Water heater repair services in Newport News, VA

Water Heaters

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How do I know if my water heater needs to be replaced?

Are you experiencing issues with your water heater or have an aging water heater? It’s best to have one of our Technicians assess your water heater to determine if it needs to be repaired or replaced.

Ready to get your water heater working like new?

Most water heaters last approximately 10 years. If your water heater is past the 10-year mark, it may be time for a replacement.

As a water heater ages, sediment builds at the bottom of the tank resulting in banging or rumbling noises. These noises can indicate that your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan.

Insufficient hot water is another indicator that you may need a new water heater.

Any leaks around your water heater should be addressed immediately to mitigate further damage. Water puddles may indicate a leak within the tank.

This may indicate that the anode rod in your water heater may have gone bad. The anode rod is one of the most vital components in a water heater.

Water Heater FAQs

Your water heater should have a sticker on the top or side of the unit that includes a serial number. If you search that number on the manufacturer’s website you should be able to locate the year your water heater was made. You can also call the manufacturer of your water heater and provide them with the serial number.

The anode rod is a steel wire with aluminum, zinc alloy and/or magnesium wrapped around it. This rod is the most important component of your water heater and helps prolong its life by preventing corrosion and rust.

Water, heat and metal makes for a perfect environment for rust and corrosion. The anode rod helps to counteract this environment. Its purpose is to erode by releasing electrons into the water heater tank. This erosion is why the anode rod generally fails before the water heater does.

If you’re on well water or in an area where your water quality is poor, your anode rod will deteriorate more quickly.

We install Bradford White Water Heaters. We have been pleased with their availability, quality and customer service. However, if you prefer one brand over another, we can most likely accommodate your request.

When you call to schedule an appointment with us, it would be helpful if you provide us with the following information.

If your water heater is electric:
How many gallons is your existing heater?
What is the height and diameter of the existing heater?
Where is it located in the home?

If the water heater is gas:
How many gallons is your existing heater?
What is the height and diameter of the existing heater?
Where is it located in the home?

If it is gas and in the garage is it on a stand? Is the stand 18” or higher? (The heater has to be 18” off of the garage floor). If it is not 18” off of the ground, we will have to provide a stand to bring it up to code).

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They did a GREAT job replacing our water heater! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Way to go Ziegler Plumbing and Sewer, Inc.!!!

– Ann
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