The average life-span of a hot water tank is roughly a decade. You can help extend the life of your hot water tank by providing annual maintenance services. It is important for every homeowner to understand the signs that indicate when it’s time to replace your water heater. A water heater should be replaced if it shows any of the following symptoms:
- Failure to heat water to proper temperatures
- Rusted or foul-smelling water
- Unusual noises
Hot Water Tanks & Safety Risks
Water tank failures can result in explosions because of faulty installation or servicing by unlicensed plumbers. Neglecting your hot water heater can cause you serious injury and property damage. Explosions are rare but when they do happen, they can be devastating. Carbon Monoxide poisoning is also a potential threat of a water tank malfunctioning
Tips on Avoiding Water Tank Malfunction
For your own safety, ensure that your tank’s pressure relief valve is fully functional, and replace it if it’s faulty. Always keep your heater’s temperature below 120 degrees. Anything higher increases internal heat and releases scalding hot water which is dangerous. Contact a professional plumbing service to service and clean your tank at least once a year. Make sure that your plumber is a licensed professional.
Hot Water Tanks with Etchen Commercial Plumbing
Etchen Commercial Plumbing is a family-owned business that has decades of experience and licensing in the commercial plumbing industry. We serve Farmington Hills, MI, Westland, MI, Livonia, MI, and the surrounding Michigan areas. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is made very clear through our company philosophy and our online testimonials. We will check your entire plumbing system thoroughly for any safety hazards. We handle any type of water heater from electric water heaters to gas water heaters. Contact us online or call our Detroit location at (313) 794-2609 or our Livonia location at (734) 855-6336.