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We rely on our water heaters on a daily basis but often forget about this important element of our plumbing system—until we turn on the shower and get blasted with ice-cold water! A broken water heater not only disrupts our showers, but it also affects other appliances around the home that rely on hot water such as the washing machine and dishwasher.

Get immediate solutions to your water heater problems when you call Culpeper Home Services—Culpeper County’s first choice in water heater repair! We have experts located throughout Northern Virginia who can quickly respond to your call and be at your door the same day.

Gas or electric, tank or tankless, we service all types of water heaters to meet your needs.

Common Water Heater Problems

“Why am I not getting any hot water?” This is the most common problem we hear from customers. It’s often caused by worn out or malfunctioning components, which are easily replaced. These include anode rods, T&P valves, thermostats, and supply lines. Gas water heaters may face issues with pilot lights, thermocouples, and gas valves.

Other water heater problems we help troubleshoot and resolve:

  • Leaking units
  • Slow recovery times
  • Low water pressure
  • Lukewarm water temperature
  • Pilot light won’t stay lit (gas units)
  • Discolored or foul smelling water

Emergency Water Heater Repair Near You

A burst water heater tank requires immediate attention. Call our 24-hour line for help if you are struggling with this emergency.

Why do water heater tanks rupture and burst? It’s mainly due to rust or corrosion. The anode rod in your unit works hard to protect the exposed steel in the tank from rusting; but when this component is worn out the tank becomes vulnerable.

Know the warning signs of rust in your water heater tank:

  • Discolored hot water
  • Leaking around the tank
  • Rust on the outside of the tank

Other causes of ruptured tanks include overheating and extreme internal pressure due to broken T&P valves.

Avoid an emergency by keeping your water heater well-maintained. This includes annual tank draining to remove sediment buildup and having all components and elements inspected by a professional. If you notice something unusual, contact us to address the problem right away.

Should You Choose Repair or Replacement?

Many homeowners are wondering whether water heater repair is worth it or if they should bite the bullet and install a new unit. We understand that choosing water heater replacement is a significant investment that requires careful thought.

Our team makes every effort to perform repairs when possible. This keeps costs reasonable for you and in most cases can extend the life expectancy of your water heater for a few more years. If your water heater is still within the warranty period or less than ten years old, repair is the more cost-effective choice.

But when does replacement become necessary? Consider these factors:

  • There is rust developing on the bottom of the tank
  • The tank is leaking or has already ruptured
  • Your unit has outlived its warranty period

Older water heaters that are experiencing frequent problems will need to be replaced to keep your home safe from unexpected tank bursts and to ensure that you continue to receive consistent hot water. Our professionals will help you weigh your options and recommend the best course of action.

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Leave your hot water problems to us! Contact Culpeper Home Services at (540) 845-3653 to schedule immediate water heater repair in Culpeper County or surrounding areas.

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Culpeper Home Services
1202 S Main St. Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 845-3653
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