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Water Heater Repaire Services

Having minor issues with your hot water heater occasionally is normal. Small things like the pilot light going out are easy to fix, but sometimes a small issue can turn out to be a sign of a larger problem. That’s when it’s time to call the professionals at Rescue Rooter®/Jack HowkSM.

Water Heater Repair

A surprise ice-cold shower is something no one wants, so it's helpful to know who to count on when you require water heater repair. It's easy to take your water heater for granted and forget about it until there's a problem, but regular maintenance from Rescue Rooter/Jack Howk Portland will help keep it running optimally for longer. Even with frequent checkups, problems can still pop up. So how do you know if you're in need of some timely water heater repairs?

  • Your hot water isn't hot enough—or it's much too hot—and doesn't last as long as it used to
  • You notice metal fragments or rust in your tank's water, which may suggest you have an anode rod that should be replaced
  • Your heater is leaking, indicating that the liner has corroded or the drain pan is improperly installed
  • The unit emits an unusual odor when it's in use

Over time water heaters will break down, which can reduce the efficiency of the entire system. If you're having trouble figuring out if you should replace or repair your unit, a good rule of thumb is that if a repair costs more than half the cost of a new water heater, it's time to purchase a new unit. Over the long run, you will spend less installing a new heater than on escalating, ongoing repairs for your old unit.

Water Heater Flush and Safety Inspection

Water heaters are often out of sight, out of mind—until you want to take a relaxing bath and find that the water is lukewarm or even worse that your water heater is leaking due to years of corrosion. Since your water heater is an integral part of your family’s comfort, call Rescue Rooter®/Jack HowkSM to have your water heater checked at least once a year. Every year that you miss having your water heater maintained, the efficiency of your unit could drop. This is why it’s so important to have a professional plumber do a regular water heater flush and safety inspection.

Our steps include the following but are not limited to:

  • Inspect controls, wiring and heating elements
  • Drain or flush tank and remove any sediment; the water heater may need to be flushed several times until the water heater runs clear
  • Test temperature and pressure relief valve
  • Inspect water lines and drain valve
  • Remove and check anode rod condition. The anode rod is what we call a “sacrificial” rod—it diverts the corrosion away from the tank to itself—so it may need to be replaced if it’s worn out.
  • Plus more safety and efficiency checks

Upon completion, we will present you with our findings, share any recommendations and potential concerns about your water heater. This is where we would consult with you on any additional repairs or suggested upgrades to maximize your family’s comfort. For high-efficiency water heating, you may want to consider upgrading to a tankless water heater. Call us for more details.

Need expert water heater repairs and maintenance? Reach us at 503-210-5855.

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Recommendations will be provided at the quoted price upon homeowner approval. Valid at participating ARS® Network locations. Not valid for third party, new construction, or commercial customers, with any other offers, discounts, or on prior sales. Call service center for details. Coupon required at time of service. Void if copied or transferred and where prohibited. Any other use may constitute fraud. Cash value $.001. Offer expires 7/31/2021.

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*Offer valid for one cable drain cleaning per household. Offer not available during holiday hours. Services must be scheduled during normal business hours (Monday – Sunday, 7am – 5pm). Accessible cleanout required. Offer applies to cable service only and excludes toilet auger or Scour Jet® drain services. Not valid on rain or storm drains. Additional services may be purchased at additional cost. Price of additional services will vary depending upon scope of work. Free estimates are provided prior to initiating work. Valid for residential customers only at participating ARS® Network locations. Not valid with any other offers, discounts or prior sales. Coupon required at time of service. Void where prohibited. No cash value. Offer expires 7/31/2021.

License # CCB127325, 34-168PB, WA #JACKHHP931N4, WA RESCUR*007Q7

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