If you are in the Central Vancouver Island area and your water heater isn’t working properly, it will be difficult or impossible to wash your clothes, clean your dishes, or take a hot shower. However, depending on the severity of the issue, it may be easier and less expensive to simply repair a faulty unit as opposed to replacing it entirely.

When to Consider Repairing Your Water Heater

Repairing a water heater may be worthwhile if it is less than a decade old as they have a useful life of about 10 years. Therefore, making a repair could give you several years of production at a fraction of the cost of replacing it. For instance, the unit may not be working correctly because of sediment that has collected around the bottom of the tank.

Having the tank flushed and sediment removed may be enough to resolve the problem. We at Yellow Submarine Plumbing & Rooter can look at your water heater to determine what the issue is and whether it can be salvaged. Of course, if needed, we can also install a new unit to ensure that your home has hot and clean water for years to come.

When to Consider Replacing Your Water Heater

It’s best to replace a water heater that has been in place for more than a decade. Furthermore, you should strongly consider replacing a unit that has water pooling at the bottom of the tank as it is a sign of tank damage. Finally, you may be better off replacing a unit if the pilot light will not come back on as it is a sign that the unit is completely dead.

If you need water heater service, feel free to call us at Yellow Submarine Plumbing & Rooter right away. In addition to repairing or installing water heaters, we can also repair pipes, detect leaks, or install new faucets in your home in a convenient and affordable manner.

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