Does Rust on My Water Heater Mean I Need a New One?

Monday, January 4th, 2021

rusty-water-heater-old-houseYou probably know that the water heater in your house won’t last forever. But because the average water heater that receives regular maintenance can sometimes last for over two decades, it’s easy to slip into thinking that it’ll always be working for you and you won’t have to worry about it. 

Then one day you notice rust on the water heater, or a rusty discoloration appears in the hot water. Alarm bells go off in your head. Rust can’t be a good sign. In fact, it might mean the water heater is finished and it’s time to have a new one installed. 

But is this 100% true? Is a water heater with corrosion a water heater destined for the recycling yard?


6 Signs to Call for Repairs for Your Water Heater

Monday, February 17th, 2020

water-handsYou don’t want your home’s water heater to fail. There’s never a good time for this to happen. But you can help prevent a surprise water heater breakdown if you watch for warning signs the unit needs repairs. Not all water heater failures give off signs they’re headed for trouble, but most do.

Our plumbers are the experts when it comes to water heaters in Surprise, AZ. Below they’ve listed six common warning signs of a water heater in distress. Call them to examine your water heater if you notice any of them. (more…)

How Old Is “Too Old” for a Water Heater?

Monday, January 6th, 2020

water-heaterNobody wants to go through the trouble of replacing an old water heater. It’s a big project and costly, so homeowners will often settle for poor performance from an ancient water heater and high heating costs rather than take the step of calling a professional to install a new one.

But if you have an old water heater that can’t guarantee you hot showers and costs far more to run than it once did, it’s much better to say goodbye to it and have a fresh start with a reliable and energy-efficient new system.

The big question is “When is a water heater too old?” Let’s take a closer look at the answers. (Yes, there’s more than one.) (more…)

4 Signs Your Water Heater Needs Replacement

Monday, February 18th, 2019

water-heater-maintenanceWhen it comes to replacing a water heater, there’s naturally going to be some hesitance. For one, you may not want to invest in a brand-new appliance. And two, you may think that your current water heater is running just fine.

However, when that time does come, replacing the water heater is a huge favor to yourself. Neglecting to replace at the right time can end up costing far more in repairs and operational costs. That’s why it’s important to recognize the signs you need replacement:


Professional Plumbers Can Install a New Water Heater

Monday, December 25th, 2017

water-heater-installationYour water heater is one of the most important parts of your home: providing safe hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing simply by turning on the tap. Water heaters are usually placed in out-of-the-way spots in your home: the basement, the garage, a desiccated closet, or somewhere similar. They do their jobs very quietly most of the time, which means that serious problems have a way of sneaking up on you. (more…)

When You Absolutely Need a New Water Heater

Monday, February 6th, 2017

So, hopefully you’ve been treating your water heater with as much care as possible for as long as you’ve had it. Annual preventive maintenance, prompt repairs, and the like are all vital parts of keeping your system in good shape for as long as possible. Even if you have done everything right over the years, though, you know that there will come a time when you just have to replace the system. Sometimes, it’s simply old age that causes the system to eventually fail in its duties. More often, though, there’s a single identifiable problem that will either cost too much to fix, or can’t be fixed at all. It’s important that you be able to recognize when it’s time to install a new water heater in your home. (more…)

When to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last a long time, as long as you take care of them properly. However, even the best water heater wont’ last forever. Sooner or later you’re going to have to replace your water heater with a new one. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your water heater is near the end of its life. Otherwise, you may find yourself suddenly without hot water until you can replace the system. Read on for some of the signs that your water heater needs to be replaced. (more…)

How Often Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Water heaters are very sturdy systems. They have to be, in order to carry out their duties properly. Most water heaters are operating 24/7, in order to provide hot water whenever you need it. Though quality water heaters can hold up admirably under that level of strain, they cannot last indefinitely. At some point, you’re going to need to replace your water heater. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to have your water heater replaced. (more…)

Signs That You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Water heaters are remarkably sturdy systems, considering that they are almost constantly working from the time they are installed to the time they are replaced. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, though, you will eventually have to replace it. Water heaters can cause a lot of issues if not replaced in a timely fashion, including rupturing and inflicting water damage on the surrounding area. For that reason, it is important to have your water heater replaced as soon as you recognize that it’s nearing the end of its life. Read on to find out how to tell that your water heater needs to be replaced. (more…)