Nothing is worse than the shock of cold water when you want a warm and relaxing shower. You rely on your water heater for showering, washing and more. Trust its maintenance, installation, and repair to the experts at PlumbCrazy. We are experienced with all things water heater in the Abingdon, MD and Bel Air, MD area.
We stock most models of water heaters, including gas power vent, gas atmospheric vent, and electric. We are an A.O. Smith Authorized Service Provider and we keep many of the parts in stock, to make sure we have the parts you need on hand. Most systems can be replaced the same day if needed. When you call, we'll provide you with a comprehensive quote for the entire replacement of the unit, so you'll know upfront what the cost will be, without any hidden charges. We'll also haul away the old unit, saving you the headache of getting rid of it.
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A Functioning Water Heater Is Indispensable
Before water heaters existed, homeowners would need to rely on boiling water for things like dishes, laundry, and washing. With that in consideration, it’s easy to appreciate how simple the invention of the water heater has made our lives. With a water heater, we can easily get hot water to make washing more efficient and showering more comfortable. Most homes include a water heater which satisfied the minimum requirements of the home, but will likely not be able to meet the demands of hot water required by the family, causing it to fail.
Common Water Heater Repairs
Since we rely so much on our water heater, it makes it that much more painful when something goes wrong. Some of the most common water heater issues we see include:
- Thermostat problems: The thermostat is what reports temperature to the heater. If the thermostat is broken, you may experience a lack of hot water, or too much hot water.
- Wear and tear: A typical water heater lasts about 10 years. In that time it can be subject to wear and tear that can cause breakdowns.
- Electrical issues: With modern water heaters, there are more electrical components that can malfunction or break.
- Structural problems: A crack or leak in your water heater can lead to many water heater problems, one of the most frustrating of these issues is pooling water around the system or mold growing near the leak.
PlumbCrazy has 30 years experience working with water heaters. Our experts have a solution to any water heater problem you may have.
Have an unlimited amount of hot water when you have a tankless water heater installed in your home. Call us today to set up your appointment!
Is Your Water Heater on the Outs? Here’s How to Know!
No one wants to jump into an ice-cold shower in the morning or wake up to a flood because the water heater failed overnight. The key to avoiding water heater failure is to recognize the signs it’s going bad so you can repair it or replace it. Be on the lookout for these signs of a failing water heater.
- Water Temperature: Is the water not as hot as it used to be? Does it cool off quicker than before? If so, your water heater could be failing.
- Strange Sounds: Do you hear banging or gurgling sounds coming from your hot water tank? If so, this is a sign of sediment buildup and if not dealt with can lead to water heater shutdown.
- Discolored Water: If the water coming out of your spigot is brown or murky, the culprit could be the water heater.
- Rust: If your tank shows signs of rust, it’s near time to replace it.
- Age: The average water heater lasts about 12-15 years, and after that time, it’s past its useful life and you should start looking at getting a new one.
- Leaks: If you notice water leaking from the tank, consider it an emergency and call a plumber right away because failure is imminent.
Most people don’t give a second thought to their water heaters until it’s too late. But you can avoid disaster and inconvenience if you pay attention and watch out for the above warning signs. Call PlumbCrazy today and ask for a water heater inspection if you’re not sure what state your water heater is in.
Don't Do It Alone
Installing a water heater on your own can be tricky business. It’s important to make sure all the components work seamlessly. When you call PlumbCrazy for your professional water heater installation, you can expect efficient and professional service. Our technicians have the tools and knowledge required to get your installation completed in no time with no mess left behind.