The average lifespan of a water heater tank might be anywhere from 10 to 18 years. With the right amount of care, they could last even longer. However, if there is an issue, it often happens without warning. One of the first indications that you need hot water tank service in Lake Stevens will be cold water during the middle of your morning shower. Other instances could involve leaking or strange noises. No matter the problem, All Valley Plumbing is here to help.
These are some of the most common signs of water heater malfunction that tell you it is time to call in professional plumbers for repair work or replacement:
Water heaters with a tank could sprout an issue where water leaks from the top or bottom. If you see water pooling at the bottom, it might be from normal condensation or a leak from the heating element gasket. Water that leaks from the top might be a sign of an issue with the inlet valve or a sign of loose piping.
No Hot Water
Room temperature or cold water that comes out when you have the hot water turned on is a problem. It could be a simple fix or something more involved. All Valley Plumbing will take a look and provide you with a fair, honest estimate for the work. We will also get approval before beginning any repair.
Steamlike noises from the water heater, while it is heating water to temperature, will be expected. However, any banging, popping, or hissing from the water heater will cause concern. These noises often come from sediment building at the bottom of the tank or along the element.
Note: If replacement is suggested, be sure to ask our technicians about converting to a tankless water heater!