Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heater Repairs
What is the most common problem with water heaters?
The most common problem with water heaters is a lack of hot water. This can be caused by a faulty thermostat, a malfunctioning heating element, or a build-up of sediment at the bottom of the tank. If you are experiencing a lack of hot water, it is best to call a professional to diagnose the problem.
Is it better to fix or replace the water heater?
It depends on the age and condition of your water heater. If your water heater is less than ten years old and the problem is minor, it is usually more cost-effective to repair it. However, if your water heater is over ten years old or has a major problem, it is usually best to replace it. A professional plumber can advise you on the best course of action.
What is the average life expectancy of a hot water heater?
The average life expectancy of a hot water heater is around 8-12 years. However, this varies depending on the make and model of the heater, as well as the quality of maintenance it receives. If your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan, it is best to start thinking about replacing it before it fails and causes extensive damage.
What are the signs your water heater is going out? Some common signs that your water heater is going out are:
- A lack of hot water - Rusty or discolored water - Strange noises coming from the heater - Leaking or pooling water around the base of the heater - Higher energy bills
If you notice any of these signs, it is essential to call a professional plumber to diagnose the problem before it causes any further damage.
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