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Repair or Replace? How to Tell if You Need a New Water Heater April 25, 2016

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Repair or Replace? How to Tell if You Need a New Water Heater, Anchorage, Alaska

If you’re looking for reliable, affordable plumbing and heating services in the Anchorage, AK, area, look no further than Arctic Chain Plumbing & Heating. They are proud to offer the community a variety of plumbing services, from heating repair, boiler repair, water heater repair, and invaluable advice about keeping your home in great working order. Arctic Chain Plumbing & Heating is owned and operated in Anchorage, so they know the area's climate, people, and heating issues better than anybody.

When it comes to water heaters, they’re experts. So, according to them, how do you tell if you need a new water heater or if it can be repaired?

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  • Age: Be sure you know the age of your water heater, whether that means checking yourself or having a professional check the serial number. That number contains the date your water heater was manufactured. If it’s more than ten years old, think about replacing it. Even if there’s nothing wrong, odds are there will be soon. It’s better to be proactive rather than wait until it springs a leak.
  • Rust: If rust is coming out of your faucets, you may need to replace your water heater. You might have rusty pipes, so let the water run for about three bucketfuls. If it’s still rusty after this, it's more than likely you’ll need to have your water heater replaced — if not, you may need new pipes.
  • Puddles Round The Water Heater: If you go to check your water heater and there is water around it, chances are you have a leak or fracture. Professionals may be able to repair your heater if it isn’t a major leak, but if this is a recurring issue, it’s usually worth it to replace it.

If you have questions about the condition of your water heater, don’t wait! Call Arctic Chain Plumbing & Heating today at (907) 344-2060. You can also learn more about the company online, and keep up with the latest tips and deals by following them on Facebook.

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