Water Heater Replacements
The average water heater lasts for around ten to fifteen years, though a water heater’s life span is greatly dependant on the amount of care and maintenance that it receives. Water heaters are under nearly constant stress, and without regular repairs and tune-ups, their life spans can easily be cut in half. The professional plumbers at Rivers Plumbing Heating & Cooling recommend that you have a tune-up of your water heater at least once each year to take care of any problems before they develop into major issues, but when you do need to have the water heater in your St. Louis home replaced, we’ll be ready and eager to tackle the job.
Hot water is one of the modern conveniences of homes that you don’t ever want to go without, so making sure that you’re aware of the need for a replacement water heater well in advance is a major priority. You’ll want to be without a water heater for as little time as possible, so it’s important to know and look out for the common signs that point to complete breakdowns of water heaters. Here are a few of the things you’ll want to look out for:
Your Water Heater’s Age
By the time your water heater is five to ten years old, you should begin to pay closer attention to it and any problems that it has. At this stage, you’ll definitely want to make sure that you’re having a tune-up performed regularly (though we recommend this for even brand new water heaters), and you may want to consider having it replaced if you notice more significant problems.
Leaks are often a sign that your water heater is going to break down soon. Sometimes, these can repaired, so you don’t need to panic as soon as you notice them, but it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for them and call a professional if you notice a leak.
If you haven’t had the water heater in you St. Louis home worked on recently and it’s more than five years old, you should call a professional for an inspection as soon as possible. Our plumbers will ensure that any problems with your heater are addressed, and we can let you know how long you should expect it to continue working before you need a replacement.
Listen for Any Noises
Any clicking, buzzing, or loud noises coming from your water heater are often a sign of excessive buildup of sediment, which can be a huge problem. If you hear any noises coming from your heater, your best bet is to call in a professional plumber as soon as possible. Often, this sediment can be flushed out, but if it’s left to build up any more, it may become irreparable, and you’ll need to have a water heater replacement.
Be on the Lookout for Leaks
Leaks are often a sign that your water heater is going to break down soon. Sometimes, these can repaired, so you don’t need to panic as soon as you notice them, but it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for them and call a professional if you notice a leak. Also look for any puddles or rust accumulation around the area in your St. Louis home where your water is stored.
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“Rivers Plumbing recently helped me out of a plumbing problem. I had Eric come and give me an estimate and the next day at 8:00 a.m. SHARP, the worker was here and ready to go. They charged 3/4 of what the other estimates were. These guys are EXTREMELY professionaland I would highly recommend these guys for your plumbing needs. I am saving their number in my phone for future projects. A HUGE THANK YOU to Rivers Plumbing for helping me out. YOU guys are GREAT!!!!!”