Water Heater Repair in Tampa & Tarpon Springs, FL
Water Heater Repair in the Tampa Bay Area
You probably never think about your water heater until it stops working. When it does, you need the right fix fast, and you need an experienced and reliable local plumber. If this happens to you in the Tampa Bay area, all you need is Benjamin Franklin Plumbing!
For more than 30 years, we’ve been the go-to source for all types of water heater service, including troubleshooting and water heater repair. So, whenever your water heater acts up or breaks down, we’ll be ready to help!
Tank Water Heater Repair Pricing
A tank water heater repair job typically ranges from $200–$400 on average. The common parts that typically go bad in a water heater are either the elements or the thermostat.
Tampa Water Heater Repair Experts
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we repair all types of water heaters: tank and tankless water heaters, hybrid water heaters, electric water heaters, and gas water heaters. No matter what type or brand of system you have, our master plumbers can figure out what’s wrong with it and how to fix it. We’re skilled at repairing all types of water heater problems, including:
- Electrical issues
- Temperature problems
- Malfunction valves
- Water pressure problems
- And more!
To schedule water heater repair service for your Tampa-area home, call 813-980-3353 or contact us online now!
If the problems and repairs are extensive and your water heater is at least 10 years old, we can tell you if you’re better off investing in a replacement water heater, instead of putting a band-aid on your existing one. We can also help you size and select the best new water heater for your needs, home, and budget!
Signs You Need Water Heater Repair Service in Your Tampa Home
If you notice any of these things happening with your water heater, call for service as soon as possible.
- Pools of water or leaks from your water heater
- Strange noises or sounds coming from your system
- Longer waits for hot water when you turn on the tap
- Water that’s too hot or goes cold quickly
- Particles in your water or a rust-colored water
Water heater problems don’t go away by themselves—they’ll only get worse if they’re ignored.
Not sure if you need water heater repairs? Schedule your FREE Water Heater Health Check.
And don’t hesitate to call 813-980-3353 or contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing online whenever you need water heater repair service for your Tampa home!
After Water Heater Repair Service: Maintenance in Tampa
The best way to avoid future problems and repairs—and to keep your system working efficiently for as long as possible—is to get regular maintenance. We recommend an annual flush and fill service. This can remove sediment and scale from your water while tuning up your system.
Ben says: “Regular maintenance can double the life of your water heater! It’s is fully included, along with big discounts and VIP service, in our Plumbing Maintenance Club!”
Contact Ben Franklin Plumbing online now to schedule your water heater repair and maintenance service in Tampa!
Schedule Water Heater Repair Service in the Tampa Bay Area
The Tampa plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing are ready to diagnose and repair any problems your water heater has. Whether you need minor or major repairs, we’re the team you can trust for responsive, reliable service and quality repair work!
Call 813-980-3353 or contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing online to schedule water heater repair service for your Tampa home.
Water Heater FAQ
The temperature of my hot water seems to be higher than what I think it needs to be.
The new standard temperature that manufacturers use when pre-setting your hot water heater at the factory is typically 120°F. This is a sufficient temperature for most households. If you have an older model, you can set the thermostat at medium. Gas models usually have a dial on the front of the gas valve. Electric models have thermostats (there may be two) that are concealed behind the two panels on the side of the tank. You can adjust the temperature to meet your needs. Keep in mind that hot water also helps in minimizing the growth of bacteria. Consult your Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® professional for the recommended temperatures for your particular needs. NOTE: Turn off the electricity to the water heater before performing any personal maintenance. There can be exposed wires behind the panels that may result in extreme shock.
What does it mean when I hear a rumbling sound coming from the water heater?
Rumbling sounds can be an indication that sediment has built up on the bottom of the water heater. Water can become trapped in this sediment and begin to boil. This means the water heater is not operating efficiently and the sediment isn’t allowing the heat to transfer to the water in the tank. You may try draining a few gallons of water off the bottom of the water heater tank. This is done by attaching a drain hose to the valve at the bottom of the tank. Allow it to drain for about five minutes. Many newer models of water heaters have a new feature that prohibits the buildup of sediment in the tank. If your heater is an older model, it may be cost effective to replace the water heater if the buildup is severe. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® for membership opportunities in our Ben Franklin Society, for year-round maintenance of your water heater. WARNING: Hot water is dangerous. Discharge the water into a floor drain, laundry tub or bathtub. Hot water will kill your grass if allowed to run on your lawn and will also crack a toilet bowl if discharged into the toilet. Turn off power to water heater prior to draining.
Is there any maintenance for a water heater that I can do?
Yes, you should test the pressure relief valve regularly and replace it if it fails to operate. At least once a year you should flush out the sediment. As long as a tank has a functioning anode, it should not rust. Therefore you should have the anode checked by a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® professional about once every two years.
How long does a water heater last?
Modern water heaters are built to last, but they won’t last forever. A well-maintained water heater can be expected to deliver a reliable supply of hot water for between 8 to 12 years.
Why does it take so long to get hot water?
The most common reason that it takes so long to get hot water is the distance from the water heater to the faucet. The further the distance, the more water needs to be flushed from the pipe for the hot water to arrive. Other common causes include the diameter of the piping and the flow rate of your water supply. In some cases, the cause may be a malfunctioning water heater. If it is the water heater, you may also notice that the hot water supply doesn’t last as long, or the water doesn’t get as hot as you desire.
Why is my water heater leaking?
The most common cause of a leaking water heater is a loose drain valve. Of course, it could also be because the temperature or pressure relief valves are broken, or there may be a leak coming from the cold water inlet or hot water outlet. In some cases, leaks can occur because of rust that has eaten through the tank.
Why don't I have enough hot water?
It is never fun to run out of hot water, and there are many potential causes to consider. It may be because the gas control valve is broken, the electric elements have worn out, or the thermostat is malfunctioning. It may also be because the hot water tank is filled with sediment, or the tank may simply be undersized for your needs.
Do you have questions about your hot water heater in Florida? Contact the team at Ben Franklin Plumbing and our punctual plumbers will give you fast and speedy answers you can rely on.