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Water Heater Repair Albuquerque 

Is your water heater acting up? Making weird noises? Not providing enough hot water? You may be needing a new water heater replacement. Most water heaters have an average lifetime of 7-10 years although they can be operating in most homes for longer periods of time they’re more likely to fail and when water heaters fail they don’t usually fail at the best time or they can cause more damage if the waterheater tank starts to leak which could cause flood damage to your home and belongings. 

How do you know if need your water heater needs to be repaired or replaced? 

It can be tricky to know for certain if your hot water heater can be repaired but there are simple ways to check. 

Check to see if there are any leaks from the water heater or the plumbing connected to the tank. If no leaks then that’s a good step. 

If gas water heater: check to make sure the gas valve is turned on. If you smell any rotten egg smell (natural gas smell) there could be a leak and we recommend you turn off the valve and call a licensed plumber to inspect for leaks. 

If no rotten egg smells then make sure there is a pilot flame on. There should be a small viewing window at the bottom of the tank. Here you would see if the pilot flame is lit or not. If not then you will need to turn the water heater switch to “pilot” holding down the button and simultaneously push the pilot ignition switch repeatedly until the either you can visibly see the pilot flame or see a flashing green light (depending on your water heater will have this feature) 

Once the flame is lit then you will need to adjust the setting to your specified setting. 

If there is no flame then the thermocouple could need replacing or another component could need troubleshooting. At this point, it is recommended you contact us and have one of our techs come out to diagnose the problem. 

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My Hot water doesn’t last very long. 

If your hot water seems to not last very long then you could have either an issue with the heater elements or significant sediment build up in the tank. Sediment build-up can cause many issues such as destroying the heating elements as well as contribute to corrosion. 

It is recommended to flush your water heater 1-2 times a year depending on the amount of use and how “hard” your water is from your location. 

The majority of major water heater repairs tend to turn into full water heater replacements. If you’re on the fence and currently have an older water heater (older than 8 years) then I would like to remind you that this appliance is always running. In fact, your water heater, refrigerator, and HVAC system are the most used equipment a homeowner owns. This equipment is used more than other mechanical systems such as vehicles, ovens, microwaves, computers & televisions. If you provide regular maintenance for your vehicles and appliances you should take the same care of your most life-sustaining appliances.

Free Water Heater Replacement Estimates

If you’re looking to get a new water heater, our experts can provide a free price quote for replacing your hot water heater. We will make your new water heating system is installed and up to city code. same day replacements are available as well.

You can count on us for help if your water heater needs to be replaced or repaired. Call today to request a technician.  

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