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Whether your existing heater is on its last leg or it’s already started leaking, Suncoast Plumbing can help. Read on to learn what to look for as well as what you can do to minimize damage. If the meantime, click to call for a free estimate.

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Mike did a great job throughout the process of us adding a tankless water heater. I definitely recommend contacting Suncoast Plumbing if you’re interested in going tankless or any plumbing work.
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Water Heater Services

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Water Heater Troubles? We Can Help!

Are you having water heater troubles? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

At Suncoast Plumbing, we can help you assess the life of your water heater and make an informed decision about whether to repair or replace it. We have years of experience troubleshooting and replacing water heaters, and we can offer you the most affordable pricing in the area.

Here are some of the signs that it might be time to replace your water heater:

  • Your water heater is more than 10 years old.
  • Your water heater is leaking.
  • Your water heater is not heating water as quickly as it used to.
  • Your water heater is making strange noises.

If you’re experiencing any of these signs, it’s time to call Suncoast Plumbing for a free consultation. We’ll assess the condition of your water heater and recommend the best course of action for you.

We also offer tankless water heaters, which are a great option for homes with multiple bathrooms or high hot water demand. Tankless water heaters provide unlimited hot water, so you’ll never have to worry about running out again.

Call Suncoast Plumbing today for a free consultation and to learn more about our water heater services. We’ll help you get your hot water back up and running in no time!


How do I know whether to repair or replace my hot water heater?

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Whether or not it is worth repairing a hot water heater depends on a number of factors, including the age of the water heater, the extent of the damage, and the cost of repair. If the water heater is more than 10 years old, it may be more cost-effective to replace it rather than repair it.

Common repairable items:

  • Replacing the heating element: This is the most common repair for electric water heaters.
  • Replacing the thermostat: If the thermostat is malfunctioning, the water might be too hot or too cold.
  • Repairing a leak: If the water heater is leaking, it is important to have the leak repaired as soon as possible to prevent water damage.

Here are some tips for deciding whether to repair or replace your hot water heater: 

  • Consider the age of the water heater. If the water heater is more than 10 years old, it may be more cost-effective to replace it rather than repair it.

  • Consider the extent of the damage. If the damage is minor, such as a leaky valve, it may be worth repairing the water heater. However, if the damage is more severe, such as a ruptured tank, it is likely more cost-effective to replace the water heater.

If you are unsure whether or not to repair your hot water heater, it is always best to consult with a licensed plumber like Suncoast Plumbing. We can assess the situation and give you an estimate for the repair.

Tankless Water Heater Services

Why should I consider converting to a tankless water heater?

Converting to a tankless heater results in savings, efficiency, and continual hot water. As the manufacturers state, ” You’ll never run out of hot water again.”

According to This Old House, a tankless water heater “generates hot water only when you need it—and for as long as you need it—saving 27 to 50 percent of fuel costs over tank-type heaters. (A typical gas-fired tank wastes 40 to 50 percent of the fuel it burns.)

And because there’s no tank to fail, there’s almost no chance of a catastrophic leak. What’s more, since their introduction in the United States in the 1990s, tankless heaters have become increasingly sophisticated, with features like built-in recirculating pumps (for “instant” hot water), and wireless connectivity that tells you via smartphone exactly when a unit needs maintenance.

We are certified with the leading manufacturers to install and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. We will give you the most affordable pricing on converting or replacing in today’s market.

What are the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater?

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Tankless water heaters are the most popular items for heating the water in your home. Here’s what you need to know about them:

No Wasted Heating

Tankless water heaters only heat water when you need it, so water is not standing in a 30 – 50 gallon tank needing to be heated at about 120 F degrees continuously.

95% Efficient = Money Saved

They are energy efficient.  Traditional tank water heaters run at about 65% efficiency at best.  Tankless water heaters run at about 95% efficiency, saving you money on your electric and gas bill. Because the water is heated as it is drawn to your faucet or tap, you never run out of hot water.

Tankless Water Heaters Take Up Minimal Space

Tankless water heaters take up about one fifth the amount of space a traditional water heater takes up. You can even tuck it away inside a standard upper cabinet.

Minimize the Chance of Water Damage

Finally, the chances of having water damage with a tankless water heater are minimal.  If you have valuables and heirlooms in your home that are in danger from water damage, tankless might be better for you. Expensive rugs, antique furniture, special floors, etc., all need to be protected.  If your water heater is in the attic, ceiling damage and multi-floor damage is a risk.  If you have a traditional water heater, make sure you check it yourself or have a regular maintenance call scheduled to keep it running at top capacity.

How are Tankless Water Heaters Maintained?

Like any water heater, tankless water heaters need to be maintained to maximize their lifespan.  Ask us about your manufacturer’s annual maintenance and flushing recommendations.

Tankless Water Heater Summary

  • Efficiency (you don’t have to pay to constantly keep a tank full of water hot)
  • Longer lifespan
  • Saves space
  • Tankless heaters typically offer longer warranties
  • Tankless gives you peace of mind when you go away.  No worries about standing water when you return.

Click the button to call Suncoast Plumbing now for a free estimate in all areas including and surrounding Summerville and Charleston. We’ll give you tips on how to get your tankless water heater cheaper.

Suncoast Plumbing: Your #1 Plumber Serving Charleston, Summerville, and Beyond

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Why choose Suncoast Plumbing? 🏆

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  • offer a wide range of services and can handle any plumbing problem you have
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  • only the highest quality materials
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Contact us today for a free estimate! We'll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you get your plumbing problems fixed quickly and affordably.