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Call The Super Plumber When You Have Issues With Your Water Heater

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With a lifespan that averages 10 years, it’s easy to forget that your water heater exists somewhere in your home, often tucked away into your basement. Unfortunately, it’s usually the case that water heaters don’t typically become a concern to homeowners until a problem has come up and it’s time to repair or replace your water heater.

If you’re having issues with your water heater, give us a call. We can perform quality repairs on broken hot water tanks, gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and on-demand/tankless hot water systems. You’ll know when you need to give The Super Plumber a call if you come across any of these issues:

  • Partial hot water or none at all.
  • Off-coloured water.
  • Odd-sounding noises, like popping or high-pitched whistling.
  • Foul-smelling odours around your water tank.
  • A leaky water tank.

And of course, one of the worst-case scenarios is when your tank begins to leak so badly that you have a flooding situation on your hands. In these messy situations, it’s best to give us a call straight away. We offer emergency plumbing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you give us a call you will speak to a representative who can arrange to have one of our plumbers come out to meet you as soon as possible.

In addition to repairs for the above issues, we also provide water heater services such as,

  • Gas hot water tank burner servicing,
  • Pool heater repair and replacement,
  • Hammer control in pipes or tanks,

As well as general hot water tank servicing and maintenance.

Hot Water Tank Replacement Services at Affordable Rates

Repairs are relatively easy and inexpensive on most water heaters, but there will eventually be a point where repairs are no longer a viable option. Over time, water heater tanks typically experience corrosion because of the way minerals in the water react with steel.

If your water heater is nearing the end of its life, give us a call to learn about the latest options you have available when it comes to choosing a new water heater for your home. Water heater technology has come a long way, and many of the water heaters installed in older homes are nowhere near as energy-efficient as the ones available on the market today.

Conventional Hot Water Heater Tanks

Water heaters that use tanks to store water are the most commonly used type of water heating system for the home in North America. A typical tank can hold from 20 to 80 gallons of hot water, offering a hefty amount of water available on stand-by. Storage water heaters work by heating water in an insulated tank that is constantly being filled after use. While this means that hot water is always available, it also means that energy is constantly being lost through the walls of your tanks and pipes (even when your hot water faucet isn’t on) – this is called standby heat loss.

Some models (with thermal resistance values of R-12 to R-25) have heavily insulated tanks to help prevent this heat loss, which can help lower their annual operating costs. You can also rest assured that you are getting an energy-efficient model when it is ENERGYSTAR® certified, which has a number of key product criteria that must be met.

The Super Plumber will take the time to listen and evaluate your needs when it comes to purchasing a new water heater for your home. There are a number of factors to consider, including what fuel type you use to power your water heater.

We offer affordable prices with water heaters starting from $18 a month that can be combined with any coupons or deals we may have available. There are also government sponsored rebates available when switching from an older model to a more energy-efficient water heater.

Tankless or On-Demand Water Heaters

The latest in water heater technology is the much more energy-efficient, on-demand, tankless water heater. Not only are these water heaters smaller in size compared to a conventional water heater with a tank, but they can also reduce your home’s energy consumption by up to 30%. They work by applying instant heat to your water flow, removing the need to switch from cold water to hot by running your taps; essentially, they provide on-demand hot water. Because there is no tank there is no issue of stand by heat loss through the walls of the tank or pipes as the water sits waiting to be used.

The Super Plumber can supply and install tankless hot water systems, including electric, natural gas, and propane hot water on demand, for as low as $60 a month. We’ll also make sure to inform you of any in-house offers, as well as government rebates available for switching to a tankless water heater system.

We are also experts at tankless water heater repair and can perform general maintenance such as flushing in order to prevent any future problems.

Did You Know?

The Super Plumber offers a number of services at affordable rates, including a $93 Drain Cleaning Special that comes with a guarantee that if we can’t clear a clog or backup in your pipes by our cabling method, you will not be charged a fee (some conditions apply). It’s important to get your drains cleaned every two to three years in order to prevent them from getting damaged by potential clogs.

If your drain pipes aren’t properly cared for you could experience slow drainage, water gurgling back up out of the drain, strange sounds and smells, and corrosion and leaks which can eventually lead to serious issues like flooding.

So whether you are experiencing issues with your water heater or your drain pipes, be sure to give The Super Plumber a call in order to get the best plumbing service available on Victoria Island. We offer flexible hours from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through to Saturday all at regular rates for your convenience and satisfaction.

With our experienced plumbing crew and knowledgeable staff, you’ll never go wrong when choosing the Super Plumber for all of your plumbing-related needs.

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