Our Pearland plumbing service is called in for water heater repair so often that we have actually created a small sub team that handles it. Our Pearland water heater repair team has over 50 years of combined water heater repair service experience with tank style systems and are all trained in the newest solar and tankless water heater systems. While some plumbing contractors in Pearland will try to get you to upgrade your water heater no matter what is wrong with it, we'd rather that you get all of the use out of your current system that you can before going with something new.
While most tank style water heaters last about 10 to 11 years, a well-maintained heater can last upwards of 20 years. Keeping up on yearly maintenance, including sediment flushes, anode rodreplacement and inlet line checks can make all the difference between an inefficient, rusted out tank and one that could last you another ten years.
When you call in our Pearland water heater repair specialists they will do a thorough inspection of the entire unit, including the T&P valve, all pipe solder joints, the thermostat, the tank body and the heating mechanism. If there are any problems that you were unaware of, we will let you know ad give you an approximate time left on your tank. Some tanks will need to be replaced, there's just no other way about it. A tank with a hole rusted through it might be able to be patched for short-term use but one rust hole most likely means the entire inside of the tank is going to crack soon.
On the other hand, many tank style water heaters simply could use an insulator sleeve, pipe insulation and a thorough sediment flush to bring them back up to optimal working condition. This is far cheaper than purchasing an entirely new unit. Whatever the case, our Pearland water heater repair associates will make sure you are fully aware of the situation so you can make an informed decision. Call us for a water heater inspection today!