Most of us would agree that having access to hot water is a necessity. Whether your water heater is conventional, solar, tankless, or you have a heat pump tank, our team at Master Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling is equipped to deliver the best hot water heater repair solutions in Cedar Rapids, IA.
As a trusted water heater maintenance company, we care about our customers and offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We are available 24/7, including nights, weekends, and holidays for same-day service.
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Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair
Most water heaters have a lifespan of approximately 10 to 20 years. Electric water heaters tend to last a little longer than gas water heaters, but both are relatively durable with proper care. Nonetheless, as they age, water heaters often begin to lose efficiency and break down more frequently. You may notice:
- Unusual noises
- Water discoloration
- Reduced water pressure
- Corrosion or rust
- High utility bills
Whether you’re dealing with a leaking water heater or hoping to bring your energy costs down, give us a call.
The Key to Longevity: Regular Water Heater Maintenance
Routine maintenance can catch small water heater issues before they cause big problems. When you call us for water heater maintenance, we'll examine all hoses, fittings, and temperature settings. If filters need to be replaced, we take care of that too.
If you have a tank-style system, we'll empty the basin and remove sediment that can build up and cause decreased water pressure and blocked pipes. We then check for any cracks on the inside and outside of the unit. If your unit uses natural gas, we'll also check the fittings and ventilation system.
In short, we'll ensure that your water heater is safe, efficient, clean, and in good condition.
These services are all part of our maintenance plan, The Green Club. There’s no better way to protect your water heater and avoid costly repairs.
Water Heater Replacement: When Repair Isn’t Enough
Despite diligent maintenance, sometimes it’s more cost-effective to replace, rather than repair, an aging hot water heater. Here are a few signs that it's time to consider replacement:
- Water discoloration or rust
- Decreased efficiency
- Visible corrosion on the tank
- Leaks or excess moisture near the unit
When it is time to replace your water heater, you might consider making the switch to a tankless system rather than a hot water tank replacement. Tankless water heaters offer better efficiency and endless, instant hot water!