A broken water heater might not seem like a big deal until you have to take a shower in freezing water. The water heater works all the time, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Given how much more stress it has to go through, it’s not surprising that it will break down at some point. When your taps and showers no longer work, and only cold water comes out, you realize how important this appliance is.
In the event that you suspect that your water heater is malfunctioning, be aware of the following three signs:
1. Varying Water Temperatures
Do you ever notice that sometimes the water is as hot as you want it to be and other times it’s lukewarm or maybe cold? If your water temperature changes differently, something is likely wrong with your heater. Ask a professional to come to take a look and see what might be wrong.
Try to remember when you bought the water heater for the first time. If it is still relatively new, you can get it fixed, but if it is too old, it would be better to buy a new one. This keeps you from having to fix the appliance more than once, saving you time, money, and stress.
When only the parts that heat the water are broken, you can fix or replace them rather than buying a whole new system.
2. Strange Noises From The Tank
It’s totally normal for your water heater to produce some noise. However, if the noise becomes loud, pounding, popping, or cracking, you have reason to be concerned.
To find out what the problem is, contact a repair service and have them inspect your water heater. Too much noise can also weaken the structures of your water heater, causing it to weaken and leak.
If your water heater hasn’t leaked yet, you may have the repairman empty all the water out and clean the interior completely.
3. There Is The Development Of Rust
Rust is a tell-tale indicator of corrosion and might signal the presence of a leak. If you notice rust around the outside of your unit near the water inlet, it is likely that rust has also started forming on the inside of the tank. Unfortunately, there is no long-term solution for rust; therefore, you will likely need to replace your unit soon or risk water damage from a significant leak.
If you discover that your water is rusty, it might be a sign of a problem with your water heater or your pipes. Because rust is a sign of a leak, it is critical to replace your hot water heater as soon as possible to avoid an even worse disaster.
It’s always best to replace your waterheater before it breaks down. It’s one thing to need to fix something, which can usually be done when the waterheater stops heating.
To know if it needs repair or replacement, call an expert or reach us; we will help you! Just contact Scott’s Plumbing, and we will give you a range of alternatives to choose from so that you can find something that works for your home and your budget.