A conventional (tank type) water heater is the most common type and is a plumbing appliance that heats water above its ambient temperature in a tank and then stores the heated water in the same tank until needed.  Gas and electricity are the commonplace water heating energy types.


General Water Heater Services


GPS Plumbing, a full-service plumbing company, offers a comprehensive set of services including:


  • Installation/Replacement
  • Repair
  • Annual Inspection and Maintenance Services
  • Maintenance


for most types, brands, and sizes of conventional water heaters.


Scope of Services


Our services range in scope:


  • From replacing an existing conventional water heater with a high efficiency model
  • To fixing or replacing components such as sacrificial rods, thermostats, and valves
  • To relocations due to remodeling projects, and
  • More


Conventional Water Heater Services


Our full range of conventional water heater services includes:


  • Gas fueled water heater repair, replacement and installation – most if not all models, makes, and brands
  • Maintenance and inspection on most models, makes, and brands
  • Electric fueled water heater repair, replacement and installation
  • Piping leak detection and repair
  • Water heater leak repair
  • Code upgrading
  • Expansion tanks installation and replacement
  • Relocations
  • Water alarms
  • Pressure regulators
  • Consultation and inspection
  • Routine maintenance services – tank flushing, relief valve testing and repair, anode rod inspection and more.


GPS Plumbing has the experience, knowledge, and skill to repair, replace, and install most if not all brands, styles, types of conventional water heaters both gas and electric fueled. 


Installation and Replacement Services


A new water heater installed by GPS Plumbing will provide you and your family with sufficient hot water for all your family’s needs including bathing, dishwashing, laundry and showering. 


We install most major brands of conventional hot water heaters, and can help you choose the most appropriate water heater and size that meets your needs.  We can replace your old conventional water with one with a larger storage capacity and a more energy efficient rating – at your choosing.  


Our installation and replacement service includes:


  • Delivery of the new or replacement water heater
  • Draining the old water heater
  • Disconnecting the faulty/leaking water heater from the fuel source, water and venting systems
  • Installing the new or replacement unit and connecting it to the fuel source (gas or electricity), and water and venting systems
  • Filling and testing of the new unit to ensure proper operation
  • Ensuring that the fuel source, water and venting is code complaint
  • Complete cleanup of the work area
  • Removable and disposal (most are recyled) of the old water heater
  • Providing operating instructions for the new unit


Our replacement and installation services are one of the best values in the DFW area!  We do not have the inflated inventory overheads associated with stocking large quantities of water heaters like large franchised Plumbing Companies or Retail Stores.  Consequently, our cost of doing business is lower, and we pass those savings on to you – our valued customer.


There is no job too small or simple, or too large or complex, for GPS Plumbing.  Our conventional water heater installatio, repair and replacement prices are honest, competitive and fixed.  You complete satisfaction is our top priority as attested to by being a multi-year Angie’s List Super Service Award recipient.


Repair Services


If you suspect a water heater problem contact GPS Plumbing. We are water heater experts and will quickly identify the problem, offer solutions, and fix it fast at a fair and competitive fixed price.  Whether your conventional water heater is gas or electricity fueled, GPS Plumbing can either, fix it or replace it, depending on its condition and age.


Our repair services include:


  • Anode rod replacement
  • Dip tube replacement
  • Shut off valve replacement and or repair
  • Gas supply line inspection and repair
  • Thermocouple replacement
  • Thermostat replacement
  • Heating element replacement (electric)
  • Repair or replacement of water supply line
  • Fix water and gas leaks
  • Other gas, water and plumbing appliance services


Hot water is a very important commodity whether it is at your DFW residence or place business.  You can be confident that we will get to the origin of the problem, fix it in the shortest amount of time, and at the least amount of cost to you.


Annual Inspection and Maintenance Services


For an appliance that is relied upon every single day, conventional water heaters do not receive much attention until they malfunction and stop producing hot water.  Even if your water heater resides in an obscure location and very quietly satisfies your hot water needs, it does not mean that the appliance is completely maintenance free.


With proper maintenance, the life of your water heater extends for years by retaining GPS Plumbing’s annual inspection and maintenance services.


Inspection Service





  • Gas pressure
  • Check water temperature
  • Operation


  • Pilot and burner assembly


  • Thermocouple or flame sensor
  • Pressure and temperature relief valve
  • Water shut off valves and tag
  • Flue piping
  • Draft inducer
  • Electrical connections


We also preform the following:



  • Check water pressure PSI


  • Water supply lines
  • Expansion tank
  • Circulating pump


  • Water sample for hardness – PH values


Maintenance Service


When water enters the water heater tank, dirt, sediment and various minerals settle on the tank bottom.  Depending on the water’s quality, these superfluous "deposits" add up and quickly diminish the heating efficiency of the unit.  Lower efficiencies result in higher operating cost.  These deposits also stimulate rust production and are another cause of early water heater replacement. 


Having GPS Plumbing service the water heater at regularly scheduled intervals can optimize the performance of the unit, and significantly prolong its useful life.


Routine maintenance tasks performed include:


  • Draining and flushing the water heater to eliminate built-up sediment and minerals
  • Fixing any problems or deficiencies identified in the inspection.


Water Heater Gas Piping Inspection





  • Incoming gas pressure


  • Gas piping
  • Shut offs and tag
  • Flex connections


  • Customers of code requirements and violations if any