What San Diego Residents Need to Know About Their Water Heaters
As a San Diego homeowner, you have an obligation to keep your plumbing system in the best condition possible at all times. One of the most important portions of your plumbing system is your water heater. Whenever you are dealing with water heater related issues, you can feel at a loss as to how to handle them. At Same Day Water Heater and Rooter, our San Diego plumbers are here to assist you in this regard.
In order to help you better understand how to maintain your water heater, our professionals have provided the following guide. We will always be available to provide for your repair and replacement needs. Your complete and total satisfaction will be our highest priority.
Common Water Heater Problems
The most obvious problem with a water heater is that it does not provide you with the comfort that you expect and deserve. Before calling a professional for assistance, you should check to make sure that your water heater is connected in the case of an electric system and that the pilot light is on in the case of a gas water heater.
If this is not the cause of the poor performance, here are some other issues that may be present:
- Sediment buildup in the tank
- Poor pipe insulation
- Faulty heating element
- Broken thermostat
- Inoperable thermocoupler
Other common problems that affect water heaters are hissing and popping sounds, leaking pressure valves, leaking tanks, and leaking water supplies. In any of the above listed instances, it is best to call on a professionally licensed plumber to conduct repairs. At Same Day Water Heater and Rooter, our San Diego plumbers can fix any of these issues for you quickly and easily.
When to Replace Your Water Heater
Generally speaking, a traditional tank water heater can be expected to last around 8 to 12 years. As such, if your system is malfunctioning and within this time frame, it may be best to replace it entirely. If you believe that you need to replace your water heater, you should contact a professional before making any decisions.
Our San Diego plumbers can troubleshoot your water heater in order to determine the precise problem. With proper maintenance and repair services, we may be able to extend your system’s service life. If, however, we determine that it will be more cost effective in the long term to replace the unit, our experts can handle the entire project for you.
We can provide you with the advice and information that you need in order to choose the best replacement water heater for your San Diego home. You and your family are guaranteed to be completely satisfied with your new water heater for years to come.