You might take hot water for granted -- until your water heater fails and you’re left with cold water in your house. If this happens, call Pride Plumbing to have your unit repaired as soon as possible to restore hot water -- and hot showers -- to your Mount Gilead, NC home. In business since 1965, we bring expertise to every job and we offer upfront pricing.
Issues to your main water line could cause major damage to your house. Contact us for water line repairs in Mt. Gilead.
What To Expect During Water Heater Tune-Ups
It’s important to schedule routine services on your water heater at least once a year to keep it properly maintained. During these tune-ups at your Mount Gilead home you can expect a plumber to perform the following tasks:
- Drain the basin and remove any buildup of sediment, which can create a myriad of issues if not done regularly.
- Inspect the inside and outside of the unit for hairline cracks or signs of aging that could result in more extreme problems at a later time.
- Check for any cracks in the hoses.
- Inspect and change your filters when needed.
- Determine if the unit is operating at maximum efficiency.
Expected Lifespan of a Water Heater
Like all appliances, your water heater will eventually need to be replaced. However, determining when can vary. 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 can impact that timeline. Gas-powered units may have shorter lifespans than electric systems.
Are you looking for an alternative to a traditional water heater? Ask us about our tankless water heater services.
When To Replace Your Water Heater
To avoid going without hot water in your house, it’s important to replace your unit before it completely fails. Some signs to watch for that can signal it’s time to install a new system can include:
- Age: Your unit is getting older and nearing the end of its estimated 10- to 20-year lifespan.
- Losing efficiency: Your system needs to work harder to function.
- Rust and corrosion: You notice rust or corrosion on the unit or rust in the water.
- Leaking: 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.