Has your water heater been acting up this summer? Could it possibly be on the verge of complete failure? Has it been leaking? If any of these pertain to your home and water heater, it is essential to have it taken care of before the cold weather hits. Once it gets cold outside, the water becomes very cold and you’ll need your water heater more than ever. Far before there’s water all over the basement, there are a few signs your water heater will give to let you know it’s about to go. Most people have no idea when their water heater is about to fail. But, you can avoid the disruption and damage of a failed water heater with preemptive repair or replacement. Here at All Ways Drains, we specialize in water heater replacement for Roseville and the surrounding areas and would like to outline reasons to give your water heater a good checkup before fall.
The older the water heater, the more likely it is to break down. As a general rule, a tank style water heater will last, on average, 8 to 12 years. If your water heater is pushing the 10-year mark, there’s a good chance it’s time to replace. It is possible for a water heater to last almost twice this long, but it is advisable to have it checked.
As a water heater ages, sediment will build up on the bottom of the tank. As the sediment is heated and reheated, it eventually will harden. This causes strange noises as well as lower efficiency.
You should also check your water heater for rust or corrosion; this is a huge indicator of the need for water heater replacement. Most hot water tanks are made out of steel and will eventually rust. You may even notice rust in your hot water when it’s drawn from the tap. It is important you call us to take a look and determine if you require water heater replacement right away.
If the pilot light is lit and you know that the gas is flowing to the heater, but it’s still not producing hot water, try turning up the water temperature. If you can’t get your water to warm up, give us a call for water heater replacement or repair.
Having any issues with your water heater? We can send out one of our experienced technicians to fix the problem for you. Contact us about water heater replacement in Roseville today by calling (612) 922-9422 or Contact us Online.