Water Heater Repair and Replacement

Your water heater is an essential component of your home’s plumbing system. It provides hot water for your shower, dishes, laundry, and more. However, like any other appliance, it can break down and require repairs or replacement. At Signature Plumbing Company, we offer comprehensive water heater services, including repair and replacement. Our experienced plumbers can help you determine whether your water heater needs repair or replacement and which type of water heater is best suited for your needs.

Water Heater Repair and Replacement

There are two main types of water heaters available in the market:

Conventional Storage Tank Water Heaters

Conventional tank water heaters are the most common type of water heater found in homes. They have a tank that stores and heats a large volume of water, which is then delivered to your taps and showerheads as needed. They come in a variety of sizes and fuel sources, including gas, electric, and propane.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, are becoming increasingly popular due to their energy efficiency and space-saving design. Instead of storing hot water in a tank, they heat water on demand as it flows through the unit. They are typically more expensive than conventional storage tank water heaters but can save you money in the long run due to their energy efficiency.

At Signature Plumbing Company, we have years of experience repairing and replacing water heaters of all types and sizes. Our licensed plumbers use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure your water heater is repaired or replaced quickly and efficiently.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get your water heater back up and running!

Keep Your Home Comfortable with Our Water Heater Services!

There is a reason that Signature Plumbing Company is the #1 water heater service company to call in Plano, Carrollton, Frisco and all of North Dallas. Our plumbing service area includes Carrollton, Plano, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Addison, McKinney, Frisco, The Colony and all surrounding cities.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heater Repair

  1. Lack of hot water: If your water heater is not producing enough hot water, or if the water is lukewarm instead of hot, it may be a sign that the heating element or thermostat needs to be repaired or replaced.
  2. Strange noises: If you hear popping, banging, or cracking noises coming from your water heater, it may be a sign that there is sediment buildup in the tank or that the heating element is failing.
  3. Rusty or discolored water: If the hot water coming out of your faucets is rusty or discolored, it may be a sign that there is corrosion inside the tank, which can lead to leaks and other problems.
  4. Leaks: If you notice water pooling around your water heater or dripping from the tank or pipes, it is important to have the unit inspected as soon as possible to prevent further damage and water damage to your property.
  5. Foul odors: If you smell a foul odor coming from your hot water, it may be a sign that bacteria is growing inside the tank. This can be a health hazard and should be addressed immediately.

It is generally not recommended to attempt to repair a water heater yourself, as it can be dangerous and may cause further damage to the unit. It is best to leave repairs to a professional plumber or water heater technician.

The time it takes to repair a water heater can vary depending on the extent of the damage and the type of repair needed. Minor repairs may only take a few hours, while more complex repairs could take longer.

The cost of water heater repair can vary depending on the type of repair needed and the location of the water heater. Minor repairs may cost a few hundred dollars, while more extensive repairs could cost upwards of a thousand dollars.

A leak detection service uses advanced technology and equipment to accurately locate the source of a slab leak. This enables the plumber to determine the best course of action for repairing or replacing the affected pipes.

On top of your heater you will see water supply and delivery lines. The supply-in pipe brings cold water to the bottom of the tank through something called a dip tube. The delivery, or “hot water” line takes water from the top and sends it throughout your house. For safety, all water heaters are equipped with a T&P valve (temperature-and-pressure relief valve). This valve opens if either the temperature or pressure of the water exceeds a safe limit. The valve is connected to a pipe that runs down the outside of the tank, ending about 6 in. from the floor. It’s a good idea to keep a bucket under the end of the pipe to catch water if the valve opens. It might seem ironic, but the T&P valve should not be connected to a drain. If the valve did open, a sign that a problem exists, you might never know you needed a plumber to look at it.

Today, almost all water heater tanks are constructed with steel, with an interior glass lining inside to help slow down corrosion. Most of the time, corrosion is the biggest reason that tanks fail and your hot water system shuts down. Once rust produces a hole, there are temporary fixes, but the tank should be replaced. All tanks also have an anode rod (sometimes called a dip tube) to arrest corrosion. This magnesium rod helps protect the tank by corroding in place so the steel tank won’t. Because the rod is designed to corrode, it will naturally wear away over time. After this happens, corrosion of the tank itself ramps up. It’s good practice to let Signature Plumbing Company check the anode rod once a year, and replace it when necessary. All tanks have a drain cock to empty the heater, and a valve on the supply pipe allows you to shut down the hot-water plumbing without affecting the cold-water supply to the house. This means we can perform this vital check with minimum intrusion of your home and daily activities. If you do need a new water heater, a good one to consider is listed below.