Your water heater is one of your home’s most important appliances. Generally they can last for many years. The key is to have them receive proper maintenance periodically. It also helps if you can identify the signs your home’s water heater needs maintenance. The following are indications you need to call a professional to service your water heater.
Tank Develops Leaks: One obvious sign your water heater needs servicing is if it starts leaking. If you see evidence your water heater is leaking contact a plumber or water heater specialist immediately. They will have to turn it off, drain it completely and repair or replace it.
Water Heats Too Slowly: If you notice your hot water taking a lot longer than usual to heat up, you probably need to get your water heater serviced. Call a professional, they will check the elements and see if one or both of them need to be replaced.
Water Isn’t Getting Very Hot: If the water coming out your taps is tepid at best, this is another indication you need to call in a water heater repair person. This is a sign the top element in your water heater needs to be replaced. If the lower element fails, the water will get hot quickly, but run out just as fast.
Rusty Water in Taps: If you see rust-colored water flowing out of your taps, you should have your water heater serviced immediately. Rust-colored water generally means there is sediment on the bottom of your water tank and you need to get a technician to clean it out safely and ensure it is no longer a health hazard. The water heater tech will let you know if the entire unit needs to be replaced or if it can be cleaned well enough to be used without endangering health of you and your loved ones.
These are just a few signs your water heater need to be serviced. Simply contact a professional and schedule a visit. They will assess your water heater and let you know if it needs repairing or replacement.
Is the water heater in your Columbia home acting up? Call us at (803) 513-5749 and schedule a service call today!