The majority of homes in Bakersfield use natural-gas water heaters to heat their homes, so if you own a home in the area, chances are, you will eventually have to replace a water heater. Regular service and maintenance will extend the lifetime of the heater, but most units last around ten years before they need to be completely replaced. If your water heater is approaching its tenth birthday, it’s a good idea to have a professional technician out for an inspection to determine the overall condition of the unit and identify any pending issues.
When Water Heaters Need To Be Replaced
There are signs property owners can look for to determine if a water heater has run its course or is in need of repair. Signs of serious disrepair include leaking, flooding, and clanging noises. Leaking pressure valves and pipe fittings can sometimes be remediated with a simple repair, but often it is more effective to replace the entire heater. Obviously, if your water heater is leaking or flooding, immediate service is required to reduce damage to surrounding property as much as possible.
Leaking around the base indicates the need for a replacement. Additionally, if you notice the water heater is working inconsistently, chances are you need a new model. No one should have to live with cold water, which can be both unsanitary and unpleasant. Professional technicians at The Plumbing Doc can recommend a new heater that will effectively handle the demand at your property, while adhering to California regulations, and being mindful of your budget.
Reach Out To The Plumbing Doc Today To Learn More
At The Plumbing Doc, we recommend reaching out to a trusted plumber as soon as possible if you notice signs of leaking, because leaking can cause mold and mildew to grow and rot the infrastructure in your home. Not only that, your water bill can go through the roof, due to the extra demand. You’ll know when it’s time to replace the water heater, but if you’re in doubt, schedule an inspection today. Better safe than sorry.