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Is It Time For A Water Heater Service Or Replacement?

A hot water heater is a simple machine, one with few moving parts. As such, there is little to go wrong with it, but when it does, it’s impossible to ignore.

In general, hot water heaters should be serviced by a qualified plumbing service at least every three years, whether or not you are having problems or not. The reason for this is because there is an anode, or sacrificial rod inside the tank, which is meant to attract all the minerals which would otherwise cause corrosion to the tank itself. Depending on the mineral content of your water, the sacrificial rod will wear out over time, and it must be replaced before the tank itself starts to sustain damage.

There are tell-tale signs that your hot water heater needs attention, though. Is there condensation around the tank? Does the water appear rusty? There may be a leak in the tank or a faulty pressure relief valve.

Is there crackling in the tank? Do the pipes bang? This may be caused by a buildup of sediment at the bottom of the tank. If it smells like rotten eggs, you might have the additional problem of excessive bacteria buildup in the tank.

Conventional hot water tanks have a life expectancy of about a decade (on municipal water). If your tank is getting up there in years, be aware that nearly any mechanical issue will likely suggest replacement — new tanks are up to 20% more energy efficient and can save you a lot of money.

If it’s been more than a year since your hot water heater has been serviced, or you’re experiencing any of the problems above, call My Plumber San Diego at 1-855-410-2390 to get things fixed up right.

Can Tree Roots Cause a Sewer Line Replacement?

If you’re experiencing real problems with your pipes like foul odors and sluggish drains and you’re at your wit’s end trying to find the problem– perhaps the problem isn’t in your home. It may be outside it.

No homeowner likes to hear the words ‘sewer line replacement’ but that may be a real possibility. Only a plumber service can tell you for sure, but too often tree roots, seeking moisture and nutrients, can worm their way into sewer lines and split them open, causing sewage contamination and the need to replace the pipes.

The problem is more prevalent in older homes, not just because of the age of the sewer lines, but in some cases because older lines are made from clay. Modern PVC lines, however, do not weather and hopefully will never have to be replaced.

When you look for help with your problem plumbing in San Diego, look no further than My Plumber. We have thirty years of experience and a service record that can’t be beat. We offer a five year warranty on sewer repairs and a 20-year warranty on sewer line replacements. With a guarantee like that, you know you can’t go wrong.

But it all begins with your call. We’ll send out an experience master plumber to do a home drain line cleaning to ensure your problems are not within the house itself. We even include a complimentary video inspection in order to demonstrate that the blockages are all gone. That same video inspection equipment can then be used to inspect your sewer line and see whether tree roots really are the problem, and give you all the facts so that you know what to do next. With new technology always coming up you can be assured that My Plumber CA will have the best options for you. From trenchless repairs and epoxy coatings that can limit the amount of disruption in your home and giving a longer lifespan to your existing plumbing.

For dependable, expert service you can trust, call My Plumber today!