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Who Should I Call to Fix My Water Heater?

November 30, 2016

So you’re having some water heater issues. But you’re hesitant to pick up the phone because you’re not sure who to call: a plumber, electrician or HVAC tech.

So what’s the answer?

Well, it depends on the issue. But for the most part, you should call a licensed plumber for all hot water heater problems.

Now, let’s look at some specific problems that might require another professional.

Live in the Denver area and need help fast but not sure who’s best for the job? Just call and ask us. (We have both plumbers and electricians.)

When to call a plumber vs. an electrician for water heater issues

In Denver, any plumber who is licensed by the Colorado Plumbing Board and the City and County of Denver can handle almost all water heater problems.

Why? Well, they’re specifically trained in all aspects of a water heater (including electrical wiring, piping, heating elements, anode rods, gas lines, etc.).

But, if your water heater issue points to a larger problem within your home’s electrical system, you should call an electrician

Some problems that may require an electrician include:

  • A water heater that keeps tripping the circuit breaker
  • Blown or overheating water heater fuse box
  • Loose wiring in water heater system (this often causes your water heater reset button to trip)

Have another water heater problem? Then you’ll need to call a plumber.

A list of the most common water heater problems that require a plumber include:

  • Strange noises coming from your water heater
  • Rusty water coming from water heater
  • Low hot water pressure
  • No hot water
  • Water heater is leaking
  • Pilot light won’t stay lit (for gas heaters)

Need a plumber or electrician fast?

If you live in the Denver area, we’re just a call away.

Contact us with your water heater problems and we’ll send over one of our licensed plumbers or electricians as soon as possible.

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