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"Our water heater was staring to fail -- I noticed a change in how long I could keep hot water going in the shower at a specific temperature. And as usual I got on" Angie's list and looked for all A rated contractors.
has fantastic reviews in my neighborhood and specializes in tankless. Nick
(sales, service and installation) came (on time!), and he immediately impressed me with his knowledge and thoroughness. He gave me a price quote; I scheduled the installation for the next week. The price was about $1000 less than the other firm I had consulted. The men were on time (even 15 minutes early). The job went smoothly, even though our water heater is on the main living floor of our condo -- and it is three flights of stairs up from the street. They were real professionals and took their time to explain everything to me and my husband. Nick was there, as was his charming father. They even changed the utility room light bulb for me. (Too high for me to reach). They also cut through the drywall to install an air
to get our unit to code. They cleaned up after the job. I must admit I was a bit nervous about a tankless -- but it is wonderful. Very very quiet, and much smaller than our big tank. I now have space in our utility room to put my vacuum! I highly recommend
and will use them again!

-Marsha T.

"Overall I was impressed. I just purchased the house last week, and then confirmed that the previous owners hadn't repaired the gas leaks that my inspector found." I had
Gas shut off the gas, so I needed to fix this quickly. Jiffy sent someone out around 8 pm the evening before Thanksgiving to give me an estimate, then came back around ten a.m. the day after the holiday to complete the repair. The final price was exactly what I'd been quoted in my estimate, and it seemed a reasonable price given the work that went into completing the repair. The plumber who actually did the work seemed quite diligent -- in fact, he never even took a lunch break despite being at the house all. day. long. A representative from
Gas had to come out to turn the gas back on. He was a little miffed that Jiffy's plumber had not completed a pressure test to ensure that the leaks were repaired. But he made a point of saying that the plumber had done very high quality work. And sure enough, no more leaks. I did ding them slightly on price because they didn't honor the 10% off for
members, despite my reminding them several times that I am a member.

-Amy C.

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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?

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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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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.





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).

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

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I’ll aim to keep this short, so just a few of the reasons I recommend
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- Jonathan M.

My electric water heater was leaking when it was changed from the lowest temperature setting to a higher one. At the lowest temperature setting, the water is only warm, but not hot. Zivko was able to determine that the problem was due to the valve and not the thermostat, and proceeded to drain the heater as well as the valve. This solved the leaking problem.
- Alexander D.

Nick was our technician. He was really great to work with. I initially called him to confirm the information the original contractor had already given me. He spent a great amount of time with me giving me any information I requested. He was very informative upfront and gladly assisted me before even being hired for the job. Due to my homes set up there are a lot of issues with installing a water heater and even more issues installing a tankless water heater. He did an excellent job preparing me for the jobs specifications. We have had no issues with the system since installation 2 years ago.
- Sara H.

Bill worked with me to solve a couple of major concerns in a cost effective manner, no other company put together a solution that worked the way his did.
- dee A.

It was good. They were great. What I loved about them was that they came exactly when they said they would come. They seemed to be pretty precise on how they did their work. It was probably a little bit pricey but it's fine. I think it's worth for their reliability. Everything that they did has worked fine. I would recommend them.
- priscilla A.

Plumber who came out was great, but the company failed to submit the permits despite that being the reason they were hired in the first place. After many attempts to track down the owner, I was informed they are "having difficulty" pulling permits. Not even an apology. I am now facing major fines thanks to this company.
- Kara B.

The company didn't service my area of the city. It should have been more clearly stated in the deal. They were very prompt in getting back to me I was just a bit annoyed it wasn't listed on the deal fine print their service area.
- Karen T.

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and his team did a great job on site. The price of the heater was high because of venting pipe that needed to be installed. I had one cheaper estimate but went with Argent because of its reputation and service.
- Nickolai L.

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495 HVAC

4107 Arcadia Road

4FastPlumber LLC

13841 Pine Ln

7 Days Tech Inc

12112 Sierra Sunset Ln

A & J Home Remodeling

3212 South 13th Rd

A-Pro Renovation

1629 K St. NW

AAA HVAC Services

1043 Sterling Rd.


PO Box 253

Acute building construction, llc

2017 Vermont Ave NW

Advanced Electric

10495 Greenleaf Place


1315 conquistador drive


6226 Berlee DR

Air Benders

23571 Pebble Run Pl

Air quality hvac llc

25723 Lennox Hale Dr

air quality hvac llc

25723 lennox hale dr

Air Treatment Co

518 Mill St NE

Air-Right Energy Design Inc

12167 Livingston Rd

Airflow Service Co

8832 Rixlew Ln

Aisner Management

11727 N Shore Dr

AJ Michaels

4512 York Rd

AJ Ross Service

5406 Riverdale Rd

All Plumbing Inc

921 N Jackson St.

All Pro Services Inc

1215 Ritchie Rd

All Season Aire

4480 Printers Ct





AllTech Services

1323 Shepard Dr


18004 Meadowsweet Ct.

Ambassador Services Inc

10330 S Dolfield Rd

Amore Enterprises LLC

8519 Woodville Rd

Anders Plumbing

8209 Chestnut Grove Rd


10026 Wedge Way

Ant Builders - Shy Nair


Anthony's Plumbing

9203 Timberwood Ct

Any & Everything Plumbing

1148 Kellogg Mill Road

Anytime Handyman Services

14356 Northbrook Ln.

AP Home and Office Handyman

5809 Bucknell Ter.

APCO Plumbing Corp

1604 Maryland Ave.

Appleton Campbell

100 E Franklin St

Appliance Mecca

7407 Colchester dr


16501 Ventura Blvd Ste 500

Arts Home Improvement

13012 Tavernier Loop


7147 LEE HWY

Aspen Air & Heat

12802 Kingswell Dr

Aspen Hill Plumbing LLC

2238 Distribution Cir

Atlantic Green LLC

10825 Houser Dr

Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc

1220 Easy Street Ste: 100

Atlas Home Inspection

1614 N Wakefield St



B.A.I Construction

2815 Gibson Oaks dr

B.K. Services

504 kibler circle

Bair Necessities

763 Rte 3 N




14844 Cranoke St

BGE Home

1409 Tangier Dr

BK Contracts

120 Halifax Ave

Brookland Plumbing

1611 Monroe St NE



BST Plumbing & Heating

8802 Lew Wallace Rd

C.R. Contracting LLC

9107 Paloma Ln



Cameron Plumbing, Inc.

