Water Heater Repair & Replacement for the Greater Seattle, Kent, Renton & Tacoma Areas
While hot water heaters are one of the most important appliances in the home, they’re also the easiest to overlook – until you step into a cold shower! When you schedule a quote with one of our plumbers, we’ll look at a few crucial factors to determine if your tank can be repaired or needs to be replaced. These include:
- Age – Most water heaters have a shelf life of 8-12 years. When did you purchase your heater?
- Maintenance – Has it been flushed to remove mineral deposits?
- Water Color – Is your water rusty or brown?
- Noise – Water heaters should be relatively quiet. Is yours rattling, rumbling or clanking?
- Temperature – Does your water still get hot? Is your water temperature steady or does it fluctuate?
Our expert team leverages over 50 years of experience, allowing them to quickly diagnose and repair or replace your faulty hot water heater.
Water Heater Repair Services
As part of our hot water heater repair services, our experienced plumbers will perform a thorough inspection of your unit to determine if it’s an issue that can be repaired. Common issues that can be fixed include pilot lights that won’t stay on, water that doesn’t get hot enough or isn’t heating at all, running out of hot water too quickly, rust-colored water and minor water heater leaks. After the inspection, your technician will provide you with a detailed quote listing all your repair options.
Water Heater Replacement Services
While our goal is to save you money, we also want to protect your property from costly damages. If we determine that your water heater is at the end of its lifecycle and less expensive to replace, or that the damage can’t be repaired, we have multiple options to fit your needs and budget. While box stores only carry residential hot water heaters made with low-quality, plastic parts that may wear out faster. At Innovative Plumbing, we only carry commercial-quality water heaters that are made to last. Through our network of providers, we’re able to purchase the highest quality units at the lowest possible price – so we can pass the savings on to you.
Types of Hot Water Heaters
Conventional Storage Water Heaters
Conventional water heaters hold heated water in a reservoir. These units release hot water as needed from a tank and expansion tank. Conventional water heaters are broken down into two categories
Electric Water Heaters
Electric hot water heaters have the lowest upfront cost and their lifespan is 9 to 12 years. While not the most energy-efficient, these are the most common type of water heater.
Gas Water Heaters
Like electric units, conventional gas water heaters store water in a tank. These heaters require a gas line to operate and have a higher upfront cost. However, gas water heaters can be significantly more energy efficient and have a longer lifespan of 12 to 15 years.
Tankless or On-demand Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters provide hot water on-demand, meaning that you’re only paying for the water you use. They provide a more limited flow of hot water per minute and are more energy-efficient than conventional water heaters.