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.