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Water Heater Repair Services

Servicing Minneapolis-St. Paul & Surrounding Areas

Water heaters are one of the most forgotten appliances in your home—that is until something goes wrong. You depend on your water heater for daily tasks, including cleaning, cooking, and showering. Turn to Genz-Ryan Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical the next time you need water heater repair. Our prompt, professional, and courteous team will restore hot water to your home in no time.

Genz-Ryan is an industry leader in plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and indoor air quality. We have been recognized as real innovators, and we’re often among the first to master new services and products, including ultra-energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.

Contact our water heater repair company at (612) 223-6158 or contact us online. We proudly serve the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

Our Water Heater Repair Services

If your water heater requires immediate attention, don’t wait until regular business hours to contact us. We are a leading emergency plumber in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Our professional plumbers are available to take your call 24 hours a day.

We can do repairs on any kind of water heater, and our experienced plumbers can repair traditional and tankless water heaters. We have extensive training, and we operate under leading master plumbers to ensure a job well done.

Contact the Water Heater Repair Experts in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Don’t suffer without hot water any longer than necessary. Call Genz-Ryan Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical for quality service you can count on! We have years of experience and pursue yearly ongoing training, so we’re always up to date on industry trends. We always do good work for our customers, and that includes staying informed of the latest tools and techniques so we can deliver a job well done every time.

Need water heater repair services now? Call (612) 223-6158 or contact us online today!

Water Heater Repair FAQs

How long should my water heater last?

Traditional storage water heaters typically last 10 years. Tankless water heaters may continue working for up to two decades.

What are the signs I should repair my water heater?

Some of the most common water heater problems include no hot water, leaks, discolored or smelly water, strange noises, and power issues.

What color should the burner flame be?

The flame should glow steady and blue. If it flickers or looks yellowish-orange, you could have a carbon monoxide leak. Turn off the water heater and call us right away!

Do tankless water heaters need fewer repairs?

Tankless water heaters generally end up needing less professional attention over their total life span, because they don’t have to hold large amounts of water and don’t run heating components nonstop. Any time you’re heating something, you’re going to have some amount of wear and tear, so it shouldn’t be surprising that storage tank water heaters, like furnaces, end up taking quite a beating compared to some other appliances.

Should I repair or replace my water heater?

It depends on a number of different factors. If your repair is expensive enough, replacement might be the only reasonable option. If your unit is old enough, you’ll probably save money by upgrading instead, because you’ll have more repairs in the future, your efficiency won’t be as good, etc. Finally, you might upgrade instead of repairing if you want to change what sort of water heater you have, increase size, or otherwise improve or change the features you have.

What can I do to avoid problems with my water heater?

Many repairs can be avoided entirely by keeping up with your regular maintenance. That means professional attention once a year for most storage tank units and might mean more attention from you or your plumber if you have hard water with no effective softening solution in place.

Can I repair my water heater by myself?

There may be a few minor user-serviceable components on your water heater, but for the most part, you’ll find it easier and more reliable to leave it to a professional. After all, you’re dealing with two or three components that could cause big trouble if something went wrong: large amounts of water, electricity, and potentially gas/fire. Any one of these can create a lot of damage if something goes awry, so think carefully before you commit to DIY if you don’t have working knowledge of water heaters.

Does hard water really damage water heaters that much?

Hard water without proper maintenance can do quite a lot of damage to anything it passes through by leaving deposits of calcium and magnesium where it doesn’t belong. Most cities in the state have water that ranges from hard to very hard, so this can be something to worry about in many areas—but those of you getting water from the Minneapolis municipal water supply won’t, thanks to the work of our city water softening plant.

Proudly Serving The Twin Cities!