Water heaters are an essential part of modern life: providing safe, reliable source of hot water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing. Most homes in the area use traditional tank water heaters: those tall cylinders full of water, heated from burners below and ready to distribute to the various faucets and outlets of the home.
Water heaters do their jobs quietly and without fuss, and most of the time they’re kept in out-of-the-way parts of the home like the basement or garage. They’re effective and cost-efficient, which means most of us trust them to work while while we focus on more pressing matters. Unfortunately, that also means problems with them can develop just as quietly, and most homeowners are unaware of trouble with their water heater until the damage has become quite extensive.