A water heater is not made to last a lifetime and will need to be replaced. The ideal time to replace a water heater is before a terminal break down which could have disastrous results such as flooding your home.
So how do you know when it is time to start looking for a replacement? Check out these valuable tips from Plano Plumbers to make an informed decision:
1. The Guarantee Or Warranty
Every water heater comes with a guarantee or warranty within which period the manufacturer will cover the cost of repairs or replacement. Different makes and models of water heaters have varying warranty periods. When the warranty has expired, it is probably a good idea to have it replaced.
2. Heating Problems
If the water heater is no longer providing water at the preferred temperature after the thermostat and heating element have been checked, it is time to consider a replacement. However, it is important to be aware that sometimes simply replacing the part that is malfunctioning may be enough to increase the lifespan of the water heater.
A leaky water heater is faulty and may need to be replaced. Leaks can cause all manner of problems but most noticeably, could result in a flood in the home. Water heater malfunctions are in fact the leading cause of floods in households. Once again, leaks can be repaired and it may not be necessary to replace the entire water heater.
The best way to determine whether a water heater is ready to be retired is to call a professional plumber to inspect it and determine what the best route forward is. Plano Plumbers will inspect, diagnose problems as well as perform repairs and even replace a water heater when the time comes.