Signs That Water Heater Repair is Necessary

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Water heaters are one of those appliances you don’t pay much attention to unless it stops working unexpectedly. There are several signs that indicate your water heater is not working as effectively as it should, and water heater repair will soon be on your to-do list.

Signs That Water Heater Repair is Necessary

  • Water leaking from your water heater is never a good sign. If you notice water dripping from pipes or leaking from the tank, it is time to call a technician. Water heater repair may be as simple as tightening connections, replacing a valve, or adjusting the pressure. Leaking from the tank can also be a sign your water heater is beyond repair and needs replacement.
  • Limited Hot Water. If it takes your water heater a long time to heat water, there may be an electrical problem. Build-up of sediment around the burner or heating element can also cause a decrease in the amount of hot water and is often an early warning sign that the water heater will need to be replaced soon.
  • Rusty Water. Rust-colored or cloudy water coming out of the faucets can signal rusty pipes or rust inside the water heater. Once your water heater has corroded, water leaks are soon to follow.
  • Accumulation of mineral deposits inside the tank can cause noise. A water heater repair expert can flush the water and clean the inside which will prolong the life of your water heater.
  • Fluctuating Water Temperature. Mineral deposits build up over time and may cover the heating elements. When caught soon enough, a water heater repair technician will most likely be able to repair or replace the faulty elements.

Water heaters typically last around ten to twelve years, but with regular maintenance, they can last longer. If you think you may be in need of water heater repair, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at Pure-Line Plumbing today!