McAllen Water Heater Installation & Repair Services
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To obtain a desirable temperature for showers, bathing, laundry, and dishes individuals rely on their water heaters. However, they rarely think about the way that this equipment functions until it floods the home or stops heating water properly. It is very important for people to have a professional check their water heater regularly. By scheduling consistent inspections you can extend the life of your water heater and help to ensure its continued efficiency. The specialists at All Valley Plumbing & AC Co. provide expert water heater repair services, and in the event of a more serious problem we can install a brand-new unit. To read reviews and testimonials from other customers in your area, click here.
What causes water heater problems?
- Sediment buildup: Sediment buildup is one of the main causes of water heater problems. Also known as calcium carbonate, this is a mineral that settles into the bottom of the tank after the water is introduced to heat. The grit and dirt can reduce the effectiveness of the water heater. What is worse is that it also causes problems with check valves and circulating pumps when it finds its way into recirculating lines.
- Corrosion: Corrosion is another common cause of water heater problems. It can block the gas supply that may eventually cause the sensitive computer on a water heater to shut down the system. Corrosion can also lead to a damaged heat exchanger.
- Venting tubes: If these tubes are too long they can restrict ventilation. If venting is restricted, the heater may be shut down by the computer to stop it from overheating. Water heaters have very hot exhaust that needs to escape quickly.
- Poor natural gas line: Another cause of water heater problems is a poor natural gas line. If it cannot get enough natural gas to heat sufficient amounts of water, the system will shut down. This commonly happens if a person uses large quantities of hot water at one time.
How long do these units typically last?
Gas-fired and conventional tank-style water heaters have a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. Tankless systems are normally expected to last a bit longer, usually 20 years or more. However, this is only an estimate, and with proper maintenance and timely repairs you can significantly extend the lifespan of your unit. Ensuring that your water source is properly filtered and having your unit inspected and cleaned on a regular basis will certainly help to keep your water heater in great shape. If you notice a steady decline in efficiency, our licensed technicians are more than happy to help resolve your situation if the most cost-effective way possible.
When should you replace your unit?
There are a number of signs which could indicate that your water heater needs to be replaced, some of the most common include:
- Overuse: If you have a large property with several residents your water heater will have to work much harder to produce a desirable temperature for you day-to-day needs. Even in larger homes a second water heater may need to be installed to keep up with continuous use. If you start to notice that your monthly utility bills are rising it may be as a result of an inefficient water heater. In most cases the best course of action will be to replace your unit, and perhaps have an additional one installed.
- Leaks: Another sign that warrants the replacement of a water heater is if your system is leaking. If you notice any water pooling around your unit, contact our professional staff as soon as possible. Replacing your unit quickly will prevent flooding that could damage your home and potentially affect your family’s well-being.
- Strange noises: A water heater should also be replaced if you hear loud knocking or clanging sounds. This typically indicates severely damaged components. By replacing your unit you will save money on repeated repair costs and significantly decrease your monthly energy bills.
- Lack of hot water: The most obvious sign that your water heater needs to be replaced is if it is unable to consistently produce hot water. If your unit is unable to maintain a constant temperature or it not producing hot water at all, then you will need to have a new system installed.
How can you avoid problems in the future?
In order to avoid any problems in the future, you should have a specialist check your water heater on an annual basis. Simple preventive maintenance will help you to avoid serious complications with your unit and protect your property from potentially hazardous situations. During an annual water heater maintenance visit our certified technicians will check every connection, inspect your water lines and valves to determine if any leaks are present, and test the pressure relief valve to make sure that it is working correctly. We want to make sure that your water heater continues to run efficiently for as long as possible. If any problems are detected our caring plumbers will ensure that they are attended to right away, so you can continue to enjoy the comfort and convenience of fresh hot water.
For exceptional water heater services in your area, contact the skilled professionals at All Valley Plumbing & AC Co. Call us today at (956) 686-6656.