Water Heater Repair

Water Heater Repair in Austin

Hot Water Heater Repair at Affordable Prices

Hot water is a must—no one likes cold showers. When your water heater isn’t working properly, it can seriously affect your day. Our certified plumbers at Sullivan’s Plumbing Services can repair your water heater or recommend a replacement if needed. We can also discuss whether a gas, electric, or tankless water heater is best for you and your family.

Call our Austin water heater repair team at (512) 572-3275 to schedule a service!

Gas Water Heater Troubleshooting Tips

If your hot water has stopped working and you have a gas water heater, we have some troubleshooting tips for you to help you figure out if you need to call Sullivan's Plumbing Services for help. Natural gas can be extremely dangerous so we recommend that you don't attempt any repairs yourself if you determine there is a problem with your heater after completing these troubleshooting steps.

Troubleshooting tips for common problems with gas water heaters
  • Pilot light is out - one of the most common reasons why water heaters stop producing hot water is the pilot light going out. The thermocouple should have a built in safety feature that prevents gas from flowing when the pilot light is out. However, if you smell gas please vacate your home, shut off the gas supply, and call your gas company.
  • Gas supply blocked - another common cause of water heater issues is the gas supply being prevented from reaching the pilot light and burner. There is a chance that the gas supply to your water heater may have been shut off unintentionally. Check your gas supply valve to make sure it is not in the closed position.
  • Clogged burner - if you have been neglecting regular water heater maintenance, the burner may be dirty or clogged. Soot can build up in the main burner which could prevent ignition from the pilot light. We recommend having this professionally cleaned.

If you have checked the above and you are still having issues with your water heater, call Sullivan's Plumbing Services for water heater repair in Austin. We will help you resolve the issue effectively and help get your home up and running again.

Do-It-Yourself Fixes

There are many things that can go wrong with a water heater, but some of them are small and things you may be able to fix yourself. If you have an electric heater, check to see if it has power and if it’s connected. If the circuit breaker tripped, it may have reset the thermostat. If you have a gas heater, make sure it’s connected and the pilot light is turned on.

Sometimes, a little investigating can save you money, stress, and time waiting on a plumber. But remember, if you answered yes to the above questions, it’s best to call a professional.

How do you know if your water heater needs repair? Some common questions to ask include:
  • Do you frequently run out of hot water?

  • Does your hot water fluctuate in temperature?

  • Do you have low hot water pressure?

  • Does your water taste bad?

  • Does your water look dirty?

  • Is your water heater leaking?

  • Is it making strange sounds like loud popping, cracking, or banging noises?

  • Do you see rust?

  • Is your water heater more than eight years old?

  • Is your tankless water heater more than 15 years old?

If you answered yes to any of the above, it’s likely you need a professional to inspect your water heater to determine if you need it repaired or replaced. Many of the above indicate you have a bigger problem.

Water Heater Maintenance

Just like your AC unit should be serviced each year and the oil in your car should be changed periodically, your water heater should be given similar attention. Though it may seem to be working fine, it could benefit from a quick tune-up. Sullivan’s Plumbing Services is happy to provide routine water heater maintenance services.

Our maintenance services can help:
  • Increase the lifespan of your water heater

  • Reduce the potential for emergency repairs

  • Save you money in the long run by preventing emergency repairs

We’ve Got You Covered!

Give our certified, insured, and experienced plumbers a call for water heater repairs or replacements in Austin and the surrounding areas. We will give you an honest, upfront estimate to fix or replace your water heater.

Schedule a water heater repair service in Austin with our licenced & insured plumbers. Contact us online today!

Why choose us? 

Learn why Sullivan's Plumbing Service is the right choice.
  • Quality Work

    We stand behind our work & make sure that we do everything the way we would want it done in our own home.

  • Creating Magic

    We'll work with you to provide a solution that suits your home because we know that every home is unique. Every job completed is uniquely tailored to meet your needs.

  • Customer Service

    Our team takes pride in everything we do and we are working to provide quality work for your outdoor space. From the first call to the completion of the job, we provide service you can trust.

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