Kansas City Water Heater Services

A water heater is a key appliance in the home that’s easy to forget about — until you’re shivering in the shower with no access to hot water. By then, unfortunately, it’s too late for preventive maintenance. At that point, you’ll need to call Roger The Plumber for Kansas City Water Heater Services. Our professional plumbers will get to the bottom of every issue and take care of the repairs, and installation, and even provide tips for plumbing maintenance.

Water Heater Repair
If you’re unable to get hot water, or if the water seems discolored, you may need to schedule a professional water heater service. Discolored water may be caused by sediment build-up. In these cases, the water heater tank needs to be drained and flushed. Some homeowners have the skills to do this themselves, but we always recommend hiring a professional plumber in case you run into another issue during the process.

If you see any metal or rust in the tank’s water, call Roger The Plumber immediately. These particles could indicate a problem with the anode rod. This plumbing component attracts corrosive chemicals in the water and keeps them from rusting the tank liner.

If the water heater liner starts corroding, the unit can start leaking. In addition, if the drain pan under the water heater is old or improperly installed, the results could be expensive water damage to the floors, ceilings, or wall.

Before doing any kind of water heater inspection, be sure to turn off the power at the circuit breaker or shut off the gas.

Water Heater Maintenance
Whether the water heater is powered by gas, electricity, or solar power, it works hard every day to heat water for showers, laundry, dish washing, and more. To keep the water heater working properly for as long as possible, keep an eye on how quickly you get hot water in the home and conduct regular water heater maintenance. If you start to notice inconsistent water temperature, you might just need a quick tune-up. Fortunately, our plumbing team is the best in Kansas City for water heater maintenance.

Water Heater Installation
New water heater installation is a process that involves choosing the right brand and model, type of water heater, and scheduling installation. Typically, water heaters can be gas, electric, tankless, and even solar-powered. The right one for you will depend on the following factors:

  • The number of people living in the home (hot water demand)
  • How well the old unit is meeting hot water demand
  • Cost of unit as it relates to annual operating cost
  • Fuel type, availability, and cost
  • Maintenance and repair requirements
  • Estimated energy efficiency of various models
  • Length of warranty
  • Local municipal code requirements

Having many options can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you’re more likely to get just the right water heater for your home. On the other hand, you’ll need to do serious research to learn about the pros and cons of each type of water heater. Fortunately, the expert plumbers at Roger The Plumber can guide you through the process. Just give us a call!