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Hot water is an essential feature of any household, which is why you will not want to neglect repairs when your water heater is not functioning properly. You can also extend the life of your water heater and reduce potential problems that might warrant repairs by seeking maintenance check-ups with ARS® / Rescue Rooter® Indianapolis. Our technicians can ensure that you do not get stuck taking cold showers or washing your dishes with cold water by offering maintenance, repairs, and replacement with 24/7 emergency service available when needed.

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Common Water Heater Problems in Marion County

It is often the case that homeowners will not recognize problems with a water heater until faucets and fixtures stop producing hot water. When this problem occurs, there are a number of potential sources to consider. You may spot these issues on your own by turning off the power and shutting off the gas to inspect the water heater tank, or you might simply call a local ARS® / Rescue Rooter® plumber to perform the inspection for you. Here’s a closer look at the types of damage that may be identified when your water heater is not working properly.

  • Corrosion – If rust does get to the point of corroding the water heater liner, you may see leakage from the water heater tank, which can lead to more serious problems such as damage to floors and walls.
  • Sediment Buildup – It is not uncommon for sediment to accumulate at the bottom of the water heater tank, and left untreated, this buildup can cause serious damage. To remove sediment and restore proper function, a professional plumber will need to drain the tank and clean it.
  • Rust – Water heaters are outfitted with anode rods that attract corrosive minerals in the water that might promote the development of rust. When an anode rod has become worn out and needs replacement, rust can damage the tank liner and contaminate your water.


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What to Expect with ARS® / Rescue Rooter® Service

When you call ARS® / Rescue Rooter® Indianapolis, we will perform a complete inspection to make the right recommendation for repairs or replacement. If repairs will add up to more than half the cost of a new water heater or you have an older model water heater, we will likely recommend a replacement to save you money in the long run with more energy efficiency. To call us for service in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas, call (317) 390-5555.

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