How to Know When It’s Time to Repair or Replace Water Heater?

One of the biggest indicators that your water heater needs replacement is water that isn’t as hot as you expect it to be. This is generally caused by a defective thermostat or heating element and is a sign the water heater needs to be repaired or replaced. According to disastersafety.org, water heater failures cost an average of $4,444 per incident after the deductible was paid. Regularly maintaining your water heater can help it last longer and some repairs, like replacing the pressure-relief valve or heating component, are simple to do. Water heaters tend to be bulky and heavy and take a lot of work to install. Electric water heaters tend to last longer than the natural gas versions, though the type of water heater you have doesn’t necessarily predict how long your water heater will last. There’s no reason to stress! At Fix-it Rite in Sacramento, we offer 24/7 emergency service throughout the Sacramento area. Our knowledgeable technicians are skilled enough to find the problem and fix it correctly the first time!

Here are some signs to look for if it needs replacement or repair:

  • Leaks
  • Constantly needs repair
  • Unusual noises: cracks and pops
  • No/low heat
  • Metallic smell/taste in water
  • Sediments in water
  • Rusty colored water
  • The heater is more than 10 years old

You could also see issues like a piercing whining sound, rotten egg smell, or low exploding noises. It is important to know that these are serious signs and you need to call a professional plumber as soon as possible. At Fix-it Rite in Sacramento, we are available to aid you with your water heater needs. If you ever have any questions or worries about your water heater, do not hesitate to reach out and contact us at (916) 363-6022. After your initial phone call, if there isn’t anything we can do for you over the phone, one of our licensed technicians can come over to your home and take a look at your water heater. Our goal to work with you to come up with the best possible solution.