11900 Livingston Rd.

Capital Climate Services

8913 Hilton Hill Dr.

Cardinal Contractors

18078 Purvis DR unit A

Cardinal Plumbing

2270 Marginella Dr


4101 Waterbuck Way

Carlos Camayo

9290 Towerside Dr

Carroll Home Services

2700 Loch Raven Rd

Casco Plumbing

106 Halifax Ave

CG Plumbing

4702 Maybury Pl.

Chad G. Etter

22674 Flowing Spring Sq


7749 Dollyhyde Rd


10 Old Bonifant Rd

Choice Handyman Services

360 Maple Avenue West, Suite D

Comfort Solutions

7518 Fullerton Road

Comfortable Air Services LLC

3055 PS Business Center Drive

Commercial Restorations

13433 Tilford Court

Commonwealth Cooling & Heating LLC

7211 Telegraph Square Dr Ste B

Community Plumbing & Heating

2575 Irving St NE

CRA Home Improvement, LLC

2807 26th St, NE

Creative Design Contractors, LLC

902 K Street NE


8421 Hilltop Rd


5301 Holland Dr


1162 Taft St

Crown Plumber

19358 Wrenbury Lane

Crystal Clear Pure Water Services

16005 Lavender Dream Ln

CSA Plumbing LLC

P.O. Box 618

Custom Comfort Sheet Metal

855 lower marlboro rd.

Custom Home Improvement LLC

11317 Aristotle Drive

Cyprus Air Fireplace Systems

7525 Richmond Highway

Dave Foote Plumbing

374 Maple Ave E


195 North Commerce Ave.

Dave's Mechanical Services, LLC

10115 Old Liberty Road


8466-B Tyco Rd

Denny & Gardner

506 Shaw Rd

Denver's Plumbing

3110 Hall Ct

Diamond Plumbing LLC

12803 Beaverdale Ln

DNS Total Construction LLC

12253 Fairfield House Dr

Doe's Plumbing

12424 Ronald Beall Rd

Doherty Plumbing Co Inc

14004 J Williard Rd

Donald Hunt Plumbing Inc

12009 Falling Crk Dr

Donmar Co Inc

22821 Silverbrook Center Dr

Durance Plumbing

621 Admiral Drive #308

Duvall Corp

8103 B Centreville Rd

Dwyer Plumbing Corp.

8394-J Terminal Rd

Earth Friendly Services

3015 Sycamore Pl

East Coast Developers LLC

4524 Randolph Road

eco home air and energy llc

120501 timber hollow pl


400 Captain Neville Dr

Ed Lundquist

1134 Frances Dr


8804 Worsley Court

Efficient Home

3905 National Dr

Eire Plumbing

3124 Cardinal Dr

Elite Development

4401 Connecticut Ave NW

Elkot's General Services

1509 s. george mason dr

EM Logan & Sons Inc

14795 Build America Dr

EMS General Contractors LLC

14614 Birchdale Ave

Enterprise A/C&HTG

7937 suite d Penn Randall PL

Environment Control LLC

1788 Tilletson Pl

EPR Plumbing

9200 Vermillon Ct.

Excalibur Construction

2111 N Courthouse Rd


19 Observation Ct Apt 104



FixShine Property Services, Inc.

13000 Well House Court


46942 Fairhills Ct





Foley Plumbing Inc

6583 Merchant Place


5714 16th St NW



Franconia Plumbing LLC

5464 Peaceful Ter

Franklin Construction LLC

10377 Green Holly Ter

Fred and Son Plumbing

4911 Aspen Hill Rd.

Free Line Inc

9244 E Hampton Dr

Freeway Construction

1402 North Capitol Street NW

G D Bolton Inc

102 James St

Gainesville Plumbing LLC

7679 Limestone Dr

General Remodeling Group

11722 Newbridge Crt, Reston, Virginia 20191


11826 PIKA DR


15064 Sawgrass Place

Golden Plumbing Services


Govall Remodeling LLC

4031 Postgate Ter suite 203

GPR Handyman Service

2908 Jasmine St.

Graham Restoration LLC

11271 James Madison highway

Grand Design, LLC



39200 Hodges Rd

Hamby Services Corp

30 Buckhorn Trl



Hannegan Construction LLC

1718 M Street NW



Harvey W Hottel Inc

18900 Woodfield Rd

Haynes Plumbing

10509 Lanham Severn Rd.

Haynes Plumbing LLC

2824 F Dorr Ave

HD Johnson Inc

5500 Macarthur Blvd NW

Home Air Services Inc

12288 Wilkins Ave













Home Depot - Annandale

6555 Little River Trnpke

Home Depot - Dale City

14025 Foulger Sq

Home Depot - Falls Church

6210 Seven Corners Ctr

Home Depot - Lansdowne

3750 Commerce Dr

Home Depot - Silver Spring

2300 Broadbirch Dr



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