Water Heater Repair Services
When you don’t have hot water, or your water heater isn’t working properly, you can trust the experts at Grasshopper for professional water heater repair near you. Our certified technicians can diagnose and repair any type of water heater problem. They arrive promptly equipped with the tools and parts to address the underlying issue, no matter its size or scope. Regardless of the brand or model, we’ll provide a cost-effective repair that restores hot water and extends the life of the system.
Can My Water Heater Be Repaired?
Many homeowners don’t realize it, but they use their water heaters multiple times a day. You put the system to work when you wash your hands, do laundry, run the dishwasher, or shower. A water heater is prone to developing problems over time. Its age, frequency of use, and water quality can affect its performance and efficiency.
As soon as our team arrives, we’ll assess the problem and determine all available options to repair it. If necessary, an energy-efficient replacement that meets the needs of your household will be suggested.
What Issues Can You Address?
At Grasshopper, our technicians can address a range of issues, including:
- Little or No Hot Water: If your system isn’t producing hot water or it runs out quickly, check the thermostat setting. The ideal setting is between 120℉ and 140℉. If resetting the temperature doesn’t work, a faulty heating element or burner can be the cause. Hot water may also be limited if the tank isn’t the right size for your home or is located outdoors or in an uninsulated area.
- Loud Noises: Water heaters typically make very little noise. Call a plumbing contractor if you hear loud rumbling, knocking, or clanging sounds. These noises often mean sediment is building up in the tank, especially if there’s abnormally hard water in your area. Sediment can cause the system to take longer to heat water and strain or wear out the system.
- Leaks: If water is pooling around the tank or the pipes connected to it, the only way to stop the leak is for a contractor to provide emergency water heater repair. Water leaks can damage floors, walls, and furniture, as well as cause mold. A technician can fix a loose connection or replace a leaking pipe. If the tank is cracked and leaking, the water heater may have to be replaced.
However, if you see rust forming on your water heater near the water inlet or hot water comes out looking rust-colored, the unit must be replaced. There’s no long-term fix for a rust problem. A large leak is imminent, so installing a new water heater avoids a mess and costly cleanup.
Meanwhile, an odor from your water heater can mean bacteria are growing inside it, which a professional can address by disinfecting the tank or increasing the water temperature temporarily. Or, it can mean hydrogen sulfide has caused metal components to deteriorate.
How Long Does a Water Heater Last?
On average, water heaters last about eight to 12 years. But not every unit has the same life expectancy. The type, design, and location of the system are factors, as are the quality of installation and whether you’ve kept up with regular maintenance.