Water Heater Repair & Installation
Water Heater Repair and Replacement
The water heater is an extremely important and much used appliance in your home, providing hot showers, dishwasher cycles, and freshly laundered loads of clothing. Over time, a substandard water treatment system can encourage sediment build-up, restricting water flow and causing countless problems with your water heater.
It is imperative for homeowners to flush water and sediment periodically to avoid potential issues and extend the lifetime of a water heater. Mesa Gateway Plumbing professionals can assess existing damage to your water heater and recommend steps to nurse your home appliances back to health. Inspecting the water heater burner in another important step to ensure correct water heater functioning. If the flame is blue with yellow tips, you're in the clear! If the flame is primarily yellow, or you find a layer of soot and carbon, call Mesa Gateway Plumbing immediately! This is a cautious situation, and our professionals will administer the right reparations to get your water heater back on track!
Mesa Gateway Plumbing specialists can restore your home or workplace to the comfort of a healthy running water heater, no matter what kind of structure. Our professionals are known to work in the Mesa, AZ and Phoenix Metro Valley area, including Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Rio Verde, Queen Creek, Gold Canyon, Apache Junction, Fountain Hills, Johnson's Ranch, Las Sendas, and Sun Lakes. We provide services to residential properties, as well as businesses, apartment complexes, trailer parks, restaurants, property management companies, and city municipalities.
Mesa Gateway Plumbing specialists have trained with many different types of water heaters, and are more than well qualified to diagnose, repair, or replace electric water heaters and gas water heaters. Electric water heater replacement and gas water heater replacement doesn't get any better or quicker than Mesa Gateway Plumbing!
Hot Water Heater Repair
Water heater repair and replacement can be a dangerous game, but Mesa Gateway Plumbing technicians are well aware of building and safety issues. Mesa Gateway Plumbing makes sure each technician is well-versed in residential and commercial building codes, and our whole operation keeps up to speed with evolving housing laws and building restrictions. We understand that even the smallest leak or crack caused by improper installation can manifest in a host of disastrous consequences anywhere from inconsistent hot water and small water leaks to personal injury or voiding the water heater warranty. With a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of plumbing codes and regulations, Mesa Gateway Plumbing professionals combine expert knowledge with the convenience of 24 hour service and a same-day guarantee!
It's important to evaluate the health of your water heater, because once it springs a leak in your home, the entire unit is beyond repair and completely worthless. Our technicians will be able to assess your water heater issues and correct damages before it's too late! With our unbeatable prices and 24 hour availability, why go anywhere else? We will help you look into newer, fuel efficient water heater units that conserve energy and last much longer than 10 or 15 year old heaters. Enjoy long-term savings and a reliable hot water!
If you are not ready to give up on your old water heater, here are some steps you can take to ensure more efficiency and safety:
- Bundle your water heater in an insulating jacket. Water heaters manufactured before 1992 are especially in need of these special jackets, which cleverly reduce heat by 25% to 40%. Enjoy substantial savings on older water heaters, and even small savings on newer water heaters. Check your model for special instructions. Select water heaters, for instance, expressly forbid covering the thermostat or restricting air inlets. Don't make those mistakes!
- To reduce energy consumption by 3% to 5%, turn your water heater down by ten degrees.
- Insulate hot water pipes, as well as the first three feet of cold water pipe connecting to the water heater, to reduce heat loss as water travels to your bathroom or kitchen faucets.
- Drain and flush your water heater at least every six months to extend its lifespan and check for rust or corrosion.
What size water heater do I need?
Do you wake up each morning to find that the hot water has been used up? It might be time to think about getting a larger water heater. There is a pretty standard method for deciding how large your water heater should be. You can generally decide based on how many bathrooms are in your home. Other factors, such as the number or people living in a household, the amount of laundry done per week, and the frequency of dish washing, can skew these general rules. Typically,
- A one bathroom home requires a MINIMUM of 30 to 40 gallons.
- A one and a half bathroom home requires a MINIMUM of 40 to 50 gallons.
- A two, three, or three and a half bathroom home requires a MINIMUM of 50 to 80 gallons.
- A four bathroom home requires a MINIMUM of 75 to 120 gallons.
Call our friendly customer service representatives at 480-695-4399 to assess your water heater needs, and we'll assign the most qualified professional to handle your water heater removal, replacement, and installation.
Should I buy a gas water heater or electric water heater?
Over half of all water heaters are fueled by gas, with electricity heating the rest. A gas water heater is most prudent if natural gas is available, as it heats cheaper and faster than electric water heaters. There are some homes that do not permit the use of gas heaters, and for those homes that cannot run a flue out of the roof to transport the water heater's combustion emissions, an electric heater is the best alternative. These units are less expensive to install, but the cost of running electric water heaters depends largely on the cost of electricity where you live. Mesa Gateway Plumbing specialists can advise you on the best options and help install your new water heater in no time!