A broken water heater can often go unnoticed until you have no more hot water for your shower. If you know what to look for, however, it’s often possible to tell when you have a problem with your water heater before it gets that far. Here are some signs to look for to determine if you need water heater repair:
- Fluctuating Water Temperature- While a complete lack of hot water is an obvious indication that you have a problem with your water heater, water that fluctuates between temperatures is also a sign that something’s up. An inconsistent water temperature could mean that your system’s heating elements need to be replaced, or that a buildup of mineral deposits is preventing them from working correctly.
- Low Hot Water Pressure- Another indication that you may need hot water repair is low pressure from your hot water. In addition to reducing the effectiveness of your heating elements, mineral deposits can also build up enough to impede the flow of water in your pipes, reducing the water pressure. This issue can also arise from a kinked distribution line or just poor design. In any case, it’s a good idea to call a plumber to assess whether you need water heater repair.
- Rusty Water- If you notice that something is different about your water, it could be a sign of a water heater problem. For example, if your hot water has flecks of rust, it likely means that there’s corrosion in your water heater. (Rusty cold water is also a problem, but in that case it’s probably not with your water heater’s fault.) Call for water heater repair as soon as possible to stop the corrosion before it can do worse damage.
If you notice any of these signs, call our team at Top Notch Plumbing Services Inc. for a professional assessment. You can count on us for all your water heater repair needs!