Both tankless water heaters and standard tank water heaters are popular in the Lake Oswego, OR area. Neither is better than the other, and there are several reasons you might opt for one instead. At 3 Mountains Plumbing, our goal isn’t to get you to choose a specific product. We just want to help you find a system that works well for your home and meets your goals as a homeowner.

Whether you need water heater service experts to help you maintain efficiency and keep your water heater running smoothly, or you’re considering a new hot water heater installation, our team is here for you. We’ve been serving the Lake Oswego area for more than 20 years, and we’ve seen our fair share of water heaters. As a trusted company in Clackamas County, we’re committed to providing service that goes above and beyond.

Traditional Tank Water Heaters

Standard tank water heaters continue to be well-loved for a reason. They’re reliable, and they have a lower upfront cost, making them accessible to many homeowners. While they don’t have the same lifespan as a modern tankless water heater, there are ways you can maximize the longevity and get the most out of your system.

However, even if you stay on top of maintenance and do everything you can to keep it in good condition, some repairs are inevitable. With age and regular use, normal wear and tear will inevitably cause minor problems to pop up—that’s just the nature of using and caring for a machine.

If you do notice a change in the functionality of your water heater, it’s best to contact a professional right away. Even small problems can compound if left unattended, so scheduling repairs promptly can help avoid more significant issues down the road.

You might need hot water heater repair if you notice:
  • Hot water appliances that aren’t working like they should
  • Discolored water
  • Leaking near the primary unit
  • A lack of hot water in general
  • Frequently cycling system
  • Hot water that doesn’t last as long as it used to
  • Strange noises coming from the water heater