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Water Heater Repair Services

Water Heater Repairs and Installation Services in Bloomington-Normal, IL

Since 2006, homeowners across Bloomington-Normal, IL have trusted Covenant Plumbing for all of their residential Water Heater Repair needs. When you’re in need of local plumber that keeps their promise, give Covenant a call at 309-340-1403.

Whether you need emergency water heater repair or routine water heater maintenance, Covenant Plumbing has you covered. We have nearly 20 years of experience installing and fixing water heaters for homeowners across Bloomington–Normal and McLean County. 

We know that finding a plumber who offers honest, quality water heater services can be challenging. To reach a local company you can trust in Bloomington, IL, call Covenant Plumbing at 309-340-1403.

Common Water Heater Issues

Whether you experience nagging issues or a sudden malfunction, water heater problems can interfere with your comfort and daily routine. Common issues include the following:

  • Insufficient hot water — or none at all
  • Fluctuating water temperatures
  • Water that is too hot or too cold
  • Visible leaks around the unit
  • Unusual smells, such as rotten egg odors
  • Strange noises like snapping, popping, and cracking
  • Cloudy or discolored water
  • Pilot lights that won’t light or won’t stay lit

If you notice any of the above, call Covenant Plumbing for water heater repair. These symptoms can have various causes, and our licensed plumbers will diagnose the problem and fix it precisely the first time.

DIY Troubleshooting and Safety

You may be able to resolve some water heater issues on your own. If you notice a minor problem, consider taking the following steps:

  • Check the pilot light: If the light is out, relight it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Adjust the thermostat: Sometimes, you simply need to turn the water temperature up or down.
  • Check the circuit breaker: If the water heater’s circuit breaker has tripped, toggle it to the OFF position and then back ON.
  • Inspect for leaks: While some condensation is normal, pooling water suggests a problem. If you find pipes with loose connections, tighten them with a wrench.

Before attempting DIY water heater troubleshooting, always turn off power sources and gas lines for safety.

When To Call a Professional

If you don’t feel comfortable tackling water heater issues on your own or the problem is more complicated than you can handle, contact Covenant Plumbing for expert water heater repair.

DIY fixes might not be appropriate in the following situations:

  • Electrical problems: Electric water heaters are high-voltage units, making professional assistance crucial when electrical issues arise. 
  • Major leaks: If water leaks from the sides of the heater, you may have a damaged or corroded tank. Water heater repair won’t suffice in this case, and you should call for a replacement. 
  • Discolored water: If your hot water comes out brown, yellow, or reddish, your water tank may have internal corrosion. If you also have discolored cold water, your home may have rusty pipes.
  • Smelly water: Water that smells like rotten eggs could suggest dangerous bacteria in the tank or even a gas leak. 

If you notice any of the above, seek professional assistance.

Benefits of Upgrading or Installing a New Water Heater

Whether you want to replace an aging unit or install a water heater for the first time, you can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Lower energy costs: Modern water heaters are energy efficient and can lower your monthly utility bills. Installing an eco-friendly model may even qualify you for rebates or other financial incentives.
  • Space efficiency: Modern units occupy less space than older, less compact water heaters.
  • Better performance: Upgrading your water heater can give you a more consistent hot water supply.

Why Choose Covenant Plumbing for Water Heater Repair?

We know you have a wide choice of water heater repair and water heater installation services. Area homeowners choose Covenant Plumbing for the following reasons:

  • BBB A+ rating
  • 24/7 live answering 
  • Same-day services available
  • Upfront pricing
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Fully stocked trucks
  • Financing available 

To schedule service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, contact Covenant Plumbing at 309-340-1403.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it worth it to repair a water heater?

It is worth repairing a water heater if you’ve had it for only a few years and never had major issues with it. However, if the unit is nearing the end of its lifespan and requires frequent repairs, it may be time to replace it. Industry guidelines suggest buying a new water heater if a repair costs more than 50% of a replacement.

How long does it take to install a replacement water heater?

Installing a replacement water heater takes experienced plumbers two to three hours. Switching from a water tank to a tankless heater may take longer.

How long should I run water after a new water heater?

After getting a new water heater, you should run the water until it is free of debris. This typically takes 20-30 minutes for tank-style heaters and 5-10 minutes for tankless models.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it worth it to repair a hot water heater?

In most cases, it is worth it to repair a hot water heater! Signs you need to replace your water heater include old age or if frequent repairs have been needed. Otherwise, as long as the repair isn’t too expensive, it is generally worth it to repair a hot water heater.

