Most of us don’t think about our water heaters in our homes, as long as we’ve got that delicious hot water surging down our backs in the shower, we think everything is just cool, though not literally! But when it so happens and we don’t have a hot shower at our disposal, we suddenly realize how important it is to have a good and reliable water heater. If you care for your water heater, with regular maintenance you can maximize its life.
A lot of the problems that do cripple our water heaters often go unnoticed and they just worsen as homeowners fail to have them checked on. But here are some common reasons why they do fail:
When water passes through the water heater much like a kettle, calcium and other matter will start to build up at the bottom of the water heater tank, cutting short the time periods of delivery of hot water from the heater. The sediment actually comes from the water, because many places have hard water; water which is high in minerals like magnesium and calcium. Over time, the minerals settle down to the bottom of the water heater, creating the sediment build up.
A build-up of sediment can create a barrier between the heating element in the tank and the water it needs to be heating. This forces the water heater to have to work harder to heat the water through a thick layer of sediment because the sediment will act as an insulator, keeping the heat in instead of transferring it to the water. All these things curtail the unit’s lifespan. With large build-ups of sediment, the water could leak out or burn out.
The build-up of sediment in your tank can also affect the sacrificial anode rods. The job of these is to absorb and divert rust from building up and corroding the tank. It’s the reason they are called sacrificial anode rods. Replacing these at regular intervals also increases the life of the heater, saving you time and money as well as the inconvenience of having to replace the water heater because of rust.
Your water heater should last between 8 and 12 years. But spotting problems to the heater and having the damage repaired a.s.a.p. can have a lasting impact. Age and wear and tear are the main factors to consider when deciding to replace or repair. If you have constant leaking and water temperatures that are inconsistent, you could benefit by replacing the unit in the long term. It might need full replacement if:
There’s a solution – ask the pros to send the right professional guys over
You can count on Temecula Plumbing Pros to find you the most experienced professional plumbers from Temecula, CA to replace or repair your water heater. Emergencies, too, are just a call away. Get your call in straight away to get an estimate – which is very competitively priced and within your budget. Don’t delay though, because the longer you leave the problem, the more water could seep out and cause structural damage to your home.
You don’t have to worry about all the technicalities either - we understand all about the necessary plumbing permits and applications in place as well as the necessary code requirements around water heaters. Only licensed professionals will arrive at your home, working within your schedule and delivering quality service. What gives peace of mind and comfort is knowing you can trust the job to them; knowing that they have all the necessary parts to fix the job, exactly the right parts to complete the job timeously and with as little interruption to you too. It’s because their professional transport is stocked to capacity with all the right state-of-the-art gear to deal with any kind of plumbing problem or plumbing emergency.
Got a leak? Let these pros take a peek – it’ll be worth it.