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:
Brandon - Dayton, OH
The two people that came out provided quality service. I also appreciated the conversation with the two during the work. Based off of the two that came out I will definitely have Spartan come back out the next time I have a plumbing issue.
Great Service & Price
Shelley - Dayton, OH
Very nice and professional
Great service, very thorough and very personable
Jack - Washington Township, OH
Andrew gave us the best and worst case scenario so there wouldn’t be any surprises. He did the job in a very timely manner.
Becky - Franklin, OH
Highly Recommend! Michael and the team did a great job! Spartan Plumbing is Amazing! Every time we use them they provide Quick, Accurate Service!!
Virgil - Dayton, OH
Mike was very knowledgeable and was a pleasure to work with.
Chris - Waynesville, OH
Suzanne - Xenia, OH
Matt was so helpful and was very knowledgeable!
Matt was great. Knowledgeable, friendly, couterous.
Suzanne - Dayton, OH
I will come back for that kind of service.
Carol - Dayton, OH
Bradon and Bryan were the Best. Very knowledgeable and personable. They worked quickly and knew exactly what needed to be done. Everything looks and works great and they left everything clean. I will definitely be recommending Spartan to all my friends.
Earned a return customer for life
Josh - Fairborn, OH
Mike was incredible, extremely straight forward, worked quick and clearly explained my options!
Tricia - Dayton, OH
Matt came out to our house and took the time to do a thorough job. He was professional, friendly, and completed the job in a timely manner. We will be calling Spartan again for our future plumbing needs.
Holly - Franklin, OH
I had nothing but a positive experience from the receptionist to the service tech. Extremely professional & couteous.
Above and beyond 10/10
Cj - Dayton, OH
Toby was professional, personable, kind, and extremely helpful. He went out of his way to explain to us some plumbing basics for our new home. His approach to service was a breath of fresh air.
garbage disposal install
Vern - Dayton, OH
Andrew was very professional and helpful. He took the time to explain what he was going to do. Would recommend this company..
James - Dayton, OH
Tech Jamie arrived to customer house do to broken hose bib. Customer had the broken bib out already. Customer informed Jamie that he agreed to the work being done for 600.00 with Spartan Plumbing Management. Jamie installed a model 17 hose bib and shut off valve. Jamie called management they agreed to the ball valve. The city of Franklin had the water turned off told customer that Spartan Plumbing Tech was able to turn back on did so. Turned on main water line in house to test work that was done. Hose bib is working as need no leaks or breaks (1 YEAR WARRANTY ON PARTS AND LABOR)
Installed new Mansfield toilet handle. Tech removed the old broken handle and installed the new one. Tested afterwards. Toilet flushed properly.
Upon arrival tech was told the kitchen and laundry line would back up and have draining issues. Customers also stated that one of their toilets was now gurgling. The house is on a septic and has an outdoor cleanout. The septic lid was opened and the tank looks great. The outside cleanout was opened and had no standing water. Tech had customers flush both toilets. One drained, the other did not. Tech was then taken to the crawl space. The laundry and kitchen lines are the furthest away from the septic, they then tie into toilet that would not drain, then the second toilet, then exit the home to the septic. Improper fall and bellies were discovered in multiple places of the drain lines as well as improper connections. Multiple options were giving to snake the main and the kitchen line. Customer chose to do the main line. Customer also pulled the toilet himself. Technician cabled out 50 feet and tested afterwards by running water from the braided water supply line down through the toilet
Tech installed new waste drain and overflow in upstairs bathtub. Tech also replaced downstairs laundry tub p-trap. Tech ran cable machine through drain. Drain is draining as should. 1 year warranty on drain replacements. No warranty on drain cleaning.
Call out to lock 27 brewery with a smell of gas coming from water heater area after conducting combustion Analyzation test determined there is not a gas leak prison with this current water heater but there is carbon monoxide not venting properly from the combustion chamber of the water heater this is in part due to air not drafting correctly and being negatively pulled from outside into the building. After shutting off cooktop vent hood determined that water heater draft was drafting as it should and combustion levels around unit are normal. Did notice the Noritz tankless water heater located on Wall has the cold water inlet shut off to unit only allowing the tank style water heater to be used. This issue needs to be resolved because of carbon monoxide safety. Recommend air balance company to help balance Air within the building allowing for Mechanical equipment to operate as normal. Contacted local supplier for pricing on a commercial tankless water heater or residential tankless wate
Techs Jamie and Mike arrived to customers house for a backed up shower. Jamie observe your situation Seen it the shower was backing up early very quickly gave two options customer went with a K 40 option ran snake 20 feet into the stack line is now open tested 3 times customer she was satisfied. From the tub to where to clog was is all PVC from there to stack is galvanized pipe told customer Spartan Plumbing can send a estimate to get it replaced with PVC. The galvanized pipe is approximately 5 feet in length. (3 MONTH WARRANTY ON TUB DRAIN ONLY)
Spartan Shield Member also Retired Air Force Vet Techs Jamie and Mike arrived to customers house for seized hose bib. Hose bib was not able to be turned on by either Techs. Gave the customer four options they went we option D model 17 Hose Bib with no shut off valve. Cut out old Hose Bib out replaced with new one tested no leaks or breaks (1 YEAR WARRANTY ON PARTS AND LABOR)
Heider family contact Sparks plumbing regarding issue with small leak above water heater leaking onto Black iron gas line causing rust. Evaluated leak and determined repairing section of pipe was necessary to keep water heater online and client happy. Mr and Mrs heider are currently out of town and contacted via phone for confirmation of work to be performed today after presenting option allowed me to move forward and make necessary repairs from hot side of water heater to existing three-quarter inch waterline located in basement reconnected and remove bad section of piping. Water was shut off at multiturn shut off valve located in basement and system was drain down via utility sink. Once completed removed most of the air out of the system while pressurizing system check for leaks none found out todays service.
Tech Jamie and Mike arrived to customers house for toilet not flushing customer stated child may have flushed a toy. Gave customer options three options to get the toilet operational customer went with toilet auger. Jamie used toilet auger 3 times and then filled a 5 gallon bucket and put it down toilet took all the water and flushed as it should, flushed toilet normally 3 times worked at needed asked customer to take a look Sarah stated “ That is the way it worked before” no leaks or breaks
The voeberg Family contacted Spartan plumbing in regards to toilet leaking off master bathroom. Visual inspection found leaky toilet tank and every time unit is flushed water from base of toilet. Provided client three options to pull toilet to allow for further evaluation of toilet flange all pricing includes toilet fill and repair as worst case scenario and is subject to change if toilet flange is in good condition. Homeowner son was present during today’s evaluation and made phone calls to the family while on site for approval. Mother approved option C which was removed and reset toilet with toilet flange repair. Existing toilet flange was in poor condition and was installed by family three years prior cast-iron flange was compromised and needed PVC insert to be installed tap con flange to concrete floor along with Allen wrench expansion ring within toilet flange tightened. New wax ring and toilet bolts were included with today’s service along with new stainless steel reinforced flex