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McKinney Water Heater Services

Hot water heaters are an important part of every household. They provide almost instant access to hot water, allowing you to enjoy a hot shower or wash clothes and dishes clean. If you are finding that it takes forever for your water to heat up, you may need water heater repairs or a replacement.

The trusted team at Bewley’s Plumbing can help you get your water heater back into working order by offering quick and reliable repairs or replacement services. Don’t let cold water ruin your day and instead, contact our experienced team today!

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repairs

While the most obvious sign there is something wrong with your water heater is the lack of hot water, there can be other indicators that point to a problem. Knowing what to look for can help you recognize signs that your hot water heater needs attention. Here are the signs that you should keep an eye out for:

1. Leaking

When inspecting your hot water heater, pay attention to any signs of moisture or leaking. This is often the first sign of trouble and should not be ignored. A leaking hot water heater will not only result in less hot water being readily available, but it can cause your energy and water bills to rise.

2. Hot Water Is Constantly Running Out

Is your hot water not lasting as long as it usually does? Or, is it not getting hot enough for your needs? These signs are typically indicators that something isn’t working right or they may be early signs that your heater is reaching the end of its lifespan.

3. It Takes a Long Time to Heat Up

If you are waiting a long time for the water coming out of faucets or the showerhead to get hot, this is also an indicator that something may not be working properly. Don’t run late to work because your morning shower took too long to heat up! Instead, contact Bewley Plumbing to fix your problem. 

4. Strange Noises When Turning Hot Water On/Off

It is normal to hear some noise when your hot water heater turns on and off. However, these noises typically fade away in a few moments. If you are noticing rattling, hissing, or any other strange sounds coming from your hot water heater consistently and lingering about, there may be a problem with your system. We can help you find the source of the issue and provide solutions to get your hot water heater back on track.

Repairing Vs. Replacing Water Heater

Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever and that includes your hot water heater. Older water heaters may continue to run into issues as the equipment begins to break down. At this point, continued repairs will not be enough to save your water heater and will continue to burn a hole through your pocket. If your hot water heater is more than three-quarters through its lifespan, a replacement may be a cheaper and longer-lasting solution than constant repairs.

Signs You Need a Hot Water Heater Replacement

Age of the Unit: Age is one of the biggest indicators of when it is time to get a hot water heater replacement. If your unit is continuously facing problems and is over 15 years old, it is time to get the system replaced.

The Water Tastes or Looks Metallic: If you notice that your water tank has a rusty appearance or that your water tastes metallic, your water heater may be suffering from limescale build-up. This will eventually result in the whole system being clogged up and could lead to a water heater burst. Contact our team immediately if you notice any of these signs.

Low Water Pressure: Low water pressure could be a result of mineral build-up in your water heater system. This is important to check out if it happens to you. 

The Plumbing Team That Is There for You

Whether it is hot water heater repairs or a water heater replacement that you need, you can rest assured that the dedicated team at Bewley Plumbing will be there for you. We perform a thorough inspection of your water heater to ensure that we are making the solutions that are not only the best fixes to the problems at hand but also solutions that protect your family in the long run.

Once we have a clear understanding of what is causing the issue, we will provide you with advice on how to address the situation, whether that be repairs or a completely new unit. If you end up needing a new unit, we will help find the perfect one that will ensure your needs are met. Contact Bewley Plumbing today for more information on our water heater and plumbing services or to schedule your hot water heater maintenance!

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