Water Heater Services

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Extend the Lifespan of Your Plumbing Systems

When you need water heater services in Reading or throughout the nearby areas, The Plumbing Works is here to help. Since 1992, we have been able to handle all of your water heater installation, repair, and maintenance needs. Our team can help you determine the right water heater solution for your home or business and will then get to work carrying out your installation service. If you’re experiencing a problem with your unit, we’re happy to take care of the necessary repairs or full water heater replacement. Our technicians can even help you ensure a long lifespan and maximum efficiency with regular water heater maintenance.

Is your water heater acting up? Need installation or maintenance services? 

Give us a call at (610) 928-8860 today to find out how we can help!

Water Heater 101

What Causes Water Heater Problems?

There are various factors that can cause trouble for your water heater. If you smell a rotten egg odor coming from your unit, there is the possibility that you have anaerobic bacteria in the system, which can react with the aluminum and magnesium found in the heater’s water. This will inevitably produce hydrogen sulfide gas, which results in the rotten egg smell. This problem is quite common with well systems, whether it’s a shared or private well system.

Other water heater issues stem from whether or not they are gas powered or electric. With electric water heaters, you may run out of hot water quickly if the power has tripped. In some cases, the compartment where the chip is located can get wet, which may also cause the high power to trip.

How Long Do Units Typically Last?

The lifespan of a water heater depends on a few specific factors: the quality of the water supply, how well it’s maintained through the years, and other environmental factors that are unique to its constant location.

Traditional water heaters generally last 10 to 15 years. Tankless water heaters are known to last over 20 years. In any case, proper maintenance is important to ensure that you get the most out of your water heater.

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Water Heater?

Whether there is an issue with the internal parts or something completely unrelated, acknowledging a problem and searching out a solution as soon as possible is always the best choice. This helps prevent problems from worsening or possibly even creating new issues in the future.

At The Plumbing Works, we encourage repairs over replacements if possible. You should only replace your water heater if it is leaking or if it is aged and damaged beyond repair. If you need water heater services in Reading, including repairs or replacement, contact our team today!

Call us today at (610) 929-8860 for fast, reliable water heater services at affordable rates! Be sure to ask about our financing options and available discounts!

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