Our Water Heater Replacement and Repair Services
Water heaters are an essential appliance in any home or building, as they provide hot water for various purposes such as bathing, washing clothes, and cooking. However, like any other appliance, they can sometimes break down and require repair or replacement.
Water Heater Replacement
When repairing your old water heater just doesn’t fix the problem or if your water heater is beyond repair, Maroon Plumbing can install a new water heater for your home or business. Our professional team has experience in installing new water heaters including traditional tank water heaters and tankless water heaters, and even hybrids.
Traditional water heaters are still the most common type of water heaters in both residential and commercial properties. These types of water heaters heat water that is stored in a tank. When you turn on the tap on your faucet, the hot water empties from the tank and then is refilled. You must then wait for the water in the tank to heat up again before you can have more hot water. This is why homes often run out of hot water after multiple showers or a load of clothes or dishes runs. These appliances are powered by gas or electricity and are more affordable than tankless units, but they are also less energy efficient.
Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, have a bit of a higher price tag initially. However, because they are more efficient, they can save homeowners and business owners money on their utility bills each month. These water heaters operate differently than their predecessors in that they heat the water on demand. The water passes through a heating element on its way straight into the shower or faucet tap when it is turned on. While the high-efficiency rating of these water heaters is a big selling point, the most impressive benefit they have to offer most consumers is that they provide endless hot water as needed. That means there never is a shortage of hot water within a home or business, and there is no wait time for tank reheating.
Water Heater Repair
In many instances, issues with a water heater can be repaired without the need for replacement. Some common water heater problems, such as an extinguished pilot light, can be repaired by the homeowner or property owner, but care should always be taken when attempting to assess or repair a water heater. Many water heater repairs should only be done by a licensed professional plumber. Attempting to repair a water heater on your own can be dangerous and can also cause further damage to the unit. When in doubt, call Maroon Plumbing. Common water heater issues that we service include:
- Leaking tank. If you notice water pooling around the base of your water heater, it may be a sign of a leaking tank. This is a serious problem that requires immediate attention, as it can lead to flooding and water damage. Call the professionals at Maroon Plumbing — we can inspect the unit and determine whether the tank needs to be repaired or replaced.
- Strange noises. If you hear strange noises coming from your water heater, such as popping, crackling, or rumbling, it may be due to sediment buildup in the tank. Over time, minerals and other sediments can accumulate at the bottom of the tank, causing these noises. To solve this problem, you will need a professional plumber to drain and flush your tank to remove the sediment.
- Faulty heating element. If the water heater is electric, and is not producing enough hot water, it may be due to a faulty heating element. This is a relatively simple repair that involves replacing the faulty element with a new one, but again, it’s best left to the experience of licensed and trained professional plumbers.
Regular Maintenance for Water Heaters
We offer maintenance services for water heaters to prolong the life of your unit and help keep it functioning as efficiently as possible. Water heater maintenance generally includes steps such as testing and replacing the TPR valve, checking the anode rod, draining the tank to remove sediment, adjusting the temperature, and flushing the water heater once or twice per year to prevent sediment buildup and corrosion. We recommend having your water heater serviced annually to check the pressure relief valve and thermostat, among other essential components.
Contact Maroon Plumbing Today
Whether you have a small or big problem with your residential or commercial water heater, waiting to call a professional plumber is the worst thing you can do outside of ignoring the issue altogether. The quicker problems are addressed, the less damage they can potentially cause, and the less money it will cost the owner in the long run. If you are experiencing water heater issues or want to update your existing water heater system, call Maroon Plumbing today at (979) 985-3500. You can contact us online, too. We are experienced, insured, and licensed, and we have a great reputation for providing quality plumbing services in College Station.