Warning Signs That Tell You It Might Be Time To Replace Your Water Heater
New water heaters come with self-cleaning technology, but this has not always been the case. Sediment builds up in older tanks, especially if they were not adequately maintained over the years. Commercial heaters feature a design that gives the plumber access to the inside for cleaning out the debris, but residential tanks do not. Why is this element important? Once this build-up occurs, the burner begins heating the sediment, which causes loud rumbling or popping sounds. This act is not necessarily dangerous, but the noise is incredibly annoying. Less and less hot water becomes available, and after taking a few cold showers, homeowners are more than ready to find a solution to their dilemma.
Flushing the system, with a garden hose attached to the boiler drain, sometimes helps, but there is no way to remove the built-up deposits in their entirety. Filling up a tub becomes a task in itself, and people are often left wondering if they would be better off attempting the feat with pots of water warmed up on the stove. The debris can be so significant at times that it finds its way into the water piping, only to clog faucets, or leave residue behind in the bottom of the tub. Crofton residents that can not bear the unpleasant sounds, or frigid H20 temps any longer, should not hesitate to contact Cardigan. Our plumbers will remedy the problem quickly, and in a professional manner, while exceeding your customer service expectations.
The metal tanks do not tend to just burst at the seams, and water heaters usually provide homeowners with warning signs of something going wrong. Outer jackets, with insulation, typically prevent water from spraying across the room, and instead sends it downwards toward the pan. The drain lines for these containers come in differently sized diameters, and they are supposed to discharge on the outside of the house. However, if the pipe does not have a correct slope, or if the leak is too significant, it will not keep up with the liquid, and fail to empty. The pan can overflow, which if not caught in time, will cause considerable damages to your property. For instance, wood floors can buckle from the H20, and sopping wet drywall can come crashing down from the ceiling. Then again, the leak could be coming from something like a supply line. Replacing the malfunctioning part might fix the issue altogether. Don’t wait until it is too late, let our plumbers inspect your heater, particularly if standing water is present, or another problem exists, and gain the peace-of-mind in knowing that the issue was addressed by an experienced professional.
Got water heater issues? Schedule service today at 410-695-6492.