Water Heater Installation Pasadena, Tx
As a homeowner you will quickly discover that there is always something that needs to be repaired, replaced, or upgraded. The need to replace an appliance might come as a surprise, especially if it fails out of the blue. Other times, the appliance might offer some warning signs that it is starting to fail. Having the ability to identify those signs can save you time, headaches, and money. With regards to a water heater specifically, being able to identify these warning signs ahead of time, before the heater fails completely, may allow you to prevent it from bursting and flooding your home.
A flood can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs to your flooring, drywall, and furniture. The team at Heaton Plumbing Inc. can diagnose any water heater issues, make the necessary repairs, or install a brand new water heater in your home quicly and affordably.
In business since 1985, our reputable and experienced team of plumbers is dedicated to our customers. We can provide you with same day water heater installation in Pasadena, Houston, Deer Park, or any of the surrounding cities!
Common Water Heater Issues
Do you suspect that something is wrong with your water heater? If so, don’t let that suspicion slip to the back of your mind. Keep it at the forefront and call a plumber from our team immediately. You might have a sinking feeling something is wrong with your water heater because it has been exhibiting some common signs that repairs or replacement are needed. Some of the most common water heater issues our customers experience are as follows:
- Foul-smelling water: whenever you notice a foul smell coming from the water as it runs in any of your sinks, shower, or tub you have a problem with your water heater. The same can be said if your clothes come out of the washing machine smelling like they are dirtier than when they were placed in there.
- Zero hot water: if you cannot get hot water anywhere in the home, there is an underlying issue with the water heater. It might be as simple as a tripped breaker in the fuse box, but most often it’s because the water heater is on the way out and needs to be replaced.
- Odd noises: every home, no matter its age, will make noises. It’s the noises you hear coming from the water heater that are concerning. When a water heater makes noises it means there is too much sediment present in the tank.
- Leaks: leaks can come from any area of the water heater, including from around valves. When you find water pooling at the base of the water heater or other area near it, make sure you have a plumber inspect the tank for issues.
It May Be Time for a New Hot Water Heater
If your water heater has exhibited any of the issues mentioned above, it might be time to have an experienced plumber from Heaton Plumbing install a new hot water heater in your home. On average a water heater will last a maximum of 10 or 12 years, so be sure to monitor the age of your unit.
Having a water heater maintained and serviced frequently can extend it’s lifespan significantly. Neglecting a water heater will have the exact opposite result. Don’t let your home’s water heater sit too long without scheduling a maintenance service or else you could risk the heater bursting, flooding the room or entire floor where it was located.
This will lead to unnecessary repairs to your walls, floors, and furniture. Below you will find some frequently asked questions our plumbers can tackle for you.
If you are experiencing issues with your home’s hot water supply or have experienced a sudden complete lack of hot water, give Heaton Plumbing a call today to schedule your fast, affordable, same day water heater installation in Pasadena, Tx!
How do I know my water heater is past the point of repair?
The best way to know that your water heater is past the point of repair is when you find water pooling around the base or leaking from any location. Be sure to check the source of the water before you decide to replace the water heater so you know it is definitely coming from the unit. If it is, a licensed plumber will not recommend repairing it. Water heaters that leak are typically older and closer to their end date anyway.
Considerations when shopping for a new hot water heater.
Make sure you take the following items into consideration when the time comes to compare new water heater units for your home:
- How will the heater operate? What type of fuel to operate the water heater do you have available in your home? Is it gas, propane, or electricity? You need to replace the water heater with whatever was previously in your home, unless you decide to convert your home to gas from propane.
- Tankless or storage? You need to decide between a tankless or storage water heater. This all depends on how many people live in the home. If you are empty nesters, it’s time to go with a tankless water heater. If the entire family, or most of the family still lives at home it’s time to go with a storage water heater.
- Cost of the water heater. You need to consider how much a new water heater will cost. If you decide to go with a unit that is high efficiency, this will be a higher upfront cost compared to any other type of unit but you will see the savings soon in your utility bills.
- Tank size. Think about how much hot water is used everyday. You don’t want to go with a smaller tank when all your children still live at home. This will cause a lot of infighting for the bathroom in the morning.
How long should I expect my new water heater to last?
The age range of your new water heater will depend on the type you have chosen to install. If you are going with a water heater that uses electricity for converting cold water to hot water you can expect the water heater to last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. If you’ve chosen a water heater that uses gas to operate, it will last anywhere from eight to 12 years.
Can I install my new water heater myself?
You might be a very handy homeowner who can perform a lot of repairs on your own, but this is not a project you should undertake. A job that should take a licensed plumber no more than two days to complete could turn into a nightmare for you and your family if something goes wrong. If you are dealing with gas or propane there’s the risk of explosion. If you fail to turn the power off, you run the risk of being electrocuted. This is a project that only a licensed plumber should handle.
Call to Schedule a Consultation Today
Does your water heater need to be replaced in Pasadena, TX? If so, stop waiting to make the call to a licensed and reputable plumber. Call the office of Heaton Plumbing Inc. today at 281-645-5039 to schedule a consultation about your project.