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Water Heaters


Water Heaters are unsung appliances, often forgotten until they spring a leak or stop working altogether. If older models, they can also be inefficient dinosaurs, using more resources than is necessary for your home. Even if your water heater is still doing its job, you may want to consider an energy assessment conducted by a master plumber and utility contractor. At B&D Plumbing, we wear both hats, so we are in a prime position to help you decide what’s best for your home.

For many homeowners in Maryland and Northern Virginia, environmental sustainability is a priority. And even if it isn’t a top concern for you personally, who does not like to save on energy costs? Many homeowners even qualify for State tax credits with the installation of energy efficient appliances, so it’s a win-win. At the very least, a free consultation about the best options available for your layout and budget is always a good idea.

In the current market, many homebuyers are very interested in Tankless Water Heaters, or Demand Type Water Heaters. Heat only what you use, no more and no less. If you don’t feel this options meets your demand, there are also Hybrid Water Heaters to consider. With decades of experience and expertise, we can advise you about these alternative options, as well as standard water heaters. As with any appliance installation, you want to work with a professional you can trust. We will not upsell you on an appliance that could service 5 homes rather than just yours. Bigger is not always better when it comes to function and value. Ask a plumber, not your local home appliance store.

Signs that your water heater needs to be serviced or replaced include

  • You notice a leak
  • Your water is not heating, or only turning warm rather than hot
  • You see rust in your hot water
  • There is mud or sand in your hot water
  • Your hot water has a metallic smell and taste
  • Your water heater is older than 10 years
  • Your household requires heavy usage
  • Your appliance is noisy

Well respected in the industry, Bob and Dave are both members of the Master Plumbers Association WSMPA. Additionally, we have long-standing and personable relationships with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission WSSC, and Better Business Bureau. We stay on top of rules and regulation changes, so we are always equipped with the latest information about the how and the why. When you hire a B&D Master Plumber, you are hiring a quality plumber at a quality price.

Call us today for your Free Consultation! 301-595-1141.