If you notice a spike in the utility bills for your Edgewater, Maryland, home, a leaking water heater may be to blame. There are times when repairing is the best option and other times where replacing your old, leaking Edgewater, MD water heater with a new model is better. Let’s talk about which option is better for your home.

Indicators for Water Heater Leaks

Though you may not hear or see a leak, there are other ways to determine a water heater leak. A common sign is a steep increase in water usage and water bills. In addition, if your water heater struggles to produce hot water, there could be a leak releasing water and straining your unit’s abilities. Lastly, the older your water heater is, the more likely it is to spring leaks.

When to Repair Your Water Heater

If your water heater leak is the result of a leaky pressure-relief valve or drain valve, then a simple repair should have your water heater in tiptop shape. A faulty pilot light is also an easy, quick repair. In any case, the sooner you call one of our technicians, the better. Professional repairs lessen compounded damage and reduce the necessity of replacing the unit, especially if it’s newer.

When to Replace Your Water Heater

If your standard water heater is over 10 years old, or your tankless water heater is more than 20 years old, then it’s probably better to replace and upgrade the unit. If the leak has been happening long enough that your water heater’s tank has corroded, then it’s also likely that your unit must be replaced. You should also pay attention to how frequently you’re scheduling repairs and how much those repairs cost. If a water heater repair costs at least half as much as a new heater, consider replacing the unit.

Wondering if your leaking Edgewater, MD water heater needs to be replaced? The foolproof way to know if your water needs to be repaired or replaced is to have a licensed plumbing technician inspect your water heater. Call Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391 today.

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At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
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  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
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