Signs your water heater needs to be repaired
A water heater is a crucial part of the mechanical system that keeps a household going. As a result, it's important to repair any problems that may arise before they get worse. This will ensure that the water heater will not have to undergo any major repairs, which will take a lot of time and money. This will also keep the water heater from having to be replaced prematurely.
One important sign that a water heater is failing is if the water will simply not heat up to the temperatures that it used to. A drop in available temperatures may indicate that the hot water heater is having gas valve or dip tube issues. A second sign is if there isn't as much hot water as there was when the system is first installed. This might indicate a problem with the heating elements or burner assembly.
A third sign that a water heater is in need of repair is if there is an unusual odor coming from the general vicinity of the heater. If the odor seems to be gas, immediately shut off the heater and seek professional repair services. If the odor is simply disgusting, but not of gas, the water inside the tank might need to be treated. Another sign that repair might be necessary is if pilot light is not working. This might be the result of a loose or broken bulb, or it could indicate more serious problems.
A fifth sign that a hot water tank might need repair is if the unit is leaking. A leaking unit can indicate that the water pressure is too high, or that the flex line needs to be replaced. If there is rust or other unwanted particles in the water that is coming from the hot water tank, that might indicate that the tank is corroding and needs to be replaced. Finally, a water heater might need to be repaired if, when in use, there are banging pipes or if the unit itself is simply noisy. Excess noise can indicate a sudden increase in water pressure.
Is your water heater acting up? Call The Water Heater Medic at (860) 896-3342 and let us take care of the issue for you.