Don’t mess around with water that doesn’t get hot enough or runs out on you. Here at Affordable Plumbing, Rooter and Water Heaters, we can get your water heater running how it should. We always provide options for water heater repair or replacement.
Read about our tankless water heaters to see if it is the right solution for you.
What Can a Professional Do to Maintain My Water Heater?
Maintaining your water heater is a great way to avoid problems. If one of our professionals comes for a maintenance visit, you can expect them first to drain the basin and remove any sediment or buildup. They will inspect the outside and inside of the unit for hairline cracks or aging signs that could be an issue later on.
Our water heater professionals will also check that the hoses and connection points are in good condition and change your filters if necessary. They will also determine whether your system is operating at maximum efficiency and, if it isn’t, troubleshoot to bring it back up to speed.
Is My Water Heater Malfunctioning?
Sometimes it can be tricky to identify if your water heater is acting up. The most common issue is the lack of hot water. If you notice your sinks and showers taking a substantially longer time to produce hot water, your water heater probably needs to be serviced. If you experience this and you have a gas-powered water heater, the fix could be a simple as relighting the pilot light.
Do you hear excessive noise? This could mean you have a damaged heating element or mineral build-up inside your system. We can help you determine whether water heater repair or replacement is best.
Does your home still have old pipes in place? Learn about our whole-home repiping service.
How Do I Know When It’s Time to Replace My Water Heater?
First of all, consider the age of your unit. Is it losing efficiency? Is it not producing sufficient hot water for your entire household? If your water just won’t get quite as warm as it needs to, you might consider a new unit.
Maybe you notice rust and corrosion on the tank or unit itself. Or, perhaps the hot water tank is leaking. If this is the case, water heater replacement is needed. If you have any concerns, call us today to speak with a professional about your water heating system--we are happy to help.