Some of the common indicators that water heater repair is necessary are:
- A complete lack of hot water
- Hot water is running out quickly
- It takes a long time for the water to heat
- Water is coming out discolored
- New noises are coming from the tank
Don’t hesitate to give us a call when something seems off with your water heater. A second opinion is always worth it – you never know when you’ll catch a minor problem before it could become a big pain. We’ll work quickly to get you a convenient appointment time. When it comes to the day of your service, our team arrives on time with a van full of equipment, ready to go. One of our professionals will thoroughly inspect your heater to determine the source of any issues. We will share our findings with you, answer any questions, and recommend the steps to take. Before any repair work begins, you’ll have transparent pricing. And if replacement is in your best interest instead of fixing the problem, we will be sure to share our best advice.
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When to Replace vs. Repair Your Water Heater
It’s not always clear which option will be better for your home and wallet. But there are telltale signs that will help you assess, including:
- Warranty Status: You should have coverage for the cost of repairs if your unit is still under warranty. If not, you’ll want to have an assessment done to understand the severity of any damage.
- Age of Unit: If your unit is less than 6 years old, it’s more likely that repair is possible. Water heaters tend to last around 10 years before needing replacement.
- Condition of the Tank: Once a water heater tank leaks, there’s often no choice but to replace the unit. This typically happens when the anode rod has been eaten away, leaving corrosive elements to target the tank instead.
- Cost-Benefit of Replacement: If your water heater is still fairly new, and the repairs will cost less than half of the cost to install new, fixing the unit will likely be in your best interest.
Beyond the mechanical aspect of water heater knowledge, we also help homeowners stay in compliance with federal and state water use regulations. With Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Austin, you’re in good hands.
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