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Water Heater Repair, Installation and Replacement in Kennesaw, GA

Don't suffer without hot water, and don't spend 10+ hours trying to fix the heater yourself. Call Guardian Plumbing right away, and get the best water heater repair in Kennesaw. We even offer emergency plumbing services in Kennesaw, so whether you have a leak, no hot water, or a burst pipe in the middle of the night, we are here to help. Get a transparent quote and the finest service in Cobb County from the plumbing company that is dedicated to bringing honesty back to our industry.

Signs That Your Water Heater is Giving Up

Recognize the early signs of a failing water heater, and prevent inconvenience and costly repairs when you least expect them. Inconsistent water temperature is often the first signal that you have a problem. If your hot water fluctuates or runs out quickly, the thermostat or heating element might have issues. Discolored water from the hot water tap indicates internal tank corrosion, and that leads to rust and sediment contamination. Strange noises, such as popping or rumbling, come from sediment buildup at the tank's bottom - these sediments will cause damage if not addressed.

Obviously, leaks around the water heater present a clear warning sign. Water pooling at the base or moisture on the tank indicates a leak, which requires immediate attention to prevent further damage. Additionally, reduced water flow from the hot tap points to sediment or mineral deposits clogging the pipes or valves.

We can't cover every possible sign of wear and tear on your water heater on our website, so if anything seems off, or if your hot water isn't reliable, call us.

Should You Fix It, Or Install a New One?

Will you cost yourself more money down the road by repairing your heater instead of replacing it? Do you really need to pay for a full water heater installation right now, when you've only had your current water  heater for a handful of years? These are questions that plague every homeowner, and we are here to help. The unit's age plays a significant role. Most water heaters have a lifespan of 8 to 12 years. If your heater falls within or exceeds this range and experiences issues, replacing it may be more cost-effective than ongoing repairs. The problem's severity also influences this decision. Minor issues, like a faulty thermostat or heating element, usually warrant repair. However, significant problems, such as a leaking tank or extensive corrosion, often require replacement.

You may also be facing poor energy efficiency with your current heater, and we can help you determine if you will actually save money over the course of a few months by installing a modern, energy efficient unit.

Common Ways a Plumber Will Fix a Water Heater

Every project is different, but we like to think that we've seen just about every water heater issue possible after doing this for 20+ years. Adjusting or replacing the thermostat is a common fix for temperature inconsistencies. First we'll want to make sure the heater is set to a standard 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. If the thermostat is defective, replacing it restores proper function.

Regularly flushing the tank eliminates sediment buildup, enhancing efficiency and prolonging the heater's lifespan. To do this, turn off the power and water supply, connect a hose to the drain valve, and let the water drain until it is clear. Replacing the heating element is another common repair. Plumbers will turn off the power, drain the tank, remove the access panel and the old element, and then install a new one to ensure the availability of hot water.

Fixing leaks involves identifying and replacing faulty valves, connections, or, in severe cases, the entire tank. Addressing water pressure issues might require cleaning or replacing clogged pipes and valves if we want to restore the unit to its original condition.

How Corrosion Happens in Water Heaters

You've read on our website about corrosion, and you've no doubt heard about water heater corrosion elsewhere. How does this actually work?

.Corrosion results from the interaction between water, metal, and oxygen. In water heaters, corrosion primarily affects the tank and its components. The tank's interior features a glass lining designed to protect the metal from water exposure. Over time, this lining can crack or wear away, exposing the metal to water and causing rust.

Anode rods, sacrificial metal rods placed inside the tank, play a crucial role in preventing corrosion. These rods attract corrosive elements in the water, sparing the tank's metal. However, anode rods degrade over time and require regular replacement. If not replaced, the tank becomes vulnerable to corrosion once the rod fully deteriorates.

Water quality also influences corrosion. High mineral content, common in hard water, accelerates sediment buildup and corrosion. Installing a water softener or using water treatment methods can mitigate these effects, prolonging the heater's lifespan.

Regular maintenance prevents corrosion. Flushing the tank removes sediment, reducing the risk of cracks in the glass lining. Inspecting and replacing the anode rod every few years ensures ongoing protection against corrosive elements. Professional plumbers provide these maintenance services, ensuring the water heater remains in good condition.

Get the Best Water Heater Replacement Services in Kennesaw - Call Guardian

When you call us, we will help you decide if you need to repair your current heater or install a new unit. We can even help you pick out a model within your budget, desire for quality, and other factors, and we can also help with tankless water heater installation in Marietta and the Greater Atlanta area. From simple thermostat replacements to full installations, call Guardian Plumbing today.

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