Important Facts About Water Heater Repair

by | Oct 17, 2016 | Residential


The water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. This one appliance allows your entire family the luxury of taking warm showers on a daily basis. It also provides hot water to clean your laundry and dishes. The water heater gets plenty of use and there will come a time when it will need to be replaced or repaired. The decision should be made carefully.


If your hot water heater is leaking check the source of the leak. There are hot and cold water pipes that are attached to the water heater. Check to see if there are signs of water dripping from the attachment area. If so, this could be a simple fix and replacement of the entire water heater is not required. However, if the water is leaking due to rust on the bottom or around the water heater, replacement is necessary.


How old is your water heater? Most water heaters last many years. Generally, if the water heater is more than eight years old you should replace it. Mostly because the amount it will cost to repair it will exceed the amount of purchasing a new one.


There are many components to a water heater. If your water heater is only a few years old, repairing it is most likely the best option. Check the warranty details to see if parts are covered. This will help save money on the repairs. Generally, if new parts are covered under the warranty, you will only have to pay for the labor costs and taxes if applicable.

Professional Help

The water heater can be dangerous if not handled properly. This is not a DIY quick fix project. You should contact a professional for further assistance. The technician will advise you if you have the option to repair or replace the water heater. Listening to the advice of a professional can save you time and money in the long run.

For example, if you choose to repair a water heater that is not under warranty any longer you will have an expensive repair bill. These repairs might only last a few months or one year. You will eventually have to purchase a new water heater in the future. This means you will have to pay for the repairs and later for a new water heater. The cost is like paying double or more.

If your plumber advises you to purchase a new water heater, take their advice. They are looking out for your best interest. As soon as you observe any signs of trouble with your current water heater contact Mokher Plumbing to learn more about your options.

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