What’s worse than a lump of coal in your stocking on Christmas morning? Likely a shower that turns ice cold when you least expect it. It certainly isn’t going to be a pleasant experience, to say the least. However, that isn’t even the worst part. Icy cold water that takes the place of the hot water you were looking for is likely an indicator of a problem in your water heater. The fact is, you may need a system replacement.
See? We told you it was worse than coal. At least coal can be used to keep you warm!
But in all seriousness, a water heater that needs to be replaced is no small issue. Thankfully, when it comes to dealing with malfunctioning water heaters in Pomona, we are experts. That means you can trust us to help you figure out if it is time for a replacement and what system will be a good match for your home next.
How to Tell Your Water Heater is Done
First things first, how can you be sure that the time has come to retire your water heater? Well if the system isn’t able to produce hot water anymore, that is a pretty good indicator of a bad unit. However, there are other warning signs you may want to check for as well such as:
- You need frequent and expensive repairs: Repairs that are becoming as frequent as maintenance for your water heater indicate a system that is on its last leg. Likewise, if you have repairs that are excessively expensive (think equal to half the cost of a new one) it means it is better to replace it.
- Your system is 12 to 15 years old: A well-maintained water heater is built to last a minimum of 10 years. If your system is over 10 years old or even nearing 15 years of use, it is time to plan for a replacement for this unit.
- There is corrosion in the tank: Water can take a toll on metal components. Thankfully water heaters are built to withstand rust for a long while–but not forever. If corrosion or rust is found in your tank and has caused a leak, it means you need to replace this system ASAP. A corroded tank is not repairable.
Give Your Home the Gift of Hot Water With These Systems
Do you need a new water heater? Don’t just say yes to the first model you see. Make sure you are considering your options. We can pair you with any of the following types of water heaters:
- Tank water heaters
- Tankless water heaters
- Heat pump water heaters
Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of reliable hot water in the home this season with the help of our plumbing pros. We can diagnose what is going on with your water heater and will make sure to get your replacement taken care of in a timely manner.
Schedule your water heater services with Sweetwater Plumbing today. We don’t charge by the hour, We charge by the job!