A functional, well-working water heater is vital to maintain a comfortable home. As all knowledgeable homeowners know, water heaters use an energy source to heat water for cooking, bathing, general hand hygiene in sinks, and to provide heat to the fan coils of your HVAC system. While the average lifespan of a water heater that has received routine maintenance is between 8 to 11 years, a few telltale signs of a failing water heater may begin to show earlier on.
An Aging Water Heater
The majority of water heaters will need to be replaced by the time they are 10 years old, as they become less energy-efficient and their ability to provide heated water on demand becomes a problem. Furthermore, aging water heaters usually contain a build-up of sediment at the base of the tank which can create a barrier between the heat and water. This can result in unheated, chilly water and an uncomfortable home. If you are unsure of your water heater’s age, you can search for a serial code on the tank and reference the manufacturer’s website to obtain further information.
Smells, Sights, and Sounds
The smell of rotting eggs, water that has taken on a muddled appearance, and popping sounds emitting from your water heater can all be potential signals of a failing heater. While some of these problems can possibly be fixed through a simple tank cleaning or replacement of the anode rod, the experts at Alpha Plumbing can provide an answer through an easily scheduled appointment for you.
Leaks and Puddles
Have you noticed any puddles of water near the base of your water heater? If so, your water heater may potentially be failing and you may be in need of a replacement. With our customer-focused plumbing services at Alpha Plumbing, we can assist you with all of your water heater needs through repair, maintenance, or total replacement and installation. Contact us today to get an estimate!
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.