It usually happens when you least expect it! Sure, today’s water heaters seem to be better designed than older models but they don’t seem to last as long. That’s why you’ll want to know the signs to watch for before it’s too late!
Did you know that water heaters require regular inspection and maintenance? Regular inspection consists of a) checking and changing the anode rod if needed (especially on hard water), b) testing the thermostat and valves, and c) checking for rust or leaks. Regular maintenance consists of draining and flushing the unit and should be done every six months or no less than once per year. These simple tasks can actually prolong their lives and use for years to come. An electric water heater will last between 10-15 years. A gas water heater will last between 8-12 years.
Any one of the seven indications below can be a sign of a problem. Here's what to watch for:
1) rust appears in the hot water faucets
2) lukewarm water and low water pressure
3) water pooling around the base of the water heater
4) hot water has a metallic smell and taste
5) strange, unfamiliar noises when water tank is heating
6) run out of hot water faster than usual
7) higher energy bills
Water Pro can repair and/or replace your water heater. If you would like us to provide you with a quote, it’s as easy as sending us: 1) gallons size, 2) dimensions of available space, and 3) a picture if possible.
Contact us today to inquire about water heaters or to schedule your water heater service appointment!
Reach out to us at 804.693.7294 or send an email to Info@WaterProInc.com for more information.
Water Pro Inc. is veteran owned and locally operated in Gloucester, Virginia. We specialize in water treatment, well repairs, and plumbing for residential and commercial properties. Water Pro is proud to serve all of the Middle Peninsula, Hampton Roads, Northern Neck, and Richmond areas of Virginia. Since 2001, Water Pro has continued to build a solid reputation for integrity and good business practice within the community. We install and maintain water purification and filtration systems that are superior in quality and efficiency.