When you roll out of bed in the morning, you want a relaxing hot shower to start your day – not a freezing cold shower due to a malfunctioning water heater. To avoid this, you need to have experts inspect and repair your unit as soon as possible. For water heater repairs and replacements in Paramount, CA, call Paramount Plumbing, Heating & Air. We offer emergency services.
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Common Water Heater Issues
It’s not uncommon for your water heater to experience issues throughout its lifespan. Some problems that can require professional repairs are:
- Lack of hot water: One of the most noticeable issues with your system is a lack of hot water. For gas-powered units, this can be caused by an extinguished pilot light that needs to be relit. It could also indicate a damaged heating element.
- Leaking: An expert should inspect the leak to determine if it can be repaired or if the unit should be replaced.
- Excessive noise: Loud or unusual noises can signal a damaged heating element or a buildup of sediment inside the unit that needs to be professionally removed.
- Cracks: Cracks should be inspected by a professional to see if they can be repaired or if the unit needs to be replaced.
Life Expectancy of a Water Heater
When you purchase a new water heater, you might ask the salesperson how long the unit will last. Unfortunately, there is not a set timeline. Experts can give you some estimates, though. While every make and model is different, most electric units will last between 10 to 20 years. The amount of care and maintenance the system receives, and the quality of your water, can impact that timeline. Gas-powered units might not last quite as long as electric systems.
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Signs Your Water Heater Needs To Be Replaced
Don’t endure cold showers in your house. Schedule expert repairs when you first notice any of these symptoms so you can replace your water heater before it totally fails:
- Age: If your unit is getting older. These systems typically last between 10 to 20 years, depending on the make, model, and upkeep.
- Losing efficiency: If your system is losing efficiency and needs to work too hard to function.
- Rust and corrosion: If you notice rust or corrosion on the unit, or rust in the water.
- Leaking: If there are leaks coming from the unit.
- Water is not warm enough: The system is no longer able to properly heat the water.
- Cracks: There are cracks in the tank or in the system.