What Are the Most Common Water Heater Issues?
Some of the most common water heater issues are:
- Broken Temperature and Pressure (T&P) Relief Valves
- High or Low Water Pressure
- Stuck Valves and Bad Gaskets
- Leaks and Corrosion Around Your Tank
- Broken Heating Elements
- No Hot Water
We've serviced countless water heaters over the years. No matter the problem with your water heater, you can count on us for quick and expert water heater repair.
Is It Better to Fix or Replace My Water Heater?
It depends! Some water heater issues (like replacing a temperature and pressure relief valve) can usually be resolved with repairs.
On the other hand, if your water heater needs extensive repair or nearing its lifespan, replacing the water heater may be the best option.
When figuring out the best course of action, it's helpful to know how long water heaters last and some of the signs of wear and tear.
- How Long Do Water Heaters Last? Traditional water heaters last around 10 to 15 years. Proper care and maintenance can help your water last past the 10-year mark.
- Water Heater General Wear & Tear. Leaks, knocking noises, rusty water, cloudy water, and cold water (after confirming the burner is on) are all signs that your water heater may need to be replaced.
We'll thoroughly inspect your water heater and review options with you.
To schedule your Huntsville water heater repair, contact us today. We warranty our services and are available night and day.
Signs Your Water Heater is Going Bad
Some early signs of a water heater going bad may include:
- Rusty tap water
- Strange noises emanating from the unit
- Strange odors coming from the heater
- Reduced hot water pressure
- No hot water at all
Additionally, if there are signs of corrosion or sediment buildup on the walls of the tank or pipes leading to it, that could also be a sign that your water heater is going bad and needs attention.
Other signs may include leakages around the tank, lower-than-expected hot water temperature output due to malfunctioning thermostat settings or heating elements, or an increase in your energy bills due to inefficient operation.
If any of these signs are present and persist over time, it's likely your water heater needs repair or replacement.
To schedule your service, give us a call or request your water heater repair online today. We warranty our services!
With Us, You're in Control!
When we walk our customers through the options of fixing or replacing their water heaters, we ultimately want whatever is most cost-effective for them.
That's why we offer "good", "better", and "best" options. Before we proceed with any water heater repair or replacement work, we'll review estimates with you so you know exactly what you're getting.
With Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Huntsville, you're in control of your water heater repair or replacement service.
Water Heater | FAQs
Who should I call for water heater repair?
If you are in need of water heater repair, it is important to call a qualified, licensed plumber. Plumbers specialize in water heater repair. You should seek out a plumber with experience installing and repairing water heaters and other plumbing components.
A good plumber will have an up-to-date license and insurance. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Huntsville, we've been in the plumbing industry for over 30 years and are licensed with the state of Alabama (License #MPG-0814).
With the right plumber on your side, you will be able to get reliable water heater repair or replacement services.