Water Heater Repair
Water Heater Repair And Installation Done Right
Plumb Right Plumbing Is Factory Certified For Bradford White, State, and Rheem water heaters. They are only available for professional licensed plumbing contractors like us. Our knowledge, skill and experience ensure that the right water heater gets installed or repaired safely the first time. When you hire Plumb Right Plumbing you’ll get delivery and careful handling of your new water heater, proper installation and removal of the old water heater from your home. WITH PLUMB RIGHT PLUMBING YOU’LL GET A COMPLETE AND EFFICIENT JOB DONE RIGHT – OUR LICENSED PLUMBERS WILL ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS – AND USE ALL THE RIGHT MATERIALS.
What Is The Life Span Of My Water Heater ?
According to the DOE, the average life expectancy of a traditional steel tanked water heater is 10 years. Be happy if your old heater lasted 20 years. Your next one probably will not. Older water heaters had thicker steel and more porcelain than the new units. Because manufacturers cut so many costs from the manufacturing process, most steel water heaters made today will not last much longer than their warranty. So a good quality tanked water heater should last between 6 -10 years. After that time period, there is a good chance the tank will leak.
Water Heater Maintenance – Should I Repair This Unit ?
The hardness of the water is another factor when looking at estimating the lifespan of a water heater, which is typically 10 years. In areas where there is a higher mineral content to the water, water heaters have shorter lifespans than in other areas, as mineral buildup reduces the unit’s efficiency. Even in areas where the water is softer some mineral deposition will occur. A way to reduce this mineral buildup is to remove buildup by periodically draining the water heater. Higher-end models typically come equipped with a self-Cleaning feature. In models for which manual flushing is required, it is important not to damage the water heater valve, which is usually made of plastic and is easy to break. Although an older model may appear to be well-maintained, a question arises: Is the maintenance worth it? So a good rule to follow is that if the total repair cost per year is greater than 30% of the cost of buying and installing a new water heater, it is probably not worth replacing damaged parts. There are a variety of factors influencing the lifespan of a water heater. Beyond the obvious signs, such as a water puddle under the heater or no hot water that indicate that a new water heater is probably in order. Homeowners should consider the age of the water heater and carefully weigh the cost-benefit of maintaining an existing heater versus buying a new one.