Water Heater Repairs by Experts You Can Trust

It’s easy to take hot water for granted until you don’t have any! It’s one of those things you’ve just got to have in your house. That’s why TLC is here for all your water heater emergencies and repairs.

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Signs your water heater needs to be repaired

If you notice any of the following issues with your water heater, you probably need a repair:

You have no hot water. One of the most common signs that your water heater needs repaired is having little to no hot water. Many different water heater problems can cause this. You’ll need to have a qualified plumber inspect your water heater. If you’re without hot water, we consider that an emergency. Call TLC at (505) 761-9644 and we’ll dispatch a plumber as soon as possible.

Your hot water is rust-colored. If you notice rust-colored hot water coming from your faucets, it’s a sign that the interior of the water heater is deteriorating. Unfortunately, it’s difficult and expensive to repair the inside of a water tank. We recommend a full replacement instead.

You hear loud noises. Popping noises or loud cracking sounds coming from your tank water heater are a sure sign of sediment buildup. Because New Mexico has such hard water, mineral deposits settle in the bottom of your tank. Over time, it forms a crusted layer which traps boiling water beneath it. Flushing your tank once a year should fix the problem. If you don’t get your tank flushed, you risk the water heater operating less efficiently and possibly giving out sooner than it should.

Your water heater is leaking. Leaks can happen in both tank and tankless water heaters and are a sign that something is seriously wrong! The minute you notice a leak, call a professional plumber. If you leave a leak unattended, you run the risk of it building into a costly repair or replacement.

You need frequent repairs. If your water heater has needed a lot of repairs recently, it’s probably time to get another one. This is especially true if your water heater is 10+ years old.

How much does a water heater repair cost in Albuquerque

TLC’s plumbers are available 24/7 to respond to all of your water heater problems. You can always count on our experts to respond to all of your plumbing repairs day or night. We provide upfront pricing and stand behind our work 100%.

Water Heater Repairs Costs Vary by:

  • Tank vs Tankless: Tankless water heaters tend to cost more to repair than tank water heaters. This is because the replacement parts cost more. Tankless water heaters are also more complex, so they often require more labor to fix.
  • Labor: At TLC, we charge labor by the hour. If the repair is quick and simple, you will pay less for your repair. If it’s complex, it is going to cost more.
  • Replacements: There comes a time in every water heater’s life when it can no longer be repaired. This is especially true if you have a leak or your water heater is older than 10 years. Most water heater replacements can be done the same day so that you aren’t left without hot water. Keep in mind that replacements do cost more than repairs.

Note: If it turns out you need to replace your water heater, rest assured that our technicians will offer honest recommendations that meet your needs. We will never upsell you.

Should you repair or replace your water heater? How do I know if I need a new water heater?

Why Choose TLC for Your Water Heater Repairs

Our experienced plumbers in Albuquerque are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We service all types and brands of residential and commercial water heaters, including tanks, tankless, gas-powered, and electric models. We back our work with a 90-day labor warranty and a 100% Make It Right Guarantee. We are your trusted water heater repair company. Give us a call today!

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Protect your water heater with preventive maintenance

You can have peace of mind about your home’s equipment, including your water heater. TLC’s preventive maintenance plan is customizable to fit your home and budget. It includes an annual water heater flush, a whole home plumbing inspection, an electrical inspection, and fall and spring heating and air conditioning service.

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TLC Water Heater Repair Process

1) Schedule your repair

Call us at (505) 761-9644 or contact us online to schedule your repair. Our customer service team will get a plumber dispatched to you as soon as possible to troubleshoot your water heater.

2) We'll repair your water heater

No matter how complex the problem, our professional plumbers will diagnose your water heater and provide you with a repair estimate. Once you’ve signed off on the estimate, we’ll get straight to work! Most water heater repair parts are available in our trucks, and we’re able to complete most repairs the same day. We also stock a supply of standard water heaters, so if you need to replace your water heater, we can install one right away.

3) Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed

Here at TLC, we want to provide top-notch workmanship. This is why we only hire the top 5% of Albuquerque’s plumbers. We work hard to provide the best service and will request your feedback after the repairs are completed. We operate on a 100% Make It Right Guarantee, so if you are dissatisfied with any part of your service, you can rest assured we will make it right. No matter what.

Customer Story in Albuquerque

TLC repairs water heater for customer

Problem: Corey woke up Monday morning to no hot water in his home. He called TLC to see if someone could come out to his home that morning.

Solution: TLC was able to get our plumber Leroy out to Corey’s home right away that Monday morning. Leroy repaired the water heater and ran through some regular maintenance to make sure that Corey wouldn’t have any other problems. He also showed Corey how to do some basic troubleshooting in case he experienced the same problem. Corey was happy to have hot water again that very same morning.


My water heater failed and I called TLC early Monday morning. I was very happy to have the service tech call me a short time later to say he was on his way. The service tech is a plumber named Leroy and he did a fantastic job. Fixed the water heater, services the water heater (flush) and explained clearly what caused the problem and how to solve it myself if it occurred again. Excellent services from the office and the plumber, thanks TLC!


Albuquerque Water Heater Repair Frequently Asked Questions

These are common questions homeowners have when it comes to their water heater problems.

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