Hot water heaters have became a luxury that we can not live without. Could you imagine not having hot water when you turn the tap? It would be awful. You should know the signs that your hot water heater is having problems so that you can have it repaired before it quits working.
If your hot water is coming out rusty or cloudy looking, you may have sediment buildup in the tank. It is a relatively simple procedure to clean it out. This sediment can also make the water heater smell awful. If it is allowed to build up, it could rot your water heater tank out. In that case you would have to get a new one. But if your water heater is gas powered and you smell something around it, cut the gas off and immediately seek professional help.
If your hot water is coming out way too hot, then it may need a new thermostat. If it is not as hot as it used to be then it may need a new heating element, if electric, or a new burner assembly if gas. All of these are pretty simple and quick fixes for a professional plumber.
Get professional help if you have an electric water heater that is leaking. Electricity and water can be very dangerous. If your heater is suddenly really noisy or the pipes suddenly start banging when you turn the water on, it can mean that you have a sudden increase of water pressure for some reason. Get it checked by a professional because if there is too much water pressure the pipes could blow apart.
These are just some of the things to watch for in you hot water heater. It is always better to be safe and if anything seems wrong have it checked by a professional. Most professional plumbers will come and check your water heater for a very low fee.
Is the water heater in your Columbia home in need of repairs? Call us at (803) 513-5749 and schedule a service call today!