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Renton Water Heater Replacement

Our plumbers at The Plumbing Joint are water heater replacement experts. Over our 45+ years of providing plumbing services throughout Renton and the surrounding areas, we have replaced thousands of water heaters. But, how do you know when it is time to replace your water heater or just get it repaired?

Call The Plumbing Joint at (425) 228-3204 or fill out our online form to schedule your water heater replacement in Renton, Bellevue, or nearby.

Should I Have My Water Heater Replaced or Repaired?

The typical water heater life expectancy is between 8 and 12 years. This will vary depending on the manufacturer, water heater design, water quality, quality of installation, and if the regularly scheduled maintenance has been performed.

If your water heater is older than the typical life expectancy and it has stopped working or you are seeing leakage, it is probably time to replace. Replacement will not only help to ensure a continuous flow of hot water for years to come, newer water heaters are also more energy-efficient than those being manufactured ten or more years ago. Replacing your old water heater with a new one will also help cut energy costs.

However, replacement is not always necessary. Sometimes you just need to replace a component. If you are having troubles with your water heater, call on The Plumbing Joint and one of our trained plumbers can evaluate the situation and help you decide if you should repair or replace your water heater.

Troubleshooting Common Water Heater Problems

Besides leakage, which may require the repair or replacement of water heater components, the most common problem is that the water coming from the heater isn’t hot enough. Usually, the problem is a faulty heating element or thermostat.

You can check the following tips to troubleshoot these issues:

Electric water heater:

  • Remove sediment from the tank by flushing the heater
  • Insulate the pipes
  • Reset the thermostat and/or make sure the power is connected
  • Replace the heating element or thermostat
  • Raise the temperature setting

Gas water heater:

  • Remove sediment from the tank by flushing the heater
  • Make sure that the gas is connected and that the pilot light is lit
  • Insulate the water pipes
  • Raise the temperature setting
  • Replace the thermocoupler or clean the gas burner

Water Heater Installation: Choosing the Right Type

In the market for a new water heater? It may be daunting to have to choose one with so many available options, but with the help of a trusted Renton water heater installation professional, you can feel confident that you’ll be matched with the best fit for your needs. The Plumbing Joint is proud to offer a variety of tank-style and tankless water heaters in both gas and electric models. We’ll take a number of factors into consideration when helping you choose your new water heater, including the size of your household, your energy efficiency goals, your current water heater fueling source, and your budget.

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For most home and business owners, plumbing troubles are a major inconvenience. When your toilet, sink, or tub stops working, you need a professional plumber right away. This is even truer for serious emergencies, like burst pipes, water leaks, or sewage blockages.

Fortunately, here at The Plumbing Joint, we offer same-day plumbing services in Renton, Seattle, and the nearby areas. When you call, we’ll do everything we can to address your plumbing needs as soon as possible.

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Terri Christensen
February 25, 2024

I have used this company for my plumbing needs for years and I am always a satisfied customer. Dakota, my plumber, came to my house prepared, knowledgeable, professional and personable. He quickly went to work and fixed the water draining problem I had. The price is always reasonable and I never had a bad experience from this company. I will continue to use, them for all my plumbing needs.
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January 26, 2024

The Plumbing Joint was responsive and communicated well. The technician they sent out, Aaron, did a fantastic job. When the Utility was unable to take care of their part during the line replacement from the meter to my house, Aaron went the extra mile to make sure my family had water service while we waited (6 days as it turned out) for the Utility. I highly recommend The Plumbing Joint!
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January 5, 2024

This is the second time I've called The Plumbing Joint and they once again provided great customer service. Today, we were getting an estimate on a new bathroom and updating some existing plumbing. Buddy, our technician, was on time, professional, and offered sage advice as we talked through our project. He said he would have our bid written up in the next couple of days. Regardless of who've I've spoken to at The Plumbing Joint, I have always experienced kind, real people who are looking to do their best for you.
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