Water Heater Repair & Installation Services in Brookfield, IL
The water heater in your home is responsible for providing you with the hot water you need for showering, washing dishes, and using the various appliances in your home. When they break down, it can cause a major inconvenience in your home, and pose the risk for significant water damage. At Allan E Power Plumbing Heating & Cooling our experts can help solve these issues through our industry leading water heater services.
See what our satisfied customers have to say about our services here, and call us to get the very best solutions for the water heater in your La Grange home today!
What causes water heater problems?
Water heater problems differ depending on whether you have an electric or gas water heater. Some of the most common water heater issues include:
- Electric Units: Electric water heaters have one or two elements which extend from the water inside the heater, to the outside, along the side of the heater. These elements heat the water and keep it at an appropriate temperature. A water heater problem occurs when these elements wear out causing the water to not heat or to turn cold too quickly.
- Gas Units: A common problem with a gas heater is that the pilot light may go out. If this is the case, the pilot light needs to be lit by a professional. The thermocouple also needs to be checked to see if it is functioning properly. These conditions will cause the water to be cool or cold.
- Thermostats: Both electric and gas water heaters have a thermostat which determines the temperature of the water. If the thermostat needs to be replaced or reset, it will cause the temperature of the water to lack heat.
- Wear & Tear: Sediment may accumulate in the tank of the water heater causing the water to be a rusty color. If this is the case, the tank needs to be flushed. A worn water heater tank may cause a leak when the minerals in the water cause the steel in the tank to corrode.
No matter what the reason may be for the damage in your water heater, our expert plumbers can provide you with an efficient repair solutions in no time!
How long do units typically last?
The conventional water heater with a storage tank typically lasts 8 to 12 years. You may get 10 to 13 years of life from your water heater if you have it checked and maintained by a professional plumbing service on an annual basis.
When should you repair vs. replace your water heater?
When deciding whether or not you should repair or replace a unit, there are many things to consider. For one, the age of the unit is critical. Newer models can be repaired for the most part, while older models have a higher likelihood of needing to be replaced.
A leaking water heater must almost always need to be replaced. Typically, it is more cost efficient to replace a leaking or old water heater with a newer and more energy efficient model.
In some instances however we can repair a failing element, broken thermostat, and ineffective valve stick. Additionally, the pilot light may go out which can be lit by us. When there is an issue with your water heater, our experts can help you solve it with our knowledgeable and professional services.
How can you avoid problems in the future?
Keeping your water heater in good condition is a matter of regular maintenance and care. You can avoid problems by getting a periodic maintenance check by our expert plumbers. The tank should be flushed on an annual basis to keep sediment from accumulating.
Additionally, we can provide repair services when needed. If the repairs outweigh the cost of replacements, then we can also help you choose a new unit and install it for you. Our factory trained plumbing technicians can ensure that the unit is installed perfectly the first time we go out.
For all your La Grange water heater services look to Allan E Power Plumbing Heating & Cooling. Call us at (708) 352-1670 and schedule expert maintenance, repair, and replacement solutions today!