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Tacoma Water Heater Repair

Never Run Out of Hot Water Again

No one likes cold showers, especially in the morning. A functional water heater is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home. The water heater needs to provide hot water for your entire family on a daily basis, which means having enough hot water for baths, dishwashing, laundry, and more. Bob Larson Plumbing is always ready to provide fast water heater repair and diagnosis. We are also happy to help you choose the right water heater for your home. We can repair or install whatever you select. Your decision will mean hot water when you need it for years to come.

Tank Storage vs. Tankless Water Heaters

If your current water heater is over eight years old, then it should be time for a new one. First, you’ll want to decide which type of water heater suits you: tank storage or tankless.

Here are some important facts that you should know about traditional storage water heaters:

  • With tank storage, water is kept and maintained at a warm temperature. When you turn on hot water anywhere in your home, it gets pulled directly from the tank, while cold water replaces it and gets heated again.
  • When purchasing, you must choose between gas or electric: this depends on the utility options in your home. Tank storage works the same whether you use gas or electric, but they have different benefits depending on your budget.
  • A tank heater must be the right size for your household: the larger the family, the larger the tank. Bob Larson Plumbing can help determine how much water you’ll need to stay hot during peak hours.
  • Once you’ve decided on the type and size of your new heater, it’s time for “out with the old, and in with the new.” We’ll haul away old heaters and install the new one in only a few hours. This can all be done with minimal disruption of your family’s routine.

Should I Change to a Tankless Water Heater?

If you're interested in replacing your old water heater with a new tankless water heater, you should reach out to our experienced plumbers to discuss whether or not it's right for you. We have decades of experience installing water heaters in homes and businesses in Tacoma and will help you determine the best course of action.

If you are interested in a tankless water heater, the following information will help you decide: 

  • Instead of storing and maintaining water, tankless systems simply heat water as you use it, saving money in utility costs. While they’re more to purchase and install, in the long run, they’ll save you money.
  • If you have a smaller home or household which uses less water, a tankless water heater may be right for you.
  • When installing a tankless unit, electrical renovations may need to be added in each room with a water fixture, such as the kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms.
  • After removing your old tank, plumbing and electrical installation for your new tankless heater could take a day or a little longer. We’ll schedule the project, so it works right with you, leaving minimal interruption with your family’s routine.

Call a Tacoma Water Heater Repair Expert Today

Whether you need a water heater for a newly built home or to replace an old, inefficient unit, Bob Larson Plumbing can help. Choosing the right water heater may prove to be difficult because of the number of options you have, but you can take comfort in knowing our expert plumbers are more than happy to help you make the best decision. Additionally, if we see that your current water heater can still be fixed, we tell you right away, so you can avoid unnecessary expenses.

For more information about water heater repair in Tacoma or to request an installation or tune-up, call us at (253) 780-0844!

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See Our Reviews For Yourself

  • Arrived on time, courteous, and replaced the cracked pipe with better material.

    “First time calling on this company... Needed repair on a cracked pipe running exterior of the house. Arrived on time, courteous, and replaced the cracked pipe with better material. I would call on them again.”

    Kyungmi K.

  • Both my wife and I were very pleased. I would hire them again without hesitation.

    “ Fantastic, friendly service, absolutely reasonably priced considering the difficulty of the job. ”

    Thomas F.

  • Very impressed with his professionalism and attention to great customer service.

    “Micah, the service technician/plumber, just left our home and we are very impressed with his professionalism and attention to great customer service. Our job was far from inexpensive, but he and his partner, John, had been here less than a week ago to service our tankless water heater that was 12 years old and suddenly quit giving us hot water. He had been here prior to that to diagnose the problem. To keep the story short, they spent over 2 hours here repairing the old heater and all seemed well...until the next night. Suddenly, hot water access was intermittent. This was on a Friday night, so my husband called on Saturday. Micah promptly returned his call and, after some discussion, we decided to purchase a new tankless water heater. We figured out a workaround to get by until the new one came in (2 days) and they just installed it today. While we were hoping to not have to replace the old heater, 12 years is quite a lot of time, so it wasn't a terrible shock. Even though Micah had spent quite a lot of time repairing the other one, he credited that whole invoice towards the purchase and install of our new heater, which turned what had been an unpleasant situation into a very pleasant experience. Thank you, Bob Larson Plumbing!”

    Dawn A.

  • They were honest, hard-working, and took extra time to answer all of my questions and explain everything to me.

    “Robert and DJ just completed a sizable plumbing job at my house yesterday. I am so thankful for their hard work and great service. I know that my house was more challenging than most but they took the time to do the job correctly and completely. Robert was so professional and took the time to educate me about the plumbing in my house as well as other things I was not aware were under the house. As a single female, I am always worried about getting ripped off or worried about having creeps in my house. At no time did I feel uncomfortable with these two gentlemen in my home. They were honest, hard-working, and took extra time to answer all of my questions and explain everything to me. I am so thrilled with the work that was done. I would recommend your company to any of my friends and family and will definitely be using your company for future projects.”

    Kate H.

  • I would definitely recommend them.

    “Very reputable company. I think I've called on them three times and on one occasion they didn't charge me for the service or for the call because I had had them out 2+ years prior and they felt that there was a chance they could have done the job better those years before so they covered the repair for me -- and I would have gladly paid them, so this was all on their initiative. I would definitely recommend them.”

    J.B.

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