Water Heater Inspections

When was the last time your Water Heater was inspected?

Berkeys Water Heater Repair and Installation in Dallas Fort Worth

  • The Department of Energy reports the average water heater fails at 10.7 years, some tankless water heaters average a bit longer. 
  • Average cost of a sudden water heater burst is $4,400 plus insurance deductibles (usually 1.5% of the insured home value)
  • If your Water Heater(s) are in the Attic; the damage caused by broken water heater can be significantly higher (water damage to walls, carpet, ceilings, art, collectibles, etc.)

Symptoms of a Water Heater that Needs Attention:

  • Lack of hot water
  • Not hot enough water
  • Off-color water
  • Bad odors
  • Noises emanating from the tank
  • Leaking water

Note: Some of these problems may be occurring because of the contaminants in the water. That can be resolved by installing an in-line water filtration system. Berkeys Air Conditioning & Plumbing has a wide range of water filtration options for any home.

There are several items on your water heaters that should be checked regularly!

  • Visually inspect the water heater for leaks, rust or other problems
  • Temperature and pressure relief line – most important safety measure! 
  • Should be tested annually and REPLACED every 3 years
  • Check water emergency shut-off valve for safe operation
  • Anode rod – if checked regularly, can extend the life of the water heater
  • Water temperature – proper heating of water (too hot can be dangerous!)
  • Burner, venting and air flow – must be cleaned periodically for good combustion
  • Pan and pan drain – if the heater does leak, it is critical that this drain runs freely

Of All the Dallas area plumbing repair calls, a large number of them could have been prevented with some routine maintenance and inspections.