Water Heater Service & Repair in Portland
Common Types of Water Heaters
- Storage Tank Water Heater
- Heat Pump (Hybrid) Water Heater
- Tankless Water Heater
- Condensing Water Heater
- Solar Powered Water Heater
Water Heater Services We Provide
Don’t see the service you’re looking for on this list? You can call us with your water heater needs, and we can likely get the job done for you.
Problem #1: Insufficient Hot Water
Well, your shower started nice and hot.
Insufficient hot water means you have some hot water, but not enough to meet your and your family’s needs.
This could happen because of:
- A temperature setting issue
- Sediment inside the tank
- Heating elements (if your water heater is electric)
- A malfunctioning dip tube; or
- Another similar issue
Problem #2: No Hot Water
You thought the shower that ended cold was unpleasant…
Try an entire shower with zero hot water. The worst.
If your house doesn’t seem to have any hot water, it could be due to:
- The pilot on your (gas) water heater
- The gas control valve
- The thermostat on your (electric) water heater
- The heating elements; or
- Another similar problem
Problem #3: Smelly or Rusty Water
Is your water discolored or has an odor resembling rotten eggs?
This could be from a bacteria buildup or pipe corrosion. Both problems aren’t something you want to ignore.
If there is a corrosion issue, the damage could cause a leak in your water heater–which means you’ll be paying to get the entire unit replaced.
Water Heater Repairs We Provide
As mentioned above, if you don’t see the water heater repair you’re looking for, just ask. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about your water heater.
Repair #1: Broken Dip Tubes
If you have a broken dip tube inside your water heater, it can let cold water enter the top of the tank.
This means you’ll have less hot water for your shower or bath.
And if a handful of people are living in the same house...that’s a lot of lukewarm-to-cold showers in your future.
Repair #2: Faulty or Failed Heating Elements
If you’re experiencing little to no heat from your water heater, it could be due to a faulty heating element.
If this is the case, you’re in luck. A failed heating element is fairly easy to replace.
We can come to inspect your water heater to determine the issue, and if any replacement parts are needed we can take care of it for you.
Repair #3: Faulty Water Heater Burner
The burner is located on the bottom of your gas water heater’s tank–usually behind a small access panel.
If you look past the panel, you should see a flame to indicate the pilot light is correctly lit.
If it’s not, we recommend having a professional plumber take a look at the entire unit to ensure all other parts and elements are in good condition before relighting it.
Repair #4: Water Leak
Notice a leak in your water heater?
This could be an indication of several various problems, such as:
- Loose valves
- Broken dip tube (see above)
- Or another similar issue
To determine the cause and severity of the leak, call us at 503-750-8323 to schedule an inspection.
Water Heater Service & Repair Cost in Portland - What to Expect
Water heater service expenses vary depending on what’s going on with your unit.
And the need for water heater service wasn’t exactly how you imagined you’d be using up your budget this month.
Call Portland Plumbers to get an estimate on your service and repair needs.
We pride ourselves in being quick and thorough. We understand that it's not ideal having a plumber in your home - that's why it's our commitment to get the job done as quickly as possible.