Tired of dealing with a troublesome water heater? Look no further than Aire Serv® of Rochester for expert repair or replacement services. Our skilled professionals will ensure that replacing your water heater is a safe, affordable, and high-quality experience.
Signs of a Broken Water Heater: How to Tell if Your Water Heater Needs Repair or Replacement
Is your water heater on the fritz? Different types of water heaters, including tankless, electric, and gas models, can exhibit various signs of malfunction. If you notice any of these red flags, it's crucial to call in professionals for a thorough inspection.
- No hot water (either throughout your home or in specific areas)
- Running out of hot water more quickly than before
- Only getting cool or lukewarm water from your taps
- Discolored or foul-smelling water
- Leaks coming from your water heater
- Unusual noises coming from the tank
- Decreased water pressure
- An aging unit (around 7-10 years for traditional tanks, or 20 years for tankless models)
At Aire Serv® of Rochester, we specialize in repairing broken water heaters by performing tasks such as replacing faulty parts, flushing the tank, or fixing leaky pipes. However, if your heater is consistently experiencing issues and is inefficient due to age, it may be wise to consider replacing the unit altogether. Additionally, if you frequently find yourself running out of hot water, upgrading to a larger tank size could provide a more reliable solution.
Make sure to address any issues with your water heater promptly to avoid further damage and inconvenience.
Common Water Heater Problems We Can Fix
Getting your water running smoothly is our top priority. Count on Aire Serv® of Rochester to repair common water heater issues, such as:
- Broken Thermostat - If your water runs cold or doesn't heat up properly, a faulty thermostat might be the culprit. Make sure to set it to 120°F for optimal performance.
- Faulty Heating Element - Is your water coming out ice cold or lukewarm? It could be due to a failing heating element in your water heater.
- Power Issues - For electric water heaters, check if the circuit breaker has tripped. If not, there may be a problem with the wires. Let our professionals inspect and determine if you need water heater repair or electrical services.
- Leaks and Puddles - A leaking water heater can have various causes. While you can tighten loose heating element bolts yourself, it's best to rely on professionals for repairs involving broken gaskets, stuck valves, or faulty temperature and pressure release valves. If corrosion has occurred, it's time for a replacement.
- Rusty, Smelly, or Metallic Water - Rust indicates corrosion in the tank, while unpleasant odors often mean bacterial growth. Flushing the tank may help with odor issues, but if it persists, let our experts replace a deteriorating tank or old anode rod. The smell of rotten eggs specifically suggests a failing anode rod.
- Sediment Buildup - This can lead to strange noises from your water heater and slow-heating water. You may also notice sand or other particles coming from your faucet. Regularly flushing the tank should prevent or resolve this problem.
- Pilot Light and Burner Issues - Whether your pilot light won't ignite or your burner keeps going out, our skilled technicians can identify and address possible root causes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is your water heater broken? Here's how to tell if it needs repair or replacement.
You can troubleshoot by checking thermostat settings, tightening heating element bolts, and ensuring circuit breakers are functioning properly. But when should you replace your water heater instead of repairing it? If quick fixes don't work, our service professionals will recommend the best course of action.
How much does a residential water heater cost?
The cost of replacing a water heater depends on factors such as gas or electric, tankless or traditional tank model, and the available layout and hookups in your home. We're here to give you a personalized quote and offer recommendations based on your lifestyle.
What to do for showers when the water heater is broken:
If your water heater is out of order, skip the shower and opt for a bath instead. Fill your tub partially using the faucet and then add boiling water from the stove to reach a comfortable temperature. If bathing isn't possible, mix cold and boiling water in a bucket or bowl and use a washcloth with soap to clean yourself.
Ensure reliable hot water in your home with our comprehensive water heater services. From installation to repairs and maintenance, we're here to help! Contact us now for expert solutions you can trust!