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Water heaters are nearly constantly under a tremendous amount of stress. Which means that they require significantly more maintenance and repair than almost any other plumbing fixture. At In Demand Plumbing, our Brentwood Plumbers recommend that you have a tune-up and inspection of your water heater at least once every year. That way, your water heater will always be functioning at peak conditions, and you can be guaranteed the longest lifespan possible.
However, even if you stay up on repairs and maintenance, you’ll need to replace your unit eventually. You don’t ever want your home to be without hot water, so it’s important that if you do need if a water heater replacement, you have it done.
You may need a professional to tell you whether you need water heater repair or if it is time for a replacement. But there are some signs you can look for to alert you.
Your Water Heater's Age
Most water heaters will have a lifespan of around ten years. That number can vary in either direction, though, depending on the frequency of the maintenance and repairs. If your water heater doesn't receive proper maintenance, it may only last for four to five years. If you've been using your water heater for more than five years, it's time to start paying more attention to it and seeing if it might break down soon.
Pay closer attention to your energy costs as well. Rising energy costs may be a sign of poor water heater efficiency. If you haven’t recently, call for an inspection, and we’ll let you know how much longer your water has and whether you need a replacement or repairs.
Any noises that you hear coming from your water heater are a bad sign. Most of the time, this means that there's a build-up of sediment inside the machine that won't allow water to flow through it properly. Sometimes, that sediment can be flushed out, which can help with performance and efficiency. If the problem has gotten too bad, a water heater replacement may be your only option.
If you find a leak in your water heater, don't panic immediately. Some leaks can't be repaired, but some others can. Water heater leaks might be symptoms of a much larger problem, and they be a sign that a break down is imminent. Keep in mind, though, that not every puddle you find near your water heater is necessarily coming from a leak.
If you think you've found a leak, contact our Brentwood plumbers immediately. We can determine the location of the leak, the cause, and the best next steps. Sometimes, water heaters with leaks will have to be replaced.
If you're looking for water heater repairs in Brentwood, call In Demand Plumbing at 8925-470-0142, or fill out our online request form.
Leaks in your pluming or plumbing fixtures can be easy to ignore. As a homeowner, you have plenty on your plate at any given time, and when problems aren't pressing and don't need immediate attention, it's easy to let them go untreated until they start to cause major problems for your home. However, even if they don't seem urgent, any leaks in your home should be repaired as soon as possible.
At In Demand Plumbing, our professionals Brentwood plumbers can provide you with quick and thorough leak repairs no matter when you need them. Our trained professionals will be able to get the job done as quickly as possible, and we'll always guarantee your complete satisfaction with our work. But why should you move this task to the top of your to-do list?
There are a number of problems that leaks can cause for your home, and fixing even the smallest leaks can be very beneficial.
How Leaks Affect Your home
Nationally, household leaks waste more than a trillion gallons of water every yeah, which is the equivalent of the amount of water that 11 million homes use each year. Any leaks in your home's plumbing system or fixtures are contributing to water waste, and you can be directly affected by this as well. Fixing leaks in your Brentwood home can easily save you up to 10% on your water bills every month.
The most common types of leaks found in homes are:
Worn Toilet Flappers
Most of the time, repairing these types of leaks is a relatively easy job that does not require any major investment, and you'll see the savings immediately.
How to Tell if You Have a Leak
Our professional Brentwood plumbers can inspect your home's plumbing to detect any leaks, and there are a few ways you can determine whether there's a leak in your home on your own:
If you use more than 12,000 gallons of water per month during the winter, it's likely that your home's plumbing system has a serious leak problem.
When no water is being used in your home, the meter should read exactly the same after a two-hour period. Check your water meter before and after, and if you notice any difference, call our professionals for a plumbing repairs or inspection.
You can detect a toilet leak by placing food coloring in the toilet tank. If the water in the toilet bowl is colored within ten minutes, you have a leak. Be sure to flush immediately to avoid staining the bowl.
If you're looking for leak repairs in Brentwood, call In Demand Plumbing at 925-470-0142, or fill out our online request form.
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