Common Problems with Water Heaters

Common Water Heater Repairs in Boerne,TX

While no one wants to be IN “hot water,” no one wants to be WITHOUT hot water.  And life becomes uncomfortable and inconvenient when our water heaters stop working.  Knowing a few of the common problems with water heaters can help you get your water heater working again quickly.

5 Most Common Problems with Hot Water Heater

Common Water Heater Issues

Water heaters are one of the necessities we can’t live without. When your water heater stops working, the first thing you ask is “What’s the problem with my water heater?” 

Some of the common problems our customers experience with their water heaters include:

  • No hot water – a sure sign that you have a problem
  • Insufficient hot water – your water heater may be sized incorrectly
  • Sudden spike in water temperature – might be a faulty element
  • Water leaking from unit– indicates a possible connection or valve problem
  • Loud popping noises as unit heats
digital display on Rheem water heater installed in Boerne

Before You Call the Plumber for your Water Heater Issue

Some of the problems you experience with your water heater may be simple to fix.  Before you have a plumber come out, be sure that you check these simple issues.

  • Did the circuit breaker trip for the water heater?
  • Did the water heater get unplugged?
  • Has the pilot light gone out on your gas water heater?
  • If the water heater is leaking from the valves, can they be tightened?
  • Are the supply lines causing the leak?

Need a Different Plumbing Service?

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Extend the life of your faucets by replacing o-rings, cartridges, and other parts that wear out.

Combat the effects of hard water and preserve the life of your plumbing with a water softener.

Achieve optimal water heater  performance through regular maintenance, repair or replacement.

Prevent plumbing emergencies with proactive drain cleaning and drain line repairs or replacement.

Prevent damage to your home by eradicating leaks with flexible PEX water lines or new drain lines.

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Conserve water and protect your home with reliable repairs and installation of low-flow toilets.

Enjoy the efficiency of natural gas and propane appliances with expert gas line installation and repair.

Sewer Repairs

Protect your home and family with dependable sewer line inspections, repairs and replacement.

When to Call a Plumber for Your Water Heater Problems

When the hot water problem can’t be fixed with the options above, you’ll need to give a plumber a call to perform your water heater repair and get your unit working again. 

 

The Olde Town Plumbers will do a complete evaluation of your water heater to determine the cause of the problem.  For example, lack of power to the unit may require replacing the electrical plug while a spike in temperature may indicate the heating elements need to be changed out.   

 

Or cold water coming from the hot water lines may indicate the thermostats are not functioning or can indicate the elements have burned out.

burned out heating element for water heater

Common Water Heater Repairs Performed by Olde Town Plumbing

You’ll want to call an Olde Town plumber to perform an evaluation on your water heater and to repair items like:

  • Replacing the thermostat
  • Replacing the heating elements
  • Replacing the relief valve
  • Replacing or installing the expansion tank
  • Installing a drain pan
  • Replacing the anode rod
  • Replacing the plug
  • Inspecting the burner on a gas or propane unit
  • Replacing the valves or connections to the water lines
  • Replacing a leaking water heater tank
  • Installing a tankless water heater
  • Replacing a conventional water heater with a tankless water heater
  • Replacing an electric water heater with a gas water heater
  • Installing a new water heater
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Providing water heater installation & repair for Boerne & the Texas Hill Country

Bergheim, Boerne, Bulverde, Comfort, Fair Oaks Ranch, Helotes, Leon Springs, Shavano Park, Sisterdale, Stone Oak and Timberwood Park

Call Olde Town Plumbing to Resolve Your Water Heater Problems

We understand the inconvenience of having a problem with your water heater. For fast, reliable service, call Olde Town Plumbing to tackle the problem. Whether your issue is a burned-out heating element, a bad thermostat, or a faulty valve, our top-notch plumbers have the knowledge and experience you can count on to get your water heater up and running efficiently.

 

Is your unit making unusual noises? Is brown, muddy water flowing from the faucets? It’s time to call the professionals at Olde Town Plumbing for the repair or replacement of your water heater.

 

We offer honest, dependable service you can count on. The folks in Boerne and the surrounding Texas Hill Country rely on our honest evaluation, upfront pricing, professional service, and clear communication. We’ll offer the best solution to your water heater problem.

 

We take pride in giving you the best water heater repair and routine maintenance service to extend the useful life of your water heater. For top-quality water heater repair service, and a FREE quote, call Olde Town Plumbing at 830-446-5227 today!

Customer Testimonial

"When you need a plumber – you want the Best! Rob Williams is the Best in the business. We manage many homes in and around the Boerne area and Rob is our “Go To” plumber, not only at our rental properties, but our personal home as well. He has been an enormous help to us. We have had several very serious situations where Rob has really come through for us. If you’re looking for a great plumber – your search is over. Rob is the man."
David Klobedans
Property Manager - Keller Williams, Boerne, TX
Our Plumbers

What Sets Us Apart

Friendly

When you have a plumbing problem, the last thing you want is to deal with a rude service technician.  We strive to provide good old-fashioned service like was common in old times.  We know our customers are our Hill Country neighbors and friends, and we treat you with the kindness and respect you deserve.  We really mean it when we say, “How can we help?”

Honest

We value honesty and integrity in our own lives, and we bring those values into our plumbing company as well.  When you choose Olde Town Plumbing, you’re choosing plumbers who won’t try to upsell you on products or services that you don’t need.  We’ll provide honest evaluations of your plumbing problems, reasonable solutions, and fair pricing for the needed for repairs.

Professional

You can count on our plumbing professionals to arrive on time and to work efficiently and competently.  To keep your plumbing inconvenience minimal, we’ll give you a call when we’re headed your direction, so you know exactly when to expect us.  And with our fully stock service vehicles, we won’t waste your time running back and forth to the home improvement store for parts.

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