Affordable Water Heater Repair
Do You Need Water Heater Repair or Replacement?
If you’re like many Americans, you have every intention of getting your water heater serviced each year, but it’s been years since you’ve contacted a water heater repair company like All Masters Plumbing. Your water heater is one of those machines that needs consistent attention over time to keep it working efficiently and to reduce the likelihood of dangerous malfunctions.
What’s Wrong With My Water Heater?
A few common problems that might require water heater service include bad heating elements, a broken thermostat, an issue with the pressure relief valve, or a leak. With regular maintenance, your water heater should last somewhere between 10 and 15 years, but you never know when a problem might occur with a simple device on this essential appliance.
Water Heater Service & Repair
If you’re not getting hot water when you run a faucet, or you’re finding that the hot water isn’t lasting for more than a few minutes, it might be time to get your water heater inspected for problems. Not all problems are so obvious, so it’s important to have a professional come take a look.
Consider: Even if it’s an easy fix, repairing a small problem early is much cheaper than finding a flood around your water heater one morning.
Diagnosing a Hot Water Heater Leak
A big puddle on the floor in the garage where your water heater sits is a pretty clear indication that something’s not right inside the machine, but water heater leaks aren’t always so obvious. Sometimes, it’s that yearly checkup that allows you to reduce the cost of your gas water heater repair because the problem was caught before it became a catastrophe.
Important! If you suspect your water heater is leaking, don’t wait to call for water heater leak repair. You can’t seal a leak with a handy roll of duct tape. Let the professionals fix your water heater so that it doesn’t result in the need for complete replacement. Fixing a water heater is always less expensive than full water heater installation.
Repairing a Water Heater Thermostat
A common problem that occurs in older water heaters is the failure of the thermostat. During electric water heater repair, your technician will confirm that the water heater is powered correctly and may then check the thermostat to see if it’s causing improper heating or cooling of the tank’s water.
Other Common Water Heater Problems
Certain types of water heaters may have problems that others don’t. For example, your gas water heater may have a problem with the gas pilot. Obviously, that wouldn’t happen with an electric water heater.
Additionally, some water heater problems could be the result of plumbing issues that aren’t caused by a malfunction in the water heater itself.
Call All Masters Plumbing for water heater service if you experience any of the following problems:
- Lack of hot water or not enough hot water
- Popping noises coming from the water heater
- Low pitched rumbling or high pitched whining
- Any signs of leaks around the water heater
Water Heater Installation
If you’re in the or area and are looking at installing a completely new water heater, you may have a choice between tankless water heater installation and gas water heater installation. You might also be in the market for an electric water heater.
Consider More than Water Heater Installation Cost
How do you choose which water heater to install? Well, you might consider the water heater installation cost, but it’s more important to consider the expected lifespan of the water heater and the likelihood of repairs during that time.
It’s also a good idea to look at the benefits of each type of water heater before you decide on gas or electric water heater installation. For example, a gas water heater tends to require a fairly large spot for installation while an electric water heater can stand safely in a much smaller space. Contact All Masters Plumbing for questions about Water Heater Installation.
Is it Time for a Tankless Water Heater?
Many families today also consider tankless water heater installation as an energy-efficient option in the modern household. Tankless water heaters usually run on natural gas or propane, and they eliminate the need to store several gallons of water in a tank. They’re an “on demand” option for heating water in your home.
Do you suspect your water heater is broken? Is it time for a new water heater? Contact All Masters Plumbing today, and we’ll guide you through the repair process or recommend your next steps for water heater replacement.