Water Heaters

Crosby Water Heater Repair 

Top Quality Water Heater Repair Services in Northeast Harris County

Deuce Plumbing & Drain Services wants to serve every family in our community, and while tankless water heaters may work for some, traditional tank heaters tend to be the choice of larger families.

We have more than a decade of experience offering expert water heater repair and installation in Crosby, Huffman, Humble, Baytown, and the surrounding areas. Whether you need an upgrade, maintenance, or repair, we’re the team to call. We don’t just care about the job but aim to educate our customers so you can avoid frequent repairs or long-term damage to your plumbing system.

When you need water heater repair or installation in Crosby or nearby, call us at (281) 864-3484or contact online.

What are The Advantages of Tank Water Heaters?

The most significant benefit of tank heaters is that they’re great options for bigger families with high water consumption. 

Other benefits of tank water heaters include:

  • Low initial cost: Since you will most likely be replacing a previous tank heater, installation is cheaper than tankless water heaters as necessary hookups and lines are already installed.
  • Less maintenance: Often, tank heaters only need to be drained annually to remove mineral build-up. Otherwise, there is not much maintenance required.
  • Affordable repair: Tank water heaters have been used for ages; this means the necessary parts and repair processes are also well-known. Since they don’t require robust or special training, necessary repairs are often affordable.
  • Gas operation: Gas is often more cost-effective than tankless electric versions and works during electrical outages. However, gas water heaters may need to be relit occasionally, and an open flame can be dangerous in homes with small children.

When you need a new water heater in the Crosby area, trust Deuce Plumbing & Drain Services. We’re here to help you decide which size and type of heater work best for your home and family.

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Professional Repair

If you suspect issues with your water heater, it's crucial to address them promptly to avoid further damage or inconvenience. 

Here are some signs that indicate you may need water heater repair:

  • Lack of Hot Water: No hot water or insufficient heat may indicate issues with the heating element or thermostat.
  • Inconsistent Water Temperature: Fluctuations could point to problems with the thermostat, sediment buildup, or heating element issues.
  • Strange Noises: Unusual sounds like popping or rumbling may suggest sediment buildup in the tank.
  • Leaking Tank: Water around the base indicates a leak, which requires immediate attention to prevent damage.
  • Rusty Water: Discolored water may signal corrosion inside the tank.
  • Foul Odors: Unpleasant smells could be due to bacteria growth in the tank.
  • Pilot Light Issues: For gas heaters, frequent pilot light outages or abnormal flame colors may indicate problems.
  • Age of the Water Heater: Water heaters typically last 8 to 12 years, and issues may increase with age.
  • High Energy Bills: Sudden increases in energy bills without changes in usage could signify reduced efficiency.

When Should You Install A New Water Heater?

Installing a new water heater depends on various factors including the age and condition of your current unit, efficiency concerns, and your household's hot water needs. 

Here are some situations when you might consider installing a new water heater:

  1. Age: Most water heaters have a lifespan of around 8 to 12 years. If your water heater is nearing or past this age range, it might be a good idea to consider replacing it, even if it's still functioning.
  2. Frequent Repairs: If your current water heater requires frequent repairs or is experiencing issues like leaks, strange noises, or inconsistent heating, it might be more cost-effective in the long run to replace it rather than continuing to repair it.
  3. Increased Energy Bills: Older water heaters tend to be less energy-efficient than newer models. If you notice a significant increase in your energy bills, it could be a sign that your water heater is losing efficiency and may need to be replaced with a more energy-efficient model.
  4. Changes in Hot Water Needs: If your household has grown or your hot water usage has increased, your current water heater may no longer be able to meet your needs efficiently. Upgrading to a larger or more powerful water heater could be necessary.
  5. Desire for Energy Efficiency: Upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient water heater can help you save on energy costs in the long term. Tankless water heaters, for example, are more energy-efficient than traditional tank-style heaters because they only heat water as it's needed.
  6. Leaks or Corrosion: If you notice leaks, corrosion, or rust on your current water heater, it's a clear sign that it's time for a replacement. Ignoring these issues can lead to more serious problems like water damage.
  7. Safety Concerns: If your water heater is exhibiting signs of malfunction or poses a safety risk, such as producing excessively hot water or emitting strange odors, it's important to replace it promptly to avoid accidents or injuries.

Ultimately, the decision to install a new water heater depends on your individual circumstances and needs. It's a good idea to consult with a professional plumber to assess your current water heater and determine the best course of action.

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What is included in Water Heater Maintenance?

Annual maintenance minimizes repairs and keeps your water heater efficient. Standard yearly services include:

  • Flush your heater: About every six months, you should flush your water heater to remove mineral buildup, but if you continuously suffer from hard water, consider flushing your system or adding water softeners to your plumbing system.
  • Test the temperature release valve: This lowers the temperature and pressure of your water heater by discharging water. Testing this valve annually ensures you can monitor the pressure in your tank so it doesn’t explode.
  • Use the vacation setting: If you’re leaving town for a few days or weeks, put your water tank on its vacation setting so the water won’t be heated unnecessarily. This saves you money and energy at home while you’re gone.
  • Adjust the temperature: Most water heaters may be set at 120 degrees, but for every 10 degrees you lower the temperature, you can save up to 5% in energy costs by increasing the efficiency of your water heater.
  • Insulate: Use self-sticking foam pipe insulation that matches the size of the pipe. This prevents condensation in the summer. An insulating blanket wrapped around the heater can also increase the efficiency of your unit, but make sure to cut around the temperature release value and the top of the heater.

Deuce Plumbing & Drain Services wants to set you up for success with services that provide long-term solutions for higher efficiency and longer-lasting water heaters. Don’t trust any other team when you need a new water heater in Crosby or anywhere in Northeast Harris County.

Want better hot water? Schedule your estimate by calling us at (281) 864-3484 or filling out our online contact form!

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