Keeping the water heated in your King County home or office is important. The qualified team of professionals at Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter can help you select, install, and maintain your property’s water heater.
How to Know If Your Water Heater is Failing
There are several signs that your water heater may be failing. If you notice any of the following, it may be time to invest in a new water heater.
Corrosion. If you notice signs of corrosion or rust on your water heater tank or see brown and rusty water coming from your pipes, your water heater may be deteriorating. That deterioration could lead to damaging and dangerous leaks if left untreated.
Strange sounds. It’s normal for your water heater to make some noise as it warms up, but any cracks, pops, or other loud sounds could be cause for concern. Unsettling sounds could indicate mineral buildup, metal fatigue, or overheating that could result in your water heater leaking or even failing.
Weird tastes. A metallic taste in your hot water could be caused by your metal water heater tank deteriorating and sending particles into your pipes.
Cold water. A properly-functioning water heater should constantly be heating. If your water transitions from hot to cold fairly quickly, your water heater could be failing.
Old age. Water heaters have an expected useful life of approximately 12 years. Look at the sticker on the side of your water heater to see when it was manufactured. If it was made over 12 years ago, it may not be working as efficiently as it should.
How to Select the Right Water Heater for Your Seattle Property
Finding the most efficient and reliable water heater to meet the needs of your home or office is an important task, one that may require the help of a professional plumber. Our qualified technicians are trained to recognize the type and size of water heater that can best fit your needs. Our goal is to help you find the water heater that can save you money on energy costs and provide all the hot water your property requires.
How to Properly Install Your New Water Heater
You may be tempted to install your water heater yourself, but incorrect installation can lead to more expensive, time-consuming, and even dangerous issues down the road. An improperly-installed water heater can result in leaks and extensive water damage, an incorrectly-piped pressure relief valve can result in electrical short-outs, an ineffectively-vented gas water heater can result in carbon monoxide poisoning; there are several serious issues that could occur if your new water heater is not installed the right way. Our expert, qualified technicians can install your water heater safely and correctly the first time around, so you won’t have to deal with the hassle. The team at Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter is experienced at selecting, installing, and maintaining water heaters for our customers. We strive to be the best in the industry, so if you want the job done right, call us today.