Water Heater Repair in Fort Worth
Water heaters will experience several problems throughout their service life because of normal wear and tear – a process that happens as the water heater ages, but can be prevented with regular inspections and maintenance.
At Hawk we specialize in repair, installation & replacement services for both residential & commercial dwellings. All of our contractors are licensed & experienced in all types of water heaters (tankless, conventional, gas, electric etc.) and all brands (American Standard, A.O. Smith etc.). We can even help you choose the water heater that is best fit for the usage at your home/business. Contact us today for a quote from a local & licensed Fort Worth water heater expert. We look forward to serving you.
What type of water heater is best for me?
There are two types of water heaters and both have their positives and negatives depending on your water heating needs. We will touch a little about both below. If you need help choosing the correct water heater for your home or business needs please contact us we can help you choose the perfect type and brand for your usage.
Tankless Water Heaters
Want on-demand hot water? Want to have the opportunity to save money on your electric or gas bill monthly? Want more space in you home without a conventional water heater taking up some sq footage? If you answered yes than a tankless water heater may be the right choice for your home or business. With a tankless water heater you don’t have to wait for the water to heat up, you won’t have to spend money continuously heating up water to a certain temperature that you may never use and you can know anytime you want hot water it will be there within seconds. You will also save yourself valuable space. Instead of having a conventional water heater taking up space your tankless heater can be placed on the wall leaving lots of extra space.
Conventional Water Heater
A conventional water heater while costing more in the long run can be less expensive in the short term when it comes to replacement. With a conventional water heater you are limited by the amount of hot water it holds. Once that hot water is gone, you will have to wait for a new 30 or 50 gallon tank to be heated again in order to have hot water. A lot of home & business owners who do not want to spend the upfront cost and prefer to pay a little more on a monthly basis still prefer the conventional water heater.
Whether you know exactly what type of water heater you want or you have questions about which one is right for you we are standing by. Call us today and we can help you decide which water heater is the best one for your current usage & situation.
Some of the most common water heater issues we’ve dealt with include:
• Leaks. A leak doesn’t only happen with standard water heaters. If you notice puddles of water underneath your tankless water heater or even drips along its sides, you should consider having it checked by a professional water heater technician.
• Rust. Water heaters are constantly exposed to water and air, which leads to oxidation and rusting. Rust may start out small and inconspicuous, but you should still let a professional inspect it before it starts to eat at the metal and corrode the whole water heater.
• Temperature Issues. The heating elements or components of your water heater are bound to show signs of failure overtime. This can be observed if it doesn’t deliver hot enough water, if the water temperature drops while in use, or if it doesn’t deliver any hot water at all. Such issues may require some adjustments, or it may mean that the heating elements need to be replaced.
• Odorous Hot Water. The smell is caused by bacterial or fungal infestation in the water heater. This is a serious problem since it can lead to different health issues, especially skin diseases. As such, you will want the help of a technician to flush and clean the water heater at least once every year.
• Discolored Hot Water. When the hot water that comes out of the tap or shower is dark or discolored, this may mean that the water heater’s anode has dissolved or developed rust and needs to be replaced.
• Banging Noises. Strange noises coming from the water heater may mean several things. One, there is a large sediment buildup in the tank (the noises being caused by the sediment burning as water is heated) and second the heating element is disintegrating. Cleaning the water tank to flush out the sediment is a solution for the former, and replacement may be necessary for the latter.
These problems require the immediate attention of a professional Fort Worth water heater technician. Failure to do so can result in poor water heater performance, complete water heater failure, and even health issues. If you notice any of the above signs, give us a call and we’ll send someone over to check your water heater ASAP.