Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater Replacement’

Rust on the Water Heater—What It Means

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Run-down HouseIf you have a standard storage tank water heater, you probably know that rust isn’t something you want to see developing on it. Rust is the major enemy of metal that comes into contact with water, and it quickly weakens the metal until it turns useless.

The good news about rust on a water heater is that all water heaters are specially designed to resist rust and other types of corrosion. Proper maintenance for a water heater will make it unlikely for corrosion to appear until late in the unit’s service life. Below we’ll explain more about rust (and corrosion) vs. your water heater and what you may need to do in case it happens.

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Signs You’ve Got a Dying Water Heater

Monday, January 17th, 2022

water-heatersWater heaters are designed for durability, but they also do a tremendous amount of work in homes around the year. Compare the water heater in your house to the heating system you use to stay warm. You only run the heater during the cold months of the year, and it gets a long summer vacation. Your water heater, on the other hand, works almost every day. All that wear and tear takes a toll, and at some point you’ll confront a water heater that’s on the way out. At what point do you know it’s time to stop repairing your water heater and get a new one?

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Is This the Year for a New Water Heater?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

storage tank water heaterWhen it comes to our numerous home appliances, we all wish they would last forever. Unfortunately though, our major appliances like heating systems, air conditioner, plumbing components, and water heaters take on a considerable amount of wear and tear throughout the years. This means that eventually, they will need to be replaced. The problem is that sometimes it can be tough to know when exactly some of these appliances need replacement, particularly the water heater.

When you are ready to replace the system, or if you fear you need repairs—or even if you’d like to schedule water heater maintenance, you can trust our Palatine, IL plumbing professionals for the job. But given that your water heater is almost certainly hidden from plain view, we want to give you a bit of help in determining when it’s showing signs of failing.

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Is Your Water Heater in Trouble?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

closeup female hands under the stream of splashing water - skin care conceptNo matter what time of the year it is and no matter what the temperature is outdoors, there is one heating system you’ll always be using within your home—the water heater. It’s easy to take this appliance for granted, and the fact that you’ll get hot water from the taps whenever you need it.

Think about the amount of stress a water heater undergoes though—it works 365 days a year. Therefore, you can probably understand that you can’t expect it to work 100% free of malfunctions throughout its entire lifespan. At some point, you might need to invest in professional water heater services in Wilmette, IL, in order to have your system repaired, or potentially even replaced. Of course, it helps to know the warning signs that something has gone wrong with your water heater, which we’ve covered below.

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