Expert Water Heater Installations and Repairs in NJ

At Zeek Plumbing, we specialize in providing expert water heater installations, repairs, and recommendations for both residential and commercial properties across New Jersey. Whether you're experiencing issues with your current unit or considering an upgrade, our team is here to assist you every step of the way.


Is it Time to Replace Your Existing Unit?

Your water heater is an essential appliance that works tirelessly to provide hot water for your everyday needs. However, like all mechanical systems, water heaters have a finite lifespan. Rheem, Bradford White, and AO Smith warranty their water heaters for 6 years, but factors such as usage patterns and maintenance can influence their longevity. It's crucial to be aware of the signs indicating that your water heater may need replacement:

  • Compromised Water Supply: If you notice that your hot water is running out quicker than usual or isn't as hot as it used to be, it could be a sign that your water heater is struggling to keep up with demand.
  • Rusty Water: Rust-colored water coming from your taps indicates corrosion within the tank, a clear indication that your water heater is nearing the end of its life.
  • Leaking: A leaking water heater is often a sign of internal corrosion and typically indicates that replacement is necessary.
  • Loud Noises: Strange noises, such as banging or rumbling, during operation may suggest sediment buildup or other issues within the tank.

Additionally, installing a water softener can help alleviate sediment buildup and prolong the lifespan of your water heater. Our team can provide further guidance on water softener installation and its benefits.

Exploring Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters offer several advantages over traditional storage tank units:


  • Energy Efficiency: Tankless water heaters only heat water as needed, reducing energy consumption and lowering utility bills.
  • Longevity: With proper maintenance, tankless units can last 15-20 years, exceeding the lifespan of many traditional water heaters.
  • Space Savings: Tankless units are compact and can be installed in tight spaces, freeing up valuable floor space in your home.
  • On-Demand Hot Water: Enjoy endless hot water without the need to wait for a storage tank to refill.


  • Limited Capacity: While tankless heaters provide continuous hot water, they may struggle to keep up with simultaneous hot water demands from multiple fixtures.
  • Higher Initial Cost: The upfront cost of a tankless water heater and installation may be higher than that of a traditional unit.
  • Annual Maintenance: Regular maintenance is recommended to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

Considering Storage/Standard Water Heaters

Traditional storage tank water heaters remain a popular choice for many homeowners:


  • Reliability: Storage tank water heaters are a time-tested solution for reliable hot water supply.
  • Cost-Effective: Initial purchase and installation costs are typically lower than those of tankless units.
  • Availability of Parts: Replacement parts for storage tank water heaters are readily available, simplifying repairs when needed.
  • Suitable for High Demand: Larger storage tanks can accommodate simultaneous hot water usage from multiple fixtures.


  • Lower Efficiency: Storage tank water heaters are less energy-efficient than tankless models, resulting in higher operating costs over time.
  • Limited Lifespan: The average lifespan of a storage tank water heater is around 6 years, necessitating replacement sooner than tankless units.
  • Space Requirements: Depending on the tank size, storage water heaters can take up significant space in utility closets or basements.

Understanding Water Heater Maintenance and Efficiency

Regular maintenance is essential for ensuring the longevity and efficiency of your water heater, regardless of whether you choose a tankless or storage tank unit. Here are some maintenance tips to keep your water heater running smoothly:


  • Flush the Tank: Sediment buildup is a common issue in water heaters, particularly in areas with hard water. Flushing the tank annually helps remove sediment, preventing corrosion and improving efficiency.
  • Check the Anode Rod: The anode rod is a sacrificial component designed to attract corrosive elements away from the tank. Inspecting and replacing the anode rod as needed can extend the life of your water heater.
  • Insulate Hot Water Pipes: Insulating hot water pipes reduces heat loss and ensures that hot water reaches its destination more quickly, reducing the need to run water while waiting for it to heat up.
  • Adjust Temperature Settings: Lowering the temperature of your water heater can save energy and reduce the risk of scalding injuries. Most manufacturers recommend a temperature setting of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Inspect for Leaks: Regularly inspect your water heater for signs of leaks or corrosion. Addressing leaks promptly can prevent water damage and prolong the life of your unit.

Choosing the Right Size and Capacity

Selecting the appropriate size and capacity of your water heater is crucial to ensure adequate hot water supply for your household needs. Factors such as the number of occupants, usage patterns, and peak hot water demand should be taken into consideration when determining the size of your water heater. Our team can conduct a thorough assessment of your requirements and recommend the most suitable option for your home or business.


Investing in a high-quality water heater and implementing proper maintenance practices are essential steps in ensuring reliable hot water supply and maximizing energy efficiency. Whether you opt for a tankless or storage tank unit, Zeek Plumbing is committed to providing top-notch service and expertise to meet your water heating needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or request a quote, and let us help you find the perfect solution for your home or business.

Enhancing Your Plumbing System with Innovative Solutions

At Zeek Plumbing, we're dedicated to providing cutting-edge solutions to meet your plumbing needs while maximizing efficiency and convenience. Our range of services goes beyond traditional water heater installations and repairs, encompassing innovative technologies that enhance the performance of your plumbing system.

Introducing Advanced Plumbing Solutions

In addition to our expert water heater services, we offer a variety of advanced plumbing solutions designed to optimize energy usage, reduce utility costs, and minimize environmental impact. These solutions include:

  • High-Efficiency Fixtures: Upgrading to high-efficiency fixtures such as faucets, toilets, and showerheads can significantly reduce water consumption without sacrificing performance. Our team can help you select and install fixtures that enhance both functionality and sustainability.
  • Water Filtration Systems: Improve the quality and safety of your water supply with state-of-the-art water filtration systems. From basic sediment filters to advanced reverse osmosis systems, we offer solutions tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
  • Latest In Plumbing Technology: Harness the power of technology to monitor and control your plumbing system with the latest devices and sensors. From leak detection systems to how we provide innovative solutions that enhance convenience, efficiency, and peace of mind.

Customized Plumbing Solutions for Every Home

At Zeek Plumbing, we understand that every home is unique, which is why we offer customized plumbing solutions tailored to your individual requirements. Whether you're looking to upgrade your water heater, improve water quality, or implement smart plumbing technology, our team will work closely with you to design and implement a solution that meets your needs and budget.


With many years of experience in the plumbing industry, our team of skilled technicians is here to provide expert guidance and support every step of the way. From initial consultation to installation and ongoing maintenance, we're committed to delivering exceptional service and ensuring your complete satisfaction.


Ready to enhance your plumbing system with innovative solutions from Zeek Plumbing? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore the possibilities for improving the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of your plumbing system. Whether you're in need of water heater installation, repair, or replacement, Zeek Plumbing is here to help. You can reach us by phone at 866-635-0200 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation or request a quote. Don't wait until it's too late—ensure your hot water needs are met with confidence and reliability.