Many homeowners have little to no experience with repair or replacement of large home appliances like water heaters. Whether you are experiencing water heater trouble or just want to educate yourself to become a more prepared homeowner, read on to learn about common issues that could indicate you need to repair or replace your water heater unit.
What’s That Sound?
Water heaters are meant to be fairly quiet. If you hear clunking noise, loud banging, strange metallic clangs, gurgling sounds or any combination of a general uproar coming from your water heater, it’s it very likely that something has gone amiss. It’s time to schedule an inspection with Lifetime at (425) 553-4328 to assess if a repair or replacement is needed.
My Water Isn’t Hot Anymore
Have you ever been enduring a lukewarm or cold shower and wondered what it might be like enjoy a piping hot shower experience? A properly running water heater will not leave you taking a cold shower – even if you are the last one in the family to get your turn. If it seems your hot water is running out too soon or just isn’t consistently hot, the odds are that you need a repair or replacement to meet the needs of your family. That hot shower is possible with a properly running unit that is adequate for your family’s needs.
How Often Should I Replace My Water Heater?
Often times, it doesn’t seem important to replace things that aren’t broken. What responsible homeowners need to consider is that the performance of an appliance degrades over time. That being said, a traditional model water heater should be replaced after about ten years’ time. If you have a tankless system, you could stretch that timeframe to potentially twenty years. If you think about it, a water heater is working in a constant state of performance. The ever-important appliance is constantly working hard to keep your water at that perfect temperature. There comes a point when the age of a unit starts to show – the water isn’t as hot as it used to be, the unit is emitting loud noises or even leaking water from time to time. Upgrading an appliance like a water heater can provide your family with more consistently hot water, cleaner water and an overall better water heating experience.
What to Do When a Water Heater is Damaged
Accidents happen and sometimes they happen to the most important parts of our home. If your water heater becomes damaged, it is extremely important to have the damage evaluated by an expert as soon as possible. The technicians at Lifetime are highly experienced and can assess the damage to determine the best course of action.
Your Water Heater is Leaking Water
Have you ever come home to a large puddle on the floor around your water heater? Or perhaps it’s just a small trickle on the top of the water heater every now and then? Either way, it is important to get the leak evaluated by a professional before it becomes a more significant issue. Letting leaks go unchecked could be catastrophic – it’s only a matter of time.
Water is Discolored or Smelly
The water coming from your pipes should always be clean and clear. If you notice your water is discolored or has a foul smell, the best thing to do is to call our team to do an evaluation. You may need to replace your water heater or pursue other plumbing repairs. Our experts will ensure your water is running clean and clear.
If you need help with water heater repair and replacement call Lifetime today at (425) 553-4328