Plumbing Tips For Homeowners

The Telltale Signs That Your Water Heater Is On The Fritz

Homeowners are always on the hunt to keep their maintenance expenses down. Why? Well, no one wants to spend money when they don’t have to – it’s as simple as that.

With this, a broken water heater is one repair you will want to avoid. So, if you know your water heater is having issues, then get it looked after right away so you can avoid a hefty bill. That’s right, what you put off today will probably end up costing you more down the road.

 DrainRooter Plumbing always glad to offer advice, and in this blog we will share the telltale signs that your water heater is on the fritz. Make sure you look after these warning signs and contact a professional plumber right away.

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Discovering water and moisture: When you find there is moisture on the ground, then this is an immediate sign that there is a problem with the water heater itself. And when you find water on the floor, then this is an indication that there might be a fracture in the water heater.

Discoloration in water: When you see brownish/rusty looking color coming from your warm water tap, it probably means there is a real problem with the tank. The tank may have rust inside it and this is why you are getting discolored water. However, before you panic and think you may need a new water heater, run your hot water a few more times as a test. If you continue to see brownish/rusty color in your water, then contact a professional plumber right away to get the problem fixed.

Unit makes noises: Another example that your water heater is having trouble is when it starts to make noises. Funny noises of sorts might just mean that some parts inside the unit are coming apart and require tightening. Another reason that your water heater is making noises may also be from the unit getting residue build-up and the tank itself is getting hardened.

Lack of consistent water temperature: If you notice that you are not getting consistent water temperature, then your water heater just might need a new heating element, or will require other repairs, or it may mean that it just need setting adjustment.

We are here to help and you can call on us anytime for your plumbing needs. If you have any questions on water heater repairs, then give us a call today.