Water Heater Installation & Repair Services

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A water heater is one of the most important appliances in any household. Not having hot water is for sure one of the most inconvenient plumbing break downs. A professionally installed water heater will typically last for more than a decade or more. However, it’s not uncommon for smaller issues to surface along the way that requires repairs. Most of the time these smaller repairs are the result of an incomplete install from a couple years before. Let the experts at Bellows Plumbing, Heating, & Air provide you with a comprehensive water heater estimate and an up to code installation. Below are the types of water heater services we offer our clients.

If you want water heater installation in Santa Cruz, Marin, Santa Clara, and Sonoma for your home or another water heater service, call us today at 831-244-6718.

Who Used All the Hot Water?

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Keep Yourself In Hot Water With a Water Heater That Works By Getting Water Heater Installation, Repair, or a Replacement.

One issue that troubles many households is running out of hot water. If you have a large family or like to use more than one appliance that requires hot water at one time, it’s common for the tank to empty and no hot water to be available. If this keeps happening, you may just need a larger tank to accommodate your family, or you might have a leak in the tank that needs repair. Either way, professional attention is required to get the water heater working the way it should. Another sign that your water heater needs repair is low water pressure when you try to use the hot water through your faucets. Get repairs or get a water heater installation in Santa Cruz, Marin, Santa Clara, and Sonoma through our professional plumbers.

Common Causes of a Malfunctioning Water Heater

As mentioned above, a leak in the tank is the number one reason you’ll end up with no hot water. Other causes include general aging of the tank, a failed gas valve, or a failed thermopile.

Most water heaters last between eight and twelve years depending. The years you’ll get our of your hot water are related to maintenance, water hardness, and overall use. Over time calcium and other mineral sediment builds up in the tank. If you live in an area such as Santa Cruz or Marin where the water tends to be relatively hard, your water heater tank will slowly fill with this sediment. As this sediment builds up, not only does it take up space in the tank, making your 40 gallon now a 30 gallon or less, but it also means the burner has to work extra hard. As the burner attempts to heat water through a layer of sediment it begins to burn out the bottom of the thank and eventually the tank leaks. We get a lot of calls from people stating that their water heater has rocks in it, they hear rocks banging around whenever the water heater is on. This banging noise is actually the sediment build up. The bad news, is that if it’s to the point you hear banging, it usually means water heater replacement. Give us a call and we’ll work to see if maintenance can save your water heater, or if replacement is the best option.

Why a Professional Installs It Better

When you look at a water heater, it doesn’t really look like much to install. The tank just kind of sits there for years, doing its thing, so DIY doesn’t seem too farfetched. The issue some homeowners fail to realize is that your water heater must tie into the plumbing system and the electrical system; it must be installed in such a way that the manufacturer’s warranty remains intact and it must meet any local building codes and bylaws. When you take all the different elements into consideration, it becomes apparent that professional installation is best.

Hot water is one of those luxuries that not many households are willing to do without. If your hot water hasn’t been working the way you want it to, call and let Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air take control of the situation with either repair, replacement, or a brand new water heater installation in Santa Cruz, Marin, Santa Clara, and Sonoma. You can reach us at 831-244-6718!

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