Water Heater Repairs

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There's nothing better than taking a hot shower in the morning to wake up the senses. And there's nothing worse than stepping into the shower, only to find the water is freezing cold! If you require water heater repairs or maintenance, call Golden West.
We're known throughout the county for our Denver water heater repair, maintenance, and installation services. More than 3,000 homeowners and business owners throughout the Mile High City trust us to keep their water heaters in working order year-round.

Denver Water Heater Repair: What You Need to Know

Chances are you don't think about your water heater that often — until it malfunctions. Because educating our customers is one of our top priorities, we want to provide some essential information on choosing the right water heater for your needs and how to maintain it.

Types of water heaters
Storage tank heater

A storage tank heater is probably what you picture when you hear the phrase "water heater". This large, cylindrical tank stores water and heats it as needed. The design of the tank means you only have access to a limited amount of hot water at one time.

Tankless water heater

Investing in a tankless water heater is a great way to ensure you have access to all the hot water you need, when you need it. This unit is more compact than a storage tank and heats water quickly using heated coils.

Gas-powered

Also called condensing water heaters, this type of unit uses natural gas to heat the water in the tank. Much like a storage tank, a gas-powered water heater holds water in a tank and draws natural gas exhaust through a funnel to heat the water.

5 Common Water Heater Problems

Before we dive in, we'd like to reiterate that repairing a water heater is best left to a professional. Attempting a DIY repair could not only cause you physical harm, but it could also void your manufacturer's warranty.
If you notice any of the following issues with your water heater, give us a call.

Inconsistent water temperatures

Is your water freezing cold even though the power and thermostat are working fine? It could be a problem with the heating element in your water heater.

Slow to reheat

Old units, especially electric ones, take longer to heat up water. Newer units are more efficient and heat water more quickly. If your water heater is relatively new and you're experiencing this issue, you might have a problem with a heating element.

Leaks in the water heater

An array of problems can cause water leaks, from stuck valves and leaky plumbing connections to a bad gasket and a leaking water tank. These issues require professional attention.

Murky water

Discolored water often indicates a water quality problem, but not always. If everyone else in the neighborhood has clear water and yours is rust-colored, the inner lining of your water tank could be corroded.

Strange noises

Your water heater should run pretty quietly. But if you're hearing any popping or whining noises, it's time to call in the pros. This indicates a buildup of sediment which could cause extremely hot water temperatures.

Choosing The Best Water Heater for Your Denver Property

The right water heater for your needs depends on your budget, the quantity of hot water you need, and the source of energy powering the heater.
Whether you're replacing an old water heater or furnishing a new build, our expert technicians can help you choose the right unit. When it comes to water heater repair, maintenance, and installation, we've got decades of experience under our tool belts! We work with all types and brands of water heaters. Got questions about our experience? Just ask.

Maintaining Your Water Heater

The best way to prevent the need for water heater repairs is to maintain your water heater as best you can. Here are some tips on keeping your unit in tip-top shape:

  • Leave 2 feet of clearance around the tank.
  • Drain the tank about once every season to remove sediment. After draining about a quarter of the water in the tank, the water should run clear again. Not comfortable handling this yourself? No water heater maintenance job is too big or too small for our Denver plumbers!
  • Book an annual inspection. Our plumbing repair pros will examine the heater's valves and heating elements to ensure everything is working properly.
  • Insulate older units with a water heater blanket. This reduces the amount of lost heat and saves you a significant amount on energy bills. You can pick up a blanket for about $20 on Amazon.

Call Golden West today for the best water heater repair services in Denver

If you read the previous section, you're probably wondering why we're giving you pointers on maintaining your water heater yourself. After all, water heater repair appointments help keep us in business!
The reason we want to prevent repairs wherever possible is because we believe every home and business owner should have a basic knowledge of how their water heater works.
Because we've served thousands of residents across Denver metro, we know just how much of an inconvenience a broken water heater can be. That's why we want to help you recognize potential problems.
We invite our customers to tag along and watch their technician at work. Feel free to ask questions before, during, and after the job. Our Denver plumbers will walk you through every step of the repair and explain what they're doing and why — in simple terms you can understand.
As a local, family-owned business, integrity is important to us. That's why we'll never try to upsell you just for the sake of making more money or push a product you don't need. Our commitment to customer service earned us an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and thousands of 5-star reviews from Denver's citizens.
If you're a resident of Lakewood, Aurora, Arvada, and the Denver Metro area and you need the help of an expert to repair your water heater, call Golden West today. We're available 24/7/365. Our central location right off I-25 puts us in a prime position to respond to plumbing emergencies throughout Denver.