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Water Heater Repair & Services

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Serving Cuyahoga, Summit, and Portage County

Is your water coming out cold? Is your water no longer staying hot for as long as it did in the past? Is there rust and sediment in your water? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing the warning signs of a failing water heater. Don’t worry, you can count on Independence Plumbing to accurately diagnose the problem and resolve it fast!Serving clients throughout Cuyahoga, Summit, Lake, and Portage counties since 1975, we have over 40 years of experience repairing and installing water heaters. As a family-owned and operated plumbing company, our reputation is important, which is why we focus on 100% customer satisfaction.

What Are Some Common Reasons Why a Water Heater Could Break?

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There are numerous reasons why a water heater could break. First, the age of the tank could be an issue. Today’s tanks are much more energy-efficient and hold up longer than those of the past. Second, lack of regular maintenance could cause sediment buildup or rust in the tank which would cause the unit to stop working.

Other common problems with your hot water heater can include leaks. Examples of issues associated with leaks are:

  • Too much pressure
  • Drain valve problems
  • Condensation issues that aren’t actual leaks (aka false leaks)

Of course, it is always best to seek the advice of a licensed and certified professional before attempting to diagnose any problem with your hot water heater.

Does My Water Heater Need to Be Repaired or Replaced?

Many customers ask us right away whether their water heater needs to be repaired or replaced. The truth is that this is an impossible question to ask over the telephone. While we can speculate, we usually opt to wait until we’ve seen your exact unit and can determine the actual problem.

In most cases, a repair is sufficient for getting the water heater running at optimum efficiency. This includes the replacement of certain parts, such as the thermostat. But if your unit is more than a few years old or hasn’t been maintained, it might be time to consider installing a new one. The benefit to this is that water heaters today are much more efficient than those manufactured in the past, meaning you’re likely to see a decrease in cost on your electric bill.

What to Look for in a High-Quality Plumber and Water Heater Technician

When looking for a plumber or water heater technician to work on your unit, it is important to ask plenty of questions. That means going beyond the obvious inquiries about cost and downtime. Be sure to request information on any certifications the company and its technicians hold, plus ask about previous projects. You can even look online to see how they are rated on various sites like Yelp or Home Advisor.

Let Us Resolve Your Broken Water Heater

plumber wrenching on a copper pipe At home, we use hot water for bathing, cooking, laundry, and cleaning. In industry, hot water is used for washing hands, cleaning, and steam. While hot water may seem like a luxury, most of us can’t easily live without it, and taking cold showers or paying unnecessarily high energy bills are no fun!

Since most hot water heaters last anywhere from 6 to 12 years, these mechanical systems will fail eventually and need to be replaced. Today’s water heaters come in a variety of models, some of which are technologically advanced and energy-efficient.

With so many options on the market, you will want a licensed, professional installer to help you compare your choices so you can determine which water heater is best for you.

Why is Independence Electrical & Plumbing the Best Choice for Your Water Heater Needs?

Independence Electrical & Plumbing is proud to be the best choice for your water heater repair and replacement needs. We’ve happily served Northeast Ohio for over forty years and are one of the few companies licensed in both electrical and plumbing.

We are a father-daughter team with a ton of experience in water heater diagnosis, repair, and replacement services. Plus, we offer emergency water heater repair service to help get you back on track and enjoying those hot showers first thing on a cold Ohio morning. We’re also fully licensed, bonded and insured.

See for yourself what our clients have to say by reading our testimonials!

Are you ready to learn more about our water heater repair services? Please contact Independence Electrical & Plumbing today at (216) 789-7544 to schedule an appointment with our friendly and knowledgeable father-daughter plumbing team!


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