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Many property owners don’t think about how much they use their hot water heater. Whether you are washing your hands, washing dishes, or taking a shower, your water heater is working to deliver the right temperature water to your fixtures and appliances. If there is a problem with your water heater you may have only cold water or scalding hot water available. There are a variety of reasons you may need water heater repair services and no matter the issue, the experts at Horn Plumbing are here to help. We have been providing the residents and business owners of Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties in PA with reliable water heater repair and replacement services for over 40 years. Contact us today for help or an estimate.

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Anytime your water heater breaks it’s an inconvenience. Luckily if that happens to be in the middle of the night, the water heater repair pros at Horn are standing by to restore your hot water. We can usually make repairs that will extend the life of your system and if your water heater is at the end of its service life, we’ll walk you through your replacement options. If you notice a lack of heat, see a leak near your system, or any other issue, don’t hesitate to reach out to Horn right away.

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Water Heater Repair

Types of Water Heaters We Repair

Over our 40 years in business, we’ve worked on just about every make and model water heater. Regardless of the type of hot water heater you have and its power source, Horn has the expertise to perform the necessary water heater repairs. We’ll perform a thorough inspection of your system and locate the root of your issue. We can often extend the life of older systems but if a replacement is needed, we can do that too.

Traditional Storage Water Heaters
  • Traditional Storage Tank
    The most common hot water system is a traditional tank water heater. It consists of a heating element and a large tank that is determined by the size and needs of the property and its occupants. Most standard tank hot water heaters will last over 10 years if properly maintained.
Tankless Water Heaters
  • Tankless Water Heater
    Also called on demand hot water heaters, tankless systems are typically mounted to a basement wall. Water flows through the system passing over heating elements that make the water the right temperature for distribution. They are highly efficient but do require regular maintenance to function properly.
Condensing Water Heaters
  • Condensing Water Heater
    Coming in a tank and tankless version condensing water heaters utilize “waste heat” from your energy source to heat the water. They are more efficient than their counterparts and use generally the same footprint. If you’re unsure which type of system you have, give us a call at 610-363-4200 and we can help you right away.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
  • Heat Pump Water Heater
    Known as hybrid electric systems, these water heaters transfer heat energy from the ground or the outside air. Heat pump systems are growing in popularity in our area so it is possible you may have one in a newer home or commercial building. We work on these systems regularly and can get things running again.

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Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

You can often catch an issue with your water heater before it becomes a major problem. There are several things you can look out for that can usually be repaired so that you do not need to replace your water heater.

Lack of Hot Water

Simply put, when your hot water is running and it’s not hot, this is usually an indicator that there is an issue with the heat generating source. This could be the burner in a gas system or the metal element in an electric system.

Fluctuating Water Temperature

Often caused by mineral deposits within the system, fluctuating water temperatures are a sign that there is an issue providing consistent temperature control through the system. An inspection, system, flush, and cleaning can help.

Low Hot Water Pressure

If you have good cold water pressure but weak hot water pressure this could be an issue with mineral deposits or rust blocking your pipes. A thorough check of your water heater components will indicate where the blockage is located.

Leaking Near Water Heater

If water is pooling beneath your water heater or even a slow trickle of water down the side or other pipe fittings, your system needs to be repaired immediately. Not only is your system near failure but you can damage your property.

Cloudy, Foul-Smelling Water

When there is an odor or cloudiness in your water, there is an excess of minerals present. Mineral deposits and bacteria can wreak havoc inside your water heater and cause potential health issues when consumed.

Unusual Water Heater Noises

Usual operating noises like the sound of a flame or a heating element switching on and off are not a cause for concern. However, if you hear knocking in the tank or your pipes there could be calcium or dirt deposits in your system.

Rust Colored Water

When running hot water, red or brown discolored water is an indication of rusty pipes or rust in your water heater tank. A professional plumber can inspect and flush your water heater to find the cause of the discoloration.

Hot Water Runs Out

If you’re washing dishes or taking a shower and you run out of hot water, that is usually a sign of an issue with the heating element. Inadequate heating of the water can leave you without hot water after prolonged use.

Water Heater Replacement Services

We Also Offer Water Heater Replacement Services

Typically tank water heaters last 10-15 years with proper maintenance, however tankless systems will last closer to 20 years when properly serviced. If you have experienced repeated issues with your water heater it may be more cost-effective in the long and short term to replace it with a newer, more energy-efficient model.

If your water heater is beyond repair, we can perform an audit on your hot water usage to determine the best replacement system for you. We can usually replace your system in a single day, so you’ll experience minimal disruption to your hot water service.

Choose Horn for Quality Water Heater Repair

When you notice an issue with your water heater it’s important to have it checked sooner rather than later. Small issues can become larger ones very quickly. We all rely on hot water so losing it can be a huge disruption to everyday life. We offer a plumbing maintenance plan that can help detect problems before they occur and extend the life of your water heater. Contact the expert water heater repair technicians at Horn to schedule service that will keep your hot water flowing.

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