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Water Heater Repair & Installation in Indianapolis

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Heating your water in seconds flat isn't considered much of luxury in our day and age anymore. Having instantly hot water has become a necessity for most residents in the community, which is why nearly every home will have a water heater in it. This is why we proudly provide water heater repair and installation in Indianapolis.

If you need water heater service or installation, be sure to call Hope Plumbing at (317) 900-4513 or contact us online.

How Your Water Heater Works

Most homes have historically used tank-type water heaters, which look like a big cylinder found in your basement or a utility closet. Knowing how your water heater works can potentially help you identify if it is time to repair or replace your unit.

Here's a simple guide on how your tank-type water heater works:

  • Tank is automatically filled with water
  • When you turn on your hot water at a faucet, the energy source kicks in to warm up your water
  • When the water in the tank has been used, you have to wait for it to refill for more hot water

These tank-type water heaters come in varying sizes. If your water heater is leaking or your water is not hot enough, it may be time to replace your unit. At Hope Plumbing, we install standard water heaters on a daily basis. The average size of a water heater at home ranges from 20 to 80 gallons, according to Home Depot but our water heater specialists can also install as high as 120 gallons.

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What are Signs You Need Water Heater Repair?

If your water heater shows any signs of needing repairs, pay close attention. Those initial signs can quickly turn into a major problem.

Watch out for:

  • Temperature fluctuations in the water
  • The lack of hot water
  • Water leaking around the water heater
  • Rust in water (often visible as stains in clothing or buildup on faucets and shower heads)

A water heater's tank often produces unusual sounds, such as knocking. A buildup of sediment inside the tank is a sign of excessive sediment buildup, and if it is not flushed, the sediment and other minerals can cause the tank to corrode and leak. Get rid of any buildup in your water heater's tank by performing annual water heater maintenance.

Do You Need a New Water Heater?

A number of factors must be considered by our water heater specialists to determine the type of water heater that will work best for you. Factors include household size and peak usage times. When you have a busy family of four, you will need a water heater that can keep up with the demand. This includes how much laundry is done on a regular basis, as well as how much water is used during baths and showers.

Here are some signs you might need an Indianapolis water heater replacement:

  • Rust in water - Especially if you have untreated hard water, sediment and abrasive minerals can accumulate in your water heater tank. While flushing the tank can reduce sediment, if the buildup has caused corrosion and the tank is leaking, repair is not an option. A complete replacement is a more cost-effective solution in this situation.
  • Unreliable water temperature - Does your water heater fail to provide hot water at its usual temperature? Is water temperature inconsistent? A heating element is likely to be at fault. Contact us immediately if there is no hot water at all.
  • Leaking water tank - If your water heater tank leaks, it is often difficult to repair and you may need to replace the entire unit. When a leaky tank is not addressed immediately, it can burst, causing greater water damage.
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Sewer Lines FAQs

  • How Much Does a Sewer Repair Cost?

    Repairing a sewer line is a complex process. Since the sewer main line is entirely underground, excavating your yard is the only way to access the sewer main. Our experienced plumbers may need to use large equipment, such as a backhoe to reach your sewer main. During the process, we also need to obtain a permit from the city. All these things can certainly add up to the total amount of expenses.

    Hope Plumbing offers competitive prices for sewer repair in Indianapolis. We also make sure that our prices are upfront before we proceed with the repair. We understand that it is more important to get your sewer repair fixed rather than making a profit.

  • Is This a Dangerous Job?
    Yes. Taking safety precautions is a big part of this particular job. Our team of experts uses every safety measure to prevent cave-ins during excavation and damage to gas and water lines.
  • How Long Will the Work You Do Last Me?
    If your end up only needing to replace a section or do a spot repair on your sewer line, you'll most likely need to do some maintenance every two to five years. If you replace the whole thing, the sewer work and parts we use come with a 50-year warranty.
  • Do You Really Have to Dig Up My Yard?

    A lot of folks put off getting their sewer line replaced for fear of the big mess that has to be made when we come out to dig up the back yard. Yes, you can expect a large backhoe and possibly a shutdown of the street or alley outside your home. You'll have large piles of dirt, a deep trench and caution tape in the yard.

    Yes, it's an invasive process and you might feel more comfortable staying in a hotel or somewhere else for a night or two. But I can also tell you that you won't be sorry you took care of the problem and you can trust you're in good hands with Hope. We'll make sure to get your yard back into the best shape we possibly can. When we finish the job and backfill the dirt, there will be a two to four-foot mound of dirt left behind, lasting six months to a year. Here's a tip: If you water the mound, it can be back to normal even faster.

  • Isn't the City Responsible for My Sewer Line?
    Unfortunately, homeowners are fully responsible for the maintenance and repair of all home plumbing, including the lines that travel from residential structures out to the sewer main. This includes all blockages that occur in any public utility easements and public right of way that are defined in the property title.
  • “By far the best customer service from the first phone call, to the end of the service call.” Janet
  • “I am so glad to have had this work performed so well by you and your team.” Teresa Weaver
  • “We appreciate the great job and would recommend him and Hope Plumbing to anyone needing plumbing work done.” Previous Customer

Choosing a Water Heater for Your Home / Business

When choosing a water heater, it is important to consider if the unit runs on electricity or gas. Our Indianapolis plumbers can install a new water heater and are qualified to run gas lines to supply new appliances if necessary. Aside from the traditional tank-type water heaters, we can also install tankless water heaters for your home or business. We can advise you on which unit is best for your space and where to install this new water heater.

Let our plumbers help with your water heater installation in Indianapolis! Inquire at our office today when you call (317) 900-4513.


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