Is Your Water Heater Boiling Burning A Hole In Your Pocket?


Are you tired of your water heater letting you down when you need it most?

According to the IBHS, water heater failure is among the top five causes of residential damage. 69% of such failures occur due to leakage or burst.

Here are a few signs to look for that will tell you when it’s time for a repair:

1. Age is not Just a Number!

The normal service period of a heater is between eight to twelve years. You may be lucky if your heater exceeds this time span, but it is exposed to a higher risk of fault. As a general rule, if your water heater is over 5 years old, check for leaks and damages on a regular basis.

2. Leakage

A leakage in your heater is a critical issue that should not be neglected. The internal leakage can release carbon monoxide gas into the atmosphere, resulting in poisoning.


According to the CDC, around 400 people in the United States die due to CO poisoning. Approximately 20,000 are taken to the emergency, and 4,000 are admitted into hospitals every year.

Turn off your heater in case of a leakage and call a plumber immediately.

3. Clogged Valve

The water supply coming in our pipelines has sediments of sand that settle at the bottom, causing the drain valve to clog. This fault can be identified with a popping sound as soon as the burner is switched on. This phenomenon of sedimentation is observed in electric and water heaters alike.

If the sediments keep accumulating, they may cause the valves to crack. Get your heater cleaned every year to prolong its life.

4. Your heater isn’t “Heating”

You are in the shower and the water heater stops working. Or you go for a shower in winters and get splashed with freezing water. Frustrating, isn’t it?

These might be signs of a defect in your thermostat or there’s a chance that the dip tube inside the tank is broken.

If you think your water heater needs repair, get in touch with us. We provide plumbing repair and installations, toilet installation and repair, water leakage detection and repair, and drain and sewer cleaning in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Contact us at 561-403-1500 before noon for same day service.

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