Water Heater Repair
A water heater is something that is easy to ignore—until suddenly you’re taking cold showers. And by then it’s probably too late. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular water heater maintenance check-ups with your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® plumber. It will work better, use less energy and last longer.
Water heaters often build up sediment that can damage the tank. To remove these sediments, it may be necessary to drain your tank. You will want an expert to help perform this task to avoid any potential issues.
If you spy metal or rust in your tank's water, call ARS®/Rescue Rooter® immediately. These particles may indicate the anode rod needs to be replaced. The anode rod attracts chemicals in the water and keeps them from rusting away the tank liner.
If the water heater liner corrodes, the unit can begin leaking. If the drain pan under the water heater is old or incorrectly installed, you may find your home experiences water damage to floors, ceilings or walls, depending on the water heater location.
Caution: Turn off the power at your circuit breaker or shut off the gas before making any kind of water heater inspection.
Repair or Replace?
How do you know whether to repair or replace a water heater? A good rule of thumb is to never spend on repair more than half the cost of replacing your hot water heater. In most cases, residential water heaters that are out of warranty should be replaced. The cost savings from a new water heater’s efficiency far outweighs the repair cost and lack of performance of an old water heater.
Your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® plumbers provide water heater repair and replacement services, including high-efficiency and tankless models.
If you believe you have a water heater leak, contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialists by calling 866-399-2885 immediately. We offer 24/7 emergency service for water heater repair and replacement.