Water Heater Repair in Austin, Texas

Are you frequently running out of hot water, or has it started to take longer for your water to get hot? Maybe it simply no longer gets as hot as it used to? What if you notice your water heater leaking? If any of this sounds familiar, you'll want to contact Honest Plumbing & Air for professional water heater repair.

We provide prompt water heater repair services throughout Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Pflugerville & Round Rock, TX. We can diagnose the condition of your electric or gas water heater on the same day you call us. Catching a water heater issue early, before it escalates into something larger, will save you time, energy, and money. So when you notice something unusual, don't wait to give our team a call!

Common Signs Your Hot Water Heater Needs Repair

There are common signs that your water heater is in need of repair. Leaving any type of issue unattended could lead to some serious, costly repairs or full water heater system replacement. If you noticed any of these signs, we advise you call a professional water heater company to assess the situation and provide recommendations to remedy the issue.

  • Changing water temperatures: Have you noticed that your water temperature is not consistent? Sometimes your showers are too hot or lukewarm? This might be a result of mineral deposit build up around the heating elements of your water tank.
  • Pilot light is out: For owners of a gas water heater - an unlit pilot light will be the root cause of no hot water.
  • Water discoloration: Water coming out of your tap or shower should always be transparent and colorless. If you are notice discoloration - like rust or brown coloring - it is encouraged you call a water heater professional immediately. This issue can cause serious health concerns for you and your family.
  • Hot water is running out too quickly: This is an indication that one of your water heater’s elements is not heating your tank properly.
  • Leaking water tank: A lack of hot water is not the result of this issue, but is a concern for the efficiency of your water heating system. If you are noticing water outside your water heater, this could be caused by a crack in the tank or a poorly-fitted part.
  • Broken thermostat: Electric water heaters feature a thermostat which can limit the amount of hot water in your supply when broken. Have a water heater professional determine if your thermostat is repairable or a replacement is the best solution for you.
  • Loud Noises: North Austin is home to large calcium deposits. It is not uncommon for large mineral buildup of calcium on your water heater system. This will create strange noises as the heating parts are struggling to do their job.

When To Replace Your Water Heater?

Maintaining your hot water tank is important is an important routine maintenance needed to be done as a home or business owner. Your water heater’s longevity depends on often it’s used, whether it’s maintained properly, and the water supply quality. In general water heaters are expected to last between 6-13 years with proper maintenance. Prior to moving into a new home, make sure to check the age of the existing water heater.

Water Heater Maintenance

To ensure your gas or electric water heater reaches the full life expectancy, routine maintenance is crucial. We encourage a water heater tune-up once a year. These tune up should increase the life expectancy, reduce costly repairs, and lower gas or electric bills. A tune up includes the following:

  • Draining and cleaning the water tank. We remove any sediment or buildup that is inside the tank
  • Inspecting the tank for crack or signs of corrosion
  • Inspect all hoses for cracks and connected tightly
  • Checking and replacing filters as needed
  • Verifying water heater efficiency.

Honest Air plumbing technicians are experts in both gas and electric water heater systems. Call us today to schedule a routine water heater maintenance.

Servicing Electric, Gas & Tankless Water Heaters

From replacing the heating element to flushing the tank, we can handle whatever type of water heater repair you need. Our technicians have experience working with both electric and gas units, as well as tankless water heaters. We will be able to easily identify whether your water heater is ready for an update or simply needs a new part installed. Whatever the situation, give Honest Plumbing & Air a call today and let us take it from there.

Our hot water heater installation services continue to help homes across Austin, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Pflugerville, Round Rock, TX, and all surrounding cities. Let us help you, give us a call today at (512)238-2058!

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For our team, no job is too large or too small! No matter what make and model your unit is, you can rest assured that our entire staff stays on top of industry news and is qualified to handle your setup.

We’re a dependable veteran-owned and operated company, and we are focused on solutions based on expert diagnosis. Whether we need to replace a switch or an entire unit, expect honesty and quality at the forefront of our service. Our team is ready to handle any job in the Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Hutto areas. 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1Why is my water heater not producing hot water?
If your water heater is not producing hot water, several potential issues could be causing the problem. Here are some common reasons and steps to address them: Tripped circuit breaker: Check if the circuit breaker for the water heater has tripped and reset it if necessary. Faulty heating element: The heating element may malfunction and need replacement. Sediment buildup: Sediment accumulation in the tank can affect the heating process. Flushing the tank can help resolve the issue.
2What should I do if my water heater is leaking?
A leaking water heater can cause concern, as it may indicate a problem that needs immediate attention. Here's what you can do in such a situation: Turn off the power: Locate the power supply to the water heater and switch it off to prevent electrical hazards. Shut off the water supply: Locate the water shut-off valve connected to the water heater and close it to stop the water flow. Contact a professional: It's recommended to contact a licensed plumber to assess and repair the leak promptly.
3How often should I flush my water heater?
Regularly flushing your water heater is essential for maintaining its efficiency and prolonging its lifespan. The frequency of flushing depends on various factors. Here's a general guideline: For traditional tank-based water heaters, flushing once a year is typically sufficient. Flushing every six months may be necessary in areas with hard water, like Austin, Texas, which causes sediment buildup more quickly. Tankless water heaters usually require less frequent flushing every two to three years.
4Why is my water heater making strange noises?
Unusual noises coming from your water heater can be a sign of underlying issues. Here are some possible causes and what you can do: Sediment accumulation: Sediment buildup at the bottom of the tank can cause rumbling or popping noises. Flushing the tank can help alleviate the problem. Mineral deposits on heating elements: If they have mineral deposits, they can create sizzling or hissing sounds. Cleaning or replacing the elements may be necessary. Expansion and contraction: As the water heater heats and cools, it may expand and contract, resulting in clicking or tapping sounds. This is typically normal and not a cause for concern.
5How can I increase the efficiency of my water heater?
Improving the efficiency of your water heater can lead to energy savings and lower utility bills. Consider the following tips: Insulate the tank and pipes: Adding insulation around the water heater and hot water pipes reduces heat loss, improving efficiency. Lower the temperature: Lowering the temperature setting on the water heater thermostat can reduce energy consumption. Schedule regular maintenance: Annual maintenance, including flushing the tank, checking the heating elements, and inspecting the anode rod, can optimize the efficiency of your water heater.