We at Plumbing Bear have recently completed a water heater replacement for a Mesa, AZ homeowner. The project was completed in just one day, from start to finish. The owner of the home had been noticing that her water heater was leaking, and she wanted to replace it before it became a bigger problem. 

She called Plumbing Bear because they were recommended by a friend who called us for a similar project not so long ago. Our team arrived on time and immediately began working on replacing her old water heater with a new one. The team worked quickly and efficiently to ensure that the project would be completed as quickly as possible. The homeowner was very pleased with our team's work and said she will recommend our service to others as well.

Our Water Heater Replacement Process

If your water heater is leaking or rusting, it's time to replace it. The good news is that replacement is a fairly straightforward process, we'll walk you through the steps of how we replace a gas or electric water heater with a new one.

The first step that we do is check what type of water heater you have, gas or electric. If it's an electric unit, we have to turn off the power and water supply. If it's a gas unit, we'll turn off both the electricity and gas supply before continuing with further steps.

The next step is to drain the tank. we will attach a garden hose to the drain valve and run it outside. Then we'll open the pressure-relief valve in case of high pressure, and open the drain valve at the bottom of the tank.

Next, we will use a pry bar to remove the old anode rod by unscrewing the plug on top of the hot water outlet pipe. The anode rod is located inside your tank and prevents rust from forming on it. It should be replaced every 2 to 3 years, depending on how often you use your water heater. To access it, we need to remove the hot water outlet pipe by using a wrench or socket; then use a pry bar to pry out the old anode rod from its position in the tank. After that, we can now connect the new water heater to the existing plumbing.

For an electricity unit, we need to install the heating element by inserting it into the tank with threads facing up, and then tighten the nut over top of it from above. For a gas unit, we need to connect its gas line and drain valve before installing the element, this is done by attaching a pipe nipple to each end of the line with pipe dope for a leak-free seal. Once installed, we have to turn on both water sources and check for leaks before turning on the power or gas supply valves.

The last step is to connect the drain valve as well as the hot-water outlet and cold-water inlet pipes by threading them onto respective fittings on the tank opening using the same pipe dope for a leak-free seal. Once it's done, we can now test it and check if the water is heating properly. Let the water in the tank reach the proper temperature by adjusting the water heater's thermostat to a setting between 110 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit (120 is advised).

That is just a sample of how we do it and we hope we were able to help you understand our steps when it comes to this type of work.

Why choose Plumbing Bear?

If you are searching for a water heater replacement service in Mesa, AZ that takes great pride in doing honest, reliable, and trustworthy service, look no further than Plumbing Bear. We have been known in the community for our wide range of high-quality plumbing services that are always done without cutting corners.

We also offer drain cleaning, toilet repair, faucet repair, garbage disposal repair, leak repair, and more. Contact us now for all your plumbing needs!