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Dodge County Homeowners: If Your Water Heater is Leaking, Don’t Go Cold Before Calling for Service!

You walk down into your Dodge County basement or lower level, and … splash. What’s this? Why is there water where there shouldn’t be?

 

The villain usually isn’t hard to find. Unless you’re facing an unforeseen, really serious plumbing problem, chances are the hot water heater is leaking. It’s inescapable. A water leak in the water heater happens to everyone in Dodge County eventually.

 

You might have even perceived signals. Was less hot water suddenly available? Did hot showers mysteriously turn cold? The water heater was transmitting a message.

 

If the water heater’s leaking, it’s not going to stop. Better call Kelly James Service, the water heater repair, replacement and installation specialists in Dodge County. They’ll remedy the mess and install a new water heater within hours.

 

What will the replacement be? Usually, it’s apples for apples. An electric heater is replaced by another. Ditto for gas heaters.

 

Before contacting Kelly James Service about your hot water heater leaking, note the capacity (in gallons), brand and height of the unit. Relay this information, so they bring a replacement.

 

Water heaters operate 10 years on average. Their lives are an endless battle against contents of the water they heat. High acidity, iron and calcium all take their toll.

 

Calcium is the biggest enemy. The mineral erodes a heater’s mechanicals. Even when using municipal water, a water softener is suggested to remove calcium.

 

Water heaters can experience other misfires. Gas heaters might have issues with the gas valve or burner assembly. Electric heaters can develop problems with the heating element or thermostat. All can be replaced. Dodge County homeowners frequently ask the question, are you better off just replacing the entire unit?

 

Some newer Dodge County homes have power vent water heaters, which might stop heating water for a totally different reason. Power vent heaters have a flame vapor sensor, which turns off the burner if certain flammables – such as paint cans – are detected nearby. These water heaters are recognizable by a top blower connected to a PVC vent tube.

 

Many Dodge County homeowners ask about tankless water heaters. These units sit on a wall and, instead of storing hot water, heat it on demand. Theoretically they create endless hot water. Their potential negative is cost. Adding one requires substantial new plumbing infrastructure, which adds up.

 

Can you increase the life of your water heater? Sure. Drain a few gallons from its lower drain valve twice a year. This action removes sediment accumulated at the bottom of the tank.

 

It’s smart to look over your water heater monthly. Watch for changes in its appearance or, obviously, leaks. If something looks changed, and it’s getting older, consider having Kelly James Service replace the heater proactively. It’s less trouble than facing a small flood!

 

Whether your hot water heater is leaking, shutting off, or just not delivering as much hot water as you want, keep one name in mind: Kelly James Service. Their promise is to maximize your hot water, and minimize unwelcome surprises … such as wet feet.

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