Should I Repair or Replace Leaky Water Heater?
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Should I Repair or Replace Leaky Water Heater?
Jan 12, 2022

Should I Repair or Replace Leaky Water Heater?

There are many reasons why a water heater starts to leak, and it often goes undetected until it causes significant damage. Regardless of the cause of the leak in your water heater, having standing water outside the tank is a reason for concern that requires prompt action. If you have a leaking appliance, most people are unsure whether the leak can be repaired or replaced. When you have a leaking water heater, the most effective and efficient solution is onboarding the expert plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing. These would be viable options if you detected the leak in time before it wreaks havoc on your property.

Can a Leaky Water Heater Be Repaired?

When your water heater starts acting up, regardless of whether it’s a leak or a malfunctioning component, it’s important to have Mr. Rooter Plumbing assess it. Our professional and highly-skilled plumbers can determine the extent of damage before recommending the most effective and efficient solution. A severely damaged water heater can end up costing more compared to replacing it with a new one. Water heater repair is usually recommended for components since a leaky unit indicates a significant underlying problem.

Should I Fix or Replace My Leakey Water Heater?

Before choosing between water heater repair and water heater replacement, there are many factors you need to consider. That’s why it’s advisable to work with experienced plumbers who understand how a water heater operates and when a repair is not a viable option. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we conduct a comprehensive assessment of your unit to ensure that you get the most out of your water heater for as long as possible. Some of the things you need to take into consideration include:

Age

A water heater can run for years before it starts exhibiting signs of malfunction. Water heaters past the 6-year mark should be assessed regularly to ensure potentially failing components are dealt with. Scheduling regular maintenance checks with the professional plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing goes a long way in ensuring your unit is in tiptop condition. However, more than a decade old units tend to be easily damaged, and replacing them is better than constantly repairing them.

Hot Water Heater Leaking Water from Bottom

When your water heater starts to leak at the bottom of the tank, there’s a high chance that mineral sediments have accumulated. If left unchecked, this can be a serious problem that corrodes the inside of the tank. It can also indicate that the heating components fail and need to be replaced. Our plumbers will assess your unit to ensure that all components function as expected and necessary replacements and repairs are done.

A water heater that’s not heating water fast enough or runs out of hot water fast is a sign that you are due to water heater repair and maintenance. Mr. Rooter Plumbing can have a professional plumber at your location within a moment’s notice, alleviating the frustration and inconvenience of an inefficient water heater. Contact our team today and enjoy top-notch water heater services for more information.