Need a Plumber in the Vancouver or Portland Metro Area?

Simpson has been the plumber of choice in both Vancouver and Camas for almost four decades. Family owned and operated, we offer a personal touch for all your general residential and commercial plumbing needs. And don’t forget: We also install and repair water heaters.

Special Offers

Members of our Service Plan get an additional 15% off an install.

Water Heater Repair & Installation

Need a new water heater? Water heaters can fail with little warning. If your unit is getting on in years, it’s a good idea to think about a replacement before it becomes urgent. When a water heater breaks, you’ll face at least a day or two with no hot water. Even worse, a busted unit may leak, damaging your home or creating a safety hazard.

Choose a water heater based on your hot water usage, preference of power source, and budget. Simpson Plumbing can help you find the best unit for your needs. We install tank (both conventional and hybrid models) and tankless water heaters.

Conventional Heaters

Newer-model tank water heaters have better insulation than older ones. They retain heat longer and use less energy. These familiar appliances come in various sizes.

Hybrid Heaters

These tank water heaters use heat-pump technology. They’re more energy efficient than conventional models.

Tankless Heaters

Energy-efficient and compact, tankless water heaters produce hot water on demand. Some models come with a small auxiliary tank to ensure the fast delivery of hot water.

Signs Your Water Heater Is Failing

  • Discolored water: Brown hot water indicates the tank may be rusting. If you suspect a problem with rust, call Simpson Plumbing before the heater develops a leak. We’ll check the tank and suggest a remedy.
  • Rumbling noises: Sediment in a water heater tank causes the unit to rumble and may eventually damage the heating element or tank lining. A buildup of sediment is caused when naturally occurring minerals in the water solidify and settle.
  • Puddle near the heater: Check around the heater to determine if the unit is leaking or if the water is coming from elsewhere. A cracked tank generally isn’t worth repairing. Call a plumber to recommend a new water heater or to repair the leak if it’s coming from another source.

The above signs could indicate an appliance that has run its course. For other types of problems, use our troubleshooting guide to diagnose water heater problems. Some of the items in our guide are best left to a plumber, electrician or gas company.

Water Heater Installation and Repair

Proper water heater repair is important for many reasons, not the least of which is your family’s safety. In addition, optimizing the performance of your hot water heater can also help reduce your energy bill.

If you’re having problems related to an improper water heater installation or one that simply needs maintenance, choosing the right plumber makes all the difference in the world.

Schedule an appointment with one of our licensed technicians. With our knowledge of gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters, your installation or repair can be handled in a timely manner.

Flat-Rate Plumbing Service Pricing Means No Up-Selling

We offer upfront, flat-rate pricing on all our plumbing jobs, along with a team of highly skilled and trained technicians that will ensure your plumbing needs are taken care of.