Is your water heater up to speed?
There are a few signs that can show problems with your water heater. But you don't need to run out and replace it right away, it could just need some maintenance. Knowing the warning signs that something needs to be checked on your water heater could save you a lot of money in the long run. Most problems with water heaters are minor, and don't require a lot of time, money, or effort to remedy.
The first thing you might notice is cloudy or rusty water coming out of your faucet. If this only happens when the hot water is on, this means that there is some sediment built up in the bottom of your tank. This happens after years of use, and shouldn't happen with a new water heater. But don't be alarmed, it can easily be cleaned out.
Secondly, you may notice an increase in the amount of time it takes your water to heat up. If it has always taken a while, this might be harder to pinpoint. If not, you probably have one or both elements that need replacing.
Last, if you notice that the water isn't getting as hot as it used to, the top element of your water tank may need to be replaced. If only the bottom element is working, you will get lukewarm water instead of hot. If the bottom element is the one that needs to be replaced, the water will get hot quickly but won't last.
Routine maintenance is important to keep your hot water heater running properly. Small problems can turn into big disasters if they aren't taken care of in a timely manner. If you suspect any of these problems with your water heater, don't delay. Get it taken care of immediately and enjoy knowing that all is well.
Is your water heater in need of repair and maintenance? Call The Water Heater Medic, at (860) 896-3342 to schedule an appointment with our friendly, knowledgeable staff today!