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Water Heater Repair in North County, CA

Many Carlsbad, Vista, and Oceanside homeowners don’t pay much attention to their water heater until it starts giving them problems. However, your water heater is a critical component to your home’s comfort, allowing you to bathe, wash dishes, do laundry, and more throughout the day. If your water heater stops working, your whole day is thrown off schedule until it’s repaired.

Fortunately, the highly trained team at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air are seasoned pros when it comes to bringing fast, effective, and affordable water heater repairs to homeowners throughout North County.

If you need affordable water heater repairs for your Vista, Carlsbad, or Oceanside home, give our team of experts a call today at 760-295-5014, or contact us online! We’ll promptly diagnose the issue and get your water heater back in working order fast!

Signs Your North County Home Needs Water Heater Repair

While some water heater behavior is completely normal, like taking time to refill and reheat after a shower, there are some indicators of problems that you should never ignore. Here are some signs you likely need professional water heater services for your North County home:

  • Lack of hot water. If your water heater isn’t properly heating your water, you could have an issue with the fuel supply, thermocouple, or other heating elements. Your local plumbing professional will be able to diagnose the issue and provide prompt and effective repairs.
  • Leaks coming from your tank. If you see water pooling around your water heater’s base, you may have a leaky valve on your hands. However, if you notice corrosion, you could have a leaking tank, which should be dealt with immediately to avoid possibly extensive structural and property damage.
  • Gradual or sudden increase in your water bill. If you notice that your water bill is steadily climbing each month, your water heater may be working harder than necessary to keep up with your heating demands. A common culprit here is mineral buildup in your tank, which can easily be alleviated through regular draining and preventive water heater maintenance services.
  • Water discoloration. If your water is rust-colored (especially if just your hot water is affected), then your water heater needs attention right away.
  • Your water smells bad. If you have bacteria in your water heater tank, it often results in foul-smelling water. The bacteria produce hydrogen sulfide, which has a distinct “rotten egg” smell. Flushing the water from your tank and setting the temperature to no lower than 120 degrees can solve this problem.
  • Your water heater is making loud noises. If you notice a high-pitched whining noise coming from your water heater, you could have a layer of scale buildup on the electric heating element. Likewise, rumbling or banging sounds could indicate excessive sediment in the tank, and whistling could mean you have a valve or tank leak.

If any of these signs sound familiar, just give the experts at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air a call at 760-295-5014 or schedule your repairs online today! We’ll have your North County home’s water heater repaired in no time!

Water Heater Maintenance for Your North County Home

The experienced Sherlock team can repair any make or model of water heater regardless of the system you have. We also offer comprehensive maintenance services to keep your water heater performing for you at maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Our water heater maintenance service promotes:

  • Increased efficiency. Regular water heater maintenance will ensure that you enjoy the maximum service life for your system by alerting you to small issues before they escalate into larger and more expensive repairs.
  • Longer service life. Investing in regular preventive maintenance for your water heater will result in an overall longer service life for your home’s water heater.
  • Fewer emergency repairs. When you schedule routine maintenance for your water heater, you’ll be less likely to need the costly emergency repairs that become necessary when small problems turn into sudden breakdowns.
  • Safe operation. Having a professional thoroughly inspect your water heater will guarantee safe operation through the duration of its service life.

If you’d like to schedule preventive water heater maintenance, give Sherlock Plumbing a call at 760-295-5014 or contact us online to book your maintenance appointment.

Schedule Top-Rated Water Heater Repair in North County

Our experienced team has been repairing water heaters throughout California’s North County for nearly two decades, and we’re standing by to bring you the effective, affordable, and reliable services you need. When you call for water heater repairs, we’ll promptly dispatch one of our top-rated plumbing technicians to diagnose your issue and provide comprehensive solutions. We have a great deal of respect for you and your home, so you can expect upfront, honest pricing that will never leave you with a surprise bill once our work is complete.

We are not only committed to being industry leaders, but we aim to set the standard for exemplary customer service. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority, so you can rest assured that when you schedule water heater services with Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air, you will not only have the plumbing solutions you need, but the seamless experience you deserve.

If you’re looking for honest and effective water heater repairs, look no further than Sherlock Plumbing. Give our team of professionals a call today at 760-295-5014 or conveniently schedule your services online!

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Outstanding experience from start to finish. Neil was on time, professional, and very personable when he came the same day to assess my needs and provide an on-the-spot estimate. He didn't try and pre...

