Water Heater Edwardsville il installation and repair

We are often called upon to repair or replace the water heater Edwardsville IL and surrounding areas. Water heaters that leak water are a common concern for customers. These are the steps to take if water is leaking from your water heater.

  1. Find the shut-off valves just above the water heater. Turn them off to stop the water from flowing. Turn on the hot water knob in a nearby faucet to verify that the heater is shut off. The water should be flowing briefly, then slow down to a trickle.
  2. After the water heater is turned off, please give us a call so we can come out and assess the situation.

These steps may seem like a bother, but it will help you out in the long run if you reduce the amount of damage that the water heater Edwardsville IL can do to the surrounding items.  A leaky water heater is one of the more common ways that we know that the water heater is old and likely in need of replacement.  

Sometimes, water heater repairs are more expensive and will likely soon require replacing them anyways. We will do our best to repair any defective parts, but if the tank leaks, it is impossible to fix it. We recommend homeowners look into a tankless heater if the heater is in serious need of repair. They are more expensive than traditional water heaters but you’ll still be able to get hot water whenever it’s needed. Traditional water heaters will eventually go empty and new water will need to be heated. Tankless heaters will last for longer than traditional heaters.

Are you having trouble with your water heater Edwardsville IL?  Are you seeing water leak out of it or is it not properly heating the water for you?  It doesn’t take long to determine whether or not your water heater is working or not.  Have you ever tried to take a shower without hot water?  It is pretty miserable.  We rely pretty heavily on our water heaters to keep our homes and businesses with hot water at all times.  If you are having trouble with your water heater, be sure to give us a call to have us come out and look at it.

Sometimes water heaters rust out and they have leaks that start to form.  A water heater Edwardsville IL will likely only last you ten years.  Sometimes you can get more out of them, but they are not meant to last forever.  Water heaters can range in different sizes and the larger water heater you get, the more hot water you will have available to you.  The larger the hot water heater though, the more expensive they are to purchase up front.  A Water heater can cost as low as six hundred dollars for a smaller low end water heater.  Some of the larger higher end models can cost two-thousand dollars!  In many cases, a water heater will on average cost around nine hundred to a thousand dollars just for the water heater, and we are not even considering the cost for the materials to install it.

One of the first things that we do when we get a call for water heater repair Edwardsville IL is to make sure that the tank is not leaking due to rust or corrosion.  There are instances where the pressure release valve sometimes will fail and the water heater dumps water on the ground through that release valve.  

In some cases you can get away with replacing the pressure release valve and repairing the water heater, but in most situations, the water heater is just far too old to repair.  

Water heaters do not have a lot of moving parts, so the likelihood of repairing them is pretty slim.  

There are so many water heaters out there that are outdated and old, which is why it is important to have them looked at every ten years or so.  A water heater repair Edwardsville IL job can quickly turn into a water heater replacement job.  

Sure, some houses will get away with a water heater lasting longer than ten years, but you have to consider the quality of the water and how expensive the water heater was initially.  The more expensive the water heater, the longer it could last.

A standard tank water heater will sit idle during the day while you are working, so that water is just sitting there in a metal tank that will rust over time.  

Many people eventually decide to switch to a tankless water heater to avoid having to replace the water heater as often.

Many counties in the St. Louis Metro East area will require a licensed plumber to perform water heater installation Edwardsville IL jobs.  Focused Plumbing has licensed plumbers that can help you with your next project.  This is pretty standard and makes sense due to the amount of plumbing work that could be needed for the install.  For example, if the existing water heater was installed a long time ago, there may not be an expansion tank installed.  An expansion tank is installed to help maintain water pressure while the tank is filling.  If there is a large demand of hot water, the tank may start to empty and the intake will start drawing water from the cold side.  This could create a drop in water pressure throughout the house while the water heater is filling.  An expansion tank is important for any water heater installation Edwardsville IL job.

In some cases, the plumbing needs to be re-installed if the pipe work is not properly sized or the right material for the water heater.  In this situation, a water heater installation job can start to get expensive if a large amount of pipe needs to be replaced throughout the house.  We do our best to fall under a budget so that we can keep the price reasonable for our customers.  It is important to us that we can provide you with a solid product and service while falling into a reasonable price range.  Please give us a call to set up an appointment for us to come out and give you an estimate on your water heater installation.

 One really great option to ensure that you will have hot water on demand for as long as you need it is to have a tankless water heater Edwardsville IL.  A tankless water heater essentially heats the water as you need it.  You will turn on the hot water faucet and within seconds the water will be hot and it will stay hot for as long as you need it.  One really great reason to have a tankless water heater is that you will not have to waste utilities trying to maintain the heated water during the day when you are likely not needing it as much.  Imagine all of the money you will save by not having to heat water that you are not using?

You will be surprised at how much hot water is heated when it doesn’t need to be.  A tankless water heater Edwardsville IL will give you the hot water that you need, when you need it.  Now you don’t have to fight with your family members for who gets to have the hot shower first!  You can have hot water for as many people as you want now, and you don’t have to worry about the water getting colder as you take your shower.

Give us a call to schedule a time for our licensed plumber to come out and look at what you have going on.  It may be as simple as swapping out your old water heater for a new tankless heater.  Be sure to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!