Water Heater Repair and Replacement in Greenville, SC
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Whether it be in your commercial business or your home, water heaters are important, and vital, across the board. Heaters are used for not only space heating, but cooking, cleaning, and showering as well. It's uncomfortable when yours decides to spring a leak or doesn't heat up at all anymore. Problems tend to arise in heaters more than 10-15 years old, so we recommend replacing your tank if we feel a repair won't do any justice. Not sure if you need a full replacement? Let's look at some common signs that it's time to replace:
- Noises: A hot water tank that bangs, creaks, knocks, or whines is basically screaming to replace it. Most noises are caused by sediment that builds up in the water tank over the years and sometimes the tank makes noises because the heating element is burning out. If you have flushed out your tank and removed the sediment but are still hearing strange noises, it could be time to replace the heating element.
- Temperature Issues: If your water is too hot or doesn’t seem to get hot enough, the thermostat on the unit may need to be adjusted. For most households, the ideal temperature for hot water is between 120 and 140 degrees. When our customers experience NO hot water, it's likely there's a broken heating element.
- Water Quality: Hot waters see a ton of usage over the years, especially if you have a large family. Do you experience hard water? Most customers are surprised to learn the mineral buildup inside the tank can clog plumbing lines and shorten the life of the unit.
- Age: Like we suggested above, heaters generally last 10-15 years. However, any hot water heater that is making noises, failing to produce hot water, or unable to maintain a constant water temperature needs to be checked as soon as possible.
- Leaking: If you notice water anywhere near the unit, you need to call us right away – this can actually result in flooding and we want to get it fixed before damages as such arise in your home.
Have You Heard About Expansion Tanks?
An expansion tank is a metal tank designed to calm fluctuations in the volume of a building or home's hot water supply system. Water expands in volume as it reaches hot temperatures and then loses volume as it reaches cooler ones. Expanding water volume in a closed system creates high water pressure, and as water is forced into the tank, it compresses air into what is called a "rubber bladder." The bladder is used to prevent air from becoming absorbed into the water and dangerously high water pressures. If you have what looks like a small heater on top of your large water heater, you probably have an expansion tank. If you don't have one, we can show you the process of how these tanks can help you in the future and why you should look into getting one installed.
Call Ken's Today
We get many calls from customers panicking that their water heater is on it's last leg, but Ken's Plumbing has top-of-the-line equipment and expert professionals to fix these problems in no time! Repairing your hot water heater can be extremely dangerous and we only recommend these problems be solved by an expert professional. If you're experiencing any unwanted issues with your hot water heater, our technicians will come out to see what's going on and talk you through the process of repair or replacement. If your heater is electric or gas, we will talk you through our tankless water heater installation— nonstop hot water, whenever you need it! Give us a call today at (864) 242-5511 or click the banner below to schedule a service with us. We've been a part of Greenville, SC since the 1990s, repairing all plumbing concerning your home and commercial business.