Your water heater should continuously deliver hot water when you bathe, do dishes, mop floors, and wash the dog. If you are waiting for the water to get hot, or you run out of hot water, you may have a problem with your water heater. Call Raymark Plumbing & Sewer for all of your water heater and plumbing service needs. Ask us about our lifetime no-leak warranty on electric water heaters, and options on tankless water heaters.
Stay in Hot Water
The traditional water heater pulls in fresh water, heats, and stores it, and then delivers it upon request. This cycle repeats itself multiple times per day and that’s a lot of work on the water heater. Water heaters tend to corrode and then leak as they age. To avoid problems that may arise, water heaters should be replaced after 10 years of service.
If your water heater is over 10 years old, call Raymark Plumbing & Sewer today. Our expert plumbers will provide pricing for a new water heater, install earthquake strapping, install an expansion tank if needed, and haul away your old water heater. Don’t wait for a leak or a malfunction to occur. Contact Raymark Plumbing & Sewer to ensure you and your family can rely on hot water whenever needed.
Water Heater Maintenance
Every two years, ask a plumber to inspect your water heater. Raymark Plumbing & Sewer plumbers check the drain valve for signs of leakage and make sure your water heater is performing as expected. As a result, your water heater may perform longer.
Since water heaters are designed to last about 10 years, it is usually more economical to replace a water heater around that age rather than repair it. You may wait longer to replace the water heater if it’s working well, but we’ve found that repairing water heaters 8 years and older is not cost-effective. In addition, make sure an older water heater is located in a place where a leak will not cause property damage.
Below are signs your water heater needs to be repaired or replaced:
Less hot water than usual may result from loose wires, failing elements, or a dip tube needing repair.
Water suddenly too hot or too cold is usually a thermostat problem. Check the thermostat to see if it is working. Ask your household members if anyone turned the temperature up or down. Our plumbers report that this often happens.
Plumbing leaks can form due to a loose pipe, a faulty pressure relief valve, or cracks and holes in the water heater. A water heater continuously expands and contracts as it heats and cools down. This continuous fluctuation weakens the water heater over time and creates those cracks and holes.
Strange noises can indicate sediment building up at the bottom of the water heater. Call Raymark Plumbing & Sewer to assess this and all of your water heater problems.
Choosing The Right Water Heater
Enlist the expertise of Raymark Plumbing & Sewer before you purchase a new water heater.
Our knowledgeable plumbers will help you to make the right choice for your home.
Water heater options are electric, gas, and tankless, and each type has its benefits and levels of energy efficiency. In addition, we offer new laser-welded electric water heaters that are guaranteed “no-leak” for life.
Call Raymark Plumbing & Sewer at (206) 440-9077. Our techs will help assess your needs and recommend a water heater.
We can also help convert your home to a gas water heater instead. We install gas water heaters and the needed gas lines in homes where gas is already in place.
Schedule your Raymark Plumbing & Sewer appointment today by calling (206) 440-9077 or complete our Contact form.
Water Heater FAQs
Each water heater model is different, but usually the control panel houses a knob or digital screen that allows you to change the temperature of the hot water.
Safety laws recommend residential water heaters are set at 120 degrees F, the maximum to help avoid burns to children and the elderly.
Raymark Plumbing & Sewer installs the Navien brand of tankless water heaters. Call us to see if tankless would be a good choice for your home’s hot water needs.
One advantage of tankless is that it can save space. A disadvantage is tankless costs more than standard water heaters.
Raymark Plumbing recently replaced the old galvanized pipes in our 1925 home. The job was done on time and within budget. Their team members were very professional and the job went off without a hitch. We are very happy and highly recommend the company. - Kevin B.