How to Know When it's Time for a New Water Heater

How to Know When it's Time for a New Water Heater

Your family uses hot water on a daily basis. Your morning shower, afternoon load of laundry, and after dinner dishwashing all require a dependable hot water system. It can be frustrating to discover that your nice, warm water has suddenly turned cold. At Mr. Rooter, we proudly provide the Atlanta area with exceptionally high quality water heater repair services. However, your water heater isn't going to last forever. Eventually, you'll need to go ahead and take the plunge and invest in a new water heater installation. Although it does cost a little bit to buy a new water heater, you'll save a lot of money in the long run. Getting a new water heater installation can boost your home's resale value, save you hundreds of dollars in lower energy costs and fewer repair bills. Here's a few red flags that normally indicate that your water heater is on the brink of breaking.

There's No Hot Water

This seems pretty obvious, however, there are many reasons why your water might not be heating up. For instance, there may be an issue with the pilot light or the electrical work. Make sure that you check your breaker box, the pilot light and the heating element - depending upon whether or not you have an electric or gas model. If you are sure that everything is fine with the electricity and gas, but are still having trouble getting hot water out of the tap, you might have a big problem with your water heater unit. Give us a call at Mr. Rooter and one of our certified local plumbers will conduct a thorough inspection.

Your Water Heater is a Teenager

Water heaters typically live between the 10 to 15-year mark. If your home or water heater has dipped into the double digits, it might be time to think about getting a new one. This is usually the point when repair bills start to add up. It might be more effective to replace your outdated model for one that can provide you with the most energy savings.

Rusted and/or Gritty Water

If your water is starting to turn a dull brown or has little pieces of sediment floating in it, then you are experiencing rust and mineral buildup. This could be caused by corroding pipes rather than your water heater. However, if it only happens when you're running hot water, then this is a good indicator that it's time to call a plumber.

Mr. Rooter offers professional plumbing inspections. Give us a call today and schedule an appointment with one of our licensed and insured plumbers. We can do an assessment to see if you need a water heater repair or replacement.

Mr. Rooter Provides the Following Water Heater Services

  • Water Heater Repair
  • Water Heater Installation
  • Water Heater Replacement
  • Commercial Water Heater Repair and Installation
  • Water Heater Inspection
  • 50 Gallon Water Heater Replacement for only $899 (including installation)
  • 40 Gallon Water Heater Replacement for only $799 (including installation)

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