Water Heater Repair & Replacement
Turn to the pros at MasterCraft Plumbers! We are the local experts, providing reliable plumbing services to homeowners and businesses in Carlsbad, CA., and the surrounding cities of North County San Diego.
Our technicians have years of experience installing new water heaters and can repair or replace both gas and electric units.
We will always provide you with upfront pricing, so you know the price before we start the work. We’re committed to providing quality repairs and installation at a fair price.
If your current water heater is leaking, running out of hot water, or not producing enough hot water, contact us today at (760) 640-0337 for a free estimate.
EXPERT TIPS AND ADVICE
A water heater can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years so it is important to know when it’s time for a new one.
If it has reached the end of its expected life span, it can develop leaks or completely fail, leading to costly water damage to your home and repairs that will cost much more than replacement.
That is why routine inspections and servicing by a licensed plumber are crucial to maximizing its lifespan.
You should have your water heater serviced every three years or so (more if you use a lot of hot water) in order to prevent it from failing when you need it most.
Safety can also be a concern with older units.
Some older units do not have these safety features and could cause damage to your home or even put you and your family in danger if left unchecked.
Newer units are built with pressure relief valves, temperature, and pressure gauges, and gas shut-off valves all designed to help prevent damage to the unit and your home.
If you find that it is nearing the end of its life, it may be wise to replace it with a new energy-efficient model now in order to avoid dealing with the hassle and cost of an unexpected failure.
Here are some more tips and advice.
MAINTENANCE & INSPECTIONS
Water heaters are large cylindrical tanks that are used to heat and store water. They typically contain anywhere between 20 to 80 gallons of water at a time.
Over time, sediment and rust build up on the bottom of the tank, which causes the water heater to work harder in order to heat the water.
Eventually, this can cause the water heater to fail completely.
It can be hard to tell when the time comes for a new unit, here are some signs that you need a new one:
If you see any signs of leaks, it’s crucial to have it repaired right away. Leaking water heaters can cause significant damage to your home and property.
CLOUDY OR DISCOLORED WATER
If you have noticed that the water coming out of your faucet looks cloudy, it may be time for a new unit. Water should be clear, if it is not, this may mean that there is rust in the tank.
If you do not replace the tank, then rust will make its way into your water supply and also eventually cause it to leak or fail.
Sediment can build up in the bottom of your tank over time, reducing the amount of available hot water in your home.
Draining and flushing out your tank at least once a year helps prevent rust and extends its life expectancy.
DECREASED WATER PRESSURE
If you notice that the amount of hot water being pumped decreases while taking a shower or using any other faucet in the house, then this could mean that there is sediment buildup in the tank.
If it takes longer to get hot than normal. This may be because of sediment buildup in your system. It could also indicate a problem with the heating unit itself.
NO HOT WATER
If your water heater isn’t producing any hot water, there may be an issue with your heating elements or thermostat.
PILOT LIGHT ISSUES
If you have a pilot light on your water heater, it can be frustrating if it won’t stay lit. While you may think that you need to replace the entire unit, it could just be a simple issue that our experienced plumbers can correct easily.
If you need help with repairs, maintenance, or a new installation, contact MasterCraft Plumbers for service at (760) 640-0337.
We offer a number of options to choose from including tankless hot water heaters, standard storage tank-style heaters, and comfort products that provide hot water on demand.
We service Carlsbad and all of North San Diego County.