Water Heater Services

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More than 30 years of experience with water heater repair, replacement, and maintenance. Contact us today and find out why we’re Colorado’s choice plumber for water heater service.

If you’re like us, you love a hot shower first thing in the morning. For a few minutes, you’re able to wash the sleep away, loosen up your muscles, and clear your head before beginning your day. Those moments of bliss are delivered by your efficient water heater. When your water heater begins to work erratically or stops working entirely, it’s not a luxury you can live without.

At RooterGuy, we’re Colorado’s choice for water heater repair, replacement, and maintenance. More than 30 years of experience have prepared us to handle issues with all makes and models of water heaters. While the competition might just replace a part, we’ll determine the root cause of the problem and make sure unnecessary service calls don’t happen. If a replacement is necessary, you’ll receive a free and detailed estimate, and we offer water heater models that are energy efficient and reliable and trusted brands.

Our local plumbing company provides a wide variety of residential and commercial services for clients in Boulder and the Denver Metro area. If you have questions or concerns, or you’re ready to schedule an appointment, contact us online or by phone today. We also offer emergency plumbing services when you require immediate assistance!

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Common Problems That Result in Water Heater Issues

Water heaters are great workers, when professionally installed and maintained, can run efficiently for a decade or longer. While water heater issues are always inconvenient, some common problems result in water heater issues, some you can avoid, and others you just need to be aware of to stay ahead of. 


Where there is metal and rust in the same place, rust is likely to occur over time. Most water heaters are equipped with “sacrificial anodes,” which are highly active metal rods that are designed to rust in the place of the metal they protect. Over time, however, they need to be replaced or the rust may reach the functional metal of your water heater, causing functional issues.

Sediment Buildup 

One of the most common water heater issues is caused by mineral deposits and sediment buildup. When water is heated, minerals in the water, such as calcium and magnesium, separate and settle onto the bottom of your water heater tank, building up over time. These buildups reduce your water heater efficiency and, eventually, cause damage. This is a much more common issue if you have hard water.

High Water Pressure

Water pressure within your plumbing system that is too high can easily damage your water heater. If you notice water leaking from the overflow pipe on the side of your water heater or inconsistent water temperatures, you may have an issue with excessive pressure. Drop your water pressure to less than 80 psi to keep things flowing smoothly and extend your water heater’s life expectancy.

Your trusted plumbers at Denver and Boulder’s Root Guy are here to support you and your water heater.  Connect with us at the first sign of trouble to keep your water heater in optimal condition and performance.

Water Heater Frequently Asked Questions

Why Does The Water Take So Long to Heat Up?

Slow-to-heat times generally have more to do with the plumbing system in your home rather than the water heater itself. For instance, ranch-style houses tend to have longer pipelines, which means it takes longer for warm water to reach the faucet, and in the dead of winter, have the potential to cool a few degrees en route. It may also be due to an older-style water heater that uses a reservoir rather than actively warming running water. Small tanks mean the warm water has the potential to run out quicker. Your local plumber can alter your home’s water circulation system to remedy this issue.

How Long Does a Water Heater Last?

A new water heater from a trusted brand, professionally installed, should last upwards of ten to twelve years. Lower-end models may only last five to eight years, while higher-end models that are well-maintained may last closer to 15 years. You can extend the life of your water heater with regular cleaning and servicing that removes sediments and allows it to work more efficiently.

Does Keeping My Water Temperature Lower Help My Water Heater Work Better?

No, not necessarily. A water heater is built to heat and whether you have your water set at 105℉ or 140℉, it will work the same. Just like your refrigerator, your water heater is not working any harder at different temperatures. However, if your water heater is not the appropriate size for your home’s usage, you will overwork it and it will result in lower efficiency and cooler temperatures.

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