Nowadays having hot water on demand is such a part of our daily lives that we don’t think about it much, until something goes wrong. If you find yourself in a cold shower, or are seeing what looks like rust in your water, there's likely an issue with your water heater that needs to be addressed. Sometimes it's simple (such as the pilot light is out) and you may feel comfortable fixing it yourself, other times it's probably best to get a licensed plumber involved, and we can help with that.
But if you're like us and you don't want to deal with an unexpected problem, we recommend regular maintenance and replacement of your water heater. Unfortunately water heaters don't last forever, we recommend replacement before your water heater is 10 years old to avoid unexpected issues or inconveniences. And just like with most things, performing regular maintenance on your water heater will help ensure you get the longest life out of it, and can help you catch and address any potential issues early on before they cause large amounts of damage.
Whether your water heater needs maintenance, you're experiencing issues with it, or it's time to replace it before something does go wrong, we can help!
Below are some common signs that may indicate there's a problem with your water heater or it's time to replace it. If you're experiencing any of these issues, give us a call and we'll help determine the exact problem and get you back up and running.
If you're unsure how old your water heater is, there are a few different ways you may be able to determine this:
Once you've decided to get help from a licensed plumber, give us a call and we'll work with you to determine the best plan of action. We start by doing some basic troubleshooting over the phone, and will provide pricing over the phone when possible. However sometimes things require us to troubleshoot in person, and here's what you can expect from our team:
As we mentioned above, you may not want to wait until something goes wrong with your water heater. Most times catastrophes are avoidable by regularly maintaining your water heater or getting it replaced before it reaches 10 years of age.
We provide water heater maintenance services, but if you are comfortable doing it yourself, here are some basic things you can do to keep your water heater in good condition:
Checkout our Plumbing Tips page for more information on how to maintain your water heater.
Sometimes your water heater may not need repair or replacement to improve it's performance. If your water heater simply isn't meeting your expectations, there's some additional equipment that can be added onto your water heater to improve your peace of mind or ensure it's covering your needs. Some add-ons we frequently recommend:
Whether you're experiencing issues with your water heater, are ready to replace it before you see signs of a problem, or are wanting to improve your current system, give us a call today. Our experienced team is ready to help you whatever the need.