There are many ways that a person can find water heater repair locally. It may take a little bit of research, but it doesnt have to be as hard as you might think. The first thing that you will probably want to do is to look at your plumbing. Depending on the problem, you will need a plumber to repair the pipes that are close to the water heater before you actually work on the water heater itself. They may be able to fix the problem without any further service calls. If they canít then you can try calling an appliance repair man to look into it further. Not all appliance repair people will be able to work on a hot water heater repair. You will have to ask them before they start working on it. Sometimes when it comes to hot water heater repair, you might be able to do it on your own. If you are planning on doing this, be careful to not do anything that is to hard for you. Replacing a thermocouple is not to bad, but when you consider anything that has to do with gas, its best to call the pros. Local water heater repair can be something that a qualified plumber or appliance repair man can do for you. Also, the gas companies have repair people that can fix the problem, but they will often be high priced and hard to get working on your appliance in the middle of winter.