For most homeowners in the Nashua, NH area, life without a water heater can be a challenge. Not only are you faced with cold showers, but many of your appliances, like your dishwasher and washing machine, rely on hot water too. Like any appliances, however, water heaters can deteriorate with age, leaving you with a repair issue or worse, a water leak. At Paul The Plumber, we are your reliable water heater installation and repair experts. From finding the right unit for your home size and budget to completing the necessary service, our plumbers are here to help.
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Signs of Water Heater Problems
The most obvious sign that you may have an issue with your water heater is when your water isn’t getting hot. But there are some other signs, too, that you should be aware of when it comes to their water heater, including:
- Poor Water Quality: Sandy or muddy water can mean sediment build up in your tank, but rusty, or metallic smelling or tasting water can be a sign of a water heater emergency. And finally, dirt or other particles in your water are signs your water heater may need to be repaired.
- Water Leaks: A puddle of water around your hot water heater is typically a sign that something is wrong and you should contact an expert for a diagnosis before the puddle turns into large flooding that can damage your property.
- Rust Buildup: Rust can eat through your tank and get into your water supply or cause your water heater tank to leak. If you find a lot of rust on your tank that can’t be easily repaired, you may need a new water heater.
- Strange Noises: Rattling, hissing, or clanging, can all suggest a broken water heater or an issue with the heating element. If you find your water heater making a lot of unfamiliar noises, you should contact a plumber.
If you’ve noticed any of these signs with your water heater, don’t hesitate to call Paul The Plumber today.
Do You Need to Hire a Professional?
Generally, the lifespan of a water heater is around 8 to 10 years, though proper maintenance may add more time. But when you do need a new water heater, it's important to leave it to the professionals. Water heaters are large, heavy, and bulky, and they must be disposed of in the correct manner. They can’t just go into your garbage can! Plumbers have access to all the tools needed for extraction of the old unit and installation of the new one, and they can make sure the old one is disposed of properly.
A water heater needs to be compliant with any energy-efficient standards for your local area. These standards change frequently, and a professional plumber is someone who’s up to date on all the codes and standards. Because of this, a plumbing professional can help you find the right water heater for your home and needs.
When it’s time for a new water heater, call Paul The Plumber. We can help you with choosing the right water heater for your home, and handle the removal and installation, too.
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Trust Your Water Heater Repair & Installation Experts
Water heaters are complicated appliances, whether a traditional model or a tankless one, and because of that any repair and installations should be handled by a plumbing professional you trust. Paul The Plumber is your water heater service company for the Nashua, NH area. Our Residential Service Specialists can install, repair, or replace your water heater while offering honest recommendations and full transparency.