Portland Plumber: Common Water Heater Repairs

water heater repair in Portland

Check for Signs of Water Heater Leak

Water heater repairs are common in Portland. There are many working parts that make up a water heater and many things that can go wrong if not installed properly in the first place. Repairing water heaters for more than a decade, 3 Mountains Plumbing has found that trouble with the following are some of the most common water heater repair requests in Portland:

  •  Thermostats
  • Gas Control Valves
  • Limit Switches
  • High Water Pressure
  • Pilot Light Not Staying On
  • Burner Assemblies
  • Galvanized Rust
  • Sediment Deposit and Corrosion

And if you suspect your water heater may be leaking, check for these signs:

  • Water rapidly changing from hot to cold
  •  Water taking excessive time to heat
  • Temperature and pressure relief valve dripping

Additionally, CPVC and galvanized pipe, while less expensive, tend to break down over time, thus causing even more water heater troubles. 3 Mountains Plumbing replaces this PVC and galvanized water heater pipe with brass and Wirsbo. Brass and Wirsbo piping is longer lasting and far less susceptible to corrosion caused by sediment deposits.

3 Mountains Plumbing has found over time that these water heater repair requests are a little too common.  While leaks may be patched and adjusted, they will most likely not hold indefinitely.  This is why 3 Mountains Plumbing suggests replacements when water heaters start to fail.  They remind their customers that repairs are only temporary and are less cost effective in the long-run for Portland homeowners.

While water heater repairs may certainly be made to your Portland home, 3 Mountains Plumbing likes to inform their customers of water heater, or water heater piping replacement options.  Proper replacements with stronger, more durable piping, will ultimately last longer and save customers money.

Think you need a water heater repair or a replacement? Contact 3 Mountains Plumbing for a professional assessment today!

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