Water Heater Service, Repair & Installation in Greater St. Louis

It’s easy to take your water heater for granted when the shower and kitchen sink water temperature work without issue. But one day you may be met with a cold shower or towering dirty dishes because your water heater stopped working. It’s important for homeowners and owners of commercial buildings to have a plumbing company that can quickly and effectively handle water heater problems.

Drain Masters has been serving the Weldon Spring and greater St. Louis area for more than 30 years with fast, affordable water heater repair and installation 24 hours a day, seven day a week. Our plumbing experts can accurately diagnose any needed repair, replace it with a new water heater or even upgrade to a more efficient tankless water heater. For your peace of mind and to ensure that you get the best possible service, we offer upfront pricing.

If you are experiencing problems with the water heater in your home or business or want to set up a free consultation with one of our plumbers, call 314-467-8607 or schedule an appointment with a Drain Masters today.

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 Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair

Your water heater plays a crucial role in providing comfort and convenience in your home. However, like any appliance, it may encounter issues over time. Recognizing the signs of water heater problems can help you address repairs promptly and avoid more extensive damage. Here are common symptoms indicating your water heater may need attention:

  • Lack of Hot Water: 
    • Symptom: Insufficient or no hot water.
    • Possible Causes: Faulty heating element, thermostat issues, or sediment buildup in the tank.
    • Repair Steps: Check thermostat settings, inspect and replace heating elements, and flush the tank to remove sediment.
  • Water Takes Too Long to Heat: 
    • Symptom: Delayed hot water delivery.
    • Possible Causes: Sediment buildup, issues with the heating element or thermostat.
    • Repair Steps: Flush the tank to remove sediment, inspect and replace heating elements, and check thermostat settings.
  • Leaking Water Heater: 
    • Symptom: Visible water around the base of the water heater.
    • Possible Causes: Corrosion, loose valves, or a leaking tank.
    • Repair Steps: Turn off power and water supply, identify the source of the leak, and tighten loose components. For a leaking tank, professional assistance is recommended.
  • Strange Noises: 
    • Symptom: Popping, cracking, or rumbling sounds.
    • Possible Causes: Sediment buildup in the tank.
    • Repair Steps: Drain the tank to remove sediment. If the noise persists, it might indicate a failing heating element.
  • Rusty or Discolored Water: 
    • Symptom: Water has a rusty or off-color appearance.
    • Possible Causes: Corrosion inside the tank.
    • Repair Steps: Check the anode rod and replace if necessary. If the issue persists, it might indicate internal tank corrosion, requiring professional attention.
  • Water Heater Age: 
    • Symptom: Advanced age (typically 8-12 years for tank water heaters).
    • Possible Causes: Natural wear and tear over time.
    • Repair Steps: Consider replacement if your water heater is reaching the end of its expected lifespan.

Regularly monitoring your water heater for these symptoms can help you catch issues early and avoid major breakdowns. If you notice any of these signs, consider consulting a professional plumber to assess and address the problem promptly. Regular maintenance and timely repairs can extend the life of your water heater and ensure a reliable supply of hot water in your home.

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