Depending on the age, manufacture and use of your current water heater it might be more cost effective to perform a repair. For more information about whether it is recommended to repair or replace please see our Water Heater FAQ page for information about the factors our technicians will look at when making their recommendation for your situation.
The most common thing that affects water heaters is sediment buildup, especially as the water heaters get older. This is because that when the water is heated, lime scale, calcium and magnesium buildup along the sides of the inner tank and the burner. If these minerals are not filtered out of the water heater, they form a sediment barrier that will settle on the burner and seriously affect your water heaterâ€™s performance. Whatâ€™s the best way to keep your water heater safe? Call Discount Plumbing at 866-254-9020 for water a heater inspection or water filtration service! We recommend flushing your water heater at least annually to ensure maximum performance and longevity of your unit.
In addition to inspecting for sediment buildup, you should check your water heaterâ€™s burner. The flame should be blue with yellow tips; if the flame appears more yellow-orange, this is a sign of incomplete burning which could lead to not only poor water heater performance, but also the production of deadly carbon monoxide! Donâ€™t put your family at risk â€“ if your water heater isnâ€™t burning properly, call Discount Plumbing at 866-254-9020 for your water heater repair right away!