Water Heaters

Water Heater Services

Is your water heater leaking? Are you experiencing fluctuation or loss of hot water? Do you find yourself going to the internet in search of a “hot water heater repair near me”? No matter the issue, John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air is who to call. Our experienced team offers the best in water heater repairs, maintenance, and replacements in San Diego. 

Here you will find information about tank-style water heaters. If you have a tankless water heater, please visit this page to learn more. 

Water Heater Maintenance 

Our team recommends scheduling an annual water heater flush to extend the life of the system. This can also help homeowners avoid costly water heater repairs. Regular tank-style water heaters hold and heat water on a continuous basis. As they age, and due to San Diego’s poor water quality, sediment can build up on the bottom of the tank. It is corrosive and eats away at the interior of the water heater. This can lead to burst tanks and larger problems. With annual maintenance, sediment is removed and the water heater continues to perform at peak efficiency.

How to Tell if Your Water Heater Needs Repair

Water heater repairs are a worthwhile option if the water heater is still within its warranty period. If regular water heater maintenance has been performed it should last far beyond its warranty.  Here are some ways to know if your water heater needs repair:

  • Your water heater is making unusual noises
  • The pilot light keeps going out
  • You find standing water under the water heater
  • Your water isn’t getting hot
  • You notice your water heater randomly fluctuating between hot and cold water
  • Your water heater has been shutting off 

How to Tell if Your Water Heater Needs to Be Replaced 

Sometimes, the heating mechanism, or thermocouple, will fail, leading to hot water fluctuations or loss of hot water entirely. Water heater repairs for cases like this can usually be performed within the warranty period. But if the water heater is 10–12 years old, it will always be recommended that homeowners replace the system altogether. 

Tank-style water heaters also have the potential to leak from the bottom and cause flooding and costly water damage. If the water heater is dripping from the bottom or is rusted, and it is over 12 years old, it’s time for a water heater replacement. 

How Much Does a Water Heater Replacement Cost? 

Water heater replacement costs vary. Uniform Plumbing Code is continually changing, so a water heater installed 10 years ago compared to one installed today will have different requirements. Part of our evaluation will be upgrading to the current code, including all permits. We will also ensure that all safety requirements are also up to code, such as earthquake strapping and stands. 

We install only the highest quality Bradford White tank-style water heaters. Our team provides multiple options on-site and all estimates are provided up-front.

Who to Call for Water Heater Repair

John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is the best choice for water heater repair. With decades of experience and certified technicians serving clients in the local area, our team is dedicated to providing quality service for all your plumbing needs, including water heater repairs.

No matter what type of water heater you have, John Stevenson Plumbing can help get your water back up and running quickly. Our technicians are knowledgeable in all makes and models of water heaters, so they'll be able to diagnose the issue and come up with a reliable solution fast.

Benefits of choosing us for heating repair: 

  • Up-front and honest pricing
  • Professionally trained, licensed, and certified plumbing technicians
  • 5 Star Service Guarantee
  • Best-in-class warranties
  • A full system evaluation prior to performing any work
  • Multiple repair or replacement options uniquely designed for you 

What To Expect From Our Plumbing Services 

Our team will assess homeowners’ water heating needs and provide multiple options for repair, if possible, or replacement. Our estimates are uniquely designed and tailored for each customer.

After work is completed, our expert plumbers will walk you through the water heater repair or installation and take the time to answer any remaining questions; it’s all part of our 5 Star Service Guarantee!

Our customer service team will then follow up within 24 hours to make sure you are happy — we’re not happy until you’re happy!

We value your time and investment and know that dealing with a leaking water heater, flooding, or even loss of hot water is frustrating. We aim to alleviate your stress!

What Makes Us a Community Name?

Benefits of Working with Our Expert Team
  • Drug Tested & Background Checked Technicians
  • Upfront Pricing — You’ll Never Pay More Than You’re Quoted
  • Expert Advice From Professional, Licensed and Certified Technicians
  • We Stock Enough Parts in Our Trucks to Do 93% Of Repairs on the Spot
  • Flexible Scheduling - Ask About Same-Day or Emergency Service
  • 5 Star Service Guarantee Includes Service Tailored to Your Needs & Budget
Frequently Asked Questions
  • When Should I Search For A Plumber Near Me?

    John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air recommends scheduling annual plumbing evaluations. Your home is an investment, and it is better to prevent problems before they occur. With an annual inspection, our team can perform an in depth evaluation of all visible plumbing systems to ensure they are in top working condition. However, if you are experiencing high water bills, dripping faucets, no hot water, or gas smells, it is time to call a professional plumber.

    Some Common Signs That You Need Plumbing Services

    Some residential plumbing issues are easy to spot: active water drips, foul odors, strange sounds from the pipes all indicate something is happening in the system. But, there are more subtle signs that something is going on that requires a specialist. A common plumbing repair in San Diego is slab leaks. Leaks that happen under the foundation of the home. Signs include high water bills, damp floors, warm spots, and sounds of water running when no services are in use.

    Common Plumbing Problems

    Plumbing can be much more complex than we think. As long as we get hot water from our taps, and everything is working fine, we often don’t think about our plumbing. But, there is a lot going on throughout the home, and it is all connected. Many times, a problem in the toilet is related to the water pressure coming into the home. Some of the most common issues are leaks. Leaks occur when the pipes are older, or plumbing seals are weakened from age and pressure.

    Loose faucets, older water heaters, and poorly maintained systems will also lead to problems. If left alone, all of these can lead to burst pipes and major floods in worst case scenarios.

  • What Are All Of The Components Of A Plumbing System?

    Plumbing is made up of a complex system connected throughout the home. Residential plumbing services rely on knowledge of uniform plumbing code, extensive math, and engineering. That’s why our team is dedicated to advanced training and education year round. Understanding how pipes are connected, how water and gas comes into the home, and how it is all interconnected is crucial to performing quality and long lasting solutions.

  • How To Detect A High Water Pressure Issue

    Excessive water pressure is one of the leading causes of leaks in the home, from minor drips to burst shut off valves. Detecting high water pressure can be done at the main water valve for the home, or at any tap with the proper tools. Our team evaluates water pressure on every service to ensure homeowners do not experience emergency plumbing problems. Often, a homeowner will discover water pressure problems only after a leak has occurred, which is why it is important to have regular plumbing evaluations.

  • What To Do When Pipes Start Making Weird Sounds

    Banging, knocking, and hissing pipes all have something to say. Often, it is an indicator of a leak happening somewhere in the system, and they can be linked to high water pressure. When strange sounds are coming from your system, call the experts at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air.

  • What are Plumbers and What Do They Do?

    Plumbers are professionally-trained, skilled people who repair, maintain, and install pipe systems. Water heaters, bathtubs, toilets, drains, showers, and faucets are just a few of the things that plumbers are trained to service. Our John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air plumbers are high-quality, certified professionals who will come to your home to help you with any of your plumbing repair, maintenance, or installation needs.

  • How Long is a Water Heater Supposed to Last?

    All water heaters are designed to last several years before they need to be replaced, but unexpected problems with your water heater can occur at any time. Our plumbers at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air are expertly-trained to diagnose the problem with your water heater and see if it is something that can be fixed, or if a replacement is needed.

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