Your Local Water Heater Experts Proudly Serving Bergen, Passaic, Mercer, Middlesex, Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic, and Monmouth Counties
On-demand hot water is a modern luxury, but it’s essential for basic home comfort. At Len The Plumber, we’ve been installing, repairing, and maintaining all types of water heaters for over 25 years. We provide fast and reliable water heater solutions that are done right the first time, every time. We understand that plumbing problems are a major inconvenience for your family, so we offer 24/7 emergency water heater service – at no extra charge! We work around your schedule, so call us for water heater services today!
If your water heater is acting up or is simply not meeting your needs, call the experts at Len The Plumber for water heater services in Bergen, Passaic, Mercer, Middlesex, Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, and Monmouth Counties. You can reach us at (800) 950-4619(800) 950-4619 or contact us online.
Our Hot Water Heater Services
We work with all types, makes, and models of water heaters so that we can help you find the best solution for your home or business. Our certified technicians are experts at water heater troubleshooting, repair, and replacement. Our services cover all water heaters, including:
Water Heater FAQs
How long does a water heater last?
Most tank-style water heaters last about 8 to 12 years. Tankless water heaters last 15 to 20 years. Around this time, the appliance starts running less efficiently and becomes more prone to failure.
While most people wait until their water heater stops working to replace it, this can be incredibly stressful, especially if the water heater fails catastrophically and floods your home. It’s much more convenient to shop for a replacement water heater around the 10-year or 15-year mark, depending on what type of water heater you have.
Why is my water heater leaking?
The most common causes of a leaky water heater include:
- Broken drain valves
- Corrosion on the bottom of the tank
- Loose water line connections
- Broken temperature/pressure relief valves
The best way to diagnose and repair a water heater leak is to call a trusted plumbing company.
What is the correct color of a water heater burner flame?
The flame should be blue with yellow tips. If it appears more yellow-orange, this is a sign of incomplete burning, which could lead to not only poor water heater performance but also the production of deadly carbon monoxide! Check your burner every now and then, particularly if you’re experiencing problems with your hot water.
What would cause a water heater to stop working?
The most common thing that affects water heaters is sediment buildup, especially as the water heater gets older. When water is heated, minerals like calcium and magnesium collect along the sides of the tank and the burner. If these minerals are not filtered out of the water heater, they form a sediment barrier that will settle on the burner and seriously affect your water heater’s performance.
The best way to keep your water heater safe? Call Len The Plumber for water heater inspection or water filtration.
Is it dangerous to have a leaking water heater?
That depends on the cause of the problem. If the temperature and pressure (T&P) valve fails to turn off your water heater when the temperature or pressure is too high, your water heater could explode. However, many water heater leaks are caused by other issues (such as sediment buildup that leads to corrosion), so the explosion of your tank isn’t the top concern. In any case, you should call a plumber if you notice any type of leak around your water heater.
Why does it take so long to get hot water?
When you turn on a hot water faucet for the first time in a few hours, you may find yourself waiting impatiently for 30 seconds or more for the water to heat up. Once it starts coming out hot, it stays that way for a while. This happens because several feet of pipes separate the faucet from the water heater, and the water cools as it sits unused in the pipes. The further away a fixture is from the water heater, the longer it takes for the water to heat up.
Of course, if you keep running out of hot water, your water heater could be failing, or there might be sediment buildup that needs to be flushed out of the tank.
It’s important to understand a phenomenon that occurs with tankless water heaters called the cold-water sandwich effect. This is when hot water flows from the tap followed by a few seconds of cold water before the water gets hot again. Cold-water sandwiches happen because tankless units turn off while not in use. It takes a moment for the burner or heating element to kick on when you call for hot water again, so a bit of cold water enters the pipe. This is normal and doesn’t require tankless water heater repair.
Do I need water heater maintenance?
Yes. Just like your furnace and air conditioner, your water heater needs regular tune-ups to perform at its peak. The main reasons to schedule water heater maintenance include:
- Increased efficiency
- Lower utility bills
- Fewer breakdowns
- Lower repair costs
- Longer life span
Wondering who to call for water heater repair or maintenance in Bergen, Passaic, Mercer, Middlesex, Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, and Monmouth Counties? Don’t put your family at risk – if your water heater isn’t burning properly or your tank is damaged, contact Len The Plumber for 24/7 water heater repair service!
When should I replace my water heater?
Traditional tank-type water heaters last around 8-12 years, and tankless models last 15-20. As they advance past these ranges, their performance and efficiency decrease as the cost to run them increases. They also become more prone to failure and may break down entirely. Replacing your old water heater before it fails can cause an immediate decrease in your energy bills and boost your comfort. Plus, you won’t have to worry about suddenly running out of hot water.
Don’t wait until your water heater fails or becomes inefficient before you consider a replacement! Contact Len The Plumber for a range of options to meet your needs and budget. We offer flexible financing to help you get your new water heater when you need it!
For expert help with water heater replacement, call Len The Plumber! We offer 24/7 water heater service at no extra charge and flexible financing. Call (800) 950-4619(800) 950-4619 or contact us online.
Tankless Water Heater Services
Tankless water heaters provide endless hot water and bring you energy savings by only heating water when you need it. Because they don’t store heated water, they have a low risk of major leaks, require less maintenance, and last years longer. They also save space! If you’re interested in making the switch to a tankless water heater, our experts can guide you to the best solution for your home, then install it with speed and precision.
Water Heater Installation: Not a DIY Job!
If you’re a home project DIYer, you may be tempted to purchase and install a water heater by yourself. At Len The Plumber, we strongly advise against this. Water heaters are dangerous to work on without the proper tools, knowledge, and certifications. Not only do they run large amounts of current, but gas water heaters require special care to safely connect to gas lines. Our plumbers are trained and certified to work with natural gas, and most people don’t have the experience to do this safely.
A minor oversight when installing your water heater could lead to gas or water leaks that put your home and family at risk. At best, an improperly installed water heater will malfunction or break and require inspection and repair from a professional plumber. Save yourself the risk, stress, and future expense – call in the water heater pros at Len The Plumber to take care of everything for you!
Choose Len The Plumber for Water Heater Service in New Jersey
Our team is composed of some of the best plumbers in the business! As true professionals, we work in your best interest and leave no stone unturned when diagnosing or installing your water heater. Our plumbers are licensed and highly trained, and they arrive equipped with everything they need in fully stocked service vehicles. We go “above and beyond” to give you the best solutions possible, all while treating you and your home with respect and courtesy. When you’re facing an issue with your water heater or you’re ready to upgrade, there’s no group of professionals better equipped to help in Bergen, Passaic, Mercer, Middlesex, Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, and Monmouth Counties!
When you need fast, effective plumbing solutions, Len The Plumber is the name to know. Call (800) 950-4619(800) 950-4619 or contact us online for water heater repair, replacement, and maintenance in Bergen, Passaic, Mercer, Middlesex, Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic, and Monmouth Counties.