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Since 1963, we've provided world-class plumbing services. The result? Loyal, lifelong customers who trust us for all their water heater needs. When you choose us, 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.
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Signs your water heater needs a repair (or needs to be replaced)
Your water heater could use a repair if:
- You're not getting any 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.
- The water heater is making odd noises. 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.
- Pipe connections to the tank are leaking. 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.
Note: If your water heater is old and inefficient, we highly recommend replacing it with a newer high-efficiency unit rather than having us try to fix old equipment. You'll save money on future repairs, plus your monthly utility bills will be lower.
Cost to repair a water heater repair in Tampa Bay
- Low: $150
- Average: $300
- High: $650
Your water heater repair cost 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.
For more information on what will impact your repair cost, read our article "How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Tank Water Heater in Sarasota, Florida?"
How we repair your water heater
1) You schedule your appointment
Call us at (800) 506-6194 or contact us online to schedule your appointment. If you schedule online, we'll call you as soon as we can to confirm your appointment.
2) We repair your water heater
We'll send one of our plumbers to diagnose what's wrong with your tank water heater. They'll explain the problem to you and give you the best repair options (with upfront pricing) for your unit.
3) We make sure you're comfortable
After your water heater repair, we'll make sure you have the chance to talk about any issues you had with our service. If it wasn't world-class, we want to know where we went wrong.
Not getting any hot water?
Try troubleshooting the common problems below before calling a professional plumber.
- 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 professional to figure out what's wrong.
- Is the 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.
- 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 professional to diagnose the problem.
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