Expecting hot water and not getting any can be frustrating. Getting ready to take a hot shower only to be met with a cold stream can feel like a cruel joke. When your water heater is malfunctioning, call 5 Star Best Plumbing immediately. Our quick and reliable plumbers diagnose your water heater and determine whether it can be fixed. If repairing it is an option, our certified plumbers will be able to complete the job efficiently and affordably. If you’re in need of a new unit, we help you decide on the best model and help with installation.
Do you notice a puddle of water gathering and growing under your water heater or is there water cascading down the side of your tank? If your water heater is located inside your house, these issues can cause flood damage to your house. Even if nothing is wrong with your water heater, we recommend annual maintenance to check lines, pipes, nozzles, valves, and buttons in addition to flushing the bottom drain to eliminate sediment and ensure your water is as clean as possible. If these basic maintenance issues are foregone, your water heater could break, malfunction or explode, causing serious damage to your house.
Because water heaters are such complicated machines that deal with gas, flames and intricate electronics, it’s imperative to only let certified professionals repair them. Whether you have a conventional storage-tank water heater like most people or a tankless, on-demand water heater, a digital or an analog–each individual water heater can deliver its own set of unique problems when it’s not producing hot water. Our experts at 5 Star Best Plumbing are comfortable working on every type of system, regardless of age, make or model.
We offer same-day service, online booking, upfront pricing, 24/7 customer service, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We have plumbers available in different cities such as in Malibu, Huntington Beach, and Santa Monica. Call us at (855) 999-4417 to schedule a service technician visit today.
Q: How do I know if my water heater is broken or can be repaired?
A: If your water heater is older than eight years, it might be time to purchase a new one. If your water heater is newer than that, it can most likely be repaired.
Q: How do I know my water heater is going out?
A: If you’re only receiving hot or warm water for a short period of time, there is most likely an issue with your water heater.
Q: What is the average lifespan of a water heater?
A: Water heaters typically last between 8 to 12 years.
Q: How do I know if my water heater can be repaired?
A: Contact 5 Star Best Plumbing for a comprehensive assessment of your water heater to determine whether you can fix it or need to replace it.
Q: How do I know if my water heater runs on gas or electricity?
A: If you remove the bottom panel on the water heater, look inside and see a blue flame, you have a gas water heater. If your water heater has a thick black or grey electrical cord coming out of the top or side of the heater, you have an electrical water heater.
Q: Any tips to save money with my water heater?
A; You can lower the thermostat during the summer and insulate the tank in the winter to cut down on water heater related costs.
Q: Why is there a puddle underneath my water heater?
A: Leaky water heaters can stem from a myriad of factors including poor maintenance, high tank pressure, unsecured drain valves, faulty installation or old age.
Q: Why am I running out of hot water constantly?
A: There are typically two culprits if you’re running out of hot water quickly: a broken dip tube or sediment build-up in the water heater tank.
Q: Why is my pilot light not staying lit?
A: This is typical because the water heater’s thermostatic control valve is defective.
Q: Can my water heater explode?
A: Yes. Water heaters can explode because of a gas leak or high water pressure.