Water Heater Repair Sugar Land
Maintain Your Water Heater To Save Money
If you are like most people, you think about the water heater only in the shower when you find the warm water has turned icy cold!
But that's not a wise thing to do, obviously!
Your water heater is something that requires regular maintenance, not something you can once install and forget about.
Why Should I Maintain My Water Heater?
- While the exact life of a water heater varies, did you know, with proper maintenance, you can make a high-quality water heater that lasts 8 to 10 years?
- Good care of the water heater also saves you from frequent repairs.
- Regular water heater maintenance can cut down the electricity bill as it functions more efficiently.
- We do not recommend repairing your water heater yourself. Most heaters are run by electricity, so you'd need to very careful and disconnect the power supply before any water heater repairs. If unsure, call a professional for the job!
That’s some savings!
Minerals and Deposits - Silent Killers
A lot of money is spent on tankless water heater repair and replacement when you could have just avoided it with a little maintenance.
According to DIY Network, draining the water heater ensures you flush out all minerals and debris, which can cause the heater to malfunction.
How do the minerals get there in the water heater?
Heat can cause minerals present in the water to precipitate out and settle to the bottom. This can act as a layer between the water and the gas burner.
Why should you take it seriously?
- It slows down the heat transfer, and it overheats the tank bottom!
- Over time, this overheating can lead to weakened steel and damaged glass lining, so you might have the tank failing altogether sooner than you realize!
- In case it’s an electric heater, it can burn out.
Water leakages are not as innocent as they seem!
You know you have to pay high utility bills when you discover your water heater is leaking. That’s not the worst part, though!
Even a small amount of water can damage your walls and floors.
Also, wet areas can have mold and mildew growing. This can lead to allergic reactions in some people.
Check Your Water Heater Pressure
Your water heater may be working pretty fine now! But over time, the water heater wears and tears. It has pressure built up inside as it continuously heats the water.
This can be dangerous. We don’t think of it as a problem, but it can kill water heaters.
If you have too much pressure built up inside the water heater, it can explode, posing a threat to your family and home.
To release this pressure, water heaters must have a Temperature and Pressure Release valve. It can open to release the pressure buildup. If you don’t have one in place, now is the time to get the valve and protect yourself.
If you do have one, keep checking it regularly for rust! Just raise and lower the test level several times. Now, if you don’t see any water flowing through pipes, it is time for water heater repair and replacing the valve!
Water Heater Repair FAQs
You may notice that your water does not warm up quickly enough.
Sediment build-up in water heaters, an inadequately sized water heater, faulty thermostat, or age of your water heater could be the problem. There is also another option – recirculation. To learn more, call us today to assess your hot water issue, we can complete a comprehensive plumbing inspection and get to the bottom of your problem.
While you would first blame this issue on the hot water heater, you may find that there is hot water everywhere else in your home. If this is the case, your anti-scald setting is too high, or the shower mixer valve is faulty. If you have one, the anti-scald device limits the amount of hot water coming out to avoid being scalded when you step into the shower. Adjust this and monitor the water temperature to see if it has changed. The shower mixing valve controls the water temperature by blending both cold and hot water. It is best to leave the repair to a licensed plumber.
If you see water leaking and steam coming out of your tankless water heater, it means the heat exchanger has cracked. You can replace a portion of the whole unit as water may have leaked onto electronics leading to bigger problems!
If you see a puddle around the water heater, wipe it off and check again in a few hours. If there is another leak with no other likely source, the water heater may be the culprit!
Heating water which is sitting in a big tank in the basement can be a waste of resources. Switch to a modern water heater or the tankless water heater.
If you are running a business that is dependent on hot water, you can’t simply be limited by the number of gallons in your water storage tank. Tankless water heaters heat a huge amount of water.
The conventional water heater heats water which sits idly until its usage. Tankless water heaters, heat water on demand, wasting no energy.
A typical water heater may last 10 years while a tankless one can last as many as 20 years.
Traditional water heaters can take space about 60" tall and 24" wide. In contrast, the tankless water heater can be merely 20" wide by 28" tall!
Thinking of getting one? Call us to get it professionally installed now!
If your tank is 10 years old, too small for your needs, or is making odd noises it is time to replace your tank.
Have A Question?
Have a professional check your water heater
It sounds pretty tempting to do all the technical stuff by yourself. But sometimes it is better to call the professionals for a thorough check-up.
As compared to other DIY projects, you can’t make many mistakes here because if you do, there can be serious risks to your home and family.
Some of the water heater problems that require a professional plumber:
- No hot water
- Not enough hot water
- Leaking tank
- Rusty looking water
While they seem small problems, professionals can better handle them. WHY?
Because before any water heater repair, they will
- Obtain any necessary permits and licenses
- Dispose of old equipment safely
- Arrange any needed inspections
- Hook up the water heater properly to the power supply
Professionals have years of experience backing them up so whenever you encounter any issue in Sugar Land, TX, and the surrounding area, call us and we will be right there!
We work with many different vendors and have received the highest certifications.