There are several signs that your water heater needs to be fixed. The most obvious problems are no hot water at all and/or leaks around the tank. But, if you notice that your hot water has a bad smell or a strange color, it could be an indication that the water heater tank needs to be flushed and cleaned.
Because of the dangers of working with gas lines or a combination of electricity and water, water heater repairs are a dangerous do-it-yourself task. The experienced plumbers at Raby Plumbing are specially-trained to safely fix both gas and electric tankless and tank storage water heaters. Our technicians can help with other common water heater issues, including replacing the pressure relief valve or installing a new thermocouple. For problems that are beyond repair, we can recommend and install a replacement water heater.
Types of Water Heaters
Many homes in the U.S. use tank storage water heaters. These models use electricity or gas to heat many gallons of water at once. The water cools as it sits in the tank until it’s needed, so the heating element turns on periodically to reheat it. Using a lot of hot water in a short time can deplete the supply. Tank storage water heaters typically last 10-15 years.
A tankless water heater, also called an on-demand heater, heats water only as it’s needed, so it uses less energy than a tank storage model. Tankless water heaters use can also use gas or electricity for heating, and they never run out of hot water. There’s typically a higher initial cost than tank storage models, but tankless water heaters typically last more than 20 years.
Water Heater Installation
When you need a replacement gas or electric water heater, trust the professionals at Raby Plumbing to install it safely and efficiently. We carry several major brands of both storage and tankless water heaters, and we’ll help you choose an efficient model that will supply all of your home’s hot water usage.