Your water heater is one of the most essential assets of your home. You rely on your water heater every morning and evening for hot showers and bath water, as well as water for hand washing, cooking and more. Whether your water heater is not working properly, you are not getting enough hot water for your family, you have inadequate water pressure or something else, it’s time to call the experts. Marines Plumbing gives you fast, reliable hot water heater repair and installation from Northern Virginia to Richmond, so you can get back to your regular routine faster.
Properly installing your water heater is essential to maintaining a long and effective lifetime. Calling the experts for proper installation the first time will save you many headaches and expenses to come. If you are experiencing problems with your water heater, it’s best to get the problem resolved before it gets worse. Water heater problems won’t go away by themselves, so be sure to get reliable assistance before a full shut-down.
Whether you need emergency repair services for your water heater, you need a new unit properly installed or you are tired of dealing with lukewarm water, give us a call today to make an appointment.
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We work with all brands and models of water heaters, including tank and tankless; gas and electric. The brands we service include State Water Heaters, Rheem, A.O. Smith, Westinghouse, Bosch, Kenmore, GE, Whirlpool, Bradford White, American Standard, and more.
We recommend that you flush your water heater on an annual basis to get rid of any sediment that has built up in the unit.
If your water heater is 15 years old, it’s likely due for a replacement! A tank water heater usually only lasts six to 12 years. If, however, you have a tankless water heater, it has the potential to last 20 years or more.
Age, leakage, discolored water, noise, and variations in water temperature are all factors that may indicate it’s time to replace your water heater. Of course, the telltale sign is when your water doesn’t heat at all or when your hot water supply doesn’t last as long as it used to.
Turning your hot water heater all the way up isn’t a solution if it’s not heating well. This can be dangerous and it will also reduce your water heater’s lifespan and result in higher electricity bills.
Water heaters are quite complicated to install, so it’s best to call a qualified plumber to do the job.
Gas water heaters are more expensive to buy than electric water heaters, but less expensive to operate. Once you account for energy savings, gas water heaters are cheaper.
Yes, water heaters can be repaired, although if the tank is leaking, it will need to be replaced. Because water heaters have a relatively short lifespan compared to other appliances, the solution is often to replace them, but there are times when a simple fix can get them running properly again.
The white buildup in your water heater is made up of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Also known as scale, this buildup can shorten the lifespan of your water heater and cause other serious issues.