Hot Water Heater Repairs and Water Heater Installation

Don’t Lose Your Warm Water During A Minnesota Winter

Water Heater Repair or Replacement

We Repair or Replace All Types of Water Heaters

If you need water heater repair repair or water heater replacement services, rely on Schuler Plumbing for the job. We have years of experience resolving water heater problems in the NW Metro.

The most common water heaters we repair include:

  • Electric water heaters — We can replace the entire unit or the thermostat.
  • Gas water heaters — We can replace the burner assembly or the gas valve.
  • Water heaters with mixing valves — If there’s a leak or corrosion, we’ll replace the whole system.
  • Tankless Water Heaters

Schedule an appointment for water heater repairs today.

The last thing that you want to deal with during the cold winter season is a hot water heater that just died. Hot water heater failure creates a major inconvenience for any home. Many families require a water heater every day for washing hands, taking a bath, cleaning dishes, laundry and other day-to-day tasks. Ice cold water coming off the tap can be a real shock when that is all that is coming out. At Schuler Plumbing we deal with all sorts of hot water heater issues. We provide top notch hot water heater repair or replace and install a new water heater if needed so you do not have to face this issue at the most inconvenient time.

Impending Signs of Hot Water Heater Failure


When it comes to household appliances, none are built to last forever. A decent quality new hot water heater normally can last you for up to ten years before requiring replacement. Scheduling regular maintenance and using soft water can prevent early hot water heater replacement but eventually it will go out. If you just moved into a home with a hot water heater already installed or you simply cannot remember how old your unit is, you can check the serial number. You can usually find this label connected to the upper portion of the heater and it will include the production date. The first 2 digits in the code refer to the last two numbers of the year for instance, 00 means it is from the year 2000.


Water damage is a fear every homeowner dreads and this is for good reason. It is possible that you may already need new hot water installation if there is evidence of significant leakage coming from your unit. In order to ascertain the situation, look at your hot water heater from behind and around it. The presence of water dripping from any pipes, leaks from the tank itself or water collecting around the unit then it’s pretty evident we are dealing with a leak. Call Schuler plumbing immediately so we can do a complete check-up of your hot water heater. The issue may be as simple as tightening of some of the connections, adjustment of water pressure or a replacement of a defective valve. A connection issue may also be responsible or the temperature/pressure-relief or TPR valve is defective. If this is the case, trust Schuler Plumbing to replace it immediately as not doing so can result in overheating of the unit. There is also the possibility that you already need hot water heater replacement especially if there is obvious damage to the tank such as the presence of corrosion and cracks.

Rusty and Cloudy Water

Another sure sign that a fresh water heater installation is on the horizon is when you notice murky water coming out of the faucets. The presence of rust deposits or a metallic aroma accompanying the hot water means that there are either rusty pipes or actual rust already present inside the hot water heater. When corrosion begins to eat away the metal from within the unit, leaks are sure to follow next. The presence of murky water from your tap is a sign that you already need hot water heater replacement. This is primarily due to mineral deposits that build up and eventually clog the flow of water and later on damage the hot water heater components.

Little or No Hot Water

This is a pretty sure sign that there is a problem with your hot water heater. If you notice that the hot water runs out quickly or you find it hard to get the water hot then your unit has problems. When it takes the hot water heater unusually long to warm the water up you may be looking at an electrical issue or potential sediment buildup around the heating element or burner. This is usually a sign that you need hot water heater repair.

Notice Unusual Strange Sounds

The presence of loud popping or rumbling sounds coming directly from your hot water heater means that it is about to die. You will notice that these sounds become more ominous the older the heater is. These are caused by the accumulation of minerals and sediments hardening within the tank itself. When this layer starts to thicken, the hot water heater requires more energy to perform its job, making it less efficient. Furthermore, this process puts tremendous wear and tear on the tank and its essential components making it prone to cracks and leaks over time.

Expensive Repairs

When you notice that you pay more for a hot water heater repair as it gets older then maybe it is time for a replacement. As it ages, more and more components wear out and require repair or replacement, maintenance work on the unit also becomes more costly. When the repair cost rivals the price of a new unit, the answer is pretty simple, it’s time for a new hot water heater.

When it comes to your hot water heater, routine maintenance can make it last longer. Let Schuler Plumbing perform the necessary maintenance checks on your unit to ensure it stays at its optimum working efficiency. Regular servicing includes flushing the unit to remove sediments and mineral residues. Checking of the pressure valve needs to be done only by a professional in order to prevent serious costly damage.

Schuler Plumbing, LLC knows how important it is to keep your water heater working, especially during the winter in Minnesota. That’s why we offer fast and reliable water heater repair and water heater replacement services. We’re capable of working on any brand of water heater, including:

  • A.O. Smith
  • Bradford White
  • Rheem
  • Whirlpool
  • G.E.
  • Reliance
  • State
  • Marathon
  • Electric water heaters — We can replace the entire unit or the thermostat.
  • Gas water heaters — We can replace the burner assembly or the gas valve.
  • Water heaters with mixing valves — If there’s a leak or corrosion, we’ll replace the whole system.
  • Tankless Water Heaters

We can also work on tankless water heaters, if necessary. Call us today to get a free estimate on water heater services.


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