It is hard to imagine how our ancestors ever managed to survive with ancient plumbing systems. The idea of having to take hours to chop wood, make a fire, and boil a small kettle of water just to cook or wash one’s laundry is not an appealing one, nor is the thought of having to take an icy shower. Thankfully, the innovations of modern society allow us to have instant hot running water at the push of a button or the flick of a faucet – so long as you have an excellent water heater. Our team at CB Smith Plumbing is ready to help you through every step of the water heater installation process, from finding the perfect system to getting it up and running. If your current one is malfunctioning, we can provide the proper repairs so it works like new again.
Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repairs
Just like any piece of machinery, water heaters need regular service to remain running as intended. Knowing the signs of failure as soon as they start to show up can save you a lot of money – the sooner you catch the problem, the more likely it can be fixed quickly and less expensively. Some common signs to look out for include:
- Banging noises coming from the tank
- Strange smelling hot water
- Running out of hot water too quickly
- No hot water at all
- Water leaking from the tank
- Discolored or cloudy hot water coming from your taps
- Water taking a long time to heat up
- Discoloration or rust spots on the water heater tank
In some cases, your water heater may be beyond repairs. Most units last anywhere from 10-15 years, so if yours is getting up there in age you should start to consider a replacement. Our experienced plumbers can handle any repair or replacement jobs, so give us a call to schedule your service today!
If you have just moved into the home of your dreams or are starting a brand-new commercial enterprise in Spartanburg or Greenville, one of the first components you need installed is a powerful water heater. It is simply impossible to get through the day without a functional water heater, whether you want to cook, clean, or wash up.
Who Fixes Water Heaters?
When you need your water heater fixed, you should contact a licensed plumber to fix it. Plumbers can efficiently install multiple kinds of heaters, all tailored to suit your individual needs and preferences. If you have an old water heater that has finally broken down and needs to be replaced, we and any licensed plumber can even help transport it so that your new model can be easily installed.
Common Signs Your Water Heater Needs to be Replaced
There are signs to look out for if you're unsure of whether or not your water heater needs a complete replacement rather than repairs. Some common signs to look out for include:
- The cost of repairs is at least half the cost of a new unit
- Visible and large rust spots on the outside of the tank
- Regularly running out of hot water
- Water pooling around the base of your water heater
- Rust-colored hot water coming from your taps
- Your water heater is at least 10-15 years old
Even if you're unsure of the extent of the damage, our expert plumbers are ready to help. We can identify whatever problems your water heater may be having and can recommend the most cost-effective and efficient solutions based on your needs.
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Although our devoted technicians are ready to help support you the moment that your heater breaks down, one of the best methods of protection is thorough prevention, which is accomplished by regular maintenance. You can avoid costly and time-consuming breakdowns simply by scheduling thorough checkups. This will not only prevent the need for replacement parts and repairs but will also extend the overall lifespan of the rest of your heater.
With thorough maintenance, you can save yourself a lot of hassle and anxiety.
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