Water Heaters

Miami Water Heater Repair

Rely On Our Plumbing Experts For Your Water Heater Problems

Repairing your water heater immediately when you notice trouble is important because neglecting it will only cause you more problems down the line. If it is left alone, you may have to replace your water heater before it has lived its full lifespan. Repairing your water heater promptly can, therefore, keep it in good shape and avoid the need for replacements. Our plumbers provide expert water heater repair in Miami as well as other water heater services for all makes and models of water heaters and fixtures including but not limited to: Bradford White, State, Rheem, Dornbracht, Kohler, and Toto. However there are times, when you just need a new water heater installed. If so, we offer complete water heater installations at the best prices. We also provide leak detection as a service! Our plumbing team will make sure you receive the best in water heater repair

Whether you need water heater repairs or replacement installations for your Miami plumbing needs, contact Douglas Orr Plumbing, Inc. for high-quality work. We offer monthly coupons and senior citizen discounts!

Why Is Your Water Heater Malfunctioning?

If you have experienced any recent issues with your water heater it may be time for a repair. But what is causing the problem in the first place? As your water heater is made up of various components, the reason behind the malfunction could be numerous. Having a professional plumber come and inspect the system to determine the cause of the breakdown is the best way to prevent further damage and ensure the problem gets resolved correctly.

Common Water Heater Problems


  • Issues with the thermostat which will affect how hot or cold your water is
  • A buildup of sediment in your water heater which can result in a noisy operation when the system is running
  • Damaged heating components or issues with the pilot light which can result in a lack of hot water
  • Bacteria in the tank of the water heater which could result in foul odors
  • Corrosion or erosion in the tank which may produce water that is rusty
  • A damaged or obstructed drain valve which may result in a leak

While some of these issues require a repair, others may require a replacement water heater. That is why you should always consult with a professional water heater expert as soon as a problem arises to determine what the necessary next steps may be.

How Long Does a Water Heater Last?

Depending on the quality of the internal components of your water heater and whether or not you have adhered to a recommended maintenance schedule, you can expect a normal tank-based water heater to last anywhere from 8 to 12 years. Tankless water heaters tend to last a bit longer at 15 to 20 years.

Signs That May Indicate It's Time To Have Your Water Heater Replaced:


  • The water is much hotter than it should be
  • You notice a strange smell or odor coming from the water heater
  • You tend to have very little hot water
  • Water is leaking from the water heater
  • Your water heater just produces lukewarm water; the water isn’t adequately heated
  • The hot water is strangely or abnormally colored

Committed to Your Home’s Needs

At Douglas Orr Plumbing, Inc., we’ve been repairing and installing water heaters in Miami and the surrounding areas since 1974. Moreover, we have consecutively earned Angie’s List Super Service Award nearly every year since 2007, receiving hundreds of “A” reviews. For trusted plumbing professionals, rely on Douglas Orr Plumbing. We are the plumbing company of choice for many homes, businesses, and construction projects in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. In addition to water heater repair, we also provide expert gas plumbing, we’ve also completed over 13,000 service jobs in the past two years. Let us help you!

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At Douglas Orr Plumbing, we offer 24/7 emergency services and can handle all your plumbing needs from new construction to repairs. Get in touch with our repair technicians at (305) 240-6731 for all your water heater repairs in Miami!