Water Heater Repair

Repairing a water heater make sense if the water heater is 7 years old or less, providing that replacement parts are available.  If a water heater is older than 7 years, it may be a good idea to replace it.  Conventional water heaters come in 30, 40, 50, 75 and 100 gallons depending on your hot water needs.


No one understands how important hot water is until you are without it. Therefore, The Fair plumber stocks and installs only the highest quality of water heaters made in the USA.  

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What causes water heaters to go bad?  

  • Frequent on & off cycling 

    • Conventional water heaters cycle on & off 1,500 to 2,500 times annually.  A conventional water heater has a storage tank which maintains 120-degree Fahrenheit temperature whether hot water is being used or not.  Over-time the parts will wear-out and fail.  The average tank life in the Midwest is 10 years.

  • A sediment builds up on the bottom of the tank causes the bottom of the tank to overheat and fail.

  • Old Age

  • Lack of cleaning and maintenance.

What are my options?

  • Replace water heater if it is leaking.

  • Cleaning burner assembly and pilot assembly, if the water heater is not starting.

  • Checking for any obstructions in the flue discharge on a power vent water heater.

Is there anything i can do to get more use out of my water heater?

  • Clean and maintain your water heater every 1-2 years.

  • Draining your water heater every 6 months to limit the amount of sediment build up.

  • ​Installing an expansion tank. When the water heater turns on, thousands of times every year, the expansion and contraction of the water causes extreme pressures on the tank. an expansion tank is a sacrificial tank, absorbing the pressures of expansion and contraction.