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Is It Time for Your Water Heater to get Repaired or Replaced?

Is It Time for Your Water Heater to get Repaired or Replaced?

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We at Nagra Bros. are committed to giving you quality, 24/7 service to help give you peace of mind and professional results every time you need us, both for emergencies and routine maintenance. Contact Nagra Bros. Plumbing and Heating by sending us an email at contact@nagrabros.com, or call us at any time at (604) 767-0545.

Hot water heaters are essential to living comfortably here in Vancouver; everything from washing machines to sinks and showers rely on them for adequate performance. Sometimes we take hot water for granted, but (especially with the constantly changing weather here) Vancouverites depend on hot water heaters every single day, throughout their day. Hot water heaters one of the most expensive pieces of equipment in your home, so you will want to make sure that you can do everything you can to take care of yours and avoid problems and headaches down the road.

Why Maintenance is Important

Maintenance is an investment that pays major dividends. Having the water drained, getting any corrosion-causing sediment cleared out, and having the pressure-relief valve tested are important ways to keep your water heater working well. Neglected hot water heaters can lead to rusty water, cold water, rumbling noise, and leakage. Don’t wait until your garage, basement, or entire home gets flooded!  A tankless hot water heater should be serviced about once a year by a professional, and a tank hot water heater should also be serviced no less than once a year. Of course, if you see a problem with the hot water system, get it looked at no matter how much time has passed since your last routine maintenance. Trust the experienced people at Nagra Bros. to get the job done right, and make good on your hot water heater investment.

Signs that Your Water Heater Needs Repair or Replacement

If your water heater leaks (even if this just looks like moisture around it), does not turn on, or works erratically, it’s time for it to receive some attention. If you determine that the problem isn’t based on an electrical issue (such as a circuit breaker malfunction), then you need to get someone to repair or replace your heater. Another problem that can happen with your water heater is if it doesn’t get the water hot enough. If your water heater uses gas, check to make sure that the gas is connected and that the pilot is lit. You can also raise the setting on the thermostat, to see if that makes a difference. If these don’t work, then that’s another sign that you need to repair or replace your water heater.

Sediment

Even though Vancouver’s water is some of the cleanest in the world, over time sediment can still build up inside your hot water heater. If it does, it can impede upon your hot water heater’s performance; eventually, a tankless system will lock up because of it. As built up sediment hardens inside a tank system, it will cause a rumbling sound. This sound means that your hot water heater is close to the end of its days, and needs to be dealt with. You can drain a tankless hot water heater, but once a tank heater gets build-up, there is no way to get rid of the build-up other than to replace the entire hot water tank. This is one reason why a tankless hot water heater typically has a longer life span than a tank hot water heater does.

Get Professional Advice to Be Sure

The best way to know if you need to repair or replace your hot water heater is to get advice from someone who is an expert. The right tools, skills, and knowledge are essential to not making any problems worse than they already are. We at Nagra Bros. are committed to giving you quality, 24/7 service to help give you peace of mind and professional results every time you need us, both for emergencies and routine maintenance. Contact Nagra Bros. Plumbing and Heating by sending us an email at contact@nagrabros.com, or call us at any time at (604) 767-0545, and we’ll send an experienced technician to help keep your hot water flowing the way that it should.