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Enjoy better comfort and lower utility costs with a modern, well-maintained hot water tank

A steamy shower, sparkling clean dishes – hot water just makes life so much easier. So if your hot water tank has suddenly become a cold water tank, or it just isn’t working like it used to, it’s time to call Uncle Bill’s Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating.

Whether you’re in Vancouver, Surrey, or anywhere else in the Lower Mainland, you can count on our experts to help you find the best hot water tank solution for your needs and budget.

Our hot water tank services

Trusted by Vancouver residents since 1967

Hot Water Tank Replacement & Installation

Time for a new hot water tank? Our certified experts will be there for you every step of the way, from choosing the right unit for your needs to helping you install it quickly, cleanly, and reliably.

Hot Water Tank Repair

With the know-how to assess your hot water tank and identify any problems, and the skill to reliably repair them, our plumbing technicians will have your hot water tank running at 100% again in no time.

Hot Water Tank Maintenance

Regularly taking care of your hot water tank will keep it running efficiently year after year, helping you save money on utility bills and avoid unnecessary repair or replacement costs.

Types of hot water tanks we service

Whatever type of hot water tank or heater you have, we can handle it

Natural gas hot water tanks
Electric hot water tanks
Propane hot water tanks
Tankless/on-demand heaters

Emergency hot water tank service

Quickly swap out your old, leaky tank with a same-day hot water tank replacement

If you discover a leak in your hot water tank, it’s easy to hit the panic button.

You start thinking of everything that could possibly go wrong – soiled carpets, flooded rooms and dysfunctional electronics. You want none of that – so pick up the phone and take action!

The right thing to do is to immediately get it replaced. Our Installation Services professionals are authorized and insured – we’ll skillfully disconnect the old unit and replace it with a new hot water tank, all on the day that you call us.

How to tell if it’s time for a hot water tank replacement

Signs that it’s time for your old hot water tank to go

  • Water accumulation – pooling water around the area of your hot water tank may indicate a leak.
  • Water-quality issues – sediment, rust, or very cloudy water can be signs of damaged internal parts.
  • Inconsistent temperatures – lower water temperatures or shorter durations of hot water are signs that your unit is near the end of its lifespan.
  • Rumbling noises – a noisy water tank is usually a result of sediment that’s built up on the inside of your unit.
  • Overall age – traditional hot water tanks are only designed to last for 8 to 12 years; if yours is around that age, you should plan for a replacement.

Why choose Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating to replace your hot water tank?

Whether we’re coming to your house for a water tank repair or to replace an entire unit, we’re bringing our expertise, knowledge, certifications and customer service with us. All plumbers and gas fitters are fully certified, licensed professionals who know how to get the job done the way you need it.




You’ll never have to wait for service. Get a professional technician at the convenience of you and your family.




Our licensed, trained, screened, and drug tested technicians are ready to assist you in a friendly and professional manner.




We use the latest and best technology when repairing or installing your home’s plumbing and heating systems.

The Best Plumbing and Heating Services in Vancouver - Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1967

Our experienced and certified team can handle any plumbing needs, so you can rest assured that the job was done right the first time.

Licensed & Insured

Our team of technicians are fully trained and equipped to help you with all your plumbing and heating issues. We are licensed, bonded, and insured by BC.

Free Estimates

Call or book an appointment and get your free estimate. Our experts will find out your problem then provide the possible solutions and payment options.

No Hidden Fees

What we quote is what we charge. There are absolutely no hidden fees and no unnecessary services. No surprises, just good quality service for your peace of mind.

Quality Guaranteed

With the highest quality plumbing and heating supplies on the market, we guarantee that the quality of service you receive from our plumbers is world-class.

Because your word is our reputation.

50+ Years of Satisfied Customers

Customer by customer, job by job, we’ve earned a reputation for quality service. See what customers say after working with us.

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A Notice to Our Customers – COVID-19 Update

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating remains committed to serving the communities of the Lower Mainland. Based on recommendations from provincial and federal health authorities, we have made some changes to the way we provide service during onsite calls and at our retail store to ensure the health of our customers, technicians, and the communities they live in.

Updates to our business hours and level of service will continue to be provided through our website and social media accounts, and our 24-hour emergency hotline can be called for urgent plumbing and heating repairs at (604) 879-1415.

For more information, please click the button below to visit our dedicated COVID-19 update page.