Cold, Cold Water | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Cold, Cold Water | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

When your water heater doesn’t give you hot water, it’s time to call Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help.

When you got in the shower this morning, you were thinking about how glad you are that it’s Friday. You were also thinking about the Gasparilla Pirate Parade – one of your weekend destinations. But those thoughts didn’t last long once you got in the shower and were hit with an icy blast of water that never got warm, muchless hot. You guess it’s time for a new water heater but you wish you’d had a bit of a warning so you could have been spared a cold surprise. 

Actually, sometimes you do get a warning that your water heater is about to fail, but many homeowners don’t realize that’s what’s happening.

According to Angie’s List, water heaters that are dying will sometimes produce rusty colored water, or make noise, or have water around the heater itself. And, Angie’s List says, an important factor to consider is the age of the water heater itself.

“Generally, most water heaters that are more than 10 years old should be considered for replacement. If your water heater is in a location that will not cause damage if there is a leak, you can wait until it develops a leak before replacing it, but that really is not recommended,” Angie’s List says. “If your water heater is in a location that will cause damage to your home, you should strongly consider replacing it after 10 years” or replace it before the 10-year period if you see any of the above warning signs.

The best way to know if your water heater should be replaced is to have a Tampa Bay plumbing expert take a look at it. A plumbing pro can tell you whether something else is wrong – your temperature/overflow pipe is not working, for example – and can be repaired or if it’s best to replace the water heater.

For a plumbing pro you can trust, call the Tampa Bay plumbing specialists at Billy the Sunshine Plumber. Billy the Sunshine Plumber has been the Tampa Bay plumber of choice since 1924 when he first opened for business. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is open 24/7/365 in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. Days, nights, weekends, or holidays, Billy the Sunshine Plumber is always here for you. 

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