A water heater will usually give your signs that it is going out or needs repaired. One of the main things that will happen is that your hot water is not hot anymore. Cold is good sometimes but not with a hot water tank. Other signs could be the hot water takes a while to get hot when it has been running for more than a minute. If your hot water has a nasty smell to it or comes out in short gushes when you turn it on, then this could be a sign that the hot water heater needs to be checked by a professional.
There are still more things that can tell you that your hot water tank needs to be checked and repaired. If you find water anywhere in the floor below the hot water tank chances is there is a leak somewhere. You may also find water going down the side if the tank which is an indication of a leak somewhere on the tank. When water is found there may also be some mold on the walls or floor around the tank. If you start hearing sounds from the hot water tank, such as clanging, cracking or banging, it is a good idea to get a professional out to check it right away. This also could mean that your hot water tank needs to be repaired.
These are the main items to be aware of when you feel that your hot water tank is not working properly. Stalling to have the tank checked can lead to more damage to the tank and the floor and walls around the tank. Stalling too long to have the repairs done can also lead to having to buy a new hot water tank.
Professionals are available to check your hot water tank for any damages and to repair them for you. They are trained to look for damages that are not visible and will do the repairs to help save you more.
Do you need to get your water heater looked at in the Blythewood area? Give us a call at 803-513-5749 and set up an appointment today!