Water Heater Repairs Cost Homeowners A Lot Of Money Each Year

Your average water heater costs between $300 and $700. The last water heater that I purchased was a 50 gallon natural gas water heater with a five year warranty. This water heater cost about $400 and who knows how long it's going to last.

Most of water heater repairs that cost homeowners big dollars are when the water heater itself actually stops working properly. Most homeowners will contact a plumber who is licensed in their state for replacing damaged water heaters and making the necessary water heater repairs. To replace the water heater, using a licensed plumbing contractor, could cost between 800 and $1800.

Like I said, the biggest expense for water heater repairs is the actual replacement of the water heater itself. Other problems include leaking water pipes or damaged water pipe parts. Normally there are two rubber washers that are located at each end of the flexible water heater supply pipes.

If one of these rubber washers becomes worn or damaged in any way, it wouldn't be a bad idea to replace the rubber washers or the entire water supply pipe. These rubber washers don't cost very much money, but can do tremendous amounts of damage to the water heater and the rest of the building that it's located in.

Here's a typical water heater repair that cost homeowners lots of money each year. A small leak occurs in one of the water supply pipes that is worn or damaged. The water leak works its way down the water heater, on to the water heater platform. Eventually, the water heater itself starts to rust on the outside and the water heater platform starts to collect mold and mildew.

Now, instead of making the simple water heater repair, the water heater itself is going to need to be replaced, along with the water damaged platform that it sits on.

The moral to the story is simple, if you have any water leaking from any pipes, they should be fixed as soon as possible. If you need to reread the sentence above, to lock this away and that thick skull of years, I suggest that you do so.