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Few appliances in a home are more important than a water heater. Instant hot water is one of the most relied upon luxuries in modern society. Most Sarasota homeowners don’t think about their water heater until it breaks.
A water heater runs every day of the year, 24 hours a day. Naturally, water heaters experience wear and eventually need to be replaced. Regular maintenance can help a hot water heater last longer.
A tankless water heater has the potential to run for 20 years. Problems can appear at 15 years. Observation and monitoring can help maintain tankless water heater efficiency. Proactive measures can help deal with wear. In many cases a water heater will give signs that something is wrong before significant problems occur. Some of the most recognizable signs include:
Homeowners typically notice this sign first - hot water frequently runs out before finishing a shower. Generally, the slow recovery of hot water or inconsistent temperature result from a variety of issues including sediment build up, missing dip tube, or a failing hot water heater.
Leaks from water heating equipment often occur at the pressure relief valve. To regulate water tank pressure, this valve will release a small amounts of water. However, if water appears anywhere else, you may need to repair your water heating equipment. Frequent leaks are a sign to replace a water heater.
Water heaters resist corrosion for several years. When corrosion appears, it is likely due to age and not good news. Heater equipment interior construction includes lined glass anode rods designed to prevent tank corrosion. Water heater aging can cause corrosion over time. Discolored Water or water with an unusual odor is a sign of a corroded tank. Corrosion is a sign that a hot water heater needs to be replaced.
The above symptoms indicate an issue may exist in hot water heaters. Problems usually worsen quickly. Proper maintenance by a professional plumbing service can help with most issues.