Water Heater Repair & Installation

Norfolk Water Heater Repair & Installation

American Mechanical Knows Water Heaters

Backed by over 40 years of experience, American Mechanical knows everything there is to know when it comes to water heaters. That’s why we offer Norfolk water heater repair and installation that you can rely on. With the latest tools and industry-leading technology, we are equipped to handle all major makes and models, and are familiar with every top brand on the market. We also serve commercial and residential properties, so whether you’re dealing with a water heater issue at your home or business, you can always trust us to get the job done. Don’t settle for a lack of hot water anymore. Call American Mechanical today, and let our Norfolk water heater pros take it from there.

To schedule an appointment, dial (757) 347-8549 now.

What to Do About Water Heater Problems

Chances are when your water heater is working well, you probably don’t even think about it. Yet when you wake up to that morning cold shower, you’re going to want to call for a repair ASAP. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to identify hot water heater problems sooner rather than later. As always, if there is an issue with your water heater, it’s a good idea to hire a plumbing technician, as waiting to deal with a malfunctioning water heater usually just makes it worse.

Common water heater problems:

  • Leaks: Water heater leaks are a surefire indicator that something is wrong with your system, and should be dealt with right away. If you notice water seeping from the bottom of the unit, it’s possible there’s a crack in the internal tank, and you will need to replace your system altogether. If you notice a leak at the top of the unit, our Norfolk water heater pros may be able to repair it. Either way, you should call to have a professional look at the problem.
  • A lack of hot water: If your heater is failing to make your water hot enough, there’s a good chance it’s because of sediment build-up in the tank. This happens over time, and if your heater is still in good condition otherwise, the sediment can usually be flushed out. However, if your water heater is old and this is happening consistently, you may need to replace it, as no amount of flushing can save a completely worn down unit.
  • No hot water at all: If your unit has stopped producing hot water altogether, there are a few steps you should take. First, determine whether you have an electric or gas heater. If you have a gas unit, check to see if the pilot light is out. You can do this on your own, or you can call a professional to do it for you. If you have an electric unit, there is a good chance you’re dealing with a damaged breaker. Fortunately, this is something our Norfolk water heater technicians can also take care of. If neither of these issues are the culprit, your heater may have completely broken down, and you will have to install a new unit entirely.

When to Install or Repair a Water Heater

Knowing whether to install a new water heater can be difficult. Fortunately, American Mechanical provides offers a range of options from brands like Rinnai and Navien. We also offer tankless water heaters, for those that really want to ensure they never run out of hot water ever again. Whether you need to replace your current unit or install a water heater for the first time, you can trust our plumbing experts for whatever you’re looking for.

You may want to call American Mechanical for Norfolk water heater installation if:

  • Your current unit lacks energy-efficiency (your bills are high but your heat level is low)
  • It’s difficult to replace parts on your current unit (usually because it is 8-12 years old)
  • It is more expensive to repair your unit than it is to replace it

While we are proud to offer a variety of cutting-edge water heater systems for your home or business, we also want you to know we will do everything in our power to save your current unit. We offer Norfolk water heater repairs designed to help your system work better and last longer, so your unit is more energy-efficient and effective. If you still have a valid warranty on your current water heater, or are experiencing a malfunction for the first time, don’t hesitate to give us a call—there’s a good chance we will be able to repair your heater before you know it!

Let American Mechanical Handle All Your Water Heater Needs

One of the best ways to help your water heater function at peak performance for years at a time is to schedule regular maintenance. Luckily, American Mechanical makes this easy with our Home Care Memberships. Call today to learn more, and don’t forget to ask about our money-saving specials and affordable financing options, too. Remember, we are available for 24-hour emergency and same-day service, so don’t ever hesitate to give our Norfolk water heater pros a call!

Call (757) 347-8549 now to make an appointment, or click here to request a service online.

