Water Heater Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement in Encinitas

February 6, 2024

Living without hot water can make your life miserable. If your hot water heater isn’t doing its job, call 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration. We provide professional water heater maintenance, repair and installation to homeowners in Encinitas, CA and surrounding communities.

Common Home Water Heater Problems

Water heaters aren’t built to last forever. Over time, they can develop a number of problems that affect their function. Some common water heater related problems include:

  • You don’t have any hot water.
  • You don’t have enough hot water to meet demands.
  • Rumbling, popping, banging, and other strange noises coming from your water heater.
  • Water leaks.
  • Poor water quality, including rust colored water or foul smelling hot water.
  • How water isn’t the right temperature due to a malfunctioning thermostat.

These problems can be caused by numerous factors, such as corrosion, sediment buildup, a malfunctioning thermostat, loose connections, a faulty heating element, and more.

Regular maintenance, such as flushing the tank to remove sediment, checking for leaks, replacing deteriorated anode rods, and ensuring proper ventilation for gas heaters, can help prevent many of these common problems. If you’re unsure about how to address any of these issues, contact 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration. Problems related to electric or natural gas connections are best left to professionals with the training and equipment to safely address them.

Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Most traditional tank-style water heaters have a useful lifespan of between 8 to 12 years. Tankless water heaters can last longer, up to 20 years with proper maintenance. If your water heater is reaching the end of its expected lifespan, it’s wise to consider replacing it before it fails completely.

Here are some signs that it may be time to get a new water heater:

  • Visible rust or corrosion on the tank or fittings.
  • Persistent water leaks can be a sign of internal tank corrosion or a failing component.
  • Your water heater consistently fails to provide enough hot water for your household’s needs.
  • As water heaters age, they become less efficient, leading to higher energy bills. If you’ve experienced a sudden increase in your energy costs without a corresponding increase in hot water usage, your water heater may be nearing the end of its life.
  • Frequent need for repairs and maintenance.
  • Visible damage to your water heater..

Your First Choice for New Water Heater Installation

In addition to repairs and maintenance, 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration also installs home water heaters. If it’s time to replace your water heater, we can remove the old one and install the new one. We can also install new gas lines and connections, if necessary.

There are many options when it comes to selecting a new water heater – tank, tankless, electric, gas, etc. We can help you choose the right water heater for your needs and budget. Check out our website for special deals on water heater repairs, maintenance, and installation.

You can get in touch with 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood & Restoration through our website or call us at 866-437-0205 when you’re in need of professional water heater repairs, maintenance and installation in Encinitas, CA.