Repair, replacement, and installation of water heaters

Entrust the installation, replacement or repair of your water heater to an experienced professional

Getting a water heater is one thing. Ensuring that its installation complies with good safety practices and that the equipment purchased performs at the maximum of its capacity and durability is another. Moreover, the installation of water heaters is governed by standards contained in the Quebec Construction Code for safety reasons.

The professionals at Plomberie Pro-Drain will ensure that your new water heater is installed according to specific standards in order to comply with the law. We will also make sure that the equipment chosen corresponds to the needs of your residence. Our plumbers are specialized in all types of plumbing repairs.

We have plumbers in Montreal and its surrounding areas, in the South Shore or North Shore. Our experts are available for all your needs: unblocking pipes or drains, installing a pipe or sanitary appliance, replacing an old water heater, repairing taps or water leaks, installing a re-entry system, changing a drain, replacing galvanized pipes or finding solutions to remove moisture.

After how many years should I replace a water heater?

The usual lifespan of a water heater is between 10 and 15 years. However, in some municipalities where the mineral concentration of water is higher, the lifespan of your water heater may be shortened.

Certain factors such as water quality, maintenance, and installation of the water heater affect its lifespan. It is recommended that you seek the advice of an expert to replace or install a new device to optimize its durability. Besides, if the installation is carried out by an expert plumber, some companies that sell water heaters could extend the manufacturer’s warranty.

Like all household appliances, water heaters require regular maintenance in order to operate efficiently in a safe manner. In addition, maintenance can extend the life of the device and help prevent unexpected leaks. Consult an expert to determine the maintenance required.

Among all the services available on the market, favor certified plumbers with several years of experience in the field. Pro-Drain offers you a professional, safe, fast and efficient service at competitive prices. Our experts will help you maximize the lifespan of your water heater.

Need to repair a leak for your water heater?

A water leak can be the result of a variety of problems, and the source of the water leak can be difficult to identify. This is why it is recommended that you act quickly in the event of a leak and contact a certified plumber to avoid having to buy a new water heater. Pro-Drain plumbers are experts in repairing leaks.

How do i know if my water heater must be replaced?

The following clues will help you know if you have to replace your current water heater:

  • The water temperature is not as hot as it used to be
  • The amount of hot water your device provides has decreased
  • There is a puddle near the water heater
  • Your water heater is humid
  • There is rust at the bottom of the device
  • Hot water is no longer as clear or is slightly tinted

Pay attention to your insurance contract: some insurers may not compensate you in the event of water damage if your water heater is too old or if maintenance has not been carried out on a regular basis.

How long does it take to install a water heater?

Normally, a certified plumber should have completed the installation in 2 to 3 hours unless unforeseen complications arise. Here are the steps involved in the installation process:

  • Removal of the old water heater. This step takes from 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Installation of your new device. This step takes approximately 30 minutes.
  • Connection of the system. This step takes from 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Test and adjust parameters.

At Pro-Drain, our experts adapt to your schedule, which is why our services are available 24/7.

What are the different types of water heaters?

There are different types of water heaters that operate from different energy sources:

Electric water heater

This device is most commonly used in homes in Quebec. The electric water heater heats cold water through a dip tube using the heating elements found inside your tank. The hot water is then moved throughout the house through the heating pipe. You can choose the capacity of your water tank (40 gallons, 60 gallons, etc.).

Instant water heater

These devices run on gas or electricity. As the name suggests, the instantaneous water heater heats water according to demand. It heats only the required amount of water instead of continuously heating a full tank.

Thermodynamic water heater

A thermodynamic water heater is an innovative option that is more expensive at the start, but which will allow you to save on electricity bills in the medium term. This is why many people consider this option.

This device is equipped with a storage tank as well as a heat pump. It uses the energy in the air to heat the storage tank. It thus offers the additional advantage that the majority of your hot water is absolutely free!

If you don’t know what type of water heater is best suited to your home, contact Pro-Drain and our experts will come and assess the situation of your property and your needs in order to offer you the best solution.


Team of experts at your service

For all your plumbing needs, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Pro-Drain. With 20 years of experience, we have the necessary expertise to offer you a quick and efficient solution.

Plomberie Pro-Drain services have a minimum 2-year labor warranty. We offer personalized services for all your residential, commercial or industrial projects.

Our services are available morning, noon and evening, 24 hours a day, to meet your needs at all times.

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