Storage Tank Water Heater Services
If you’re like most homes in the area you probably have a storage tank water heater. If you’re having any sort of problem with it, you can count on our emergency water heater service. And in most cases, we can complete same day water heater repairs, and often same day water heater replacements. Our team experienced highly-trained professionals is also ready for new water heater installations. And our company is properly licensed and fully insured.
We provide water heater repair and water heater installation services to all Ontario, Riverside, San Bernardino, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Corona, Temecula, Murrieta, Upland, Rialto, Yucaipa, Hemet, Chino Hills, Perris and Moreno Valley, California. Call us today to schedule an estimate.
Water Heater Installation
Residential models typically last 8 to 12 years depending on quality, commercial models somewhat longer. If yours is around that age, well past its warranty, has needed a couple of repairs before, or has a leaking tank then it’s time for a new water heater. Our water heater replacement service usually takes 2-3 hours, and we’ll take care of permits and haul-away. And you’ll have a more reliable water heater that uses less energy.
Since it’s not something most people think about, a water heater replacement is usually with a similar model with the same tank capacity (40 gallons is the most common for home models). But if you like, our pros would be happy to ask about your particular usage and priorities, reconsider sizing, and suggest energy-saving options.
New 2015 federal efficiency standards require water heater installations with heat-pump technology for electric units above 55 gallons. We’re among the few water heater services with extensive heat pump experience in the Inland Empire area
Common Hot Water Heater Problems
Compared to cars, hot water heaters have relatively few parts to break or wear out. But problems do happen. Here are the things we most commonly see for electric and gas units alike.
- Leaking temperature and pressure relief valves, inlet valves, outlet valves, and tanks.
- A depleted anode rod that leads to rust-colored water and eventually can damage the various components it was designed to protect.
- A corroded dip tube that lets incoming cold mix with outgoing hot, leaving you without enough hot water.
- Scale and sediment build-up that reduces performance, and sometimes leads to bacteria growth and smelly water.
Water Heater Repairs
You you can count on our expert troubleshooters to go straight to the problem for fast and affordable water heater repairs. They’ll think it through, and usually perform a few tests before replacing anything. With our well-stocked trucks your water heater service will take an hour or less in most cases, rarely much more than that.
Manufacturers recommend regular maintenance. Most larger businesses do so, but most homeowners neglect it. Maintenance is primarily draining and flushing the tank to reduce scale and remove sediment. Doing so once a year increases equipment lifetime and improves performance, giving you more hot water and higher efficiency. Did you know that without maintenance a 10 to 15-year-old unit may use as much a twice as much energy as when it was new? Our experts will also perform inspections as performance and safety checks and as replace the protective anode rod as needed.
Electric Water Heaters
Often it’s just a matter of resetting a circuit breaker in your “fuse” box. But if that happens more than a couple of times there’s likely a problem somewhere along the line. And sometimes an over-temperature breaker mounted outside the tank needs a reset. But breakers fail, and an electric resistance heating element can burn out. Actually, there’s two elements so if you’re not getting enough hot water one of them may have failed. That’s easily checked by an ohm meter without the need to remove them.
Natural Gas Water Heaters
For safety and efficiency, gas-fired models have quite a few more parts, and they all have to work together. If you’ve found yourself without hot water it may simply be necessary for you to relight the pilot light. Or you could have a faulty
- Thermocouple that thinks the pilot is out and shuts off the gas for safety,
- Pilot light,
- Thermostat, controller, or
- Gas valve.