Leading Water Heater Solutions: Repair, Replacement, Installation, and Beyond
Your home’s water heater is a vital system, and when it malfunctions, you require prompt assistance. Eanes is your trusted source for water heater services, encompassing repair, installation, and replacement. Our plumbers are extensively trained and possess the expertise to address a wide range of plumbing needs, catering to both electric and gas water heaters.
Servicing a Wide Range of Makes & Models
At Eanes, our commitment to proper training sets us apart in the plumbing industry. Unlike other companies, we place great emphasis on continuous education for our plumbers. This ongoing training equips our team with a unique skill set to perform comprehensive water heater repair services using the latest technology and cutting-edge techniques, giving us a distinct edge over the competition.
Our skilled plumbing technicians are well-versed in performing repairs on water heaters from various renowned brands and manufacturers, including:
We take pride in delivering top-quality service for both electric and gas water heaters of all sizes. With our upfront pricing policy, you can have peace of mind, knowing there are no hidden surprises in your bill. We price our services based on the job, not the hours worked, ensuring that the initial quote you receive is the final price you’ll pay—no surprises.
Common Water Heater Noises
Have you been hearing peculiar sounds emanating from your water heater system lately? Whether it’s a rumbling, ticking, screeching, or sizzling noise, these auditory cues often point to specific plumbing issues within your system. Here’s a breakdown of each noise and how you can go about addressing it:
A rumbling noise in your water heater system typically occurs as the temperature within the tank rises. During this process, water expands and flows through sediment, generating a rumbling sound. Over time, sediment accumulates at the tank’s bottom, intensifying the noise. If the rumbling becomes noticeably louder, it’s essential to address the sediment buildup.
To Fix This: Flush the tank to remove sediment or use a deliming solution like vinegar to dissolve any residue left behind.
If you’re hearing a ticking sound, it’s often related to water pressure and the heat traps found in most water heater systems. The heat trap nipples, which enhance water heater efficiency, can be the source of the ticking noise. In such cases, replacing the heat-trap nipples with non-heat-trap versions can resolve the issue. Sometimes, a ticking sound may be attributed to loose straps securing the water heater.
To Fix This: First, identify the source of the ticking noise and tighten any loose straps. If the issue persists, consider installing spacers to prevent pipe movement. Adjusting the water temperature slightly downward can also reduce pipe expansion and minimize ticking noise. If you’re uncertain about the cause, seek professional assistance from an HVAC specialist to diagnose and rectify the plumbing concern.
In regions with hard water, popping noises often indicate limescale accumulation. Limescale forms as minerals like magnesium and calcium collect at the tank’s bottom when water passes through. While these minerals are beneficial for health, they can be detrimental to your water heater if not managed. Heating water within the tank leads to mineral separation and limescale formation. Loose sediment can also create steam bubbles, which burst and produce popping sounds.
How to Fix: Eliminate mineral sediment buildup by flushing and draining your tank. If your tank has a heating element, consider descaling to prevent further deposits.
Screeching or screaming sounds from your water heater might signal issues with certain valves in the system, especially when water is attempting to flow through a restricted opening.
To Fix This:
- T&P Relief Valve: If you suspect this safety valve is the source of the problem, turn off your water heater and contact a local plumber.
- Inlet Valve: Ensure your inlet valve is fully opened, as even a partially opened inlet valve can obstruct water flow, resulting in screeching noises. Verify that the valve is fully opened.
- Valves and Lines: Examine the waterline and outlet valve for any kinks, defects, or incomplete opening of the outlet valve.
A sizzling sound often points to a condensation issue. As water heats within the tank, condensation forms and may drip onto the burner. When dripping water comes into contact with the burner, it sizzles.
To Fix This: Inspect the area around your water heater system for signs of a water leak. If you notice a water leak, consider turning off your water heater and promptly contact us for assistance.
Water Heater Services You Can Depend On
At Eanes, we understand that a reliable and efficient water heater is essential for your home’s comfort. Our expert technicians are well-versed in diagnosing and resolving a wide range of water heater issues, ensuring that your system operates smoothly and reliably. Whether it’s a repair, replacement, installation, or routine maintenance, you can trust our team to deliver top-notch service. With a commitment to quality, transparency, and customer satisfaction, Eanes is your trusted partner in maintaining your water heater’s peak performance. Contact us today to schedule your water heater service and experience the Eanes difference.