Hot Water Heater Repair Service and Hot Water Heater Installation

Joyce San Diego Plumbing provides AFFORDABLE Hot Water Heater Services
Hot Water Heater Installation or Hot Water Heater Repair

water heater repair and water heater installationJoyce San Diego Plumbing provides affordable water heater services.  The average lifespan of hot water heaters is eight to 12 years. Hot water heater replacement is the most common home improvement.

How much should a hot water heater replacement cost? That depends if you are ready for an energy efficient tankless hot water heater.  A tank style hot water heater costs between $800 and $1200.  The tankless hot water heater costs between $1500 and $2200.  It is very hard to provide an accurate quote on water heaters. There are many variables like prior water damage, accessibility, and other issues.

It pays to use a professional for water heater repair San Diego & water heater installation

San Diego tankless water heater - hot water heater repair and hot water heater installationMost homeowners do not realize the benefits of hiring a licensed master plumber that knows all the local plumbing codes.  Joyce’s staff of plumbers is knowledgeable on all San Diego, El Cajon, Alpine, Chula Vista, Lakeside, Lemon Grove and National City plumbing codes.  As a licensed, qualified plumber, we will install water heaters safely and correctly. We will use all of the safety features available.

WARNING: For electric hot water heater installations, you are using 240 volts of electricity. A poor installation can cause electric shock to the home owner.  What happens when a gas water heater is not installed correctly? It is common to find gas leaks which can cause catastrophic damage to your home or its occupants.

The Joyce plumbing staff is careful about every aspect of your hot water heater installation.  We make sure that your hot water heater is installed with adequate clearance with a drip pan. For gas-fired tanks or even tankless heaters we ensure that your system is correctly vented. This ensure that the homeowner avoids carbon monoxide gasses. Based on the Centers for Disease Control, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning leads to 400 deaths every year. Due to the carbon monoxide concern, people should always question anyone who does not pull a permit.

Once a home owner or commercial property uses Joyce Plumbing, we see them again when they have future plumbing needs.

When Should You Replace Your Hot Water Heater

Most manufacturers suggested that the life expectancy of a water heater is 8 to 12 years. That will vary based on the quality of the unit, the location that it is installed, how well it has been maintained and the water quality. Some of the signs that you need a new hot water heater include:

  1. If your hot water is not getting hot, the cause can be a faulty thermostat or defective heating element.  Look at the age of the water heater before thinking about replacing it. A water heater older than 10 years might be ready to be replaced.
  2. If your water heater is leaking, your tank is likely corroded or a fitting is loose. Joyce Plumbing can quickly determine if your problem fixable.
  3. If you see dirty or rusty water in your hot water, you may need a new water heater. You can do a little diagnosis on your own by lifting the pressure relief valve on the water heater and see if you see dirty water. This can be the sign of rust in your tank and the need for a new water heater.
  4. Noise in the tank is a sign to replace the hot water heater.  As the heater ages, you may hear funny sounds start to get louder and louder. You can flush the tank to see if that eliminates the noise.  If not, call Joyce Plumbing for a free quote.

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Hot water heaters typically require little maintenance. To prolong the life of your water heater, you should do the following:

  • Drain the water from your water heater at least once a year. This will help to remove sediment that can create corrosion. This DIY tip will also help improve the efficiency of your water heater.
  • Once a year, test the pressure-relief valve.  You can do this easily by lifting the valve’s handle. You will see a stream of water flow into the overflow drainpipe. If your relief valve does not work, replace it.
  • Keep the temperature on your water heater set at or below 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This step will reduce the potential for damaging the water heater tank from overheating.