#1 Water Heater Repair Company in Arlington, VA, with Over 300 5-Star Reviews
Your water heater is essential for living in a home or conducting business comfortably, and you need your water heater to work efficiently and effectively.
If you need water heater repair work in Arlington, VA, choose Cherry Blossom Plumbing. With our expert technicians and 24/7 availability, we can address most water heater issues in one visit and restore your hot water.
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Why Choose Cherry Blossom Plumbing for Arlington Water Heater Repair?
Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repairs
How do you know if you need hot water heater repairs in Arlington, VA? Look for the following warning signs.
The most obvious sign is cold or lukewarm water. If you turn your shower or sink temperature up and still don’t receive hot water, several things might be wrong. If your heater’s thermostat is set correctly, call us for repairs.
What's Included in Water Heater Repairs?
When you hire Cherry Blossom Plumbing for your water heater repairs, what do we include in the service?
Our certified technicians can repair every kind of water heater. Whether it’s tankless, electric, or gas, we can maintain it, find problems and fix them.
When we arrive to repair your water heater issue, we conduct a detailed examination to identify issues with all the components, including:
- Verifying the heating element works
- Cleaning the burners and igniter
- Checking the tank for sediment buildup
- Flushing the tank
- Testing the water pressure
- Confirming the power supply works
- Calibrating the heater’s thermostat
Once we’ve zeroed in on the issue, we fix it — it’s as simple as that. Our fully-stocked trucks contain all the parts we need to fix 93% of issues on the spot, so you won’t have to wait.
What does a water heater repair cost? It depends on the issue and how much work we require to fix it. To keep you in the loop, we always present an upfront quote before we start the repair.
How Can I Prevent Water Heater Issues?
If you want to avoid hiring water heater repair services, practice regular maintenance and care for your heater. Depending on the type and model of your heater, it should last between 10 and 20 years.
Follow these steps to keep your water heater in working order.
Scheduling annual maintenance for your water heater ensures that you catch any potential problems early and extends the life of your unit to its maximum.
When you flush your water heater every year, you prevent the buildup of harmful sediment that can rust your heater’s tank. To flush your heater’s tank, we first shut off the tank at its power source, either the circuit breaker or the gas valve.
Next, we attach a hose to the drain valve and position the other end of the hose over a drain or bucket. We open the valve until all water is drained from the tank and the water runs clear.
Finally, we refill the water heater before turning it on. Once it’s filled, we restore power to the water heater.
In most situations, the proper temperature for your water heater is 120 degrees. However, the higher you set the temperature, the harder your unit works and the faster it wears out. Higher temperatures also increase the likelihood that corrosive sediment builds up.
Lowering the temperature can extend the life of your water heater. If you’re leaving your home for an extended period, consider dropping the temperature lower than normal to avoid needless wear and tear.
The release valve allows pressure to escape when the water heater gets too hot. It’s an important safety feature and you should test it monthly.
Testing the valve is easy. Lift the valve to release water. If little or no water comes out, you need to replace the valve.
To avoid any complications, call us at Cherry Blossom Plumbing for a new valve.
The anode rod acts like a sponge, attracting corrosive sediment that would otherwise slowly destroy the tank. Because its purpose is to absorb harmful materials, it needs replacement every five years. You can tell it needs changing if it’s at least half corroded, and we’ll let you know when it’s time to replace it at your annual maintenance appointment.
Adding insulation to your pipes and water heater tank can increase your water heater’s efficiency, extend its lifespan, and save you money on utility bills. The increased efficiency prevents your water heater from working too hard. Call our professional plumbers to insulate your pipes.