Camden Plumbing 2017: When Do You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

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When it comes to your water heater problems, regular maintenance can help in prolonging the lifespan of your heater and leaking or not heating issues can be handled through repair instead of replacement. Allow us to share some troubleshooting tips to have a long-lasting water heater because as simple as replacing a heating element or pressure-relief valve can help resolve water heater problems. Generally, simple water heater issues  can be performed DIY, but if you don’t have time or you’re not comfortable working with your water heater, you can call Camden Plumbing Consultant, a water heater repair specialist. According to water heater manufacturing companies, the average life expectancy of a water heater is eight to twelve years, and it varies depending on the design, location, installation quality, water quality, and maintenance schedule.

Camden Plumbing Consultants highly recommend Water Heater Replacement if it is working erratically, more than ten years old,  with leaks around the base of the tank, or if it suddenly stops working. The most common problem connected with a water heater is that the water is not as hot as you expected or you want it to be, which is usually caused by a defective heating element, or a faulty thermostat. When maintaining your electric water heater, it is important to ensure that the power is connected, reset the thermostat, flush the heater to eliminate sediments from the tank, thermostat, and heating element replacement, and raising thermostat temperature. When managing a gas water heater, you need to remove sediment by flushing, replace the Thermo coupler and clean the burner, ensure that the pilot is lit and the gas is connected, insulate hot water pipes, and raise the temperature setting on the thermostat.

For sizzling or hissing noises, it might be caused by collected sediment in the tank, so you need to drain the tank until the water clears. To resolve build up problems, remove and soak heating element in a pan filled with white vinegar up to an hour and any collected scale should be scraped off. To resolve leaking pressure-relief valve, it must be replaced. Tighten fittings of leaking water supply pipes and if does not work, you have to replace the fittings. Know more about Camden Plumbing Consultant.

Water heater must be drained twice a year to remove sediments high cause corrosion. A burst of water should be released as you lift the pressure-relief valve handle and snapping it back, otherwise it needs replacement. When replacing your water heater, you need to consider the following features: gallon capacity (40 50 5 liters), recovery rate  (number of gallons heated in an hour), dimensions and energy efficiency ratings. Allow us to help you with your plumbing and water heater replacement needs, feel free to check our website or homepage.