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Keep Hot Water on Hand with Water Heater Repair

You need a dependable water heater for daily tasks such as washing dishes, doing laundry and taking a shower. But if your water heater is malfunctioning, trying to get anything done can be a major inconvenience. At Freedom Heating & Cooling, we recognize how important it is to always have a working water heater, which is why we offer fast and reliable water heater repair in Birmingham.

Our team of skilled local plumbers is fully equipped to handle any issues you may be facing with your water heater. Regardless of how the problem started, we will work tirelessly until your water heater is up and running again. Our water heater repair services are available to homeowners in Birmingham. To arrange an appointment, get in touch with us at 205-444-4444.

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Signs of a Malfunctioning Water Heater



Almost everyone will deal with a leak in their plumbing at some point or another. What’s more, different parts of your water heater can spring a leak, especially as they age. If you notice water pooling around your water heater or dripping from the nearby piping, let us know! The severity of the problem can be partially recognized by where the leak formed.

For example, leaks near the top of the water heater mean the plumber should check the piping connections for signs of rust or any cracks. In many cases, these leaks can be resolved fairly easily. However, when the bottom of the water heater is leaking, it may be a more serious issue. Usually it’s because the tank has cracked open due to age or extensive corrosion. In these cases, the most cost-efficient option could be water heater installation instead.


Water Is Too Hot or Cold

Temperature issues can often be caused by sediment buildup, a faulty thermostat or if the water heater’s heating element has failed (only relates to electric models). For natural gas-powered water heaters, the problem might be a failed pilot light, which is sometimes only because the components are dirty. When you notice a sudden drop in your supply of hot water or if it’s taking longer than usual to heat up, call a Freedom Heating & Cooling plumbing technician.


Rust or Discoloration

The older your water heater is, the more susceptible it is to mineral and chemical buildup, causing internal components to rust. This rust can eventually lead to corrosion, which can impact other sections of your plumbing. Stained or discolored water is a sign that your water heater is in need of repair. Your expert plumber will perform a full inspection to decide the best course of action, even if that means replacing the water heater entirely.


Unpleasant Smell/Taste

Even small amounts of rust, chemicals, bacteria or sediment can affect the quality of your water. This can result in discoloration or produce an unpleasant taste or smell. Foul odors are sometimes traced back to a failing anode rod. Even if bad odors aren’t affecting the water heater itself, we’ll still do our best to find out what’s happened.

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Choose Freedom Heating & Cooling for Your Water Heater Repair Needs

At Freedom Heating & Cooling, we go above and beyond to offer exceptional water heater repair services to homeowners in Birmingham. Your plumber will have years of experience and will determine what’s happened to your water heater. We use state-of-the-art equipment and proven techniques to ensure that your water heater is repaired properly and quickly.

Our dedication to customer service is resolute. We understand that a malfunctioning water heater can be frustrating and inconvenient, which is why our repair service is quick, yet thorough. To schedule your repair appointment, call 205-444-4444 today!

Save Even More with Special Offers

A complete sense of comfort shouldn’t be out of anyone’s budget. Freedom Heating & Cooling lightens the load with seasonal promotions, discounts and other special offers. These offers help lower costs for key services, new equipment or whatever else you need for your comfort and peace of mind. Check out our current offers for more details on how to save.

Committed to Comfort from the Very Start

While a long history of service is impressive, nothing is more important to customer satisfaction than a dedication to total comfort. Freedom Heating & Cooling considers your peace of mind our top priority, and that hasn’t changed since we first opened our doors. Learn more about our history, and how our communities support us just as much as we support you.