Is it Time to Replace Your Home’s Water Heater?

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Your water heater may be out of sight, but it should not be out of mind. If your unit is more than 10 years old, it is time to consider replacing it.  Units more than 10 years old are at increased risk for malfunctions. Water heater related failure could cause costly damage to your home.

Check the date. Checking the date of your hot water heater is an important step in home maintenance.  You should know the age of your water heater because it can help you decide when you should replace it, before problems arise. To determine how old your unit is, examine your unit for a sticker with a serial number on it.  The date will be coded in the serial number. Take note of the manufacturer and reference your owner’s manual or perform an Internet search to find information on your unit’s coding method.  If you are unable to determine your unit’s age, contact a Legacy Water Heaters.

Weigh the costs. Water heaters are inexpensive compared to the cost of your home.  Water damage from a flooded water heater can ruin carpets, dry wall, and wood surfaces and possibly promote the growth of mold if it’s been leaking.Legacy Plumbing Services Replacing an older hot water heater in your home is a great step in preventing costly home repairs in the future. It also ensures that your family will continue to enjoy the comfort of hot water. The average four-person household in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will use around 2,000 gallons of hot water every month. Beyond the luxury of warm baths, hot water is also used to pre it pare meals, do laundry and wash dishes.

Forgetting about your water heater until it stops working may be easy to do, but it can be a costly mistake. Legacy Water Heaters will work with you to make any repairs or replacements to your water heating needs.

As a family owned and operated business, Legacy Plumbing, Inc., brings over 20 years of experience to its customers in the North Texas community. Winning the Angie’s List Super Service award for three consecutive years, 2011 Frisco Small Business of the Year and 2011 Collin County’s Emerging Company, it is evident that Legacy Plumbing delivers outstanding services to meet all residential and commercial plumbing needs. Superior repair and installation services include: water leaks, drains, pipes, sinks, faucets, garbage disposals, showers/bathtubs, toilets, water heaters and sewer services. Learn more about Legacy Plumbing at .


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