Hot Water Heater Problems

Hot Water Heater Problems?

Got a problem with your water heater?

Here’s the answer to the most commonly asked questions

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Can my water heater be repaired?

Yes, repairing a hot water heater is possible. If there is a leak, and it is something on the outside of the water heater, we can usually fix the leak. If the water heater is not getting hot, there are some components we can replace on the gas controls to resolve that issue. Either way, we can come out to provide a free estimate for repairs or replacement if you are in our local service area. If you need a new water heater, we can often do the replacement the same day once you approve the work. Call today at (562) 242-3218 to schedule your appointment.

What does it cost to replace my hot water heater?

Replacement of a 40-gallon standard gas water heater is $1480, and a 50-gallon is $1580. Some upgrades may be needed to meet plumbing codes. That may mean some additional costs. But we always give you the prices before you commit to the work.

How do I know what size hot water heater to buy?

Your existing water heater is probably the right size for your home. However, we will help you decide the size of your new hot water heater based on your home’s size and the number of people in the house.

What about the tankless water heaters?

Tankless water heaters are an excellent option for some customers. But, it can be a significant expense to convert from a tank to a tankless water heater since some upgrades are necessary in most cases. If you desire a quote for a tankless water heater, we can send out a qualified technician to give you an estimate.Tankless water heaters

Some of the benefits of tankless water heaters:

  • Tankless hot water heaters are smaller than regular hot water heaters. Therefore, installing the tank in a smaller area is possible.
  • Tankless hot water heaters last up to 20 years. A regular tank water heater can last 10 to 13 years.
  • Tankless hot water heaters do not retain a tank full of hot water. Water flows through the heat exchanger coil and becomes hot and ready for instant use.
  • A recirculating hot water system can provide a continuous flow of hot water. These are called inline, on-demand, or instant hot water machines. Great for tea or instant coffee!
  • Call the pros at Mitch Clemmons Plumbing serving La Habra, Anaheim, Fullerton, and surrounding areas (562) 242-3218 to schedule your appointment.

Why does it take so long for hot water to get to my shower, and what can I do about it?

When hot water has to travel a long way through the pipes in the house, the water can naturally cool. When the hot water finally arrives in your shower, a lot of water has been wasted! A great solution is to install a hot water recirculating system. This will ensure that every fixture in your house has instant hot water.

What is involved in the installation, and how long does it take?

A typical water heater replacement of a like-for-like water heater usually takes around 2-3 hours. Some can take a little longer, and others can go faster. In either case, we use flat rate pricing, so you can count on the price not going up if the job takes longer.

Can I finance my new hot water heater?

We offer some excellent financing options for plumbing services through Synchrony Financial. Please see our financing page here for details.

Should I wait and see if the hot water heater stops leaking?

No, don’t wait! If you have any problem with your hot water heater, call the professionals at Mitch Clemmons Plumbing. We serve residents in La Habra, Anaheim, Fullerton, and the surrounding areas. Call us today! (562) 242-3218

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