Water Heater Repair Services

The Leader in Water Heater Repair in Alexandria, VA, and Nearby Areas

Staying connected to your hot water supply means having a knowledgeable water heater repair technician you can trust when something goes wrong. At The Pipe Doctor, our team is dedicated to helping Alexandria and Fredericksburg families remain connected to their hot water supply when it counts the most. Our plumbing experts are available seven days a week to help resolve all of your urgent water heater repair requests.

If you’re seeking water heater repair services near Alexandria, look no further than The Pipe Doctor to get the job done right. Call our Alexandria team at 703-388-6529 or our Fredericksburg office at 540-424-9497 to schedule water heater repairs today!

Signs Your Home Needs Water Heater Repair

When your water heater requires service, it won’t be shy about letting you know there’s a problem at play. The following are just some of the signs that Alexandria and Fredericksburg homeowners should watch out for that indicate the need for urgent repairs:

  • Warm but not hot water
  • System short-cycling
  • Extreme temperature variations during single wash or shower
  • Electrical problems in the home, such as flickering lights or tripped circuits
  • Strange-tasting or foul-smelling water

Do any of these signs remind you of your own water heater? If so, don’t hesitate to contact the knowledgeable plumbing professionals at The Pipe Doctor. Call our Fredericksburg team at 540-424-9497 to schedule water heater repair services!

DIY Water Heater Repair vs. Professional Water Heater Repair

Repairing your water heater might seem like a simple enough job to do on your own, but we assure you this task is anything but simple. With many electrical components involved, water heaters require specialized care that only a skilled technician can provide. Attempting to repair your water heater on your own can increase your risk for:

  • Injuries
  • Further system damage
  • Electrocutions
  • Additional plumbing problems

If you need water heater repair in Alexandria, it’s best to trust the professionals at The Pipe Doctor with the job. Call our team at 703-388-6529 to schedule emergency water heater repair in Alexandria!

Why Choose The Pipe Doctor for Water Heater Repair?

For more than 30 years, The Pipe Doctor has proudly delivered an unparalleled plumbing experience to each of our Alexandria- and Fredericksburg-area customers. When families choose our team for service, they know they’ll always receive:

  • Satisfaction guaranteed: Our job isn’t complete unless you are 100% satisfied — guaranteed!
  • Upfront pricing: You’ll never have sticker shock when you work with our upfront, honest team.
  • Trained technicians: Our plumbing professionals are continuously trained in the latest tools and techniques.
  • Extended warranties: Enjoy added peace of mind from our industry-leading extended warranties.
  • Commitment to community: For more than 30 years, we have proudly served the Alexandria and Fredericksburg region.
  • Easy financing: We make plumbing services easy and affordable with plenty of available financing solutions on approved credit.

Experience the difference that The Pipe Doctor team can provide when you call to schedule service today: Call our Alexandria office at 703-388-6529 or our Fredericksburg plumbers at 540-424-9497 to schedule water heater repairs!

Water Heater Repair FAQs

How long do water heaters last?

Most water heater units last between 15 and 20 years with proper system maintenance. If your home was built over 20 years ago and has never received a water heater upgrade, you could be relying on an outdated system.

Should I repair or replace my water heater?

You should consider replacing your water heater if any of the following situations apply:

  • The water heater is 20 years old or older
  • You’ve had increased repair requests recently
  • Your system no longer produces hot water
  • The water heater shows signs of corrosion
  • The cost to repair your water heater is 50% or more than the cost to replace it

How often should I schedule water heater maintenance?

Annual water heater maintenance will keep your manufacturer warranty active. Performing annual maintenance also increases system efficiency, improves overall performance, and extends your unit’s life span. If it’s been more than one year since your last maintenance appointment, you could be at risk of needed water heater repairs in the near future.

Added Savings Just for You

The Pipe Doctor Plumbing & Drain is your trusted source for a plumber in Alexandria, VA, when you need water heater repair ASAP. While we certainly make every effort to make repairs, there are times when replacement is the better option. Should this be the case with your current water heater, take comfort in knowing we’re currently offering $125 off water heater replacement.

If replacement is necessary, you’ll have a chance to discuss a tankless water heater or upgrade to one that’s a larger size if your hot water needs have changed since your last water heater replacement.

Schedule Water Heater Repair Today!

For fast, efficient water heater repair in Alexandria and Fredericksburg, The Pipe Doctor is the only team you need. With more than 30 years of industry experience and a team of highly trained technicians, we are confident in our team’s ability to resolve any water heater problem that comes our way. Contact our team by calling 540-424-9497 in Fredericksburg or 703-388-6529 in Alexandria to schedule water heater repair for your home.

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Each of our plumbing professionals receives hours of continuous training to remain up-to-date on the most advanced tools and techniques.


Get more out of your plumbing service needs with added peace of mind from our extended warranties.

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We make managing your plumbing service needs easy and affordable with plenty of available financing solutions on approved credit.

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