A regular supply of hot water is essential in our homes for cleanliness and comfort. Without access to hot water, your family may have health issues and a lot of inconvenience in routine things like showering or washing dishes. A water heater is a standard fixture in most American homes, and they are generally sturdy and well-functioning for a number of years. But as the average water heater lasts from 8-12 years, if your unit is on the upper end of this range, a repair may be all you need, but you may also need to consider a replacement.
Pristine Plumbing’s first priority is always to assess the water heater unit to see if a repair is in order. Sometimes the replacement of a faulty component or another fix is all that is needed. This is the fastest and most economical option, and we will always pursue this avenue first.
There are two types of water heaters: the tank-type and the tankless. These two can run on either electricity or fuel, depending on what you prefer.
Tank-type water heaters are the traditional type you will commonly see in older homes across the country. They have a larger storage with 3 pipes attached– one is for the cold water which will be converted by the heat receptors; one is to bring the hot water out; and the other is a safety feature which prevents water from getting too hot or the pressure inside the heater from being too high. A tank-type water heater typically heats up cold water and stores it so there’s always enough hot water ready for the next person to use when needed.
If you have a tankless water heater, it is usually smaller and more compact than the traditional water heaters. Also known as on-demand water heaters, they only produce hot water once the unit is turned on. Tankless water heaters are more ideal for smaller spaces as they only have a smaller storage capacity than the traditional ones. They are also more cost effective as they only produce hot water when needed.
Here in Tacoma, Pristine Plumbing is your leading provider of quality plumbing services. We are a licensed and fully trained team of plumbing contractors ready to serve you whenever needed. From fixing clogged sinks to replacing an existing heater, we are well equipped to help you. Save yourself time and money by booking an appointment with our team of experts in the field of plumbing today. We can guarantee that we’ll be able to deliver outstanding service to you and your household in no time.
Hot Water Heater Repair Tacoma
Of course an outdated hot water heater is more likely to need a repair, but occasionally an incorrect installation or a faulty part may be the culprit. Pristine Plumbing will check these things and exhaust repair options before moving on to a replacement. If our expert plumbers determine that a new hot water heater is in order, we have many options for you to consider.
Sometimes, you may have an inefficient unit and we can find you a much more energy-efficient option. At times your tank size may be too large or too small for your hot water consumption needs. We are happy to discuss these considerations. We also may see that a tankless water heater installation is an attractive choice for your Tacoma residence or business, depending on your electrical and space considerations. These come in both gas and electric options.
One of the most common issues you may encounter with your water heater are leaks. There are a number of pipes installed in your heater, so this is something inevitable. Typically, people will resort to band-aid solutions when it comes to leaks since there are over-the-counter products you can buy to patch them up. However, these are temporary and there’s a great chance that the same problem will arise in the future.
If you want to make sure all the pipes are in great condition, you can have your plumber check it and recommend the best solution for it. Pipes are prone to corrosion which normally happens over time as water always passes through them. When this happens, your plumber might recommend that a replacement pipe should be installed.
Temperature issues is another common problem one might have with their existing water heater. If you’ve had your water heater for a long time, you might find that the water isn’t as hot as it used to be when you first had it installed. On the other hand, there are instances where the heaters produce water that’s too hot to be used for bathing or cleaning. If you notice any changes in the temperature, you may consult it with your plumber. Oftentimes, there are problems with the thermostat and while you can sometimes do some twisting and turning to bring it back to its original temperature, a broken thermostat is something a plumber is more capable of fixing.
Another temperature-related problem with your water heating unit is when the water takes too long to heat. This can be such a hassle, especially when it’s freezing during winter and you have to do the dishes or take a bath. This may be an indication that you need a water heater replacement as the existing one may have already run its course. You can discuss this with your plumber so you can weigh out options and pick the best one to replace your old water heater.
Hot Water Tank Repair Tacoma
While no one enjoys being without hot water, Pristine Plumbing can provide fast and professional services with courtesy and consideration for your financial considerations. Knowing that your new water heater unit will last up to 12 years will also provide you peace of mind that you will not have the same problem anytime soon! Whether we repair or install your water heater, we will clean up our work, make sure your water heater is secured properly per Pierce County or King County codes, and leave you will your supply of hot water restored. We look forward to serving you at your Tacoma residence or business.