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Hot Water Heater Repair & Installation
MotorCity Plumbing provides repair services for gas, electric, and tankless water heaters of various sizes. We can also install a new system in your home.

Hot Water Heater Repair Services Detroit

Having hot water in your home isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity. MotorCity Plumbing is here to make sure that your home is always comfortable by immediately addressing any hot water problems you may face. Our team can handle all your hot water heater needs, including emergency repairs, regular maintenance, and even new installations. Our licensed and trained team is committed to providing service that delivers fast and reliable results.

Whether your home uses a conventional gas or electric water heater or a tankless system, MotorCity Plumbing can ensure it is in proper working order. Even if your water heater is providing hot water, issues can still arise in systems that are over 8 to 12 years old. Sometimes, the most cost-effective solution is to replace the unit. When that time comes, call MotorCity plumbing for high-quality installation that will last.

How to Know if You Need Hot Water Repair

When your water heater malfunctions or breaks down, MotorCity Plumbing is here to help. Call us to help you address these common hot water heater issues:

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If you’ve purchased a new hot water heater, the quality of the installation matters. Call MotorCity Plumbing to ensure expert water heater installation that will last the test of time.

  • Water isn’t getting or staying hot enough
  • Your water heater is leaking
  • The unit is making knocking or rumbling noises
  • Water heater shuts off intermittently
  • Pilot light won’t stay lit

What to Do to Maintain Your Hot Water Heater

Test the Temperature Pressure Relief Valve

Discharge the valve quickly two or three times once per year to ensure it does not leak.

Adjust to 120 Degrees

Setting the thermostat to 120° F will help you save on utility bills and avoid any scalding risks.

Flush Sediment

Draining about a quarter of the tank a few times a year can help remove sediment and debris, helping extend its lifespan.

Hot Water Heater FAQs

How Long Does a Hot Water Heater Last?
Traditional hot water heaters typically have a lifespan of about 8 to 12 years. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, can last an average of 20 years. If your systems are in that age range, be on the lookout for signs of damage, and start saving up to purchase a replacement heater. When that time comes, call MotorCity Plumbing for expert installation!
How Does a Hot Water Heater Work?
Conventional water heaters use a tank to store water in a wide range of gallon capacities, which is maintained at a set temperature by gas or electric power. Tankless water heaters only heat the water when you need it (they are also sometimes called on-demand water heaters for this reason). If you’d like advice about the best option for your home, ask MotorCity Plumbing during your repair service!
Why Is My Hot Water Heater Whistling?
There are a number of reasons your hot water heater could be whistling, and they all require immediate attention from a certified plumbing professional. Whether your tank is cracked, the inlet and outlet connections are worn, the drain valve is loose, or there is too much pressure building up in the unit, call MotorCity Plumbing to identify and fix the problem straight away.

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Phone: (313) 608-4168

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Get in touch. Call us today at (313) 608-4168 or send us a message.