If your electric water heater is giving you nothing but icy cold showers, book your water heater repair with Tom’s Plumbing & Drain Service, LLC, and we’ll warm things up for you!
We will make sure that your water heater gets fixed with a warranty or ongoing cover for the cost of future repairs.
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Our skill and expertise in water heater repair come with a fixed cost, with no call-out or hidden charges.
All the parts and labor are included in our price. We will also give you unlimited call-outs if something goes wrong with your water heater after we’ve fixed it.
When your water heater is not giving you the warm, relaxing bath you expect, even when you are without a houseful of people, it’s time to spend some time evaluating your electric water heater.
You can notice a variety of symptoms when your water heater is not working as it should.
The symptoms of a broken water heater include issues with water temperature, leaks, discoloration, odor, and unusual noise.
Let’s look into each one of them in detail:
These are the most common problems encountered by users of electric water heaters.
Water temperature issues can also be experienced in two different ways:
When you turn on your faucet and you get the chilly, cold water instead of a warm, comforting temperature, it is usually caused by either of these three:
If you are not sure how to handle the problem, we have water heater expert technicians who can diagnose what is causing the problem.
Here’s what we do:
The best possible reason when the water is not warm enough can be either of the three:
We troubleshoot this water problem issue by checking to make sure that the heater has 75 percent of its capacity as hot water to rule out the undersized water heater possibility.
If your water heater is undersized, we can make a new water heater installation according to your needs.
Next, we rule out a crossed connection by turning off the water supply and turning on a hot water faucet then replacing an electrical element that may not be working. We also make sure to clear any sediment.
A water heater that has a leaking shut-off valve needs immediate attention.
We have the right tools and expertise for this kind of water heater repair and fix leaking problems following these steps:
Water heater leaks can be caused by different malfunctions of the elements in the water heater system including:
When you are experiencing tank leak issues, you can switch to a tankless water heater that we can install for you.
The equipment lasts about twice as long and takes up about one-quarter of the space in your basement.
Rust-colored water from your water heater can be caused by corrosion inside a glass-lined tank or a failing sacrificial anode rod.
The decaying sacrificial anode rod can release hydrogen, causing a smell like rotten eggs.
Our water heater experts have dealt with issues like this in the past years.
To address this type of need for water heater repair, these steps are being done:
We have expert water heater technicians who can determine if you need to have replacements for the zinc-alloy anode or the lining of your water heater.
We can also determine if the best possible solution to this problem is to replace the water heater system as a whole.
There are typically two types of odd noises that you will hear from a water heater that needs repair.
If you hear a low, rumbling noise, it can indicate boiling water caused by overheating due to sediment build-up.
Our technicians deal with this issue by flushing your water heater to remove the sediments.
Another odd noise that you might hear from your water heater is a high-pitched, whining noise that can be caused by a build-up of scales on the electrical elements of your water heater.
We usually treat this problem by flushing and then cleaning the scales from the water heater tank and elements.
Then, we install low-watt-density heating elements with a larger surface area for greater heat-transfer efficiency.
Avoid the cost and hassle of finding a last-minute water heater technician by giving us a call at 504-732-1733.