Elmhurst Water Heater Repair
Know When To Repair And When To Replace Your Water Heater
When facing issues with your water heater, seeking the expertise of a professional plumbing contractor is vital, especially in Illinois and the Elmhurst area where state laws mandate a type 055 license for those performing installation or repairs. Water heaters, whether tankless or standard tank units, can be complex, and the repair or installation process involves potential risks. If you’re experiencing problems with your water heater or system in your Elmhurst home, timely action is crucial. Contacting a licensed contractor can help you avoid escalating repair or installation costs.
Water heaters generally require minimal maintenance, being mostly self-sufficient with only a small number of parts that can be replaced, such as the thermostat, FVIR device, and valves. Repairs for these replaceable parts are typically covered by manufacturer warranties, providing significant cost savings. However, if your water heater is leaking, repair may not be a viable solution. Leaking is often a sign that the inner lining has been compromised or completely rusted, indicating the need for a replacement. If your unit is under warranty, the manufacturer should cover the replacement cost; otherwise, it may be time to explore a new, possibly more efficient water heater. Unsure whether to repair or replace your water heating system? Reach out to our water heater repair and replacement specialists at Advantage Plumbing Heating & AC for expert guidance.
How To Deal With Flood Damage To Your Water Heater
Flooding is a common cause of damage to a homeowner’s water heater and other utility equipment. If you’ve recently experienced flooding in the area where your water heating unit is located, immediate inspection and possible replacement are highly recommended. It’s crucial to contact a water heating professional, even if the water damage is minimal. Assessing the extent of damage to your water heater without a thorough examination can be challenging. Loose debris lodged in the unit poses a significant risk to the system, potentially leading to combustion.
Maintaining your water heater is essential for everyday life, home sustainability, and the integrity of your pipework. To have a professional licensed contractor dispatched to your home to assess the damage and potential repair or replacement needs of your system, contact us today. We’ve been serving the greater Elmhurst area for a number of years, offering 24/7 service for all water heater emergencies. Schedule your water heater inspection today or give us a call at the number below.