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Water Heater Repair

Water Heater Repair

When stepping into the shower, no one wants to be met with a shiver-inducing splash of cold water. Such a scenario reminds us just how essential hot water is in our daily lives. If you’re struggling with a dysfunctional water heater, call Express Plumbing & Rooter. We offer a wide selection of premium services including new gas or electric water heater tank installation, hot water heater tank replacement, and water heater repair in Orange & Los Angeles Counties. 

Routine Water Heater Maintenance Tips

The secret to a long-lived and reliable water heater is regular maintenance. Here's how you can keep your unit in top shape:

  • Inspect Regularly: Once every few months, take a look at your water heater. Check for any signs of leakage or rusting at the top and bottom of the tank.
  • Flush the Tank Annually: Sediment can build up and affect your heater's efficiency. Draining the tank once a year can help prevent this buildup.
  • Check the Anode Rod: This rod protects the tank from corrosion. If more than 6 inches of the core wire is visible or the rod is coated with calcium, it’s time to replace it.
  • Adjust the Temperature: Setting your heater to around 120 degrees Fahrenheit can prevent scalding and reduce energy usage.

Symptoms of a Failing Water Heater

A water heater repair in Orange & Los Angeles Counties can get your unit back to normal, but only if the issue is addressed promptly. Stay alert to the health of your water heater by watching for these signs:


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  • Water Temperature Issues: If your water is too hot, too cold, or takes too long to reheat, it’s a telltale sign something’s amiss.
  • Strange Noises: Banging, creaking, or popping noises can indicate sediment buildup or a malfunctioning element.
  • Murky Water: Cloudy or rusty water suggests corrosion inside the tank or a failing anode rod.
  • Leaks: Puddles around your water heater are a clear indication of a problem that needs immediate attention.
  • Inconsistent Water Flow: If hot water seems to unexpectedly cut out, the issue may lie with the heater’s inner workings.

The Life Expectancy of Your Water Heater

Most water heaters have a lifespan of 8 to 12 years. However, this duration can vary based on maintenance, usage, installation quality, and water quality. To maximize your water heater’s life expectancy, follow our maintenance tips, and consider a professional inspection every few years.

DIY Fixes vs. Professional Repairs

When it comes to water heater repair, there’s a fine line between what you can do yourself and when it's time to call in the pros. Simple tasks like flushing the tank might be manageable for a handy homeowner. However, for more complex issues such as replacing elements, fixing gas connections, or addressing electrical faults, professional services are crucial for safety and the longevity of your unit.

Energy Efficiency and Your Water Heater

A water heater that's running efficiently can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. Here are a few ways to boost your unit’s efficiency:

  • Insulate the Tank: Wrapping your tank in an insulating blanket can reduce standby heat losses by 25-45% and save you about 7-16% in water heating costs.
  • Install Low-Flow Fixtures: Low-flow showerheads and faucets can significantly reduce your hot water usage.
  • Go Tankless: Consider upgrading to a tankless water heater, which heats water on demand and can be more energy-efficient.
  • Routine Maintenance: A well-maintained water heater runs more efficiently, so don't skip on the upkeep.

Do You Need a Hot Water Heater Tank Replacement in Los Angeles & Orange Counties?

Heeding the early distress signals and performing regular maintenance can keep your hot water flowing smoothly. But when the fixes get complex or your unit is nearing its grand finale, professional help is your best bet. Let the team at Express Plumbing & Rooter help. Whether you need a tankless water heater tank installation, or a gas or electric water heater repair, we specialize in swift, thorough services that ensure you’re never left in the cold. Contact our office to learn more or to schedule a time for your next repair service or hot water heater tank replacement in Los Angeles & Orange Counties.


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