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Do I Need a New Water Heater in Seattle?

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raymarkWhile some water heater problems indicate that it’s time for a water heater replacement, other issues will just require a simple repair. At Raymark Plumbing, we assist our customers in making the best decisions for their residential plumbing systems. If a water heater repair will be effective and lasting, you may not need to purchase a new water heater in Seattle. You can count on our plumbing experts to have the skills and experience needed to diagnose various water heater issues and to determine the appropriate solution. The problems listed below can usually be solved with a water heater repair or water heater maintenance.

Water Heater Problems That Can Be Repaired

Water Heater Leaks – Not all water leaks are worth repairing. If your tank is old and corroded, holes can develop, and you’re best bet is just to purchase a water heater replacement. However, if water is leaking from the relief valve, you may just need to lower the thermostat temperature or replace the relief valve. Also, if the leak is coming from the water connection, it can usually be repaired.

Rust-Colored Water – No one wants to see anything but clear water coming from their plumbing fixtures.  If this occurs, the anode rod inside your tank which prevents rust buildup may have fully dissolved. Luckily, this rod can be replaced by your local plumber. Sometimes discolored water is a sign of a more serious issue and you may need a water heater replacement or new hot water pipes.

No Hot Water – There are a variety of reasons that water heaters stop making hot water, and some of these problems are fixable. Our plumbers can look for issues with your thermocouple or control valve, or, on an electric water heater, your thermostat and upper heating element. Sometimes a replacement part is all you need to get your water heating working great again.

Water Heater Problems That Can Be Solved With Maintenance

Hot Water Odors – If your water begins to take on an unpleasant odor, you may have a bacterial infection in your water heater tank. Our plumbers can flush out and cleanse the tank to remove the odor-causing bacteria. This solution is often only temporary though, and you may end up needing an anode rod replacement or a new water heater.

Rumbling or Popping Noises – A noisy water heater is a sign that sediment has built up inside the tank. This sediment can shorten the lifespan of your water heater, as well as cause it to work inefficiently. This issue can also be solved by getting water heater maintenance to minimize the issue.

At Raymark Plumbing, we’re ready and equipped to perform water heater service on any make or model water heater. Give our Seattle plumbing company a call for water heater repairs, maintenance, and installations!

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