In Rancho Santa Margarita, a water heater is a necessary part of today’s world. Without hot water, one cannot enjoy a hot shower after a hard day’s work, or a relaxing hot bath to melt the stresses of the week away. In Rancho Santa Margarita, your neighbors turn to Pristine Plumbing when they need water heater repair or water heater replacement done right and in a timely fashion. Our team of professional water heater repair specialists will have your hot water flowing in no time. Give us a call and get your free estimate today.
There are two types of water heaters most commonly installed in Rancho Santa Margarita:
Standard Water Heater – Also called a storage tank water heater, this type of water heater is the most common type you will see in a home. A large insulated tank holds the hot water, and a burner usually from natural gas and sometimes electricity is at the bottom to heat the water. These often take up a fair amount of space in a garage or utility closet. They last about 8-15 years on average, and if they break, they can leak and cause varying degrees of flooding depending on the size of the leak, or the time until it is noticed by the homeowner. While cheaper than their more advanced, newer counterpart, they are slowly being phased out due to the advantages of a newer system.
Tankless Water Heater– This type of water heater is tankless and takes up much less space than a standard water heater. These are usually wall mounted and heat water very fast as it passes through a heat exchanger. This is done at the time hot water is needed, so there’s no need for a large tank to take up space. Your water heater is not required to constantly reheat the water or regulate its temperature since it is handled on demand, direct from the main water line. These units are often higher in cost than your standard water heater, but they are far more energy efficient and thus reduce your monthly utility bill. With proper maintenance, they also have a lifespan of 30 years so you will not have to worry about buying a new one for much longer than you would if you went with the older technology.
I Need Water Heater Repair!
Both water heaters have their advantages and disadvantages between each other, but they both share a commonality that affects all things in life. They sometimes need to be repaired. Yearly maintenance is important to ensure your water heater is working properly and there are no early signs of possible structural issues that could prove disastrous in the future if not taken care of. Both the standard water heater and the tankless water heater should be flushed on a yearly basis to avoid mineral buildup that can damage and clog the unit. We also recommend keeping the area directly around your water heater, regardless of the type of unit, so you will be able to identify any leaks or issues before they hopefully get too out of hand.
If you are experiencing any of the signs below, we implore you to give the experts at Pristine Plumbing a call. We will provide you with a free estimate and make sure everything is running properly. If it isn’t, we have the equipment and expertise required to fix it. We service all brands and we are ready to help.
Five Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair:
- Strange smelling and/or discolored water.
- Any size pool of water underneath or around the water heater.
- Popping, rumbling, or a whining that seems to be coming from your water heater.
- Burned areas near or around the electrical components and vents.
- Cold water is a surefire sign that you’re having issues with your water heater as well.
If you have noticed any of these signs, give us a call. We offer 24/7 service and calling us as soon as possible can help alleviate further damage and incurred costs. We will identify the issue and provide you with a breakdown of the steps required to repair the situation. In the event that the water heater is beyond repair, as can often happen if the insulation within the tank or the tank itself is cracked, we also offer affordable water heater replacement and we will go over your options with you at that time. Unlike many other plumbers, we treat our neighbors in Rancho Santa Margarita like family and we will do our best to repair your water heater, rather than try to push a water heater replacement on you if it is unnecessary. We are looking forward to speaking with you and putting your mind at ease if you think or know you have water heater issues that need resolving. Call us today.