How do I know my water heater needs replaced?
There are many factors that indicate when a water heater needs to be replaced. The easiest one to recognize is if your current unit is old. There is a sticker on the water heater that indicates when the unit was installed. If it has been more than 10 years it is probably time to consider a water heater replacement.
Another sign for a replacement would be a significant loss in hot water. Over time sediment builds in the unit which serves as a separation between the unit’s heat source and the water.
Sediment in causes another problem. As it is heated and reheated, the sediment hardens. Not only does this waste valuable energy, but it causes a banging or rumbling noise. This banging of the sediment against the walls of the unit leads to further problems like punctures or leaks.
When metal is heated it expands. This expansion can reveal slight fractures in the unit and cause leaking. Leaks not only affect your water heater, but they can damage your utility closet and floorboards if the leak has been going unnoticed long enough. Before you have your unit replaced, double check fittings and connections to the tank for false positives. If your unit is leaking, call Cloverdale Plumbing for inspection or replacement.
Does Cloverdale offer a maintenance agreement or warranty?
Most water heaters come with a 6-12 year manufacturers warranty. Some components may have a shorter warranty than the tank itself. The cost of your water heater may change depending on the size, manufacturer, and warranty.
Cloverdale Plumbing believes that your best protection against premature failure is good preventive maintenance. We offer a whole home plumbing maintenance agreement and service to help you get the most from your Water Heater investment. Instead of buying an extended warranty, you may save money by signing up for our maintenance agreement. Ask about it when your plumber arrives to work on your next plumbing project.