Water Heater Repair In Houston TX
Before you spend hundreds, or even thousands of dollars to replace your home or businesses hot water heater, consider having one of our skilled plumbers take a look at your current unit. As a full-service, locally owned & operated plumbing company, our team of state licensed plumbers are fully trained to repair all makes, models, and styles of water heaters. Many plumbers will only quote you a price to replace a broken water heater. However, our team will provide you with an estimate for a professional repair and a cost for a replacement if your water heater is reaching the end of its industry-standard life expectancy. Our goal is to provide you with options, quality service, and respect so that we earn your business for life.
Call (281) 645-5039 when your water heater is not working, and we will our second-to-none hot water heater repair in Houston. We will show up on-time, in a fully stocked vehicle ready to perform your water heater in Houston, the very same day you call. We also offer assistance on holidays because we know that water heaters never consult a calendar before they fail to operate. Our commitment to you is fair pricing for any service call and an honest evaluation of your water heater issues because that is how we at Heaton Plumbing choose to do business.
In the event that we can cannot repair your home’s hot water heater, we can provide options for replacement. With all of our water heater installation services we include free disposal of your old hot water heater. 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
Typical Water Heater Issues
The issue that most people notice is having no hot water. This can be due to a faulty heating element, thermostat, or even a clogged gas line. While these might sound like very serious issues, the fact is that a trained plumber can fix these problems very easily and cost-effectively. Another easy fix on an electric water heater is a tripped breaker. However, many less than reputable plumbers will simply tell you that you need a new water heater.
Water leaks are also a somewhat common occurrence. If the leak is at the fittings in the water heater piping or even from the drain valve at the base of the water heater, our plumbers can have the leak fixed for you very quickly. However, if the tank itself is leaking, then a replacement will be necessary. There is no safe way to repair a leak in a water heater tank. So any plumber who claims to be able to repair such damage is not being honest with you.
Less common issues with a water heater can impact the temperature of your hot water. In some cases, the water is too hot or too cold. This can be due to a thermostat that is going out but has not yet completely failed. The issue could also be related to a heating element that is nearing the end of its life. Both of these problems can be quickly resolved with a replacement of the old part. As fully licensed plumbers the Heaton Plumbing team is certified to make these replacements and offer a full warranty on the new part and our workmanship.
If you have noticed that your hot water looks dirty or has an odd smell, it is probably not your imagination. If there is corrosion in your tank, the water can begin to have a rusty or brown look to it. Many times this corrosion is coming from the anode. A replacement and tank cleaning will take care of the issue. If the water smells like rotten eggs, this could be another indication that the anode needs to be replaced. Again, this is a relatively simple fix and will cost far less than buying and installing a new water heater.
Water Heaters 101
There are two main categories of water heaters. The first is the traditional model that has a large tank that holds the water while it is being heated and stored. The size of this tank is the limiting factor in how much hot water you can use at one time. Each time hot water is consumed, the tank must heat more water, which requires some time. Traditional water heaters can be configured to heat water using gas or electricity.
One of the less desirable aspects of an electric water heater is that it takes roughly twice as long as a gas model to heat a new tank of water. This process is called the recovery time and should be considered if your home uses a lot of hot water in a short period of time. If you have no gas service to your home, you might want to consider installing a larger electric water heater to provide more hot water before depleting the supply.
The second style of water heater is referred to as an on-demand or tankless water heater. These units only heat water when there is a need for it, and the water is heated as it runs through a pipe. The benefit of tankless water heaters is that there is never a recovery period when you do not have access to hot water. The trade-off for this endless supply of hot water is that these units are more expensive than a traditional style water heater.
Schedule Your Water Heater Repair in Houston Today!
To learn more about your options when replacing a worn-out water heater, call (281) 645-5039 and let one of the Heaton Plumbing pros talk you through your options. He or she can offer advice on which style of water heater will best meet your needs and your budget. Our goal is always to find the perfect solution for our customer that balances performance and cost. We provide honest evaluations when you have an issue and cost-effective solutions because honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of Heaton Plumbing.