Water Heater Repair
When your home loses hot water, it’s normal to panic. After all, the modern home uses hot water all day long, from a morning shower to running the dishwasher. So when your hot water starts acting up, you need help—fast.
At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we’ve been providing Marion water heater repair service since 1969. Since then, we’ve been dedicated to offering our customers the highest levels of craftsmanship and customer service. With our team of highly trained, fully licensed, and insured plumbing technicians, you can count on Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling to get your hot water flowing again.
Our experts have the experience and the skills to handle any plumbing challenge they might encounter, including water heater repair service. With on-call technicians available, you’ll get the help you need if you have a plumbing emergency.
While the lack of hot water is the most obvious sign that something is wrong with your water heater, it’s certainly not the only indication you need a water heater repair. Here are some of the most common problems you might encounter:
You might notice that at times your water comes out piping hot, while other times it’s barely lukewarm. Usually, the difference is inconsistent, meaning you can’t predict the temperature based on the time of day, the location of the faucet, or other factors. When this happens, it usually indicates you have a problem with your heating element.
Most water heaters have a large tank that holds between 20-80 gallons of water, which heats throughout the day. If you run out of hot water sooner than you usually do—or you’re not getting any hot water at all—it’s likely due to one of two reasons.
The first reason is that your water heater is too small for your current needs, and you may need an upgrade to a larger tank. The second reason is usually related to your heating element, which may have either failed or become corroded, limiting its ability to heat your water effectively.
Over time, your water heater will accumulate sediment at the bottom of the tank. Without draining the tank annually as part of a regular maintenance routine, that sediment can make its way into your water supply, turning your water red or brown or flicking it with minerals.
If your plumbing technician drains the tank but it doesn’t fix the problem, you may have corrosion, or rust, on the inside of your tank. If that’s the case, your best bet is to replace your water heater.
It’s not uncommon for your water heater to make some noises. However, when that sound gets louder and includes bangs, cracks, or pops, it’s a good indication that your water heater has a problem. Because there are several reasons why your heater might be making these noises, it’s important to call in a professional as soon as possible.
The severity of a water heater leak depends almost entirely on where the leak is located. If your heater is leaking from the drain valve at the bottom of your tank, it’s a relatively easy fix for a professional. If it’s anywhere else in your tank, you’ll be better off investing in a new water heater.
While our first instinct is to repair your water heater, there’s always a chance that your best option will be installing a new unit. Over time, the wear and tear on your equipment accumulate, and after 10-15 years, even the best-maintained water heater will need to be replaced. If you think it might be time to replace your water heater, contact the team at Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, and we’ll help guide you through the process.
The experts at Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling are proud to offer water heater repair in Marion and the surrounding area. We’re committed to improving our community, one home at a time, from large-scale installations to repairing a single faucet. If you need help with your water heater repair, contact us today to schedule your service call.