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Chicago Water Heater Replacement & Repair

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Hot water is more than a convenience—it’s a daily necessity for cooking, cleaning, bathing, doing laundry, and washing dishes. Your water heater is under constant stress to deliver the hot water you and your family enjoy every day. But because it operates silently behind the scenes, it’s difficult to predict when a problem will occur or when a small issue is worth worrying about.

Ready for a new water heater in your Chicago-area home? For water heater services, call ABC Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric. We perform all the water heater services you need, from installing a high-efficiency unit to keeping the appliance up and running for years to come.

To schedule an appointment for water heater replacement, water heater repair, or water heater maintenance, please call 888-868-6667 or contact us online.

Water Heater Services in Chicago, Illinois

Call for Water Heater Replacement, Repair & Maintenance

No matter what services you need, count on ABC’s Chicago plumbers for the best results. Here are the Chicago water heater services we offer:

  • Water heater replacement: Your water heater works harder than any other plumbing fixture in your Chicago home, and sooner or later, you must replace it. Don’t worry—when that time comes, ABC will take care of everything. First, we determine what type and size of water heater you need to meet your daily hot water needs. Then we professionally install your new, energy-efficient water heater. Finally, we haul away the old unit to make your upgrade as stress-free as possible.
  • Water heater maintenance: We recommend annual water heater maintenance and safety inspections. Tune-ups from one of our Chicago plumbers keep your water heater running safely and efficiently for the coming year. If we discover developing issues during an inspection, it’s easy to perform a repair before any damage is done.
  • Water heater repairs: If your Chicago home’s water heater gives you trouble, call ABC at any time—day, night, weekend, or holiday—and we’ll be there as quickly as possible to perform an emergency water heater repair in the Chicago area.

Do I Need Water Heater Services in Chicago?

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Could you benefit from our Chicago water heater services? Watch for these signs that you should give ABC a call:

  • Strange sounds coming from the water heater: Gurgling, bubbling, or popping sounds are all common when a water heater is about to fail.
  • Insufficient hot water: A properly operating 40- or 50-gallon tank should be able to supply enough hot water for two or three back-to-back showers. If yours is unable to keep up, it may need maintenance to restore maximum output.
  • Murky hot water: A water heater with rust on the inside may cause hot water to run brown. Draining and flushing the tank may resolve this problem.
  • Leaky relief valve or rusty tank: Is your water heater leaking? Call ABC to address these problems before the tank fails completely and floods your Chicago-area home!

Consider a Tankless Water Heater for Your Chicago Home

Maybe you’re considering a tankless water heater for great energy savings and an endless supply of hot water. If you decide to go this route, rest assured that ABC offers all the services you need to keep your tankless water heater running, including installation, maintenance, and repairs.

Our Most Frequently Asked Water Heater Questions

As a long-standing home service contractor in Chicago, we’ve been asked, and have answered, nearly countless questions about hot water heaters! Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions about gas water heaters and electric water heater systems.

Why is water leaking from the bottom of my water heater?

If your water heater is leaking the problem could actually lie with quite a few things. The relief or drain valve (the valve that holds water in the tank—often on the front face of the tank) is the most common source and is easily checked. If the relief valve is moist, then it has been leaking! This is also your best case, as the repair is easy. One of the other common, and far less fortunate, causes is tank damage. If the tank hasn’t been flushed or you neglected to get hot water heater repair at the right time, then sediment reacting with the bottom element could have caused irreparable damage and corrosion to the tank.

If too much pressure builds up in your tank, safety features included with the water heater allow you to release the relief valve, which should signal excess water to flow out via an overflow pipe that is usually aimed at the floor. If your water heater seems to be working well after you release the pressure, your system should be fine. But you can always call an experienced plumber to be sure!

Is a leaking water heater dangerous?

Potentially! Your tank doesn’t hold onto cold water—if you check your thermostat or control box, you’ll know the reservoir keeps water that is in excess of 120 degrees or more, so a fresh leak or a pressure leak (which can actually jet out) can be scalding.

How many years does a hot water heater last?

If well-maintained and of good quality, a hot water heater should last around a decade, give or take a couple of years. Some factors can impact this such as hard water or a failure to schedule a tank flush and fill service.

What should it cost to replace a water heater?

The answer here is going to depend very heavily on the product you want to purchase—the type of water heater, the size of the system, the brand, and other important factors. Whether you’re looking for a traditional system or you’re thinking about tankless water heaters will matter, too!

What is the best water heater brand?

The easy answer is that no brand would get far if they didn’t put out a quality product. It’s important to discuss your options with your trusted plumber, as they’ll help you pick the product and brand name that meets your needs and budget best. As for us, we’re fond of Bradford White for conventional storage water heaters and Navien for tankless water heaters.

Choose ABC for Chicago Water Heater Services

Call for Water Heater Replacement, Repair & Maintenance

Water heaters are put through so much on a daily basis, it’s impossible to predict when a problem will occur or a smaller issue is about to become a bigger concern. From determining which type and size water heater is a perfect match for your daily hot water needs to professional installation of the new energy efficient water heater and hauling away the old unit, we’ll make it as stress-free as possible.

To schedule an appointment for Chicago water heater replacement, water heater repair, or water heater maintenance, call 888-868-6667 or contact us online.

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