Water Heater Repair and Replacement

When you are struggling with water heater problems in your Orange County home, you can count on our skilled plumbers at Service First Plumbing to respond quickly and to address all of the issues completely. We take pride in offering water heater repair and replacement services around the clock, and our licensed plumbers are available to head your way soon.

We provide 24-hour water heater repair and installation services to all Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Dania Point, and surrounding areas

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Water Heater Services

Many common water heater problems can be resolved with professional repairs. For example, smelly or discolored water coming from the hot water heater could signify that the tank needs to be drained. Whether you are struggling with this issue, a water heater leak, improper temperature control or other issues, you can expect us to arrive promptly. Our plumbers always begin a water heater repair service with a comprehensive yet efficient inspection to identify the best course of action. In most cases, our team can repair a damaged water heater on-site.

Water Heater Replacement

At Service First Plumbing, we know that many of our clients want to maximize the life of their current water heater. We consistently provide complete and honest answers to our customers about the condition of their equipment. By doing so, we help our customers to make an informed decision about replacing versus repairing the unit. We provide water heater replacement services for both tank and tankless units.

Common Water Heater Problems

  • Not enough hot water. This is one of the most common water heater problems. Typically it can be solved by turning up the temperature of the thermostat. Be careful, however, not to turn the temperature up too high, as this can hazardous.
  • Too little hot water. A water storage tank that produces too little hot water is one of the many common hot water heater problems you may encounter. Typically this can be solved by cranking up the temperature on the storage tank’s thermostat. Be careful, however, not to turn the temperature level up too high, as this can be a scalding hazard.
  • No hot water. If you don’t get any hot water whenever you switch on the hot water faucets and also your hot water heater is gas-powered, the most likely issue is a pilot light that has blown out. This may be as a result of a damaged thermocouple or a defective pilot control valve. An additional likely cause is a heating element (if you have an electrical water heater) or the thermocouple (for a gas water heater) that requires to be replaced. Changing the heating element or thermocouple is a fairly easy job for a plumbing specialist. Unless you have such training, you’re advised to allow a pro to manage this repair work.
  • Smelly water. Foul-smelling hot water typically suggests that the water has become infected with bacteria. Usually, you can sense a rotten egg-type odor. You can generally solve this yourself by flushing the storage tank and loading it with a solution of water and hydrogen peroxide. Allow the solution to sit in the storage tank for 2 hrs or so and afterwards flush with clear water. If the tank is still foul-smelling, it’s best to call a plumbing contractor. If both the cold and hot water coming out of your fixtures is smelly, the reason is more than likely not related to your hot water heater.
  • A noisy water tank. If your water tank is making noise, maybe a sign of one of several problems. One of the most likely is that your tank has sediment in the bottom of it which the heating element is literally burning the sediment. If that holds true, you’ll require to drain your water tank, a relatively easy procedure and something you should do about once a year as routine maintenance. Your water storage tank might also be making noise if the heating element is beginning to burn out. Having a service professional change the heating element should resolve the situation.
  • Leaking storage tank. Sadly, when your storage tank starts to leak, it’s finished and it’s time for a brand-new one. Leaks, even tiny ones, are not something you want to ignore. You certainly do not want a 30 or 60-gallon tank draining in your basement or laundry room. At the first sign of a leak, contact Service First Plumbing to see about getting a brand-new water heater.

Schedule Service Today

Water heater problems are understandably a serious inconvenience, and some common problems could even result in property damage if they are not addressed promptly. We are a locally owned plumbing company that proudly maintains an average response time of 20 minutes. If you are dealing with water heater issues in Orange County today, our reliable and experienced plumbers are ready to jump into action. Contact us today to schedule the water heater service that your home needs.