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Water heaters are the workhorses of the home, providing hot water for showers, dishwashers, washing machines and a variety of other important tasks. Water heaters can run on electricity or natural gas, with some that have a tank and others being tankless models. While many homeowners pay little attention to these appliances, which are hidden in basements and garages, they can be a major inconvenience if they fail.
It is essential that as a homeowner, you adopt a maintenance routine for your unit so that it may last its lifespan and always work to its full potential. However, if you feel your system may need replacement or are considering on investing in a newer, more energy efficient model, call Scarborough Plumbing, LLC. We have a team of plumbing experts that are trained, licensed, and experienced to combat all of your Gainesville water heater installation services. Take advantage of our free estimate with each call!
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What causes water heater problems?
Most homeowners tend to neglect water heater maintenance, which can cause the unit to experience problems. One of the most common causes of malfunctioning water heaters is sediment that builds up in the bottom of the water tank. This can cause a loud banging or a hissing noise as the heating element burns up the sediment. Excessive sediment also lowers the lifespan of the unit.
A failed or failing thermocouple will result in no hot water. Similarly, if your water is much hotter or cooler than the thermostat setting on the unit, it is likely that the thermostat is failing.
Rusty water that comes out of the tank indicates that the anode rod in the unit has failed. A rotten egg odor coming out of the water typically means that the sacrificial anode has begun to decay or that there is bacteria in the system.
If you experience any of these water heater problems, call us immediately to prevent them from getting worse.
How long do these units last?
The lifespan of a water heater varies widely based mainly on the home’s water quality and regular maintenance. New units have warranty periods that give a good estimation of how long they will last. The warranty times for most water heaters run from 3 to 12 years, with the lower cost units have the lowest warranty periods.
However, many units can last for 10 to 12 years before exhibiting problems. Homeowners should inspect their water heater regularly for signs of wear or deterioration. Water heaters that are properly maintained, either by the homeowner or a professional, will last longer than ones that are not maintained.
When will your unit need repairs or replacement?
Deciding when to replace a water heater is a challenge for every homeowner. A general rule of thumb is that if the unit is 10 years old or more, it’s better to replace it. At this age, it is at the end of its lifespan and replacing it prevents homeowners from being caught off guard by a failure. However, water heaters can fail sooner if they are poorly maintained or receive heavy use.
Other signs that it may be time to replace your water heater are:
- Leaking water.
- Noises from the unit.
- Only having hot water some of the time.
Not getting any hot water? Need your water heater fixed ASAP? Call us today at (352) 472-7385 for emergency repairs and installations in Gainesville, FL.