Water Heater Repair and Installation in Whittier

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Water heaters are often given little attention until there is a problem. At that point, a decision has to be made to fix or repair the unit. Daniel Cordova Plumbing will help you with all of your water heater needs. We serve residents throughout Whittier and surrounding areas in Southern California.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Water Heater?

Water heaters that are over ten years should be replaced when problems arise. Units five years old or less should be repaired, unless significant repair is required.

Here are additional issues to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your unit.

Is the warranty still in effect? If the warranty is still in place, call the manufacturer and explain the problem. Replacement parts will then be sent to you. Call us for help installing these parts.

How severe is the problem? There are only a few things that often go wrong with a water heater: the pilot light goes out, the circuit breaker trips, the thermostat breaks, the heating element fails, a valve sticks, or the tank leaks. Most of these problems can easily be repaired. However, if your unit’s tank is leaking due to corrosion, you will need to replace your entire unit.

Is your water heater energy efficient? Replacing an older unit with a more efficient model can be less costly than repairing your existing unit. Seventeen percent of energy used in a home comes from older water heaters. The percentage is nearly cut in half with the installation of newer units.

To define reasonable cost, it is suggested that repairs be 50 percent or less than the price of a new unit. We provide free estimates to give you an idea upfront of what your service will cost. We will also discuss options regarding repair versus replacement to help you decide on the best course of action.

Why is Professional Service Important?

Water heater installation, repair, and maintenance can be more complex than it seems. A professional installation will make sure your unit complies with local code. Adhering to codes helps you avoid problems such as water leaks or gas leaks (in units that are powered by gas).

Repairing or replacing your water heater is best left to professionals. You will save time and prevent avoidable problems.

Call us today at (626) 962-0885 to schedule your FREE in-home estimate!