When you turn on your faucet to cook or wash dishes, do you have to think, “I really hope the hot water heater is working today.” If so, it’s time to fix this situation. Call About Plumbing Inc. for water heater repairs or replacements in Arnold. MO. Our experienced, trustworthy technicians can get the job done and restore comfort to your house. We fix every plumbing problem!
There are different types of water heaters, here's a breakdown of what to consider when buying a water heater for your home.
What To Expect During Water Heater Tune-Ups
We recommend scheduling a tune-up on your water heater at least once a year. During these routine services at your Arnold home you can expect a plumber to perform the following tasks:
- Drain the basin and remove any buildup of sediment, which can create a myriad of issues if not done regularly.
- Inspect the inside and outside of the unit for hairline cracks or signs of aging that could result in more extreme problems at a later time.
- Check for any cracks in the hoses.
- Inspect and change your filters when needed.
- Determine if the unit is operating at maximum efficiency.
When your unit needs a tune-up, call the experts at About Plumbing Inc. We work with all sizes of units, as well as:
- Tankless units
- Natural gas systems
- Propane units
- Electric systems
Expected Lifespan of a Water Heater
When you purchase a new water heater, you are unlikely to get a guarantee as to how long the unit will last. However, experts can provide some estimates. While every make and model is different, most electric units will last between 10 to 20 years. The amount of care and maintenance the system receives can impact that timeline. Gas-powered units may have shorter lifespans than electric systems.
If you experience water heater issues, here are some basic troubleshooting tips you can do before scheduling your next service call.
When To Replace Your Water Heater
Showering in cold water for a prolonged period of time can be very uncomfortable. To avoid this, it’s important to replace your unit before it totally fails, leaving you without hot water. Some symptoms to watch for that can indicate your system is failing include:
- Age: Your unit is getting older and nearing the end of its estimated 10- to 20-year lifespan.
- Losing efficiency: Your system needs to work harder to function.
- Rust and corrosion: You notice rust or corrosion on the unit or rust in the water.
- Leaking: There are leaks coming from the unit.
- Water is not warm enough: The system is no longer able to properly heat the water.
- Cracks: There are cracks in the tank or in the system.