Portland Water Heater Repair
Schedule Fast & Reliable Water Heater Service
Water heaters break for a number of different reasons. Sometimes they simply can’t handle the stress and strain of day to day use anymore. Sometimes they have a worn-out part or defective component that’s preventing them from working properly.
Sometimes water pressure or condition has taken its toll on an important function. Whatever has happened with your water heater, you’ll need to have it professionally repaired. When you need a fast, reliable repair for your water heater, pick up the phone and call the Portland water heater repair team at Royal Flush Plumbing.
We have delivered exceptional-quality water heater services for nearly 30 years, and we are here to help you when you need us.
Need your water heater repaired in Portland? For small and large problems alike, pick up the phone and call Royal Flush Plumbing at (503) 657-3919 today!
Signs You Need Water Heater Repair
It can be easy to forget about your water heater entirely when it is working as it should, but when things start to go wrong with your system, it is important to bring in an expert as quickly as possible.
If you notice any of the following, you should call our Portland water heater repair team immediately:
Rust-colored water -
It should go without saying that if your water is coming out any other color besides clear, your water heater maybe the problem. If the water is a brownish or greyish color it could be due to a sediment build up in your water heater or even possible rust. If you notice this give us a call as soon as you see discolored water coming from your faucets.
Leaking Water -
When you notice puddles of water in front of your water heater, this is a sign that your water heater needs repair. If left unchecked it could cause corrosion to the water heater which would require a brand new water heater replacement.
Insufficient hot water, or none at all -
With traditional tank water heaters, they are designed to provide hot water throughout your home. Water heaters will have at any certain time gallons and gallons of hot water. If you seem to be running out of water quickly, it could be that your water heater has a broken heating element and isn't able to provide the proper amount of hot water.
Even if you have not noticed any overt problems, if your unit is more than 10 years old, it is wise to have a plumber inspect it and ensure that it is working at optimal levels.
Should I Have My Water Heater Flushed?
Yes! Just like your other appliances need routine maintenance, so does your water heater. As you use your water heater, sediment, calcium, and other minerals will settle at the bottom of your tank. As they build up over time, they will eventually block the heat, making your water heater have to work that much harder to provide you with hot water.
In order to prevent this and many other problems that sediment buildup can cause, we recommend having your water heater flushed at least once per year.
Repair or Replace?
One of the biggest questions many people come to us with is whether they should move forward with a water heater replacement or repair. While repairs are more affordable in most cases, they sometimes are only prolonging the life of an outdated and worn-out system that will likely break again before long. In other words, the money spent on the repair may be better-served going toward the cost of replacing your water heater entirely.
While everyone’s water heater is unique, we generally will recommend repair for newer systems that have minor or easily-repairable problems. Major issues such as leaking tanks or excessive corrosion generally warrant a full system replacement, as repairs are usually more expensive than they’re worth. We recommend having your system professionally inspected before making any decisions and our water heater repair technicians will provide you with their honest advice about what they find.
Emergency Water Heater Repairs In Portland, Multnomah County, & Beyond
Much like other plumbing problems, water heaters generally don’t give you a whole lot of say as to when something goes wrong. While it would be super convenient if your water heater waited around until the middle of the day on a day off and had a sizeable cushion in your budget to pay for a repair, that’s simply not how life goes most of the time. Instead water heater problems can happen in the middle of the night, while you’re enjoying your weekend, or even over holidays, while you’re trying to entertain the in-laws. Rather than wait until business hours so you can have the nightmare resolved, Royal Flush Plumbing can be there to help you right when you need it.
At Royal Flush, we’re proud to offer 24/7 emergency plumbing service availability for water heater repairs in Portland, OR. Got a problem that’s threatening serious damage to your home? Do you need an urgent solution for health or comfort purposes? We’ll come to you and provide you with the fix that gets your water heater working again as soon as possible. We have technicians available around-the-clock so you’re never alone when the worst happens.
Need an emergency water heater service? Are you tired of a broken tank? Contact the Portand water heater repair experts at Royal Flush Plumbing for help right away!