Water Heater Installation & Repair in Columbia, SC

When you have a water heater problem or are looking to upgrade to a new water heater in the Columbia, SC area, you can rely on the fast, same-day repairs and installation services from the experts at Meetze Plumbing. Your neighbors have trusted us with their hot water repairs and installations since 1981, and we’ve been voted “Best Plumber” by readers of The State four years in a row!

If you need water heater services for your home in the Midlands, call Meetze Plumbing today at 803-732-3747 or contact us online.

Our Water Heater Services in Columbia, SC

Same-Day Water Heater Repairs

When you have no hot water and need it now, we have teams in multiple locations in the Columbia area, so we get to you fast and at a time convenient to you. Our professional plumbing technicians repair all makes and models of water heaters and can fix your leak or issue and restore your essential hot water services today.

If you need water heater repair for your Columbia, SC home, call us now at 803-732-3747.

Expert New Hot Water Heater Installations

We are fully licensed and insured, and our technicians have the expertise and experience to install your new system quickly and efficiently. All our plumbers are professional, polite, and presentable. They will treat you and your home with respect by wearing shoe covers, using work area mats, and cleaning up after themselves before leaving. For water heater replacements, they will even take your old system away for you!

Interested in a new water heater for your South Carolina home? Contact us today to get an estimate!

Regular Water Heater Maintenance

Avoid water heater breakdowns and get the most from your system with our maintenance and inspection service. Without regular maintenance, even a relatively minor fault in your water heater could lead to a major problem. With water heater maintenance from Meetze Plumbing, you can keep your system safe and working well into the future. Our friendly team of professional plumbers is trained to spot potential problems before they develop, and each technician has the experience and knowledge to work on any make or model of water heater—all at a time that suits you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Columbia, SC Water Heater Services

When it comes to water heaters, our experts have seen and heard it all, which is why we’re sharing some of the most common questions we receive from our customers concerning water heaters.

What is the difference between traditional and tankless water heaters?

While a traditional water heater will continuously store and heat your home’s water throughout the day, a tankless water heater heats your water on demand. Tankless water heaters have become more popular due to their increased efficiency and convenience; you never have to worry about running out of hot water if you have multiple members of the household showering consecutively.

A current caveat to tankless water heaters is their larger upfront costs for installation, however this is consistently changing as the increased demand drives down the price. And it’s important to remember that while tank water heaters deteriorate over time, often suffering from internal mineral build-up and petering out after six to eight years, tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years with minimal maintenance – providing a great return on investment.

Why am I running out of hot water?

If your home employs the conventional tank water heater, odds are it’s emptying before it has time to refill and re-heat the water you need. Some other possible reasons that your water heater is running out of water more quickly are sediment buildup, a damaged lower heating element, or a broken dip tube.

Sediment buildup: This is when small amounts of minerals such as calcium or magnesium naturally accumulate in your water heater, displacing the water in the tank. For example, if you have a 40-gallon water heater which has built up 15 gallons of sediment, your water heater is only capable of carrying over 25 gallons of hot water.

Damaged lower heating element: Most electric water heaters have heating elements near the top and bottom. The lower element does most of the heating through conventional currents, so when water is cold it travels to the bottom, heats up, and then rises to the top. For this reason, the top heating element only turns on periodically, so if you notice your hot water isn’t consistent, it could be due to a lower heating element issue.

Bad dip tube: The dip tube makes sure that the cold water coming into your tank is pushed to the bottom to be heated. There are two common reasons your dip tube may not be functioning properly. It could need to be replaced due to wear and tear over time, or it could be damaged. Either way, it will need to be repaired or replaced in order to restore total hot water functionality.

Why is my water heater leaking?

If your water heater tank is leaking, there’s most likely an internal problem that’s causing water to leak and pool around your tank. Usually, the cause is a build-up of sediment within the tank. It’s important to drain the sediment from your tank regularly to prevent cracks and rust accumulation, which can lead to leaks.

Why won’t my pilot light?

Your water heater’s label should include directions on how to relight your pilot light. If this doesn’t work, or if it goes back out right away, you could have a bad control thermostat. Your plumber will be able to pinpoint the exact issue and provide comprehensive solutions whether you require repairs or replacement.

When should I replace my water heater?

With proper maintenance, your water heater should last approximately 10 years. While some issues can be repaired, such as burning assembly, heating elements, valves, thermostats, igniters, and motors, if you are nearing the end of its overall service life, it’s a good idea to start considering your replacement options.

If you have questions about your Columbia, SC home’s water heater, don’t stress. Contact the industry experts at Meetze Plumbing by calling 803-732-3747 or scheduling your services online. We’ll get the bottom of your issue quickly and provide comprehensive solutions that will have your hot water back in action quickly and affordably. 

Why Choose Meetze Plumbing for Water Heater Services in Columbia, SC?

Best Warranties

We can show you the leading brands with the best warranties on the market. We provide written warranties on all installation work, so you have peace of mind knowing you’re covered!

Expert Advice

When you need help and advice on choosing the right water heater for your home and family, you can rely on the friendly, expert advice you receive from Meetze Plumbing. We can show you all the latest systems and compare features such as energy efficiency, operating costs, and speed of hot water production to help you make an informed choice.

Excellent Service—Guaranteed!

Our exceptionally high standards and dedication to our customers mean you always get friendly, on-time service. Our helpful team of local experts is happy to take the time to answer your questions and advise you on a range of water heating solutions to suit you.

For unmatched customer service and reliable water heating solutions for your Columbia, SC area home, call 803-732-3747 and speak with the water heating experts at Meetze Plumbing today. You can also contact us online.