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Water Heater Repair in Philadelphia

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Water Heater Repair in Philadelphia, Montgomery County, & Bucks County

Water heaters are critical pieces of equipment in any home or business. They give you the ability to take a hot shower, wash your dishes, and clean your clothes. Unfortunately, water heaters are often one of the most overlooked of all plumbing fixtures and appliances in the home. You may use your hot water heater multiple times a day without even thinking about it. However, when they need to be replaced, symptoms can arise suddenly. If your hot water heater is very old, you may need a new one installed. At Bill Frusco Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling, we provide both water heater installations and water heater repairs in Philadelphia, Montgomery County, & Bucks County.

If you realize no hot water is coming from your faucets, there are a few things you can do before calling a technician.

  • Check to see if the circuit breaker has been tripped.
  • Check the thermostat on your hot water heater to see if the upper limit is too low.
  • If you hear concerning noises coming from your hot water heater, turn off the power that runs to it.
  • Find out if your water heater is still under warranty.

It’s also important to pay attention to more subtle signs, as these can indicate the need for minor repairs. For example, does it seem like your hot water is running out more quickly than usual in the shower? When you approach your water heater, does it seem noisier than it used to? Rather than doubt yourself, err on the side of caution and get your water heater checked out. A simple and affordable maintenance appointment can help you avoid worse problems in the future.

Water Heater Repair

While generally very durable and long-lasting, many things can go wrong with a water heater. This is especially true if your water heater has never been serviced. The water coming out of your faucets may be cold or lukewarm, which is the clearest sign of a problem. If you notice discolored or rusty water, this is another clear warning sign that something has gone wrong. Often, the tank lining starts to corrode, which means you’ll need to replace the anodes or replace the entire water heater depending on the severity of the problem. Water heaters can leak if the pressure relief valve needs to be adjusted. In addition, water heaters may have loose bolts that cause rattling noises and can even overheat on occasion. If you are handy, simply tightening some bolts may be no problem. But more serious issues will require the help of a plumbing and heating repair expert.

If you need a water heater repair in Philadelphia or the surrounding area, our technicians provide emergency service so you don’t have to go without hot water. We pride ourselves on offering upfront pricing and never pressuring customers to buy things they don’t absolutely need. With financing options, our customers can pay off big purchases without the stress and hassle.

Water Heater Replacement

Water heaters may start to show signs of age after about 8 years old, though this will vary from household to household. If your water heater came with a warranty, it may run out at about year 10, but a water heater that is in good shape may continue functioning long after this point. It’s best not to avoid getting your water heater replaced if you suspect that time is approaching. Ultimately, a weak water heater will eventually shut down entirely, so if yours is at that point, it’s best to opt for a full replacement right away.

Reach out to Bill Frusco Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling for water heater replacements in Philadelphia. We make installations as simple, quick, and affordable as possible. A new water heater will cost several hundred up to several thousand dollars depending on the model you choose and the size you need. A technician can help you determine what size is appropriate for your property and your level of usage.

Tank vs Tankless Water Heaters

Traditional tank water heaters may hold anywhere from 20 to more than 80 gallons of water at once. Tankless water heaters are measured in gallons-per-minute (GPM), which may be anywhere from 2 to 6 gallons per minute. Tank systems are generally less expensive to install, but are somewhat less efficient than tankless systems. Traditional water heaters store water in tanks where it is kept warm and ready for use. They may run on electricity, gas, propane, or oil. Tankless water heaters are unique in that they heat the water as it travels through the water line. This allows for energy preservation because there is no need to keep water hot in a tank. Our water heater installation company in Philadelphia installs both types of water heaters.

While some homeowners may be tempted to try to replace their hot water heater themselves, the procedure can be risky. There are many details that go into the process, such as installing the right fittings and valves. Installing a new water heater requires precision, which is why it’s best left to the experts. Experienced technicians will make sure your new water heater meets the housing code and will function safely. Because hot water heaters are such a heavily used piece of equipment, both in residential and commercial properties, it’s important to get them properly installed from the start to avoid costly repairs down the road.

Water Heater Repair in Philadelphia
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Trenchless Sewer Repair

Broken sewer lines can wreak havoc at your home or place of business. Having decades of experience in the plumbing industry, there is no job we haven’t seen or handled. Our trenchless sewer repair experts are able to fix your sewer with minimal digging to your yard leaving your landscaping intact.

Water Restoration Services

When it comes to your home, you only want the best of the best working on your property. As a 3rd generation family owned business with over 50 years experience, we treat everyone’s home like it was our own. So when you have major water damage, it is a true emergency. We can restore your property using water removal and remediation services to get it back looking like new.

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Get Help from Water Heater Experts

Years of experience: Bill Frusco Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling has been helping clients navigate water heater repair in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas for over five decades. 

Certified experts: As a Google Guaranteed business and a Master Licensed Plumber (042945) in the state of Pennsylvania, you can depend on Bill Frusco for expert plumbing service with satisfaction guaranteed. Our business has also received an Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Free estimates and financing: Plumbing emergencies can be unexpected expenses. That’s why we offer free estimates for all of our services. We also offer financing options with approved credit through Wells Fargo. Reach out today to see if you qualify for special financing.

Emergency service: If you have a plumbing emergency, it could have devastating consequences for your health. We provide 24/7 emergency plumbing service in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas to help keep you safe. You can contact us anytime, day or night, for fast, reliable plumbing repair.

Service Areas

Our team of contractors at Bill Frusco Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling can help with plumbing repairs in many areas of Pennsylvania, such as:

  • Philadelphia
  • Bucks County
  • Montgomery County
  • Delaware County
  • And more!

Get Your Free Plumbing Estimate Today

Save yourself time and stress by getting in touch with us for water heater repair & replacement in Philadelphia. Our contractors will diagnose the problem and get to work restoring your plumbing. If you don’t know what the problem is, we can help. Call today to get your free estimate. 

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