Jeff L.

Extremely pleased with the quick and professional service we received today! Our 14-year-old AC unit went out last night, i called this morning and a technician came out this afternoon. The fix was re...

Christine F.

Sherlock continues to be there for my family when we need them the most. I had a new HVAC system installed May of 2019, since then the service techs have come in for their seasonal inspections and I c...

Nick B.

Anthony, came to inspect the plumbing in my house as well as to drain and refill the water heater. I found him to be very informative and helpful, as well as professional and friendly. I was really ve...

Pam C.

Our water heater started leaking and a call to Sherlock was met with a same day response. Neil came out to explain our options of tank/tankless, gas/electric. He walked us through the pros and cons of...

Lorraine G.

This has been the best experience with a company we have ever had in our 50 plus years of marriage. From Vincent to Eric and his whole crew this was a very difficult project for everyone. They handled...

Roy S.

Hands down, these guys are the best. I had bids from three other highly rated HVAC companies in North County and none of them came close to the technical knowledge and professionalism of Sherlock. My ...

Kent C.

Sherlock is the coolest! As always, Yelpers are right on. Basing my picks on high stars and number of reviews, I called four companies. Right off the bat, I knew one company wasn't even an option due ...


This is a review not so much for Sherlock, but for Fred Radtke - the young man that came and got my heater working. He not only installed a new thermostat on the spot that is easier to read - and repl...

Barbara W.

Eric came out to fix my non-working air conditioner. He was professional, very nice, honest, knew his stuff. He had to over to Escondido to get the proper part, and returned on same afternoon, put the...

Seasides C.

Justin the sales agent, was great, very patient and responsive. The gentlemen who came in to work on the installation were great, explained everything and very respectful and clean. I had the unfortun...

M A.

Jared was our inspector and he showed up on time with a 30 min courtesy call. He was efficient and gave us an honest opinion of what was working and what needed to be repaired or replaced or serviced ...

Erica B.

Ahhh! Cool and comfortable in our house now. Thank you to the awesome guys who installed this high quality equipment. Good to have Costco stand behind them, too.

Susan F.

There is a reason this place has nothing but five stars. They earn it! I have had no AC in the house and was procrastinating on getting it fixed due to the cost and lack of need most of the year. I wa...

Wendy H.

JR, JoJo, and Eric came to my condo yesterday to install my HVAC system and Heat Pump. They were very meticulous and on task for the whole installation, and kept me informed as to what they were doing...

George M.

I had a great experience with Sherlock, from start to finish! Justin met with me and spent a few hours walking me through the current condition of my system and what Sherlock can offer. I had budget l...

Vinay R.

My experience with Sherlock Heating & Air has been amazing from the start when I first got my new heating & air conditioning system!!! They know how to deliver customer service!! They are hone...

Deborah L.

The tagline for Yelp's 5 star rating of "Woohoo! As good as it gets!" is 100% fitting for the work and professionalism of Jared and Enoch. They were courteous and upfront with the entire job. I found ...

Bryce H.

Just had an ACHP service done yesterday on the two units in my home. Their service rep was Jared Pratt. This guy was great! He took the time to do it right and to explain to me (every step of the way)...

Doug F.

I came to Sherlock by way of the Nest website--checked out the Yelp reviews and then made the call. Eric M., the technician who installed my 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostat was courteous, knowledgeab...

Nancy S.

Buying HVAC for an entire house is not an investment to be undertaken without some research. It's probably going to cost more than $15K and will require a crew of techs working in your house for sever...

Brian G.

FINALLY an AC & heating business I can trust!!! Woo-Hoo!!!! If Sherlock Heating and Air Conditioning isn't a small family business, you would think they are! They are so kind, meticulous, honest, ...

Tanya S.

If my wife and I could give 6 stars we would! Carlos, Jojo and Joe installed our new HVAC system today, 31st October 2016. Started the day at 8AM and ending roughly around 615PM. I was impressed by th...

Nathan R.

Called Sherlock based on reviews here, as we've had less than stellar experiences with other local area HVAC companies. They scheduled an appointment within a couple days, the guy who came out could n...

Hi D.

Been using Sherlock for a couple years. Jared and Eric came out for the yearly check/tune-up. Both were super friendly, informative, timely, and put on shoe protectors whenever they came in the house!...

Sarah E