Setting the right budget

How much should you expect to pay?

We know it's difficult to estimate how much a project will cost, that's why we've surveyed our tradesmen to give you an idea of how much you should expect to pay for specific jobs. Tradesmen all across the country have contributed to the cost guides, so the costs you see are an approximate national average.

Water heater

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Water heater £50 £150

If your electric water heater or immersion is not workingn then the chances are that the element has failed. Common factors in this failure are the age of the element and build-ups of calcium that happen over time. Some electricians will fit a protective sheath for the element upon installation, but many are vulnerable to the kind of build-ups that your kettle suffers from. This means it may become less efficient over time.

In most cases, the water tank will need to be drained in order to effect a repair, which can take some time. The electrician can then assess the problem and see if a new element may be needed or if the current one can be repaired. Other problems with your water heater include a faulty thermostat or timer. In both of these cases your electrician should be able to find the problem quickly and replace the parts, often with standard pieces that he will have with him.

Rated People surveyed 40 of our electricians across the country to find out how much it costs to carry out a range of electrical work on your home.

Please note these prices are average, do not include materials and are offered as guidance only, to help you budget when posting a job on Rated People. For a free quote tailored to your specific requirements, please contact our local electricians.


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