Water Heater Replacement Boca Raton, Fl
Water Heater Replacement and Installation Boca Raton, Fl
It’s a good idea, that you have your water heater check from a certified plumber to make sure there is no potential leaks. When a water heater becomes greater than 10 years old the chances of leaking are greater.
A water heater can leak and flood your house very easily. Flooding can cause mold damage if it’s not taking care of 24 hours after the flood.
Water heaters can be gas propane or electric. But as the years go by the tank can weaken depending on certain conditions. So it’s good idea to inspect the water heater before such a tragedy happens. When you’re uncertain of how to do the inspection please call a local plumbing contractor.
If the water heater has rust surrounding the bottom of the tank and the condition is rough it’s a good idea to replace the water heater. Sometimes you can actually see this rust leaking around the seams of the tank. This is another indication that replacement is necessary to avoid a flooding problem. Also when a tank is leaking it can have water flowing over an electrical connection which can activate electricity through the water leaking on the floor which could make a life threatening situation.
In some cases the outer skin of the water heater has no visual corrosion but the inside tank itself is leaking. The water has a tendency to leak from the very bottom. Keep in mind that when a water heater is as old as 10 years or more the energy efficient factor would be much greater with a new water heater.
Sometimes when you’re replacing a water heater the new law that has been passed about water heaters have to have a higher energy rating than the previous water heaters. The water heaters manufactured after 2015 of January need to have a higher energy rating. The energy rating is achieved by more insulation surrounding the tank.
The tank diameter could be larger than an inch and a half greater than the old tank which can make installation a nightmare. So what this means is that a person that had a 40 gallon water heater probably will need to settle for a 30 gallon water heater because the restrictions of the space needed to install the water heater.
Water heaters can be a virtual timebomb in condominium associations because the water heaters are located under the air handler in the apartment. The space under the air handler is so confined that being able to cut the water heater out is not a pleasant one, so the installation of water heater is prolonged for a longer period of time. Until the tank is in danger of bursting at any moment. The tank can bust open with any harsh movements.
Another nightmare of installing a water heater in a condominium association is if the shut off valve is holding correctly. A lot of the older condos have gate valves which are old and corroded and need to be replaced with a ball valve so that turning the water off is an easy operation.
If you have any questions about changing your water heater please call Hardenburgh plumbing at 561-968-0000.