How Do You Know When You Need a New Water Heater?
When your water heater stops making hot water, it is important to find out why it has stopped working.The best way to find out why the hot water heater in your home or business in Orange has stopped working is to hire an experienced plumber. An experienced plumber can identify the issue with your water heater, and determine if it needs to be repaired or replaced. Biard & Crockett employs expert plumbers that will help you determine if you are in need of water heater repair or replacement. Without that experience, you can find yourself throwing away good money replacing bad parts, when you actually need a completely new water heater.
Although leaks are the most common problem with water heaters, another common issue is when it is unable to create and maintain high enough temperatures for water. The reason your hot water heater is not providing hot enough water can be caused by: a failing thermostat or heating element, uninsulated pipes, or a faulty gas burner, thermocouple, or pilot assembly. If you happen to notice that your water heater is not producing as much hot water as it used to, or if you hear popping and rattling coming from the hot water tank, your water heater probably has sediment built up in the tank. Flushing the tank can solve this issue, and it is one of the many services our plumbers will provide for you when you call on us for water heater repair and maintenance. The City of Orange’s water corrodes your anode rod more quickly—usually in about 2-3 years. We recommend you have a plumber check and replace the anode rod (if necessary) every 2 years.
Other common water heater repairs include:
- The pilot light on your gas water heater flickers out
- The circuit breaker for your electric hot water heater continues to trip
- The heating or burning element fails
- The thermostat breaks
- The valve in the hot water heater sticks
How to Pick the Right Water Heater for Your Home or Business in Orange
If the water heater tank has started to leak, you need to replace your water heater. The good news is that you have the trusted plumbing services of Biard & Crockett for your home or business in Orange. If it’s time for your home or business to get a new water heater, we’ll work with you to find one that fits your needs and your budget. We’ll look at reservoir size, energy efficiency, quality of manufacture and warranty.
Here’s some basic information you should consider when it comes to water heater tank capacity:
|Capacity||Number of People in the Home|
|>30 gallons||1-2 people|
|40 gallons||2-4 people|
|50 gallons||3-5 people|
|60+ gallons||5+ people|