3 Signs You Need to Replace Your Hot Water Heater

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3 Signs You Need to Replace Your Hot Water Heater

Signs you have a Water LeakYour home's hot water heater consists of much more than what meets the eye. There are many parts inside that work together to warm the water you need for various household chores and activities. Water heaters are either gas or electric powered, meaning they can be very dangerous to work on. If you believe your hot water heater needs replacement make sure you call a professional local plumber to do the job so that it is done correctly and safely. Remember these symptoms of water heater problems and if you experience them, call a local plumber today to have the issue resolved before it gets worse!

Noisy Water Heater

A water heater should perform its duties with no or little chatter. If your water heater is banging and clanking it is a sign of age that could result in the need to replace it. The noise is caused by your water heater's heating element burning off built up sediment.

Temperature Problems

One of the more obvious signs of water heater trouble is if it does not produce warm water or produces it sporadically. Most water heaters can warm water up to temperatures between 120 and 140 degrees F. on a regular basis. If yours can not do this it is likely on the verge of complete failure.

Water Heater Leak

If you find standing water near your water heater or a drip or stream of water coming from it then you will most likely need a water heater replacement. Most water heater ruptures can't be fixed, which requires you to purchase a new one.

If you are having trouble with your water heater have a master plumber look at it and go over all your options. For water heater trouble in Skagit County and the neighboring counties, call Skagit Plumbing. These expert plumbers will identify the problem and advise you if it can be repaired or if a replacement is necessary. They can discuss all your replacement options, including tankless water heaters. Skagit Plumbing can help with any plumbing issue you may have, from water pipe leaks, clogged drains, toilet problems or otherwise. Call Skagit Plumbing today at (360) 854-8535 to make an appointment for licensed plumbing in Mount Vernon, Concrete, Camano Island, Anacortes or elsewhere!

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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