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Water Heater Failure: Why It Happens

Water Heater Failure: Why It Happens

It’s easy to take your water heater for granted until it stops working. It can be frustrating going without hot water, but like any appliance, water heaters fail at some point. Fortunately, you can avoid premature failure by understanding what causes it and when to call for water heater repair in Northridge, CA, from Roberts Plumbing Hydro Jet & Rooter.

Sediment Buildup

If you have hard water in your home, sediment can accumulate at the bottom of the water heater tank. This blocks water passages and impairs the efficiency of your unit, causing it to break down. Once you hear rumbling sounds from your unit and notice an unusual spike in your utility costs, it’s time to seek water heater services. We recommend flushing the tank every year to eliminate sediment buildup.

Old Age

Most water heaters have an average lifespan of 6 to 13 years before they begin to fail. If your unit is within this age, it may start to suffer from issues and fail to provide you with hot water. A hot water heater replacement is the best solution to this problem. We can help you find a more durable and efficient system so you can enjoy long-term savings on repairs and energy bills.

High Water Pressure

Your traditional or tankless water heater will quickly wear down if your water pressure is too high. When left neglected, it may cause your unit to burst, posing safety hazards to your home. Once you spot leaks from the water heater, seek professional help immediately. We may need to readjust the pressure to 80 PSI and replace the pressure relief valve.

Whether you need water heater installation or repair, you can count on the experts at Roberts Plumbing Hydro Jet & Rooter. We’re also more than happy to share more tips and advice on making the most of your unit. Contact us today to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.

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Roberts Plumbing Hydro Jet & Rooter

10201 Lindley Avenue #92
Northridge, CA 91325, USA

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