Austin, TX Water Heater Services
Call Plumb Masters, Inc. to Maintain Your Hot Water
Water heaters provide fast, convenient access to hot water. If your heater begins to leak or sustains damage, the results can be catastrophic. Keeping your water heater in good repair is an important part of keeping your home safe and your daily life running smoothly.
Signs your water heater may need repair or replacement include:
- Not enough hot water
- Water heating process is longer than usual
- Loud noises from tank
- Foul smells or leaks around water heater
- Rust in water
A water heater that isn’t properly maintained can lead to bigger problems than cold showers. If the water pressure is too high, the water heater can burst and flood your home. Water damage from leaks can cause mold or even compromise your home’s foundation.
Don’t wait for a problem with your water heater to become a disaster. Contact the Austin, TX water heater repair specialists at Plumb Masters, Inc. at (512) 957-0485 to schedule a maintenance appointment.
How Often Should I Have My Water Heater Serviced?
To keep your water heater operating correctly and to extend its lifespan, it is important to periodically have it inspected and maintained by a trained professional. Generally speaking, it is recommended you have your water heater serviced at least once per year depending on the amount of hot water you use, with a tank flush being the most important type of maintenance. This will expel water heater sludge containing minerals, sediment, and other deposits from the inside of your heater, preventing malfunctions and slowing the deterioration of your tank.
Other water heater maintenance tasks that should be completed include:
- Checking the water pressure valve
- Verifying that the pressure reducing valve is set correctly
- Inspecting the anode rod for signs of corrosion
- Testing the temperature and pressure relief valve
- Checking for signs of leaks
Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters
There are many types of water heaters to consider, especially if you have an older unit. A tank-type heater is the most common and has been around for over a hundred years. They cost less upfront and are the easiest to install and replace. However, they can cost you more money in energy because the tanks are large and heavy. This means that over the life of the water heater you’re likely to spend more money.
A tankless water heater heats the water as it flows through special tubing inside the device. Because it heats water as you use it, you can never run out of hot water. This is very helpful for families or businesses that use a lot of hot water on a regular basis. These units require routine maintenance to keep sediment from building up. The higher upfront cost of a tankless system is offset by energy savings.
There are also hybrid systems that have both a tank and a heat pump. A hybrid water heater can save you money on energy costs and give you some of the benefits of a tankless water heater without as much cost up front. However, the lifetime cost of the unit will still be more than an entirely tankless system.
Whichever type of water heater you choose, call (512) 957-0485 today.