In Handling Water Heater Repairs
Depending on the composition of your water, a water heater can last between 8 and 12 years. Yours can last even longer if you’re lucky and take good care of it. If you’re in an area with hard water (filled with lots of minerals), your water heater repairs most likely will occur much earlier in the life of your unit. Proactive Comfort’s preventative maintenance plan is a great way to ward off potential problems, such as a water heater leaking. But when water heater repairs crop up, we promise we won’t leave you floundering in cold water. We’ll be there to save the day!
Ward Off Big Problems by Tending to Minor Ones
How do you know when water heater repairs might be imminent? Here are some signs you shouldn’t ignore:
- Water Heater Entering Its Golden Years. If your water heater is approaching its 10th birthday or if it’s older, it’s time to contact Proactive Comfort. We’ll inspect your unit and make any water heater repairs before they turn into pricey problems.
- Water Heater Is Noisy. If your gas or electric water heater seems louder than usual, it’s time to have it checked. Noises to listen for are popping, crackling or rumbling sounds.
- Yikes. No Hot Water! If your water heater isn’t delivering hot water, something is wrong. Unless it’s been super cold outside, this can require your equipment to work harder. For gas water heaters, a pilot relight might be the solution. For electric water heaters, check the circuit breaker. If there isn’t a problem with either of these and you’re shivering in your shower, contact Proactive Comfort because it’s time for water heater repairs.
- Water Heating Is Leaking. A leaking water heater is the clearest clue something needs to be done. If you find water around your storage tank, check around the heater’s connections, fittings and temperature pressure relief valve. If they seem fine, then your water heater, at the least, is due for repairs. Water heater repairs also are probably required if your water tastes odd or metallic, or is discolored.
If you sense your water heater is ailing and needs to be repaired, schedule an appointment or call us. We offer same-day service if it’s an emergency.