Water Heater Repair and Installation
Hot water heaters are a necessity for life and we all need to know when to replace them, how to maintain them, and when it’s time for new hot water heater installation.
Scott English Plumbing has put together a few answers to commonly asked questions about water heater repair and water heater installation.
Do I Have To Replace My Hot Water Heater?
Hot water heaters are usually made to last about eight to ten years. After this the daily wear and tear starts getting to them and they begin to break down or work less effectively. At this point it is time for a new water heater installation. That’s where we can help. Here at Scott English Plumbing, we provide hot water heater installation services so you can replace that old water heater with a new one that performs its job efficiently and economically.
The main reason for hot water heater repair is leakage. If your water heater develops a leak, it can lead to damage for the tank and the whole plumbing system, as well as affecting your water bill. It is crucial to have that leak in the hot water heater repaired.
Another reason for hot water heater repair is the thermostat. The hot water heater is basically made up of two parts: the tank and the thermostat. Leaks are problems with the tank. But if your water stops heating and the water heater stops producing hot water, it is most likely a problem with the thermostat. Our professionals can diagnose and repair the problem to make sure that your hot water heater is up and running again.
How Can I Keep My Water Heater in Good Condition?
A good way to prevent problems from arising is to flush your hot water heater to clean it twice a year. This keeps the performance of the hot water heater from decreasing and helps it to function at its optimum level and need fewer repairs.
If the hot water heater is not cleaned, sediments that are made up of mostly calcium deposits can start to build up. This calcium, when heated, can pose a risk of exploding or fire hazard. Also the calcium explosions cause cracks in the glass bubble that lines the hot water heater tank. So making sure to flush your hot water heater on a semi-annual basis is crucial to keeping it in its best possible condition.
If you are going to replace your hot water heater, we recommend considering a Tankless Hot Water Heater installation from Scott English Plumbing.