Water heaters aren’t easy to install, and working with natural gas and other hazardous materials is not for the amateur. Licensed plumbers purchase their equipment from industry wholesalers and distributors to ensure quality and durability.

Homeowners often call a plumber for water heater issues like leaking, noises, or less hot water than usual. A licensed professional can easily diagnose and repair these problems.

Installation

Water Heaters Services In Cincinnati OH can install gas or electric water heaters. They can recommend a model that will meet your home’s needs and your budget. They know local codes and will ensure the water heater installation complies with all plumbing and building requirements.

Installation typically includes removing the old unit and disposing of it. It can also involve any necessary carpentry work, such as creating a space in an attic or utility closet for the new heater to fit. This adds to labor costs and hours worked.

A permit may be required for a water heater installation. Without a permit, you could face legal problems and void your homeowner’s insurance coverage. Water heaters are dangerous, and they must be installed properly. A permit allows a plumbing inspector to examine the installation for many safety-related issues. This includes checking the water heater for proper size, installing a thermal expansion tank, and making sure the temperature and pressure relief valve is correctly sized and located.

Repair

Your water heater works hard every day to provide hot water for showers, dishes and laundry. With regular water heater maintenance, it will continue to work efficiently and last longer.

If you have a minor leak, shut off the water supply and power source to your heater, then call a plumber right away. Minor leaks can turn into major headaches if ignored.

A constant supply of lukewarm water usually means that one or both of the heating elements is defective. In gas water heaters, a low flame may indicate that the thermocouple has failed.

Visiting with a professional for regular maintenance will help prevent unexpected breakdowns and keep warranties from being voided. A plumber will flush your tank and check the temperature pressure relief valve, as well as replace the anode rod. The anode rod is a sacrificial rod that attracts corrosive chemicals in your water and keeps them from rusting the tank liner. It should be replaced at least once a year.

Maintenance

As one of the most used appliances in your home, your water heater needs regular maintenance to ensure it functions properly and safely. This includes a regular inspection that checks for leaks and other problems.

Leaks are a common problem that will lead to serious water damage if not addressed immediately. If you notice water seepage around your water heater, shut off your gas supply and call for a repair right away.

Sediment buildup in your tank can lead to rust and corrosion and shorten the life of your water heater. Our technicians can flush your tank periodically to help extend its lifespan and avoid costly repairs.

Water Heaters Services In Cincinnati OH require proper venting to keep from creating carbon monoxide or fire hazards. If your vents are damaged or cut, we can install replacements to keep your family safe.

Replacement

If your water heater is on its last legs, it may be time to install a new one. Licensed plumbers or appliance professionals can help choose a model that’s right for your home and meet local codes and permit requirements. It can take 2 to 3 hours for a professional to install a new hot water tank, from draining the old model to hooking it up and bringing in new power and water lines.

A leaky water heater should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent damage to the surrounding area and property. Other signs that you need to replace your water heater include a lack of hot water and strange smells.