Plumbers 911 Signs You May Need a New Water Heater
05 Apr

Signs You May Need a New Water Heater

Many people fail to recognize the importance of a reliable water heater until their own water heater fails. Once your water heater is no longer properly functioning, you quickly realize the importance of hot water! Your water heater is responsible for quickly heating your home’s water, as well as provides the water pressure you need. Without a properly functioning water heater, you may be left with no hot water at all, resulting in a major inconvenience. At Plumbers911 of the Central Valley, our Fresno, Modesto, Stockton, and Tracy, CA plumbers are experts in water heater service and repair. 

Hot water is a necessity for most of us. Hot water heaters and hot water tanks play an important role in our daily lives, and when yours is malfunctioning, it can quickly become a major problem. When your hot water fails, you’re left with cold water, and bathing and washing becomes difficult at best. Before your hot water heater fails, it’s important to know the signs your water heater might be starting to fail; that way you can catch the problem before it occurs. There are several signs that indicate your water heater may be failing, these signs include:

  • Boiling or clunking noise coming from the equipment as the water heats up.
  • Water drips from the base of the water heater. 
  • Rust build-up, which can be detected by rust stains on your clothes or rust streaks in the shower.
  • Rusty water coming from the taps when you turn the water on.
  • The pilot won’t light.
  • The water in your home will not get hot or it takes much longer than usual for the water to heat up.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to call a licensed plumber right away, even if you still aren’t sure whether your water heater needs to be repaired or replaced. Simply call Plumbers911 to schedule a consultation for a free estimate. Our local, licensed plumbers will provide you with a professional recommendation on which services are necessary to get your equipment back in optimal working order.

Water heater repair, replacement, and installation services are rather complex and it takes a skilled professional to get the job done just right. Your plumber will thoroughly investigate the condition of your water heater. The average gas-powered water heater lasts approximately ten years, while electric water heaters tend to last for an average of 15 years. If your water heater is approaching this age range, it may not be working as efficiently as it once did. While some problems can be repaired, others cannot. If the water heater is beyond repair, the plumber will discuss replacement options with you and provide you with the information needed to make a decision on a new unit. 

If your water heater is approaching the end of its expected lifetime, it’s a good idea to consider replacement. When your water heater is old and breaking down, the best solution is to replace it with a newer, more efficient model for greater home comfort and energy savings. If you are concerned about the cost of hot water or the performance of your system, consider choosing a new tankless water heater to replace your traditional water heater. Replacing your traditional water heater with a tankless water heater (on-demand water heater) could be a wise investment for your comfort and your home’s energy efficiency.

If your hot water heater is breaking down or nearing the end of its lifespan, the local, licensed plumbers at Plumbers911 can help you decide between repairing your hot water heater, or replacing it. If you are in California’s Central Valley, you can turn to our Tracy, Fresno, Stockton, and Modesto plumbers; these local, licensed plumbers are experts at repairing and replacing hot water heaters. If your hot water heater is malfunctioning, or you have any other plumbing issue, we can help. Don’t hesitate to give us a call – Call Plumbers911 today!

To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

  • To get the most current information on the COVID-19 virus, please check the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website at:
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Plumbers are considered essential workers during this time and we will continue to work as our number one priority is to “protect the health of the nation.” Stay well, stay safe and we will get through this together.

Your Friends at Plumbers 911

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