5 Signs Your Hot Water Heater Needs Help
Although hot water heaters come in a varied selection of sizes and styles, they all have one thing in common. Eventually, every water heater is going to require maintenance. Most likely, they are all going to need a replacement as well. Here are five main signs that your water tank needs the help from our trusted Same Day Service technicians.
- A Consistent Lack of Hot Water
When you want to take a nice hot shower, there’s nothing as disappointing as not having heated water. Before you jump to the conclusion that your tank is broken, consider the circumstances.If you have a large family, it is possible that your tank simply can’t provide enough hot showers for everyone to enjoy, one after the other. Your solution would be to have a larger water tank installed. If you can’t get hot water no matter what time of the day or night it is, the tank probably needs to have the heating element or thermostat repaired.
- Odd Noises Coming from the Water Heater
If your hot water tank is making unusual noises, something is wrong. Modern water heaters are incredibly quiet, so any odd sounds typically meant that one or more of the tank’s parts aren’t working properly. If you hear crackling, creaking, hissing, or banging noises, call us for an inspection and evaluation of your system.
- Puddles of Water at the Base of the Heater
When you discover puddles of water collecting at the base of your water heater, you need to act quickly. Turn the tank off, disconnect the power, and call us to have a Same Day Service plumber out to your home. When the problem is a crack or hole in the tank itself, it cannot be fixed. If the leak is caused by a loose connection at the outlet or inlet, a plumber should be able to fix the problem.
- Discolored Water Coming from the Water Heater
If your water suddenly becomes darker, it is possible that the tank or one of its interior components has started to rust. When this happens, you’ll want to replace the tank with a new one.
- The Tank Won’t Release Sediment
Sediment collects in the bottom of water tanks over the course of a year. It’s important to drain this buildup at least once a year if you want the water heater to continue working properly.
Water heaters require annual maintenance to keep them in good working order. Even with regular maintenance, your water tank is likely to need repairs at some point in time. When this happens, you might also need to replace the tank.
Contact us as soon as your water heater starts acting up to minimize the risk of having to replace it.