Sunday, December 15, 2019

Next Steps When Your Water Heater Breaks Down


Did your water heater break down?

Are you panicking? Not sure what steps to take?

Unfortunately, everything wears out (including water heaters). Most of us aren’t thinking about our water heaters that often, or at all, until they break down or have problems that interrupt our lives. Maintenance is important. If your water heater isn’t checked, you may come home to a flooded basement (most likely not covered by insurance).

Troubleshooting Common Issues with Your Water Heater

The most common issue homeowners report is the water isn’t as hot as they want it to be. This can be caused by a faulty thermostat or a defective heating element. If a new installation isn’t in your budget, small repairs could fix this issue.  


Washtenaw Plumbing & Heating Has You Covered for Water Heater Installation in Ann Arbor

Call a plumber to install a new water heater or repair your current one. At Washtenaw Plumbing and Heating, we’ve had 20+ years of experience with water heater installation in Washtenaw County. We’re here to help any way we can and give you specific tips and next steps for your situation! (734) 222-3620.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Worried You Have a Leaking Water Heater?

Is your water heater not heating up properly?

Is it making noise or leaking?

Don't just write it off--let us make sure you need a replacement. In some cases we find a water heater with a leak somewhere besides the tank and it doesn't need to be replaced. However, if that's not the case, we provide installation and replacement for new water heaters!

When to Hire a Professional for Water Heater Replacement and Installation


If you’re replacing your unit, you can replace it with the same type, upgrade, or consider going the tankless water heater route! When looking for a new water heater, consider the gallon capacity, recovery rate, dimensions, and energy efficiency ratings. Ask the pros before you make a decision to avoid overspending!

Call a plumber to install a new water heater or repair your current one. At Washtenaw Plumbing and Heating, we’ve had 20+ years of experience with water heater installation in Washtenaw County. We’re here to help any way we can and give you specific tips and next steps for your situation! (734) 222-3620.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Prevent Pipes from Freezing this Winter


If you’re going to be in your home for the winter and want to be sure none of your pipes freeze during those cold stretches, there are some additional steps you can take to prevent freezing and cracking.

First, look for pipes located outside walls and windows, non-insulated pipes, and pipes installed near unheated spaces. Check your floors, walls, and ceilings for cracks or openings. If you find any, caulk them to keep cold air from coming in. 


We believe what this business is really about is serving you, the customer. It's important to us that even in an emergency, we are there for you. Our first goal is for our customers at the end of each job to know that we gave our all to meet their plumbing needs. We want each customer to feel like they could refer us to friends and family because you are our greatest advertisement!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Winterizing Your Plumbing

water heater ann arbor, water heater installation ann arbor, water heater replacement ann arbor, plumber ann arbor, plumbing ann arbor, plumbing services ann arborNow that the weather is getting colder, it’s time to start thinking about those chores around the house you need to get done before the first snowfall.

Cleaning out the gutters, disconnecting your garden hoses… every year we make a list of winterization chores. Is winterizing your home’s plumbing on that list?

If not, it should be!

Winterizing your pipes is a chore, yes, but it’s one that could prevent costly damage to your pipes and water heater if freezing temperatures cause leaks and
breaks. If you own a summer home or cottage and won’t be in the building for the winter, it’s especially important to take these steps.

Read more about winterizing your plumbing on our website!

We believe what this business is really about is serving you, the customer. It's important to us that even in an emergency, we are there for you. Our first goal is for our customers at the end of each job to know that we gave our all to meet their plumbing needs. We want each customer to feel like they could refer us to friends and family because you are our greatest advertisement!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Don't Wait for Gas Line Repair in Ann Arbor

Gas leaks don’t just pose a threat to your home—they can also put your family in danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Leaking gas lines, whether big or small, should be repaired quickly to avoid putting people’s health at risk.

You shouldn’t wait for gas line repair in Ann Arbor.
When people make the mistake of waiting to repair gas lines, they most likely don’t know the dangers or don’t know there’s a leak in the first place. Make sure you educate yourself about the risks and dangers of having a leaking gas line (see below).

Monday, September 9, 2019

Looking for a New Water Heater?

Are you looking for professional water heater installation in Ann Arbor?

Do you know the difference between a tankless and traditional water heater?

The differences could surprise you!

No one want’s a cold shower. It’s also a pain waiting for the water to heat up so you can wash dishes. If you’re tired of waiting…and waiting… for hot water - you’ve come to the right place! There are many different types of water heaters available. Which one is right for you? If you’re looking for new water heater installation in the Ann Arbor area, tankless water heaters may offer several advantages over traditional water heaters.

Read about the advantages here!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Say Hello to Radiant Floor Heating!

Radiant floor heating can be much nicer than your typical heating system. Heated water is pushed from the water heater through tubing laced beneath the floor. The heat is then distributed through the floor’s surface area and rises up into the room, keeping a consistent temperature that saves you money in the long run.

Next Steps When Your Water Heater Breaks Down

Did your water heater break down? Are you panicking? Not sure what steps to take? Unfortunately, everything wears out (includi...