Is Your Water Heater on Its Last Legs?


Water Heater Repair in Pennsylvania

Here at Reliable Plumbing, we know that having a reliable water heater is an important part of any home. Unfortunately, water heaters don’t last forever and will eventually give out someday. The good news is that if you know how to look out for certain signs, you’ll be able to tell when yours is on its last legs so that you can contact us for water heater repair in Pennsylvania. 

Signs to Look For

If your water heater is having trouble, it may not be readily apparent. However, in many cases, there are problems that you can identify before it completely stops working. Here is a list of common signs to look for if you suspect your water heater is dying.

  • Higher Utility Bill
  • Cold Water
  • Cloudy Water
  • Leaks
  • Knocking Sounds
  • Rusty Water

Repair or Replace?

If you can identify the specific part of your water heater that is breaking down, a full replacement for the entire unit may not be needed. Generally speaking, if your water heater is less than 10 years old, you’ll stand a better chance at repairing it by replacing certain parts. Parts that can easily be replaced in most cases include:

  • Motors
  • Igniters
  • Valves
  • Heating Elements
  • Thermostats
  • Thermocouples
  • Burner Assembly

If you identify the problem, you can contact us for water heater repair in Pennsylvania. We can also help you to figure out what’s wrong if you have no idea why your water heater is having issues or why it stopped working.

How Long Should A Water Heater Last?

When deciding whether to replace a specific part of your water heater or to replace the entire unit, one of the main factors to consider is the age of the unit. Water heaters typically last between six and 12 years if they are given proper maintenance. If your water heater is over 10 years old and one of its critical components has stopped working, you may want to replace the entire unit anyway since other parts are likely to fail soon as well.

For information on how to properly maintain your water heater, and how long it should last, be sure to check the owner’s manual. You’ll also want to keep the unit’s warranty in mind as well. If you feel completely lost, contact us for water heater repair in Pennsylvania and we’ll take care of everything.

Why Water Heaters Need to Be Fixed ASAP

Regardless of what’s wrong with your water heater, you want to address the issue as soon as possible. In addition to not having hot water, your water can also become contaminated if there is a problem with your water heater. For example, a rusting sacrificial anode rod can contaminate your water with rust particles. In other cases not flushing your water heater often can lead to a build-up of sediment that makes its way into your tap water.

Contact Us Today

If you’re having trouble with your water heater, we can help. Contact Reliable Plumbing today for a free estimate. 

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