March 05, 2018
Have a tankless water heater that’s been giving you trouble?
If you think a repair is in your future, you probably have lots of questions like:
Don’t worry. We’ll answer all these questions so that you can have your hot water restored in no time.
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Need a plumber to repair your water heater? Just contact us—we offer same-day service and honest, upfront pricing.
Here’s the thing: Yes, most tankless water heater repairs require a professional.
Why? Well, tankless water heaters are, by design, much more complex machines than their tank counterparts.
But it never hurts to try some simple DIY troubleshooting before you pay a professional to come out. That said, we’ve listed some common water heater problems below paired with a few troubleshooting steps that might just save you a service call.
Note: If you’ve exhausted these DIY troubleshooting tips and you’re still having problems, contact a professional to inspect, diagnose and repair your tankless water heater.
Troubleshooting steps to try before calling a plumber:
Still not getting hot water? You probably have one of the following problems (that require a professional):
Low water pressure is a typical problem with tankless water heaters and is usually caused by running too many hot water appliances at one time.
Follow these steps to troubleshoot low water pressure problems:
After you lowered the temperature, are you still getting low water pressure? If so, you probably have one of the following tankless water heater problems (that require professional help):
Unfortunately, if your tankless water heater is leaking, there’s no DIY solution. You need to contact a professional right away.
You see, tankless water heaters heat water on demand—they never store hot water. Because of this, any leaking you notice from the unit is a sign of a bigger problem.
If your tankless water heater is leaking, you may have one of the following problems:
In Florida, the cost to repair a tankless water heater can vary from $150 to $800+. The average tankless water heater repair costs $603.
Of course, the cost of your particular tankless water heater repair will depend on a handful of factors, including:
To get an accurate quote for your repair, you’ll need to have a plumber first inspect the unit. Then, they should be able to give you an estimate.
Heads up, though, most plumbers will charge a “diagnostic fee” (also called a “trip charge” or “service charge”), which covers the cost to come to your home, inspect and diagnose the unit (but doesn’t include the cost of the actual repair). The good news is that some plumbers will waive that diagnostic fee if you choose them to repair the unit.
The short answer? A plumber.
The longer (and more helpful) answer? A qualified, experienced, and honest plumber.
In other words, choose a plumbing company that:
Just contact us. We have locations in Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, & Naples and serve the surrounding areas with expert plumbing service.
We’ve been in business for over 50 years, offer same-day service and will waive our service fee if you choose to have us repair your water heater.