In need of a water heater repair company?
We can help. But before you give us a call, you probably want to know about price.
So here’s the scoop: The cost to repair a tank water heater in Idaho starts at $183, but could be as high as $800+.
Wondering why the price can vary? Well, the total cost for a repair depends on these 3 big cost factors…
- What’s broken on your water heater
- Your water heater warranty
- Who you hire to fix your tank water heater
Let’s go into more detail about each of these factors so you can get a better idea of what you’ll pay before you call us.
Factor #1: What’s broken
Unfortunately, there isn’t a flat fee that covers every type of repair for a tank water heater. The reason is simple: a tank heater has a lot of parts, and not all of them cost the same to fix/replace. Some parts are more expensive or complex than others, which raises the price of the repair.
So, without a plumber taking a look at your water heater and assessing the damage, there’s really no way to tell exactly how much your particular repair going to cost.
BUT, to give you a rough idea of what you could pay, we’ll share some common water heater repairs in Boise—listed from least expensive to most expensive.
Note: These prices include the cost of the part and the labor to fix it.
- Relighting the gas pilot light: $29 to $149
- Replacing a damaged dip tube: $150 to $380
- Replacing an expansion tank: $150 to $300
- Water heater flushing: $180 to $300
- Replacing a drain pan: $80 to $380+
- Replacing a broken/rusted anode rod: $200 to $318
- Repairing a faulty pressure relief valve: $200+
- Fixing a broken thermocouple: $300+
- Fixing leaks: Once the tank is compromised, it has to be replaced.
Related article: How Much Does it Cost to Replace My Water Heater in Idaho?
Factor #2: Your water heater warranty
If your water heater is still under warranty, you may not have to pay as much for your tank water heater repair.
You see, many water heater parts are covered for 5 or 6 years under a limited warranty (unless you purchased an extended warranty, in which case your warranty may last longer). However, the following situations will usually void your warranty:
- You didn’t register your water heater with the manufacturer when it was first installed
- A certified plumber hasn’t regularly maintained your water heater (at least once per year)
- The water heater was installed incorrectly to begin with
Wondering whether your warranty is still valid?
Try contacting the manufacturer to see if you registered your warranty. If you need help locating your warranty, call the plumbing contractor who first installed your water heater for more information.
Factor #3: Who you hire to fix your tank water heater
The plumber you hire to fix your water heater also affects the price of what you’ll pay for a tank water heater repair.
Why? Well it basically comes down to the fact that not all plumbers are equal—some do better work than others.
Remember the old adage, “you get what you pay for”? It applies to choosing a plumber: Higher priced contractors generally do better work than plumbers who offer really low prices. But price isn’t the only factor you should consider when choosing a plumber.
You should also ask yourself the following questions when you’re shopping for plumbers:
- What is their reputation? Do they have good online client reviews? (Hint: Check sites like Google reviews and Better Business Bureau.)
- Are they insured? If not, you could end up footing an expensive bill if something goes wrong on the job. Not sure if a plumber is insured? You can start by checking if they have a BBB (Better Business Bureau) profile. Any contractor who applies for a BBB profile must first provide proof that they are licensed, bonded and insured.
- Is the plumber licensed? A plumber who hasn’t had proper training may repair your water heater incorrectly, which could lead to even worse damage down the road or make it difficult to sell your home (because it’s not up to local plumbing codes).
- Do they give written estimates or just verbal estimates? A written estimate holds the plumber accountable to the original price they quoted you, which reduces the risk of having to pay an unexpected bill when all is said and done.
Are you in Boise? Need a tank water heater repair?
Just give us a call and we’ll quickly send over one of our trusted plumbers to take a look at the issue.
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