Water Heater

Repair, Installation, & Maintenance




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Let’s face it – no one likes a cold shower, especially in the middle of a frigid Chicago winter. Regular water heater repair and maintenance is the secret to an uninterrupted hot water supply. Like your car needs a routine oil change, your water heater also needs consistent care.

Some common water heater problems include:

  • No Hot Water: This is one of the most common issues due to a malfunctioning heating element (electric water heaters), a faulty thermocouple or gas valve (gas water heaters), or tripped circuit breaker.
  • Inadequate Hot Water: If you’re not getting enough hot water, it might be due to an undersized water heater, sediment buildup in the tank reducing its capacity, or a malfunctioning thermostat.
  • Leaking: Leaks can occur from various parts of the water heater, such as the pressure relief valve, inlet/outlet connections, or the tank itself. Leaks can lead to water damage and should be addressed promptly.
  • Pressure Relief Valve Issues: The pressure relief valve is a safety feature that releases excess pressure from the tank to prevent explosions. It should be immediately replaced if it’s leaking or not functioning correctly.
  • Aquastat Problems: Malfunctioning aquastats can result in incorrect water temperatures. This can lead to scalding or lukewarm water when expecting it to be hot.
  • Pilot Light Issues: Gas water heaters have a pilot light that ignites the burner. If the pilot light won’t stay lit or goes out frequently, it could be due to a faulty thermocouple or gas valve.
  • Old Age: Water heaters have a limited lifespan. If your unit is nearing or past its expected lifespan (typically around 8-12 years), it’s more prone to developing problems and may need replacement soon.

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it might be time to consult a Williams Stoker technician to diagnose and address the problem. Regular maintenance prevents many of these issues.

Water Heater Repair

Water heater repair is a specialized task that addresses common issues affecting the performance and functionality of water heaters.

Professionals skilled in diagnosing and resolving problems like leaks, inadequate hot water, faulty thermostats, and malfunctioning heating elements play a crucial role in restoring the appliance’s efficiency. Our repair technicians assess the system’s components, identify the root cause of the problem, and apply appropriate solutions, which may include replacing damaged parts, cleaning out sediment buildup, or recalibrating settings. Regular maintenance and timely repairs extend the water heater’s lifespan and ensure its safe operation, providing a consistent hot water supply while minimizing energy consumption and potential safety risks.


Water Heater Maintenance

Water heater maintenance is essential to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of this crucial household appliance. Regular upkeep involves several key steps, such as flushing the tank to remove the sediment buildup, checking and replacing the anode rod to prevent corrosion, testing the pressure relief valve for proper operation, and inspecting all connections for leaks or potential issues. Additionally, maintaining an appropriate temperature setting can help save energy and prevent scalding accidents. Seeking professional assistance for more complex tasks ensures that the water heater continues to operate safely and efficiently, providing reliable hot water for everyday needs. By adhering to a routine maintenance schedule, homeowners can minimize the risk of unexpected breakdowns, extend the appliance’s lifespan, and promote both cost savings and peace of mind.

Leave It To Professionals At Williams Stoker & Heating, Co.

Water heater servicing is best left to our trained professionals due to the potential dangers and complexities involved. While it might be tempting to tackle the issue yourself, here are some reasons why DIY repair, maintenance, and installation are not advisable:

Safety Risks: Water heaters involve electricity or gas, which can be hazardous if mishandled, risking fires, explosions, or electrocution.

Complex Components: Water heaters have intricate systems that require specific knowledge for proper diagnosis and repair.

Voiding Warranty: DIY repairs, maintenance, and installation can void warranties, leaving you responsible for future problems.

Improper Tools: Specialized tools are needed for accurate repairs, which DIYers might not have.

Gas Lines and Ventilation: Working with gas lines and ventilation systems requires expertise to prevent leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Inadequate Repairs: Incorrect repairs might temporarily fix the issue but lead to more significant problems later.

Time and Frustration: DIY servicing can take longer, causing inconvenience and frustration.

For your safety and the optimal functioning of your water heater, consult a Williams Stoker licensed technician for any water heater-related issues.

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Why Choose Williams Stoker Heating

Why Choose Williams Stoker & Heating Co. for Water Heater Repair and Maintenance in Chicago?

At Williams Stoker & Heating Co., we have the expertise, experience, reputation, and credentials that make us your perfect choice for water heater services.
  • Fast response time: We understand the urgency of water heater issues and respond promptly.
  • Quality workmanship: Our experienced technicians ensure top-notch quality in all our services.
  • Customer satisfaction: We value your time and strive to complete installations promptly, minimizing any inconvenience to you.
We service a wide range of water heaters – from gas to electric to tankless – and numerous brands, catering to all your water heater needs under one roof. Given the technicalities and risks involved, these tasks should be left to Williams Stoker & Heating Co. professionals for safe and correct execution. Ready to get your water heater running at peak performance? Contact us today at 773-549-7997 to book an appointment or request a quote!