Your water heater is something you will barely ever think about. 99% of the time, it works just fine, but that 1% is the day when it will be the only thing you think about. Indeed, your water heater is the heart of your home, and it supplies the hot water you need for cooking, cleaning, and comfort. Whether it’s not supplying enough hot water or stops working altogether, it’s a priority repair that our team can take care of for you.
Contact Short Pump Heating & Air at (804) 364-9040 to schedule water heater maintenance or water heater repairs in the Richmond area. We’ll make sure to dispatch a certified technician to your home at the earliest possible opening.
Water Heater Maintenance & Tune-Ups in the Richmond Area
It is a good idea to have your water heater serviced twice a year. This is especially important if you have hard water or an older water heater. During a typical maintenance appointment, our technicians will test the TPR valve, inspect the anode rod, drain and flush the water heater tank, wash out sediment, check insulation and electrical connections, and much more. From the pilot light to the exhaust, we’ll make sure that your hot water heater will deliver a reliable and steady stream of hot water to your faucets, showers, dishwasher, and more.
Your water heater will last 8 to 10 years, and possibly even longer, with regular maintenance. Further, our team will help you determine when and if the time has come to replace your aging hot water heater with a newer, more energy-efficient option.
Hot water heaters have numerous parts that can falter and fail as the system ages. Common hot water heater repairs include:
Replacing T&P valve
Adjusting water pressure
Replacing deficient gaskets
Repairing stuck valves
Tightening heating element bolts
Replacing heating elements
Sealing leaking tanks
Whatever the problem and whatever repair required, our team at Short Pump Heating & Air have the skills, experience, training, and tools required to do the job. We invite you to contact us online or at (800) 364-9040 to schedule water heater repairs for your system.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heaters
Why is the pilot light not lighting or staying lit?
Pilot lights that won’t light or won’t stay lit can be a real headache. This is usually because there’s either a draft that blows the light out, a malfunctioning component, or a clog in the gas line.
Can water heater leaks be repaired?
Leaking water is a significant concern, and our technicians can repair some causes of leaks. Loose connections are usually easy to fix. However, some problems, such as rusted tanks, cannot be repaired and require replacing the hot water heater.
Why is the tank rumbling?
The rumbling is usually caused by a buildup of sediment in the hot water tank. Removing the sediment usually resolves the issue.
Why don’t I have enough hot water?
If your hot water usage hasn’t changed much (you complete the same number of showers and dishwasher cycles), you may have a gas control valve that’s broken, a malfunctioning thermostat, a damaged/burned-out electrical element or thermostat, or too much sediment in the tank.