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Water Heater Repair & Installation
water heater - Portland Oregon- Tualatin Valley Plumbing
Tualatin Valley Plumbing offers water heater repair and replacement in Portland, & surrounding communities.

Water heaters are the unsung heroes of our homes. We never truly recognize how much they do for us and only realize how much we appreciate them when they stop working. If you’ve ever taken a cold shower, you know that it’s not easy to get by without one.


At Tualatin Valley Plumbing we understand the importance of hot water in homes for cooking, showering, cleaning, and washing laundry. When the water isn’t getting hot, you can count on us for expert service  of water heaters in Portland and surrounding communities of Portland. We offer reliable service for repairs, service, and installation of brand-new water heaters. 

Water Heater Repairs

It is a very jarring and unwanted surprise when you are taking a shower and the water suddenly gets cold. Do you notice your water heater making some unusual noises? These are indicators that your water heater needs repairs or to be replaced. Trust the experienced staff at Tualatin Valley Plumbing to diagnose the cause of the problem with your water heater and repair the issue as quickly as possible.

How To Tell If Your Water Heater Has a Problem.

A cold shower is an obvious sign that your water heater is having issues, but there are several other signs to watch out for:

  • Water that is too hot or not hot enough

  • Low hot water pressure

  • Water that takes too long to reheat

  • Rust-colored, murky, or sandy water

  • Water that has a metallic smell or taste

  • Water leaks, rust, or corrosion around the tank’s base or fittings 

  • A pilot light that won’t light or stay lit

  • A leaky or faulty T & P valve

  • Weird sounds coming from your water heater such as whining, gurgling, rumbling, or popping

Is it time to replace your water heater?

The average water heater has a life expectancy of 8-12 years. If your water heater has made it 10 years, we recommend replacing it before you experience catastrophic failure. The older your water heater gets, the less efficiently it runs, increasing your energy costs and the cost for repairs. Regular maintenance can help extend the life of your water heater but eventually they all fail. 

Why should you hire TVP to install your water heater?

Installing a water heater is a job best left for the professionals. Our plumbing technicians have serviced and replaced hundreds of water heaters over the years and we guarantee they will get the job done right. We specialize in residential and small-commercial gas, electric, and tankless water heater installation. A plumbing professional will evaluate your family's hot water needs so they can make the best recommendation for you. It is important to us that you have enough information to make an informed decision. Our technicians are extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you may have. Between our expertise and use of top-quality American-made products, TVP will have you enjoying hot water for years to come. 

Which is Better Gas, Electric or Tankless?

The answer to this question largely depends on your needs as well as your initial budget. Essentially, a tankless water heater provides the same thing that a traditional hot water heater does; hot water. However, a tankless water heater will cost more to install but is much more energy efficient in the long-run. 

Rising in popularity over the years, electric water heaters are a fantastic choice for environmentally friendly households. Electric water heater installation is typically quick and easy, allowing you to get back to enjoying warm water in no time. Some pros and cons of an electric water heater include:


  • Lower upfront costs

  • Longer service life (20-30 years)

  • Energy-efficient and environmentally friendly

  • Safe and simple to operate


  • Slow reheating times on the water

  • High monthly operating costs

  • Can be affected by power outages

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The most common water heater is the gas water heater. Great for households who have a high demand for hot water, gas water heaters excel at reheating water once it is depleted from the tank. Other pros and cons of a gas water heater include:


  • Quick reheating times for heavy hot water usage

  • Lower monthly costs when compared to electric water heaters

  • Can use pre-existing gas lines, making installation quick and easy


  • Shorter service life than its electrical counterpart (15-20 years)

  • Requires a gas line, which can lead to more costly installation if none exists

Be sure to discuss your hot water needs and expectations with your plumber before installation. You might find that you can have all of your hot water needs met with a more efficient, or reliable water heater than you’ve previously had.

One of the biggest choices you’ll have to make when it comes to your water heater installation is whether you’re going to go with a tanked heater, or tankless. Tankless water heaters are effective at saving floor space, and eliminate the need for a tank of heated water, while tanked water heaters provide a more reliable stream of hot water.


  • High efficiency.

  • Can provide steady amount of hot water for much longer.

  • MUCH smaller.


  • More expensive to buy and install.

  • My need multiple units to keep up with high demand for hot water all at once.

  • May require more maintenance.

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Schedule fast & reliable Portland plumbing service with the highly trained specialists at Tualatin Valley Plumbing.
(503) 607-7242 or contact us online today to get started!

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