Water Heater Services
As a Colorado resident, you know how important hot water is, especially during the cold winters. Your hot water heater in Denver is a critical part of your home’s infrastructure, and it should be serviced regularly. Faulty water heaters can be more than just frustrating when you need hot water – they can be dangerous.
Does Your Water Heater in Denver Need Servicing?
Forgetting about the water heater can be easy to do, even if it is not working optimally. Perhaps you’ve gotten used to the water being a bit too hot, or the heater taking too long to warm up water after the shower has been used. Here are some things to look for to ensure your water heater is safe and up-to-date:
1. Is the Water Set at the Right Temperature?
Water that is too hot can cause burns, which is why your hot water temperature should be set no higher than 125 degrees. This is especially important if you have young children in the home.
Often, changing the temperature setting on the water heater is simple. But, if the water coming from your water heater is hotter than it is set to, it could be that your unit’s thermostat is not working properly. Rooter66 Plumbing & Drain Cleaning can ensure that your family will not be at risk for burns from your water heater.
2. Is Your Water Heater Too Old?
The average life span of a water heater is ten years, but it could be less depending on the make, model, and usage. Old water heaters are at risk for leakage as well as failure. We can come and assess your current water heater and help you install a new one when you are ready.
We can also install newer, more energy efficient tankless water heaters that can save money on water heating bills. These newer water heaters don’t store water but simply heat the water as it is needed. We would be happy to discuss with you the pros and cons before you decide on the best option for you.
3. Is Your Water Heater Leaking?
A leaky water heater can cause serious damage to your home. Note that some leaks might not be noticeable at first, so it is a good idea to check your water heater periodically to see if anything is leaking in the immediate vicinity. You should turn off your water heater and contact us immediately if you find a leak.
4. Is Your Water Heater Safe?
While modern water heaters have safety valves, an older water heater with a malfunctioning safety valve can be extremely dangerous. While the occurrence is quite rare, water heaters have been known to literally explode. Water heaters under high pressure can actually break through floors, walls, and even roofs. Defective water heaters can also pose risks of fire and even carbon monoxide poisoning.
If water is leaking from the pressure relief valve, please contact us right away to review the safety of your unit.
Rooter66 Plumbing & Drain Cleaning: Your Denver Water Heater Experts
No matter what the condition of your water heater is, we can help improve its safety and efficiency. Whether you need repair, installation, or a safety check of your water heater, Rooter66 Plumbing & Drain Cleaning can help.