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Water Heater Services in Metro East Illinois
Water Heater Maintenance Services
Chances are, you probably don’t give your water heater a second thought too often, unless something goes wrong with it. But, imagine not having a hot water heater at all! You’d have a hard time doing your laundry, washing the dishes, taking showers and so much more! Luckily, when you have Culler Plumbing Services on your side, you will never have to imagine life without hot water! Regardless of whether you are looking for water heater repair, maintenance or installation, our plumbers have the experience and the expertise to get the job done right the first time.
If you want to keep your water heater in great shape for as long as possible, the best thing that you can do is to get it serviced annually. With regular preventative maintenance, we will not only be able to give you peace of mind in knowing that everything is working as it should, our plumbing services will also extend the life of your water heater and keep any existing manufacturer’s warranties valid. Annual water heater maintenance at Culler Plumbing Services involves:
- Testing for carbon monoxide leaks
- Sediment flushing
- Testing the expansion tank
- Testing the temperature and pressure relief valve
- Checking the anode rod
In addition to providing you with water heater preventative maintenance and repairs, we also offer water heater installation. We are excited to say that we offer tankless water heaters, which can help you to save money on your energy bill each and every month!
Water Heater Repair Services
Many homeowners purchase their hot water heater and expect them to last for years to come, which they should — most water heaters have a lifespan of 8 to 12 years. How long your water heater will run smoothly is based on some environmental factors such as climate, installation quality, the design of the unit itself, timely maintenance repairs, and, of course, routine use. It is important to be able to distinguish between when your water heater should be repaired or when it is time to simply scrap the current one and install a new water heater. At Culler Plumbing service we provide new installations as well as water heater repair in Belleville, Troy, and the surrounding areas in Metro East Illinois and we have what it takes to help you to make a decision about your hot water heater that will benefit your family, wallet, and that you can feel good about.
Read here for signs that it may be time to replace your water heater rather than repairing it. Whether you are looking to repair or replace your home’s hot water heater, the expert plumbers at Culler Plumbing can get the job done right! Contact us to schedule your services today.
Emergency Hot Water Heater Repair
Because water heaters get so much use, there are a variety of problems — hissing, leaking, and a drop in temperature — that may arise. Many of these issues can easily be repaired by your local plumber in Belleville. At Culler Plumbing, we understand that plumbing issues don’t only happen during regular business hours and that some issues present safety concerns that need to be addressed right away. That is why our local plumbing technicians are only minutes away from your emergency plumbing problem, any time of night or day! Our 24-hour plumbing services help you solve your plumbing emergencies quickly — just give us a call to get an emergency plumber en route to you!
At Culler Plumbing Services, we have been providing expert plumbing service at an affordable price for over 20 years now, and we work hard to be the best in the business. If you are looking to save even more, check out our Coupons & Promotions page. Give us a call today for your free estimate.
Ensure that you always have the hot water that you depend on day in and day out by relying on Culler Plumber Services for all of your water heater needs. Contact us today!
Repair or Replace Your Water Heater?
At Culler Plumbing Services, we are no stranger to getting calls about failing hot water heaters leaving homes with icy showers. The question that is always asked is “should I waste my time and money repairing it or is it time to invest in a new one?” At Culler Plumbing Services, we are happy to help you with both. We can offer input about which hot water heater is best for your needs and help you install a new one while removing old ones. We can also help you determine if your current water heater is worth saving.
A typical water heater will last anywhere between 10 and 15 years, depending on how well it is taken care of, how much it is used, and what brand it is. Typical maintenance includes regular cleaning and service to ensure it is running smoothly and can handle the volume of water you use.
Some indications that repairing your water heater is the best option include:
- It is less than 10 years old
- It is energy efficient
- It is a single component that is broken or faulty
- It is a relatively simple fix
Some indications that replacing is the better option:
- It will cost more than 50% of the cost of a new water heater to repair
- The water heater is more than 10 years old and not working well
- Your energy bill is higher than the homes around you
- The tank is leaking
- You have had to perform a major repair in the last year or two
If you are unsure as to whether your water heater is worth repairing or should just be replaced, contact our local plumbers for an assessment. We have no stock in it either way and will give you an honest and fair answer.
Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Water Heater
Water heaters are relatively simple appliances that every home has. Water heaters require very little maintenance, but they should be serviced regularly to maintain optimal performance. It is estimated that nearly 95% of homeowners wait until their water heaters are acting up to make a call to their local plumber, while less than 5% are proactive in their attempts to reduce problems. In an effort to help promote the residents of Metro East Illinois to seek regular maintenance and water heater repairs before there are major problems, our local plumbers have prepared a list of things every homeowner should know about their water heaters.
- An average water heater has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years.
- The two major types are tank and tankless.
- If you have hard water, calcification and sediments build up much quicker.
- A new water heater costs between $500 and $1,500 — be mindful that more expensive doesn’t mean better. You’ll need to assess what is best for your home.
- Most states require a professional plumber to install a water heater.
- Before purchasing a new home, have the water heater inspected.
- You should have your water heater inspected and maintenanced annually.
If you are like most homeowners and know little about your water heater, fret not. The team of plumbing professionals at Culler Plumbing Services is here to help! We have the experience and skills to help you repair or replace your water heater. Contact us to schedule your service today.