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Water Heater Installation & Repair
When you need to fix water heater equipment, there are several options, but you need to move fast so things don’t get worse. Wiliams & Fogg Mechanical Services provides same day or 24 hour emergency water heater services to all of the Greater Richmond area including Mechanicsville, Midlotian, Petersburg, Glen Allen and Powhatan.
We have served these communities since 1976 and are local experts in water heater installation and repair of gas-powered, electric-powered and tankless systems. In addition we are able to handle both commercial and residential plumbing needs.
Our company promises exceptional skills and professionalism from all of our teams of full-service plumbers. We repair and replace any model of water heating equipment depending on your needs. If your heater is between 8 and 12 years-old though, you might consider replacing it. That’s the realistic recommended life of most tank brands.
Water Heater Repair and Maintenance
Water can wear away mountains, so any water heater eventually fails due to leaks or sediment buildup. Faulty heating elements, thermostats and utility lines can reduce hot water output. Regular maintenance is important, and you should have our service professionals flush your system yearly.
We’ll check the temperature and adjust it if necessary and look for other problems such as leaks. Hot water heaters should be checked in more detail for signs of corrosion once every 3 years. Repairs become necessary if your heater springs a leak. Other symptoms of a damaged water heater include:
- Water that’s too hot or too cold
- Running out of hot water frequently
- Slow recovery times
- Leaks of ANY kind
- Signs of corrosion
- Making unusual noises
Even a small leak can cause tremendous structural damage if not repaired very quickly. That’s one of the reasons that regular maintenance is so important. Other benefits include energy and water savings and a better quality-of-life for your family.
Water Heater Replacement
Periodically, you must replace an aging heater for comfort, safety and convenience. A new water tank can provide peace of mind – especially if you don’t know the service history of your home’s equipment. For most models, the energy savings will quickly pay for a new tank or a tankless system.
Types of Hot Water Heaters
Many of your repairs and costs are determined by the type of tank and heater that you choose.
We can advise your on the cost-value benefits of a new water heater installation.
Choosing the best brand for your needs saves money over the long-term outlook.
For some people, choosing the most reliable and fastest heater is more important. The types of water-heating equipment include:
Electrical Water Heaters
Electric-powered heaters come in various sizes, but a normal family usually needs a 40-gallon tank. Choosing a heater with a longer warranty usually means a better tank. Most tanks last between 8 to 12 years.
Some of the common problems of tank-based heaters include corrosion, leaks and too much pressure on the T&P valve. Tanks can explode if problems aren’t corrected promptly. That’s why our regular maintenance services are important even when you buy a new hot water heater.
Gas Water Heaters
Gas-powered heaters are more expensive to install but save money over time in heating costs. They last about the same time as electric-powered heaters. However, you should always check heaters between 4 and 7 years of age for signs of extraordinary wear. Your family’s use of hot water, mineral deposits in your water and other factors can result in faster wearing out of your system.
Gas-powered water heaters require special venting and professional installation. Gases are dangerous when installing heaters if you’re a hobbyist or do-it-yourselfer.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters supply continuous hot water. Super-heated coils heat your water instantly as it travels. The tanks can be powered by electricity or natural and butane gases, but gas-powered models also require electricity for the controls.
These tanks last between 15 and 20 years, but they are more expensive to buy. You might require upgrades in your power system. Tankless heaters save money over time because there’s no need to heat water for storage.
Some families choose solar water heaters, but they work in much the same way as electric heaters. These are ideal for families who already have solar collectors installed. However, you might need backup energy sources on cloudy days.
Other Water Heating Options
There are also heat pump and condensing heaters, and we’d be happy to discuss the pros and cons of any hybrid water heater option with you on a case-by-case basis.
As your water-heating equipment ages, it needs more frequent repairs. Frequent repairs add up, and the danger of a household or commercial disaster increases. That’s why it’s important to replace your hot water heater equipment as recommended. We can handle all the work for a safe, fast and energy-efficient installation.
The Benefits of Our Signature Water Heater Service
It’s important to schedule regular repairs and maintenance to get the most out of your water heating equipment regardless of type. We help you save money by flushing the system and making regular repairs as needed. Our service teams are always professional regardless of which model you have and whether you need a repair or replacement. Our services include the following:
- 24-hour emergency service
- Same-day service
- Free estimates
- Flat-rate pricing guaranteed upfront
- No overtime charges
- Accountability in the community
- Locally owned and operated
- 25 years of plumbing experience
- Residential and commercial service
- Virginia licensed and insured Master Plumber
Trust Only Professional Qualified Water Heater Installers
Many people are tempted to install or repair their own heating equipment, but our professional teams provide these advantages:
- Safety: There are always dangers when installing water-heating tanks such as flooding. Gas-powered heaters use volatile gases that need a professional and experienced plumber. Disposal of the old equipment is also a big problem.
- Speed: If you don’t have the right tools at hand, your installation could be delayed for days. We have the tools and parts for most major brands, and we offer same-day service.
- Quality work: Our work is always of the highest quality. Our company is a locally owned and family run business that’s held accountable in the community. We know what needs to be done for a proper repair or installation, and we do the work accordingly.
Let Us Handle Your Water Heater Service
Contact us today for a complete water heater inspection, equipment repair or free estimate. Whatever your needed water heater service we are standing by ready to help you anywhere around Richmond, Virginia.
Williams & Fogg Mechanical Services has been established long enough to guarantee a high level of expertise and skill for our commercial and residential water heater customers.
Our highly experienced and well-trained technicians also understand the advanced technologies used in smart homes and systems in this day and age.
Call us today at (804) 506-3021 for a free quote or estimate, we would love to hear from you.
We also offer complete plumbing services including pipe replacements, water and sewer line installations, video camera line inspections, drain cleaning, gas line work and high-pressure hydro jetting services.
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