Calgary Water Heater Repair Service
There's nothing like a long, relaxing, hot shower—right up until that moment when the water suddenly turns icy cold and you're forced to rinse the shampoo out of your hair in liquid that feels like it's one degree away from freezing solid. That's one of the sure signs that your plumbing system is overdue for water heater repair in Calgary.
Homeowners in need of hot water heater repair can trust their localCalgary plumber at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary to deliver expert workmanship and exceptional customer service that goes the extra mile.
Our Experts Can Solve These Issues With Calgary Water Heater Repair Service:
When something goes wrong with a water heater, most people don't have the experience or training to figure out exactly what's going on and diagnose the problem—they just know there's an issue that needs hot water heater repair. Fortunately, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is here to help.
The very first thing we'll do is thoroughly inspect your unit and system to figure out what exactly is causing the problem, and then give you a recommendation on the best way to proceed. Unsurprisingly, there are some common issues that we are frequently called to eliminate. If your water heater is exhibiting some of the following signs of trouble or other worrisome symptoms, we can get it back in great shape quickly and effectively with long-lasting repair solutions.
Not Enough Hot Water
If you’re going about your daily bathing routine and the water suddenly turns from enjoyably hot to icy cold, it's a very inconvenient and unpleasant experience. This is not something you should just accept, it's an indication that your unit needs help from our experienced plumbers for water heater repair.
Homeowners who find themselves dealing with this particular issue usually have a tank that is slowly filling up with an accumulation of mineral deposits. The main issue is that the mineral build-up flakes off and settles on the bottom where it can block access to heating elements and prevent them from thoroughly heating your tank. It also takes up space inside the tank so it's not able to hold as much volume as it did before. We'll deal with those problems by flushing the tank to remove the excess sediment.
Your unit isn't going to operate in total silence, but you should take notice if you hear rattling, grinding, banging, boiling, sucking or thumping noises as they indicate it's time to call for water heater repair.
The plumbing experts at Mr. Rooter will need to carry out an inspection and diagnosis to determine the exact problem, as different sounds occur for different reasons—one common cause is that water has to bubble through sediment build-up to reach the output line. Normally all you should hear from a smoothly-operating unit is a quiet humming noise. Any unusual or disruptive sounds need to be investigated and resolved to reduce wear and tear on the unit and help homeowners avoid a number of other potential problems.
In all likelihood, it's not going to come as a surprise when we say that if visible water leaks from your tank or mysterious puddles forming near your tank are not positive signs that everything is fine. Leaks cause a huge amount of costly water damage in a short span of time, so the first step is to turn off the valve on your heater so it can't get any more intake. Then, call your local, reliable plumber for water heater repair. Calgary residents should note that puddles might actually not be particularly close to the tank, especially if water is slowly winding its way through a room full of obstructions such as rugs, furniture and other items.
Water is Smelly or Discoloured
Hot water that comes out of your faucet discoloured, or with a metallic taste or "slimy" texture is a cause for concern, and you should not consume it or use it for bathing until you've gotten professional water heater repair. Calgary residents may also notice particles of dirt or rust floating in the liquid.
Rusty water typically happens because of sediment buildup or corrosion inside the tank. If you have bad-smelling liquid with a musty or metallic odor, it is an equally bad symptom that must be investigated by a qualified plumber. Depending on the cause that is prompting water heater repair, the plumbers on our team may need to flush the tank, replace the anode rod or replace the tank itself if it's badly corroded.
Heating Takes Too Long
If you live in a large household or just really like taking extra-extra long showers, you know exactly why your tank sometimes runs low on supply. That being said, it should be able to get another full tank heated relatively fast. A gas-powered unit in good shape should be capable of heating a tank in about 30 to 40 minutes, and if you have an electric system it will likely take about 60 to 80 minutes. If your unit is taking noticeably longer to raise the water temperature, it needs water heater repair. Calgary homeowners end up paying higher and higher charges on their energy bills because their unit is operating less efficiently and needs more fuel to provide the same amount of thermal energy.
Why Mr. Rooter Is the Best Choice for Water Heater Repair in Calgary
A big plumbing repair issue like a malfunctioning water heater is obviously stressful to deal with—but searching for a plumbing company that can get the job done right can feel like just as much of a hassle. There's no need to add more stress to your life when you can simply turn to the team of experienced water heater repair technicians at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary.
