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Durham Water Heater Services

Top-Quality Water Heater Repair, Installation, & Maintenance

Your water heater is a critical appliance in your home, as it provides hot water for many different household tasks, from washing dishes to taking a shower. When your water heater is not working properly, it can be a major inconvenience. At Total Plumbing, we offer professional water heater services in Durham, NC. You can count on us to get your water heater working properly again!

Contact Total Plumbing at (919) 642-1047 today to schedule an appointment.

What are the Signs You Need Water Heater Repair Services?

If your water heater isn’t working or exhibiting other issues, you should contact a professional as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the system.

Common signs that your water heater needs repair include:

  • No hot water
  • Water that is not hot enough
  • Water that is too hot
  • Water that is rusty, cloudy, or smells like sewage
  • Water heater that doesn't turn on

Don't put off calling a plumber if you are experiencing any of these issues. Not only can a broken water heater be a major inconvenience, but it can also be a safety hazard.

When is it Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

If repairs are failing to fix your water heater or if your system is simply getting old, it may be time for a replacement. At Total Plumbing, we offer professional water heater replacement services. We will come to your home to evaluate your water heater and provide you with several options for replacement. This way, you can choose the option that is right for you and your budget.

What are the Benefits of Regular Water Heater Maintenance?

Regular water heater maintenance can offer several benefits, helping to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of your system while extending its lifespan. 

Here are some key advantages of regular water heater maintenance:

  • Increased Efficiency: Removing sediment and mineral deposits through regular flushing and cleaning helps the water heater operate more efficiently. This can improve energy efficiency and reduce utility bills.
  • Extended Lifespan: Routine maintenance can prevent the accumulation of sediment and corrosion, which are common causes of water heater failure. By addressing these issues early, you can extend the lifespan of your water heater.
  • Consistent Hot Water Supply: Regular maintenance ensures that all components, including heating elements and thermostats, are functioning properly. This helps maintain a consistent and reliable hot water supply.
  • Reduced Energy Consumption: A well-maintained water heater operates more efficiently, requiring less energy to heat water. This can result in lower energy consumption and reduced utility costs.
  • Prevention of Leaks and Water Damage: Checking for and addressing leaks during maintenance helps prevent water damage to the surrounding area. Catching and fixing leaks early can avoid costly repairs and potential water heater replacement.
  • Improved Water Quality: Flushing the tank during maintenance removes sediment and mineral deposits, leading to cleaner and healthier water. This can also prevent issues such as discolored or rusty water.
  • Optimized Performance: Regular maintenance ensures that all components are in good working condition. This optimization leads to better overall performance and a more reliable water heater.
  • Enhanced Safety: Regular inspections can identify and address potential safety hazards, such as gas leaks or faulty pressure relief valves. This contributes to a safer operating environment for your water heater.
  • Minimized Repairs and Breakdowns: By identifying and addressing minor issues during routine maintenance, you can prevent them from escalating into major problems. This reduces the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns and the need for costly repairs.
  • Compliance with Warranty Requirements: Some water heater manufacturers require regular maintenance as a condition of the warranty. Adhering to these maintenance requirements ensures that you can take advantage of warranty coverage in case of a malfunction.

To enjoy these benefits, it's recommended to follow the manufacturer's guidelines for maintenance or consult with a professional plumber to perform regular inspections and necessary upkeep on your water heater.

Contact us at (919) 642-1047 for Durham water heater services.

Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater

If you're tired of running out of hot water or dealing with a bulky, inefficient water heater, it may be time to consider upgrading to a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters provide on-demand hot water, taking up less space and using less energy than traditional tank water heaters. Our Durham plumbing experts can assess your home's hot water needs and recommend the best tankless water heater options to fit your lifestyle and budget.

Benefits of tankless water heaters include:

  • Endless hot water supply
  • Space-saving design
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Lower utility bills
  • Longer lifespan

Commonly Asked Questions

How do I know if my tankless water heater needs repair?

Common signs that your tankless water heater needs repair include inconsistent water temperature, low water pressure, strange noises, and error codes on the unit's display.

What should I do if my tankless water heater is not producing hot water?

If your tankless water heater is not producing hot water, you should first check the power source, gas supply, and water flow. If these are not the issue, it's best to contact a professional for inspection and repair.

How long does a tankless water heater typically last?

On average, a well-maintained tankless water heater can last between 15-20 years. Regular maintenance and timely repairs can significantly extend its lifespan.

Can I perform repairs on my tankless water heater myself?

It's recommended to leave repairs on tankless water heaters to qualified professionals. These units involve complex components and require specific knowledge and tools for safe and effective repairs.

What are the benefits of professional tankless water heater maintenance?

Professional maintenance for tankless water heaters can help optimize their performance, improve energy efficiency, prevent breakdowns, and ensure safe operation. It also helps maintain the manufacturer's warranty requirements.

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