If you're looking for a plumber today, there's a good chance that you're dealing with a broken water heater. Water heaters are notorious for breaking down at the worst possible times, but the fact of the matter is that they can break down at absolutely any time. We've dealt with water heaters that broke down in the middle of the day, in the middle of the night, in the dog days of summer and the depths of winter, and every time in between. The fact of the matter is that water heaters don't last forever, and in fact, the majority of conventional water heaters (those with hot water storage) are only rated to last 15 years, while many don't make it past 10. Worse yet, unless you know what you're looking for, it's easy to glaze over the telltale signs of an impending water heater failure. Even the most obvious problems, like a shortened hot water supply and pilot light preservation issues, can be ignored until it's too late and the damage is already done.
Fortunately for you, Campbell's best plumbers are ready to make it all right again, at a price that won't break the bank. Each and every one of our Campbell plumbing contractors are trained and certified to handle all major brands of water heaters, from quick fixes to full-scale disposal and replacement. The majority of our contractors are also experienced with operating on the less common brands of water heaters, as well as unconventional configurations and sizes, like RV water heaters and point-of-use heaters/insta hots.
If you've had the same water heater for more than ten years, or if you've been having ongoing problems with the appliance, it may be time to replace it.
The good news is that water heater manufacturing standards have improved dramatically over the last ten years, which means you can look forward to a little more hot water in the shower, for a little less than you were paying before.
If you're still looking to go with a conventional model, our Campbell plumbing team can help you choose from the best on the market to truly find a unit that suits your needs.
Have you ever considered a tankless water heater? If something about the idea of keeping 50 gallons of hot water on hand for those few times a day when you need it sounds a little backwards to you, you're not alone. Tankless water heaters are taking over, home by home, and one could be coming soon to a home near you. A well-made tankless water heater by Takagi or Rinnai will last significantly longer than a conventional water heater - most are rated 20-25 years - and the short term benefits are even better. Imagine the endless hot shower you'll find in a hotel, but in your own home. Tankless water heaters can provide a limitless supply of hot water, though there are other limitations that don't make the current models ideal for all homeowners. The material cost alone can be materially higher, and you'll also have a limit on how many appliances and fixtures can use hot water simultaneously. In other words, if you're used to running your washing machine and your dishwasher while taking your shower, a tankless water heater might not be your best option, unless you go with a high capacity model. Speak with one of our Campbell water heater specialists today and we'll be happy to walk you through a home evaluation and provide your with our advice for choosing the best water heater, no matter what.
If you want same day service for your water heater repair and installation needs, be sure to call early.