Water Heater Replacement or Repair?

If you are considering replacing an older water, but are on a limited budget you may want to consider another option. In some cases, your existing water heater repaired may furnish you with years of additional service with a few repairs. Here are the most common cheap repairs that can save you money.

Lack of Hot Water

A lack of hot water could simply mean the pilot light is out. If it is on there are a few culprits that could be the cause of the issue. A faulty gas coupler, water heater control valve, upper heating element (electric water heaters), or thermostat can lead to no hot water. Replacing any of these is much cheaper than a new unit.

Rusty Water

If you are noticing rusty water, it may be that your water heater’s sacrificial anode rod has dissolved. This rod prevents rust from accumulating inside the tank of the water heater. If you do not know how to do so yourself, have a professional replace the anode rod.

Noisy Water Heater

Noises sometimes occur when sediment builds up at the bottom of the water heater’s tank. A full flush of the water heater can resolve this problem. Be sure to clean the electrical elements well during a system flush.
Is your water heater leaking, making loud noises, having inconsistent temperature fluctuations? Sometimes a repair can do wonders to your water heater. Drain Masters Plumbing offers every client options when it comes to water hear repair. If your water heater can be repaired for a lower cost than getting a new water heater, we’ll let you know. We provide quick water heater repair among our other services including drain cleaning, slab leak repair, leak detection, and water heater installation.