What is the most common problem with water heaters?

Some of the most common problems with water heaters are leaks, discolored water, and corrosion. If you encounter any of these problems with your home’s water heater, call Covenant Plumbing today to schedule a repair.

Can you repair a hot water heater?

Yes, hot water heaters can be repaired. Covenant Plumbing has the premier hot water heater repair experts in the Greater Bloomington-Normal, IL area. Call 309-340-1403 today if you need to schedule your home’s water heater repair.

Ready to fix that leak or upgrade your plumbing? Contact us today for expert service and a job done right! Call 309-340-1403 or book online in real-time.

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John C.
Excellent service!!!
Joe G.
Wonderful work done by Brandon. You guys do great work as always!
Maggie H
We had a water spot that needed checked out. I called Monday, they were here Tuesday morning and solved the problem and fixed it within 45 minutes or less. Jordan was kind and helpful. I will definitely use them again if needed and recommend their service.I would also say, the text before with the service persons photo was awesome. I knew who to expect and when.
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Robert B.
Very professional service, diagnostic and repair. Colton showed on-time to repair our leaking toilet. He was very professional and polite. Got the job completed in a timely manner. I highly recommend Colton and Covenant Plumbing Sevice.
joni B.
These guys are fantastic! We detected a leak in the water heater late in the evening called the follow morning and were at my house within hours. Our water heater needed replaced and the job was done by 11:00 that morning. Very prompt, courteus and clean. Thank you so much for your great service!
Truman W.
Know the guy who owns the place. Made a bench and a stand for my family on top of giving me tips for plumbing. Great guy
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Shyvonne C.
This was our first experience with Covenant Plumbing. We were impressed with them being able to send a technician so quickly. Cameron was our tech and he did an excellent job. He was courteous, efficient and explained everything to us. They definitely provided 5 star service!
Josh J.
Scheduled easily online, great communication over text from their team! Showed up on-time and were ready to replace our disposal! Quick and friendly! Highly recommend!
Marc B.
From the initial phone call to the final handshake after the dishwasher was installed the service was excellent! Explained everything that they were going to do and why and followed through. The job was done quickly however they still paid attention to the details and we are very happy.Of course you never know what will happen down the road however we feel confident that Covenant will have our back. Highly recommended.
Cynthia W.
I have had reason to use three different plumbing companies in Bloomington area. Covenant Plumbing has been the best! All of the technicians have been helpful. As they work they explain what's taking place and exactly how much it's going to cost if I choose to have something fixed. They're all very pleasant and respectful of my home and belongings as they work. And they always clean up as they go! I won't call anybody but them if I should need a plumber again. The office staff has also always been Pleasant and helpful. I don't hesitate to give all the people I've come in contact with and the company as a whole five stars!
Will F.
Paying for the service was not fun, but the quality of human beings and quality of service I received was spectacular for this industry. Other companies like Roto-Rooter or other aggressive sales oriented plumbers are pretty horrible to work with, these guys were fantastic to have around my home, showing me their equipment, and answering any questions that I would have. Thank you covenant plumbing!
Ann H.
My work was completed very efficiently in a very timely manner. The technician was very professional and friendly. Would highly recommend Covenant Plumbing.
Lone W.
Excellent service!
Jacquie C.
Super happy with this company. Everyone was very kind and helpful. Fast response time, good work and reasonable pricing. I will definitely use them again.
Andrew F.
Great service. Friendly technicians!
David K.
Jordan was awesome and did a fantastic job installing our hot water heater! I highly recommend him and Covenant.
Mike E.
Arrived on time. Fixed the problem for a reasonable amount. Shane the technician was professional and friendly. Would use them again.
They have always been very wuick response time, are very careful with your property, explain things and provide options! Highly Recommend. Love the # of Veterans they employ! I’ll always do business with a company with these values!
10valleybassin F
Very pleasant and very professional work. I would definitely recommend.
Julie M.
These folks are courteous, customer focused and prompt. Attention to detail is also top notch.
Matt T.
Nupur K.
I highly recommend Covenant and especially Cameron for their exceptional plumbing services. They delivered top-notch work, and I will definitely call them for any future plumbing needs.They were prompt in their response and provided a clear, detailed quote for the job. Scheduling the appointment was easy, and they were very accommodating to my availability.Thank you, Covenant Plumbing and Cameron, for a job well done!
