A water heater is one of your home’s most essential appliances. Clean, hot water is essential to daily tasks such as cleaning, bathing, and doing laundry, for instance. Without a properly functioning water heater, your household routine will quickly fall apart.
Common Water Heater Problems
Unfortunately, cheap water heaters aren’t the only kinds of water heaters that have issues. Many things can go wrong with a water heater, even a quality water heater. And of course, the older your water heater is, the more likely it is that something will go awry. Here are some of the most common complaints we hear from customers about their faulty water heaters:
Water Heater Leaks
A water heater leak is a common problem that requires professional plumbing services. If left in disrepair, a water heater leak can cause water damage or even flooding. Water heater leaks can happen when the water heater is compromised in some way. Here are some of the typical culprits:
Broken Valves and Leaking Pipes
Many times, a water heater leak can be caused by something small like a defective valve, for instance. This is often a good thing because it means that the water heater can be repaired without having to replace the entire tank. Professional plumbing technicians may be able to replace a single valve or repair a leaking pipe, for instance.
Corroded Water Heater Tanks
A water leak is often caused by something more serious, however. Corrosion can cause your water tank to fail after years of use, for example. Once corrosion starts, it’s almost impossible to stop, and it will spread to your entire tank. In the case of a corroded tank, the best course of action is water heater replacement.
Hot Water Issues
A typical water heater complaint is that the water heater is producing no hot water or too little hot water. This can happen with both gas and electric water heaters. An experienced plumbing technician should be able to diagnose the problem quickly, whether it be a faulty thermocouple, pilot control valve, or heating element, for example.
Tankless Water Heater Problems
Tankless water heaters are impressive innovations in water heater technology, but they’re not without their own set of unique problems. Obstructions can cause water temperature issues, or the output temperature sensor can malfunction, for example. The skilled plumbing technicians at One Way Rooter and Plumbing are specifically trained to work on your tankless water heater!
Our Complete Water Heater Service
At One Way Rooter and Plumbing, water heaters are one of our specialties. We’re familiar with nearly every type and brand of water heater you can imagine, so there are rarely any surprises.
Water Heater Maintenance
Most people realize the importance of their water heater the moment it stops working. A cold shower is not likely to go unnoticed, after all. There are things that can be done to prevent this situation entirely, though. It’s all part of a good water heater maintenance plan. The professional plumbing technicians at One Way Rooter and Plumbing can keep your water heater running properly without the expense and disruption of an emergency call.
Routine Tank Flushing
Proper water heater maintenance requires regular tank flushing to remove sediment from the bottom of the tank. This protects the tank from corrosion and helps it last longer.
Other Water Heater Maintenance Services
At One Way Rooter and Plumbing, we provide individualized water heater maintenance services. These services may include:
- valve checks
- tank draining
- complete tank inspection
- rod replacements
- and more!
Water heater maintenance can keep your water heater working properly throughout the year (no more cold showers!), and it can also add years to the life of your water heater!
Water Heater Repair
At One Way Rooter and Plumbing, our professional water heater repair services are unmatched anywhere in the area. Our skilled plumbing technicians are trained in proper water heater repair techniques and have the tools and technology to get the job done right. Plus, we always quote you a fair price and keep your repair bill as affordable as possible.
Water Heater Installation and Replacement
Whether your old water heater has an irreversible leak or you simply want to replace it with a newer, more energy efficient model, you can rely on One Way Rooter and Plumbing to provide professional, affordable water heater replacement and installation.
Do You Need a New Water Heater?
When considering water heater replacement or installation, it’s important to determine whether or not you really need a new water heater. In many cases, water heater repair may be an option. If you find that your water heater is failing often though, it could be time for a new one.
Though it’s an initial investment, water heater replacement can actually save you money in the long run. Not only will you save on the cost of frequent repairs, but newer water heaters are often more energy efficient as well and will help reduce your monthly utility bill.
You can rely on the professionals here at One Way Rooter and Plumbing for all of your water heater repair and replacement needs!
I called them about a leaking pipe at a commercial building I own. Ralph helped me on the phone and I got a call in 30 minutes from David, the technician. David was at the property and told me that all he needed to do was tighten the fitting ... which he would do for no charge! How's that for an honest plumber?! Not only did he do this for me, but he called me after it was done so that I didn't have to worry about it again. I will definitely be using them in the future.