Hot Water Heater Repair
Hot Water Heater Repair in the Kansas City Area
A broken hot water heater is the last thing any homeowner wants to deal with, especially during the colder months of the year. At best, it can be an uncomfortable inconvenience, and, at worst, it can cause severe water damage, or in some cases even fire damage to your home. If your showers have turned cold, it’s important to act fast – call the professionals at EPIC Plumbing today for hot water heater repair services you can trust.
When to Repair or Replace Your Broken Hot Water Heater
A broken water heater isn’t always a lost cause. If you notice your water isn’t heating up, it’s best to make sure that a circuit breaker wasn’t tripped or a fuse blown before making any calls. If that doesn’t solve the problem, or you’re dealing with water that is discolored or has an odor, your water heater could have a failed heating element, a leak, signs of corrosion, or even sediment and bacteria build up. In this case, it’s not the time to DIY! This is especially true when it comes to leaks, which can cause serious damage and be extremely costly if not dealt with quickly. A certified plumber can assess the problem and determine if it can be repaired before a total failure happens. Here are some signs it’s time to call in a professional:
- Your water won’t heat up anywhere in the home
- The tank is leaking
- Water temperature is too hot
- Your water is rust-colored or has a bad odor
- The tank is making unusual noises such as rumbling or popping
How to Get The Most out of Your Hot Water Heater
With regular maintenance, a hot water heater should last 6-12 years, while a tankless heater can last up to 20 years. Like most home appliances, a water heater isn’t exactly a “set it and forget it” investment. Sediment build up and tank corrosion can occur over time – especially if you have an issue with hard water – reducing the efficiency of your water heater and causing damage that can be difficult to fix if it’s left unattended for too long. Luckily, this can be avoided by flushing the tank if a plumber notices a problem developing during routine maintenance. Having a professional check your water heater every few years is the best way to catch problems before they turn into disasters and get the most out of your investment.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation on Hot Water Heater Repair
If you’re in need of a certified plumber to fix your hot water heater, look no further than the professionals at EPIC Plumbing. We provide commercial and residential plumbing services across the Kansas City Metro and Cass County areas. For everything from water running cold to a rumbling tank, you can count on us to be there with fast and reliable hot water heater repair services. Call (816) 987-7129 or contact us online today!