Rave Reviews From Happy Customers

  • “We just had American Mechanical out to re-pipe our house, replacing Quest piping with PEX. Sean Mayo did the estimate. This is the reason why we selected American Mechanical. Sean’s estimate was detailed and concise. It broke down exactly what American Mechanical was going to do. It was far superior to other estimate descriptions I got. Everyone I spoke with at American Mechanical was very courteous and professional. Shawn Pattee did the re-pipe with his team. Shawn was a pleasure to work with. He communicated with us every step of the way. He listened to our questions and made suggestions that were very helpful. I am highly impressed with his courtesy, professionalism and customer service. I give him a “Five Star” rating. The drywall person has yet to come out to replace the drywall, but I am very impressed with the American Mechanical team. I feel confident that I can highly recommend them to anyone who needs plumbing support.” - Russell G.
  • “When my husband and I made the decision to replace one of our compressors and gas furnace, I did some research and it was apparent instantly that not one other company was even remotely comparable to American Mechanical, Incorporated. Thousands of five star reviews, as well as an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau made our decision blatantly apparent and simple! They install Trane compressors and Trane gas furnaces, which are top of the line in every domain as documented in every article I researched. We made the decision on Friday, and the installation was scheduled for the following Wednesday. Their communication via text and e-mail, as well as telephone calls is beyond remarkable. From the second I called the company and spoke with Jennifer who was so very friendly, kind, and caring, my first impression couldn’t have been any better, Before anyone arrives at your home, you will receive EVERY TIME via text, a photo of the person arriving, their complete name and the time they will be arriving, as well as their position with American Mechanical. When our installation team Dillon and Mason arrived five minutes earlier than scheduled they explained, in detail a description of exactly what they were installing and how they were going to complete everything. Dillon and Mason are professionally trained Trane Installation Specialists. We saw firsthand their wealth of technical knowledge and the highest level of attention to detail in every step of the installation process. When everything was installed, they ran a test to ensure everything was running perfectly. Dillon and Mason were so meticulous that when they left, our yard and garage were even neater than when they arrived! Their thorough meticulousness, technical and professional skills are incomparable!” - Dr. and Mrs. Miller
  • “Jason G. is hands down the most professional and pleasant assessor I’ve worked with since owning our home and working with a dozen contractors. He literally knew something about everything (pets, HVAC/electrical, cooking, military, etc.). This made me very comfortable to work with him…it wasn’t a “get in and get out” experience. I’m super excited to work with American Mechanical and Jason. He didn’t try to “up sell” me things that weren’t important to my needs (at the time a generator). That’s uncommon and very much appreciated. I’m going to come back for HVAC work once my generator and electrical work are done. Thanks Jason!” - Shannon H.
  • “Hello American Mechanical! I wanted to send a review directly to your company about the technician that just came to my home to fix my generator that has been neglected for a few years. The technician’s name is Avi and this young man is exceptional! I don’t think I have ever had anyone come to my home from a company to service or fix anything and be as courteous, friendly or be as concerned about my happiness with the results of his visit. He was also very proud of the company that he is working for and representing. Now that in itself is very unusual! In my experience technicians usually have something bad to say about their company in one way or another. But not Avi. I don’t normally write reviews. But in this case, I was so delighted with this gentleman and in turn delighted with this company. How refreshing to enjoy a service call! American Mechanical you must be doing something right to have employees like this. I Hope you have more just like him. This man deserves a raise, I don’t care how much he is making now. I will be calling American Mechanical for all of the mechanical needs at my home. I certainly hope all of your technicians are just like Avi!” - Mr. and Mrs. Bongiovi
  • “I won the contest for having the oldest working heating system in Hampton Roads! American Mechanical, Incorporated paid $9,000.00 towards a new gas boiler. The sales representative came out to go over the boiler replacement with me and other available options. Seeing that my 103 year old house also has window air conditioning units, we decided to shut the old boiler down and install Trane/Mitsubishi mini-split heating and cooling system which costs more but will save us $$$ on heating and air conditioning bills. So, this past week two mechanics Bobby and Ryan who got tasked with the installation, showed up every morning at the crack of dawn and got the mission accomplished. Four days of kind of decent but chilly days! Dedicated guys, who worked pretty much until dark. The system works great! The cosmetics to the exterior of the house are perfect for what they had to deal with. Pride and professionalism definitely shows! Big thanks goes out! Well done!” - Donald H.
  • “Jennifer B. (Customer Service at American Mechanical) is an excellent service representative. She is extremely knowledgeable. On my second or third call concerning my problem Jennifer answered the telephone. I explained my situation and she took charge and solved everything within two days. I now have all the information my lawyer needs for closing. She is a pleasure to talk to and deserves a raise. Thanks again Jennifer!” - Judy S.
  • “Bobby and Darren called me 20 minutes prior to my scheduled appointment to notify me of their impending arrival. After I gave them the gate code to our community, they arrived right on schedule at my door. Both slid on blue booties upon entering my unit, went over the scope of work they would be performing and gave me an estimated completion time. Both jumped right on the job; one working on removing the old air handling unit and the other removing the condenser. Needless to say, they completed all the work to my satisfaction and prior to the estimated time. Both thanked me for my purchase, thanks to Mike Hayes, and left me with a nice cool house! Great work guys all around! What a sincere, effortless pleasure to deal with a professional company!” - Jeff H.
  • “Dennis arrived on time and performed a comprehensive inspection and report on my heating system. He answered all of my questions and provided excellent recommendations on maintenance. My experience with Dennis, as well as with all other technicians and support staff, has been outstanding because each member of the team is experienced, knowledgeable, professional and customer oriented. I strongly recommend American Mechanical for quality HVAC service at a competitive price.” - Marty B.
  • “In a late day emergency plumbing situation, Ed came out and did a top-notch job, going above and beyond. Even when it looked like he might not be able to fix the water leak in my condo, after the property manager informed him that the only water cut off was for the whole complex, there were none for the individual units. Ed took it upon himself to search around the crawl space under the building until he located the individual cut offs he knew there had to be. He was not only courteous, and professional, but was genuinely sympathetic to my plight and did everything he could to remedy the situation. I would gladly have him come out again for any future plumbing needs.” - Alan M.

What Sets American Mechanical Apart

  • Emergency Services & Same Day Service Available
  • Master Licensed Contractors
  • NATE Certified Technicians
  • Clean, Uniformed, & Highly-Trained Technicians
  • We Get the Job Done Right the First Time
  • We Guarantee Professional, Quality Service and Workmanship

“My name is John, and I've always been good at fixing things. In 1994 I decided to open an honest HVAC company, and American Mechanical was born. I've been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years now, and honesty, quality and fairness are still my number one priorities. Our mission every day is to provide professional, quality service and workmanship to our customers - and that's a guarantee.”