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Water Heaters Howell, MI

When homeowners in Howell, MI first turn on their hot water for a shower or to do some dishes, they do not expect to feel lukewarm water. Even if they do, it is easy to assume that another person in the household got to the hot water reserves first. However, if water heater maintenance has not been on the homeowner’s list of things to do around the house for a while, lukewarm water may be only the beginning.

Fortunately, Kearns Mechanical is here to help homeowners get their water heater up and running again as soon as possible. We offer a wide range of water heater services to residents of Howell, MI, including:


Water heaters can work without much of a problem for many years, making it easy for homeowners to overlook the recommended maintenance. However, the lifespan of a water heater can be extended significantly if properly maintained. Kearns Mechanical provides maintenance services that can help homeowners do just that.

How a water heater is maintained depends somewhat on its type. A gas or electric tank water heater will need to have the tank flushed periodically to prevent mineral sediment deposits from building up, causing rust that can eat through steel completely. Additionally, Kearns Mechanical will check the anode rod for corrosive material buildup and replace it if necessary.

Another important step in water heater maintenance is testing the pressure relief valve. The technicians at Kearns Mechanical will test to make sure that the valve is working correctly. If it is malfunctioning, the tank could explode from building up too much pressure.

Tankless water heaters will need to be flushed and have the intake filter cleaned periodically. The intake filter prevents debris from clogging up the water heater’s system.

Repair & Replacement

Water heater repair and replacement is an essential service provided by Kearns Mechanical. Even the most well-maintained water heaters may eventually have parts break or need to be replaced. The highly professional technicians at Kearns Mechanical. are proficient in all water heater problems and can help homeowners understand what may need to be repaired. 

In the event that a water heater does need to be replaced rather than repaired, Kearns Mechanical. offers one of the most popular brands of water heaters in the country. Rheem has been manufacturing water heaters for over 70 years and offers some of the most efficient models on the market.

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Signs There is a Problem with the Water Heater

It is easy for homeowners in Howell, MI to overlook problems with their water heater. However, there are several telltale signs that the water heater needs to be checked by a professional that homeowners should try to pay attention to whenever possible. Some of these signs include:

Not Enough Hot Water. One of the most common complaints from homeowners about their water heater is that there is only enough hot water for one hot shower per day. If this happens, there is likely a problem with the water heater. This is most often the result of sediment building up a tank, but it is best to have it checked by a qualified professional. 

Water Temperature Fluctuations. Another sign that there are problems with water heater issues with varying temperatures. If homeowners notice that the water is boiling hot then suddenly it is cold and they have not touched the faucet handle, they should have their unit checked by a professional. It is likely there is a problem with the water heater’s heating element.

Water Leaking from the Water heater. Homeowners may notice a wet spot on the floor below the water heater. If they do, they should call a water heater professional right away. They are likely dealing with a serious internal failure that should be addressed immediately.

Reduced Water Flow. If the water pressure seems lacking when it used to be forceful, the water heater could be to blame. There could be a buildup of sediment deposits in the water heater that are gumming up the works and making it difficult for water to pass through. This should be handled sooner rather than later, as the buildup will worsen over time and could eventually break the water heater altogether.

Kearns Mechanical

Kearns Mechanical is a family-owned and operated business that was started by Greg and Diane Kearns in 1998. Servicing the Livingston County area, Kearns Mechanical prides themselves on their superior craftsmanship and trustworthiness. All of their staff hold the same high standard of service and are background checked, drug tested, and trained extensively for the job.

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