Locally owned and operated, Southern Plumbing is Houston’s premier water heater repair company. We have been providing exceptional quality service and superior craftsmanship to Houston and the surrounding areas since 2004. Our dedicated team of honest, certified licensed professionals are specialists in water heater replacement. The combination of using quality american made products, our dedication to a great customer experience and prompt, excellent service has earned us the reputation of being Houston’s Most Trusted water heater repair company. We offer efficient, affordable and successful warranty backed solutions to all of your water heater replacement needs. Contact our office at 281-247-0144 to speak to one of our experts today.
Water Heater Repair Houston
Houston plumber for water heater replacement
Southern Plumbing is consistently ranked as the number one water heater repair service in Houston. As specialists in water heater replacement, our main focus is to ensure you receive the greatest quality service at an affordable fair market price. Our knowledgeable staff are the leading experts for water heater repair in the Houston area. Do not just take our word for it, please listen to our owner in the following videos as he explains the complexities of water heater replacement. His honesty, knowledgeable leadership and expertise has made us the most prominent water heater repair company in Houston.
Top questions to ask your plumber when installing a new water heater.
How to install a water heater
When having a new water heater installed there are a few questions that you should ask the plumbing company prior to installation. Is the technician installing the water heater licensed? Mistakes can be costly, by using a state licensed professional you know the installation will be done correctly. If you are within the city limits, inquire if they are going to pull a city permit. It is also important to know what you are buying. Ask them what brand of water heater they are planning on installing? Lastly, what are they planning on doing with the old water heater? Are they taking it with them?
Gas water heater vs electric water heater?
Is gas better than electric?
When comparing the two there is one word that comes to mind, efficiency. An electric water heater is plugged into the wall and runs off of electricity. The unit’s heat sources are two black square plates with two wires attached to each plate. The wires heat up the plates using electricity. The plates are located at the bottom and top of the tank. Whereas, a gas heater has a burner at the bottom of the tank, allowing it to heat up a 40 to 50 gallon unit at a much faster rate.
How much is it to replace a water heater?
Water heater cost
Is the water heater located in the garage, in the attic or on the second floor? The location of the unit in your home is going to play a role in the cost of replacing it. The starting price to replace a water heater is around $1500. This will include a new water heater, a new pan and new flex lines. We also remove the old water heater and take it with us when we complete the job, rather than leaving you with the task to dispose of it.
Top reasons to replace your water heater.
How to know when it’s time
A good indication that you need to replace the water heater would be if it is leaking, the ceiling is leaking, or if you do not have hot water. Water in the pan of your unit is one of the most common signs that it needs to be replaced. However, what causes the pan to fill with water is not as commonly known. A lot of people do not realize they are supposed to drain the water heater every six months according to the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions. Although, once a year should suffice. When water heaters are not drained annually, a sediment builds up inside of the tank as the unit heats and contracts. This could cause a hole in the lining or for the tank to begin to rust out.
Does home warranty cover water heater replacement?
or does my insurance?
If you have a home warranty your policy should cover the replacement of your water heater. It is important that you understand that warranty companies have their own plumbers that they use at prices they have negotiated. Make sure you ask questions in regards to the work being done. What brand of water heater will the plumber be installing? Are they installing a new pan or new flex lines? Or will they be reinstalling the used ones? It is important to know the services and products you are getting and if it is going to be done properly.