Water Heater Tank Installations & Repair

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Water Heater Tank

Water heater tanks can be handy additions to any home, especially during the colder seasons, as they serve as a source of hot water. Unfortunately, many usually do not pay much notice to these devices until they find themselves forced to take a cold bath because of a damaged tank. Tanked water heaters are constantly expending energy to keep water hot, so if you leave them without proper maintenance, they are bound to malfunction or break at some point.

Like any of your other appliances, a water heater tank works best when installed by a professional and repaired whenever necessary. Regular repairs may ultimately help prolong your heater’s lifespan, but some cases may also call for a replacement.

As much as possible, you want to make sure your appliance is always working at its best to ensure you can get hot water whenever you need it. If you need a professional to install your new heater tank or perform some repairs to your current one, feel free to get in touch with our team to schedule an appointment with us!

Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

Water heater tanks are one of the most common home devices that you may easily forget about yours. However, the moment it stops working, you realize just how important it is for your home. Addressing concerns early can help prevent permanent damage from happening. To ensure you schedule timely repairs, here are some warning signs to look out for:

Discoloured Water

Water that comes out rusty or brownish is never a good sign as you always want to use clear and colourless water. If you notice discoloured water when getting hot water, this may be a sign of sediment building up in your heater. Calling a professional like us to clean your tank can help solve the issue, but if the problem persists, it may indicate that your tank has become rusty.

Unusual Noises

While it is normal for your water tank to make some noise, it becomes problematic if you start to hear funny noises like cracking, banging, and others. Many reasons may cause these, but one of the most common would be a build-up of mineral deposits.

Cooler Water

If your tank’s dip tube is damaged or broken, this may cause water to pass through the burner without getting sufficiently heated. If you notice that the water is not as hot as it usually is, it may be a sign of this problem. A professional inspection can confirm if you need to repair or replace the part.

Leaking Water

Water leaking out of your heater tank is a clear sign of a problem. Even the smallest leaks can compound into bigger problems, especially if the water accumulates around your tank and reaches outlets or other parts of your home. The solution would depend on where the leak is coming from, so no matter how small it is, make sure you call in a professional to help you out.

 When to Replace Your Water Heater Tank?

While repairing your water heaters can maintain their longevity, there may be times when a replacement is necessary. In general, tanks can last for about eight to 12 years, so if yours has run its course and is no longer as efficient as it used to be, it would be best to install a new one.

In some cases, however, water tanks may not last as long if they are of bad quality or poorly maintained. To know when it is time for a replacement, here are some common indicators to clue you in:


No matter how durable steel is, it remains vulnerable to rust, which can easily spread to different parts of your tank. If your heater is releasing rusty water or you spot a rusty valve, this would be a sign that you need to get your tank replaced.

In some cases, rust may also be originating from your pipes, so to check where yours is coming from, try draining around three gallons of water from your heater. If the water continues to come out rusty, the source is most likely the tank itself.

Insufficient Tank Capacity

If your tank is too small to accommodate your household and the people using hot water, it can quickly become inefficient. If the demand for hot water surpasses the tank’s capacity, it can strain your heater and render it ineffective, making it unable to heat up your water. For cases like these, upgrading to a tank with the right size and capacity for your household’s needs will be best.

Excessive Repairs

A more intuitive sign to consider would be the number of repairs you have made for your heater tank. Generally, if you need to repair it more than twice a year, it may be worth considering a replacement. Even though your tank may still be relatively new, having to repair it so frequently can be tedious and costly. In the long run, replacing it will be more economical and cost-effective.

Installing a New Water Heater

Installing a new water heater with the help of licensed and trained technicians can ensure that the device functions properly and without issues. Whether you are getting a tank for the first time or replacing an old or damaged one, you can expect many benefits from a professional installation, including:

  • Compliance with safety standards
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Reliable supply of hot water
  • Proper and correct installation

 No matter how tempting a DIY installation sounds, a water heater tank is one of those appliances that is best left to professionals. These devices must be connected to gas lines and comply with building codes and other protocols. Thus, if you are unfamiliar with the process, make sure not to do the installation yourself!

Schedule Your Water Heater Tank Installation or Repair Today

Since it is not always easy to determine whether your water heater needs a repair or replacement, it is best to get advice from professionals. If you need help installing a new tank or troubleshooting problems with an existing one, we can assure you that our team is trained to do the job. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your concerns, and we will be happy to assist you in finding the best solution for your problem.

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