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Water Heater Repair vs. Replacement in Las Vegas


Posted on June 30, 2014 by admin in Plumbing

Las Vegas Plumber: Tips to Determine if You Need Repair or Replacement

Standing in the shower, water sprays down upon your face. Your body is still frozen from the January air freezing the Las Vegas valley. All you want is a steady spray of piping hot water. Instead, you get an icy cold trickle that hardly covers your body. The question arises whether to repair the water heater or to replace it.

Water Heater Repair

Many issues could cause an ineffective water heater. A trained professional can arrive in minutes and have the job fixed correctly. No matter the time of day or day of the week. Some issues could be:

  • Pilot light is out
  • Thermostat failure
  • Gas control valve failure
  • Rust and corrosion build up
  • Sediment deposit, creating rust colored water
  • Pressure release valve
  • Leaks

The average age of a water heater is twelve to fifteen years and it may still be covered under the manufacturers warranty. A trained professional from The Honest Plumber can assess the issue that same day and correct it on the spot.

Water Heater Replacement

You may want to replace your water heater if the issues are more than a replacement part or two. The water quality is poor, there are frequent leaks, or the water fluctuates in pressure or temperature.

Perhaps the unit is older than fifteen years and the repairs would cost more than a new water heater. There are several options to decide:

  • Storage Capacity
  • Flow Volume
  • Tankless vs. Conventional
  • Fuel Type: Natural gas, LP or electric
  • Function: Whole house orĀ point of use

The Honest Plumber can assess your needs and give you a free estimate. A trained professional can install a new unit and discard the old one. The installation will come with a lifetime guarantee and a repair warranty up to five years. A new unit will even save you money in the long run with energy consumption.

Either taking a long, hot shower, washing dishes in the kitchen sink, or washing clothes in the washer, hot water is important in every household. Why sacrifice your comfort when a minor repair or a cost-saving replacement is all you need? Contact The Honest Plumber today for a quote.