Why do water heaters get a whole page? They are one of the most important parts of your entire plumbing system. If your water heater fails you may be left heating up bath water on the stove or standing in a cold shower. Hot water heaters aren't made to last forever, in fact, most of them last about 11 to 12 years. If you aren't in a brand new home, chances are you don't have a brand new water heater and you need to have it checked. You might need a new one and not even know it.
If you have rusty water, water that smells like rotten eggs or your hot water isn't very consistent you should have your water heater checked. These are just a few of the things that can indicate a failing water heater. Our Culver City water heater repair team has seen these symptoms time and time again in water heaters that have been neglected.
Rusty water is a serious problem that arises when the sacrificial anode in your water heater has failed and the interior of the steel tank is corroding. If the anode isn't replaced the inside of the tank will rust out and your water heater will need to be replaced. An anode repair will stop the rusting immediately.
A rotten egg smell in your water is a symptom of sediment build-up in the base of the water heater. This sediment is formed when the sacrificial anode deteriorates. Sulfur producing bacteria grow in this hot sediment and release the gas that travels out to the tap within the water.
Another sign that your water heater may be failing is that it doesn't produce hot water consistently. This is a sign that your thermostat may be malfunctioning or that your heating element is bad. In either case this can be a potentially deadly problem that should be looked at by a Culver City water heater repair tech.