Water Heater Repair and Maintenance


commercial plumbing problemsIf you own a home, you have likely encountered an issue with your water heater. From replacing an old, broken tank to resetting the thermostat based on use, most people are relatively familiar with their water heater and its purpose. And unless you intend to only live in your home for a few years or you have upgraded to a long-lasting tankless heater, you will likely need to repair or replace your water heater at some point.

What should you know about water heater repair?

Who Should I Contact?

Repairing your water heater can extend its life by several years. If your water heater is not working as well as it used to, it might be time for a tune-up. A reputable water heater service provider can help you get things back in order. If your water heater is less than 10 years old, there is a good chance it can be repaired if a problem arises. Contact Allen Plumbing for a quote or to discuss what can be done to get the most out of your current water heater.

Do You Need a Professional for a Water Heater Repair?

When people realize the expense of repairing or replacing a water heater, they might consider fixing it on their own. Unfortunately, this can do more harm than good.

To fix a water heater, you need to understand a variety of issues affecting your home’s plumbing and gas or electric system. Unless you have previous training and experience with water heater repair, it is better to rely on a professional for assistance. This not only ensures repairs are done properly it also protects any existing warranties on your water heater.

What Should I Know about Water Heater Maintenance?

Water heater maintenance can extend the life of the appliance. Maintaining your current system and repairing any problems the moment they arise ensures you will not face a water heater emergency down the road. How do you know if your water heater needs maintenance?

  • Water temperature fluctuates or does not get as high as it once did
  • Water heater tank is making unusual noises
  • Water heater is getting older, but not old enough to replace
  • Tank is leaking, rusting, or just doesn’t look right
  • Odd smells are coming from the tank

If you have any questions about your water heater or you believe you might be in need of water heater repair, we can help you. Contact Allen Plumbing for a consultation or to discuss what can be done to extend the life of your water heater.

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