Residential Water Heater Repair Services in Oakland and Berkeley, CA

Common Water Heater Problems

Your water heater will wear out and break eventually, and it’s never fun when it happens. It’s important to patch up the little problems with your water heater before they spiral into big ones, which eventually they will.  When your water heater breaks, we know repairing or replacing your water heater is of the utmost importance to keep cold showers from raining on your parade. Our highly-rated water heater repair & replacement services in Oakland and Berkeley are thorough and will keep your home comfortable.

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of The Oakland-Berkeley Area, we can identify and fix all types of water heater problems, such as:

  • Sediment Buildup
  • Low Hot Water Pressure
  • Water Heater Tank Leaks
  • Corroded Pipes From Outdated Materials
  • Temperature & Pressure Relief Valves
  • Anode Rods
  • Heating Elements
  • Dip Tubes
  • Shutoff Valves
  • Heat-Out Pipes

We are a locally-owned and operated business that is part of a wider national chain. Our connection to the wider Oakland-Berkeley area means that we know what plumbing problems happen most often in this community, and why. Combined, we're backed by over 20 years of experience in the trade. Rest assured that we've seen it all when it comes to water heaters. From leaks to no hot water to recommending replacements, you can trust us for quality water heater services.

For preventative water heater maintenance, repairs, or replacements - contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing in The Oakland-Berkeley Area. Request your service online or by calling us today.

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Water Heater Repair & Replacement FAQs

How Long Can You Expect a Water Heater to Last?

If you take care of it properly, you can expect your water heater to last you about 6 to 13 years, although it’s better to get it replaced if it’s older than 12. There are a few signs to look out for to indicate that something might be gumming up the works and that your water heater needs to be replaced.

Some of these signs include:
  • Strange Color In Your Water
  • Gurgling or Popping Noises
  • Water Pooling Around Your Water Heater
  • Lack of Hot Water

If we've seen it once, we've seen it a hundred times, and our plumbers who conduct our water heater repair & replacement services in Oakland and Berkeley have done it all and seen it all. Repairing a water heater is an enormous and potentially dangerous hassle that isn’t worth doing yourself. Leave it to Mr. Rooter of Oakland-Berkeley, and it'll be working better than ever before.

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Why Is My Water Heater Noisy?

A rumbling, loud noise will usually indicate expanding heated water is escaping from sediment at the bottom of a tank.

Why Is My Water Heater Leaking?

If there is a leak at the top of your water heater, this usually indicates a malfunctioning plumbing part or fitting. In this case, you can most likely get your water heater repaired. If the leak is coming from the bottom, this usually means you will need a total water heater replacement as there is most likely a crack in the internal tank.

What is the Average Water Heater Repair Cost?

The average cost of repairing a water heater is $506. However, this estimate will vary depending on the heater's make and model

Who Fixes Water Heaters?

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When it comes to fixing water heaters, you should call a licensed plumber. Plumbers have the necessary expertise and experience in this area. Calling a professional plumber to fix your water heater is the safest and most efficient way of resolving any issues you may experience.

The benefits of calling a licensed plumber to fix your water heater include:

  • Quickly Identifying & Fixing the Issue - Plumbers are highly trained in all types of water heater systems, so they can identify faulty components quickly and get your water heater back to running as it should.
  • Performing the Right Repairs - Additionally, having a licensed plumber handle any repair or replacement job helps ensure that you’ll have the best possible result for your system. Not only does this guarantee that the job will be done correctly and safely, but it also reduces the risk of long-term damage or other problems from occurring later on down the line.
  • Identify Other Existing Issues - Furthermore, licensed plumbers can provide additional services such as inspecting for leaks or corrosion, performing maintenance checks and repairs, as well as checking for code compliance.
  • Knowing if a Repair or Replacement is Best for You - They will be able to assess an issue quickly and determine the best course of action for a repair or replacement. If the water heater is an older model, they may even provide advice on upgrading to a more energy-efficient version.
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  • We Arrive On Time & Provide Quick Service
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Ultimately, calling a licensed plumber to repair or replace your water heater will help ensure the repair (or replacement) is done right the first time. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of The Oakland-Berkeley Area, we've fixed and replaced countless water heaters throughout our 20+ years of being in business. You can trust our highly-rated plumbers for quick and professional water heater service.

Need a licensed Oakland plumber who fixes water heaters? We can help! Request your service online or dial. We're available 24/7.

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