Water Heater Repairs & Installation In Victoria | Drain Pro Plumbing
Water Heater Repair & Replacements2024-07-02T18:30:16+00:00

Water Heater Repair
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Hot Water Heaters Can Last on Average 10-15 Years if Properly Maintained. Let Our Hot Water Tank Experts Inspect Your Heater to Determine if You Need Water Heater Repair or if it is Time for a Replacement. Count on Drain Pro Plumbing for all your hot water tank needs in Victoria, Saanich, and the Western Communities.

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    Electric & Gas Hot Water Heater Servicing in Victoria

    Routine servicing of your hot water tank will help it run smoothly and avoid future issues, saving you money in the long run. We serve both the commercial and residential sectors of the community with:

    • Hot water tank repairs
    • Hot water tank replacements
    • Hot water tank installations
    • Regular hot water tank maintenance

    The plumbing experts at Drain Pro offer hot water tank inspection, repair and maintenance services in Victoria and the surrounding region. 

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    Hot Water Tank Repair

    There are several things that could go wrong with a water heater. It could be water leaking from the hot water tank, there could be a gas leak, hot water could not be stored, there might be a non-functioning pilot light or more. We’ll do everything possible to repair your hot water tank. Sometimes the equipment is simply worn beyond repair and needs replacement. Sings to watch for include:

    • Rusting, either on the tank or in the water
    • Noises coming from your water tank
    • Leaks or puddles around your heater tank
    • Failure to heat water

    If you are in need of hot water tank repair or maintenance in Victoria or the surrounding area, contact Drain Pro Plumbing today! We have the knowledge, expertise, and skills to get your hot water tank back up and running smoothly. Call us today!

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    Gas Water Heater Maintenance, Repair and Installation

    Knowing whether to replace your water heater can be a difficult and complex procedure because nobody wants to spend money when they don’t have to. At Aqua Drain, our skilled plumbers will carefully assess your current water heater and if repairs aren’t an option, go through your alternatives with you. We help you choose the ideal gas water heater for your home while always taking into account both your needs and your budget.

    There are a variety of issues that can occur with a gas water heater preventing it from functioning. Typical issues with gas water heaters include, gas supply, gas valve, thermocouple and pilot light. Aqua Drain is the team to call when you need repairs for your hot water heater. Reach out to us to set up your appointment.

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    The Types of Water Heaters in Victoria

    Drain Pro Plumbing offers a variety of hot water heater options, including:

    • Conventional hot water heaters
    • Tankless hot water heaters
    • Electric hot water heaters
    • Natural gas hot water heaters
    • Propane hot water heaters

    There is a lot to consider when choosing the right hot water heater for your home. You need to consider how many people live in the home that use hot water every day. Is there enough space in your home to support a water heater big enough to meet those needs? It is also important to think about what sources of fuel are available in the home to hook the water heater up to. Whatever your specific needs are, Drain Pro Plumbing can help you choose the right hot water heater for your home, and take care of the installation.

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    Which Type of Water Heater Is Best for You?

    Are you unsure what kind of water heater is best for your home? Conventional hot water heaters hold hot water to be heated. The tank is insulated so when the water heats up, it is warm and ready to use. high-efficiency models can reduce water heating bills by up to 7%.

    Tankless hot water heaters have no tank and feature super-heated coils that fill with and heat water as needed. These heaters come in a variety of sizes and are especially suited to homes with natural gas. Additionally, hot water tanks vary by fuel type. Drain Pro Plumbing can install and service electric water heaters, natural gas water heaters, and propane water heaters. No matter your hot water heater needs, Drain Pro Plumbing is here for you and your family. Contact us today!

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    When should I replace a water heater?2020-09-30T13:15:53+00:00

    First, let’s start with the age of your water heater. Check the serial number on the water heater, usually found on the manufacturer’s sticker towards the top of the water heater. The sticker should show the date that the water heater was made. The first letter represents the month… e.g. A for January, F for June, L for December, etc. The two-digit number next to that is the year of manufacture for the water heater. Is your water heater approaching its 10-year anniversary? If so, it’s time to start thinking about a new water heater. If it’s older than 10 years, it’s probably time to replace your water heater. There are also other signs to look out for. Does your water heater rumble and/or make a lot of noise? Is there rust-coloured water coming from your water heater? Is there water around your water heater? These are all signs that water heater replacement is called for.

