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10507 Deakins Hall Drive, Hyattsville, Maryland 20783, United States

301 537-8684

W.L. Vorhies Plumbing and Heating

Plumbing and Heating Service & Hot Water Heaters

Hot Water Heaters

Hot Water Heater Flushing

An Annual Flush?

 You can do it yourself, or call Vorhies;

Is your shower water lukewarm? Does it take a long time to get hot water from the tap? The most common sign of a failing water heater is a lack of sufficient hot water.

Most standard water heaters contain a 30 to 50 gallon storage tank. As the water is heated (usually by a gas or electric source), water minerals separate and settle at the bottom of the water storage tank. Over time, these mineral deposits build up in the tank and create a barrier between the burner and the water. This means that less heat reaches the water — and your showers get colder!

The more the sediment builds up, the harder your tank’s heating elements have to work. Eventually, the heater will fail — either leaking or ceasing to operate altogether. The result? A costly water bill caused by leaking and a heater that needs to be completely replaced!

Hot Water Heater Repair & Replacement

Gas Hot Water Heaters

You've tried draining the tank. If the performance is still inadeqate, or there is evidence of a leak, it may have to be replaced.

This is NOT a job for Harry Homeowner- or for the "plumbers" you see outside of  7-11 or Home Depot.

It is gas folks.  Flammable and Explosive. 

Vorhies is licensed and insured to work on gas.

Hot Water Heaters

Electric Hot Water Heaters

Newer Hot Water heaters can be surprisingly efficient (though not in  the same categorty as gas).

If your water heater is twenty years old. it is probably due for replacement.

If it is gurgling, or underperforming, don't risk spilling 50+ gallons of 150* water over your carpets or hardwood floors.

 The inconvenience and expense of replacing a hot water heater is little compared to replacing moldy rugs and warped floor boards.

Full Service Plumbing & Heating

Leaking Pipe repairs near me

Fix Leaks and Frozen/Broken Pipes

 The average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.   Leaks can also damage other areas in your home. 


Hot Water Heaters


Steam or hot water, if that boiler in the basement needs a tuneup, or is just aging out, give us a call.

We are licensed and insured pipe fitters and have worked on nearly every model made in the last fifty years.

Radiant heat?  You'll love having warm floors, rather than hot dry air.

drains cleaning near me


Clogged drains are slow and gross and that's when they work at all. We can get your drain back to pristine condition if you make the call. Satisfaction guaranteed!   Snakes in a Plane may be a B-movie, but Snakes in your Plumber's Van  can get our drains cleared fast.