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Water Heater Repair & Replacement Services

Gas, Electric, and Tankless Hot water heater services in Gallatin

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Water Heater Repair, Gallatin TN


Is Your Hot Water Heater on the Brink of Quitting or finally gave up? Don't worry, our Gallatin Tn plumbers can help.


Hot water is essential for our daily lives, from soothing showers to clean dishes and laundry. But what happens when your  water heater decides to take a break from heating water? Don't worry; we're here to help you understand why this happens, how long hot water heaters typically last, and what you can do about it.

Hot Water Heater Stopped Working? 

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Reasons why they stop working

Heating Element

The heating elements are expected to last about 10 to 15 years. If your hot water heater element is beyond that time. It could have gone bad.  We can fix it.

Sediment Build up

Imagine your hot water heater as a giant teapot. It heats and stores water for your use. Over time, minerals in the water, like calcium and magnesium, can settle at the bottom of the tank, forming a layer of sediment. This sediment acts like a barrier between the heating element and the water. As a result, your heater has to work harder to heat the water, and this can cause it to overheat and shut down. We may be able to flush the tank but in extreme cases a replacement may be necessary.

Age Matters


Hot water heaters are like any other appliance – they have a lifespan. Typically, they last around 10-15 years, depending on how well they're maintained. When they reach the end of their life, they become less efficient and can stop working altogether. So, if your water heater is reaching the double digits in age, it might be time to consider a replacement.


Rust and Corrosion


The inside of a hot water heater tank is always in contact with water. Over time, this constant exposure can lead to rust and corrosion. When the tank starts rusting, it weakens, making it prone to leaks. If you see water around your hot water heater, it's time to call in a professional. 


Malfunctioning Thermostat


A thermostat in your hot water heater controls the temperature of the water. If it's not working correctly, your water may be too hot or too cold. This is another problem that requires professional attention.

Leaking Pressure Relief Valve


A hot water heater has a pressure relief valve that's crucial for safety. It prevents the tank from building up too much pressure. If it's leaking, there could be a problem with the pressure, which should be addressed promptly.



Regular maintenance can significantly extend your water heater's life. Flushing the tank to remove sediment and checking for any issues can help it keep going strong.




If your hot water heater works hard every day, it might not last as long as one used less frequently.


Water Quality      


The quality of water in your area matters too. Water with high mineral content can lead to sediment buildup and reduce the lifespan of your heater.

Frequently Asked Questions

 What is the importance of a properly functioning hot water heater?


A functioning hot water heater is crucial for providing hot water for your daily activities, such as bathing, washing dishes, and doing laundry. It ensures comfort and convenience in your home, especially during cold weather.

How do I know if my hot water heater needs maintenance or repair?


Common signs that your hot water heater may need attention include:


- Insufficient hot water.

- Strange noises (popping, rumbling, or banging).

- Rust-colored or discolored water.

- Leaks or puddles around the heater.

- Inconsistent water temperature.

- A heater over 10 years old.

Can you tell me more about your service areas?


We proudly serve the following areas:


- Gallatin, TN

- Nashville, TN

- Goodlettsville, TN

- Hendersonville, TN

- Portland, TN


We have a team of experienced plumbers ready to assist you in these locations for all your hot water heater and plumbing needs.

What services do you offer related to hot water heaters?


Our services include:


- Hot water heater installation: Whether you're upgrading or replacing an old unit, our experts can install a new hot water heater to meet your needs.


- Hot water heater repair: We can diagnose and fix issues with your hot water heater to ensure it runs efficiently.


- Maintenance: Regular maintenance can extend the lifespan of your hot water heater. We offer scheduled maintenance services to keep it in top shape.


- Emergency services: If your hot water heater stops working at an inconvenient time, we provide emergency services to get you back to hot water as quickly as possible.

Contact our Gallatin TN hot water heater repair & Replacement Services Today!

Scott's Plumbing Repair
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