Water Heater Repairs
When do you need professional water heater repair? Here are some common problems to look out for:
Water Heater Leaks
If there’s water leaking from the unit’s tank, this is a sure sign that something is wrong. Whether you have a gas or electric heater, there should never be water leaking. If the leak is coming from the bottom of the unit, this means that the internal tank has a crack in it. There is no alternative repair for a cracked tank; you will need to replace the entire water heater. However, if the leak is taking place towards the top of the water heater, we can solve the problem with a repair.
No Hot Water
Have you noticed a sudden stop to your hot water supply? First, identify what type of heater you are using: is it gas or electric? If you have a gas water heater that is not producing any hot water, this means your pilot light is out. With an electric water heater, lack of hot water could point to a damaged breaker. Fortunately, our technicians are able to repair these problems with ease.
Not Enough Hot Water
If your water heater is producing hot water, but not enough of it, there is sediment building up inside the tank. When sediment builds up over time, this often indicates that your water heater is nearing the end of its lifecycle. In some cases, the sediment can be flushed out, or a simple part just needs to be replaced to increase the amount of hot water that your heater is producing. In the worst case scenario, you will have to replace your entire water heater.
Water Heater Replacement
Should I Repair or Replace My Water Heater?
You should try to have your water heater repaired if…
- Your warranty is still valid
- The cost of the repair is reasonable
- You like the model of your water heater
You should replace your water heater if…
- The repair costs will exceed what it would cost to buy a new water heater
- Your current model is not energy efficient
- The replacement parts are hard to find
Water Heater Installation with American Mechanical
The best way to make sure your plumbing equipment works as safely and efficiently as possible is to have it installed by a professional. We will provide you with a quote before we start work, so you’ll know exactly what you can expect to pay.
Water Heater Maintenance
ARE YOU MAINTAINING YOUR UNIT?
You need to have your water heater checked on a regular basis, preferably once or twice a year. This will ensure that your unit is functioning properly. Regular maintenance will also help you identify problems before they take place, saving you on extensive repair and replacement costs.
Call us today at (757) 644-3685(757) 644-3685 to handle all of your water heater needs, from installation to repair to maintenance!