Is your water heater in the apartment is relatively new, but still heating water poorly? Is hot water spent faster than it should be? Or do you hear cracking and buzzing coming from the water heater? All these things imply you have limestone in the water heater. If you experience any of these issues, you should have a professional at Matt’s Plumbing Services take a look.
Common problem for water heater’s failures
Presence of scale and sediment inside the water heater tank are due to the hardness of water. If proper maintenance is not done on the water heater, you could be looking at a costly repair in your future. Limescale can cause all types of issues and could put you and your home at risk.
How is limescale formed?
The limescale in the water heater is formed when heating very hard water. At the time of formation, the limescale connects to the heating element. Over time, the limescale became so accumulated that it affects the heating element’s efficiency. Additionally, if the scale is large, the working life of the heater element is drastically reduced. If there are noticeable changes on the water heater element, it would be a good idea to have it replaced..
How it affects water heater’s work?
People usually don’t know that there is a problem or do not pay attention to the signs that clearly emphasize that there is a problem with the water heater until its too late. Some of these signs may be that; the water heater heats water more slowly, the capacity of water has decreased compared to earlier, and the length of time it takes to heat water has changed considerably. By changing the water heater heating speed (longer period of heating time than before), the water heater consumes more power to heat the same or smaller amount of water (sometimes the warming time of the water heater is doubled). This is turn, creates colder showers and higher electricity bills.
What can we do?
In order to preserve a high degree of functionality and economy, our quality plumbers will clean the inside of your water heater to prevent the buildup of limescale for the period of 6 – 9 months, which falls within the domain of regular maintenance. It’ll preserve the capacity of the water heater, and increase the efficiency and economics of its work.
When you need assistance, Matt’s Plumbing Services is here to perform a full cleaning of your water heater. We understand how to properly diagnose limescale related issues and correct the issues so that they do not happen for the next 6 to 9 months.