Water Heaters


Professional, Trustworthy Water Heater Services


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Water Heater Services

McAdams Plumbing offers the highest quality water heater services in Colorado with specials available regularly.

Don’t leave the safety of your home to an amateur. Allow our licensed professionals to replace your water heater using the proper tools and following all Colorado state plumbing codes.

McAdams Plumbing brings complete service expertise from simple repairs to new water heater installations.

Our Plumbers Are:

  • Licensed
  • Insured
  • Bonded
  • Experienced
  • Salaried
  • Craftsmen (not salesmen)

All of our water heater replacement services include the removal and recycling of your existing water heater, installation of a thermal expansion valve, minor flue repairs and upgrades, and all water and gas connections.

Call 303-465-1900 now for more information on our water heater installation services.

Important: Stay up to date on new government water heater regulations, learn more here.

Water Heater Repair


Water Heater Repair


If your water heater tank is leaking from a fitting, it probably can be fixed. But, if it is leaking from the actual tank, such as a rust spot or seam, it’s likely time to find a new water heater.

Our Master plumbers are happy to come out and inspect your water heater to ensure it’s functioning properly. We’ll make recommendations of what’s repairable, replaceable, and appropriate for your water heater.

There are many factors that come in to play regarding water heaters. Age, workload, brand, model, etc. We can take the guessing out for you and give you honest feedback to save you money and hassle.

In some cases though, it’s much cheaper in the long run to replace rather than repair a water heater.

Water Heater Replacement


Water Heater Replacement


The average life expectancy of a water heater is roughly 7 years according to industry sources. It’s no coincidence that the average water heater warranty is for 6 years.

If your water heater is 7 years or older, we will likely recommend you replace rather than fix it. While you may be able to buy some time with a repair, we don’t want to see you putting money into a unit that is on it’s way out.

Allow McAdams Plumbing to perform your water heater replacement using a top of the line Bradford White water heater.

As a Bradford White partner and installer, McAdams Plumbing has the expertise to give you the highest quality installation, recommend the best water heater for your individual needs, offer same day repairs, and can help with any warranty needs.

Water Heater Installation

Replacing a water heater can be a dangerous job if you don’t know what you are doing. We’re talking about gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning if mistakes are made. That’s serious business!

The plumbers at McAdams Plumbing have been installing water heaters for over 40 years.

If you have purchased a water heater yourself but are unsure on how to install it, please let us give you a hand. You will be able to sleep better knowing your family is safe because your water heater has been installed by a licensed, experienced professional.

We install the following customer supplied brands:

  • Bradford White
  • A.O. Smith
  • State
  • Ruud
  • Rheem
  • American

If you don’t see your model on the list give us a call at 303-465-1900 and we would be happy to discuss your install.


  • Professionally installed from a Licensed Plumber
  • Any warranty issues are handled directly by us and resolved ASAP
    • You won’t have to wait days for parts to be approved and delivered
    • You deal directly with us, no 1-800 numbers or recordings
  • We use only the highest grade water heaters
    • Bradford White – Made for the plumbing industry
  • Manufacturer warranty + parts and labor warranty
  • We Don’t sell Knock off brand names; all units are purchased directly from a licensed supplier
  • We do offer Energy Efficient water heaters
  • We use water heaters built for the elevation here in Colorado (not all are)
  • Several types to choose from


Video on how your water heater can explode if not properly maintained.

Common Reasons for Early Water Heater Failure

  • Poor installation
  • Improper installation
  • Water heater not altitude rated
  • Thermal Expansion

Thermal Expansion 

Thermal expansion happens when water within the closed system of your home’s plumbing system has no way of draining back into the city water supply.

Because of this inability to drain, excess water is heated and pressure builds up within the home’s water heater if an expansion valve or tank is not installed. This pressure pushes against the inside of the tank causing it to bulge.

This can be dangerous. This is a very common cause of early water heater rupture and can void the warranty of the tank. Please be aware of signs of thermal expansion, such as the inversion of the tank’s supply lines, as seen in the pictures above.

If you are not sure whether you have/need a thermal expansion tank or valve, or are noticing signs of thermal expansion, please contact McAdams Plumbing right away at 303-465-1900.

Benefits of Bradford White Water Heaters

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Make a Great Water Heater Even Better!

On the heels of the extremely successful introduction of the Bradford White ICON System™, comes an incredible selection of Bradford White ICON System™ Accessory Packages. Now you can make a great water heater even better, receive real solutions for your hot water needs.

The revolutionary ICON System™ allows the integration of accessories because of the unique communication port built into the control itself. It all starts with the Accessory Module. The Accessory Module is mounted to the water heater and connected to the communication port. From this module, any or all of the Accessory Packages are controlled and powered.

The Accessory Packages are designed for protection and performance. The Protection Package will help mitigate damage from a leak. It includes a leak detection sensor that triggers an alarm and a rubber dam that collects water to enhance detection capabilities. There is also an Inlet Shut-Off Valve Package that connects to the Accessory Module for added protection against water damage.

The Performance Package includes a programmable control similar to a thermostat for a heating and cooling system. The control can save up to 36% on energy usage. There is also an integrated mixing device (IMD) included in the Performance Package. This advanced thermostatic mixing valve allows higher stored water temperatures, increasing usable hot water by as much as 50% or more, while still providing comfortable outlet temperatures.

The Bradford White ICON System Accessory Packages provide competitive solutions to rival any water heater technology available today. Now you can get more hot water for the money, higher efficiency, energy savings, operational programmability, leak detection, and automatic shut off of incoming water supply. The Bradford White ICON System™ Accessory Packages truly provide you with the best of all technologies.

Plumbers in Broomfield


  • ‘Very helpful to get an ‘on the way’ phone call.”

    Customer Review Linda Szepe Review 2/09/14 I was happy that McAdams was able to get to me in to clean out my drain in a time frame that was convenient to me. Since I work 20 minutes away it was very helpful to get an “on the way” phone call. I was pleased that the Read the full article…

  • “Quality service and a VERY reasonable price.”

    Customer Review Terrence Brien Review 7/03/12 I found McAdams on Angie’s list because I needed a reliable plumber quick, do to a mysterious leak in my basement. They had someone to our house inside a couple of hours and Rick, the plumber who came to my house, spent well over an hour looking for the Read the full article…

  • “Everything went great.”

    Customer Review Barbara Voakes Review 8/29/13 Description of work: Cleaned out the sewer line. Customer Testimonial: Everything went great.  They had an emergency call so could not make the original time, but I was informed immediately and given options for when the work could be done.  No problem at all for me. McAdams Plumbing Response Thank Read the full article…