Arcadia Hot Water Heater Repair and Installation

If you live in Arcadia you might have to get up early if you have to commute into downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tempe. The last thing you need is cold water coming out of your hot water heater bringing a freezing halt to your morning routine.

That wake-up call may be a signal that it’s time for a new hot water heater or it may be just a replacement part that’s needed.

Contacting a Rooter & Plumbing Service professional can be the only move needed to get hot water flowing again. We cover homes in Arcadia and greater Phoenix and we specialize in quickly tracking down the issue and determining the cheapest, fastest solution for your household.

Hot Water Heater Check-ups in Arcadia and Phoenix

Your water heater may have stopped over a simple issue that can be quickly remedied. A tripped fuse may have shut off power to your unit. This is simple to check and turn back on if that’s the problem. We are happy to come out and check for a fuse problem or a bigger electrical issue.

A blown fuse can also be an issue for gas-burning models, but these units can also have a pilot light go out. People with experience around gas lines can relight a pilot light themselves. If you feel uncomfortable with this in any way, one of our plumbers can do the relighting and check for other potential problems.

More Concerning Water Heater Issues

The issue with your water heater may be more serious and it’s not always just about the temperature of the water.  Your family may not have enough hot water to make it through a morning of heavy use. This can mean your hot water tank is filling up with sediment. This makes for less room to store hot water. A flush may be needed to restore your water heater’s capacity.

Your water heater might be putting out dirty or smelly water. A flush can help with this problem. The anode rod inside the tank may also be corroded. These rods need to be replaced every five years to combat corrosion in your tank. When they go bad you can start to see discoloration in the water.

For other issues, our plumbers can determine whether you need a repair or if a total replacement is necessary. We will never advise you to make a purchase you don’t need. If a simple fix is all that’s needed then that is what we’ll do.

Standard tank water heaters can generally last anywhere from 8-12 years or more depending on usage. At the end of that range, you may start seeing more issues.

Some of the most common larger problems with water heaters are here:

  • Leaking Water Heater – A leak around a unit can mean a few things. If the water line going into a water heater is leaking a repair can usually be made. If the tank itself is leaking there’s generally not a lot to be done. A new water heater is needed.
  • Heating Element Fix – The two heating elements in an electric hot water heater may be the problem. They may be able to be replaced as long as nothing else is wrong with the unit.
  • New Thermostat Needed – The thermostat tells the heating elements when to heat. These can be replaced when they stop working.
  • Gas Control Issues – A gas-powered water heater can have trouble at the valve that controls the gas that is sent to the unit. This valve also cuts the gas when there’s a safety risk. A new valve can go in.
  • Thermocouple Problems– This sensor monitors the pilot light and lets gas from the gas control valve through when it’s functioning. If there’s a problem you won’t get gas to the unit and you won’t be able to ignite your pilot light.

A New Water Heater Compared to Your Old Water Heater?

It may be time for your old water heater to be hauled off.  Before you wave goodbye, you should consider some updates to water heaters in the time since you last put one in.

The size of your water heater will be an important decision. You may not be able to get the same size you have now because in the past decade water heaters have gotten more efficient by becoming more insulated. Unfortunately, this can make them bigger around, even if they’re the same capacity as your old unit. So your new tank may not fit in the space where the old tank was. You may also want to go up in size if your family has gotten bigger and you need more hot water.

If your family needs more hot water a tankless water heater may be your best bet.  These units have been on the market for several decades now. They are more expensive, but last longer and are more efficient. The biggest boost of course is that they never run out of hot water.

Water Heater Consultation in Arcadia and Phoenix

Once you’ve had a shower go cold, you never want to experience that horror again. Don’t try to guess what’s wrong with your water heater. Let our experts take a look at the problem and determine your fastest route to bringing piping hot water back.

For issues with a water heater anywhere around Phoenix, please talk to Rooter & Plumbing Service to get an expert, local recommendation on repairs or replacement.

If you contact us today, we will be happy to provide you with a consultation to discuss the best option for your household.

About Rooter and Plumbing Services

Rooter & Plumbing Service in Phoenix, AZ is owned by Ron, an experienced expert, who has been servicing the Phoenix metro area since 1982. Ron believes in hard work, dedication and honesty and is willing to provide the best advice to all callers.

Rooter & Plumbing Service in Phoenix, AZ is able to offer lower and more reasonable prices because Ron believes in keeping his company small and personal. You can depend on qualified plumbers to take care of your plumbing repairs as well as sewer and drain cleaning needs. Rooter & Plumbing Service in Phoenix, AZ thanks you for providing us the opportunity to serve you and guarantees full satisfaction to all our customers.

What We Cover

We specialize in allowing our customers to speak directly to a plumber when they call. We are happy to give free advice over the phone and provide pricing on most jobs. Sewer rooter and drain cleaning is our primary focus. We do sewer inspections and repairs as well as locating. We do residential repairs and install fixtures such as disposals, faucets, toilets, hose bibs, angle stop valves and water heaters. We are not accepting re-pipe or remodel jobs of any kind at this time. We accept all major credit cards and take over the phone payments from out of town property owners.

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(602) 290-1448
530 E. McDowell Rd. Suite 303
Phoenix AZ 85004

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