    What’s better? A gas water heater or an electric water heater?2020-09-30T11:56:54+00:00

    The answer to the age-old question of “gas water heater versus electric water heater” is not a cut-and-dry, black-and-white one. Gas water heaters cost a bit more up front, but could save you money over time depending on your hydro use rates versus the cost of gas at your home. Also a lot of this depends on what type of power source your home is already equipped for. If you only have electric in your home, for example, you’re probably better off sticking with an electric water heater, rather than paying for the addition of gas lines and ancillary equipment to support a gas water heater. If you already have a gas hookup, it could be worth your while to spend a bit more up front on the water and use gas to run your hot water rather than go with an electric water heater.

    Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Me?2020-11-18T16:18:43+00:00

    Tankless hot water heaters a great for a variety of purposes for residential and commercial water heaters in and around Victoria and the Lower Vancouver Island. Tankless water heaters are low-profile and take up less space as they have no tank. These types of water heaters use super-heated coils that fill with and heat water as needed. Tankless water heaters are especially suited to homes with natural gas.


    The pros of tankless water heaters:

    • You get instant hot water on demand
    • Tankless water heaters last longer
    • Your monthly utility costs will be lower with tankless water heaters
    • No “lag” or “reset” time in between showers or other use
    • Comes in electric or gas tankless water heaters

    Cons of tankless water heaters include:

    • Higher upfront costs
    • The supply of hot water might not be sufficient for more demand, e.g. two showers in use at same time, one person showering while the laundry is on, etc.
    • May require additional gear to be installed
    • Could require more maintenance

    To find out which water heater is best for you – conventional or tankless water heater – talk to Victoria’s water heater experts at Drain Pro today.

    I’m going on vacation; should I turn my water heater down or off?2020-11-18T16:29:31+00:00

    If you’re going away for a day or two, it’s probably best to leave the water heater as is, or you could turn it down to a lower temperature. Be careful, however, as to the location of the water heater. If it is in the garage or external-adjacent area, the water heater could be prone to freezing temperatures in the winter during a cold snap (luckily we don’t have too many of those days here in Victoria and Lower Vancouver Island). Better safe than sorry, so avoid frozen pipes.


    For longer vacations or periods out of town or away from the house, it’s best to go ahead and turn the water heater down to a ‘vacation’ setting (if available) or to its lowest temperature setting. Again, be mindful of wintertime and the effect of cold snaps with freezing temperatures. If you plan to turn the water heater off, be aware of how to restart the pilot light for gas water heaters.


    Also, water heater tanks that are not heated or not heated sufficiently are subject to bacteria forming in the water in the tank. When you return, be sure to run the water in sinks, tubs and/or showers for a good length of time, to “run through” or ‘wash away” any bacteria and microbial matter that could be in the water heater tanks.


    If you have a tankless water heater, well, it will be off anyway, but check it to make sure before you go away.


    And bon voyage from your friends at Drain Pro. Don’t hesitate to drop us a postcard or fire away with any questions you might have about water heaters, plumbing or other related matters.

    Can I shower if my water heater is leaking?2021-02-22T18:12:50+00:00

    Taking a shower when your water heater is leaking may seem like an unsafe thing to do. However, it is actually okay to do so. That doesn’t mean you should put off repairing your water heater though, as the leak will continue to get worse if it doesn’t get fixed right away, causing more water damage in the home.

    Can a water heater explode?2021-02-22T18:14:28+00:00

    A water heater that has been installed properly, and is inspected and maintained on a yearly basis has very little risk of exploding. Water heaters have a greater risk of exploding if they are poorly maintained and in need of repairs. If you check your water heater and plumbing appliances and notice any of the following, then your water heater is in need of emergency repairs.

    • Leaking pressure valve
    • Rotten egg smell
    • Popping noises
    • Hot, brown water coming from plumbing appliances

    Contact us right away to get your water heater repaired and avoid any disasters caused by an exploding water heater.

    How often should you drain your water heater?2021-02-22T18:16:20+00:00

    If you have a traditional water heater with a reservoir tank, you should drain it every six months to a year. Doing so will flush out any minerals and sediments in the water that have made their way into the tank. This will help to prolong the life, and improve the function of the hot water heater. If left alone, these minerals and sediments can calcify on the internal components of the hot water tank which leads to component failures that need repairs or replacement.

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