Water Heater Installation, Repair & Replacement

The water heater is essential to your home, providing hot water to showers, sinks, and appliances throughout the house. While you rely on the water heater every day, no appliance lasts forever. 

If your water heater has stopped working efficiently or stopped heating water entirely, Merit Plumbing is here to help. We provide fast, affordable, and high-quality water heater services, including water heater repairs, installations, and fast water heater replacement, to get your home’s essential features back online as soon as possible.

Budget-Friendly Water Heater Services in Sarasota!

In every home, the water heater’s function is not optional, which means you can’t afford to put off water heater repairs or replacement when the time comes. This is why Merit Plumbing is dedicated to helping Sarasota families reach budget-friendly water heater services so that you can get the hot water back on no matter what your finances look like when the hot water stops working.

Our Water Heater Services in Sarasota

Merit Plumbing offers a full range of water heater services, including repairs, installations, and replacement.

Water Heater Repair

Water Heater Repair Services

Water heaters don’t last forever, but they last a lot longer with regular maintenance and repairs. Our water heater repair services include inspection, descaling, leak repair, element repairs, and more based on the individual needs of your home and heating unit. We will help you keep your water heater running efficiently (water conservation and energy efficiency) and safely with every visit, including a free water quality test.

  • Water heater inspection
  • Water heater descaling
  • Water heater leak repair
  • Water heater element repairs
  • Free water quality testing

Water Heater Installation

If you are conducting a minor home renovation and would like an additional water heater (or heaters) installed, Merit Plumbing is Sarasota’s go-to team. We will help you select the right water heater for your desired space and take care of the professional installation as part of your renovation plans. On-demand water heaters and additional water heaters to improve the overall provision of hot water to your house are just an installation away.

Water Heater Replacement Service

If your old water heater stops working, you don’t have to go without hot water for long. Merit Plumbing specializes in fast, affordable water heater replacements, including hauling away your old heater, helping you select a new water heater, and swiftly installing your home’s hot water back online without delay.

  • Removal of old water heater
  • Free water quality testing
  • Water heater selection assistance
  • Water heater installation

Why Choose Merit Plumbing in Sarasota

Dedicated Sarasota Residential Plumbing Services

Merit Plumbing has professionals who have been serving Sarasota homes for over 17 years, with a history of excellence and a dedication to high water quality for every family. We also know that you will need plumbing services more than once in your time as a resident or homeowner, and we aim to build a long-term relationship of trust so that you can rely on our team every time you have a leak or replacement that requires a professional plumber.

Free Water Quality Testing

Water heaters are installed in-line, and water heater services are the ideal time to make sure your home water quality is still up to safety standards. That is why Merit offers free water quality testing with every service to ensure that your internal pipes and the water heater provide only clean, safe water to your home and family.

Water Heater FAQs

How Long Do Water Heaters Last?

Like most large home appliances, water heaters last between 10 and 12 years before they significantly lose efficiency or stop working. Regular maintenance and prompt repairs can extend the life of your water heater.

For water heaters located in a garage where they will not cause damage to the home we start offering preventive replacement at 10 years.  If your water heater is located inside the home where it can cause damage we recommend replacing the water heater every 8 years out of an abundance of caution to prevent damage to the home.  This is especially important if you live in a condo where a leaking water heater will not only damage your home but also your neighbors. 

Should I Repair or Replace My Water Heater?

It depends on your water heater’s age and why it stopped working. However, water heaters are tougher to diagnose than most appliances, so rely on a trained plumber to let you know if your water heater’s problem can be fixed with descaling, a quick repair, or requires a water heater replacement.

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Schedule water heater descaling and maintenance once a year. Water heaters should be maintained once a year, including checking the valves, testing the water quality, and descaling the elements. Descaling a water heater means removing chalky minerals like calcium and magnesium that build a shell or scale over the heating coils.

Contact Merit Plumbing in Sarasota Today!

Merit Plumbing is proud to assist if your Sarasota home needs water heater repairs or replacement or if you want to install a new water heater. As water heater experts, we are prepared to help your home achieve efficient, affordable, satisfying, and clean water heater operations every time. We include a free water test with all our water heater services. Contact us today to schedule a consultation on your home’s water heater needs.