We are proud of the quality of our workmanship and strive to always deliver 100% customer satisfaction because we take our role in the community seriously and want to treat each and every one of our clients like our friends and neighbours. Our team doesn't just handle water heater repair. Calgary homeowners can rely on us for a wide range of trusted plumbing services, including water heater installation, hot water tank replacement, drain cleaning and much more.
Water heaters are essential pieces of equipment that can be costly to replace. When they break down or malfunction and need either replacement or water heater repair, homeowners need to know whether they're better off repairing the one they've got or buying a new unit.
This calculation can be more complicated than many people suspect. It is not just a matter of comparing the cost of the repair job to a new unit. You also need to factor in things like future repair costs, depreciation, efficiency savings and interest payments.
One of the benefits of working with the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary is that we take care of those calculations for you. We let you know whether it is more economical to repair or replace so that you can make an informed decision that works best for your household.
Guarantee on Workmanship and Parts
With our reliable, experienced team on the job, you never have to worry that the work won't be completed to your standards, or that a part will break down shortly after repair. We only hire the best plumbers in Calgary, and as a result, we're totally confident they will get the job done correctly on the first try. That's why we back them with a workmanship and parts guarantee. If the work is not done right, or a faulty part is installed, we will make it right so you don't have to worry.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heater Repair Service
Do I Need Water Heater Repair If My Pilot Light Keeps Going Out?
It's not unusual for a pilot light to go out now and then due to normal fluctuations in the pressure of the gas. That being said, when it's relit it should be fine again for a reasonable period of time. If you light it back up only to have it go out again a few minutes or hours later, there's definitely a problem and that problem is likely related to your thermocouple.
Depending on what's causing the problem with your thermocouple, your local plumber will need to clean it, adjust it or potentially replace it altogether. On a positive note, thermocouples are very inexpensive parts and a simple replacement should be all it takes to get everything back in shape so you can get many more years of service out of your system.
Should My Water Heater's Gas Valve Be Set to "On" or "Pilot"?
There are three positions on your unit's gas regulator knob: "On," "Off" and "Pilot." When it's turned to "Off," there's no gas powering the pilot light or the heating elements in the tank. When it's on "Pilot," the pilot light is getting gas but the rest of the unit is not. When it's turned to "On," both the pilot light burner and the main unit should be getting gas. That means for normal function it should be set to "On" so the pilot is burning and the water is heating.
Does My Gas-Powered Hot Water Heater Pose a Threat to My Household?
Gas water heaters are efficient, fast, effective and safe if they get sufficient care and maintenance over time. Any type of water heater is going to need preventative maintenance, but it's more important for a gas unit than it is for an electric water heater because units that are powered by natural gas pose a risk of carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless gas that is very toxic and can even be fatal when inhaled in large quantities.
Over the years, the connections between your unit and its ventilation lines can deteriorate, causing harmful carbon monoxide to seep into your home. Annual water heater maintenance gives your Calgary plumber the time to check areas that have the most potential to cause trouble and make sure everything is in safe condition. If it's not in good shape, we'll handle Calgary water heater repair before those trouble spots degrade to the point where they could threaten the wellbeing of you and the rest of your household.
What Can I Do to Make My Unit Operate More Efficiently?
The best way to avoid the need for future water heater repair and keep your unit running at peak efficiency is with a preventative maintenance plan. By having your Calgary plumber check out your system and take care of any small fixes that are necessary, you will prevent larger repairs from becoming necessary and extend the lifespan of your system so you can avoid replacement for longer. But keeping your system in great condition with regular maintenance can also reduce its energy consumption by preventing efficiency loss from deterioration, which means you can pay less on your energy bills.
During routine maintenance visits, our plumbers will take care of tasks such as:
- Examining the anode rod for signs of calcium build-up
- Testing the temperature-pressure-release (TPR) valve
- Draining the tank to rinse out sediment
Need Water Heater Repair in Calgary? Mr. Rooter Plumbing is Here for You!
When you need plumbing services in Calgary neighbourhoods such as Glamorgan, Elboya or Altadore, the team of professional plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary are standing by. Get in touch with us today by calling F:P:Sub:Phone} so we can book you for a convenient time, or to talk to our friendly office staff and find out more about what we can do to restore your entire plumbing system to like-new condition.