Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater Repair’

How Your Water Heater Stays Rust-Free (Most of the Time)

Monday, January 8th, 2024

What do you do with a rusted water heater in Fresno, CA? Most of the time, you replace it. Rust and other types of corrosion on a water heater usually signal that the system is beyond repair because of age, leaks, or neglect. 

Fortunately, water heaters are designed to stay rust-free for most of their service lives—provided they receive the right attention with regular annual maintenance and prompt repairs as needed. Even though water heaters contain both metal and water—a combo to create rust—they have ways to keep that rust away.

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Does Rust on a Water Heater Mean It Must Be Replaced?

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

You never want to see rust or other types of corrosion appearing on important metal appliances or fixtures. It’s bad news because corrosion weakens metal and eventually causes it to deteriorate and flake away. 

Because a water heater is a mostly metal device that holds and circulates water, it’s in jeopardy of rusting. Thankfully, water heaters have special defenses built into them to prevent rust and other types of corrosion from getting an early hold on them. These defenses include the sacrificial anode rod that attracts rust to it rather than the tank; the expansion tank that keeps oxygen out of the main tank (corrosion requires oxygen to trigger the chemical reaction between water and metal); and a glass lining inside the tank.

Yet seeing that your water heater has rust on the outside can still happen. When you see rust on your home’s water heater, does this mean the water heater is finished? Is it time to call us for a water heater replacement?

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Why You Aren’t Getting Enough Hot Water From Your Water Heater

Monday, December 12th, 2022

Nobody wants to get up in the morning and discover that the hot shower that gets them prepared for the day quickly changes into a lukewarm shower … or even a cold one. It’s especially a trial during the winter days!

If you’ve run into a problem where your water heater is delivering hot water, but not as much as it used to, then you’ll certainly want to have something done about it. Below are five common causes of this problem that we can solve for you.

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Is Your Water Heater Beyond Repair? Let’s Help You Find Out?

Friday, June 25th, 2021

A water heater is a major purchase to make for a home, and nobody wants to replace their current water heater until they need to. The tricky part is understanding when that “need to” time arrives. We don’t recommend you continue to run and run an older water heater until it fails completely and breaks down. For one, that will leave you unexpectedly trapped without hot water and a longer period to wait until a new one is installed. For another, the dying water heater will waste tremendous amounts of energy as it declines and probably deliver less hot water than it used to.

It’s best to get in front of a water heater replacement by understanding when to have a new system installed rather than continue with water heater repair in Fresno, CA. We can provide you with some important info about when a water heater has gone beyond repair, but please don’t make a decision until you’ve worked with our team—we can help you find out when it’s time for a new water heater.

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Signs You May Need a New Water Heater

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

water-heater-leakingA broken water heater means an unpleasant day. People often discover they have a failed water heater in the morning after they get up, go to the shower, turn on the tap … and the water never heats up.

You don’t want to start your morning this way: not only will getting clean be difficult, but you’ll need to have the water heater repaired so you can take care of many other tasks that require hot water through the rest of the day.

The best way to fend off water heater failure is to know ahead of time your water heater is coming to the end of its life. We offer excellent water heater repair in Fresno, CA that can get water heaters over the bumps in the road. But when signs point toward a water heating system that’s almost finished, we recommend consulting with us about a water heater replacement.

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Weird Water Heater Noises and What They Mean

Monday, April 20th, 2020

water-heater-tankYou need your water heater working steadily now more than ever. And that means it’s more important than ever to stay on top of potential water heater problems and their signs. The faster you schedule Fresno, CA water heater service when you think something is wrong, the faster and easier the repair job will be for our professionals. You don’t want to call for repairs after the water heater has failed—you want to get ahead of the problem.

As with heating and air conditioning systems, odd noises are one of the ways a water heater gives off warnings that something is wrong with it. Below we’ve listed the more common caution sounds you may hear from your water heater. Call us for assistance when you notice these noises. We’ll find out what’s wrong and have it fixed.

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Does Rust on My Water Heater Mean It Must Be Replaced?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

rusty-water-heaterWhen water meets metal, there’s a chance for rust to start. Although water heaters are in danger of corroding, they’re manufactured to resist rust for many years. If you keep up with regular maintenance for your home’s water heater, as well as calling for water heater repair in Fresno, CA when needed, you probably won’t encounter signs of rust until the system is into its second decade.

But rust can happen. The conventional wisdom about rust on a water heater is it means the time has come to replace the unit. Is this always the case? Let’s look a bit deeper.

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Signs You Have a Dying Water Heater

Monday, December 30th, 2019

Old-water-heaterWater heaters are built to last for years without suffering leaks, corrosion, or drops in performance. But no water heater is designed to last forever. Depending on how old your current water heater is and how well it’s been maintained, you may soon find yourself needing to have the unit replaced.

Below we’ll look at common warning signs that you should make “install a new water heater” one of your first priorities for 2020.

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Detect Water Heater Troubles Early: Some Tips

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

water-heater-tankUnlike heating and air conditioning systems, there’s no “season” for water heaters. The average water heater does more work during winter, but it still operates almost every day of the year to meet a household’s needs.

This means that your water heater could start to experience trouble at any time. Regular maintenance can help to prevent this, but there’s no way to make any water heater 100% malfunction-free. We have some tips on how to spot early on that your water heater is having problems. That way you can schedule timely repair services with our team.

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