Residential Water Heater Repair & Replacements in St. John’s, NL

The Team to Call for Hot Water Heater Repairs

Your water heater is continuously working to ensure you have warm water at a moment’s notice. Like anything that works that much, water heaters tend to break down and require repairs. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. John’s performs residential water heater repairs in St. John’s, Newfoundland. We can repair any type of water heater. If your water heater is beyond the point of repair, we can also help you find and install the best replacement water heater for your home. Learn more about our residential water heater repair services.

Mr. Rooter plumber showing customers options for water heater repair

Signs You Need to Repair or Replace Your Water Heater

When your water heater suddenly breaks down, you might be shocked when you step into a cold shower. On top of that, there are many things that you may not be able to do until the problem is resolved, from bathing the kids to doing the dishes. So, it is crucial to identify a malfunctioning water heater before it completely breaks. Some of the most common signs that your water heater may need repairs include:

  • Water takes too long to heat
  • Leaking water from your hot water tank
  • You run out of hot water early
  • Unusual noises coming from your water heater

How Long Should a Water Heater Last?

As a rule of thumb, you can expect the average residential hot water heater to last between 11 and 20 years. The exact lifespan of your water heater will vary depending on a few factors. During the life of a water heater, it will require routine maintenance and repairs. When homeowners neglect maintenance or ignore repairs, it can significantly reduce the lifespan of a residential water heater. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. John’s offers repairs, replacements, and routine maintenance. So, we make it easy to get the most out of your water heater.

How to Know If You Should Repair or Replace a Water Heater

It is not always easy to decide whether you need to repair or replace your home’s water heater. While our service professionals are always happy to give you a recommendation, there are a few factors that you should consider when debating whether to repair or replace your unit. First, you should consider the age and condition of your water heater. It is often a poor investment to perform costly repairs on a water heater that will need to be replaced in a few years. On top of that, consider the likelihood of needing more repairs in the future. It is often more affordable in the long run to replace your unit when compared to the cost of multiple repairs on an aging water heater over several years.

The Main Types of Water Heaters

When you need to replace your water heater, you must first decide which type of water heater suits your home best. Our technicians will always offer recommendations based on their years of experience, helping you select the longest-lasting brand of water heater. We will also show you which water heaters have the proper capacity for your family’s hot water usage. This way, your new water heater will last as long as possible and perform better than ever. From residential tankless water heaters to residential gas water heaters, we’ll be sure you get the highest-quality unit possible. The three main types of residential hot water heaters include:

  • Tankless Water Heaters – Tankless units heat water on demand. This means you won’t run out of hot water because it is heated instantly. On top of that, tankless water heaters are much more energy efficient, saving homeowners up to 30% on their water heating costs.
  • Conventional Water Heaters – Conventional units hold water in a large tank and keep it warm with heat produced by gas or electricity. Larger tanks will give you a steadier stream of hot water, and high-efficiency models are available, which can cut down on your energy bills significantly.
  • Hybrid Water Heaters – A hybrid unit combines conventional tank storage with heat pump technology. Hybrid water heaters have been known to reduce water heating costs by up to 60%.

Schedule Your Residential Water Heater Repair Appointment!

If your water heater is showing signs of a future breakdown, you should get help as soon as possible. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of St. John’s has spent years repairing and replacing hot water heaters in St. John’s, Paradise, CBS, and Mount Pearl. We will explain the costs to you ahead of time and ensure you get the best replacement parts on the market. Schedule your residential water heater repair appointment today!

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