A water heater is an essential component of your home that’s used every day. From washing your clothes to washing your dishes and beyond, you use water more than almost any other utility. That’s why it’s imperative that you invest in your water heater’s ongoing maintenance to ensure it runs smoothly and reliably for years to come. While today’s electric, gas, and tankless water heater systems are more reliable than decades ago, they still may require repairs from time to time to function optimally and ultimately save you money on your monthly bills. If your water heater is acting odd or inconsistent with the quality of water you receive, contact our expert servicing team of licensed technicians. We have over 20 years of experience diagnosing, repairing and installing water heater systems, and we’ll ensure yours is working correctly in no time. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance
The average life of a traditional water heater ranges from eight to twelve years, and over that time it’s best to test and maintain your system to ensure your family’s safety and avoid paying rising utility costs each month. Even if you’re not experiencing a major issue with your water heater, it’s best to have a qualified technician come out and ensure all systems are working as intended. The benefits of maintaining your water heater system include:
- Ensuring your family’s safety by avoiding a relief valve rupture
- Increased water efficiency, avoiding mineral and calcium buildups in the tank
- Extend the life of your water heater
- Avoiding costly repairs and replacements
- Maintaining a full volume of water, ensuring sediments don’t block your tank space
With bi-annual tune-ups, you’ll be able to keep your water heater running effectively for decades without any major problems. At McCarthy Services, we’re happy to provide convenient and affordable water heater tune-ups that will ensure your peace of mind and save you from costly repairs down the road. Contact us today.
Water Heater Problems You’ll Want to Avoid
If you’ve gone years without having your water heater looked at, then you may experience some issues that can only get worse over time. Constant use without maintenance or servicing can allow tank erosion (rust) to set in, sediments to build up within your tank, and leaky valves and thermostats to quietly drain your finances by wasting water and adding to your monthly utility bill. Common water tank “red flags” include:
- Rumbling noises from your water tank
- Strong/strange odor from your water
- Lack of water pressure or heat
- Water leakage around your water heater
If any of these issues sound familiar, it’s best to give us a call. We can come to your home quickly, diagnose the problem, and get it resolved efficiently and at an affordable price. Don’t let your water heater problems grow exponentially! Contact our team of trained technicians and we’ll ensure your water is flowing perfectly.
Traditional and Tankless Water Heater Installations
We understand that every homeowner has unique needs and that the water heater you choose for your home should function effortlessly while saving you as much money as possible. With the advent of tankless water heaters, you may wonder whether you should upgrade your current water heater system or keep it as-is. With traditional water heaters, approximately 30-50 gallons of water is stored in the tank. This preheated water is used whenever you shower, do dishes, do laundry, or run the hot tap from your sink. The tank will refill as needed and the process continues.
With tankless water heater systems, a gas or electric heat source warms up cool water on-demand instead of storing it in a tank. While traditional water heater tanks cost less upfront and require less installation time, they can cause a higher monthly cost in your water bills. Traditional tanks last eight to twelve years (sometimes longer) and can run out of hot water if used in excess at one time. Tankless systems have an unending amount of hot water due to their ability to quickly heat incoming water flow and last over twenty years. Though tankless systems do have a higher initial cost, they actually save you more money over time due to less water being wasted each month. No matter what your needs or your budget are, we offer affordable and effective water heater solutions that you’ll love. Find out more by calling us now.
Our Expert Water Heater Repair Team
When it comes to water heater repairs, you want to rely on professionals who have a knack for diagnostics. At McCarthy Services, we employ only the most experienced, certified technicians, and we build on their skillsets with quality training and by ensuring the best standards of practice are always used. We utilize the latest imaging and diagnostic equipment so we can easily spot blockages and problems in your ventilation ducts, sewer lines, and more. We carry a wide range of quality factory-approved parts and we stand behind our work with our one-year satisfaction guarantee. When you need expert water heater repairs and installations in Fairfax, VA, contact us. We’ll strive to exceed your expectations.