Water Heater Repair Eugene OR
Hot water is more than a convenience; it is also a comfort, relaxation and an important aspect of cleanliness.
Water heaters come in many different types and sizes. The most common forms of water heaters are the traditional tank, tankless on-demand, heat pump style and solar. Our professionals at Baxter Plumbing can help you choose the best type for your use and install the water heater for you including an exceptional warranty.
Maintaining a Supply of Hot Water
The location of most hot water heaters keep them out of sight, making it easy to ignore problems that may limit their ability to produce a supply of hot water. Their lifespan is usually about 10 years, but minerals and sediment in the water that a unit heats can reduce it. Signs of trouble with a heater include these:
- Metallic Tasting or Smelly Water
- Too Little or No Hot Water
- Rusty Water from Tap
- Sediment or Water in the Tank
- Shaking or Noisy Unit
- Water Leak at Base of Unit
- Rust and Corrosion on Unit”s Exterior
Detecting Unseen Causes of Problems
Lack of performance is a good indicator that a heater needs repair or replacement, but some problems are not visible to the owner. The heating element is the part that produces heat, and it may break after years of use. Sediment in the tank reduces its effectiveness, and the mineral deposits in hard water will damage this heating element over time.
A defective “dip tube” is often the cause of problems, making it unable to direct cold water to the bottom of the tank for heating. An incoming stream of cold water that mixes with the hot water on top produces a variation in temperature at the tap. Professional repair or replacement by our plumbers provides a safe return to a steady supply of hot water.
Taking Appropriate Action
Inadequate performance by a hot water heater does not correct itself, and it generally gets worse unless it is corrected by a professional plumber. Signs of problems are usually easy to recognize, and taking action that ensures a steady supply is the best way to eliminate any worries in regards to performance. Water heaters perform perfectly for many years, but they have a limited lifespan. Repair and yearly maintenance can restore heaters to their proper function if caught early enough, and if not a new one can ensure many years of excellent service.
Contact us today for an inspection of your home or businesses hot water heater. We understand that comfort, convenience and safety of your family and patrons is your utmost priority.