Tips for Replacing Water Heater When You Live in a Condo: Alexandria Plumber Explains

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Plumbing Leaks Are No Fun — Especially if You Live in a Condo

When you live in a high-rise condominium, many fear the thought of their water heater leaking.

It’s important to know the warning signs of a failing water heater and how to best choose a replacement heater for your Alexandria home. When you have neighbors living below you, the last thing you want is for your water heater to leak.

Your neighborhood plumbers from M.E. Flow specialize in water heater replacement for condominiums, and Bradford White water heaters are one of the brands we highly recommend.

If you’re researching and comparing prices for water heaters, check out the video below on why we trust Bradford White. A water heater replacement is not one-size-fits-all, so Bradford White is not the only brand M.E. Flow in Alexandria, Leesburg, or Winchester recommends and installs.

Condo buildings are unique in design, and space can be limited, so choosing a professional plumbing contractor should also be a consideration when replacing your water heater.

Researching water heater replacements?

Check out this video on Why You’ll Love a Bradford White.

The average life span of a water heater is 10 to 15 years.

Signs you may need to replace your water heater include:

  • Limited hot water
  • Increased water bills
  • No hot water
  • Water leaking from the heater

What can cause your water heater to leak?

Leaks from the bottom of the tank are typically caused by a buildup of sediment inside the tank. Over time, the sediment can cause a steel tank to crack and rust.

To avoid a tank water heater that will rust and crack, you could opt for a tank made of other materials and have unique liners built inside the tank.

Why Choose a Professional Plumbing Contractor for Installation?

  • They bring experience, education, and skill to safely install a water heater.
  • They know the local municipal codes that govern water heater installation and will pull proper permits.
  • They can help you get years of top performance from your water heater with regular service and maintenance.

Ask about installing an alarm device that detects water on your water heater. That way, your unit will automatically shut off if water is detected, saving you and your neighbors from costly water damage.

If your water heater needs a repair or you need a new water heater, M.E. Flow can help. We’ll deliver a quality product, and it will be installed by a professional plumber.

Call or contact us online today to get started. 

M.E. Flow provides plumbing services to many high-rise buildings in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Springfield, McLean, Ashburn, Tysons, and Reston.

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