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From cooking and cleaning to personal hygiene, reliable hot water access is a must for every homeowner. At Len The Plumber Heating & Air, we recognize the need for high-performance water heaters in Baltimore homes.

Our team offers the comprehensive solutions you need to ensure safe, reliable access to hot water. With over 25 years of home service experience and 24/7 emergency availability, we’re confident in our ability to deliver prompt, professional solutions with lasting results.

We service Baltimore, Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, Carroll County, and Cecil County.

Schedule water heater services by calling today.

Types of Water Heaters We Service

Our team is uniquely capable of servicing all types of water heaters, including:

  • Standard gas water heaters: The pilot light ignites the burner below the tank, heating and storing the water until it’s ready for use. They’re powered by natural gas or propane.
  • Standard electric water heaters: Instead of a pilot light, electric water heaters have an electric heating element below the tank, which heats and stores the water until you turn on your hot water. They’re powered by electricity.
  • Tankless gas water heaters: The gas burner heats water on demand as it flows through the unit on the way to your faucet.

24/7 Emergency Water Heater Repair

When something goes wrong with your water heater, it’s important to address the issue promptly to prevent further damage to your unit or property. These are some of the signs to watch out for that may indicate the need for water heater repair:

  • Leaking water tank: If you notice water pooling around the base of your water heater or dripping from the tank, you need fast service.
  • Unusual noises: Loud banging, rumbling, or popping sounds from the water heater can indicate sediment buildup or heating element failure.
  • No hot water: A sudden absence of hot water could suggest a serious burner or heating element malfunction.
  • Rusty water: If rusty or discolored water comes out when you turn on hot water, it could mean your tank is corroded.
  • Rapid temperature changes: If your water alternates between hot and warm or suddenly turns cold, there could be a problem with the thermostat or heating element.

Len The Plumber Heating & Air is proud to offer 24/7 emergency plumbing repairs when you need us most. If you choose our team, you won’t have to worry about added fees for evening, weekend, or overtime service.

Water Heater Installation & Replacement

Like all home appliances, water heaters have a finite lifespan and will inevitably require replacement to ensure your home maintains access to the hot water you need.

During your water heater installation or replacement, our team will:

  • Offer expert guidance on the best installation location
  • Select personalized options that suit your hot water capacity, efficiency goals, and budget
  • Ensure upfront pricing and zero added fees for evening and weekend appointments
  • Offer financing options on approved credit
  • Remove and properly dispose of your old water heater
  • Install your new water heater according to the manufacturer’s specifications
  • Leave your home clean after the work is complete

Water Heater Maintenance

Annual maintenance is one of the best things you can do for your water heater. Flushing out sediment buildup is necessary to keep it in proper working order.

By sticking to a routine water heater tune-up schedule, you can:

  • Extend your system’s lifespan
  • Have more reliable hot water
  • Lower your utility bills
  • Protect your manufacturer’s warranty

Sign up for our Whole-Home Service Plan for annual water heater maintenance and member-exclusive perks.

Schedule Same Day Water Heater Services in Baltimore

Regardless of your water heater service needs, Len The Plumber Heating & Air has the expert team you need to get the job done right.

We’re always available and reliable, ensuring we can meet your plumbing service needs as soon as possible.

With fully stocked service trucks and a local team of highly trained plumbers, you can rest assured that we’ll resolve your water heater issues on the first visit.

Call Len The Plumber Heating & Air to schedule water heater services in Baltimore today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heaters

What’s the difference between a traditional and tankless water heater?

If you live in an older Baltimore home, you likely have a traditional tank-style water heater. While these can effectively meet your household’s needs, they’re much less energy-efficient than modern, tankless styles.

Traditional tank-style water heaters continuously heat hot water and store it in a tank. More people in your home equals more showers, dishwashing, and laundry needs, so running out of hot water is a common problem.

Since the tank-style must keep refilling and heating water, it uses a lot of energy — about 14% to 18% of your home’s total energy consumption, according to the Department of Energy.

Tankless water heaters are much more efficient because they heat your water on demand, only when you need it, rather than storing it and continuously keeping it hot. With tankless water heaters, hot water is almost instantaneous and won’t run out as it’s flash-heated with a gas burner or electric element.

While tankless water heaters have a higher initial cost, they tend to have a much longer service life and will undoubtedly save homeowners substantial money on their energy bills.

How long does a water heater last?

Storage or tank water heaters last approximately 10 to 15 years, and about 27 million households in the U.S. have a water heater over 10 years old. That’s why it’s important to start researching replacement options before you find yourself in a pinch with a broken water heater.

Tankless water heaters have a much longer anticipated service life, typically lasting upward of 20 years, with many components that can be easily replaced by your local plumbing expert and further extend service life expectations.

What is water heater maintenance?

Like all your home’s comfort systems, your water heater requires occasional maintenance to ensure it runs effectively and efficiently for its entire service life.

For tank-style water heaters, maintenance includes:

  • Draining the tank twice a year to reduce sediment buildup
  • Ensuring the thermostat is set to 120 degrees
  • Testing the temperature-pressure relief valve annually
  • Examining the sacrificial anode rod (every three years)
  • Wrapping the tank in insulation (for older, uninsulated tanks)

For tankless water heaters, maintenance consists of:

  • Descaling your system annually (according to manufacturer’s recommendations)
  • Flushing the system to remove mineral deposits
  • Ensuring the temperature is set to 120 degrees
  • Cleaning the water filter

Regular maintenance will guarantee that your water heater will continue to provide consistent hot water when you need it, regardless of the system you have. It will also alert you to issues before they get worse and more expensive.

Why does it take so long to get hot water?

Here are some of the common reasons it takes a long time for hot water to flow from your sink or faucets:

  • The water currently in the pipes is cold or room temperature.
  • Your water heater is located far from faucets or sinks.
  • You have a malfunctioning water heater.
  • There’s sediment buildup in your water heater tank.
  • It’s below-freezing temperatures outside.
  • You have galvanized pipes.

Len The Plumber can resolve these issues through routine, preventative maintenance, installing a hot water recirculation pump, or replacing your fixtures with a higher flow rate.

Whatever the issue, we have solutions that will result in a faster supply of hot water flowing through your home.

Why is my water heater leaking?

There are several reasons your water heater could be leaking, ranging from minor issues to larger problems. Here are the most common reasons water heaters leak:

  • Too much pressure
  • Cracked storage tank
  • Loose fixtures
  • Improper draining
  • Age of your water heater

Whatever the reason your water heater is leaking, our plumbing experts have the knowledge and tools to provide fast solutions.

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