Hot Water Heater Repair in Albuquerque, NM

A hot water heater that functions properly is a basic need for a comfortable, healthy home or business. If yours ever stops functioning, we’re ready to send an Albuquerque plumber to your location to restore its function. 

Rocketman Plumbing’s technicians are well-trained, professional and courteous and aim to return your home to healthy comfort as soon as possible.

Signs of Water Heater Problems

If you see or hear any of the following signs, you should call us for an inspection and estimate of repair or replacement:

  • Water running lukewarm or even cool
  • Shortage of hot water
  • Any visible signs of corrosion
  • Hot water heater is leaking
  • Rusty hot water
  • Rumbling or banging sounds

Hot Water Heater Repair

If you are seeing any of the above signs of malfunction in your hot water heater, call us for an inspection and diagnosis of the cause. We will send our technicians out with the right equipment to do inspections and most common repairs so we can have you up and running as soon as possible.

Hot Water Heater Installation

Is your hot water heater nearing the end of its natural life? If it has been ten years or more since it was installed, an inspection to determine if it should be repaired or replaced is appropriate. 

If your hot water heater is not operating properly and it can just be repaired, we will tell you. We will not try to sell you a new hot water heater if you don’t need one. However, when a hot water heater gets to a decade of use, it’s very often cheaper to replace it than to keep up with repeated repairs.

We can also install tankless water heaters which can provide significant savings on energy costs because with tankless systems, hot water is only produced when it is needed.

How Water Heater Maintenance

Do you know the proper schedule for maintenance of your hot water heater? Most households should flush their water tanks at least once a year. 

If there are several people in the household, it should be done more often. Flushing involves turning off the gas or power to the water heater. We can help you with this. Just give us a call at (505) 591-6241.

Why Choose Rocketman Plumbing

No matter what the problem is, you can depend on Rocketman Plumbing for all your residential and commercial plumbing needs. Just give us a call at (505) 393-3498 and we’ll be there in a flash to take care of it for you. 

Fully licensed, bonded and insured

Have the peace of mind knowing we are fully licensed, bonded and insured.

Best Albuquerque plumbing company

Rocketman Plumbing has been named Best Albuquerque Plumbing Company by Albuquerque The Magazine

After-hours emergency service

We provide 24/7 emergency plumbing services.

Residential and commercial experience

We have extensive experience working with homeowners, business owners, realtors and property management companies.

One-year warranty

We provide a one-year warranty on all of our parts and labor.

Fast, friendly technicians

We’re known for our fast and friendly service. (Check out our reviews.)

"I could not be more pleased. HIGHLY Recommend Rocketman!"

“Both the owner and the plumber were open to negotiating certain aspects of the work like the routing of the copper drain pipe, and to my satisfaction.

I’m a retired engineer and not easy to please, and I’ll be succinct.

1. They responded quickly, and kept me informed with both emails and phone calls as to scheduling and appointments.

  1. Provided an professional estimate of the required work.
  2. Excellent work performed by qualified plumber.
  3. The plumber used a drop cloth in consideration of my clean home.
  4. The work performed was best quality, quick and clean solder joints.
  5. The work included bringing everything up to CODE, including gas venting and routing a new pipe and connection to pressure release drain.”


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Hot Water Heater Repair Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to your home’s water heater, you want it to last as long as possible. If you’re wondering how long your water heater should last, the answer can vary depending on a few things. The type of water heater you own, the amount of maintenance it receives, and the water quality in the area you live are all factors that affect your water heater’s lifespan. On average, a traditional tank water heater will last about 8-12 years with proper maintenance. Tankless heaters tend to have a longer lifespan and can last around 12-15 years before they need to be replaced. There are a few simple steps you can follow to help increase the longevity of your water heater such as draining it about once a year and removing any sediment build-up. Additionally, be sure to keep an eye out for leaks and corrosion on your water heater because these need to be handled promptly to avoid costly repairs down the road. Ultimately, if your water heater is properly cared for, then you should be able to enjoy hot water in your home for many years to come.

A knocking sound coming from your water heater may seem like a cause for concern, but it likely just means that the minerals in the hard water are building up and creating sediment at the bottom of the tank. As the hot water is cycled through, those sediments are bounced against the sides of the tank, creating a banging or knocking sound. If this is the case with your water heater, you do not need to worry. This can be fixed by scheduling routine maintenance to drain the water from your water heater, which will flush out the sediment. Doing so will help you maintain an efficient and safe water heater for your home or business. Not only will this help reduce any noise coming from your tank, but it may even prevent bigger issues that can arise from having too much sediment in your system. However, if you find that the noise is accompanied by any other signs of trouble such as leaking or failure to heat water, it may indicate that there are more serious issues at play, and it could be time for an inspection from a qualified plumber.

If you notice a bad smell coming from your water heater, you may be worried that something is wrong with your appliance. While the smell can be unpleasant, it’s not usually a cause for concern. Your water heater most likely has a bad smell due to bacteria growing in the tank. When bacteria grows inside of the water heater tank, it can create a sulfur or “rotten egg” smell that you might notice when you turn on your hot water. A little bit of this bacteria isn’t necessarily dangerous, but lack of water heater maintenance can cause the bacteria to multiply and create bad odors. Thankfully, this is an easy problem to fix. If you feel comfortable performing water heater maintenance on your own, all you have to do is flush the tank out at least once per year. This involves draining the water currently in your tank and essentially rinsing it out with fresh water or a solution of water and vinegar. If you don’t know the last time your water heater was flushed, we recommend you call Rocketman to handle the maintenance for you as we can recognize and handle any potential problems right away to keep your water heater running smoothly.

Your water heater is an essential appliance, so if it stops working, you’ll want to get it fixed right away. Most homeowners don’t always plan ahead for the cost of water heater repairs, but it’s a good idea to consider. In general, homeowners can expect to pay anywhere from $150 to $700 for a water heater repair depending on the type of water heater you have. Electric tank water heaters are generally the cheapest to repair at an average of $100 to $300. Gas water heaters can cost anywhere between $50 to $600 on average, depending on which parts need to be replaced. And tankless water heaters are generally the most expensive to repair at an average of $300 to $1,300. In addition to the cost of the materials to repair your water heater, you also have to consider the cost of your plumber’s time, which can be anywhere from $45 to $200 per hour depending on your location and who you call. If your water heater is over 10 years old and/or hasn’t been properly maintained, you should also be prepared to replace it instead of repair it. It is usually best to replace it at that age. Our technicians at Rocketman Plumbing can advise you on whether your water heater will be cheaper to repair or replace so you can make the best decision for your home.

If your water heater is more than 10 years old, damaged, or inefficient, you should consider investing in a new one. This is especially true if you notice leaks around your water heater or that your water simply isn’t getting hot enough or staying hot long enough for your needs. The cost of a new water heater will depend on what type you get. The national average cost is about $1,250 for a water heater tank plus installation. In general, the cheapest water heaters are electric, which cost anywhere from $400 to $1,600 depending on the size. Gas water heaters cost anywhere from $600 to $2,700 on average. Tankless water heaters are the most expensive as they tend to cost anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000. You’ll also have to consider the cost of your plumber’s time, which can range from $45 to $200 per hour depending on where you live. If you want to know what type of water heater is best for your needs and how much it will cost to purchase and have it installed, call Rocketman for an estimate.

Call Rocketman Plumbing for Water Heater Repair!

Contact Rocketman Plumbing in Albuquerque for all of your hot water heater repair or installation needs. Call us at (505) 591-6241 today or fill out the form below.

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