Offering Fast & Reliable Water Heater Repair, Maintenance & Installation
Water heaters are the unsung heroes of our homes. We never truly recognize how much they do for us and only realize how much we appreciate them when they stop working.
If you’ve ever taken a cold shower, you know that it’s not easy to get by without one.
No Hot Water in the House?
Our Salem plumbers offer nearly 20 years of experience tackling water heater repairs and replacements. We have seen every situation and are equipped with the tools and expertise to diagnose your problems and recommend the appropriate action.
Your may need water heater repair if your unit is:
- Leaking water
- Insufficiently heating water
- Not heating water at all
4 Signs You Should Replace Your Water Heater
- Not enough hot water - If you find that you're running out of hot water again and again, then maybe your water heater isn't the right size, and no repair can fix that. Consult our Salem water heater installation experts and we'll assess which sized water heater you need.
- Rusty water after replacing your anode rod - So tank water heaters have a sacrificial anode rod that's designed to attract the rusting minerals in your water heater. If you're getting discolored water, the first thing you should check is your anode rod. If your anode rod has a lot of rust build-up then you should replace the rod, but if that's not the culprit then your water heater is corroding and could use a replacement.
- Repair after repair - If you're noticing that your water heater needs one repair after another, then it might be time to consider replacing your unit. At least talk with our Salem water heater installation experts over the phone and describe to them the issues. You won't need replacement in every case, but at some point replacing your system is cheaper than repair after repair.
- Old age - Tank water heaters usually last between 8 and 12 years. If your water heater is older than that, you should keep in mind that while it might work okay the repair costs are going to start adding up.
Is It Better To Repair Or Replace A Hot Water Heater?
Water heaters never take a break- they work around the clock, heating water multiple times a day and distributing it throughout the rest of your home. So it’s no wonder that after time, they will experience some difficulties.
The key is to determine if a simple repair is necessary or if your water heater needs to be replaced entirely.
You should consider replacing your water heater instead of repairing it in the following situations:
- The water heater is approaching the end of its expected lifespan (8-12 years for traditional tanks, up to 20 years for tankless).
- It requires frequent and costly repairs.
- Newer, more energy-efficient models can result in long-term energy savings.
- It no longer meets your hot water needs or household size.
- There is visible rust or corrosion on the tank or connections.
- Persistent leaks, especially from the tank, are present.
- Hot water supply is inconsistent or runs out quickly.
- Rising energy costs indicate reduced efficiency.
- Safety concerns, such as gas leaks, are present.
Our Salem water heater installation experts can make that determination. They can examine the heater and decide the appropriate plan of action.
We will take into consideration all these factors when providing you our opinion.
How Long Do Water Heaters Last?
Most water heaters last between 8 and 12 years. After that, the tank could corrode or become too inefficient. Having a professional do Regular maintenance can help increase your water heater's lifespan.
Choose the Right Water Heater for Your Home
When it comes to selecting a new water heater for your home, it's important to consider your specific needs and preferences.
With so many options available on the market, finding the right water heater can seem overwhelming.
At Evergreen Plumbing & Mechanical LLC, we're here to help you make an informed decision.
Factors to consider when choosing a water heater include:
- Size: Determine the appropriate size of the water heater based on the number of people in your household and your daily hot water usage.
- Energy Efficiency: Look for energy-efficient models that can help you save on your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
- Fuel Type: Decide whether you prefer a gas, electric, or tankless water heater based on your home's infrastructure and your personal preferences.
- Installation and Maintenance: Consider the ease of installation and maintenance requirements of different water heater models.
- Budget: Set a budget that fits your financial situation and explore options that offer the best value for your investment.
Our experienced team of professionals in SE Salem, OR can guide you through the selection process and provide expert advice tailored to your needs.
We offer a wide range of water heater options, including traditional tank water heaters and high-efficiency tankless models.
Choose Evergreen Plumbing For Superior Water Heater Services
As a local family-owned business, we know our neighbor’s plumbing needs. We strive to provide you with trusted plumbing solutions delivered with superior customer service.
As homeowners ourselves, we understand the stress plumbing problems can put on you and your family.
Our technicians are licensed and insured for your safety and we offer estimates prior to all our work. Financing is also available.
Just because your hot water heater is still functioning doesn’t mean it’s not in need of repairs.
Small water heater leaks don’t initially result in a lack of hot water, but if left untreated, can turn into a major headache.
Avoid major water heater issues by performing regular maintenance, such as draining your heater, testing the pressure-relief valve, and lowering the temperature setting to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Despite regular maintenance, constant use will deteriorate the life of the water heater and require a repair or replacement.
If your water heater is leaking, our Salem plumbers are ready to help with your water heater needs. We service residential and commercial properties.
We offer repairs for water heater problems including:
- Leaky drains
- Burned-out heating elements
- Faulty burners