Hot water is under-appreciated in many households, and many people don't recognize the convenience until it abruptly stops while you're in the shower, doing dishes, or other hot water errands.
Many systems are very reliable and last for an approximate 8-12 years; the most common is cylindrical tank-type water heater that's fueled by electric or natural gas. The functionality includes not only heating water, but storing a supply for future use.
Common issues & Reasons for failure
Corrosion - Once rust begins to eat away at your tank, it should be replaced ASAP because major safety issues can arise if left untreated.
Leaks - Leaks can come from many different parts of of your water heater. Places that leaking can occur are from water lines, temperature & pressure relieve valves. If water leaks from the bottom it may mean that corrosion has occurred from age and it could be time to replace your unit.
Sediment Build Up - After your unit has been installed and ran for years, there is a possibility of sediment build up that originate from your water mains or from minerals that settle from heating the water to high temperatures. If left untreated, the buildup can weaken the bottom of the tank and speed up corrosion resulting in the unit needing to be replaced.
Leave it up to the licensed professionals at Mac Wilson Plumbing to isolate the issue at your home, and fix it properly.
Ready to take the next step? You can contact us for any Kansas City, MO or Overland Park, KS area plumbing service directly by phone at (816) 768-0700 or fill out our convenient form on the "Request Service" page.
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