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Water Heater Install, Repair, Replace in Alameda & Oakland

When you need water heater repair in Alameda and Oakland or the surrounding East Bay, CA area, turn to your local plumbing experts at Big Blue Plumbing. We’ll answer your call day or night so you can get your water heater and plumbing issues taken care of as soon as possible. Living with a broken water heater can be uncomfortable, to say the least. Without hot water, showers become an absolute chore, and bathing children can prove even more difficult. Don’t let your laundry or dishes go undone, call our expert team and we will work to repair the problem as efficiently as possible. We promise to finish your water heater repairs in record time, helping your family get back on schedule. Contact us today to learn more about how the Big Blue Plumbing licensed heating experts can restore comfort in your home.

Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

Of course, if your home is without hot water, it is likely clear that you need hot water heater repairs. There are other telltale signs, however, that your water heater isn’t working optimally and requires repairs. If you experience any of the following, it is time to call in the experts at Big Blue Plumbing so we can take a look. It is better to repair your water heater before you lose your hot water completely. Watch out for the following signs your water heater needs repair:

  • Fluctuating temperature or low hot water pressure: Sometimes mineral deposits build up in hot water heaters around their internal heating elements. This can result in fluctuating temperature and pipe blockages which decrease the water pressure coming from the water heater.
  • Leaks: It’s important to check up on your water heater routinely, so you can be aware of leaks before they cause you to lose hot water altogether. Of course, if you are without hot water already and you spot a leak, that is likely the culprit. Call us today to get it fixed!
  • Rusty water: If your water looks discolored or tastes metallic, there is likely corrosion in your pipes. When only the hot water appears rusty or tastes metallic, the problem could be originating in your water heater. It is essential not to leave this issue untreated, as corrosion can cause water heaters to fail completely.
  • Unusually noisy water heater: Of course, the steady purr of a water heater is normal. Like any other appliance, you can expect it to make a bit of noise, but if you start hearing unusual sounds, it may be time for some hot water heater repairs. Mineral deposits can cause popping, banging, and cracking sounds that may indicate a more severe problem.

The Importance of Professional Water Heater Repair

Sometimes your water heater repair will only require a simple fix, but it is still not advisable to repair it on your own. When fixed incorrectly, your hot water heater will likely experience further and even more severe issues in the future. Inefficient water heaters can cause harmful leaks, water damage, and even flooding when fixed improperly. Save yourself the headache and call in our team of licensed professionals. We can repair or replace any model of electric, gas, or tankless water heater. Plus, you won’t have to make an unnecessary trip to the hardware store. We have all the top-of-line tools needed to fix your water heater effectively and efficiently.

Your Water Heater Options

In the past decade, new water heater options have become available to help increase energy efficiency and decrease energy bills. We still provide and service traditional water heaters, but we are also happy to share our expertise in energy-efficient water heating technology. If your water heater is beyond repair, or old enough that you would be better off replacing it than paying for costly repairs, you’ll want to consider the following water heater options:

Why Choose Big Blue Plumbing

Here at Big Blue Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being your fast and reliable local plumbers. Our fully bonded, licensed, and insured company puts customer satisfaction at the heart of everything we do. Each of our licensed plumbers and water heating experts is highly trained and has years of experience treating the very issues you are struggling with today. We care about the East Bay Area. We want our California customers and neighbors to trust our repairs so they can get back to what matters most in their lives. There’s no need to take our word for it. See what our satisfied customers have to say about why they choose Big Blue Plumbers.

Contact Big Blue Plumbing Today

If you are experiencing issues with your hot water, reach out to Big Blue Plumbing today to receive expert water heater repairs. Please contact us today to schedule your inspection so our team can provide you with an estimate.

Big Blue Difference

  • Full-Home Plumbing Inspection
  • No Overtime Charges
  • Certified Plumbing Experts
  • Always Punctual
  • Service All Makes & Models
  • Best Guarantees & Warranties in the Industry
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What others say about us

Review by Zachary T

Zachary T

When I called in for service for a clogged drain I spoke to Ebony, who right off the bat was helpful and informative on what I could expect from them during their visit.

We were serviced by RJ Mattson. Who was prompt and understanding of our loud and obnoxious pit bull which is a plus because some people are afraid of loud barks…

He quickly realized our problem was not just a clogged drain but that we potentially had a much bigger problem and proceeded to explain in detail what issue we were dealing with. He even offered to explain the issue with our landlord which was very helpful. After all he is the expert, he could explain it much better than me.

The visit was relatively short being we weren’t prepared to handle the repair cost immediately.
But with the visit being short RJ was kind enough to offer to take the $67 dollars they charge for a diagnostic and put it towards the estimate total. We will be using BBP without hesitation!

Review by Kristi S

Kristi S

We are in the process of selling our home and the city of Oakland requires a lateral sewer inspection. Long story short….we needed to replace the hook-up from the house, install required regulatory items, and replace the sewer pipe to the street.
Nick, RJ, and Cesar “teaspoon” Rivera were all very helpful in explaining the process and requirements.

