Hot water heaters are under a great amount of water pressure on a continual basis. This is why they need to have maintenance and sometimes more frequent repairs than other appliances. More so than any other part of a home’s plumbing system, a hot water heater can have a serious issue develop at about any time. This is why Benjamin Franklin Plumbing recommends that you have your hot water heater inspected and tuned up at least once a year.
Of course, no matter how much maintenance you perform on a hot water heater, eventually, it will break down and need to be replaced. When this occurs, you will want to try and be prepared, or you could end up without hot water in your home for several days or more. You should always keep in mind the tips we will list below in determining with whether you need to replace your hot water heater or not as well as be on the lookout for common signs that could be warning you.
The Age of the Hot Water Heater
On average, hot water heaters will last around ten years. However, this number can most definitely change in either direction depending on the amount or lack of maintenance performed on the unit. Without regular maintenance or attention you can expect the hot water heater to last maybe as little as only 3 – 5 years. With attention and maintenance you may be able to squeak 15 years out of the unit, maybe more.
If the hot water heater in your home is more than five years old then you should try to pay more attention to it and watch out for any issues that might occur. If you have not had your hot water heater inspected recently then now might be the best time to have it done. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, TX a call to schedule an inspection for your home’s hot water heater.
Noises Coming from the Hot Water Heater
If you are hearing any kind of strange and/or loud noises coming from the hot water heater then it could possibly mean that there is a build-up of sediment in the tank. Sometimes this sediment can be flushed out of the hot water heater’s tank without there being any other problems. However, other problems may have already developed if you are now hearing the loud noises. Ben Franklin Plumbing’s professional plumbers can help you ascertain whether or not repairs will take care of the problem.
Leaking Hot Water Heater
If the hot water heater in your home has developed a leak then that is most definitely a strong cue that there is a serious problem. Water heater leaks can be symptoms of much bigger issues, and they may mean that the hot water heater is on its last leg. However, in some cases it can be a simple repair also. If your water heater is leaking and you cannot determine the cause or how to fix it then do not hesitate to get in touch with Ben Franklin Plumbing today.
About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a full turn-key solution for professional plumbing repairs, installation, service and maintenance for both residential and commercial provided by our Rosenberg plumbers. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we have on-call professional and friendly emergency plumbers that are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty-five days out of the year for your convenience. We understand that problems and emergencies with your plumbing can arise at any time and as is more often the case at the most inconvenient times and this is why we offer 24-hour services throughout the Houston Metropolitan area.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s professional and experienced expert plumbers will take care of all of your plumbing-related needs. So, if you need professional Rosenberg plumbers, you can count on our plumbers to provide on time plumbing related service for you throughout the Houston, Katy, Rosenberg and Sugar Land, TX area. If you are looking for a professional plumbing service company to make repairs, maintenance, or installation services then you need to look no further than Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas for all of your plumbing needs.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is one of the most prestige and trusted local plumbing companies in the Houston area. Our high standards of service, customer satisfaction and explicit attention to detail is what makes us one of the most trusted plumbing service companies that both homeowners and businesses in the area can rely on time after time. When you give us a call, you can rest assured knowing that you are in very capable and professional hands and will receive the best plumbing services in the area. Our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in our rock-solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
If you are having a plumbing-related problem in your home or office and you need professional assistance, then do not hesitate to reach out to Benjamin Franklin Plumbing today. One of our professional and friendly plumbers will take care of your Rosenberg plumbers needs. Give us a call and one of our team members will be more than happy to answer any of your questions or concerns and schedule an appointment with you at your earliest convenience in order to assess the plumbing problems and to resolve the issues promptly. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Houston, Texas a call today if you are looking for professional Rosenberg plumbers that you can count on. If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay.