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Water Heater Repair services

Rocket Plumbing repairs water heaters all over West Los Angeles, and Santa Monica. Call now if your day finds you confronted with the unwanted surprise of a leaking water heater or an inexplicable bone jarring cold shower. We specialize in same-day service (ask about our plumber coupon special). Our hours are 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday.

Water Heater Basics
As the water heater experts, stay on the cutting edge of technology. We can replace or install electric and gas water heaters, standard tank or the very popular tankless models. We also recommend the new hybrid heater technology:

Taking Water Heating to New Heights
Rheem was proud to introduce the first Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heater to the market in 2009 and we didn’t stop there. We have continued to pave the way in this category by increasing efficiency and adding a touch screen control—making it the first water heater ever with a touch screen control. Plus, the PrestigeTM Series Hybrid Heat Pump water heater won the prestigious 2014 AHR Innovation Award in the plumbing category.

If you’re looking for a highly efficient water heating solution that costs less than 60¢ per day to operate and is packed with modern features, we recommend a Rheem Hybrid Electric water heater.

CONSUMER TIP: Ask us about the latest water heater rebates or water heater codes, as manufacturers often try create incentives to adopt new technology. If you have been putting it off, this may be the right time to save. (Ask about our Plumber Coupon Special for even more savings!)

Frequently Asked Questions
About Water Heater Repair

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As a homeowner in California, it’s crucial to keep your water heater in good working condition. However, sometimes issues arise, and you may find yourself in need of water heater repair. In this article, we’ll provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about water heater repairs to help you stay informed and prepared.

Q: What are the signs that my water heater needs repair?

If your water heater is displaying any of the following symptoms, it may be time for a repair:
  • Strange noises coming from the unit
  • Insufficient hot water
  • Leaks or puddles around the unit
  • Discolored or foul-smelling water
  • Higher-than-normal energy bills

Q: Can I repair my water heater myself?

While there are some basic maintenance tasks that homeowners can perform, such as flushing the tank and checking the pressure relief valve, most water heater repairs should be left to the professionals. Attempting to repair the unit yourself could lead to further damage or even injury.

Q: How long will a water heater repair take?

The length of time needed to complete a water heater repair can vary depending on the nature of the problem. In some cases, a repair may only take a few hours, while more extensive repairs could take several days. Your plumber will be able to give you a better idea of the timeline once they’ve assessed the situation.

Q: How much will a water heater repair cost?

The cost of a water heater repair will depend on several factors, including the nature of the problem, the type of water heater you have, and your location. In general, repairs for electric water heaters tend to be less expensive than repairs for gas water heaters. It’s best to get a quote from your plumber before proceeding with any repairs.

Q: Should I repair or replace my water heater?

In some cases, it may be more cost-effective to replace your water heater rather than repair it. Your plumber can help you determine whether a repair or replacement is the better option based on factors such as the age of your unit and the nature of the problem.

Q: How often should I have my water heater serviced?

It’s recommended to have your water heater serviced once a year to ensure that it’s functioning properly and to catch any potential issues before they become major problems.

Q: Can a water heater repair save me money on my energy bill?

Yes, a water heater repair can help improve the efficiency of your unit and lower your energy bills. For example, repairing a leaky hot water pipe can reduce water wastage and save you money on both your water and energy bills.

Q: How can I prevent water heater repairs?

Regular maintenance can help prevent the need for repairs down the line. Some tips for maintaining your water heater include:
  • Flushing the tank regularly to remove sediment buildup
  • Checking the pressure relief valve annually
  • Keeping the area around the water heater clear of clutter and debris
  • Insulating the pipes and tank to prevent heat loss

Q: How do I choose the right plumber for my water heater repair?

When choosing a plumber for your water heater repair, it’s important to consider factors such as their experience, reputation, and pricing. Ask for recommendations from friends and family, read online reviews, and compare quotes from multiple plumbers before making a decision.

Q: How can I prepare for a water heater repair appointment?

Before your plumber arrives, make sure to clear the area around your water heater and shut off the power and water supply to the unit. You may also want to move any fragile or valuable items out of the work area to avoid any potential damage.