Our team at Anytime Plumbing & Solutions believes you deserve to be comfortable in your home, and few things make a bigger difference in your comfort levels than a working water heater. Not only is bathing and showering in hot water infinitely preferable to being stuck with cold, but hot water is also necessary for keeping your clothes and dishes properly clean and sanitary, which also affects your comfort. In this article, our team will go over a few ways to tell if you need water heater repair. If you notice any of these things happening in your home, we encourage you to give us a call right away to have our experts come check out your system.
- Lack of Hot Water– The most obvious sign that you need water heater repair is a lack of hot water. This could take the form of not having any hot water at all, but it could also manifest as your tank running out of hot water too fast. Running out of hot water in the middle of a shower is usually caused by one of the heating elements in your tank no longer working, resulting in less water being heated.
- Inconsistent Water Temperature– Another sign that you need water heater repair is fluctuating water temperatures. If you find that sometimes your water comes out as hot as you need it, but other times it is cold or lukewarm, then we recommend that you get your system checked out. This problem is often caused by mineral deposits building up on your heating elements, and will need to be addressed as soon as possible.
- Leaky Tank– A third indicator that you need water heater repair is water leaking from your tank. Not only does a leaky water heater tank create all the same risks of water damage as any other leak, but it can also corrode the outside of the tank. Also, the leaking hot water creates a safety risk, especially if you have pets, small kids, or there are any electrical appliances in the area.