Water Heater Services


Water heaters can become quite neglected over time because they go for such an extended period of time without any problems and are generally taken for granted. However, the sooner you call Kay Plumbing, the more time and money we can save you when it comes to your service needs. Many problems, if caught in time, can be repaired.  If allowed to continue, the same problems can ruin the water heater and require a replacement.

Water Heater Repair Made Easy

Repair couldn't be simpler, just call us and have one of our qualified technicians come to your home or business to give you an estimate. We have fast and dependable service, flat rate pricing, and an "all work guaranteed" policy. One of the reasons we are different from other Columbia plumbing companies is because of our full parts and labor warranty. If any water heaters or parts break under warranty, we will fix or replace them for free!

Boilers are repaired by Kay Plumbing too!

Why Call Us For Water Heater Installation?

Water heater installation and repair  is a big part of our daily work. Our quality technicians are factory trained to repair and install Noritz tankless water heaters. We also install and repair tankless water heaters like Takagi, Rinnai, Bosch, Aquastar, Paloma, State, AO Smith, and Rheem. If you are looking for tank-type water heater installation and repair, we are factory trained for Bradford White brand water heaters.  Installation and repair for AO Smith, State, Rheem, Whirlpool, GE, American, Kenmore, and State can also be completed by our plumbers.

Kay Plumbing  has the knowledge and skill to perform all types of repair and installation including water heaters ranging from under sink, point-of-use models to large commercial models like those needed for apartment buildings. We can get your water heater installed safely and efficiently and make sure that it meets all city and state codes. Don't want to go buy one your self, we can even offer you a quality Bradford White brand water heater. All of this and more makes Kay Plumbing the one-stop Columbia plumbing company for all of your plumbing needs.

Superior Water Heater Installation

Water heater installation from your local Columbia plumbing expert is definitely the best option. Being locally owned and operated gives us the edge over any chain appliance store who promises installation or  repair when you purchase water heaters from them. Do you really want to be surprised at who the store hires to show up at your home and install or repair? Instead of calling a chain appliance store, call the plumbing pros at Kay Plumbing, and let our plumbing experts take care of your water heater problems today!

Kay Plumbing offers 6 and 12 year full parts & labor warranties on all of our standard & premiere models. We can do this because of the quality of our products and our superior installation procedures!

Water Heater Tune Up


Konrad working on a water heater
A water heater tune up is something that should be done every year. Interestingly enough, a water heater tune up done every year pays for itself. This is because when you get your water heater serviced every year, you can improve its energy efficiency by up to 15%, which can be more than the cost of the water heater tune up itself. If you have an older water heater that has never been serviced, you may be getting less and less hot water as it gets older. This doesn't necessarily mean that your water heater needs to be replaced; it may just need a tune up.

What We Look for When We Check Your Water Heater

A water heater tune up from Kay Plumbing includes a check on every part of your water heater that could be causing it to use more energy to heat less water. We'll check the safety relief valve, test the emergency shutoff valve, test the water temperature, clean the burner assembly, clean the intake filters, test the power supply, test the emergency gas shutoff valve, test the flu draft, check the flu piping, test the water pressure, check for leaks and corrosion, and test the electric elements. This will ensure that your water heater is working to its maximum potential.

Extra Tune-Up Steps

A water heater tune-up may also require removing sediment in the bottom of the tank. If there is a lot of sediment at the bottom of the tank, this prevents the tank from heating the water as efficiently. Partly draining the tank removes some of the sediment. We may also recommend insulation around the tank if it is older and doesn't need to be replaced. This will also improve the efficiency of the way the hot water tank heats water and keeps it at the right temperature.

Water Heater Replacement

A water heater tune up will also include a check for leaks. If we find too much corrosion or leaks on an old water heater, we may recommend that you replace it. Chances are, you will be much happier with a new water heater if your current water heater is more than 20 years old. A new water heater will save on gas or electricity and produce a more readily abundant supply of hot water. You may even want to switch to a tank-less water heater to save even more energy. Of course, with a new water heater installation, you will receive a new warranty from the manufacturer as well as an installation warranty from Kay Plumbing. So, if you would like to get a water heater tune up, give us a call! At Kay Plumbing, we provide honest, reliable service on your water heater tune up or water heater installation.


Looking for a Tank-Less?

Tank-less water heaters are becoming very popular in the Columbia area due to the energy savings and instant hot water they provide. Kay Plumbing has a special page dedicated just to how we can help you with tank-less install, repair and maintenance.