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Water Heater Services Based Out of Petaluma

Installing Quality Water Heaters in Sonoma & Marin Counties

We understand a water heater is a significant investment, which is a decision we do not take lightly for our clients. Therefore, it is a tremendous honor and privilege for us to be selected as part of your water heater replacement journey. Unfortunately, like every other home appliance, water heaters eventually fail. When that day comes, often times it is with a sense of urgency, and you need an experienced team, such as Roman's Plumbing, Inc. to help put you at ease. Our team is committed to installing your water heater with the utmost care, workmanship and professionalism. We are dedicated to ensuring it is performed to the highest standard and with the required permits in place. 

Why Does a Water Heater Fail? 

One of the most common reasons a water heater fails is age. Like other appliances, water heaters have a lifespan, and unfortunately, our clients are often surprised when it fails. For this reason, we recommend Roman’s Plumbing, Inc. qualified technicians out annually to inspect your water heater and provide the proper maintenance. This ensures a more proactive approach to your plumbing needs. Often times, we are contacted after a unit has leaked and caused damage to the home. This can many times be prevented. 

One type of maintenance is a water heater flush. This manages the amount of sediment buildup in the tank. This is one of the reasons water heaters fail.  When the unit heats the water, mineral deposits separate and settle at the bottom of the tank. Over time, this sediment accumulates, which can reduce the system’s efficiency and eventually damage it. Flushing a water heater once a year is the best way to prevent a water heater from failing because of sediment buildup. 

Additional reasons that water heaters fail include: 

  • Old age
  • Improper sizing
  • Corrosion
  • High water pressure
  • Internal rust 

Here at Roman’s Plumbing, Inc. we are proud of the personalized, professional services we provide for your water heater installation needs. What sets us apart is our commitment to pulling plumbing permits and meeting California Building Code requirements for an installation dedicated to quality and safety. Call Roman’s Plumbing, Inc. today at (707) 532-2433 or contact us online for your water heater replacement needs.

Water Heater Life Expectancy 

Water heaters typically last between 6 to 12 years. While water heater replacement is commonly recommended at the 10-year mark, the actual need for replacement may occur either before or after this depending on several factors.

Factors affecting the lifespan of a water heater include:

  • Quality of the water heater 
  • Quality of the water 
  • Proper installation 
  • Frequency of usage 
  • Periodic maintenance and flushing 
  • Timely repairs 


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Why Do I Keep Running Out of Hot Water? 

A depleted hot water supply is something everyone hates. Why do so many Californians have to deal with this issue all too often? 

There are several reasons why the hot water might be running out too quickly, including: 

  • Multiple appliances using hot water 
  • Old, inefficient water heater 
  • Insufficiently sized unit 
  • Broken dip tube 
  • Thermostat issues 
  • Sediment buildup 

In some cases, the best way to avoid running out of hot water is by installing a tankless water heater. Tankless models provide homeowners with access to an unlimited supply of hot water whenever they need it. Tankless users will also experience the benefits of a longer system lifespan and savings on energy bills. 

Why Does My Water Heater Keep Leaking? 

Even a small amount of water leaking from a heater can cause significant damage to floors, walls, and more in a home. Instead of just cleaning up the puddle of water and moving on, it’s important to discover why the water heater is leaking and seek a quick solution. Some leak causes, such as faulty inlet and outlet connections or malfunctioning T/P valves, may require a simple fix. When the leak is the result of corrosion on the bottom of the tank, however, it’s time to call a professional plumber to replace the water heater. 

Our water heater installers are here to advise homeowners on what systems will best suit their needs and budget. Once a quality model is selected, we make sure it’s installed correctly and set up for optimal performance. 


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