A water heater is certainly one of the most important appliances in a house. Not a day goes by that people in the home don’t take advantage of a hot shower or use hot water to wash a load of laundry or dishes. Water heaters can also be one of the most neglected appliances in a home. To help ensure your water heater is working properly, a water heater maintenance company can help. At Drain Nerds, we help our customers all over Southwest Florida get the most out of their water heaters by providing professional water heater repair and maintenance services. When the time comes to have your water heater replaced, we can handle that, too!
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Signs Hot Water Heater Repair Is Needed
Learning about your water heater and what it takes to keep it operating is one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner. A water heater is a big investment and it represents one of the biggest utility expenditures on your monthly bills.
Knowing what to look for will help you understand when your water heater may be in distress. Be sure to pay attention to:
- The Age of the Unit: A tank that is nearing 10 years old is likely to need replacement. Most tanks are warrantied for between 7-10 years and after this point, they can develop problems.
- Strange Noises: Water tanks that aren’t working their best can make noises like thumping or hissing. These noises indicate that sediment is built up in the tank or water is leaking onto a hot burner.
- Discolored Hot Water: Sediment in a tank is bad for the tank but it can show up in the hot water. Often tanks that have sediment buildup will discharge gray or white water.
- Leaks: Water can cause tanks to corrode, so leaks can become problems in older tanks. Most leaking water heaters will require the replacement of the tank to prevent safety issues in the home.
Benefits of Water Heater Replacement
When it comes time to replace your hot water tank, there is no need to stress. Sure, a hot water tank can be a big upfront investment but it will pay dividends in your enjoyment over the next few years. Some of the benefits of updating your water heater are:
- Greater efficiency
- Lower utility bills
- Lower repair costs
- Reliable service
- Properly sized unit
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Worry-Free Water Heater Maintenance
Maintaining a water heater is the best way to ensure you get the maximum performance and longevity from a water heater. At Drain Nerds, we specialize in maintaining water heaters so that you can keep your bills low and not have to deal with being without hot water.
During our maintenance visits, we will drain the tank to make sure sediment isn’t building up. We will check all of the safeties to ensure the tank isn’t a health hazard. Checking and cleaning the burner and heating elements of gas water heaters and electric water heaters ensures that they will run efficiently and provide a short recovery time.
By investing in your hot water tank with routine maintenance, you can reduce the chances that you will need water heater repair in the future. However, regardless of your needs for your hot water heater, Drain Nerds is ready to help!