Will Always Keep You in Hot Water
An average water heater lasts between 12 and 14 years. Yours can last longer if you’re lucky and take good care of it. But like any appliance, your water heater will require extra attention at some point. Whether you need repairs, installation or a total water heater replacement, Elevated Comfort’s licensed plumbing technicians can size up your situation, explain it to you in understandable terms and offer you solutions to fit your budget.
Signs of a Failing Water Heater
When are you on the brink of water heater repairs? Here are some signs:
- Unit Is Noisy. All appliances make some noise. But if your water heater (whether it’s gas or electric) seems unusually loud, it’s time to have it inspected and potentially repaired. Noises to listen for include crackling, rumbling or popping sounds.
- Water Heater Is Old. If your water heater is approaching its 10th birthday (or if it’s even older), it’s time to reach out to Elevated Comfort. We can inspect your hot water heater and perform any repairs before they become costly problems.
- No Hot Water. If your water heater is tapped out of hot water too soon, this is a clear sign something’s wrong. For gas water heaters, a pilot relight might do the trick. If your system is electric, check your circuit breaker. If there isn’t a problem with either of these and you’re shivering in your shower, it’s time for repairs.
- Water Is Leaking. A leaking water heater is a clear indicator something is amiss. If you find water around your unit, first check around the heater’s connections, fittings and temperature pressure relief valve. If all looks well, you may be due for repairs to find and fix the problem. Repairs also are probably necessary if your water is discolored or tastes weird or metallic.
Schedule Your Water Heater Service Today!
If you contact us for regular inspections and maintenance or detect a problem early enough, your hot water heater can enjoy a long life. But if your water heater is reaching that decade milestone and you’re experiencing issues, a replacement might be in your best interest. There are other reasons replacement might be the best option. Maybe your home or business isn’t getting enough hot water. Or maybe the previous homeowner didn’t have a large family and the hot water tank size was sufficient to keep up with their needs but not yours.
We repair, replace and install all major brands of water heaters for our customers who live in the Northern California communities of Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, San Rafael, Windsor, Glen Ellen, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, Tiburon, Sausalito, Penngrove and Corte Madera and their surrounding areas. Schedule your water heater service by calling us at 707.284.1039 or contacting us.