Is the water coming out of your faucets ice cold, even when you have it in the hottest setting? This can signal you need repairs on your water heater. To restore hot water to your property, call Solaris Electric & Plumbing. A family-owned company, we proudly provide water heater repair and replacement services to Orlando, FL. We also offer upfront pricing so there are no surprises on your bill later!
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Common Water Heater Issues
Unfortunately, your water heater is not immune to experiencing issues that need to be repaired. Some of the more common problems you might need to hire a plumber to repair can include:
- Lack of hot water: Perhaps the most obvious issue with your unit is if it stops producing hot water. If you own a gas-powered system this can be due to an extinguished pilot light that simply needs to be relit. It can also indicate a more serious issue, like a damaged heating element.
- Leaking: If your unit is leaking, it should be inspected by a professional to determine if it can be repaired or if the system needs to be replaced.
- Excess noise: Loud or unusual noises can signal a damaged heating element or a buildup of sediment inside the unit that needs to be professionally removed.
- Cracks: Any cracks should be inspected by a professional so he or she can determine if they can be repaired or if the unit needs to be replaced.
Life Expectancy of a Water Heater
Like all appliances in your home, eventually, your water heater will need to be replaced. However, these units do last for a significant amount of time. While every make and model is different, most electric units will last from 10 to 20 years. This timeline can vary depending on the amount of care and maintenance the system receives, as well as the condition of your water. Gas-powered units might not last quite as long as electric systems.
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When To Replace Your Water Heater
Is your water heater starting to show signs of wear and tear? Before it completely stops working, watch for these symptoms that can indicate it needs to be replaced:
- Age: If your unit is getting older or nearing the end of its estimated 10 to 20-year lifespan.
- Losing efficiency: If your system is losing efficiency and needs to work harder to function.
- Rust and corrosion: If you notice rust or corrosion on the unit or rust in the water.
- Leaking: If there are leaks coming from the unit.
- Water is not warm enough: If the system is no longer able to properly heat the water.
- Cracks: If there are cracks in the tank or in the system.