While most of us take it for granted, your water heater is one of the most valuable systems in your home. Without a working water heater, you would be forced to take cold showers and be unable to run your dishwasher and washing machine. If your water heater goes out unexpectedly, it can be a major disruption in your home.
At Covenant Plumbing, we are equipped to install and repair water heaters, but we also value the importance of helping customers recognize when their water heater is about to fail and possibly need replacement in the near future.
Depending on the type, quality and maintenance history of your water heater, the unit can last anywhere from 8 to 12 years. Tankless water heaters are known for lasting even longer. Unfortunately, there are many factors that can shorten the lifespan of your water heater, such as sediment build-up, rust/corrosion, loose fittings, high water pressure and lack of routine maintenance.
Signs Your Water Heater Needs Service or Replacement
Want to avoid the disruption of suddenly being without hot water in your home? At Covenant Plumbing, we recommend that homeowners look for the following warning signs that their water heater is going bad:
- Strange Noises from the Water Heater (popping, banging, rumbling)
- Low or Inconsistent Water Temperature
- Decreased Water Pressure
- Discolored or Rusty Water
- Hot Water Running Out More Quickly
- Water Heater Leaks
- Need for Frequent Repairs
- Old Water Heater (more than 8-10 years)
- Higher Energy Bills
- Foul or Strange Water Odor
Let us Check Your Hot Water Heater in Macon
Don’t wait until it is too late to realize your water heater needs replacement. In most cases, your water heater will give you warning signs that you need to start budgeting for a new unit and call a plumber. At Covenant Plumbing, we are licensed, bonded and certified to complete all types of water heater repairs and replacement. When your home or business water heater has a leak, heating problems or stops working altogether, contact us to schedule service near Macon.