No one really thinking much about water heaters until one day it breaks down and you have ice cold water pouring out of all your faucets. It is impossible to survive even a day in Edmonton winter without hot water.
Water heaters are meant to last for 10 to 12 years depending on the use and maintenance it received. When you suddenly start getting cold water, check your pilot light. If it’s off, it means the heater isn’t receiving any fuel. Reset the switch and you are good to go.
But if that isn’t the case, water heaters can break down due to many reasons.
- Some internal part got burnt down
- A valve failed
- The whole thing is broken and corroded from inside.
Not so old:
If your heater isn’t too old, there are all chances of some internal part burnt down. If it is a failure of an internal part, you should immediately dial Pro Plumbing. They will replace the broken part and fix your heater right away. Don’t attempt to fix your heater yourself. It can be very risky, you might get burnt and the heater might not be safe for future use. Leave the task to professionals.
If your heater is of the age, then there are chances that it is corroded from inside. It will soon start leaking and will create water damage in your property. You must act fast and think of replacing your water heater. Old water heater supply water at uneven temperature, you might get lukewarm water at one point and scalding hot at another. This is hazardous, especially, if you have children in your house.
Look for the signs:
Look for signs like corrosion, leakage, weird smells in water, discolored water, etc. All these mean that your water heater isn’t working as well as it should and needs some attention. Have a professional from Pro Plumbing take a look at your water heater. They will give you correct advise if your heater can be repaired you should you just buy a new one.
If you decide to buy a new water heater, you have to make a fast choice between tank and tankless water heater. A tankless water heater is ideal for a small family who less extra space want to save on electricity. A tank water heater is ideal if you have a big family and extra space to put the huge water heater. Pro Plumbing professionals can also help you choose the right water heater according to your requirement and your budget.