Greater Pittsburgh Hot Water Heater Repair & Installation Services

You may never even think about your home’s water heater until there is a problem. When your home’s water heater breaks it can be a major inconvenience for you and your family. Common problems with your water heater may go unnoticed for years if the unit is not maintained by professional plumber. We recommend that any water heater problem be reviewed by one of our licensed plumbers to ensure the safe operation of your water heater for the days, weeks, and months ahead.

Our experienced plumbers have provided water heater repairs and new water heater installations for over 60 years to the Greater Pittsburgh and surrounding communities. You can rest assured that by calling McDonald Plumbing & HVAC we will provide a water heater solution that is efficient, effective, and backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Troubleshooting Common Water Heater Problems

Generally most water heaters will provide one or more warning signs that they are about to fail. These common water heater problems present themselves as:

  • Banging, Creaking, Whining, or Knocking Sounds
  • No Hot Water
  • Leaking Hot Water Tank
  • Water Around the Base of the Water Heater
  • Discolored, Rust-Colored Hot Water

If you’re experiencing any of these signs and symptoms, you should consider having a professional plumber review your hot water system. In some cases, replacing your water heater may be required depending on the age or condition of your hot water heater.

Call McDonald Plumbing & HVAC to have one of our experienced water heater repair specialists review your system, identify the problem, and provide you options on a water heater repair or new water heater installation.

If you’re just building an new home or already know that your water heater needs replacing, our certified plumbers will be happy to review your current needs, the site of installation, and provide you an estimate on fixing your water heater or having a new water heater installed.

Typical Water Heater Repairs & Maintenance

Sometimes your water heater may still be operational, but may not be working optimally. In these cases sometimes only a part needs to be replaced. In other cases lack of hot water may be due to the water heater’s unit heating element (or gas thermocouple, if you’re using a gas fueled water heater) may be broken or need to be replaced to prevent a complete shutdown. While this repair may appear to be simple, we recommend that any repair to your hot water tank be completed by experienced plumber to ensure the repair is properly completed.

Every water heater may have a different procedure to complete a repair or maintenance. Our service technicians are trained on many water heater makes and models – no matter if your water heater system is gas, electric, or tankless water heaters. You can rest assured that the professionals at McDonald Plumbing and HVAC will find the water heater problem and be able to address your plumbing problem in a friendly and cost-effective manner.

Do It Yourself (DIY) Water Heater Repairs

Often times a water heater problem may present itself in a confusing way. A lot of times attempting to fix the problem can lead to more problems. Because modern water heaters can include complicated electrical systems which regulate the unit’s performance – a one-size-fits-all solution may not work with your particular hot water heater.

While a handyman or a “do it yourselfer” may be able to identify a problem, fixing the problem may not be as straightforward. To complete a water heater installation or repair, we always recommend speaking to one of our licensed plumbers as any small error or mistake can lead to serious problems down the road. In some cases there may be carbon monoxide leaks, plumbing leaks, water heater malfunction, the risk of scalding, or even explosions! We recommend that all water heaters be serviced by an experienced plumber to ensure you and your family can trust that any water heater repairs.

Trust the plumbing experts at McDonald Plumbing & HVAC with over 60 years of experience. We have the skills and the experience to ensure that your home’s plumbing and its appliances are properly installed and maintained.

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Kenneth McDonald Plumbing & HVAC is your comprehensive provider of plumbing solutions in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Our team of plumbers are trained on every plumbing problem you may encounter in your home or business. Our top rated plumbers are distinguished for outstanding service, insight, and aptitude. If ever you find yourself in a plumbing crisis, we’re here to answer your needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We pair industry leading home heating systems with a carefully selected team of professionals. We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction not only today, but for many years to come!

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