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Water heaters are the forgotten heart to your home much like your ac unit. When everything works you don’t have to ever think about it. However once the water is cold on a busy Monday morning you suddenly remember that long-forgotten appliance, neglected by years of “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” mentality. While this thought process is normal, servicing your unit throughout its life can extend it from 15 years to upwards of 20 years. Water heaters need to be taken care of just like your car. The car needs an oil change while the water heater needs a flush.
Something as simple as draining your water heater once a year can greatly amplify the heater’s potential for life. After years of water flowing through the unit, it will begin to build up sediment. Sediment/debris from water settles on the bottom of the heater from years of use, thus making it more difficult for your heater to heat your water, consuming more energy for less return. Imagine if you were trying to boil water with a plate between the pot and the burner, it would take much longer and require a higher amount of energy to begin boiling. Especially in Monroe, NC where hard water is a huge issue, most of the units we remove from Monroe are caked in this sediment. Servicing it is huge and maybe a hassle but will certainly end up saving you more money and add years to the life of your water heater.
We usually recommend fixing a water heater that is between 5-8 years old. While being older could potentially be throwing away your money. A neglected water heater can give lots of issues and make it not worth the cost of repair. Although, if regularly flushed repairs are recommended on most common issues. Flushing your water heater not only increases its lifespan but also makes it a more efficient unit. It won’t work as hard to get hot water and will have fewer issues overall. Common water heater issues typically come from the unit not having regular maintenance.
The burner assembly will need to be cleaned after 2 years. The heater itself should be flushed every year. Small things like these help prevent bigger issues down the road and are easy cheap maintenance options as well. The average homeowner can flush their own heater with ease. The average lifespan of a standard unit is between 10 and 15 years. A tankless unit, on the other hand, will last 20 years or even longer. While a more difficult install, it gives peace of mind on many issues water heaters currently have.
We always recommend changing conventional tank water heaters for a tankless unit simply because it lasts longer, more energy-efficient, WIFI compatible for your techies and a constant hot water supply that NEVER ENDS! This means whether you’re single or have 20 kids you’ll never have to worry about the tank being empty again. Water passes through the heater and is instantly heated so you never have to wait for hot water again. Learn more about Tankless Water Heaters.
There are a few things you can do to allow for the standard water heater to reach upwards of 15 – 20 years, these methods include:
You don’t want to have to call an emergency plumber so give us a call for your Charlotte Water Heater Repair needs at (704) 289-6858 if you live in the Monroe/Charlotte area or (704) 813-2888 if you live in the Gaston area. You can also book online!
Our plumbers are trained for same-day service with the ability to change your water heater within 3 hours. We know you want your hot water back so we work fast and efficiently giving you quality and speed with our installs.
We charge a $45 service fee to give an estimate on your water heater to be waived at the time of work. In order for an accurate price to be given an expert must come and identify the problem. New installs on water heaters include a 6-year parts warranty.
These are services for increasing your water heater’s lifespan, you can read a more in-depth preventative maintenance plan above or have us service your water heater through our Superior Service Agreement.
At Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC, we strive to make our services as affordable as possible for our customers. Check out some of the great discounts we’re currently running. To be eligible for these discounts, make sure to mention them to your plumbing technician BEFORE they start the plumbing job.
Only if cleanout is present.*
*A cleanout is an entry port to a main sewer line that allows easier access for drain cleaning / camera use. If the cleanout isn’t present, we’re able to install one which saves money in the long run for future drain cleaning. Without a cleanout, we have to take large drain machines inside and pull the toilet in order to access the main sewer line. With a cleanout, we can more easily clean the line from outside without risk to the interior of the home.
Are you curious about where we serve our plumbing clients? Take a look at the map below to see where our clients are. If you’re in need of our plumbing services and see a pin in your area, then please give us a call at (704) 289-6858 if you live in the Monroe/Charlotte area or (704) 813-2888 if you live in the Gaston area!
At Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC, we always look for ways to help our customers. No matter if it’s through a variety of plumbing options or ways to pay their bill. We have teamed up with Wells Fargo to offer you some great financing options, subject to credit approval, on your next plumbing project!
Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC is now offering a $50 Referral Bonus to any plumbing jobs over $500! If you refer someone whose plumbing job totals $500 or more, we will write you a $50 check!