Water Heater Repair In Houston TX
Before you shell out hundreds of dollars for a storage-tank heater or thousands for a tankless or solar model, see whether your old water heater can be fixed. A corroded storage-tank model is history. But a leaky drain or pressure-relief valve or a burned-out heating element can often be fixed. Rule of thumb: Consider a repair if the labor cost (which warranties often exclude) averages less than $50 per year over the years left in the warranty. Otherwise, buy a new one, especially if the warranty has run out.
If you are in need of fast & affordable water heater repair in Houston or any of the surrounding cities including La Porte, Pasadena, & Deer Park, do not hesitate to give us a call today at (281) 645-5039
Heaton Plumbing effectively replaces, and disposes of old hot water heaters in Houston, TX area homes and commercial businesses. We recommend the latest energy-efficient water heaters to consumers; using less energy, such heaters and boilers give savings on utility bills, provide maximum safety, and protect the environment. We service the following water heater types:
- Gas Water Heaters
- Electric Water Heaters
- Tankless Water Heaters
- Power Vent Water Heaters
- Water Heaters
- Residential Water Heaters
- Commercial Water Heaters
Our expert plumbers are experienced and trained to troubleshoot water heater difficulties and to understand when a new water heater is necessary; a typical water heater installation takes between two and four hours. Don’t install yourself; trust your water heater to our plumbers.
We repair all types of Tankless Water Heaters
The water heater technicians at Heaton Plumbing can help you decide which tankless water heater is best for your home. Depending on the size and demands of your home, as well as your budget, we will guide you towards the right fit tankless water heater and install it quickly, efficiently and safely. Do you have a tankless water heating in need be repairs? Contact us today for a free quote and get an inspection done on your tankless water heater today. We are experienced in handling all of the major types of tankless water heaters, including:
- Gas Tankless Water Heaters
- Electric Fired Tankless Water Heaters
- Outdoor Tankless Water Heaters
- Indoor Tankless Water Heaters
- Propane Tankless Water Heaters
Heaton Plumbing knows there is nothing worse than not having hot water because of your home’s broken or damaged water heater.
Their water heater repair company in Houston is a full service water heater repair service that provides expert water heater repair, service, maintenance and water heater system repairs in Houston. They provide both residential and commercial water heater repair on all makes and models of water heaters.
At Heaton Plumbing, they know that your total satisfaction is what made their Houston water heater service companywhat it is today. By providing great customer service and reliable water heater repairs they take great pride in what we do and 100% guarantee all of their water heater repairs.
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Common Water Heater Issues
No Hot Water
There are a number of reasons why a hot water heater might suddenly stop producing hot water. First, it is important to determine the type of water heater you have. Is it a gas or electric unit?
For electric water heaters, when you experience a sudden and complete lack of hot water supply, it is usually due to a circuit breaker that has been tripped. The first order of business when troubleshooting an electric unit is to ensure that this has not happened. Simply locate the circuit breaker box and check to see if the circuit has been tripped. If it has, you can simply flip the switch back and the water heater should work just fine.
If a circuit breaker has not been thrown then it is likely that the heating elements have failed. There are usually two heating elements that are responsible for heating water for use. The good news is heating elements can be purchased for as low as $15-$50 depending on the type of water heater you have. Tack on an hour or two of labor charges and for well under $300 your hot water heater could be functioning like new in a matter of hours.
For gas water heaters the leading cause of no hot water in a gas water heater is a pilot light that has gone out. If you check the pilot light and it is out, simply re-light and you should be back in business. If the light is not out but you are experiencing a lack of hot water the next item to check would be the thermocouple. Sometimes thermocouples go bad and fail to sense when a pilot light is lit. In instances such as these we replacing old or broken thermocouples rather than having a completely new water heater installed.
Thermocouples sell for around $10 and take only a hour or two of labor to replace making them a quick and affordable repair.
When dealing with smelly water flowing from the taps in your home the first thing you must do is determine the source. Is the smelly water coming from the both the cold and hot water supply lines? To make this determination simply run the cold water in a faucet in your home. Does it smell? If yes, the source of the foul water is the main water supply. If no, that means the hot water is the source and more specifically the hot water heater.
When a home has smelly water caused by a water heater it usually means that unit has developed bacteria buildup that is causing the water to smell. If your water is supplied from a well, we typically advise an anode rod change. Anode rods are relatively inexpensive and fairly easy to replace.
If you get your water from the city there is another even easier solution. Change the thermometer temperature to at or around 140 degrees. This will heat the water to the point necessary to kill off bacteria in the tank. If that doesn’t work, a chlorine based clean out of the entire tank may be necessary.
Strange Noises Coming From The Tank
If you hear loud hissing, knocking, banging, or crackling noises coming from your hot water heater, it is most likely due to the build up of sediment along the bottom of tank. Sediment can be cleared out by hiring a local plumbing company such as ours to perform a water heater flush. This is one of the many water heater repair services we offer in Houston, La Porte, Pasadena, Deer Park, and surrounding areas in Texas.
Low Water Pressure
When we get calls for low hot water pressure, more often than not, the calls come from owners of older homes. This is because it was very common to run 1/2 inch diameter galvanized piping into and out of hot water heaters. The way to remedy this is to replace the 1/2 inch pipe with 3/4 inch piping to allow for greater flow.
In the event that the diameter of the piping is not the cause of the low hot water pressure issue we look on to sediment build up, calcium and lime deposits, and even rust that can all contribute to low flow pressure.
Regardless of the source of your hot water heater issue the team here at Heaton Plumbing can provide you with fast and affordable Houston hot water heater repair 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!