Every home’s plumbing provides the function of both hot and cold water as a basic need of every homeowner. However, your hot water heater may not be something that you give much thought to, unless something happens to be going wrong. There’s nothing worse than finding yourself in a shower that is suddenly freezing cold or not being able to wash your whites on a hot water cycle. Here at Complete Plumbing and Rooter, we offer plumbing services in Chino for your hot water heater and more! To learn more about your hot water heater and when you may need repairs, versus when it’s time to replace your hot water heater altogether, keep reading!

The Ins And Outs Of Your Hot Water Heater

You can expect your hot water heater to have a lifespan of about eight to 12 years. Having one of our plumbing experts here at Complete Plumbing and Rooter out for regular maintenance check-ups is one way to ensure that your water heater will last as long as it possibly can. Water heaters tend to have sediment buildup within them, which can lead to damage to the tank. When there is enough sediment built up in your tank, the tank may need to be drained. This is something that definitely requires the experience and technique of a professional plumber.

When you invest in regular maintenance for your hot water heater, our experts will be able to examine your tank’s water to see if there is any rust or metal in the water. If your hot water heater’s tank does have rust or metal in the water, you may have an anode rod that could use replacing. The anode rod is what attracts chemicals that are in the water, which keeps your tank’s water from causing your tank’s liner to rust.

If you do not have your hot water heater checked regularly, your tank’s liner may begin to erode, which can cause your water heater to leak. There should always be a drain located by your water heater to catch possible leaks, however, if your drain is old or was installed improperly, your home may suffer from water damage to floors, ceilings, or walls.

Should I Have My Water Heater Repaired Or Replaced?

When you work with Complete Plumbing and Rooter, we will never advise for a replacement when a repair can be easily made. If the cost to repair your hot water heater would be more than half the cost to replace the water heater, we would likely recommend a replacement, especially if your hot water heater is no longer under warranty. When your hot water heater is old, a new model can go a long way in efficiency and cost savings in the long-run.

When you need maintenance, repairs, or replacements for your hot water heater, call the plumbing experts at Complete Plumbing and Rooter. We offer plumbing services in Chino and the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction is our top priority. We have been in the plumbing business for 15 years, and we are your 24-hour plumbers that you can trust.