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    Water heater problems are such a huge headache. From leaks to lacking hot water when you turn on the faucet, it all can be quite stressful. When this happens, there is no way to avoid water heater repair.

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    Water heater repairs

    Most often, there are signs when a water heater needs to be repaired. The most common sign is when your water heater does not provide adequate warm water, or it doesn’t heat water at all. Usually, this issue could be a result of a problem with the thermostat or a build-up of sediment which blocks heat transfer.

    To avoid major problems, once you notice any issues, it’s best to get somebody to fix it before it’s too late. You may even have to consider a replacement strategy.

    Some of the standard water heater problems are:

    No hot water

    The pilot or thermocouple could be the issue if it is a gas water heater. For electric heaters, check the thermostat as well.

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    leaking water from a faucet attached to a tank

    Lukewarm water

    There are a few possibilities to what could be wrong. The heating elements, temperature setting, a disconnected dip tube, or sediment in the tank are the probable causes.

    Smelly / Rusty water

    Sometimes, your water may smell horrible, especially if using hot water. The water may even be discolored. In this case, there may be bacteria build-up or pipe corrosion.

    Other issues that could warrant the need for hot water heater repair include leaks that could be due to a faulty temperature and pressure relief valve. A plumbing connection could also be the issue.

    You do not have to know the cause of your hot water heater problems. During our inspection, we will run through possible causes to determine the best way to fix your water heater.

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    Water heater replacement

    A water heater can last for about 10 or so years. Regular maintenance prolongs the lifespan of your heater. Routine repairs such as replacing pressure-relief valves are quite simple.

    When you see leaks at the base of the tanks and water tank is older than eight years, it is probably time to consider replacement options.

    If your heater is old, the costs of repairing may be equivalent to buying a new unit. We can inspect the unit to determine how much longer it will likely work and recommend when to replace the heater.

    Sometimes, you may not be experiencing issues, but you simply need to replace the unit for a more energy efficient heater to lower monthly energy costs.

    Consider Simply Sewers to get the job done. Our highly experienced personnel will advise you on what works best for your water heating needs and provide cost-effective options.

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    Water Tank installation

    If repairing your equipment is not possible it is time to consider replacement options. For most homeowners, your first instinct is to do it yourself. However, even if you have some experience doing this job, hiring an experienced contractor can save you time and headache.

    You may think that you are saving a few bucks, but you may install the new heater incorrectly. This could cause significant issues such as leaks that cause further damage to your home.  Also, you could buy the wrong heater and only realize it after lugging it from the store.

    At Simply Sewers, we will get the installation done correctly and quickly.

    A hot water heater replacement involves delivering the new unit, disconnecting the old one, installing the new unit, and removal of the old equipment. It also includes testing if the new heater works well.

    40 and 50-gallon water heater installation cost

    As we said earlier, if you are looking for a Littleton water heater repair or surrounding areas, Simply Sewers is your go-to company. We understand the importance of the installation process, and you need the right people doing it for you.

    The costs for 40 and 50-gallon water heaters vary. That said, they range from $800-2,600.

    A 40-gallon water heater is enough to provide hot water for 2-3 people.

    A 50-gallon hot water heater will be good for 3-4 people.

    We will help you select the water heater option that is best for your home and your budget by looking at your needs and your home size. Before even beginning the replacement process, we’ll do a thorough home inspection to determine the cause and see if replacement is necessary.

    Call Simply Sewers to get help with your hot water heater.

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    The Benefits of a New Hot Water Heater

    Why Now Might be the Right Time to Consider an Upgrade or Replacement. It Might Just Save You Big

    Hot water heaters may become less efficient over time, making an upgrade to a new one can save you on energy costs day in and day out. As compared to tankless heaters (which have a high upfront cost that’s difficult to recoup), tank water heaters are also a highly affordable upgrade.

