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Water Heater Installations and Repairs

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Zeek Plumbing provides expert water heater installations, repairs, and recommendations for all types of residential and commercial water heaters.

Is it time to replace your existing unit?

Most tank systems have an average lifespan of 10 years, but the warranty on a standard water heater is 6 years. After years of use, parts wear out, corrosion can develop, anode rods can deteriorate, and cracks can form. It is important to know the age of your water heater in order to predict when to consider a replacement.

Water softeners can remediate some of the sediment build up and deterioration of your water heater. Please refer to our previous blog post for more information on water softeners.

Some common signs that the tank is reaching the end of its useful life…
  • Compromised water supply– Hot water coming from the shower or tap is cooler or runs out quicker than usual.
  • Rusty water– If the hot water coming from your tap is a rust color, it may mean that there is tank corrosion.
  • Leaking water– The tank may eventually leak from the bottom due to corrosion, which is not repairable
  • Loud noise– A loud banging noise occurs whenever the tank is heating.

Tankless Water Heaters

Pros:

  • Only produces hot water when necessary (On-Demand)
  • Energy efficient
  • In the long run, you will save money on utilities to run your tankless vs a storage tank
  • Tankless water heaters typically last 15-20 years on average
  • Does not take up as much space as a storage tank water heater
  • Hot water is produced very quickly, does not require time to “warm up”
  • Does not take up a lot of space on wall

Cons:

  • Can run out of hot water if multiple fixtures such as showers, dishwashers, washing machines, etc. are running at the same time
  • Plumbers recommend yearly service of the tankless water heaters
  • Material cost of a tankless unit is more expensive than a storage tank unit
  • If you switched from storage to tankless, the plumbing will need to be updated during installation which can cause the installation costs to be higher than a storage tank water heater

Storage/Standard Water Heaters

Pros:

  • Storage tank water heaters are the most common water heaters
  • Replacement parts such as gas valves and pilot assemblies are more readily available
  • Material cost of storage tank water heaters is cheaper than a tankless
  • If you use multiple hot water fixtures (dishwasher, washing machine, showers) at the same time, storage tanks are able to keep up with the hot water usage
  • Does not require yearly maintenance

Cons:

  • Less energy efficient than a tankless water heater
  • Average life span is typically 10 years on average
  • Depending on the size of the unit (40 gallon, 50 gallon, 75 gallon), storage tank water heaters can take up a lot of space

Zeek Plumbing is available to assist you with your water heater needs. We can provide our expertise to recommend a tankless water heater or storage tank water heater for your home. Depending on the amount of bathrooms, people in the home, and hot water usage, we will review with you the options available for a new water heater. Zeek Plumbing does not participate in any “up-selling”, we provide you all of the options and information for you to make an educated decision.

Please give our office a call at 866-635-0200 or use our Book Online Form, if your existing unit is leaking, you would like a quote, or have any questions regarding your existing water heater.

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We had a leak in our baseboard heat. Called Zeek at 8 am with a non-emergency and the team was at our house by 1 pm. Rich and Oliver were great, knowledgeable, and worked quickly and clean. I knew enough to DIY the fix, but didn't want to risk it and I will say it isn't often that a professional puts in as much care as the homeowner, but they very much did - even taking the time to answer my questions around the specific tools they used. I will absolutely make Zeek my first call for the next plumbing fix.
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Matteo
Zeek recently replaced my water heater. I called them in the morning and they were there within a few hours and had completed the work by early afternoon. Everyone was professional, courteous, and helpful.
Matt G.
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William C.
Everyone at Zeek Plumbing was so kind and helpful. My heated driveway had a broken pipe but Steve, Rich, and the whole team went above and beyond to repair this as quickly as possible. I highly recommend their business for any plumbing issues you may have.
Tamara D.
I’m a new homeowner and didn’t know what to expect when I had Zeek over to help me with a problem I had with a new washing machine connection when I moved in. Not only did they help with the connection, they spent time to explain my heating system to me. Now, two months later they have been to my home for two other problems that came about. While I wasn’t excited about having to spend money, they kept my budget in mind and were more than fair. I have nothing to but good things to say about their work, the people in their office and the people that have visited my home. I recommend them highly.
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Steve and his team are the best of the best. He was so responsive and so caring!!!! Within a very short amount of time he sent us 2 of his team members (Rich and Oliver) who were outstanding. Extremely competent, knowledgeable, smart, fast, polite, and caring. We recently moved into the area and are so blessed to have found them. Highly recommend them!!!
Caroline F.
The gentlemen from Zeek Plumbing were very professional and thorough in trying to determine the source of our problem. They had all the necessary parts with them to fix the problem and left everything very tidy after they finished the repair.
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