Many homeowners do not think about their water heaters until something goes wrong. If your water heater breaks suddenly, repair or replacement can send your finances into a tailspin. Fortunately, routine water heater service and preventative maintenance can help keep your water heater performing as it should. Here are some common water heater issues, indications that water heater service is needed, and preventative maintenance practices to help you avoid these problems.
Issues Requiring Water Heater Service
Like any other appliance or fixture, there are plenty of things that can go wrong with your water heater. Malfunctioning thermostats or heating elements can cause problems, as can exposure to hard water without routine maintenance. Water heaters with tanks can suffer from corrosion and leaks, and any water heater can experience leaks due to faulty pipes and seals. While many of these issues can be resolved with water heater service, a unit that is at the end of its usable life may need to be replaced with a newer model.
Signs That Water Heater Service is Necessary
A lack of hot water is the most obvious sign that you need water heater service, but there are more subtle indications as well. Some noises are normal for water heaters; some popping or crackling noises can be caused by a typical buildup of minerals and sediment. However, any unusual noises, puddles, leaks, or odors should be reported to a plumbing professional. The team at Metcalf Plumbing is ready to help you determine the cause of your water heater woes and resolve the issues in a professional, thorough, and timely manner. Contact our experts for repairs, preventative maintenance, and installation of any and all plumbing fixtures.
Water heaters, like other aspects of your home’s plumbing, require routine maintenance to perform at their peak. Preventative maintenance for water heaters often involves flushing out sediment buildup, inspecting valves, and clearing drains. While these services are essential in preventing a premature decline in your water heater’s function, they also give you the opportunity to have a plumbing professional inspect your appliance and search for any malfunctions or damaged parts.
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Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!