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The Best Water Heater Repairs, Installations & Maintenance in Town

Can you imagine what your mornings would look like without a hot shower? When it comes to living comfortably, your water heater is one of the biggest contributors to your comfort. This fact is often lost on homeowners until the day that their unit malfunctions and stops producing hot water. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, our certified Greenville water heater repair & installation technicians have been helping residents for years with all of their water heater needs.

Our Greenville plumbers service the following types of water heaters:

  • Conventional water heaters: These units are the most common, employing a large tank reservoir that holds a certain volume of water.
  • Hybrid heat pump water heaters: By extracting heat from the air, these units are able to save on energy costs.
  • Tankless water heaters: These units do not use a tank and only heat water when it is needed.

Want the best water heater repair around? Call (864) 326-3000 or contact us online now.

Professional Water Heater Repair in Greenville, SC

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can identify any problem your water heater is exhibiting and tell you the most cost-effective way to fix it. Backed by 20+ years of industry experience, we have seen virtually every problem that can cause a water heater to stop working.

Common Problems with Residential Water Heaters

  • Extinguished pilot light: If the pilot light on your gas water heater goes out or will not light at all, it could be an issue with the gas line connected to the water heater. This issue can be potentially dangerous, so please call us at (864) 326-3000 right away to schedule an emergency service.
  • No hot water: Another water heater problem related to the pilot light is receiving no hot water at all. The gas burner is either nonfunctioning or emitting such a small flame that it cannot heat the water faster than the environment cools it. An electrical water heater that doesn’t heat water could have a faulty heating element that needs to be replaced.
  • Runs out of hot water: Typically, a water heater that runs out of hot water in use – such as the middle of an average-length shower – is experiencing a thermostat glitch. It might be that the temperature is set too low for the larger size of the tank. Again, it could also be a failing heating element, though.
  • Strange noises: When you notice a strange clicking, tapping, or rattling sound while you run a hot water tap, the source is probably a layer of sediment inside the tank. Minerals will start to clump together naturally in your hot water heater over time. While in use, the heat will cause the water to stir, which loosens the sediment and generates odd sounds. Getting a hot water flushing service is a good way to take care of this issue.
  • Water leaks: A steady leak from the top or bottom of your water heater can be a serious issue that may eventually cause water damage to the rest of your property. If you can, shut off the power to your water heater and turn off the cold-water inlet at its valve. Get our plumbers out to your home as soon as possible, so we can find the source of the leak. It could be a broken valve, faulty drain outlet, cracks in the tank, or something else entirely.

Thanks to our advanced industry training and stock of plumbing parts and tools, we can get right to work on repairs once we see the source of the problem. All of our Greenville water heater repair technicians are background-checked, drug-free, and licensed, too, so you know you’re getting great plumbing services from a trustworthy local team!

Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Replacing

Sometimes it’s not enough to simply repair your water heater- knowing the signs that your water heater needs replacing can save you time and money in the long run!

Common signs that you might need water heater replacement include:

  • The water heater is over 10 years old
  • Rust and corrosion are apparent on the tank, pipes, or valves
  • Strange noises or rumbling sounds are coming from the tank
  • The water is discolored or has a metallic taste
  • The temperature of the water fluctuates or is inconsistent
  • The water heater is leaking or there is water pooling around the base
  • The unit requires frequent repairs or maintenance
  • The energy bills are significantly higher than usual without an explanation

If any of these signs sound familiar, don't hesitate to reach out to the plumbing experts at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing! With our expertise in water heater installation, you can be sure that your new water heater will be installed quickly and efficiently, leaving you with reliable access to hot water for years to come.

How Long Does The Average Water Heater Last?

The average water heater will last you at least 15 years and up to 20 years. Once your water heater reaches this range and constantly needing repairs, it may be better to have a new water heater installed. A newer water heater is always recommended if your unit is older. This will help you live more comfortably and save you money in the long run.

Greenville Water Heater Installation & Replacement Services

Not all water heater problems can be resolved with a repair—sometimes, they are indicative of a need for replacement. Depending on the size of your family and your hot water needs, your technician can help you assess which water heater is right for you. If you are looking for a unit that won't take up too much space while still providing you with a substantial amount of hot water, then a tankless water heater might be your best option. If you prefer to use solar power to heat up your water, we can show you selected solar water heaters. Whatever your specific needs are, our Greenville water heater installation experts are here to help.

Also Offering Water Softener Systems

In addition to our Greenville water heater repair and replacement services, we also install Whole Harmony water conditioning systems. These systems remove hardness and chlorine from your water to give you healthier and better-tasting water. Additionally, water conditioning systems can give you clearer dishes and glassware, softer skin, and smoother hair.

Sediment buildup is one of the top reasons for water heater malfunctions and failures. If you're replacing your water heater and don't already have a water softening system installed, now is a great time to consider adding one. In addition to the benefits listed above, a water softener can increase your water heater's lifespan by keeping mineral sediment buildup in check.

To request a water heater repair, installation, or maintenance service, call Ben Franklin Plumbing at (864) 326-3000. We serve all of Greenville County & the surrounding areas.

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