Water heater replacement in Escondido is perhaps our most widely used service. Between high water pressure and hard water conditions, water heaters in Escondido are constantly subject to internal stress, corrosion, and other factors that can lead to malfunctions or leaks. These conditions will also shorten the life of your water heater and increase the need for service, repair and replacement.
Water Heater Leaks
While some water heater problems are correctable, repair isn’t always an option. Leaking caused by a ruptured tank, for example, cannot be repaired. You’ll know you have a ruptured tank if water is leaking from within the tank housing near the top or bottom of your water heater. Some leaks start out small but get worse over time. A small leak can quickly turn into a flood situation and cause a great amount of damage to your home and property.
If you think you might have a ruptured tank you should immediately stop water service to the unit at the nearest shutoff valve and call an experienced plumber. A plumber can determine right away whether or not you need water heater replacement.
Sometimes water heaters begin to leak from supply lines, connections, the pressure relief valve or drain valve. This is because seals, gaskets and other sensitive parts wear out and deteriorate under high pressure and hard water conditions over time. Again, an experienced plumber can determine the cause of your water heater leak and make the necessary repairs or recommendations.
Pilot, Gas and Ignition Problems
If your water heater won’t stay lit, doesn’t seem to burn or heat properly or it won’t light at all, this could mean a number of things. These types of problems usually indicate a problem with the igniter, burner assembly or an obstruction in the gas or ventilation system. Most of the time these problems are correctable but you’ll need an experienced plumber to determine the cause.
When it comes to making repairs, though, it’s important to consider the age of your water heater before making any decisions. Since the average life of a water heater in Escondido is 7 to 10 years, you should think about water heater replacement if your unit is within or nearing this range. Even with new parts and regular service, an aging water heater can rupture and begin to leak unexpectedly.
When to have your water heater checked
Keeping an eye on your water heater and becoming familiar with its general condition is the best way to spot a potential problem and avoid a plumbing emergency. You should have your water heater inspected by a plumber as soon as possible if:
- There’s water leaking from anywhere on or around the unit
- You smell gas anywhere near the water heater
- The water heater won’t light or fails to stay lit
- You’re having issues with water temperature or water pressure
- You notice rust, limescale or corrosion on the unit or any of its parts
- Your water heater is making unusual noises
- Your water heater is 7 years old or olde
If you’re in need of water heater replacement in Escondido or anywhere in North County San Diego, call us today at (760) 744-8672 to schedule an inspection or ask any questions you have about our service. We can have a professional plumber at your door within 24 hours to answer your questions and take care of all your plumbing needs.