After a long day, the only thing you can focus on is a hot shower and sleep, but alas, the water in the shower is cold. Unfortunately, hot water heaters don’t usually give a warning that they’re going bad. It’s usually the frosty cold water that gives you any indication that something is amiss. Hot water heaters have a life span of usually 8 – 10 years. When the water heater isn’t working, a plumber will weigh the age and condition of the unit to determine if it’s worth repairing or if it is recommended to replace. Calling a plumbing service that specializes in Water Heaters in Slinger WI, will ensure you have a professional opinion that you can trust.
Occasionally, the unit will cause the breaker or outlet to trip. This usually happens for a reason, something malfunctioning in the unit, but if the unit starts back up again after replacing the fuse or outlet, you may get a bit more life out of the water heater before it needs attention. If the water heater is nearing seven years old or older, most plumbers will recommend replacing the unit, but if it’s newer than that, there are a few repairs that are worth putting money into. Occasionally the heating element burns out in the water heater. This can be replaced for a fairly reasonable cost. You may have no hot water because the thermostat is not working properly. The thermostat is responsible for “telling” the unit when to turn on to heat the water. This too is a fairly easy fix that is worth repairing instead of replacing the unit.
If your unit is more than seven years old or leaking from the tank, it’s usually suggested that the water heater be replaced. It’s not worth putting money into an older unit that will most likely break down again in the near future. A leaking or corroded tank is never worth repairing, as the cost is much too expensive to be of benefit.
If you’re not sure whether to replace or repair your water heater, speak to a Schaefers Soft Water Expert . They’ll do what they can to save you money and to ensure that all your showers will be warm.