Water heaters are the unsung hero of every household. They’re one of the keys to comfortable and convenient living at home. These appliances make washing dishes, cookware and clothes easy and efficient while providing hot showers and baths. Every day, we rely on water heaters, and ensuring they remain in top condition should be a priority for all homeowners.
Our licensed plumbers have the expertise to diagnose, repair, maintain, or replace your water heater. It is recommended to flush your water heater at least once a year and replace anode rod(s) every 3-5 years. If on a well system, even shorter intervals. Don’t wait till your tank ruptures and floods your home, call us now! Here are some of the brands of water heaters we are familiar with:
- Bradford White water heater
- A.O. Smith water heater
- Rheem water heater
- GE water heater
- Kenmore water heater
- Reliance water heater
- State water heater
- American water heater
- Whirlpool water heater
- Rinnai water heater
- And more!
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Hot Water Heater Maintenance
Here at S and J Plumbing your family safety is our number one concern. A water heater is either fueled by gas or electric, both of which can be potentially hazardous. It also releases deadly by-products of combustion (carbon monoxide) that needs to be properly vented out of the home. That's why only licensed and trained professionals should perform water heater services like maintenance, repair, and installation.
To get the most life out of a water heater regular maintenance is crucial. At a minimum, a water heater should be inspected and flushed every 12 months. The anode rod in the tank of the heater should be checked and replaced every 3-5 years. If your home is on a well system the recommended maintenance intervals should be cut in half. Gas and water emergency shutoffs should be present on the piping to your water heater and should be exercised to ensure smooth operation if needed.
When the age of a water heater reaches 8-10 years old or older and routine maintenance has been neglected, consideration to replace the water heater should be taken. The most common water heater problem that we see is a leaky tank. Once the tank on the inside of the heater rusts away it begins to leak and if not caught in time it has the potential to burst causing gallons and gallons of water to gush from the tank.
Water Heater Repair Services
Most water heaters are built to last for many years with minimal problems. However, like any mechanical device, water heaters can experience issues from time to time. If you're unsure whether your water heater needs repair or replacement, there are a few signs you can look out for.
First, check the pilot light. If it's out or flickering, this could be a sign of a problem. Next, see if there is water pooling around the base of the water heater. This could indicate a leak in the tank. Finally, take note of the water temperature. If it's not as hot as usual, or if the water is taking longer to heat up, this may mean that the water heater is not functioning properly.
If you notice any of these issues, it's best to call a professional for water heater services in Arlington Heights as soon as possible. Waiting too long could result in further damage to the water heater or even a complete failure of the unit.
Hot Water Heater Replacement
We rely upon and use our home’s water heater very often on a daily basis. It should come as no surprise these appliances undergo a lot of stress throughout their lifetime. By servicing them regularly, we can extend each device’s usefulness, but eventually your water heater will break down and need to be replaced.
Homeowners who are able to recognize the symptoms of a water heater in decline have an opportunity to shop around for a new appliance before the old one reaches the end of its life. What are these symptoms? Here’s what you need to look for:
- It needs frequent repairs to remain operational
- Drops in efficiency resulting in higher utility charges
- There are signs of physical damage
- Appliance is between 8 and 10 years old
If you’re not sure about the health of your water heater, ask one of our plumbers to inspect the unit during the next service call. They will provide an honest assessment and can recommend options for repairs or replacement based on your needs.
Water Heater Services From Experts You Can Trust!
Here at S and J Plumbing, we’re committed to providing the highest quality plumbing service to all of our customers. Each of our technicians are well-trained and highly skilled. We use only the best materials available and strive to be honest and fair with our pricing.
If that weren’t enough, we also offer 24-hour emergency services. Should you run into a problem and need help with your water heater immediately, just pick up the phone and give us a call. We’ll send out a specialist to take care of things and set things right.
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