Water Heater Repair in Lexington, KY

Is your water heater giving you a hard time? Water heater issues are countless, from sediment buildup to leaking tanks, especially if they’re older models.

There are few things as shocking as walking into an unexpectedly cold shower. So if your water heater needs repair or replacement, give our team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lexington, KY a call. We're backed by a great reputation and we warranty our services.

Call our team of Lexington, KY water heater technicians or contact us online to schedule water heater replacement or repair service near you today!

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Should I Repair or Replace My Water Heater?

Deciding whether to repair or replace your water heater is one of the most common questions to consider when your water heater breaks.

The answer depends on several factors, including the following:

The Age of Your Water Heater

  • Your average water heater has a lifespan between 6 to 13 years. This lifespan can vary depending on how often you use the water heater.
  • If the water heater is on the younger end of the spectrum, not only might it still be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, but also any repair will be less expensive.

Any Existing Manufacturer’s Warranty

  • Most new water heaters come with an automatic manufacturer’s warranty. In some cases, you might even be able to buy an extended warranty that can cover repairs to the unit for several years.

  • If this type of warranty still covers your water heater, it’s likely best, and less expensive, to rely on the manufacturer for repairs to your unit.

Any Existing Home Warranty

  • Some property owners might opt into a home warranty, a type of insurance that covers appliances such as water heaters. Typically, if you have this type of insurance, you will pay a small service fee to the insurance company, and they will send a technician to look over your water heater and determine the best way to repair the model.
  • Home warranty companies will make the most economical choice for them, which usually includes repairing your appliances as much as possible before replacing them.
  • If your water heater can be improved, it will be, and at little cost to you. However, if it can’t be repaired at all, a home warranty company is usually obligated to purchase and install a new one.

If you have an older water heater that isn’t covered by insurance, you will have to pay out of pocket for any repairs. If the repair cost is equal to or more expensive than buying and installing a new one, we recommend replacing the old model.

Contact our team of Lexington water heater repair technicians or request an estimate online today!

Signs Your Water Heater is Going Bad

The most common sign of a water heater going bad are changes in the temperature of the hot water. If it is hot one day and lukewarm the next, it could be a sign that there's something wrong with your water heater.

Other indications you need hot water heater repair include:

  • Rust-colored water coming from the faucet
  • A lack of hot water
  • Strange noises coming from the unit
  • A broken thermostat or pilot light
  • Increased energy bills

These are all important to take note of in order to avoid major damage and costly repairs.

Why Choose Us for Water Heater Repair and Replacement?
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At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lexington, KY, we specialize in all kinds of water heater repairs and replacements.

We've been fixing and installing water heaters for over 20 years - rest assured we can deal with any issues that come up.

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lexington, KY:

  • We offer 24/7 availability.
  • We warranty our water heater repairs and replacements.
  • We're licensed and insured.
  • We offer up-front, flat-rate pricing.
  • Our techs are uniformed and professional.
  • We're backed by a great reputation.
  • We're backed with 20+ years of experience.

You don’t need to worry about running out of hot water for showers or laundry ever again. Whether it’s a quick repair or full installation service – you can count on our team to get the job done right the first time around!

To schedule your service, give us a call today. Or you can request your service online. We look forward to serving you!

What is the Difference Between a Tank Storage Water Heater and a Tankless Water Heater?

Tank Storage Water Heaters

A tank storage water heater is a tank that stores hot water, typically between 40 and 80 gallons. The water is heated by a gas or electric coil and then circulated throughout the home using a pump.

Tankless Water Heaters

A tankless water heater does not store water. Instead, it heats water on demand as it passes through a series of coils. As a result, tankless water heaters are often more energy-efficient than traditional water heaters.

They also have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance. However, they can be more expensive to install and may not be able to meet the demands of a large household.

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lexington, KY, we offer both tank storage water heater and tankless water heater repair services.

To request your service, call us or you can request your service online. We're available 24/7 for water heater emergencies!

What is The Cost of Water Heater Repair in Lexington, KY?
The cost of repairing your water heater will depend on your insurance coverage and what is wrong with your unit.

The cost of repairing your water heater will depend on your insurance coverage and what is wrong with your unit.

If you have warranty coverage, you will likely only have to pay a small service fee to repair your water heater. However, if you do not have a warranty, out-of-pocket expenses can range from $200 to $800 per repair.

For example, fixing a pipe leak tends to be on the lower end of the expense spectrum, especially if the leak is small. However, replacing an expansion tank can cost anywhere from $230 to $650. In addition to the part that needs replacing, you will also need to pay an experienced plumber to fix the issue.

Additionally, expenses might be more depending on the plumber you choose. Some plumbers charge by the hour, and if they are visiting you outside of normal business hours, they might charge double or triple their average hourly fee, which will increase your expenses.

Likewise, if your home or business isn’t up to code, the plumber will need to make upgrades, which can also drive up the cost of your final bill.

Need water heater repair in Lexington, KY? Call us or contact us online to get started today!

Affordable Water Heater Replacement Near You

One of the benefits of calling Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lexington, KY is our fixed-rate pricing. When we present you with an estimate, your final bill won’t change, no matter how long it takes us to complete the work.

We also don’t charge overtime for emergency water heater repair after hours, on the weekend, or during a holiday. The best way to determine how much you’re likely to pay for your water heater repair or replacement is to give our team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Lexington, KY a call.

Our licensed and insured plumbers provide five-star quality service at an affordable price, and we can provide recommendations for the best course of action for your water heater repairs.

Contact us or request an estimate online to get an estimate for your water heater repair or replacement in Lexington, KY today!

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