Let’s Talk About Water Heaters!

Water heater repair in Sunrise Manor by licensed and local Nevada plumbersHas your water heater been acting funny lately? Have you heard it making strange, knocking sounds when it is not running? Is your water smelling peculiar? Is taking a hot shower becoming harder and harder? If you’ve answered yes any or all of these questions, then it may be time to call for water heater repair and inspection services.

Common Problems with Water Heaters

A household water heater is a plumbing appliance that is used on a daily basis. As unassuming as it may be, it works hard day and night to keep your water warm. Regular usage can create wear and tear, which eventually can result in water heater failure. If your water isn’t heating as well as it used to, a qualified plumbing contractor may be able to recommend simple repairs to get it back up and running again.

The following are examples of common problems associated with water heaters that are relatively easy to repair:

  • Damaged burning elements due to overuse or sediment build-up
  • Broken thermostats or thermostats that are adjusted improperly
  • Leaky pressure relief valves
  • Minor tank leaks
  • Dirty tanks
  • Pilot light problems

Replacing a Water Heater

Unfortunately, household water heaters do not last forever. If you own a conventional storage tank water heating system, you can expect to get anywhere from 8- 13 years of good service out of the appliance before it begins to breakdown on a regular basis. Alternative heating systems like tankless water heaters and solar water heaters can last twice as long because they do not endure wear and tear like conventional water heaters.

If you need a replacement heater, a certified plumbing contractor can recommend models that meet your usage requirements and are also ENERGY STAR rated. These types of appliances use less energy overall, which can lead to reduced utility costs.

Maintaining Your Water Heater

Repairing and replacing water heaters can be expensive. This is why it is important to hire qualified plumbing contractors to perform routine inspection and maintenance services. Water heaters that are drained and cleaned on an annual basis tend to last longer and have fewer problems. This saves you money and reduces stress.

At Sunrise Manor Swift Plumbers, we offer routine maintenance services at affordable rates to help households keep their water heater working longer and to avoid expensive repairs. Routine maintenance can also help keep your appliance’s warranty valid. Some warranties become null and void if an owner fails to properly maintain the appliance.

Give us a call today to discuss your water heater repair and replacement needs!



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