Residential Water Heater Repair & Installation

Your water heater is one of the most essential assets of your home. You rely on your water heater every morning and evening for hot showers and bath water, as well as water for hand washing, cooking and more. Whether your water heater is not working properly, you are not getting enough hot water for your family, you have inadequate water pressure or something else, it’s time to call the experts. Marines Plumbing gives you fast, reliable hot water heater repair and installation from Northern Virginia to Richmond, so you can get back to your regular routine faster.

Water Heater Installation

Properly installing your water heater is essential to maintaining a long and effective lifetime. Calling the experts for proper installation the first time will save you many headaches and expenses to come. If you are experiencing problems with your water heater, it’s best to get the problem resolved before it gets worse. Water heater problems won’t go away by themselves, so be sure to get reliable assistance before a full shut-down.

Water Heater Repair Services

Whether you need emergency repair services for your water heater, you need a new unit properly installed or you are tired of dealing with lukewarm water, give us a call today to make an appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heaters

What water heater brands do you service and install?

We work with all brands and models of water heaters, including tank and tankless; gas and electric. The brands we service include State Water Heaters, Rheem, A.O. Smith, Westinghouse, Bosch, Kenmore, GE, Whirlpool, Bradford White, American Standard, and more.

Should you flush an old water heater?

We recommend that you flush your water heater on an annual basis to get rid of any sediment that has built up in the unit.

Should I replace my 15 year old water heater?

If your water heater is 15 years old, it’s likely due for a replacement! A tank water heater usually only lasts six to 12 years. If, however, you have a tankless water heater, it has the potential to last 20 years or more.

What are the signs that a water heater needs replacement?

Age, leakage, discolored water, noise, and variations in water temperature are all factors that may indicate it’s time to replace your water heater. Of course, the telltale sign is when your water doesn’t heat at all or when your hot water supply doesn’t last as long as it used to.

Is it bad to turn your hot water heater all the way up?

Turning your hot water heater all the way up isn’t a solution if it’s not heating well. This can be dangerous and it will also reduce your water heater’s lifespan and result in higher electricity bills.

Can I replace a water heater myself?

Water heaters are quite complicated to install, so it’s best to call a qualified plumber to do the job.

Is a gas water heater cheaper than electric?

Gas water heaters are more expensive to buy than electric water heaters, but less expensive to operate. Once you account for energy savings, gas water heaters are cheaper.

Can water heaters be repaired?

Yes, water heaters can be repaired, although if the tank is leaking, it will need to be replaced. Because water heaters have a relatively short lifespan compared to other appliances, the solution is often to replace them, but there are times when a simple fix can get them running properly again.

What is the white stuff in my water heater?

The white buildup in your water heater is made up of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Also known as scale, this buildup can shorten the lifespan of your water heater and cause other serious issues.