    Water Heater Performance

    Tankless models might be the new ‘fad’, but when you crunch the numbers not only are they more expensive, they don’t perform as well either (especially if you have a larger family). By contrast, tank water heaters are always ready for action, tapping into a reserve of pre-heated water for immediate use when needed.

    Hot Water Recovery Rate

    As tank water heaters age, it may become difficult for them to adequately replenish hot water at a rate that keeps pace with your use. This can lead to a long shower becoming lukewarm (or even cold) the longer you’re in there. Similarly, using a washing machine, dishwasher and showering at the same time can result in demand for hot water greater than an aging tanked heater can keep up with.

    Enhanced Efficiency

    Tanked hot water heaters have come a long way in recent years, with new and exciting innovations leading to improved energy efficiency that saves you on utility bills while improving performance. In short, they get more done with less.

    Compact and Space Saving

    Modern hot water heaters take up less space. From compact tanked designs, to wall-mounted tankless options, a new unit can help you free up space for other uses.

    Never Run Out of Hot Water

    Aging water heaters lose capacity over time. From lime and rust buildup inside, to reduced efficiency or worn parts, the lifespan of a hot water heater is a limited one, often resulting in decreased capacity over time.

    Head Off Potential Plumbing Issues BEFORE They Happen

    Every appliance has an ‘end date’ after which it was not made to last. Even hot water heaters. Paying attention to the performance of your water heater, having an annual inspection, and taking note of the manufacturer’s warranty date are all important steps you can take to prevent any plumbing surprises. Replacing before you run into an issue ensures you’ll never be without hot water when you need it most.

     

    The Latest Technology

    Upgrading means you can take advantage of the latest and best features the industry has to offer. From optimized energy consumption, to designs and builds meant to last longer.

     

    Water Heater FAQs

    How often should a hot water heater be serviced?

    The industry-best practice is to have your water heater serviced once per year (more if you have hard, mineral-dense or rusty water). This service inspection can remove buildup, optimize the unit for energy efficiency, can catch any small problems before they turn into major expenses or headaches.

    How much does it cost to repair a water heater?

    The average cost for water heater repair varies widely based on several factors including: the make, model, and underlying cause of the problem. That said, the US national cost for repairs ranges between $200 all the way up to $1000, with $500 being the overall average.

    What is the most common problem with water heaters?

    One of the most-cited issues we hear from clients is that their water heater is not able to produce enough hot water to keep up with the demands of their household. In some cases, a simple solution is to turn up the temperature of the tank. This results in incoming water rising in temperature faster, and thus making the unit capable of providing more hot water during periods of heavy use.

    In other cases, this may be a sign of an aging water heater losing its capability, or an indication that your family may need a unit with a larger tank.

    CAUTION: Be advised that you can turn the temperature up TOO HIGH, causing it to boil. This is a dangerous situation. Further, temperatures too hot pose a risk of scalding your skin, so please proceed with caution or hire a professional to assist you in finding the right solution.

    How much does it cost to replace the pilot light on a water heater?

    Has your water heater suddenly and abruptly stopped heating water? If the water out of your tap is ice cold, and your water heater is new(er) and in good shape, chances are it’s a pilot light that’s the issue. Relighting a pilot light is quick and easy, costing you the minimum charge for a service call. In other cases when it may need to be replaced, around an hour or two of work is involved, generally costing between $50-$150.

    What people are saying about us

    These guys are fantastic! Twice they have been able to accommodate my emergent needs when they were all ready busy. They Have been very professional , friendly , and fair . I’ll recommend them to my friends .

    Bradly Barney

    Talor and Jacob stopped by on short notice. Took the time to diagnose and explain the problem. Fair price and great service.

    Dean johnson

    No high pressure sales. Tells the straight story. On-time. Quick to fix the issue. Will definitely use again, and I recommend if you are searching for a plumber with integrity. How refreshing!

    Sharp Eye

    This restored my believing in people. Great customer services. Thank you, Tylor, and Jacob. This company is very reasonable for the services they provide.

    Dennis Regan

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