Are you experiencing problems with your water heater? Does your shower run out of hot water too soon?
Barkley Plumbing can help!
When it comes to repairing or replacing your water heater, you can rely on us to provide you with the honest recommendations.
We offer flat-rate, upfront pricing for all our services so you’re never caught off-guard!
Common Water Heater Problems
Some of the most common water heater problems include:
- Inconsistent temperature/heating
- Thermostat problems
- Malfunctioning heating elements
- Heating element burning out
When Should You Call a Plumber?
If you hear any strange noises (from your water heater), rust-colored water or temperature fluctuation, it’s time to schedule a plumber.
It’s also a good idea to check your water heater every once in a while to catch minor issues like rust or leaks.
How Much Do Water Heater Repairs Cost?
The cost of your water heater repair will depend on the repair.
When the plumber looks at your water heater, he’ll take a look at numerous different factors, including:
- the age of your water heater
- type of water heater you have
- the nature of the necessary repairs
- if your water heater can even berepaired
Repair vs. Replace: Which Is the Right Option?
In most cases, a water heater is simply too old or too damaged to be repaired. In these instances, you’ll have to replace your existing unit with a new one.
While this may seem like a big upfront cost, keep in mind that a newer, more efficient model can actually save you money in the long run by helping you avoid future breakdowns and by using water more efficiently, thereby cutting down your water bills.
It might be time to replace your water heater if:
- leaks from the tank
- not enough hot water for your needs
- more than 8 years old
- water heater breaks down often