Your water heater is one of the principal appliances in your home. But you most likely don’t consider how much of your daily routine depends on the water heater until you need water heater repair in Hurricane.
Getting a hot shower, running your dishwasher and laundering your clothes are just a few examples of the home comforts that require hot water.
You likely won’t realize your water heater is deteriorating until you only get cold water coming out of your showerhead. If you’re aware of these cues, you won’t miss out on steamy showers.
If you see these six signs, it’s time to get ahold of the Experts at 304-760-5088.
If your water appears discolored, there is a good possibility that your water heater is deteriorating. This could produce contaminated water and loss of water.
Minimal noises are normal. If you hear distinct knocking, cracking or banging sounds originating from your water heater, it could be a warning there is a problem.
If residue has built up inside, your water heater may be less efficient. This could result in bigger energy bills and potential damage to your equipment.
Losing water is the most common cause of a failing water heater. If you notice water near your water heater, you’re more than likely dealing with a leak and could risk considerable water damage to your home.
Getting no hot water ever is clear evidence of an issue. But fluctuating water temperature is often overlooked as a concern. This could mean mineral deposits have developed and your heating element needs to be repaired or changed.
If you’re receiving nothing at all or minimal hot water, there may be a concern with the pilot light. If you’re not confident how to service this, reach out to the Experts at 304-760-5088 in Hurricane. While some homeowners can relight the pilot light without assistance, it can be dangerous if you’re unsure of the process.
If you smell gas, don’t try to light the pilot. Contact your city’s gas company at once.
The standard life span of a residential water heater with proper upkeep is 10–12 years. Even if your water heater isn’t having an issue, it could be at a greater risk of a damaging leak.
If you’re unsure of your water heater’s age, examine the identification sticker on the unit. This indicates the manufacturing date and serial number.
If your water tastes metallic, your water lines could be corroded. If both hot and cold water is rusty, the corrosion is probably someplace in your pipes.
If only the hot water is rusty, there’s a great likelihood the problem is inside your water heater.
You may also get rotten egg-smelling water, which is likely due to mineral deposits. Standard maintenance will assist in keeping them from building up and damaging the inside of your water heater.
When you conclude it is time for a replacement, the question becomes tank vs. tankless. Here are some considerations about the advantages of tankless water heaters:
Teays Valley Service Experts’s plumbing team in Hurricane can assist with repairing leaks, fitting low-flow fittings and suggesting cost-saving upgrades.
If it isn’t cost-effective to have a overhaul done, we can suggest a new water heater to meet your household demands and budget.
Call us at 304-760-5088 or contact us online to ask for a meeting today.
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