A lot of daily activities at home revolve around having hot water. Washing the dishes, doing laundry, and taking a shower all involve hot water; and having a broken water heater stops your ability to do any of these. At Go Rooter Emergency Plumbers, we have a team of experts that can assist you with any water heater problems!
Do I need water heater repair?
How do you know if it’s time to call your plumber for water heater repair?
- Lack of hot water
- Water takes long time to heat
- Pilot light goes out
- Rust in water
- Water heater is leaking from the top or bottom
- Clanging sounds from high pressure
- Water has foul odor (often the case with well water)
Do I need to replace instead of repair?
After 10 years of use, most water heaters start to break down. It is often more cost effective to replace your unit than to continue with costly repairs.
With the advent of tank less systems, you could also save money and time with new technologies and new equipment!
Signs you need to install a new water heater:
- Leaking tank
- Rust or sediment in the water
- Failure to provide the desired water temperature
Feel like you’re wasting money on constant repairs? We can help you find a new water heater that fits your needs and budget. Whether it is an electric or gas unit, you can rest assured we will install it for you according to code.
Why is the tank leaking?
Water heater leaks are often associated with the hot water outlet and the cold water inlet. A loose connection in this area can lead to leaks.
The pressure relief valve is also another component that can cause problems. Your water heater is designed to release pressure if the water becomes too hot and builds too much pressure.
Internal leaks also create problems. The bottom of the tank can leak with age and deterioration.
How can you avoid problems in the future?
Regular maintenance is the most effective way to prevent unexpected emergencies. We suggest flushing the water heater tank at least once a year. Build up at the bottom of the tank can rust and stagnate, causing damage over time and lowering the quality of water. Regular tank flushing keeps the tank clean and sediment buildup to a minimum.
It is suggested that you flush your water heater approximately once per year. Sediment can build up in the bottom of the tank and cause issues for the heater. Flushing the heater yearly helps keep the tank clean and sediment build up to a minimum.
During routine maintenance we will also test the temperature and pressure relief valve. The valve should make a gurgling sound as it releases water; if it does not respond after lifting the lever, it needs to be replaced.
We will look out for these issues and more during preventive maintenance checks. Our goal is to help you get the hot water you need, every day, without interruption.