A water heater that isn’t working properly can easily ruin your day. No one wants to shower in cold water or deal with low water pressure. When we get a call about a need for a water heater repair, we are always quick to respond, so you can enjoy hot water again. However, sometimes, it can be better to have your water heater replaced rather than repaired. Here are a few factors we consider before recommending a repair or replacement.
- Age: One of the first things we consider before deciding whether a water heater repair is right for you is the age of the water heater. There are many parts in the water heater that we can repair, but if the tank itself is on borrowed time, there’s not much a repair can do. If your water heater is older than 10 years, then it might be better to get it replaced.
- Cause for repair: The next thing we consider before performing a water heater repair is the reason your water heater is not working, whether it’s a simple leak or more extensive damage. The extent of damage will help us decide whether a replacement or repair is best.
- Heating element: Another part we consider is the heating element. This is one of the most common causes for a water heater repair. If there is too much buildup from hard water, it can cause the heating element to work less efficiently or not at all. Sometimes, this can be fixed with a simple repair, but there are also times when the mineral buildup has caused too much damage for a repair to be very effective.
You can trust that we will never lead you astray when it comes to repairing or replacing your water heater. We only want what is best for you, so you can enjoy hot water once more.