Water Heater Installation & Repair Services in San Jose, Sacramento & South San Francisco, CA
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Your water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in your home. This is why it requires maintenance and sometimes repairs during the year. At VanGo Rooter, we have a team of experienced plumbers who can help to maintain your water heater so that it works as efficiently as possible all year long. Our technicians can repair the largest problems and install a new unit when necessary. Count on us for exceptional water heater installation and repair services. Your 100% satisfaction is our guarantee and goal!
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What causes water heater problems?
Many of the water heater problems we see are caused by a lack of maintenance. You should contact us for maintenance twice every year to keep the unit working correctly. A lack of maintenance could cause your water heater to malfunction and break down fast.
Another common cause of problems is due to sediment. Minerals and debris can collect in your tank coating the walls and wearing away important parts. Corrosion can be a major cause of problems. The tank itself or other components can start to corrode because of leaks. A final cause of problems is improper sizing. An undersized water heater will have to work harder than normal, which can damage the unit over time.
How long do units typically last?
This question is hard to answer. A typical water heater today is meant to last roughly between 10 and 15 years. If the unit does not receive regular maintenance, then it might last for only 5 to 8 years. If the water heater is too small for your household, then you could see an even shorter lifespan. Certain brands of water heaters that include special components and unusually strong construction could last for up to 20 years. The problem is that the efficiency of the heater will degrade over time. You generally want to think about getting a new unit after 10 to 15 years.
When should you repair vs. replace your water heater?
You probably do not need to replace your unit if you have just a few problems every couple of years. It is common to have issues with the thermostat or ignition system on occasion. You want to think about replacement if you are dealing with multiple problems each year.
Another thing to consider is cost. Many repairs we perform are inexpensive and can keep your unit operating for a long time. If repairs are more than half the price of a new unit, then consider replacing it. Finally, if your water heater is less than 10 years old and has not been a problem in the past, then you will want to call us for repairs.
How can you avoid problems in the future?
The key to avoiding problems in the future is to call our service to perform maintenance at least two times each year. We will examine every part of the unit, tune the performance, and make any necessary repairs. This will keep the water heater working like new.
Another way is to regularly examine the unit looking for leaks or listening for strange noises. Call us right away when you notice inconsistent performance or problems around the water heater. A final way to avoid problems in the future is to use the water heater exactly as the manufacturer intended. Do not make modifications or misuse the water heater.
Suspect trouble with your water heater? We can help! Call us at (877) 826-4690 today for your free estimate.