We often forget about our hardworking water heaters—until we get surprised by icy water after turning on the shower! But cold showers aren’t the only problem. Broken water heaters also affect the efficiency of your washing machines and dishwashers.
If your water is not as hot as it used to be, or if you’re not getting any hot water at all, give us a call to have the problem checked out. We will diagnose the issue and explain your options for water heater repair or replacement. You’ll have the hot water you need in no time!
“Why is My Water Only Lukewarm?” and Other Problems
Many of the water heater problems we respond to involve inadequate water temperatures. Whether lukewarm or too hot, a change in water temperature signals a faulty element in your water heater.
If the hot water coming out is scalding, you likely have a malfunctioning thermostat or T&P valve.
If your water is only lukewarm or not hot at all, there are several scenarios at play. The pilot light could be failing to stay lit (in gas units), the drip tube may be broken, the heating element may need replacement, or sediment buildup in the tank might be interfering with the burner.
Other common water heater problems we handle include:
Contact us to have your particular water heater issue diagnosed and resolved. We provide honest recommendations and in some cases even fix problems created by other contractors.
Signs Your Water Heater Needs to Be Replaced
Not all water heater problems require a full system replacement. Our team will carry out repairs when possible to keep costs reasonable for you. If your water heater is still within the warranty period, a repair is often the most cost-effective option.
But when does replacement become necessary? Consider these warning signs:
The above scenarios point to failing water heaters. Corroded tanks are often the main culprit. If the tank has started to rust from the inside, it can suddenly burst and send water flooding through your home. Avoid emergencies by calling our water heater experts for help before any more problems occur. We’ll confirm whether or not your unit needs to be replaced.
Authorized dealer of trusted brands: Spartan Plumbing is an authorized dealer of A.O. Smith, Bradford White, and Rheem. We will go over your options and help you select the product that will work best for your home. Whether it’s gas or electric, tank or tankless, we install all types of water heaters to meet your needs.
Reliable Plumbers Near You
Spartan Plumbing not only serves Dayton—our service area covers a wide range throughout southwestern Ohio. Many of our customers call us from Greene, Montgomery, and Warren Counties.
Some of the cities and communities we serve:
Jeremy - Dayton, OH
Toby came out to our property in Beavercreek. He was professional and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions.
Patricia - Carlisle, OH
Tony was great!!
Expensive bad service
Kathrine - Dayton, OH
Overpriced and he broke my water heater. I asked for the water heater to be drained as preventative maintenance but now I have no hot water. Now I have to find a new plumber to come fix his mistake.
Dan - Franklin, OH
I called on Thursday afternoon and they came out later that day. Ben and Michael are very polite and respectful. They quickly assessed the problem and gave me three scenarios. They found the problem and replaced the broken part. They cleaned up the area where they had been working and left everything just as clean as it was before they arrived. I definitely recommend Spartan Plumbing for any of your plumbing needs.
Great, prompt service!
C.J. - Dayton, OH
Called to inspect an old sump pump. Came out the next day, replaced the pump, in and out in an hour. Awesome service!
Amica - Dayton, OH
Toby was very professional. He did everything within his power to make me feel comfortable as a customer; he had his slip-on for his shoes to enter the home. Most important, he wore his mask the whole time he showed up, ready for the job. He stayed with me all day and explained every aspect of the project. I wish him the best in his plumbing career. He is the type of employee you want on your team. From the heart of a satisfied customer
Quality Customer Service
Devin - Dayton, OH
We had them out and they started a fix in our main drain. That led them to a deeper problem with a broken underground drain. They got us scheduled asap and began the work of digging up our yard and replacing the main line. After the work was done, a day later, another issue was discovered further down the pipe and they did everything they could to rectify it as fast as they could with no extra charge even though it took almost another full day to do so. The experience was great and taking care of the customer was their top priority. The general manager even came out to oversee the work.
Trish - Carlisle, OH
Toby was polite and left everything clean when he was done! Did a fantastic job!
Great and quick service
Nicole - Bellbrook, OH
Shelly - Dayton, OH
Deanna - Bellbrook, OH
I thought he was great. Thank you
Professional and courteous
Jessica - Dayton, OH
$359.00 to unplug kitchen sink
Daniel - Dayton, OH
A job well done
Sandra - West Carrollton, OH
On time professional knowledgeable courteous will never use another company Very pleased with service
Bonnie - Centerville, OH
Replaced my garbage disposal. Great job, informative, clean, fast. My new plumber!!
Tightened supply line on laundry tub, Not a call back.
Cut out the copper from from the drain and install new pvc piping under the copper cleanout. Install new drain tee for the kitchen sink. Will bring system up to code by having one trap on the system. Will allow for better flow of the drain. Includes all new pvc and new connections. Does not include any new piping underneath the slab. 1 year warranty on repair. Install all new shutoff valves for the 4 fixtures under the sink. Includes 4 new quarter turn valves and piping. 1 year warranty. Install new pvc trap for the bathtub. Includes new adapters and connections. Does not include any new fittings for the waste and overflow. 1 year warranty on trap only. Cut section of the wall out and install 2 new quarter turn hot and cold shutoff valves for the washer box. Does not include drywall repair. Includes new copper connections behind the wall. 1 year warranty on repair. Does not include washer hoses for the washer. Will be sending estimates for prv install due to 80 psi. Found leak coming f
Ran auger through clean out for laundry tub and basement to clear obstruction brought back small amount of roots filled tub four times and drained to ensure drain was open. Recommend customer purchase some root-x and follow instructions provided to treat sewer system for roots.
Replaced 40 gallon water heater in Kettering Ohio. 6 year warranty parts and labor.
Floor drain is backing up in basement. No water standing. Ran plenty water through with no backup. Ran cable through pipe and pulled back roots. Ran camera and observed a few sections where roots were coming through. One major section at the end of the driveway. Recommend replacing section. This would involve jackhammering the driveway to dig and replace.
Ran auger through main sewer and stack in basement to clear root obstruction.
Drain clean, camera, When toilet was flushed it would backup into shower. Toilet has already be removed however, unable to access the shower from that point due to a tee fitting. Ran cable through outside vent. Temporarily restored flow. Ran camera inspection and found a small belly in the pipe along with scale buildup. If problem persists, recommend installing cleanout where pipe leaves home at rear of the house. No warranty on drain clean.
This price is to replace sewer stack in the basement. Jack hammer floor in basement around sewer stack, remove concrete, cut drain line under ground, cut drain below 45 in basement, install mission bands, and tie drain lines together. This price includes concrete after pipe is installed and a cleanout. This price is up to 10 ft of pipe replacement. Drywall may have to be removed upstairs if cast iron breaks or cracks. Install new Frost Free Model 17 outside faucet in an accessible location. Includes outside faucet and connections. Model 17 is a Frost-Free design that is designed to have the hoses removed in freezing weather. Does not include drywall patch or access panel. 1 year parts and labor warranty. Replace utility faucet. This price is to shutoff main water, remove old utility faucet, install new utility faucet, reconnect water lines, turn on water and make sure everything is functioning properly.
Customer is having issues with galvanized piping ran through house. Would like a quote to repipe without jackhammering up water lines in ground.
Quoted Replacement of front and rear hose bibs.