 that for the work; one doing flexible
pipe, and the other using rigid black steel. This vastly overpriced work, along
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’s comments and attitude has made me look elsewhere for the time being.
All in all, my experience with
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Plumbing had
been excellent (considering I called them back for multiple jobs) however this
last job left a bad impression and I called out a different plumbing service
for the next two jobs that I needed done.
Scheduling with
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was about as expected for a
service run company where jobs can (and tend) to run late. After a few
appointments, we settled on having the plumber call when he was 30 minutes out
instead of having me sit at home waiting, which worked nicely.
While this is completely my option, if you plan to use
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, I would ask for
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by name to do your plumbing. He is knowledgeable,
his work was top line, and he works very hard to ensure the customers are happy
with what they are getting. He also takes the time to explain all the work and
why things are done certain ways. My impression was that while
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is trying
to pull in new customers and keep them,
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was trying to drive them away. If I
go back to do work with them, which I probably do to use my cash account credit
used, I would only ask for
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to do to the work and would decline
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if he
showed up; even if this pushed the job back a while.

- George C.

I thought I would need a new water heater, but it turns out I only needed new hoses. That was fantastic. Saved me a lot of money. I wouldn't consider using anyone else in the future.
- Peggy S.

Original work was scheduled for the afternoon but
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(BF) called and said a tech was available sooner and could I accommodate.
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was at my house quickly and we both went over the pros and cons of keeping the current water heater. We both decided I needed to change out the old one for a new one.
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got out his pricing book and I chose what I thought would serve our needs with some good advice from
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. This was definitely a NO pressure sale with no
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costs as
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went over everything in detail with me and several options were available. I thought the price was about right considering the warranty issues, code issues, permit issues etc.
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proceded to drain the current heater and make arrangements for another tech to come help with the removal after Zac picked up the new tank.
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showed up quickly and both made the change out. This was a smoothly coordinated and timed operation. All new fittings were used, the installation was made to code, and my new water heater is working as is should.
Both techs were courteous, friendly, well trained, safety conscious and especially professional. It is obvious BF is doing a good job sending personnel who give a good impression to the customer. I am more than satisfied and would definitely recommend BF to others for any plumbing need based on my positive experience here.
- Stephen R.

I called to have my floor drain cleaned out. The first technician discovered that there
was sand and dirt in the drain which meant he couldn’t clear it. He recommended
that I have a plumber use a camera (the price of the camera was discounted) to
find out what was going on.
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the plumber came and replaced the pipe. The
price for the whole thing was very reasonable, the work was done well and I am
very satisfied. I will definitely call them for my next plumbing mishap.

- Dyann J.

When Excel's HomeSmart folks told me that they couldn't get me a water heater to fit in my space and didn't know whether one was available, I called
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recently to inquire about getting a water heater because their name popped up on Angie's List. They handle commercial sales only, but they said they could get one in a few days. That, in itself, was a relief,. However, they also referred me to
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On-Time Plumbing which did a first-class job. It only seems fair that they, too, should get a good review since they sent me a plumber who picked up the water heater the day it came in, installed it the next day first thing in the morning and were polite, professional and friendly throughout. I give kudos to
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for informing me that a water heater for my space was available and even more for also taking the time to refer me to
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On-Time Plumbing

Since I was a member of Excel's Homesmart program, they were the first people I called when our water heater began leaking. Since I already had a letter from them indicating the amount they would reimburse to me for a new water heater because I'd contacted them earlier about my leak (and been told it had to get worse), they back tracked on that. When I told them the measurements for the water heater, which is in a crawl space, they abruptly told me, they didn't have one that size in stock and couldn't get one, then hung up. At that point, I was angry and desperate, since a water heater is not a luxury item, it is a necessity. However, I went to Angie's List to discover a provider and called the first A-rated one on the list, Water Heaters Only. They indicated that they handled only commercial sales. However, they were happy to say that they could order a water heater to fit the space and that it would be in within a few days. They suggested I call
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for installation. The woman promised me they were excellent and would provide me with good service at a reasonable cost. At that point, I didn't even check Angie's list, I just dialed the number. Later I learned the company already had an A rating on Angie's List. It deserves this one as well.
When I checked with
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said he would pick up the water heater on the day it was due in and install it early the next day. I confirmed this with him on the day it was due at Water Heaters Only. He said he would be picking it up soon and would be out early the next day. The next day, my phone rang at 7:30 a.m. and
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told me he would be at my home in less than half an hour. As promised, he arrived before 8 a.m. and by 9:20 a.m. the new 36-
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electric water heater was installed. Forty-five minutes later, I had hot water.
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was professional and friendly and he and his associates left the area spotless. With the help of Angie's list and a friendly voice at Water Heaters Only, I found a great plumber and got fast, superior service. Kudos to Water Heaters Only and
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for helping out a panicked retiree at a fair price.

Water Heater Installers in Danville, VA

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A-CO Heating and Cooling LLC

6274 AL Philpott Hwy

AAA Pools

5402 Plank Rd


Serving Eastern North Carolina & Virginia

Aire Serv of the Shenandoah Valley

425 N Cameron St

Alliance Air & Duct Inc

10301 Hull Street Road

Buds Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning

417 Old York Hampton Hwy

C. E. Gene Comer General Contractor, LLC

1180 Loftis Rd
South Boston

Carl Plumbing & Electrical LLC

32 Celebrity Ln


2025 Square Dance Ct
Virginia Beach

conrad williams

1572county road

Davis HVAC Services

PO Box 99

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Dyer's, Inc.

233 S. Hamilton St.


14980 Davis Rd
Church Road

Echols Handyman Services

932 LoomfixerLake Rd

Environment Control LLC

1788 Tilletson Pl


6333 Hob Nob Hill

Glover Enterprises Inc

300 Chatham Heights Rd

GPR Handyman Service

2908 Jasmine St.

H&D Handyman Service's Llc

206 east Whitlock ave

Landes Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

101 W Mosby Rd

Levic Construction Company Inc

11912 Middlecoff Dr

Michael & Son Services Inc

5740 General Washington Dr

Monticello Pump Service Inc

8518 Virginia Meadows Dr

Mr. Handyman of the Fredericksburg Region

99 Madison Avenue

Mull's Residential Services

1739 Sweetwater Lane
Chase City

Murphy Family Electric

500 N. Washington St.


14810 Build America Dr

Oasis Plumbing & Repair, Inc.

11610 Eagles Nest Rd
Charles City

Parrish Services Inc

7865 Coppermine Dr

Pristine Water Treatment

912 Courthouse Rd

RCI Services

3743 Shannon Hill Rd

RCS Residential & Commercial Svc

620 Pennsylvania Ave

Rector's Property Maintenance

801 colonial ave
Colonial Beach

Redford and Sons

611 W Carolina Ave

Revere Gas

PO Box 100

Rick's Repair Service

118 Matthew Cir


7580 Martinsville Hwy

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services

9836 Seminole Trail

Southers Electrical Services

813 Osborne Rd.

Stefan Home Service

5901 Sheraton Cir.

Sure Fire Gas Services

843 Apple Valley Rd.

Timothy Scot Westbrooks

17052 Philpott Rd

Total Energy Focus

3113 Valley Ave

Vernon W. Peters and Sons Contractors

265 Wind Dancer Lane


12637 S 265 W Suite 100


8180 Mechanicsville Tpke

Wooldridge Heating Air & Electrical

14179 Wards Rd

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