Water Heater Repair & Water Heater Installation
Among all of the modern conveniences we appreciate in our homes, a water heater has to be at the top of the list.
There’s nothing like a nice, hot shower at the end of a busy day to relax and unwind. Whether you’re moving into a new home or it’s time to replace your existing water heater, you should choose a licensed and insured professional to install or repair your water heater system. A poorly-installed water heater can cause plumbing problems in your home and is a safety hazard.
How Water Heaters Work
Water Heaters are relatively simple systems that use gas, propane, or electricity to heat water on demand that then flows through a faucet or fixture.
There are several types of water heaters. The most common is storage water heaters. Usually located in a closet near your washing machine, this water heater is a cylindrical tank with pipes protruding from the top. These water heaters store water, heating it with gas, propane, or electricity.
Tankless heaters have improved water heating technology and are now becoming more popular. Instead of warming the water in a tank, tankless heaters instead heat the water as it flows through the unit on its way to a faucet or fixture. This results in hotter water that is available more quickly.
Reasons for Water Heater Repair
Although your water heater does most of its work when someone in your home takes a bath or shower, it’s also used when you need hot water to clean dishes or wash clothes. Because we depend on water heaters daily, it’s important that to make sure they’re properly maintained. Repairing water heaters is a complicated and potentially dangerous process—you should never attempt to do it yourself.
- Low pressure through hot water valves
- Hot water runs out quickly/heating is slow
- Water is extremely hot regardless of valve setting
- Puddles of water found near water heater
- No hot water throughout home
- Discolored or odorous water
- Professional Water Heater Services
Water heaters are one of the few appliances found within a home that should only be serviced by a licensed and insured professional. There are many components of a water heater that can severely injure someone who isn’t properly equipped or trained. Properly diagnosing a water heater involves using several testing tools, and a careless move can expose a technician to scalding water or over 200 volts of electricity.
Our FloHawks Plumbing + Septic technicians are available 24/7, 365 days a year including nights, weekends, holidays and for emergencies to help you with your water heater or any other household plumbing or septic issue you may have.