Water Heater Repair and Replacement in Richmond, VA
Water heaters are essential home appliances in Richmond, VA. Until you’ve gone without hot water to shower, wash dishes or perform other daily routines, you may be taking your hot water for granted. At Assure Plumbing & Septic, we’ve worked on many water heater makes and models and installed new ones when necessary. You can count on our team to professionally provide quality and timely work so that your family has the hot water it needs.
Common Water Heater Problems
There are several things that can go wrong with a water heater. In many cases, these issues can be fixed via a professional water heater repair in Richmond, VA. You may experience an insufficient hot water supply or a complete lack of hot water. Either way, you will not be happy in this situation. An insufficient hot water supply can be due to a few causes, including a bad thermostat, loose wiring or potentially the hot water heater not being big enough for your house. If you are out of hot water completely, it could be a bad heating element or the limit/reset switch on the thermostat could have been tripped. Our team carries replacement parts for a timely repair.
If your water starts to smell, that is likely due to bacteria in the tank. This is more common in homes with well water. Depending on the severity, there are several ways to address this. The sure proof way to fix it is to have our team review the several solutions with you, such as a complete flush or anode rod replacement.
If you notice rust-colored water, this can be a sign of rod corrosion in the tank or the tank itself. If the rust gets bad and the problem is left untreated, the corrosion can proliferate so far as the tank develops a leak. Our team can replace the anode rod to help prevent future corrosion.
Water heaters in Richmond, VA can leak as well. If you notice leaking at the bottom, it might be serious, and it might not be. As the seasons change, this “leak” might be due to condensation. You might try turning up the thermostat a notch if you suspect that. If that does not solve the problem, it could be a bad or loose valve. Our team can address both. If the leak is due to corrosion, your water heater will have to be replaced.
Your hot water heater may be making strange or loud noises. This banging, popping or hissing can be caused by sediment buildup at the bottom of your tank. The gas line may also be dirty or clogged. Our team can easily diagnose and fix the issue at the point of origination.
Accurate and Timely Water Heater Problem Solving
When we arrive at your house, our team will immediately go to work to accurately diagnose the issue. Sometimes, it is a combination of two or three issues. Our team will explain the issue and handle any necessary repairs. If the hot water heater needs to be replaced, we do water heater installation in Richmond, VA. These are the most common types of water heaters:
- Gas – Although natural gas is less expensive than electricity, gas hot water heaters may not be the most energy-efficient. The design makes a difference. We carry quality brands and will match the tank capacity and recovery to your water demands.
- Electric – Using electricity, these models range from 1,440 to 5,500 watts. The higher the wattage, the faster the water will heat up.
- Tankless – Tankless hot water heaters can be gas or electric. These on-demand systems are typically wall-mounted and offer some efficiencies.
Virtually all water heaters in Richmond, VA will develop problems over time. If you notice a difference in your hot water, give us a call at (540) 507-2904. We’ll send a service technician to your house right away, diagnose the problem and restore the hot water as soon as possible. We take pride in our work, so you can feel confident we will fix it right the first time.
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