Invest in Your Water Heater with Master Plumbers in the Columbia Area

With good care, you can maximize the energy efficiency and lifespan of your water heater. If you’re ready to replace an old water heater or you want regular maintenance, Kay Plumbing will help you make choices that save you money in the long run.

From Water Heater Replacement to Routine Water Heater Flushing, You’re Covered

There are dozens of makes and models for each type of water heater out there. You need a plumbing company that can handle them all and knows the difference between a simple fix and necessary replacement.

Water Heater Repair

Water Heater Repair Services

Cold water doesn’t inherently mean you need a whole new water heater. It could just mean you have a faulty heating element that needs to be inexpensively replaced. Kay Plumbing will diagnose the issue and make what is usually a quick fix for you.

Water heater maintenance

Water Heater Maintenance Services

The best way to avoid unexpected repairs and to extend the life of your water heater is prevention. From replacing your anode rod every few years to avoid corrosion inside your tank water heater to flushing sediment build up out of your system every year or so, Kay Plumbing has you covered.

Water heater installation

Water Heater Installation Services

From solar and hybrid hot water heaters to traditional tank, electric, or gas water heaters, you want to make sure your system is correctly installed and up to applicable building code. We’ll make sure you have the system that’s best for your needs based on what you tell us, and we’ll provide a stress-free installation.

Tankless Water Heater Services

Tankless, or “on-demand,” water heaters are becoming more popular for reasons that include their small size, energy efficiency, reduced utility costs, and better carbon footprint compared to more traditional water heaters. We’ll help you figure out what new tankless water heater is best for your needs, as well as whether it’s the right system for your home given factors like budget.

Why Work with Kay Plumbing?

You want to see the returns on the investment you’ve made on such an important home fixture as your water heater. We’ll install it correctly the first time, and we’ll keep it running smoothly so it reaches the longest lifespan it can.


Same-Day and 24/7 Emergency Services

A broken water heater is stressful. Kay Plumbing is punctual. No matter what day of the year or hour of the day, we’ll come out when we said we would and get right to diagnosing and fixing the issue. Your day will be back on track in no time.


We Handle Any Plumbing Service

From the big job of installing a new water heater to a routine inspection or system flushing, you want a service that’s reliable and consistent. We bring our high quality services to every job we do, no matter how big or small it is.


Stress-Free Plumbing Repairs

You’ll never be calling someone out behind us. We arrive with fully stocked vans, so we’re always ready to start. We take pride in doing the job right the first time, and we always leave things clean and tidy before we leave your home.


Nearly 15 Years of Experience

We’ve been serving South Carolina since 2008. We’ve kept up as water heater technology improves and changes. We know how the local geography of the Midlands can affect any water heater you choose. You don’t have to take our word for it – hundreds of customers who have been in your position have shared their experiences with our service.


Reliable Services

Your water heater is one of the most vital parts of your home. We’re going to be upfront with you about the issue we’ve found, the cost to repair it, and why. We’ll answer the questions you have, and we’ll always arrive on time.


Fully Stocked Vans & Warehouses

We arrive at your home with everything we can anticipate needing for a job. In the case a repair requires something unexpected, you’re not going to wait days for us to place an order and get the part in. You’ll just be waiting as long as it takes us to get to our Lexington warehouse, grab the spare, and come back.


Clean & Tidy

Plumbing can get messy fast. Once your water heater is ready to go, you probably want a nice, hot shower, not to clean up. We leave your home neat and tidy, so you’ll never be cleaning up behind us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I install, repair, or otherwise service my water heater myself?

Handy homeowners can handle some water heater maintenance and repairs. We advise against installing a new water heater yourself, especially if it’s a different system from the previous one, because you may unintentionally make a mistake, void your warranty, not install it to building code, or otherwise set yourself up for a future visit by your plumber anyway.

How do I know if my water heater is failing?

The obvious sign of a failing water heater is only getting cold water, but it’s not the only sign. Here are some other symptoms to look out for:

  • The water temperature is wildly inconsistent or never above lukewarm.
  • Your water heater is leaking.
  • Your water pressure is low.
  • Water is coming from your tap discolored or with a metallic scent.
  • Your water heater is making weird noises.
  • You’re making repairs that will cost more in the long run than buying a brand new water heater would cost.
  • You get hot water, but it runs out quickly.
  • Your utility bills are higher than usual, but your usage hasn’t changed.

If your water heater has water dripping or pooling around the base of the tank, you need a plumber as soon as possible. This is a sign of an irreparable internal issue, and if it’s not handled, it can turn into a much more serious problem than replacing your water heater.

How often should I have my water heater serviced?

Generally, how often you should service your water heater depends on what kind you have, as well as how hard your water is, what the local weather conditions are on average, and more. As a rule of thumb, having your unit serviced once a year or so is ideal; more often is better if you have hard water in order to prevent too much sediment build up.

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