Some companies that repair water heaters include Roto-Rooter, HorizonServicesInc.com, The Home Depot, BenjaminFranklinPlumbing.com and Sears. Roto-Rooter plumbers can either repair an old heater or install a new one, including conventional, tankless, solar or hybrid water heaters. They also offer 24-hour emergency repair services for residential water heaters, and remove and discard old heaters after installation.
HorizonServicesInc.com offers emergency repair services for most residential water heaters, including gas and electric models, in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. The company's repair technicians must undergo 150 hours of training each year to keep their plumbing skills sharp. It charges set prices per installation project, rather than charging by the hour. Ruud, Bradford White, Rheem and A.O. Smith water heaters are among the brands it services.
The Home Depot offers same-day repair services for residences within 30 miles of a Home Depot store. Homeowners can submit trouble tickets at HomeDepot.com to request service. The company repairs most major water heater brands, and offers 90-day warranties for the repair work. Some common repairs include faulty heating elements, drains and pressure-relief valves. Home Depot technicians may suggest that residents replace aging or severely damaged heaters.
BenjaminFranklinPlumbing.com technicians can repair or replace conventional, solar and tankless water heaters. They also organize any necessary local permits for repair projects, and perform annual maintenance checks on residential heaters. The company recommends having a heater inspected if it makes strange noises, looks rusty, emits an odor or leaks.