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Water Heater Repair in the Lancaster & New Holland, PA Areas

Water heaters can last for many years without problems, but with age, mineral accumulation, and the corrosive properties of the water itself, repairs will eventually become necessary. When your water heater develops a problem, you can count on our team at The Witmer Company for fast, friendly service and reliable repairs.

Since 1941, we have been providing quality plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services to homeowners through New Holland, Lancaster, and the surrounding communities in Pennsylvania. Our plumbing experts can repair most common water heater problems, or if your water heater is beyond repair, we can provide fast, professional water heater replacement services.

Are you experiencing problems with your water heater? Contact The Witmer Company today at 717-288-7163 for fast, reliable water heater repairs in Lancaster, New Holland, or the surrounding areas.

Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Repairs

A water heater can display many symptoms when it has a problem, and not all of them will result in cold water. Here are some of the most common indications of water heater problems:

  • Cool or barely warm water – If your water is not hot enough, your water heater may have combustion problems, or one of the heating elements may have failed in an electric system. If it is not working at all, the ignition system or thermostat may have failed, or its breakers may have tripped.
  • Insufficient hot water – If your water heater runs out of hot water too quickly, one of its heating elements may have failed, there may be combustion problems, there may be a plumbing leak, or the tank may have too much sediment.
  • Low pressure or volume – Reduced flow or pressure could result from minerals and corrosion in the tank or a leak somewhere in the plumbing system.
  • Discolored water – Corrosion in the plumbing system or tank can cause water discoloration and stains in your fixtures.
  • Leaks near the water heater  Leaks can indicate a damaged plumbing line, a faulty pressure relief valve, or a corroded water tank.

If you notice any of these symptoms, contact our team at The Witmer Company for repairs. Our plumbing experts will examine your water heater and recommend the most cost-effective repair options.

To schedule water heater repair in Lancaster, New Holland, or the surrounding areas, contact us today!

Water Heater Repairs in Lancaster & New Holland

At The Witmer Company, our plumbing experts can repair most common water heater problems, including:

  • Thermostat failures
  • Sediment, mineral, or rust accumulations
  • Worn anode rods
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Damaged or defective pressure relief valves
  • Failed heating elements on electric models
  • Dirty, loose, or poor electrical connections
  • Defective breakers
  • Undersized or damaged wiring
  • Combustion problems on a gas model
  • Pilot light or electronic ignition failures
  • Flue leaks or excessive flue gas output

We service all types of water heaters, including gas, propane, electric, storage tank, and tankless models, and we offer complete replacement services for when repairs are not possible, such as when the water tank is corroded through or the heat exchanger is leaking. To prevent unnecessary repairs and failures, we also offer routine maintenance services, which include things such as draining sediment from the tank, replacing the anode, or flushing the heat exchanger on tankless models.

Contact us today if you’re wondering where you can find water heater repair “near me”!

Schedule Water Heater Repairs in New Holland, PA

If your water heater is not working as well as it should, do not hesitate to call our team at The Witmer Company for affordable, reliable repairs anywhere in the New Holland or Lancaster areas.

To schedule your water heater repair in Lancaster, New Holland, or the surrounding areas, contact our team at 717-288-7163 today!

Our Service Area

We provide water heater repair in Lancaster, New Holland, Brownstown, Ephrata, Honey Brook, Narvon, Denver, Gap, Intercourse, Morgantown, and the surrounding areas in Pennsylvania.

Water Heater Repair FAQs


Why is my water heater leaking water?

Water leaks usually occur as drips from the top, leaks from the bottom, or leaky pipes. These leaks can be caused by defective seals, rusted pipes, or internal tank leaks.

If you see water around your hot water tank, you should schedule a service appointment right away to identify the precise cause.


Why is my tank rumbling?

If you hear a rumbling from your hot water tank, it’s likely because it is filled with sediment. As sediment builds up, it will reduce hot water capacity.

Draining the sediment should resolve the problem and restore the water heater’s normal hot water capacity.


How efficient and effective are tankless water heaters?

Tankless water heaters are extremely efficient, with most systems providing a near-constant supply of hot water. Tankless systems are an eco-friendly option that will deliver superior performance.

The key to choosing the right tankless system is selecting a unit with a flow rate suitable for your family’s needs.


Why does it take so much time for the hot water from my tank to reach my faucet/shower?

This issue is likely with your plumbing itself, not your water heater. The further the water has to travel through the home’s plumbing system, the longer it will take to reach the faucet/shower.

A tankless system can alleviate this problem by placing the hot water directly beside the faucet/shower, significantly reducing distance and wait time.


How can I reduce my water consumption?

There are many ways you can reduce your water consumption without negatively affecting your daily routines. To that end, we recommend the following steps:

  • Lower the water heater’s preset temperature.
  • Replace showerheads and fixtures with low-flow alternatives.
  • Flush sediment from the water tank.
  • Promptly repair leaks and other damage to your water heater.


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