In addition to repairing all makes and models of water heaters, Balcaen & Sons is a proud supplier of quality hot water tanks and heaters to homes in the greater Winnipeg area. Choose from a range of options offered by brands you know and trust, including John Wood® and Marathon® by Rheem®. With our reasonable prices and financing options through Manitoba Hydro, you’re sure to find the hot water tank that best meets your needs. If you’re looking for a specific brand, we can accommodate you. Call today and ask us about the warranties available on our products.
John Wood has been providing homes with reliable water heaters for over 50 years, offering a number of gas, electric water heaters that meet the hot water needs of today’s families. As Manitoba’s only factory-trained John Wood Authorized Service Provider, Balcaen & Sons is your best choice for the installation and service of your water heater.
Homeowners will love these durable electric water heaters that come with a lifetime warranty. Designed with everyday life in mind, the recessed drain valve stays out of reach from brooms and mops, and the tough polyethylene shell protects the unit from dents and scratches. Learn More.
Is a tankless water heater the right option for you? Here are some things to consider:
Tankless water heaters are a space-saving, green option that enables you to enjoy on-demand hot water. For busy families, tankless water heaters ensure a nonstop supply of hot water for multiple users, and can last up to 10 years longer than tank heaters.
Follow these 5 steps to prevent further issues until your Balcaen & Sons serviceman arrives.
1. Turn the unit off
If you have a gas heater, turn your thermostat dial to OFF. If your water heater is electric, you’ll have to turn the power off at the breaker.
2. Shut off the water to stop the leak
The cold water shut-off valve is typically located to the right of your water heater. Turn it to the right.
3. Drain the water heater
Locate the drain valve on your water heater and attach a garden hose to it. Place the end of the hose over the floor drain or sum pit, and then open the drain valve – be careful: the water might be hot!
4. Break the vacuum
There may not be a lot of water draining from the valve – this is typical. Open a hot water faucet in your home and leave it open until the tank is drained (up to 1 hour). Then, you can close both the drain valve and the hot water faucet.
5. Call Balcaen & Sons!
We’re at your service 24/7 for emergency repairs!