You may not give your home’s hot water heater much thought as long as it’s working properly, but can you imagine the inconvenience of taking a cold shower in the morning? Or not being able to clean clothes or dishes? These aren’t scenarios any homeowner wants to face.
Grove Heating & Cooling provides fast and effective solutions for water heater repairs and installations. If you’re having issues with your home’s water heater, contact our licensed team. Old or leaky water heaters can eventually break down altogether, or, even worse, cause serious damage to your home due to leaks.
We have proudly served Maryland communities for over a decade, including Crofton, Annapolis, Bowie, and Silver Spring. For water heater maintenance, repair or installation service, contact Grove today.
Our friendly team of professionals will help you determine when water heater replacement and installation is recommended. We have two great options: install a traditional tank storage water heater or upgrade to a tankless water heater.
Just as its name suggests, gas or electric storage tank water heaters store hot water in a tank and continuously heat the water up so it’s ready when you need it. Tank water heaters cost less upfront than tankless models, but you’ll pay more money on energy bills since the water needs to be warmed up throughout the day.
Sometimes referred to as on-demand water heaters, tankless water heaters are growing in popularity because of their ability to provide hot water very quickly. Tankless water heaters contain high-powered burners that quickly warm up the water running through the heat exchanger. They cost more upfront to install but can save you a significant amount of money because they don’t need to warm up the water throughout the day, saving on electricity costs. Homeowners also like the fact they take up less space than tank models.
If you’re unsure what type of hot water heater is right for your home and budget, speak to the licensed plumbers at Grove Heating & Cooling. We can discuss the pros and cons of both options in more detail and help you make a decision.
It’s important to get your water heater inspected as soon as you notice issues before they turn into something more serious and expensive to fix. Grove Heating & Cooling has decades of experience servicing all makes and models of water heaters. Some common signs you may need water heater repair service include:
Obviously, a water heater repair is needed when it stops producing hot water. Oftentimes, this issue is related to the heating elements not working properly. We can inspect the unit and advise if water heater repairs are best or whether replacing the water heater is the best option.
Even minor water heater leaks should be inspected before causing significant damage to your home. Leaking drain valves or loose valves and connections are common causes of leaks. Although some minor water heater leaks can be repaired, most leaks indicate you need water heater replacement.
If your water looks rusty, it’s usually a sign of excess rust and mineral sediment at the bottom of your water heater tank. This can cause serious leaks and damage, and replacement is often recommended. Excess mineral sediment at the bottom of tanks is common in older water heaters, or units that haven’t received proper maintenance over the course of their lifespan. If you notice rust on the outside of the tank or rust in your drinking water, contact a plumber right away.
Water heaters are relatively quiet even while they’re operating, so any odd noises during the heating process should be a cause for concern. While sediment buildup is the leading cause of water heater noises, water leaks, fluctuations in water and loose pipe straps can also cause strange noises.
Over time, minerals and calcium settle at the bottom of water heater tanks, impending the heating process and potentially causing leaks. Again, this typically occurs with older units, so it may make sense to replace your water heater before further damage occurs.
Foul-smelling water often indicates a buildup of sulfate bacteria within the tank, often caused when warm water sits for too long and bacteria builds up in the water.
Mineral buildup in your tank and pipes can slow the heating and transportation process, causing low hot water pressure. If this occurs, contact a licensed plumber to inspect the unit.
Once a water heater surpasses 10 years of age, it is more likely to develop leaks that can lead to expensive damage to your home. Even if your water heater appears to be operating properly but it’s more than 10 years old, replacing it preemptively can prevent a complete breakdown or leaks down the road.
Grove has nearly 20 years of experience providing homeowners and business owners throughout Maryland from our Bowie, Maryland headquarters. Our high-quality water heater services, including maintenance, repairs and installation.
Our licensed plumbers have experience maintaining and repairing all makes and models of hot water heaters. We’re also proud to install tank water heaters from top water heater manufacturer, A.O. Smith Corporation.
To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment for water heater service, contact us today.
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I am very happy with the service performed by Grove. The staff was friendly and attentive. They came out and diagnosed the problem quickly and sent a quote for the replacement system with a fast turnaround.
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