Here at The Plumbing Doc, we have worked on many damaged water heaters and performed a lot of water heater repair in Bakersfield, CA. Our experience has taught us that many water heater problems occur due to corrosion and the fact that many homeowners fail to take action when they see corrosion on their water heater.
Corrosion doesn't always mean you will need a water heater replacement, but you will need to have one of our professionals look at your water heater to determine if we can repair it or need to install a new water heater. If you let corrosion on your water heater go unchecked, here are a few things that can happen.
Our water heater services will determine if the corrosion on your water heater is hindering its performance. In gas-powered water heaters, corrosion can affect the heat exchangers and burners, lowering the system's performance. Lower performance means higher gas bills.
A badly corroded water heater can leak and cause damage to floors, ceilings, and electrical systems within walls and ceilings. If your water is leaking, you will need a new water heater installation to replace the damaged unit. If your tank is over 15 years old, then replacement is vital.
Dark or Rust Colored Water
When you see rust-colored water when you turn on the hot tap water, then it's a good indication that the tank has started to corrode and the unit needs to be replaced by a plumber in Bakersfield, CA. If this is the case, you may want to consider upgrading to a tankless water heater, which is more energy-efficient, supplies as much hot water as you need, and more resistant to corrosion.
When you need a team to repair a traditional water heater or replace it with a tankless water heater, call The Plumbing Doc and let us be your go-to plumbing company for all your plumbing concerns. You may also fill out the online form to schedule your appointment.