FAQ: Repairing Your Water Heater - Scottsdale Plumbing
faq-repairing-your-water-heater

Does it seem like your water heater isn’t working quite like it should? Are you wondering if a water heater repair is necessary or if it should to be replaced all together? The following water heater repair frequently ask questions will help address these concerns and more.

How long does a water heater repair take?

In many cases a professional plumber can have a water heater repaired in 2 to 3 hours, but this can vary depending on the problem. A water heater replacement in most cases can be installed and working perfectly within a just a few hours as well, excluding unexpected complications.

Can I repair my water heater myself?

Sure, but why would you want to? You’ll need to find out how to dispose of your old water heater and check out the local codes for disposal. You’ll also need the appropriate tools for installation, including pliers, hacksaws, wrenches, screwdrivers, and possibly a propane torch if the installation involves copper pipes. You’ll also need assistance because water heaters are heavy and bulky, making them difficult to handle. In addition, if you plan on converting from gas to electric or vice-versa, you should definitely hire a professional.

When you suspect that your water heater needs repair, it’s time to call the experts. We’ll make sure you have hot water in no time. Learn more about our water heater repair services here.

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