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Water Heaters in Philadelphia
Priding itself on offering a high-quality water heater replacement and repair service for homes and businesses in the greater Philadelphia area, there is no job too big or task too small for the skilled team at Nelson's Plumbing & Heating. When you contact us, you can expect an unparalleled service from skilled, licensed and bonded plumbers. What’s more, our 24-hour emergency heater service can make sure that the hot water that your family or employees need is returned to full working order in no time at all. So, what are you waiting for? Call Nelson's Plumbing & Heating today and allow us to help fix or replace your water heater needs in no time at all. Trust us, you’ll be glad you called Philadelphia’s premium water heater service.
Ten Signs That You May Need a New Water Heater
The fact of the matter is that a water heater is a crucial part of any home and is responsible for ensuring that you can take a hot shower, that your dishwasher runs properly and that your washing machine removes stubborn stains easily.
Given that it is responsible for so many different parts of your domestic or commercial life, it stands to reason that your water heater works correctly. However, like anything in life, there comes a time in your water heater’s life where you will need to consider replacing it. Three signs which indicate that your water heater may need to be replaced include:
- Age: Whether we care to admit it or not, the reality is that time waits for no one, and the same is true for your home’s water heater. In general, the average lifespan of a water heater is approximately ten years. So, if you have detected that your water heater isn’t operating optimally and it is around ten years old then it may be time to replace it. The older your water heater gets, the less efficient it will become and the more likely it will be to fail.
- Increased Energy Bills: Some people think that keeping their water heaters for fifteen or twenty years is a good cost-saving idea. However, the reality is that while it may seem like a sound plan in the short-term, in the long-term it could end up costing your home or business hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in extra energy costs.
- Reduced Hot Water: Another obvious sign that your water heater isn’t working correctly is that you are receiving less hot water for showers, doing the dishes or even laundry. One of the most common reasons for an inefficient water heater is sediment buildup, especially as the heater gets older.
- Leaks: You don’t need to be a plumbing expert to know that leaks are never a good a thing for the health and wellbeing of your pipes. So, if you have begun to notice water puddling around your water heater or leaks when it is standing, it’s a sign that the inner tank has reached the end of its life. What many homeowners in Philadelphia fail to realize is that slow drips and leaks can quickly escalate, causing serious flooding if the entire tank breaks.
- Repeated Repairs: If your water heater keeps breaking repeatedly, then it is a clear sign that something isn’t right. When an issue like this arises then it is a sign that more problems are sure to manifest in the future. When this happens, often the best thing to do is to replace it before more serious damage can end up impacting your life negatively.
- Noises Detected: If you have started to detect noises from your heater more frequently recently, then you need to pay close attention to this problem. Sounds like loud cracks and pops, for instance, may be a sign that the interaction between the heating elements and the inside heater has mineral buildup that needs to be addressed.
- Frequency of Use: The fact of the matter is that the more people who live in your home and use your water heater, the shorter its lifespan will end up being. It should be obvious that a house or an apartment that contains only one person and travels regularly for work will have a water heater that will last longer.
- Metallic Smell and Strange Taste: If you turn on the taps in your Philadelphia home and it has a metallic smell and strange taste to it, then this is a sign that the water heater is breaking down, a problem that often contains grit and flakes from the inner tank combining with your water supply.
- Muddy or Sandy Water: Muddy or sandy water can be a sign of sediment built up in your tank. In some cases, you may be able to drain the contents to remove sediment and bring your water heater back to the normal. However, if this is the case then you may need to enlist the services of a professional and certified plumber that you can fully rely on. With that in mind, Nelson's Plumbing & Heating should be the first number you call.
- Delayed Replacement: If you have no idea the last time your water heater was replaced, then you need to get in touch with us at Nelson’s Plumbing & Heating today. In general, most water heaters last between 10 and 15 years, so if yours is older or you aren’t sure when it was last replaced, it may be nearing the end of its life.
Contact the Water Heater Specialists Today
At Nelson's Plumbing & Heating, we take what we do very seriously. It is for this reason that we will always do our utmost to offer an efficient and effective service to all our residential and commercial clients in the Philadelphia area.