Justin A.
I have used Covenant Plumbing for a basement reno and for a service call for a water leak. Prompt, courteous and honest service all around.
Mike M.
Our water heater went bad and leaked all over our basement floor. We called Covenant Plumbing as a new customer. They came within 30 minutes and replaced our water heater with a new one the same day. They were very helpful, professional, knowledgable, and I highly recommend them!!!
J Scott F.
Judy E.
Pleased with the quick and efficient service.. Darren and his partner were very professional and courteous. Would recommend strongly.Had an emergency water heater installed this morning
Kimberly T.
Shane came out and finished a major repair with the highest professionalism. I will definitely be using Covenant Plumbing again in the future, and I will be recommending them to my friends and family.
Moon B.
Our plumber arrived right on time and made the process easy and simple!
Lois C.
Cameron quickly found the source of the leak I saw on the basement floor. The 22 year old toilet in the main bathroom needed to be replaced. Cameron was kind enough to show me a few different affordable options. He and his assistant were professional, courteous, and neat. I would highly recommend Covenant Plumbing If you looking for a reliable plumbing company.
ali K.
Shane and Dayton were both so prompt and courteous! Very professionalAnd got the job done. Very pleased!
Brent A.
Daren did a great job. Will be using them in the future!
David D.
Had a clogged drain in my basement - they were able to come out next day and fix it in a couple hours for a fair price.
Patty N.
As always we received excellent work from Covenant Plumbing. Arrived on time, got the work done in a timely manner without rushing through it and cleaned up after. I highly recommend Covenant Plumbing.
Lorraine G
Covenant has completed 3 jobs for me, all done very professionally by very friendly technicians. Thank you!
Gregory L.
Darren didn't take long enough as I wanted a longer lunch! Great service and finished product.
Mary Fox C.
Excellent service! Came out quickly, fixed my drain issue, and the techs were professional and polite. Highly recommend.
Wanda W.
Update 5/28. Shane M did an excellent job explaining the issue! This is a great company.Miles F was very professional and courteous. He fixed everything that I needed and showed me what was broken. I did have a problem with my hot water after Miles left, so I called the company and they sent Cameron L right away. Cameron identified the issue and fixed the issue. This company did an excellent job. The price was a little high, plus the quality and guarantee is worth it. Please use this company for your plumbing needs.
Marcia M.
Excellent and positive experience. Knowledgeable.
Steve B.
I had a water leak and Covenant Plumbing came right out to fix the problem. The plumber was very professional and was respectful of our home. (Wore booties to protect the floors) I will have them again when I need a plumber. Thanks
Deepak S.
Matt W.
Incredibly friendly staff that does quality work. Very happy with a gas line installation for a pool heater. Extra star for the embrace of technology ( texting, online scheduling, iPad photos of work done)
Sarah B.
Very pleased with the knowledge, professionalism, and friendly personnel at Covenant Plumbing.
lily C.
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I called for an estimate on running a new gas line to my pool heater. The person on the phone was friendly and very helpful in setting up an appointment that very day! Shane and David came on time …. Introduced themselves …and got to work quickly. I had an estimate within a half hour and the estimate was half as much as the one another plumber had given to me! Shane had suggestions on how best to do the job and indicated that he had completed lots of similar jobs. I had a great deal of confidence in him right away.Then I asked how long the job would take and how quickly they could schedule it. That’s when the big surprise came! The other plumber had told me he would have to check the schedule and said “maybe within the next two weeks.” Shane from Covenant Plumbing said “we can do it right now …. and it will only take a couple of hours.” I said “let’s do it.”Shane and David finished the job in a little over an hour and the new pool heater fired up right away. The new gas line looks great and works great. I could not be happier with the work they did for me. From my initial phone call and the friendly voice on the other end of the line to the completion of the job …. It was a great experience and I wholeheartedly recommend Covenant Plumbing!And recently…….Covenant did their annual inspection (a great bonus they provide) and found a few issues that needed repair. Jordan (a former Marine) found the problems …. did the repairs and even replaced a faulty toilet in just a few hours. Once again, I could not be happier with Covenant Plumbing. They are my plumbers!
Josh K.
Cameron was very professional, fast, and effective. He also was very patient running me through my options! Thanks again! Highly recommend. Within 3 hours of my hot water heater breaking they came and had it replaced!
Debra E.
Covenant installed a new water heater the same day I called! Cleaned up and left no mess, only a nice new water heater! Recommend!

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