There are various problems that can occur with your water heater so let’s take a look at a few of them and some things you can do, short of calling a Responsible Master Plumber to help you out.
Is Your Water Heater Leaking?
When dealing with your water heater, even a small leak should be looked at. Something small that may not look like a problem at first can become a bigger problem very quickly. When your water heater is noticeably leaking, don’t pull out the towels or shop vac and suck up the mess! Call a licensed plumber right away and have them look at it.
A plumber will take note of the issues you found and then take the necessary precautions for that concern and of course check the common problem areas of a water heater. They will be able to tell you if your water heater can be repaired or needs to be replaced. If they recommend you replace the water heater and you do not, it is a big risk you are taking. The water heater might just be days or weeks away from causing a flood in your home. And nobody wants to deal with that hassle.
Do You Always Run Out Of Hot Water?
Taking a hot shower can really feel like you are washing all your troubles away. If all too often you find yourself running out of hot water before all your troubles are gone, maybe we can help you. Unless, of course, you are fine with washing out the shampoo with cold water every day. In that case, to each their own. For the rest of us sane human beings who like our water to stay warm for the duration of our shower, read on to find out a few reasons why you might not have enough hot water to go around.
First off, these problems affect all standard tank water heaters. Tankless water heaters will not suffer from many of these problems. If you are interested in having a tankless water heater installed to replace your current tank water heater, contact Creekside Plumbing today. We can repair or replace either standard tank or tankless water heaters.
Now, onto the issues you could be having with your water heater:
- Size – water heater capacity
- Sediment buildup
- Longevity – age of your water heater
Water Heater Size Capacity
Every water heater is subject to its own capacity. Clues you may not have a large enough water heater for your household include only certain members of the family complaining of cold water, or the water heater is brand new but still not providing enough hot water. If these sound like your issue, contact Creekside Plumbing today and we will work with you to find the right size water heater for your home.
Sediment Buildup Inside Water Heater
Over time, the minerals in our water can and will build up sediment in your system. If you do not get it flushed for sediment on a regular basis, this can cause serious damage to your unit. We can flush the system to prevent the build-up from occurring but if it is too far gone, replacing it may be the only option. Contact Creekside Plumbing to have a licensed responsible master plumber inspect your water heater!
Water Heater Age
If you have had your water heater for a few years and it starts having issues out of the blue, the problem may be the age of the unit. A water heater will usually last 8-12 years, so be sure and have them replaced if they stop functioning. If you would like to speak with a licensed plumber about replacing your hot water heater please contact Creekside Plumbing in League City.