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:
So very nice and so professional and trustworthy 😊
Shelley - Dayton, OH 45432
Tim - Springboro, OH 45066
Customer service was very professional. Nick my serviceman was nice and respectful. always wore his booties. Glad to be a customer of spartan
Stopped up tub
Earl - Fairborn, OH 45324
The technician was amazing very professional and explained everything in detail. Top notch would definitely recommend!!!!
Jeff - Springboro, OH 45066
Nick worked from early morning to after 4:00 without taking a break.
Michael - Dayton, OH 45458
Andrew is great. He always makes sure everything is working properly and explains thing clearly. Excellent plumber!
Performed a great service, in good time, ontime
Stephen - Dayton, OH 45429
Great guy very knowledgeable needs raise
Ron - Fairborn, OH 45324
Hot water heater replacement
Kenny - Englewood, OH 45322
Came right out. Job done properly.
Finaly a competent plumber
Jacob - Springboro, OH 45066
Showed up as appointed and did a large job same day. Troubleshooting, replacement of defective components and an 80% redesign of my water cabinet. Will use again for my RO water install for my fish.
Professional and Courteous Service!
David - Franklin, OH 45005
Our 31 year old house’s sewer line broke in 2 spots at the worst possible locations: 3’ underground beneath a concrete patio and in the house’s foundation. After contacting Spartan Plumbing, Braden came the very next day and diagnosed the problem. In just 1 day, the patio was excavated and the sewer line was repaired. Nate and Taylor did an outstanding job making the repairs. Special thanks to Josh for his expertise running the mini-excavator and Bobcat. For a young business, Spartan Plumbing is on the cutting edge technologically and I highly recommend them!
Kenny - Englewood, OH 45322
Susan - Franklin, OH 45005
Jamie, the plumber, was absolutely awesome! Very helpful and professional.
David - Carlisle, OH 45005
Matt does great work. Explains what's going on & answers all questions
David - Carlisle, OH 45005
Jamie did w great job gave us three quotes and helped us figure out the best for us and our plumbing situation
Christina - Mason, OH 45040
Jamie was a wonderful person, very professional did a great job. Will 100 percent use your company again and request Jamie
Upon arrival Tim told Nick of a issue with the check valve for the waterbackup pump. Nick seen that the check valve had a pin hole in it possibly due to age and hard ground water. Nick noticed the main sump was covered in calcium from ground water and did a test on the coil windings and found that the pump was very weak also the check valve for the main pump was older and the stainless steel bands are rusty to the point they could fail. Nick also noticed the pressure reducing valve had water leaking from the adjuster screw and even though the valve was working properly it is still recommended to be replaced due to its age and the leak Nick presented multiple options And Tim went with option A1. Also at customers request with this option he ask if we could change a delta cartrige in master bed bath onleft sink hot side. Nick Removed and replaced main sump pump with new check valve on main pump and the leaking check valve on hydro pump also prv and dual check valve Swapped out delta car
Alex was called out to do an annual inspection for bilal, On arrival both bathrooms, the water heater, laundry room, and kitchen we’re all inspected. It was found that the only thing of concern inside of the house is a shut off valve under the sink that has the handle broken off of it. Besides that, everything looks healthy and in great shape !
Shelley recently had McAfee heating and air out to replace her furnace and AC unit McAfee disconnected her old humidifier and recommended a plumbing company to come out to remove valve from plumbing system she contacted a Spartan Plumbing and wanted us to remove this valve from her system in addition we evaluated her plumbing system in basement and found couple items that’s concerning and recommend replacement. Shelley Has used Spartan plumbing before and says she will continue to use us in the future. Kyle and Andrew recommended replacement of the main water shut off valve and installation of a pressure reducing valve along with new thermal expansion tank to safely regulate homes plumbing system at a safe working level Shelley decided to move forward with valve replacement only today. Kyle and Andrew identified where water meter is in front yard and with shovel removed overgrown grass in order for us to document its location in case there is an emergency in the future.
Alex was called out due to a suspicion of a pipe leak in the upstairs bathroom, upon arrival it was found that the bathroom under the upstairs bathroom had water damage in the ceiling. Price was quoted out to cut into the drywall and was agreed-upon. Once cut into the drywall it was found that nothing was visibly leaking after 5 to 10 minutes of running the bathtub and sink upstairs. It was noticed that the bath tub waste and overflow was aged and could’ve been the culprit for the leak, but nothing was leaking at the time. A price was quoted out to Alan to replace the tub waste and overflow. When given pricing Alan decided to pass on work today and keep an eye on the hole in the drywall where the watermarks were to see if anything leaks in the coming days.
- Warranty the current tank for you by the manufacture. - We will have to process warranty with State in person. We will handle all warranty info directly. - We will make the necessary upgrade to the tank venting to prevent condensation from destroying the blower motor. - Mount the expansion tank properly to about the plastic pipe for the home. This will prevent the pipe from pulling out and breaking overtime. The current plastic pipe for the water heater seems to be separating but not leaking. This will include a new expansion tank. - We will provide a 1 year warranty on our install that is transferable to the new home owners. We will not cover anything happening to the tank itself. - Install a new outside faucet for the backyard. - Have no worries for the summer coming up. - 1 Year warranty on our install. Kyle z I removed one old state water heater that was under warranty an installed a replacement under the warranty then mounted the expansion tank on the wall then cut
Alex was called out due to a suspicion of a drain pipe leak, upon arrival it was found that there is wet spots in the wall of the bathroom. A diagnostic fee was quoted out to Cut into the drywall and find where the leak is. When cuts were made, it was found that there was a pinhole leak in the 3 inch PVC in the wall. After, a quote was given out to replace the section of 3 inch with brand new 3 inch to ensure no leaks of any sort. When prices were given out Jeremy opted to try to see if he could fix the leak himself. The quotes will be sent out to Jeremy‘s email just in case he is not able to fix it.
Technician Mike responded to a call concerning a tankless water heater not providing hot water. Upon arrival Mike met Srinivas who directed him to the back of the kitchen where the existing Noritz tankless water heater is. First looking at the unit you can see the digital panel flashing error code 51 indicates a problem with the gas solenoid. Mike then presented an extended diagnosis option to Srinivas to contact tech support and evaluate the system. He agreed. Mike then contacted Noritz tech support. They had Mike remove the front plate of the unit, and the metal plate in front of the manifold. They then had Mike run through a series of numbers on the digital panel. Mike also sent multiple pictures to them as well. Noritz said there is less than a year left of the warranty and they will be shipping repair parts to the restaurant. The repair parts consist of the heat exchanger, thermal fuse, manifold, burner, ignition rods, and igniter. Mike then put both plates back on the unit an
Return to address issue with installed water conditioning system Britney stated at 10 PM she noticed brine tank halfway filled with water and was concerned made phone calls to our office to have one of our technicians come out upon arrival found brine tank empty scrolled through water softening settings and contacted tech-support line they confirmed that this unit will fill up the brine tank four hours before regeneration at 2 AM to allow for saturation of Brine water. Verified no error codes on unit with tech-support all is working as it should and replenished brine tank with two bags of owner supplied salt Britney was concerned about water test results and assured her they were in process and should be back by sometime next week.