Four Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

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The last thing you want is for your water heater to suddenly stop working when you need to bathe, wash your hands, or do the dishes. Our team here at Pure-Line Plumbing wants to ensure that you can keep the hot water flowing with our water heater repair services.

Four Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

However, the best way to avoid needing emergency water heater repair services is to be able to recognize warning signs that something is amiss. Here are four signs that you may need water heater repair soon:

  1. Decreased hot water supply. If you’re suddenly running out of hot water halfway through your shower, your water heater is likely not functioning properly. There are several possible reasons for decreased hot water supply, so it’s best to consult with an expert to properly address the problem.
  2. Strange or unfamiliar noises. Rumbling, banging, or popping could be a sign that something is wrong with your water heater. The heating element could be contending with built up sediment and overworking as a result. Don’t ignore strange noises coming from your water heater.
  3. Puddles or other signs of leaks. Water heaters should not leak. They are designed to be entirely encased to maintain the water’s temperature properly. If you notice any water around your water heater, call a professional.
  4. Discolored, rusty water. Water heater tanks can develop rust and corrode over time. These harmful particles mix with the water and cause it to discolor. If your water has an orange or brown tinge, you may need water heater repair.

Water heaters last about a decade on average. If your heater is only a few years old, water heater repair can likely prolong the life of the heater. If you have any questions or want to schedule service, our team would be happy to speak with you today.