While it may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to plumbing, your water heater is quite noticeable when it’s not working! If you aren’t getting hot water when you need it, contact Mainstream via online form or phone call.
Our team of licensed plumbers specialize in the maintenance, repair, and installation of hot water heaters. Since 2000, we’ve built a reputation for prompt and professional home services that Spokane homeowners can rely on.
Water Heater Repair in Spokane
No hot water – or not enough hot water – is a pretty obvious sign that you should call your local plumbing company. But there are other signs of a malfunctioning water heater that you should keep an eye out for. Call Mainstream for water heater repairs if you notice any of the following problems.
Signs of a Malfunctioning Water Heater
Water temperature is too cold or too hot: Temperature variations in either direction can indicate a problem with your water heater. The water heater thermometer regulates temperature, so scalding hot water can be just as problematic as freezing cold water
Hot water has a bad odor: You may have bacteria build-up in your water heater if you notice an odor only when hot water is running. Call Mainstream and ask about our water treatment and filtration services if you're experiencing this issue.
Visible issues with your water heater (e.g. leaks, rust): The older your water heater is, the more susceptible it is to rust and corrosion due to mineral buildup which can lead to discolored water and even water heater leaks. These issues should be addressed quickly to avoid potential damage to your home. Call us to get a repair estimate (or a replacement estimate if needed) after we diagnose the cause and severity of the problem.
Water Heater Installation in Spokane
Mainstream’s plumbing team is highly skilled and trained in the proper installation of conventional tanked and tankless water heaters. If you know that it’s time to replace your existing hot water heater, we are happy to provide recommendations based on your home’s needs and budget. When we arrive to perform a new water heater installation, we will also remove and dispose of the old system for you.
I have a water heater problem. Do I need a replacement?
Your existing water heater might be repairable! Our plumbers are just as adept at water heater repairs as they are at installations. Unless you’re certain that you want to pay for a new unit, why not have us come inspect your water heater to see if we can fix it? We’ll take a look and provide an expert recommendation based on the age and condition of your existing system, the benefits of a new system, and which option will be the most cost-effective for your situation.
How much does a new water heater installation cost?
The price of a new water heater can vary greatly depending on your home, your needs, and what kind of unit you want. A traditional water heater can be as cheap as $300 and as expensive as $1500, while tankless water heaters tend to be more expensive ($1000 and higher).
Should I get a tankless or traditional tank water heater? What’s the difference?
Tankless water heaters work by only heating up water when you need it, whereas tank heaters (as the name would suggest) have a tank of hot water ready to go at all times. Both types of water heaters have pros and cons. A new tankless water heater is more expensive upfront but will save you money with lower energy costs. A traditional water heater provides hot water more instantaneously but is not as energy-efficient.
Annual Water Heater Maintenance
Regular maintenance of your water heater will combat corrosive sediment buildup and ensure that it works for as long as possible. You can lean on Mainstream for annual water heater services to keep your system in tip top shape all year long.
The Benefits of Routine Water Heater Maintenance
1. Money Savings From Improved Energy Efficiency
One of the most common issues that can occur in a water heater is sediment buildup from loose minerals in your water supply. The more mineral buildup, the less efficient your water heater becomes.
Banging or knocking sounds are usually an indication of sediment buildup, which means it's time to call the experts at Mainstream for annual maintenance.
2. Prevent Future Breakdowns
Keeping your water heater well-maintained decreases the risk issues that require repairs and a premature replacement further down the line. When our plumbing experts come to tune-up your water heater, we’ll also check for any additional signs of corrosion, water leaks, and anything else that may be keeping your water heater from functioning at 100%.
3. Plenty of Hot Water All Year Long
There's nothing worse than waking up to cold water from your shower or faucet. When you schedule water heater service with Mainstream, you also get the peace of mind that you won't have to deal with unexpected issues that derail your day and add to your expenses. You’ll also be able to keep tabs on the health of your water heater so that you can plan and budget for a new system years down the line.
Call Mainstream for All Your Water Heater Needs
Mainstream has served Spokane area homes for more than 20 years. Eastern Washington and North Idaho residents know that if they have a water heater issue, they can trust Mainstream to fix it quickly and efficiently.
Enjoy the following benefits when you choose Mainstream for water heater services:
- Upfront pricing - you’ll never pay more than you’re quoted
- Expert advice from professional, licensed & certified technicians
- We stock enough parts in our trucks to do 93% of repairs on the spot
- We stand by all recommended services
- Flexible scheduling – ask about same-day service!
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Super convenient Heating & AC Check. Why are checks important?
- Keeps your systems running at peak efficiency
- Helps prevent unexpected breakdowns
- Extends the life of your equipment
- Keeps your family safe from carbon monoxide leaks
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