There are few things more irritating than anticipating a nice, long, hot shower—and then getting deluged with cold water halfway through your bathing routine and being forced to jump out with shampoo still in your hair. Perhaps you live in a large household where people love their long showers. In that case, you know why this happens occasionally. But if it's happening more and more often, it's a sign you need to call a local, qualified North York plumber for electric water heater repair or replacement.
Local homeowners and business owners in the North York area can rely on the skilled plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York for plumbing services like electric water heater repair and much more. We have decades of combined experience working with electric water heaters, and we know how to get your water heater running perfectly again, as well as increase the energy savings on your monthly utility bills.
Our Trusted Services for Electric Water Heater Repair and Replacement in North York
We need to use hot water on a daily basis to ensure our comfort, sanitation and convenience, which means it's very inconvenient and frustrating to deal with an electric water heater that is not functioning correctly. Whatever the problem, the team of North York plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing can get it resolved with repair or replacement services and restore your hot water system to normal function so your household can get back to its regular routines.
While the comfort of your household is paramount, there's another big perk to investing in electric water heater repair or replacement services from a licensed plumber—we can potentially lower your energy costs on your utility bill by improving the energy efficiency of your electric hot water tank. Water heaters tend to become less efficient over time, and that, of course, is reflected in the amount you have to pay for energy usage. A new, energy-efficient water heater or the right repair strategy can save you a significant amount of money by restoring the performance of your unit.
Electric Water Heater Repair
Some of the common water heater problems our plumbers can tackle with North York electric water heater repair are:
- Foul odours or a slimy texture in hot water
- Discoloured water that is rusty or has flecks of sediment in it
- Strange sounds from the tank, such as thumping, rattling, grinding, sucking, boiling or banging noises
- Poor water pressure from hot tap
- Visible water leaking from the tank or mystery puddles forming on the floor near the tank
- Seems to run out of hot water sooner than it used to
- Water temperatures fluctuate frequently
- Water tank takes longer than previously to heat up
Electric Water Heater Replacement
If there's something wrong with your electric water heater that can't readily be repaired, or you decide it’s time for a more energy efficient upgrade, our team of North York plumbers will help you decide on the right water heater for your plumbing system and the needs of your household. We'll handle the entire project from beginning to end, including removing the old electric hot water tank. Many homeowners prefer repair instead of a complete replacement because they assume it will be faster, easier and more cost-effective since they don't have to purchase a new unit. However, there are situations where repair just isn't the best choice—or where electric water heater replacement could potentially lower your future operating costs.
Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Electric Water Heater Services in North York?
Hot water is essential for both residential and commercial buildings, and when an electric water heater in your North York property isn't working properly, it's important to be able to get speedy, reliable service from a professional plumber. Are you dealing with high water heating costs? Our plumbing experts will deliver the right solutions to meet your needs. Business owners and homeowners alike can trust the experienced plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York to deliver top-quality workmanship and genuine customer service.
We don't limit ourselves to just electric water heater services—local property owners can also rely on us to take care of a wide range of other plumbing services, such as drain cleaning, drain repair, other types of plumbing repairs and much more.
FAQs About Electric Water Heaters in North York
Do You Service Other Types of Water Heaters?
The team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York has the experience to tackle issues with any brand or model of electric water heaters, but we do not service other water heater types, such as tankless water heaters or natural gas water heaters. However, we’re happy to consult you about tankless heaters and redirect you accordingly should you have any questions. We specialize in all things electric heaters, whether you experience heat loss or problems with the electric elements.
What Causes Electric Water Heater Damage?
Your storage tank water heater has a number of components that can get damaged or suffer slow deterioration and cause the water heater to malfunction. Our plumbers can pinpoint what the issue is with your particular water heater once we've had the chance to assess its condition in person. After we've given it a complete inspection, we can give you a diagnosis and explain our electric water heater repair strategy. Here are a few common causes of trouble that require electric water heater repair services:
- Current water heater is undersized
- Anode rod needs replacement
- Sediment build-up from hard mineral deposits
- Bad heating elements or a burned-out element
- Corrosion, such as rust
- Pressure relief valve is leaking or damaged
- Problem with your electrical circuit breaker panel
- Faulty water heater thermostat
- Unit is past its prime and needs water heater replacement
Why Does It Take So Long for My Electric Hot Water Tank to Heat Up?
Running out of warm water is one of the most frustrating hot water heater problems, but the good news is that it should be able to get another full tank heated relatively fast. A unit in good shape should be capable of heating a tank in about 60 to 80 minutes. If your unit is taking noticeably longer to raise the water temperature, it needs an electric water heater repair. You can end up paying higher and higher charges on your energy bills because your water heater is operating less efficiently and needs more electricity to provide the same amount of thermal energy.
This could be happening because of a faulty or broken heating element, or it could be that the electric heating element at the bottom of the tank is covered in sediment from hard mineral deposits that flaked off the bottom of the tank and partially or completely covered the element. Your plumber may be able to solve this issue by flushing the tank, or it may be necessary to replace a heating element or another failed component.
Do I Need Electric Water Heater Repair or a Complete Replacement?
If you're currently dealing with a water heater problem, you may be wondering if electric water heater repair is the right move or if you'd be better off replacing the entire electric hot water tank. Some North York property owners often ask us about repairs versus electric water heater installation, and in our professional opinion, it comes down to a few factors, such as the age of your old tank and how serious the damage is.
When an older unit is approaching the end of its life span and showing some signs of malfunctioning, you could choose to get it fixed. But because the system is so old, another part is likely to fail before long, and there will be plenty of service calls to keep your unit going past its prime. In that case, it's more cost effective to just go straight to replacement for an aging electric water heater. But if you have a unit that is only a few years old and has one unexpected problem, repair services from a reliable plumber should be all you need to get your electric water heater back up and running.
How Long Does an Electric Water Heater Last in North York?
There are a number of factors that impact the life expectancy of your system, including the mineral hardness of the water. Many places in Ontario have hard water with high levels of dissolved minerals such as magnesium and calcium, and North York is one of them. The dissolved minerals are safe to drink, but they can cause a lot of trouble for your plumbing system. Regular maintenance is very important to keep all the parts of your water heater operating efficiently. You can generally expect an electric water heater to last around 10 to 15 years if you take care of it and invest in professional routine maintenance.
Heating Water Has Never Been Easier—Our Plumbers Will Take Good Care Of Your Electric Water Heater Tank!
Homeowners and business owners in North York and surrounding areas don't have to look far to find expert services for their electric water heater when the dependable plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York are just a phone call away.
Get in contact with us to schedule a service appointment so we can get your electric water heater back in perfect working order and banish cold showers for good. Inquire about installation costs, electric models, and more, as our professional installers and repairmen are here to help!