Water Heater

Lockport Water Heater Repair 

Reliable Water Heater Replacement in Joliet & Beyond

When your water heater is struggling to perform as it should, it’s important to have a team of skilled professionals you can reach out to for assistance. That team is Trailblazer Plumbing Services. Our company has been providing quality water heater solutions since 1973. We’re available 24/7 and offer the convenience of same-day service. 

Signs Your Water Heater Requires Repairs 

If your water heater fails while you are taking a shower, you’ll certainly know there’s a problem with it. Some other signs of water heater trouble are not so obvious. For example, your water heater might be making unusual noises, such as banging, hissing, popping, or rattling. You might also spot a puddle of water around the base of your water heater. In both of these situations, you should call an experienced plumber right away, even if you’re still getting hot water from your faucets and showerheads. 

Additional signs that your water heater requires repairs include: 

  • Fluctuations in water temperature 
  • Cloudy or rust-colored water 
  • Reduced hot water pressure 
  • Running out of hot water too soon
  • Extensive time waiting for water to heat up 

By working with one of our licensed technicians, you can be assured the source of the issue with your water heater will be discovered. Once we know the nature and extent of the problem, we can advise you on the best solution. 

When to Replace Your Water Heater 

At some point, your water heater will lose its ability to heat water efficiently and effectively. When this time comes, it’s no longer cost-effective to spend money on repairs. The best option will be to replace your unit. Typically, you will need to install a new water heater every 10 to 15 years, although tankless models are known to last up to 20 years. If you’ve noticed an increase in your energy bills, one of the culprits might be an inefficient water heater. Reach out to our team today for a water heater inspection to determine if it’s time for a replacement.   

Selecting the Right Type of Water Heater 

Once you’ve decided that you need a new water heater, you’ll need to choose a system that best suits your needs and budget. There are two main types of water heaters available: traditional and tankless. Traditional water heaters continually work to heat a large tank of water, whereas tankless units heat water on demand. Although a traditional model has a lower upfront cost, a tankless water heater saves money in the long run through its greater efficiency. 

Benefits of Upgrading to a Tankless Water Heater

If you're tired of running out of hot water or dealing with bulky traditional water heaters, it may be time to consider upgrading to a tankless water heater. Unlike traditional models, tankless water heaters heat water on-demand, providing endless hot water whenever you need it.

Here are some benefits of upgrading to a tankless water heater:

  • Endless hot water: With a tankless water heater, you'll never have to worry about running out of hot water, even during peak usage times.
  • Energy efficiency: Tankless water heaters are more energy-efficient than traditional models, as they only heat water when it's needed. This can result in significant energy savings and lower utility bills.
  • Space-saving design: Tankless water heaters are compact and can be mounted on walls, freeing up valuable floor space in your home.
  • Longer lifespan: Tankless water heaters typically have a longer lifespan compared to traditional models, lasting up to 20 years or more with proper maintenance.
  • Reduced risk of leaks: Since tankless water heaters don't store water in a tank, there is a lower risk of leaks and water damage in your home.

Our team of experienced plumbers at Trailblazer Plumbing can help you determine if a tankless water heater is the right choice for your home and provide professional installation services. Contact us today to learn more!

Schedule fast & dependable water heater repair or replacement in Lockport by calling (815) 855-5085 or contacting us online today!

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How to Extend Your Water Heater’s Lifespan 

Purchasing a new water heater is not something you want to do very often. It’s only natural to want to know how you can get the most out of your system. The best way to increase your unit’s performance and longevity is through routine maintenance. Water heaters should be flushed annually to help with sediment buildup in the bottom of the tank. It may also be necessary to replace your unit’s anode rod to reduce sediment and bacteria from accumulating in your unit. 

With a team like Trailblazer Plumbing Services, you can rest assured you’ll have everything you need to enjoy a fresh flow of hot water year-round. 

Water Heater FAQs

What are the different types of water heaters?

There are two main types of water heaters available: traditional and tankless. Traditional water heaters continually work to heat a large tank of water, whereas tankless units heat water on demand. While traditional models have a lower upfront cost, tankless water heaters are more efficient and can save money in the long run.

How Often Should You Flush Sediment From a Water Heater?

The frequency of flushing sediment from your water heater depends on various factors such as water quality, usage patterns, and the type of water heater you have. However, a general recommendation is to flush the tank annually to maintain optimal performance and prevent sediment buildup.

Here are several reasons why flushing sediment regularly is important:

  • Prevents Efficiency Loss: Sediment accumulation at the bottom of the tank can hinder heat transfer, reducing the heater's efficiency and increasing energy consumption.
  • Extends Lifespan: Flushing the tank removes sediment and prevents corrosion, helping to prolong the lifespan of the water heater by reducing strain on the tank.
  • Improves Water Quality: Sediment can cause water discoloration and unpleasant odors. Flushing the tank removes sediment, resulting in cleaner, fresher-tasting water.
  • Prevents Damage: Excessive sediment buildup can lead to overheating of the tank bottom, causing damage and potentially resulting in tank failure.
  • Maintains Warranty: Some water heater warranties may require regular maintenance, including flushing, to remain valid. Check your manufacturer's guidelines for specific recommendations.

In addition to these reasons, it's essential to consider factors such as water quality and usage patterns when determining how often to flush your water heater. Homes with hard water or high sediment content may require more frequent flushing, as well as those with higher hot water usage. By incorporating regular flushing into your maintenance routine, you can ensure that your water heater operates efficiently and reliably for years to come.

Do I need a professional plumber to repair or replace my water heater?

It is recommended to hire a professional plumber to repair or replace your water heater. A licensed plumber has the knowledge and expertise to properly diagnose the issue with your water heater and ensure a safe and effective repair or replacement. Attempting to do it yourself can lead to further damage or safety hazards.

How can I schedule water heater repair or replacement in Lockport?

To schedule water heater repair or replacement in Lockport, you can call (815) 855-5085 or contact us online. Our team of skilled professionals is available 24/7 and offers the convenience of same-day service.

Call (815) 855-5085 to schedule an appointment for reliable water heater services in Lockport. 

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