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Water Heater Repair & Maintenance in Redwood City, CA

Quality Solutions from Our Professional San Mateo Plumbing Team

If your water heater is acting up, it may be time to consult a professional to have a look. Oro Pro Plumbing Inc. is here to help. We are a water heater repair company in San Mateo that also offers routine maintenance services. In many cases, a small repair can make a big difference in the performance of your water heater. Additionally, routine maintenance can catch common problems before they present themselves, eliminating your need for last-minute repairs – and saving you money in the process.

If you think you require San Mateo water heater repair or maintenance services, reach out to our team today at (650) 389-9103.

How Long Does it Take to Fix a Broken Water Heater

The amount of time spent on water heater repair depends on what will be needed. This can be a combination of things or even brand new water replacement, which can take up to three hours. For the best time estimate, be sure to contact your local water heater plumber.

Common Water Heater Issues

If your water heater isn’t working as well as it used to, that could be a sign that there is a problem. Other problems include odd noises, off-colored water, and a leaky tank. We’ve got the solution for all of these. We’ll always arrive in a professional, fully equipped van with everything we need to fix the problem quickly and efficiently.

Our Redwood City water heater repair team also offers routine maintenance services to help prevent you from dealing with these burdens in the first place. With regular visits, we can make minor adjustments and catch problems before they result in you having to deal with a cold shower.

Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

A water heater is an essential appliance in many homes, and it's important to recognize signs that it may need repair.

Here are 10 common signs that your water heater may need attention:

  1. Lack of Hot Water: If you're not getting hot water or the water is not as hot as it used to be, it could indicate a problem with the heating element or thermostat.
  2. Inconsistent Temperature: Fluctuating water temperature can be a sign of a malfunctioning thermostat or a buildup of sediment in the tank.
  3. Strange Noises: Unusual noises like popping, rumbling, or banging coming from the water heater may suggest sediment buildup, which can reduce the efficiency of the heating element.
  4. Leaking Water: Any signs of water around the base of the tank or on the floor could indicate a leak. Leaks may be due to a faulty pressure relief valve, a leak in the tank, or a problem with the plumbing connections.
  5. Rust or Corrosion: Rusty water coming from the hot water tap may suggest corrosion inside the tank. External rust on the tank is also a cause for concern.
  6. Discolored Water: Brown or rusty-colored water may indicate corrosion inside the tank or pipes. It's important to investigate the source of the discoloration.
  7. Foul Odors: A rotten egg or sulfur-like smell in the hot water could be a sign of bacteria in the tank or a reaction with the sacrificial anode rod.
  8. Water Pressure Issues: If you're experiencing a decrease in water pressure, it might be due to sediment buildup or mineral deposits in the tank.
  9. Age of the Water Heater: Most water heaters have a lifespan of around 8 to 12 years. If your water heater is approaching or exceeding this age range, it may be more prone to issues and could be due for replacement.
  10. Pilot Light Issues (for gas heaters): If you have a gas water heater, a persistent pilot light outage or difficulty in keeping the pilot light lit may indicate a problem with the thermocouple or gas control valve.

If you notice any of these signs, it's advisable to consult with a professional plumber or water heater technician to diagnose the issue and determine the appropriate course of action, whether it's a repair or replacement. Regular maintenance can also help extend the lifespan of your water heater and prevent unexpected issues.

Can My Water Heater Explode?

Yes, residential water heaters can explode, although it is rare.

It is important for homeowners to be aware of the signs that their water heater might be in danger of exploding just in case. Leaking temperature and pressure relief valves are a sign that your water heater is not able to handle the internal tank pressure, and this can lead to an explosion. If the valves remain open, it indicates consistent issues with the pressure and temperature inside the tank. Popping noises coming from your water heater indicate sediment buildup at the bottom, making it difficult for inefficient heating elements to heat up adequately. Brownish-colored water or a rotten-egg odor also suggests something is wrong with your water heater. Homeowners should pay close attention to these signs and get professional help should any of them appear in order for you to avoid a dangerous situation. At the very least, they are signs your water heater is in need of a little TLC.

Trust the Oro Pro Team

Our Redwood City and San Mateo plumbing company was founded on the principles of integrity, innovation, and superiority. It’s our top priority to restore comfort to your home by fixing your water heater as quickly as possible. Because problems don’t always arise at convenient times, we offer our 24/7 emergency services to assist you when you need immediate help.

The Oro Pro team also offers:

  • Same-day appointment availability
  • Diagnostic assistance over the phone
  • Spanish-speaking technicians

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our Redwood City water heater maintenance and repair team. We are happy to address any problems you may have.

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  • Emergency Services Available
    We are available around the clock when your plumbing emergencies occur. We won't leave you underwater.
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    Our team is licensed to handled kitchen and bathroom upgrades and remodels to bring things up to code.
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    We work efficiently and always stand behind our work. We're happy when our customers are happy!
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    Our technicians come to every job prepared with the tools needed to get the job done right.


  • “Professionalism, timely response, and communication, they were great.” - MIKE M.
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  • “They did an amazing job for us. They provided a quote, when they got in the work was different from what they expected so they worked with us on the price and the warranty. We are very satisfied with the very large job they helped us with.” - KAITLIN C.
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