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Outcome Repairs Home Improvement LLC

Outcome Repairs Home Improvement LLC

4.8 (9)
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Michael Loar Plumbing

Michael Loar Plumbing

4.7 (7)
We are a small family run company. The people you talk to on the phone are the same people doing the job. 
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Kai’s Plumbing

Kai’s Plumbing

4.8 (4)
I'm a 20 year experienced plumber and have been doing plumbing on my own since 1999. My father became a plumber when I was born, so every since a child I have been around plumbing. I love my work with a passion and I always have the customers wants and needs in mind when doing my job.  I'm 39 years old now and I have done an abundance of work throughout Virginia, from residential work in the tidewater area to commercial jobs such as schools restaurants and work on military bases. I feel safe to say that my plumbing IQ is very strong. I intend to keep the customer first and do good and complete work in a quick but quality fashion. I ... View Profile
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Morrisette Plumbing

Morrisette Plumbing

5.0 (3)
I've been plumbing for 35 years. I can do any type of plumbing as well.
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Prize Construction Llc

Prize Construction Llc

5.0 (2)
 I have been servicing Hampton roads for over 10 years . Giving customers  what they want  , guaranteed!  Quality above  anything else!   
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Up And Out Solutions

Up And Out Solutions

5.0 (2)
All customers are treated like family, and all work is done to the highest caliber.
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A-1 Sewer & Drain Plumbing & Heating

A-1 Sewer & Drain Plumbing & Heating

5.0 (1)
For over 30 years, A-1 has been serving Hampton Roads by providing residential and commercial plumbing solutions. We operate 24/7, and take great pride in our A+ BBB rating. We're a fully licensed Class A Contractor and we provide the most competitive rates in our area. We provide emergency plumbing, water heater installation and repair, drain cleaning, toilet repair, clogged drain repair, water leak detection, leaky faucet repairs, back flow prevention, kitchen fixture installation, garbage disposal installation and repair, gas leak detection and repair, hydro water jetting, sewer line replacement, and tankless water heater repair and instal ... View Profile
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Willows Dreams Llc

Willows Dreams Llc

5.0 (1)
Professional hands on service. We are a small company so we offer more of a personal touch 
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Cecilia's Home Repairs

Cecilia's Home Repairs

5.0 (1)
Quality, Dependability, And Affordability Start Here! With under average hourly rates our service professionals take your needs serious. This is a passion to me and my crew and we love our workmanship, and quality.
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Lord Plumbing

Lord Plumbing

5.0 (1)
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City Wide Services

City Wide Services

City Wide Services is a full-service electrical and plumbing contracting company that has been serving residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Hampton Roads Area since 1989.Our team of experts is fully qualified in their fields and can provide honest, ethical and fair estimates on any job. We are fully committed to your safety and follow all standard best practices on the job.No job is too big or too small! We can come to your home to assess any problem and give you a fair quote, often with service available on the same day. For larger commercial sites, we can guarantee that your project is finished on time and on budget. ... View Profile
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J.F. Whitlow  Jr.& Sons Plumbing,Heating And Cooling

J.F. Whitlow Jr.& Sons Plumbing,Heating And Cooling

Our company was started in 1949. We have a very good reputation in the Hampton Roads area. We are a family business and fully licensed and insured company. We have 68 years experience in the plumbing, heating and cooling (HVAC) industry .  Our goal is to provide the highest quality work and installation services, on schedule, and on budget along with outstanding customer service in Southeastern Virginia. We understand that time and cost are crucial so we strive to go above and beyond our client’s expectations. For our customers peace of mind, we offer valuable money saving service and mainten ... View Profile
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RZ Plumbing & Plus, LLC

RZ Plumbing & Plus, LLC

RZ Plumbing & Plus, LLC                       In Business Since 2005 Let me introduce myself, my name is Ricardo Zabaleta and I am a Virginia Master Plumber with many years of experince in my tool belt as Residential and Commercial Plumber. At RZ Plumbing & Plus, LLC, our mission is to provide the best service. We will work hard to craft a plan that meets your needs without breaking your badget. R. Zabaleta ... View Profile
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Newman's Plumbing Service & Repair LLC

Newman's Plumbing Service & Repair LLC

We offer a lifetime guaranteed workmanship for all our customers. Our prices are very competitive and sometimes half what other companies charge. Licensed and insured contractor. We don't up sell or try to sell you something you don't need. We are problem solvers And there are enough problems to keep us busy. Call today for the solution to your problem. (757) 465-0883
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Frequently asked questions

How much does water heater replacement cost?

Water heater replacement costs $600 to $1,800. Tankless water heater installation costs $800 to $3,500. A new water heater costs $300 to $2,000 for the unit, plus $200 to $1,000 for the installation labor.


How long do hot water heaters last?

Tank hot water heaters last 8 to 15 years on average. Tankless water heaters last 10 to 20 years on average.


How do I know if I need a new water heater?

Signs a water heater is going out:

  • Rusty, discolored, or metallic-tasting water
  • Loud clanging, knocking, gurgling, or whining noises
  • Hot water that runs out quickly
  • Low water pressure
  • Foul odor coming from hot water
  • Low or irregular water temperature, or no hot water at all
  • Leaks at the base of the tank or around the pipes at the top of the tank

Do you need a permit to install or replace a water heater?

Most cities require a permit to install a water heater. A water heater permit costs $25 to $250 on average. Most plumbers pull the permit and include permit fees in their estimate.


Can I install a water heater myself?

Manufacturer warranties and local building codes may require a water heater permit and installation by a licensed plumber. Installing a water heater yourself is possible but requires plumbing and electrical experience.


How long does it take to install a water heater?

Installing a tank water heater takes 2 to 6 hours, depending on accessibility. Tankless water heater installation takes 3 to 10 hours for a new install or 2 to 4 hours to replace an existing tankless unit. Replacing a water heater in an attic, closet, or other tight space increases the labor time.


Who installs water heaters?

Licensed plumbers install tank and tankless water heaters, including gas, electric, and hybrid heat pump systems. Home Depot and Lowe's also offer water heater installation through their network of licensed plumbers.


Is a gas water heater better than an electric?

Gas water heaters cost $100 to $700 more than electric up front, but cost $220 less per year to operate. Electric water heaters are cheaper to replace than gas and last 2 to 3 years longer, but cost more to operate.


How to find water heater replacement companies near me?

Finding reputable contractors requires planning, researching, and asking questions. To hire the best:

  • Get at least three estimates from plumbers to compare.
  • Look for plumbers with experience installing tank or tankless water heaters.
  • Select companies that are licensed, insured, and bonded.
  • Check out their reviews and previous work on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Make sure the quote includes removal of the old water heater.
  • Ask about their guarantees.
  • Get an itemized estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
  • Avoid making payments upfront. Pay after installation is completed.

What questions should I ask local hot water heater installers?

When looking to hire a gas water heater installer near you, ask them the following questions:

  • Do you recommend a tank or tankless water heater for my needs, and why?
  • What size water heater do I need for my home?
  • Which type of water heater do you have the most experience installing?
  • Would a gas, propane, or electric water heater be best for my home, and why?
  • Would my home benefit from a hybrid heat pump water heater, and why?
  • Which water heater brands do you offer, and why do you recommend those brands?
  • Are there any manufacturer rebates available?
  • Does your estimate include removing and disposing of the old water heater?
  • What additional costs should I expect?
  • What permits do I need, and will you obtain them?
  • How long will the installation take?
  • How long is the warranty, and what does it cover?
  • How long will the water heater last, and what can I do to make it last longer?
  • What kind of maintenance will my new water heater require?
  • What payment methods do you accept?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?