The water heaters that are most commonly found in homes these days are conventional electric or gas models. The average lifespan of these types of models is approximately 11 years. There are also newer tankless models that are available in the market. These have an average lifespan of between 15 and 20 years. If you ever have any problems with your home’s water heater, call Ottawa Plumbing and speak with one of our professionals so that we can come up with a solution for you.
In order to prevent the need for unnecessary repairs, it is very important to have the proper maintenance done on your water heater on a regular basis. Your home’s water heater needs to have maintenance done on it every year in order to ensure that it operates at its maximum efficiency. There are various steps involved in required maintenance, and it also includes having any necessary repairs made.
When a technician comes out to work on your water heater, the first thing he will do is check its exterior to check for signs of leaking. Rust is one sign that can indicate that the tank is leaking. If your tank is rusted a new water heater will need to be installed.
If your water isn’t getting hot enough, you might have a faulty thermostat. A technician can check the thermostat to determine whether or not the water is getting heated to the right temperature. If your utility bills are very high, the unit might be set at too hot a temperature. The average temperature is around 120 degrees for a water heater used in a home.
The pressure relief valve will also be tested. The valve vents steam whenever the pressure gets too high inside of the tank. If the thermostat is working properly and the temperature is set correctly, then increased pressure tends to not be a problem.
The efficiency of a water heater decreases over time. Often this is caused by sediment building up inside the tank. In order to solve this problem, the best thing to do is to flush the tank by draining the water tank. Either a mini-flush or full flush of the water tank can be performed by a technician. If water is coming slowly out of the drain valve, this usually means it is clogged. Our technicians can remove any kind of clog easily and continue to drain the tank.
Are you looking for hot water tank repairs in Ottawa, Kanata, Barrhaven, Orleans, or surrounding areas? Contact Ottawa Plumbing at (613) 693-0077 for immediate service today.