If you do not have a water softener in your home, you could have years of sediment in your water heater tank. That sediment can make it difficult for Water Heaters in Westchester County NY to function properly. A plumber can flush the tank and get rid of all that sediment for you. While many people do try to flush the tank on their own, it is a good idea to have a professional take care of that for you.
Sometimes you will not get a warning that you have a problem with your water heater. In fact, you may not realize you have a problem until the hot water runs out in the middle of your shower. Whether you have advance warning, or it goes out all at once, water heaters in Westchester County NY can be repaired or replaced quickly. Many people do not realize that their water heaters need to be routinely cleaned out and serviced. However, servicing those water heaters can help them last several years longer, which is a pretty big deal. Cassidy Plumbing Westchester County has the experience to take care of all of your water heater needs.
Even with routine maintenance your water heater can malfunction. Before you call a plumber it is important to check and make sure that it is not something simple, like a blown-out pilot light that is causing the problem. Simply take the cover off the front of your water heater and check the pilot light. You should be able to see the small flame through the opening. If it is not lit, you can follow the instructions on the panel and try relighting the pilot. If the pilot will not light after the first couple attempts, you will need to call a plumber to come out and find the problem for you.
If your water heater is more than 10 years old, you may want to consider having it replaced with a new energy efficient model. Your plumber will be able to help you select a model and tank size that will work best for you and your family. Click here for more information.