Who doesn’t love a warm, relaxing shower? Or using hot water to remove tough laundry stains? Don’t get caught without warm water — ensure your water heater is up to date and functioning properly by getting in touch with our team.
Water Heater Installation
Leave the hard work to the professionals. Our team properly checks all the gas, electrical, and other connections to make sure your water heater is installed the right way the first time. Whether you need an odd-sized water heater or your space requires a unique fit, we have the solutions.
Repair and Maintenance
Just like any appliance, your water heater demands regular updating and maintenance to run smoothly. Plus, regular care ensures you enjoy your water heater for years to come. If it’s time to get a tune-up, contact our team. Or, if your water heater isn’t functioning at the level you’ve come to expect, give us a call. We offer repairs that will get your water heater back in business in no time.
Things to Know About Your Water Heater
Knowing how to take care of your water heater and when to schedule water heater repairs or maintenance can help increase the longevity of your water heating system. Learn more about the lifespan of a water heater, common issues that arise, and when it’s time for a new water heater installation.
How Long Does a Water Heater Last?
Depending on the style of water heater you own, the lifespan of your system will vary. Most water heaters will last between eight to 12 years, with 10 years being about the average lifespan.
Regular maintenance and water heater repairs can help extend the life of your system, but if your water heater is older and you’re experiencing regular issues with it, it’s probably time to invest in a new one. A new water heater installation may be more expensive initially than continuing to repair your old system, but it will cost less in the long run because you won’t continue needing repairs, and newer systems are more energy efficient.
What Are the Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Going Out?
Some signs of water heater issues are fairly obvious, while others might go unnoticed for days or even weeks. Keep an eye out for the following problems, and contact a plumber at High Speed Rooter and Plumbing if you start to notice:
Poor water quality. As your water heater ages, it will start to experience a buildup of sediment and minerals. You’ll notice that your water starts to look foggy or even muddy. The water may also give off an odd odor and have a metallic taste.
Leaks. This is a potentially serious issue, so it’s important to check your water heater for leaks on a regular basis. If you notice a small puddle of standing water around your water heater, it may need repairs or to be replaced. Either way, it’s important to contact a plumber for emergency plumbing services to avoid flooding and property damage.
Inconsistent water temperatures. This is probably one of the first issues you’ll notice if you’re starting to have problems with your water heater. If your water temperature fluctuates between hot and cold without you turning the faucet handle, your water heater is struggling to work properly. If adjusting your water heater settings doesn’t fix the problem, contact a plumber for further assistance.
Long heat-up times. A buildup of sediment and minerals in your water heater can cause water in the system to take longer to heat up. These slow heat-up times could also be an indication that there’s an issue with the thermostat or heating element in your system.
Unusual sounds. Your water heater will always make some noise as it whirs to life, but banging, rattling, and knocking sounds are not normal. If you notice sounds other than the burner unit activating, you could be in need of water heater repairs.
Old systems. As we mentioned, your water heater will last anywhere from eight to 12 years. The older a system gets, the more likely it is to experience issues or fail completely.
How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Hot Water Heater?
The price of a new water heater will depend on the size of the tank,whether or not it’s a tankless system, if the system uses electricity or gas, and the cost of labor.
If you’re interested in a new water heater installation, contact our team at High Speed Rooter and Plumbing for a breakdown of prices.
How Can I Tell If My Water Heater Needs Repairs or Needs to Be Replaced?
Oftentimes, issues with your water heater will only require small repairs and part replacements. When you schedule regular maintenance for your water heater, you’re more likely to stay on top of issues before they become a serious problem, which can extend the lifespan of your water heater.
If you’ve noticed that you’re regularly experiencing problems with your water heater, it may be time to replace it. A professional plumber from High Speed Rooter and Plumbing can give you an honest assessment of your current system to help you decide whether to invest in water heater repairs or a new system entirely.