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Hot Water Tank Repair

Best Hot Water Tank Repair Company In The Lower Mainland

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Hot Water Heater Repair

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Contact Us For Hot Water Tank Repair

If you need a Hot Water Heater Repair, contact us for fast and affordable service. We are experts in the field of keeping your hot water tank running hot.


When your tank is working as it should, let's face it, it’s the last thing on your mind. When they stop working, this problem becomes a priority. We know how frustrating it can be when hot water tanks break down, or at the very least, run out of hot water too fast. Repairing them quickly and for the best price possible is the main goal.


We will come out to your location, check out what the problem with your heater is, give you our honest evaluation and recommendation on what the best action to take is, then with your say-so, we will get this taken care of fast.


Even if you were thinking of getting a Tankless Water Heater this time around. We would love to handle that for you as well. Either way, you can expect honest, friendly and fast service from B. Johnston Plumbing.

In Need of a Water Heater Repair?


It varies between different manufacturers, but the typical lifespan of a water heater is 8-12 years depending on the unit’s design, water quality, and maintenance/upkeep. The number one reason we receive calls about a water heater repair is when your hot water is not at the desired temperature you are accustomed to. Below we have listed some ideas you can use to troubleshoot your water heater issues to see if you are able to rectify the issue on your own before calling in one of our Lower Mainland Plumbers.

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Trouble Shooting Your Hot Water Tank Problems

Gas Water Heaters

  • Check and see if your gas is connected and that your pilot light is LIT

  • Raise the setting on your thermostat

  • Insulate the hot water pipes – it can make a huge difference!

  • Drain your heater to flush out sediment from inside your tank

Electric Water Heaters

  • Insulate your hot water pipes – makes as big a difference as with gas water heaters!

  • Drain your heater to flush out sediment from inside the tank

  • Check that your power is in fact connected

  • Reset the thermostat and/or raise its temperature setting

  • Replace the tank’s heating element or thermostat

Another item you may want to take a peek at is whether a fuse has blown or your breaker has tripped, the reason for your heater to be not working may be as simple as that. Remember, if you're unsure of anything, don’t touch it and give one of our Expert Plumbers a call. We are here to help with your water heater repair.

Still Not Working?

If you’ve worked with the tips we’ve listed and you aren’t seeing results, it’s time to call in the professionals for a water heater repair. At this point, you truly do need the help of a licensed plumber. Not just to get your water heater up to speed properly, it’s also a matter of safety for you and your home. Without proper knowledge the potential to cause more harm than good exists. You could cause your tank to leak and/or receive quite a burn from boiling water, not to mention the electrical component while working with water. It could be as simple as replacing a pressure relief valve or tightening fittings but if you are unsure it is better to be safe than sorry.

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Water Heater Replacement


If your water heater is more than 10 years old and is acting up you may need to replace the tank altogether. Our licensed professionals not only know how to install a new heater properly, they also are aware of local codes/laws and know where and how to dispose of an old appliance such as this. There is also quite an amount of weight attached to old water heaters. They are awkward and heavy and you risk doing yourself harm trying to remove the heater from your property on your own. Our company comes with the highest of trained professionals who carry nothing but top of the line plumbing tools to ensure quality work. You don’t want to have to do this more than once!



Community Safety


B Johnston Plumbing Ltd has always been dedicated to sharing knowledge and tips with the community to ensure everyone’s health and safety as far as your plumbing is concerned. During these unprecedented times, that last thing you need is another problem within your household such as no hot water or even worse an injury from trying to remedy an issue with your water heater on your own. Contact us today at B Johnston Plumbing Ltd and we’ll send over one of our licensed plumbing experts to sort out your hot water issues quickly and efficiently.


Call Us, You’ll be Relieved You Did!

Contact Us For Hot Water Tank Replacement

Contact Us For Expert Hot Water Heater Installations. We are your local water heater pluming company!

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Top Reasons To Repair Your Hot Water Tank

1) Your Heater Is Too Old

Even the best water heaters have a life span of around 8 to 10 years. Getting water heater maintenance each year will help to prolong its lifespan. Still, most experts recommend replacing it after 10 years. Gas water heaters have a shorter lifespan; on average, they need to be replaced after 6 to 8 years.

2) There Are Visible Leaks around Your Tank

As your water heater gets older, it may start to leak. If you see water on the floor around your tank, then there probably is a leak somewhere.

Depending on where your water heater is located, water leakage could do significant damage to the area around it, so it is best to get it looked at as soon as possible.


3. You Notice Rust in Your Hot Water

Anything made from steel will eventually rust, especially if it comes into contact with water constantly like your water heater does. Sometimes it is difficult to know whether rust in your hot water is coming from your water heater or your pipes. One way to tell is to rain several buckets of hot water out of your tank. If by the third bucket you still see rust, then the problem is definitely with your hot water tank and not your pipes.

Even though it may not be harmful to your health, rust in your water is not a pleasant thing and should be taken care of as soon as you notice it. Rusting can occur in any hot water heater, but especially those that are over 10 years old.

If you see rust spots around the water inlet or pressure relief valve, then it’s likely that you also have rust inside your tank too. Once rust starts to take hold of your water heater, it will need to be replaced.

4. Your Water Heater Isn’t Heating Properly

If you notice that your water isn’t hot enough or you seem to be constantly running out of hot water, then it is a good idea to have a trained technician come and take a look at it. There are a few reasons why your water heater might not be heating properly. These include:​

  • Your thermostat hasn’t been adjusted properly

  • Your heating element is broken and needs to be repaired or replaced

  • Your tank is too small for the number of people using it


If you are always running out of hot water, then perhaps you have outgrown your current water heater. If your family has increased, then probably your hot water consumption has as well. You may need to invest in a larger tank to ensure that you always have sufficient hot water.

5. Your Water Heater Is Making Lots of Noise

As your water heater gets older, you may find that it also starts to get noisy. During the heating cycles, you will probably hear loud rumbling noises. This is due to sediment that builds upon the floor of your tank over time.

Sediment buildup can wear your water heater down and cause it to use more energy to heat up your water. This extra time and energy involved in the heating cycle will make the metal inside your tank more brittle and more prone to cracking.

Hiring a licensed technician to flush your hot water tank every year will help to minimize this sediment build-up and help your hot water tank to last longer.

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My wife and I had such a great experience with B. Johnston Plumbing that i had to write about it , one call told me this was the right guy for the job ! Very good at what he does ! And Friendly too ! Fixed our plumbing immediately, and expertly I must say ! Top notch service with a friendly smile., this is the way tradesmen should be ! Took very good care of everything and a very reasonable bill at the end of it all. So happy with his service , I would absolutely recommend B.Johnston plumbing for everything plumbing !!

Contact Us For Expert Hot Water Tank Repair

When you need expert Hot Water Tank Repair, B Johnston Plumbing Ltd is your best bet!


 CALL US directly or click below to fill out a simple estimate request form.


Either way, you will get fast, fair, and top-notch plumbing repair services.

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