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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) 431-2226.

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) 431-2226.

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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Tanja L.
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Jason W.
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Luke M.
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Great service, fast repair of a toilet.
david W.
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Excellent service, thank you.
Samantha N.
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Covenant plumbing was prompt, professional, and did a beautiful job replacing the shower faucets. They also installed a water filtration system for the house, which was definitely needed. As always, their work is the highest quality, and we look forward to enjoying it for years to come.
Lisa C.
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Prompt courteous service. Was able to repair without leaving and coming back.
Gabriel S.
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clarisse S.
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The plumbers arrived on time and completed a kitchen sink drain and seal job carefully and efficiently right then. Appreciated their down to earth suggestions and viewpoints! P
Jay C. P.
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Samantha K.
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As always, Covenant did a fantastic job. Prompt, efficient, affordable.
Amanda H.
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Trevor B.
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As much as I can love a plumbing service, I love Covenant. My technician Jordan was polite and thorough. Thank you Covenant!
Paula C.
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Dayton and Colton were extremely professional, and knowledgeable. Friendly and efficient service.
DICK S.
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JEREMY WAS JUST AT OUR HOUSE TO REPLACE THE GAS VALVE ON OUR GAS DRYER. HE WAS VERY POLITE AND FRIENDLY. HE WORKED QUICKLY. THIS WAS OUR FIRST TIME USING COVENANT HEATING AND COLLING. WE. ARE VERY HAPPLY WITH THE SEVICE THAT WE RECEIVED. WOULD CALL COVENANT AGAIN.
MILDRED G.
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I am very pleased with the service I received. I was impressed with Cameron who was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. He was efficient and repaired my toilet in a timely manner. Cameron provided me info about the repairs I received today and info for future services with a quote if I decide to replace my outdated toilet which I am considering. Thanks, Cameron @ Covenant Plumbing.
Jeanette F.
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Briana
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I’ve used Covenant Plumbing twice now, Amanda in office is so kind and goes above and beyond in ensuring good communication. Every technician has been amazing, I’ve dealt with a host of issues after buying an old home and they’ve always been transparent and done excellent work. Very trustworthy, I wouldn’t go anywhere else!
A. Claire P.
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Timely and courteous. Definitely recommend for plumbing needs.
Theodore R.
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Reasonable price And competent work. I recommend.
Duane F.
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Covalent is a great family based company. I called last night and they were on the job first thing this morning. Jordan was professional, super to work with and grateful for our business! We love these guys!
John E.
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Jordan was very easy to talk with and knowledgeable of his products and service. He gave us options to meet our budget and left a quote on our email. Enjoyed our visit with him.
Doug N.
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Excellent service already have them coming back to fix more I was waiting on. Dayton was very friendly and tidy.
Larry M.
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Martha S.
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Wonderful experience!! Cameron was very nice and thorough!
Ann F.
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I have had two experiences with Covenant. I am out of town and set up appointments for my Mom’s house. It was very easy and smooth. They keep in communication and did a great job. Friendliness counts to me and they were a 10/10!
Tricia
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Tech Darren R. Was knowledgeable, & professional. 10/10 Recommend Covenant Plumbing
Katie R.
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The guys did a wonderful job of clearing both my drains that were backed up. They were very helpful and professional, I will be using Covenant from now on.
John M.
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The crew that came out really went above and beyond in identifying and repairing the issue with our sump line. Their extra diligence found not only one problem, but another more severe issue further down that could have turned into a much larger problem, had they not caught it.We have nothing but good things to say about our various experiences (current and previous) with Covenant. Thorough, professional and skilled all around!
RUTH K.
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Delayne and his son were very professional and friendly. Delay e quickly identified the problem with our garbage disposal and since it was under warranty, replaced the disposal with same make and model. They completed the job quickly and efficiently. Highly recommend Covenant Plumbing!!
Jack K.
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Well done professional visit. Did a thorough job of looking at plumbing condition of the household.
shawn H.
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Tech was polite, and very competent and was done with the job very rapidly! Great experience! I recommend Covenant to anyone needing plumbing work.
Herbert S.
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Amy M.
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Cameron was friendly, professional, helpful, and came out quickly.
Jackie S.
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My repairman was great. Conscientious and professional. Price was a bit high to replace a faucet, but I have a yearlong warranty!
Renee P.
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Jordan was great!!! As a homeowner, I try to complete small DIY projects myself. Jordan took a look at the work that I’d done to make sure it was complete and proceeded to repair a fill valve that I didn’t care to tackle, lol. He was great and even explained to me the steps to take if I should have any future concerns. Definitely keeping their number in my contacts of preferred plumber :)
Audrey E.
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Very fast, efficient and friendly.
Jodi D.
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The staff at Covenant are always so professional and helpful! I am so appreciative of each of them!
Corie R.
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Very polite and knowledgeable. I had them over to clear a sink drain. He was quick but thorough and also recommended a maintenance solution to pour in the drain on a monthly as a preventative .
Peg W.
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Dayton solved our problem and was very professional. He was so pleasant and knowledgeable. Thank you!
Mike B.
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Great response time. Messaged them late at night and they were here next day. Knowledgeable on what needed done to replace water heater, and felt their advised options were professional. Highly recommend.
Dan S.
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Shane was easy to work with. Explained how the new RO system would be installed and where the new filters would be placed in the basement. Went over the pricing of each item to be installed, including the garbage disposal unit. Nice to have someone willing to take the time and effort to go over all the details with the customer!!
coachhome
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Darren R was very helpful and stuck with me even when the replacement job went sideways. I am so grateful to have this leaky sink behind me.
Autumn G.
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ruth D.
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Cameron came promptly and addressed my concerns by giving me a free quote on a new water softener.
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Melissa R.
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Another great service visit from Covenant!! Excellent customer service from the initial call, scheduling of service, and technician visit. I appreciated how they listened to the issue, took time to investigate, and offered a variety of options. Highly recommended and will use again. Thank you!!
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