Replacing Your Water Heater After Water Heater Leaking

Replacing Your Water Heater After Water Heater Leaking

Water heater leaking in Minneapolis might be caused by a corroded heater tank. You can check the water supply connections to make sure they are snug and no leaking is occurring there, but if the leak is coming from the tank itself, the problem is most likely something that will require that you purchase a new heater. Unfortunately, because water heaters are mechanical devices, they will get old and eventually wear-out. The tanks corrode and split and when that happens, the cost to overhaul the tank would be much greater than the cost of a new heater.

The purchase and installation of a new water heater might seem mind boggling. If you buy one from a home maintenance store, you may be on your own as far as choosing which one to buy and whether you will replace your gas appliance or go with an electric one. Then you will have to figure out how to haul the oversized appliance to your home, get it down the stairs to your utility room, and hook it up. Remember, that before you install the new fixture, you must first remove the old one. And what are you going to do with your old heater? Do you have a vehicle large enough to haul it to the local landfill? All the frustrations of installing your own heater can be avoided by calling Roto-Rooter.

Roto-Rooter of Minneapolis employs dozens of experienced plumbers who are specially trained in the art of residential and commercial plumbing. With this education and experience comes the distinction of being experts on water heaters. We know about all the various kinds and how they are to be professionally installed. We can advise you what type you need that will supply adequate amounts of water for the number of people who live in your house and for the types of services that will need to be supplied. For example, if you have a water jet-equipped tub in your master bedroom that is frequently filled, you will need an oversized water heater that will provide enough hot water to fill the tub.

In the replacement of your heater, you may decide to go with something new and innovative. A tankless water heater, also known as an “on-demand” water heater, does not store the hot water until you need it. The hot water is heated when you turn on the faucet. Because there is no storage of hot water that requires the constant heating and re-heating of water, an “on-demand” system is highly efficient and will save on utility costs. If you find your current water heater leaking in Minneapolis, consider installing a new tankless system or one of the new hybrid models or heat pump water heaters that can now rival tankless heaters in terms of energy efficiency.

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