Water Heater Repair
Whether you have a 100-gallon commercial water heater or a 40-gallon residential water heater, you can rely on the plumbing experts at BR McGinty. We can diagnose, repair, replace and install all brands of water heaters. Our licensed plumbers have over 75 years of collective experience and are dedicated to providing central Arkansas residents with the best services possible. No matter the situation, our professional team is ready to solve the problem. For a dependable plumber in Little Rock, turn to BR McGinty — schedule an appointment for a FREE estimate!
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Types of Hot Water Heaters
There are two common types of water heaters: Tank-type & Tankless. A conventional tank-type water heater uses electricity, propane, gas, or oil. They transfer heat from a coil or burner to the water in an insulated tank. Due to energy efficiency and maintenance, we recommend a tankless water heater; however, sometimes converting from a traditional tank-type to a tankless unit might not be the best solution. Both types of water heaters come in gas and electric options. Gas water heaters are the most popular choice of homeowners, but electric water heaters are growing in popularity as they are an affordable and efficient alternative. Our water heater installers are experts in all types and can take your situation into account to help you choose the best fit for you and your home or business.
Hot Water Heater Repair
When it comes to water heaters, routine maintenance is important to catch issues before they become serious problems and require repair. However, If you have no hot water, a leaky hot water heater, or need any other water heater repair, our team of experts is here for you! Our professionals can help identify the root cause of the problem and offer effective and affordable water heater repair solutions, helping you get back to enjoying your hot water to the fullest.
Common water heater problems include:
- No hot water – Some of the most common reasons for water heaters not producing hot water is that the pilot light went out, the heating element is bad, or the circuit breaker has tripped, but it could be due to a more complex issue.
- Inadequately warm water – Is your gas or electric water heater producing water that is too hot or too cold? It may be facing a thermostat issue or a buildup of sediment.
- Leaky hot water heater – A leak can be coming from a number of places. Water leaking from the top of your water heater could be a sign that your temperature-pressure valve has failed. Your water heater leaking from the bottom could be due to a loose or broken drain valve.
- Rusty water heater – If you notice any rust building up on the exterior of your water heater, this means that there is water escaping the tank, which can only mean issues with heat retention.
- Water has a rusty color or tint – If your hot water heater is producing rusty or brown-colored water, this may be a serious sign that the interior of your water heater has corrosion and the rust is making its way into the water.
- Smelly hot water – Stinky or smelly water coming from your hot water tank could be caused by a high level of bacteria, contaminants, iron, etc. Smelly water is more often found in properties with well water as their primary water source. The most common solution is replacing the anode rod, but there may be several issues present.
Water Heater Replacement
Preventative maintenance is the key in prolonging the life of your hot water system, but it will not last forever. A standard tank-style water heater has an expected life span of 10 to 15 years.
When to replace your water heater:
- Your unit is near the end of its expected life span
- You are only able to run hot water for short amounts of time
- Your unit is unable to heat your water at all
- There is a decrease in water pressure, likely because the tank is not airtight and some heat is able to escape
- Repairing your water heater is not possible or it would be more costly than replacing
No matter the case, our team can help you select the right replacement water heater for your home or business.
Water Heater Installation
Water heater installation involves the plumbing system, the electrical system, building codes, bylaws, and manufacturer’s warranties. In order to keep all of these elements working together and reduce future problems, your water heater should be installed by a professional. Attempting a DIY install is not recommended due to the associated safety hazards. If you install a water heater yourself, you could potentially be leaving a ticking time bomb in your basement. There are all sorts of rules and regulations to ensure that your appliances are installed correctly and safely — that’s where we come in!
We at BR McGinty are all factory-trained, service trained, licensed, insured and bonded. We can install your water heater and ensure proper and efficient operation. Additionally, we give you a 1-year installation warranty because we take pride in our work and have no problem backing it up and fixing anything that may have been overlooked.
Emergency Water Heater Repair
To better serve our clients, we offer 24-hour emergency services in which we are able to deliver an emergency plumber to your doorstep any time of the day or night, 365 days a year! We don’t want your comfort to suffer just because a problem occurs after normal business hours. We understand that hot water is a necessity for more than just bathing or showering; you also need it for laundry, cleaning dishes, etc., so you can rely on BR McGinty’s team to get repairs done efficiently, anytime.
Contact our Little Rock Water Heater Repair Experts
Whether it is plumbing or air conditioning and heating services, you can rely on BR McGinty to be there when you need us. Our Little Rock plumbers offer free consultations and estimates for all of your water heater needs!