All of this work included extensive digging in the front yard and street. Cesar was really helpful during the pipe replacement. He checked on the contractors to ensure the work was being done correctly and he even replanted a plant that had to be dug up. He listened to me and and showed empathy when I discovered my prize hydrangea would not be able to replanted due to the meters they had to install. He made sure everything was back in order.

There was quite a lot of dirt and debris left from the project. Crispin Orozco made sure it was cleaned up and back in the condition it was before all the work started. Crispin even replaced some of the garden mulch that had been lost in the digging process and evened out the wood chips around the plants.

Big Blue is our go-to Plumbing company. They do great work and all of the people I have met have been very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Review by Elisabeth B.

Elisabeth B.

I can’t say enough good things about this company. They are professional, friendly, efficient, and hard working. We have a pretty serious plumbing situation that will require more work, but on day one the team came out and worked their you-know-whats off for about 8 hours. They explained everything to us clearly and gave us multiple options on how to proceed before starting anything. I have never had such a positive experience with any plumbing company before, and I would definitely recommend Big Blue to anyone who needs a plumber. Totally top notch.

Review by William Y.

William Y.

the best plumbing and heating company bar none. for nearly a month, we experienced intermittent hot water outages. we called two other plumbing companies who did nothing but waste our money. one of them, Leapfrog, after gladly charging us a handsome sum simply told us that they didn’t know what was wrong and told us to call the boiler company directly. ridiculous. Paul and Zach, unlike other companies, were professional and knowledgeable from the start. they took the time and effort to understand our house’s heating and water systems. after patiently troubleshooting everything, they found the root cause. we now have hot water and consistent heating throughout our house thanks to their work. these guys are busy and in high demand for a reason – they’re simply the best and worth every single penny. don’t waste your time with others who claim to be experts at what they do. Big Blue Plumbing are true masters of their craft. we’ll be lifetime customers and proud advocates for this great business.

Review by Christian B.

Сhristian B.

Big Blue really helped us out. I reached out with a very unconventional request and they were able to fulfill it in a prompt and kindly fashion. Very compassionate despite the circumstances. I had called every plumber in town and Zack’s response really saved the day. I can’t recommend enough. Thanks so much Big Blue!

Review by Todd J.

Todd J.

I am an architect in Berkeley and know value in the trades when I see it and experience it. Big Blue replaced our broken sewer lateral and never complained when the job was harder (pipes deeper) than they anticipated. Great at details and communication. 5 star plus

Review by Joel S. W.

Joel S. W.

The people they send are always top notch. Nick is who you want to request if you can get him. I am a member of the Big Blue program which gives you priority service and cost discounts. You pay a few bucks a month to be in the program. With an older house like ours it is worth it. You need those discounts too because these guys tend to be a bit more pricey than other plumbers I have priced out. But as the saying goes, “cheap plumbing can get expensive”.

Review by Gloria S.

Gloria S.

I found Big Blue Plumbing on a Yahoo search. From the start they were great. The office receptionist Briana was very courteous. She was knowledgeable of the different heating systems and set up an appointment for me right away.

Today Zack from Big Blue Plumbing came in to check on our unit. His arrival time was set up for between the hours of 8 – 10am. He called me prior to arriving, he got here at 8:45am., unfortunately our heat/air system is not one they service. However, Zack stayed and checked our unit, troubleshooting the problems we were having. He was able to let us know what he found he took several pictures for us (to further help us as we find someone who works with Hydronic heating systems.

Zack was very professional, explained everything clearly and left us with some help to make our search a lot easier.

Thanks Zack, you were excellent and we really appreciate your help and dedication to your work.

Gloria Schwenderlauf I found Big Blue Plumbing on a Yahoo search. From the start they were great. The office receptionist Briana was very courteous. She was knowledgeable of the different heating systems and set up an appointment for me right away.

Today Zack from Big Blue Plumbing came in to check on our unit. His arrival time was set up for between the hours of 8 – 10am. He called me prior to arriving, he got here at 8:45am., unfortunately our heat/air system is not one they service. However, Zack stayed and checked our unit, troubleshooting the problems we were having. He was able to let us know what he found he took several pictures for us (to further help us as we find someone who works with Hydronic heating systems.

Zack was very professional, explained everything clearly and left us with some help to make our search a lot easier.

Thanks Zack, you were excellent and we really appreciate your help and dedication to your work.

Gloria Schwenderlauf

Review by Shannon K.

Shannon K.

This company is incredibly professional and their work is always 100%. Top notch company for sure. I would recommend them to family, friends, and anyone looking for professionalism, excellent customer service, thorough and above average work!

Review by Ian D.

Ian D.

The technicians at Big Blue are remarkably hardworking and capable. They delivered what they promised, despite some unexpected obstacles they encountered along the way. I’m very impressed with their performance; they got it done and I would recommend them to anyone.