Does Your Water Heater Need Maintenance?

Does Your Water Heater Need Maintenance?

Every residence contains a hot water heater. Knowing the signs of a malfunctioning water heater is essential in order to avoid the frustrating crisis of the unit going out completely. There are numerous signs that you may need to call in someone to assess your hot water heater.

With usage, sediment has a tendency to build up in the bottom of the tank on a hot water heater. When this happens, you will notice a rusty color to your water, or it may be cloudy when you run hot water. This can be rectified with a fairly simple maintenance procedure that is relatively inexpensive.

Hot water heaters contain elements that are essential for the water to heat up. If you are seeing a decrease in the hot water available or have no hot water at all, you may need to have an element replaced. Water can also get too hot. This can be a serious issue because flesh can get burned by water. When water is getting too hot, there's a possibly that the thermostat has gone bad and should be replaced. Whether you can't get enough hot water, or your water is coming out scalding hot, you should check the settings of your thermostat before calling in a professional. Mistakes happen, and sometimes the setting gets switched without anyone realizing it's happened.

One of the most serious issues is a leaky hot water heater. A professional should be called immediately to assess where the leak is coming from. Be sure to turn power sources off as soon as you notice the leak. Electricity and water are a dangerous combination. Worst case scenario, the tank may possibly need replacement but sometimes repair is a possibility.

If your hot water heater has hit its 10 year anniversary, you should seriously consider replacing it. The newer models of hot water heaters are much more energy efficient and will save you money, thus paying for themselves over time.

Is your water heater in need of repairs? Call The Water Heater Medic, your South Windsor water heater specialists, at (860) 896-3342 and set up an appointment with one of our experts today!