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The Importance of a Water Heater In Your Home

Imagine going to take a warm shower in the cool of the winter, or washing your dishes, but all that comes out is cold water. Or you need to wash your clothes in a warm cycle, but you can't because your water heater breaks down.

This is a common occurrence for many homeowners.

Far too often, homeowners fail to give their water heaters a second thought. That is until something goes wrong and they are left dealing with cold water.

This is a common situation and people forget to perform proper services to keep their water heater running at a highly efficient level. Typically, homeowners just don't fully understand the importance until it's too late and they need to repair or worse, replace it.

There are a number of steps you can take to keep your water heater running effectively, but at Before & After Plumbing and Drain we understand why it is so important to your home should be the first step you take.

What a Water Heater Does

In your home, you're going to run into a number of different situations in which you need hot water to get something done; washing clothes, doing the dishes, showering, bathing, and more.

However, this isn't possible without a water heater. When you need hot water, a pilot lighter is triggered, warming the water up and providing you with the hot water you need. Without this, your left with nothing but cold water.

The Impact On Your Utility Bills

If your water heater isn't running effectively, it can do more than just prevent you from having hot water. It could also impact your utility bills because you would have to wait longer for the water to warm up.

The more you have to do to create water, the more expensive your bills will be, making it imperative that you have a strong, quality water heater in your home that you can rely on to work when you need it to.

Repairing, Replacing, or Installing a Water Heater

It's not common for a home to not have a water heater at all. However, there may be situations in which a remodel is taking place and installation is needed. Most of the time, though, there is a need for repairing and replacing, but homeowners are not always aware of what may be best for them and their situation.

Here are some things that homeowners should keep in mind regarding whether to replace or repair their water heaters when they break down:

• The age of the water heater: If you have an older water heater, replacing it may be the best option to avoid further problems, but newer water heaters may only need small repairs to work effectively.

• The cost of the repairs: Some repairs may be minimal and it would be more cost-effective to simply perform the repairs. However, if the cost is exorbitant and you would benefit from spending a small amount extra on a replacement, this may be considered.

• How often repairs are needed: The more often you need repairs, the more likely you're going to continue to have problems. However, if your water heater rarely has issues, you can still perform repairs without having to worry about it breaking down on you again.

One of the most important things, when you have a problem water heater, is to know where to find a skilled and experienced plumber to help you fix the issue. This is exactly what you'll find with Before & After Plumbing and Drain.

Our Surprise plumbers have a reputation of providing the services homeowners need when they need them most. We work hard to give you peace of mind and get your home running like normal so when you need hot water, you don't have any problems.

Before & After Plumbing and Drain his accredited and highly rated, offers 24/7 emergency services, and free estimates because we know you never expect a problem with your plumbing. Trust that when you need us, we'll be there for you.

To schedule your free estimate, give us a call today and learn how we can help you.