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Water Heater Replacement in Lancaster & New Holland, PA

While a water heater that is well maintained can last 10 years or more, the constant exposure to water, sediment, and pressure will eventually cause the appliance to break down or fail. The best way to avoid an unexpected blast of cold water or flood is by paying attention to the warning signs that the unit may be past its prime and calling the professionals at The Witmer Company for expert advice and fast, efficient water heater replacement services.

Contact us to learn more about our wide array of services including water heater replacement, installation, and repair. Call us at 717-288-7163 to schedule an appointment today. 

Signs You Need Water Heater Replacement

The best time to replace your water heater is before you find yourself without hot water or there is major damage to your home due to flooding. Watch for these warning signs that a replacement may be imminent:

Old Age – With an average life span of between eight and 12 years, a water heater that is approaching the ten-year mark will likely show signs of wear and should be considered for replacement. To find the age of your water heater, locate the manufacturer’s sticker, which contains the serial number of the unit. The first three digits of the serial number will tell you the month and year that the water heater was made starting with a letter followed by two numbers. The letter identifies the month according to its place in the alphabet, where A stands for January, B stands for February, and so on, while the two numbers are the last two digits of the year—for example, 05 indicates the heater was made in 2005.

Discolored Water – Rust-colored water or visible flecks of rust are signs that the interior of the tank is rusting away. If this happens with both the hot and cold water, it may be a sign that your pipes need replacing, and you should call The Witmer Company for a more accurate diagnosis of the issue.

Signs of Corrosion – Visible corrosion on the exterior of the tank is a sign that you need immediate water heater replacement before there is a serious leak or damage to your home and property.

Water Leakage – If you notice signs of moisture around the base of the tank, there may be a breach in the tank or leakage from the fittings, connections, or overflow pipe.

Strange or Loud Noises – Banging, clunking, or other unusual sounds coming from your water heater may be a sign of an accumulation of sediment at the bottom of the tank. Regular flushing can prevent a buildup, which over time can harden and form a thick crust that may cause damage to the system components and the interior surface.

Water Heater Replacement in Pennsylvania

Whether you are considering a new tankless water heater or you would like to upgrade your existing equipment, The Witmer Company has you covered. We will ensure your new tank is sized correctly to meet the unique requirements of your household and install your new equipment to the highest standards for the ultimate in efficiency, safety, performance, and longevity.

Schedule Water Heater Replacement in New Holland & Lancaster

Since our company was founded in 1941, The Witmer Company has been providing top-quality products and services to homeowners in and around the Lancaster area.

Call us at 717-288-7163 to schedule an appointment for water heater replacement, or contact us online and let us know how we can help. 

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