Water Heater Replacement

Water heater replacement services since 1973

Our plumber’s are water heater replacement experts. Over our 38 years of providing plumbing services, we have replaced thousands of water heaters. But, how do you know when it is time to replace your water heater or just get it repaired?

Should I get my my water heater replaced or repaired?

The typical water heater life expectancy is between eight and twelve years. This will vary depending on the manufacture, water heater design, water quality, quality of installation and if the regularly scheduled maintenance has been performed.

If your water heater is older than the typical life expectancy and it has stopped working or you are seeing leakage, it is probably time to replace. Replacement will not only help to ensure a continuous flow of hot water for years to come, newer hot water heaters are more energy efficient than those being manufactured ten or more years ago. Replacing your old hot water heater with a new one will help cut energy costs.

But, replacement is not always necessary. Sometime just a component needs to be replace. If you are having troubles with your water heater, call on the Plumbing Joint and one of our trained plumbers can evaluate the situation and help you decide if you should repair or replace your hot water heater.

Troubleshooting common hot water heater problems

Besides leakage, which may require the repair or replacement of hot water heater components, the most common problem is that the water coming from the heater isn’t hot enough. Usually the problem is a faulty heating element or thermostat. You can check the following to troubleshoot these issues:

Electric water heater

  • Remove sediment from the tank by flushing the heater
  • Insulate the pipes
  • Reset the thermostat and/or make sure the power is connected
  • Replace the heating element or thermostat
  • Raise the temperature setting

Gas water heater

  • Remove sediment from the tank by flushing the heater
  • Make sure that the gas is connected and the pilot light is lit
  • Insulate the water pipes
  • Raise the temperature setting
  • Replace the thermocoupler or clean the gas burner