Electric and gas hot water heaters are an essential amenity for your home or business, administering the warm water you need for comfortable living and working conditions. A typical water heater will operate for up to fifteen years before it requires replacement or serious maintenance. Once the internal components become worn away and enveloped with a stockpile of minerals, the operational efficiency of your water heater can begin to deteriorate. There are a few indicatory signals that will make you aware of when the time has come to buy a new water heater, or contact a professional water heater maintenance company to perform repairs before it completely breaks down. If are not sure if you are in need of a new water heater or maintenance, the plumbing and heating professionals at Schede have compiled a list of signals that you should be looking out for below.
- Survey the quality of the water that is coming out of your sink and shower. If there are bits of sediments contaminating the water or a rust coloration, this is a clear signal that it is time to perform a flush of your water heater system. Also, if the hot water has a metallic taste to it, this indicates that the water heater in the process of failing.
- Loud noises, such as a pop or crack sound omitting from your water heater is another sign that you may require maintenance or a new system. The sounds are usually triggered by a build up of sediments, which are rustled up during the water heating process.
- If you notice that water is leaking from your system and that there is a build up of puddles under your unit, you know that your water heating system is in need of urgent attention. Leaking water indicates an internal failure in the water heater. In the case of a leak, you should first perform inspections to locate exactly where the leak is coming from. If the leak is materializing from a valve or plumbing connection, you can most likely perform maintenance in order to remedy the situation. If the leak is coming from that actual tank of your water heater, then your tank has most likely been deteriorated beyond repair and you will require a brand new water heater tank installation.
While the majority of water heaters on the market today are very durable, by performing routine maintenance services, you can dramatically increase it’s life-span and reduce potential future costly repairs. If you are suspecting that your water heater is in need of repair, you can contact the water heater installation and maintenance professionals at Schede Plumbing and Heating to perform regular maintenance on your water heater to ensure it is running at its maximum capacity.
If your home or business requires a brand new hot water heater, we can show you the many options that you have available. We often recommend a tankless water heater system because it will offer high-caliber results and lower the cost of your utlitity bills in the long run. We recently wrote an article on the Benefits of Installing a Tankless Water Heating System, which we recommend you read if you are considering this type of water heating system. Please feel free to contact us at anytime for a free consultation.
Schede Plumbing and Heating provides hot water heater installation and mainteance services, tankless water heaters, generators, air conditioning, general pluming repairs and installations, new construction, well pumps, and general heating installation and repair services. Our service area includes the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut and New York: Fairfield, Greenwich, Stamford, Westport, Westchester, White Plains, New Rochelle, Rye. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!