Hot water is something we use every day, from washing dishes to getting our clothes clean, scrubbing floors or running a hot bath. If your water heater needs repairs or when you need a replacement, call Kinnett Plumbing. For almost 15 years, our local plumbers have served Woodbridge residents with reliable and affordable plumbing services. We are locally owned and professionally trained, and are proud to serve our community.
Our services include:
• Hot water heater repair or replacement
• Leaky and frozen pipes
• Garbage disposals
• Sump pumps
• Smoke Testing
• All types of plumbing repairs
• All types of drains cleared
• Sewer line replacement
• Water service repairs and replacement
• Residential and commercial
• Video inspection of sewer lines
• Water jetting of drain lines
Replacing vs Repairing Your Water Heater
Knowing when to repair or replace your water heater depends on its age, condition, and your budget. Learn when to repair or to replace your water heater.
How Old is Your Water Heater?
The average life of a water heater is usually 10 years for gas and 20+ years for tank less. The life expectancy does vary with the location, design of the unit,quality of installation, maintenance schedule, and water quality. If your water heater is near the end of its lifespan, then it’s time to consider purchasing a new tank, especially if repairs are costly.
Have Your Water Bills Increased?
Do you have to turn faucets and the shower dial further and further back to get he same temperature water? If so, this means that your water heater has become less energy efficient, forcing your water heater to work harder and longer to achieve the same results. Water heaters make up 14% of your total energy bill, so a failing water heater is not an inefficiency that you can afford to ignore.
Are Repairs Costly and Frequent?
Always perform a simple cost-benefit analysis when your water heater breaks down. Determine which of the two is the most cost-effective solution.
One way to determine the most cost-effective solution, is by using the 50% rule. If a repair costs 50% of what it would cost to replace the item, you should replace it instead of repairing it. Keep efficiency in mind as well. If your water heater has broken down frequently over the last 2-3 years and it’s near the end of it’s expected lifespan, replacing your water heater might be more cost effective.
When your water heater needs repair or replacement, we’re here to help. Kinnett Plumbing is your local plumber in Woodbridge and nearby Northern Virginia. We believe in going the extra mile to find the most cost effective solution. Call us when you discover any type of water heater or plumbing problem at your home.
We're licensed, bonded,insured, and carry liability insurance. Kevin Kinnett is dedicated to serving his community and believes in hiring locally, supporting area schools and organizations, and providing a vitally needed service to his neighbors, with a focus on affordability and high quality. If you are having issues with your home’s plumbing system, give us a call or book an appointment with us online today. We look forward to helping you enjoy a home plumbing system that operates efficiently and worry-free!