Water Heater

Los Gatos Water Heater Services

Water Heater Repair, Replacement, and Maintenance Services Available Throughout the Bay Area

Hot water is an essential part of everyday comfort, from warm showers to clean dishes. Clear Drain Plumbing is here to safeguard your continued access to hot water through reliable and effective water heater services. Whether it's repairing a minor issue, replacing an outdated model, or performing routine maintenance to prolong its life, our team of expert plumbers is here to help, working hard to keep your water heater running smoothly year-round.

Our approach to water heater services is both comprehensive and customer-focused. We start by listening to your specific needs and concerns, offering tailored solutions that fit your home and lifestyle. With our advanced tools and extensive experience, we can address any issue promptly and efficiently, with minimal disruption to your home life. 

Request a free water heater services estimate from our Los Gatos team today by calling Clear Drain Plumbing at (408) 709-7241!

Choosing the Best Water Heater for Your Home

Choosing the best water heater for your home involves evaluating several key features to ensure you get the most efficient and suitable option for your needs. 

Consider factors like: 

  • The size of your household: The number of people in your home will greatly influence the capacity of the water heater you need. Larger families typically require greater hot water capacity to accommodate multiple simultaneous uses.
  • Your family’s routine: Understanding your family's daily water usage habits, such as the number of showers taken per day or the use of dishwashers and washing machines, will help determine the most appropriate water heater size and type.
  • Available space: The amount of space available for a water heater is crucial. Some types, like tankless models, require less space, while traditional tank heaters need more room for the storage tank.
  • Energy efficiency: Energy-efficient water heaters can save money on utility bills and reduce environmental impact. 
  • Your budget: While it's important to consider the upfront cost of the water heater, don't forget to factor in the long-term operating and maintenance costs. Sometimes, investing in a higher-quality, more efficient model can lead to greater savings over time.

By understanding your own needs and refining your selection criteria, you can choose a water heater that best fits your lifestyle.

What to Do When You Suddenly Run Out of Hot Water

First, check if a temporary increase in hot water usage, like multiple showers or laundry loads, has depleted your supply. This can often happen if your water heater's tank is too small for your household's needs. If this seems to be the case, give your water heater some time to recover and heat more water. In the meantime, you can try to stagger high hot water usage activities throughout the day to avoid overloading the system.

If the problem persists, it's time to investigate further. Inspect the thermostat settings on your water heater to ensure they are set to the right temperature, usually between 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit. If the settings are correct, the issue might be due to a malfunctioning component like the heating element or the pilot light in gas models. In such cases, it's best to contact a professional plumber from Clear Drain Plumbing to deal with the problem. We can quickly pinpoint the issue and provide a reliable fix, restoring your steady hot water supply.

Common Causes of Water Heater Issues

Water heater issues can occur for various reasons, with old age and lack of maintenance being among the most common culprits. As water heaters age, their components can wear out and become less efficient. Over time, sediment can accumulate at the bottom of the tank, reducing the heater’s ability to warm water efficiently. This sediment buildup can also lead to corrosion and eventual leaks, compromising the tank's integrity. Regular maintenance tasks such as flushing the tank and inspecting the anode rod can significantly extend the life of your water heater and improve its performance. However, even professional maintenance can only do so much, and more intensive repairs or a full replacement may be your best option.

Additionally, water quality can affect your heater's efficiency. Hard water contains high mineral content and can accelerate sediment buildup and damage internal components. Investing in water treatment services can help reduce your water heater’s exposure to damaging particulates and prevent future issues.

Getting your water heater the professional care it needs is a straightforward process – just call Clear Drain Plumbing in Los Gatos at (408) 709-7241 and request same-day service from our licensed team!

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