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139 Years Of Good Old-Fashioned Water Heater Repair & Replace Service

Not all plumbers are equal. PDM certified plumbers are kinda neat freaks who go above and beyond for electric or gas hot water heater repair or replacement service.

We genuinely care about your safety, improving property value, and educating you on the products that fit your unique needs. Ask for a FREE  water heater replacement estimate.

Restore The Flow With Fabulous Hot Water Heater Repair Service

Our smiling team of hot water experts are ready to help. Residential or commercial Hot Water Heater FAQ page may help to get the hot water flowing.

Comprehensive Water Heater Maintenance Services

It’s recommended that you have it regularly inspected and flushed at least every year or so. Doing so will prevent the build-up of sediment and will go a long way toward helping your water heater last for years to come. Learn more about water heater maintenance tips.

If you’re looking for the best in water heater maintenance, PDM has you covered. Contact PDM with any questions by calling 815-390-7095 .

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FREE estimate to replace a water heater.

PDM Water Heater Installation Service is currently offering a special discount on replacing a water heater. Standard tank, power vent, heat pump water heater and tankless water heater models. This offer is valid for a limited time only, so be sure to contact PDM today! Financing available.

As the oldest water heater expert around we'd be honored to help get the hot water flowing again. Call by noon for same day replacement in greater Joliet area. Contact PDM today by calling 815-390-7095 .

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  1. A reputation that is second to none.  We offered the first tank water heaters in the 1890's. Since then we've been trusted by homes and businesses from hospitals to manufacturing to education to keep the hot water flowing. Plus, over 1,300 Five Star Reviews shows we have your back.
  2. Proven 139 year track record means we are experienced in all types of water heater systems and are familiar with your situation regardless of what it is.
  3. Stay on the cutting edge of information. We bring this education directly to you, so you can be sure you have the very best available.
  4. Phenomenal service experience with the utmost respect and courtesy while delivering your service on time.
  5. Happiness guarantee. If you aren’t completely thrilled we will rush back at no charge and no obligation to correct the situation.
  6. The Herald News Will County's Readers' Choice Award winner. We search high and low for the best water heater repair and replacement options. Will solve your problem the right way, on-time, and guaranteed. You'll learn what needs fixing,  replacing, or maintaining, and what can wait.


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  • Direct vent draws air for combustion from outside rather than inside.
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  • Electric gives you outstanding performance with single and double element models.
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What to do if my water heater leaks?

If your heater is in the basement and a drain nearby it is less worrisome. The first thing to do is turn off the water flowing into the tank. There is a dedicated shutoff valve on the pipes that you should be able to turn clockwise to shut off the water. If the valve is broken or you cannot find it, you can turn off the main water to your house. The water heater may continue to leak temporarily depending on where the leak is located.

PDM Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Since 1885 provides expert water heater repair and replacement services. We are happy to help with any leaks you may have and are available for emergencies. Contact us today to speak with one of our highly trained team members!

When is it time to replace a water heater?

If you have been having issues with your water heater, there are a few signs that could indicate it is time to replace your unit:

  • Age - If your water heater is ten years old or more, it is probably time for a new one. Standard tank storage water heaters are built to last about ten years. To find out how old your water heater is, you can check the serial number. The second and third characters represent the year the unit was manufactured.
  • Noises - If your water heater is making banging or loud sounds, most likely sediment has built up at the bottom of the tank and water is having a hard time flowing through the pipes. You can try to drain your tank of the sediment, but if it has hardened you will most likely need a new one.
  • Leaks - If your water heater tank is leaking, you will probably need a replacement. Make sure that if there is a leak, it is not one of the connections or fittings to the tank, which are easy repairs.

What is the average cost to repair a water heater?

On average, you can expect to pay around $200 - $400 to repair a standard tank hot water heater. Some common repairs to water heaters include:

  • Replacing thermostat.
  • Replacing heating element.
  • Repair thermocouple.
  • Repair connections or fittings that could be leaking.

For more information on water heater repairs, or to schedule a service, contact PDM today!

Why is the water in my home not hot enough?

This issue can be broken down into two common problems: not having enough hot water and having to wait a long time for the hot water to come back. Here are the answers to help with these two issues: 

  • Not enough hot water. Check the thermostat setting, it may be set too low. But be careful, a hotter setting can lead to scalding within seconds. Check the dip tube, if the dip tube has broken or fallen off, incoming cold water will be drawn out through the hot water outlet without being heated. Other possible causes are clogged burners and low gas pressure. If you have an older water heater, scale build-up can also be a problem.

Slow hot water recovery. Sediment buildup in the bottom of the water heater tank is a likely cause; flushing the water heater may help. Another cause could be insufficient combustion air caused by insufficient ventilation, a clogged flue (could be dangerous and allow carbon monoxide poisoning) or improper burner operation.

How much does it cost to repair a water heater?

The precise cost depends on the problems you're having, the time it takes to fix them, and other factors. Here are some of the most frequent problems with water heaters that consumers encounter and their approximate cost: 

  • A replacement dip tube costs approximately $10 on average, and having it properly fixed can cost up to $150.
  • A new pressure relief valve costs around $20, and repairs can cost up to $200.
  • It's suggested that you replace your anode rod every five years or so, which will cost you around $20 to $50.

Get emergency drinking water from a water heater during a disaster.

An average home water heater can give you 30 and 60 gallons of clean drinking water during a disaster.

  • Turn off your gas valve or electrical breaker
  • Keep the water in the tank safe by closing the water supply valve to the tank.
  • Find the drain shit off valve at the bottom of the tank. This is where clean water comes from. Attach a short garden hose or use the clothes washer supply hose.
  • In order for water to be drained from the tank open any hot water faucet in the building to allow air in.
  • Remove any hard water sediment that has collected at the bottom of the water heater by draining a little using the hose. Be careful as the water is hot.

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Marie L. Elwood, IL

“When emergency strikes, PDM is quick to give service and help rectify situation. Whether it’s replacing a leaky water heater or failing air conditioner, they get the job done quickly & efficiently. Highly recommend!" 


Will You Invite Over Just Any Plumber?

Not all plumbers are the same. PDM Plumbers are specialists, not a jack of all trades. Your professional plumber is certified, licensed, fully insured, background checked and has random drug testing for your protection. We wear shoe covers and gloves and clean up.

No matter how big or small the hot water job is, the experts at PDM would be more than happy to help in any way we can! PDM has offered the best water heaters for 139 years. Schedule an appointment today by calling 815-390-7095 .

Water Heater Financing - Flexible, Affordable Payment Options.

We know that installing new equipment can be a big decision. That’s why we offer financing options to help you stay within your budget.

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