After about eight to twelve years, hot water heaters typically begin to fail. The life of a water heater depends on how many people use it and how often, how hard or soft the water is, and the level of maintenance it receives. Electric water heaters usually last longer than gas water heaters, and are often the best option. Upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient water heater can help you save money on your utility bill. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free estimate, call Mr. Fix It Plumbers.
Mr. Fix It Plumbers can also help you properly maintain your water heater. Proper maintenance is key to prolonging the life of your hot water heater. Easy water heater maintenance tips include draining once or twice a year to remove sediment build-up. Sediment can impact how well the water heater functions and can even corrode the metal inside the tank. Popping, hissing, loud noises coming from the water heater can indicate that layers of sediment are beginning to build up inside. Testing the pressure-relief valve and setting the thermostat to about 120 degrees can also help prolong the life of your hot water heater.
Other problems that may be encountered with gas or electric hot water heaters include not enough hot water or water that is too hot, problems with lighting the pilot light or keeping the pilot light lit, and leaking. If you experience an extreme water heater leak or sudden burst, supply line failure, or another serious problem, Mr. Fix It Plumbers will assist you.
Mr. Fix It Plumbers are available for water heater maintenance, repair, installation, and replacement. Our plumbers are experienced in working with both gas and electric water heaters, as well as water heaters with conventional or tankless water storage units.
Water Heater Services:
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