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Fast, Local Water Heater Service in Tampa

When you choose Plumbing Today, you'll get a water heater repair from plumbers who are proud of the honest work they do—and will do whatever it takes to provide the highest level of service.

All our water heater repairs and installations include:

  • Service today, and no after-hour charges
  • Upfront, flat-rate pricing, no surprses 
  • 100% satisfaction—guaranteed


Expert Water Heater Repair Service You Can Count On

Same-day service, no overtime charges

100% satisfaction guaranteed

Upfront, flat-rate pricing

Signs you need water heater repair

  • Lack of hot water.

    This could mean an issue with the ignitor in gas water heaters or a heating element in electric water heaters. It could also mean an issue with the thermostat.

  • Strange noises from your water heater.

    A popping/knocking noise means there's sediment at the bottom of your tank, which you'll need to have a plumber flush out. You should have your water heater flushed annually to prevent other, more expensive repairs (like a burnt out heating element).

  • Your hot water is brown or rust-colored.

    Brown, rusty hot water typically means your anode rod (the part that prevents the tank itself from rusting) is corroding. This is normal for a water heater, but you should get the rod replaced sooner rather than later.

  • Water leaking from connections on the water heater.

    A plumber can repair leaks where pipes connect to your water heater. But, if the tank itself has a crack in it and is leaking, you'll likely need to replace the water heater completely.

Water Heater Repair Pricing

  • For repairs: Upfront, flat-rate pricing

    Once we diagnose your plumbing issue, you'll get a price to fix your water heater before any work begins—so there are no surprises.

  • For installations: FREE in-home quotes

    Tell us what equipment you'd like installed, and we'll send an installation specialist to determine how much it will cost—for free.

Cost to repair a water heater repair in Tampa

The cost for your water heater repair will depend on:

  • The type of repair.

    The largest factor that determines your repair cost is the part of your water heater that needs fixed. Replacing a gas valve or heating element (on an electric water heater) will cost more than replacing a thermocouple or flushing sediment from the tank.

  • Labor fees.

    Most plumbers will charge some kind of "service charge" or "trip fee", which they may waive if you choose them to repair your water heater. Your cost will also depend on whether the plumber charges fixed or hourly rates.

  • Your warranty.

    If your water heater is still under warranty (most come with a 1-year labor and 5-year manufacturer warranty), your repair could cost a lot less. Contact the plumber that installed your tank to find out if your warranty is still valid.

Our Process for Fixing Your Water Heater

Schedule your appointment with us 

Call us at (800) 226-2636 or schedule your appointment online. If you schedule online, we'll call you as soon as we can to confirm your appointment.

Watch for our arrival during service window

We’ll arrive at your Tampa area home within the designated service window ready to repair your water heater.

Relax while we identify and fix the issue 

We’ll work quickly to identify the problem with your water heater and find a proper solution.

Let us know how else we can help you 

Our plumbers can help with a wide range of plumbing issues in addition to providing expert water heater repair.

Water Heater Troubleshooting Tips

Try troubleshooting the common problems below before calling a professional plumber in Tampa.

  • Does the unit have power?

    Both gas and electric tank water heaters need electricity to run (gas units need electricity to ignite the burner). Check the "water heater" breaker on your electrical panel. The breaker might have tripped, in which case you'll just need to flip the switch back to "ON". But if it keeps tripping, you'll want to call a plumber to figure out what's wrong.

  • Is the gas supply valve open?

    Gas water heaters have a valve (a handle/knob on the gas supply line leading to the unit) that controls the unit's gas supply. Make sure it's turned to the "ON" position (that is, parallel to the pipe).

  • Did the reset button trip?

    Electric water heaters have a red reset button (above the thermostat) that trips when the tank's internal temperature gets too high, so your tank doesn't burst from the increased pressure of the higher temperature. If the switch keeps tripping after you reset it, call a professional plumber.

  • Is the exhaust vent clear?

    Gas water heaters have an exhaust vent that expels toxins they produce. If the exhaust vent is blocked, your water heater won't heat your home's water as well as it should.


    If you're still not getting any hot water, you'll need to call a Tampa plumber to diagnose the problem.

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