How Much Does A Plumber Charge To Replace A Hot Water Heater?

For many families, their water heater is one of the most important household appliances they use in their home. A functional water heater can help you avoid discomfort and inconvenience while performing cleaning and washing tasks in winter. Your water heater is not impervious to wear and tear. Water heaters, just like other household appliances, develop problems with time. To get the most out of your water heater, conduct regular inspections and maintenance. If, however, your water heater is beyond repair, get it replaced. A water heater usually lasts between 8-12 years. If your water heater is approaching the end of its useful life, contact a plumbing contractor in Sandy Springs to discuss your options. Emergency plumbers in Sandy Springs charge between $900-$2,100 to replace a water heater. The actual cost will depend on different factors such as water heater type, project complexity, cost of permits, and cost of disposing the old water heater.

Water Heater Type

A tankless water heater usually costs more than a tank water heater. Changing the power source will also impact the overall replacement cost. Another factor that will impact how much you spend is the size of your water heater. Small water heaters are usually more affordable than their larger counterparts.

Project Complexity

Expect to pay more for complex installation projects. Some situations that increase the complexity of a water heater installation project are:

  • The old heater was installed incorrectly
  • Your plumbing is not up to code
  • You intend to use a larger (than usual) water heater, which means the plumber will have to modify the existing space
  • The project involves adjusting existing vents or adding new ones
  • Additional plumbing/gas lines are to be installed
  • Other appliances must be connected to the heater
  • Location of water heater (accessible vs. difficult to reach)

Cost of Permits

Before consulting a plumbing contractor in Sandy Springs, check whether you need to obtain any permits from your local municipality. The cost of getting a permit will depend on whether on-site inspection is necessary, and if any changes are needed to your gas lines, electrical lines, or water lines. Many providers pull the required permits for their clients. Look for a contractor that provides this service.

Cost of Disposing the Old System

You may have to incur additional costs to get rid of your old system. If your contractor does not provide this service, you may want to check with a waste disposal company whether they can dispose of the old system.

Need water heater repair services in Sandy Springs? Fletch Barney would be happy to help. We are a team of plumbing experts. Every professional in our team is a subject matter expert. We are the go-to plumbers for several families and businesses in the Metro-Atlanta area. Our work speaks for itself. To learn more about how we can help ensure your plumbing nightmare is short-lived, call us at 770-333-3031.

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