Water Heater Repair & Installation
Bill Howe Plumbing is a San Diego company that knows water heaters, inside and out. Having installed over 25,000 water heaters and repaired just as many since opening in 1980, Bill Howe is the company to trust with your water heater.
Bill Howe’s team of water heater experts can recommend, repair and install a variety of hot water heaters. We recommend dependable brands such as RUUD and Rheem water heaters for traditional tank systems. If you are upgrading to a tankless system, we recommend Noritz and Rinnai tankless water heaters. From minor repairs and annual maintenance to expert installation, Bill Howe is the leader in hot water heater repair service.
Water Heater Repairs and Replacement
The first step in any water heater repair or replacement is a diagnosis performed by a certified Bill Howe technician. The technician will provide a recommendation and free estimate of service. Bill Howe offers free estimates for all traditional and tankless water heater services.
Bill Howe repairs all water heaters still under warranty. Whether we carry the brand or not, Bill Howe’s plumbers are able to work directly with the manufacturer to complete warranty repairs. Call your manufacturer for information on current warranty status.
When replacing a hot water heater, consider going tankless. Tankless hot water heaters are rising in popularity due to the luxury of endless hot water and space-saving models. While they are more expensive to install, tankless units provide increased energy efficiency and reduced chance of leak.
In addition, tankless water heaters have longer standard warranties and offer several repair options that can save homeowners money in the long run.
Common Water Heater Problems
Rust & Corrosion
Rust and corrosion are common issues water heaters face. Usually found on the exterior of the tank, inlet pipes and inlet parts, rust and corrosion are a telltale sign that your system needs attention.
Rust on the exterior of your water heater indicates that your system is nearing the end of its life, especially if the system is more than 6 years old. If rust is found in or around your water supply, call a professional immediately to have the system replaced. A certified Bill Howe technician can recommend a new system for your home and will haul your old hot water heater away.
Heavy corrosion buildup on water line valves indicates fluctuations in pressure, causing small leaks. Left unchecked, sediment will corrode the inside of the tank and seep into the water supply. Routine system flushes can prevent corrosion from building, extending the life of your system. Bill Howe offers water heater flush services to help prevent corrosion.
Leaking Water Heater
It is common for water heaters to leak due to fluctuating pressure through the temperature and pressure relief valve. Small drips are not cause for concern. However, homeowners should monitor the size of the leaks.
A water heater that is leaking from the bottom of the tank is failing and should be replaced immediately. If your water heater is in a garage and experiencing leaks, schedule an estimate as soon as possible. Then, remove debris and clutter away from the system. If your water heater bursts, it is smart to avoid water damage to your belongings.
For tank water heaters located inside the home, immediately cut the supply of water to the heater and schedule an appointment to avoid flooding. Bill Howe offers tips on what to do if your water heater is leaking.
Pilot Light Not Staying Lit
Just like any appliance, water heater parts can malfunction. This includes the pilot light going out. Oftentimes the solution is as simple as relighting the pilot light. Other times it can mean the pilot should be replaced. As long as the water heater is within warranty, the manufacturer can send the replacement part and we can replace it in under an hour.
When considering water heater repair, let a Bill Howe professional inspect the unit. Our water heater specialists diagnose repairs quickly and will restore your water heater to proper working order.
Fast and Reliable Service
Bill Howe offers 24/7 service for all water heater repairs, assessments, and installations. From water heater gas line inspection to a new water heater installation, Bill Howe’s team of plumbers can diagnose and solve the problem quickly. We will even haul away your old water heater. With over 40 years of experience, Bill Howe is the company to trust with your water heater services.
Q: Which brand water heater is best?
A: Bill Howe carries all the top line water heater brands including Ruud and Rheem.
Q: Should I get a conventional or tankless water heater?
A: When it comes time to replace your water heater, you may be exploring the installation of a tankless water heater or conventional water heater. Before installing a new unit.
“Bill Howe did a new installation of a Rinnai tankless water heater with a recirculating system and remote mc 195t us controller. He did a clean, professional and precise installation of the unit. I’m extremely pleased and will definitely tell others of the quality of workmanship by Bill Howe”
“One of Bill Howe’s Technicians came to replace our ancient hot water heater tank with a tankless water heater. He explained the steps to maintain the water heater, the technology available to start the water heater, and other useful information. He even helped us out with the gas line in the kitchen. He was very courteous, professional, took a great deal of time and effort to remove/install the water heater for our house. Bill Howe’s team has exceeded our expectations and we will go back to Bill Howe’s again for any future plumbing needs.”