Hanover’s Water Heater Repair Masters
Repair work sits at the core of our suite of water heater services. It’s what customers first think to ask us for when they notice that their water heater just isn’t working like it used to. It’s important to recognize when repairs might be necessary.
Here are a few signs that your water heater needs the skilled hand of a professional to fix it up.
- Falling hot water pressure
- Fluctuating water temperatures
- Banging, rumbling, whistling, or other loud noises
- Dwindling hot water supplies
- Foul-smelling, rusty, cloudy, or dirty water
Your water heater should maintain a consistent and reasonable level of hot water flowing through your plumbing. If you turn on the hot water and the flow slows down to a trickle, this is a sign that something is obstructing your plumbing. As you use water heater pipes and other components, minerals and sediments will build up in them or on them over time. It’s important to have a technician clean out these obstructions or change out clogged pipes. Otherwise, the hot water just won’t flow.
Your water heater should also be able to do its work consistently and reliably. If your hot water runs out quickly or if the water goes from hot to cold without you wanting it to, something is wrong with the unit. This could happen because of a mineral buildup, a faulty thermostat, bad valves or switches, a tripped circuit breaker, or many other things.
Loud noises are usually also a sign of sediment buildup in the heater. Cloudy, dirty, or rusty water may mean that your heater’s internal plumbing has started to corrode because of age or other kinds of damage, and the rust or dirt has begun seeping into the water. Water leaks and loose parts are additional signs to watch out for. A professional can resolve all such issues.
Time for Water Heater Replacement?
Sometimes, repairs just won’t be enough to resolve your problem. In some cases, issues can become so severe that water heater replacement is the only realistic solution on offer for you. How do you know when you’ve reached this point? One general rule of thumb is that if you have a tank water heater, you should replace it with a new model after about 10 years. Tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years.
The other major rule of thumb is to look at all of the repair indicators that we mentioned above and ask if they’ve gotten worse. If, despite multiple repairs, the kinds of problems mentioned above keep recurring, you’d probably save money by just replacing your old heater. As a top water heater replacement provider in Hanover, we have new models from brands like Rheem, Westinghouse, and EcoSmart.