Hot Water Heaters

Water Heater in a closetWater heaters are designed to supply hot water throughout your home. However, when something goes wrong, like when you are in the shower, the cold water can come as a real shock. Fortunately, it doesn’t happen that often. The systems that provide hot water are generally reliable and operate for years without a hitch. Eventually, they do wear out. Proper maintenance  can extend the life of your water heater but eventually  it wear out and need to be repaired or replaced.

Water Heater Repair

Amigo Rooter & Plumbing deals with all kinds of water heater repairs and problems. We service gas, electric, and tankless hot water heaters so you know you are in good hands with us.

Here are some of the common problems we can quickly help you with:
• No hot water
• Not enough hot water
• Water too hot
• Water is discolored or smells bad
• Water heater makes noise – bangs, gurgles, knocking or boiling sounds
• Water heater leaking

Leaking Hot Water Heaters

If your hot water heater is leaking, it could be an indication of a more serious problem, but it could also be as simple as a loose valve.  If the leak is happening at the top of the unit, check the pipes where they come together, the pressure relief valve, and the main shut off valve at the wall.  If the water heater is leaking from the bottom of the unit and is not coming from the drain valve, the problem may be inside the tank. It is possible the tank has become corroded. If it has, it will probably need replaced.  Give the experts at Amigo Plumbing a call to help determine what are the next best steps you should take so that we can get your leak stopped.  (602) 456-7291

Water Heater Replacement or Installation

Replacing a hot water heater can be labor intensive. An old water heater can be quite heavy to remove. The new water heater may not line up properly with the old plumbing.  Quite often old shut off valves are corroded and no longer working properly either. Today’s quarter turn shut off valves often replace the old turn style valves to make it easier to shut off the water when in case of a leak or any other issue. If you have a gas water heater the same problems apply to the gas lines that feed into the water heater as well.  Thankfully, Amigo Plumbing has the experience with both gas and water lines as well as the tools and plumbing equipment to make any necessary improvements. We can install a new hot water heater for you and take the old one away.

To get a free quote to install your water softener, call (602) 456-7291 or fill out the form on this page.

Consider Switching To A Tankless Water Heater

If it is time for a new hot water heater, you may want to consider switching to a new tankless unit.  They are more energy efficient, because they only heat the water as it is being used instead of having hot water on reserve.  Another benefit is that because the units heat the water as needed, you never run out of hot water again. Another advantage is that they take up considerably less space than older units. Gas and electric models are available and depending on your current set up, it may be relatively easy to make the transition.  Ask us how easy it would be to install a tankless unit in your house. Check out our page here for more information.

Water Heater Maintenance

Proper maintenance is especially important with our Phoenix hard water. Sediment build up in the bottom of the tank can reduce the efficiency of the heater, clog the water lines, and shorten the life of the unit. Most manufacturers recommend flushing a unit every six months. This can be an easy thing to do, but most of us ignore it because we have enough other things taking up our time.

Step 1:  Connect a hose to the drain outlet near the bottom of the hot water heater. Put the other end of the hose into a cleanout drain or a large bucket.

Step 2: Open the drain spigot and flush the sediment from the bottom of the heater. Leave the water on and flowing until it comes out clear.

Step 3: Close the spigot, disconnect the hose and repeat in six months.

Feel free to call us with any questions or for a free quote at 602-446-6576.