Categories: Water heater

Telltale Signs of an Aging Water Heater

There is nothing quite as shocking as stepping into your shower only to be met with chilly water. Your water heater is an important part of your home, not only to keep your showers comfortable but also to provide warm water to use throughout the house. While you may not give your water heater a second thought until it completely stops doing its job, there are a few warning signs that you are getting close to needing repair or replacement.

 

Age
Most water heaters last between eight and twelve years. If you aren’t quite sure how old your water heater is, consider calling us in for a consultation. Not only can our experienced staff give an estimate of how old your water heater is, we can also help to diagnose any issues that may arise in the foreseeable future. This consultation can be especially helpful if you are new to your current home or aren’t quite sure when you last installed a new water heater.

 

Leaks
Aging water heaters are prone to leak before completely failing. Keep your eyes peeled for small puddles of water or extra condensation around your water heater. If you notice a leak, even if it is a small one that you are tempted to ignore, contact us for a consultation right away. There may be a way to repair your water heater, or we can walk you through investing in a new system that will be reliable for your home for years to come.

 

Unreliable Temperature
If you are already noticing some issues with temperature consistency in your household water, it’s time to address the problem before it gets worse. If your water just isn’t as warm as it once was, or if your showers are less than enjoyable because there isn’t enough warm water throughout the duration of the shower, you water heater likely needs maintenance or replacement. Give us a call to learn more about our options, as well as to learn about the warranties that accompany our water heater services.

 

Fortunately, water heater replacement is quick and easy with Elk Grove Village Sewer and Plumbing. Most of our services, including installation of a new unit, can be completed in only one day. Our technicians are well versed in all aspects of

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