You might not spend much time thinking about your water heater. However, sediment buildup can be a problem for its efficiency, effectiveness and lifespan. At Wellbrook Plumbing, we’re ready to provide you with cost-effective water heater services. Here are some of the effects of sediment buildup in your water heater’s tank.

Heating Element Failure

Sediment buildup on the heating element interferes with its ability to heat the water in the tank. It will work harder, which will eventually cause it to fail. If you notice temperature problems with your hot water, you’ll need prompt water heater repair in Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON.

Rust and Corrosion

The minerals in the sediment may interact with the stainless steel water tank or the copper or brass valves. This can lead to rust or corrosion. If you choose a tankless water heater, you won’t have to deal with the risk of a rusted water heater storage tank.

Shorter Lifespan

Sediment buildup shortens the lifespan of a water heater. A typical water heater with a storage tank lasts for seven to 10 years. Sediment buildup could shorten that by a couple of years. We offer tank and tankless water heater installation.

Dirty Water

Sediment in the water heater could escape and cause discoloration of the hot water flowing from your fixtures. The sediment can also cause a bad taste and smell in the hot water. If this happens, our plumber is ready to assist you.

Wellbrook Plumbing is the go-to provider of reliable water heater replacement. We’ll help you choose the right type, capacity and features for a new water heater. We’ll also show you what to do to keep sediment out of your water heater’s tank. To learn more, give us a call.