Home Service company Roanoke Plumbing Company Offers Five Ways to Spot a Failing Water Heater

Roanoke Plumbing Company Offers Five Ways to Spot a Failing Water Heater


“There’s nothing more shocking than waking up on a winter’s day and having to take a cold shower because your water heater broke down,” said Ted Puzio, owner of Southern Trust Home Services. “Sometimes they need a simple repair. However, there are signs homeowners can watch for to help determine if their water heater will need to be replaced instead to ensure hot water for the family on busy mornings. .”

Here are five telltale signs that a home’s water heater may be ready to fail:

  1. Age. If the water heater is more than 10 years old, it is approaching the end of its lifespan. If the owner is unsure of the age of the water heater, they can look up the serial number on most manufacturers’ websites.
  2. Noise. If the water heater is rumbling, there may be too much sediment buildup. This can sometimes be cleaned up with regular maintenance, but the buildup gets worse as the unit ages.
  3. Rusty water. To check for rusty water coming from house pipes or water heaters, the homeowner can run hot water through a bucket. If the water hasn’t drained after filling two regular buckets, the problem is probably with the water heater and not the pipes.
  4. Does not heat water well or takes too long to heat up. This can be something as minor as a malfunctioning thermostat or even because the appliance circuit breaker has tripped, but it can often be traced to a faulty heating element or thermostat. A plumber can recommend whether the fixture should be repaired or replaced, depending on the age of the fixture.
  5. Water around the tank. Although there may be fixable reasons why the water heater is leaking, if the problem is with the tank itself, replacement is recommended.

“The best and most proactive step a homeowner can take is to enter into a maintenance contract with a reputable home service contractor,” Puzio said. “Water heater tune-ups are ideal for keeping the unit in good working order and give the homeowner an idea of ​​the condition and life cycle of their water heater. We recommend all homeowners maintain an annual maintenance schedule and watch for these signs before the unit completely fails.”

For more information, call Southern Trust Home Services at (540) 343-4348 or visit www.southerntrusthomeservices.com.

About Southern Trust Home Services
Founded in 1995 as Southern State Electric, Southern Trust Home Services provides one-day residential plumbing, electrical HVAC, drain cleaning and bathroom remodeling services, including 24-hour emergency repairs 24/7 to homeowners in over 60 Southwestern cities. Virginia. Roanoke’s first to offer a lifetime warranty on all recommended repairs, Southern Trust Home Services staff are dedicated, certified, licensed and insured, drug and criminal background checked technicians who provide fast, same day services for a variety of home repairs, installations and maintenance. A Better Business Bureau accredited company since 2006, Southern Trust Home Services offers financing that includes 0% for 18 months and a lifetime repair guarantee on listed repairs. For more information, call 540-343-4348 or visit www.southerntrusthomeservices.com.

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