WATER HEATER REPAIR and Installation in Houston
Most of us are familiar with tank water heaters. Cold water coming into your home is stored in tank water heaters. Then the water is heated by electricity, natural gas, propane, heat pumps, and even solar energy. When the water in the tank cools off, the fuel kicks in and heats it up some more. When you turn on your shower, faucet, dishwasher, or washing machine, hot water is ready for you to use.
Hot water heaters are complicated pieces of equipment. They should only be installed by professional, fully-licensed plumbers, like those at Royal Flush. There are horror stories of homeowners trying to fix or replace their own water heaters that have required re-piping to correct.
Dangers come with doing this yourself, including shock, gas leaks, serious water damage, carbon monoxide poisoning, and explosions. Don’t take chances… call us when you have any problem with a water heater.
Proper Maintenance of Water Heater
HOUSTON WATER HEATER EXPERTS
At Royal Flush Affordable plumbing, we make sure to do an inspection of your water heater on a yearly basis to make sure it is properly flushed to prevent corrosion. If you start to smell a ROTTEN EGG SMELL coming from your water, then it is most likely caused by the water heater not being properly flushed. With yearly maintenance, you can prevent these types of things from happening. We have known water heaters that have run for over 30 years with proper maintenance and drainage.
MOST WATER HEATERS ARE REPLACED BECAUSE OF IMPROPER MAINTENANCE
We find that most water heaters are replaced after a short period of time because the homeowner has not properly maintained or checked on the water heater properly. No worries, this is very common because the water heater is often overlooked until something breaks.
COST OF AVERAGE WATER HEATER IN HOUSTON
The average cost of your basic gas water heater in Houston, Tx is about $600. The average cost for labor and parts to replace is about $600 dollars. Which means you can expect to pay between $1200 to $1400 to replace water heater, depending on size of water heater, location of water heater (UPSTAIRS or DOWNSTAIRS) . For instance 2 gas waters heaters in the ATTIC would cost about $2800 out the door because the old water heaters have to be removed which can be labor intensive, often requiring two technicians to handle. Temperatures in the Attic can run close to 110 degrees in the summer. Technicians must also deal with gas lines, and old rusty water pans.
Trust US, and let us do the work. Having a licensed plumber will keep the home inspector happy when it comes time to sell your house, you can rest easy knowing it was to spec and Houston Plumbing Code.