Water Heater Repair & Replacement
One of the most vital home plumbing components in your house is the water heater. Water heaters actually account for more than 18% of your homes energy use. Each day, we rely on this device to heat the water we use for washing, dishes, laundry and bathing. Homeowners in Granbury and Hood County, TX trust the experts at Justice Plumbing for all their water heater repair and installation services.
What are the Benefits of a Water Heater?
Without a water heater, we would be boiling water like our ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Not only was this inefficient, but it was also extremely time-consuming. In today’s world, we do not have the resources or time to be constantly boiling water for all of our daily chores. A water heater does the work for us and provides hot water at the turn of a faucet.
What are Some Common Water Heater Repairs?
Since we rely so heavily on water heaters for our daily chores, it’s incredibly frustrating if the system stops working. Some of the most common water heater problems we encounter include:
Thermostat issues: The thermostat controls the temperature of the water tank. If this device is broken or malfunctioning, your water heater may stop working.
Physical damage: Over time, your water heater and water tank will deteriorate. If the system is damaged, it may leak or cause other issues. At this point, it’s recommended to replace the system.
Electrical malfunctions: Today’s water heaters rely heavily on electronic components. If these devices malfunction, you could experience a loss of heat in your water.
- Age. A gas water heater is expected to last 10-12 years, while an electric model tends to last 10-15 years. If your heater is getting close to its life expectancy, especially if located indoors, or an attic, it may be prudent to change it before it goes out or starts leaking.
- Water. Do you get tinted water when you open up the hot water tap? Rust colored hot water is an indication of a bad tank.
- Temperature. If your hot water is not as hot or if you run out of hot water under normal conditions, it may be time for a new water heater.
- Moisture. Moisture around the base may signal a slow leak.
- Cold Water. An ice cold shower first thing in the morning is a pretty good sign that something is wrong!
- Puddles. A flood in the area around the water heater is a sure sign that you need a new one.
Benefits of Professional Installation
It is always recommended to hire a professional when you are looking to replace or install a new water heater. Specific steps need to be taken to ensure the system works safely and efficiently. A professional has years of training and experience to make sure that your new water heater runs without incident and works reliably.