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Why Choose Brown Plumbing & Septic?

Our Promise: Great Service at a Great Price Every Time
  • Fast – Same day service with a 2 hour turnaround time (based on availability)

  • Experienced – More than 70 years of experience

  • Award-winning – Hampton Roads Sanitation District Pre-Treatment Excellence Award

  • Reliable – Affordable – Friendly!

Water Heater Repair & Installation

Tired of cold water stings in the middle of an otherwise warm water flow, ice-cold showers, and fluctuating hot water availability? Ready to upgrade your water heater or replace your current one that’s broken?

With our lives being as busy as they are nowadays, there is little time left to spend waiting for your water to heat up. But when it goes out, there is possibly nothing more uncomfortable and inconvenient.

If you find yourself with no access to hot water, it’s time to give the Chesapeake, Virginia professionals at Brown Plumbing & Septic a call!

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No matter how well you’ve maintained your water heater over the years, there comes a time, like any major home appliance, that it starts to break down and deteriorate until it reaches the point where it can no longer be repaired.

For over 70 years, we have worked with homeowners in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and the surrounding areas to determine whether water heater repair or replacement is best for their household.

If left untreated, not only can your water heater cause a big headache, but it can also lead to extensive damage and a plumbing emergency.

For over 70 years, Brown Plumbing & Septic has been installing water heaters of all sizes – from heaters for single-family homes to apartment complexes. We provide professional and top-quality water heater installation for any type or size water heater.

If you are ready for a new water heater or are looking to get yours repaired, give us a call and one of our professional, certified plumbing technicians will arrive promptly to provide you with maintenance and service to get your hot water working again.

Your Water Heater Installation Experts Serving the Greater Hampton Roads Area

Our certified, experienced technicians are able to install all brands, types, and sizes of water heaters. After we determine your location, demand, and application for hot water, we then customize a system that is specifically tailored to fit your budget and needs. With us, you’ll save energy, water, and, therefore money. Call us today at (757) 482-3594 for water heater maintenance, water heater repair, or water heater installation.

Common water heater issues

While some of these problems require a water heater repair, others may call for a replacement water heater installation.

Consult with one of our professional water heater experts as soon as you notice one of the following problems and we can determine the best next steps.

  • A buildup of sediment in the water heater, resulting in noise when the system is running
  • Bacteria in the tank, resulting in foul odors
  • Issues with the thermostat, affecting the temperature of the water
  • Damaged heating components or issues with the pilot light, resulting in a lack of hot water
  • Corrosion or erosion in the tank, producing rusty water
  • A damaged or obstructed drain valve, potentially causing a leak

Signs it’s time to replace your water heater

  • The hot water tends to run out quickly
  • The water is much hotter than it should be
  • The water heater leaks
  • You notice the water heater is emitting a strange odor
  • The hot water has a strange or abnormal color
  • The water produced by the water heater is lukewarm and never adequately heated

How long does a water heater last?

Depending on the quality of the water heater and how well you have adhered to a recommended maintenance schedule, you can expect a normal tank-based water heater to last anywhere between 8-12 years. Tankless water heaters tend to last longer for between 15-20 years.

Why do I get hot water only in certain parts of my house?

This will require an expert to come to your house and diagnose the problem as this can stem from a variety of issues. It may be from a bad installation or it could be as simple as a replacement supply hose on the hot water line.

Why is my water heater no longer heating?

Once again, this can be a result of a number of issues. An inspection of your water heater would be the first step to figuring out if the water heater needs to be replaced or if it can be repaired.

Sometimes the water heater’s interior elements, specifically the heating coils, can stop working and no longer heat the water. In this situation, a test can be performed: if it comes out positive, it can be replaced with a new one. If the heating coil is functioning, then the professional will need to perform a more extensive investigation.

Brown Plumbing & Septic is committed to your home’s needs

At Brown Plumbing & Septic, we’ve been repairing, replacing, and installing water heaters in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and other surrounding cities for 70+ years. For trusted water heater installation, call on Brown Plumbing & Septic.

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